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On This Day in History:  October 7

October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 85 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
Illinois woman loses out on $50K lottery ticket after buying it with drug money. An Illinois woman will lose out on the proceeds from a $50,000 lottery ticket after a state appeals court ruled the government should keep the money because the ticket was purchased with drug money.
2015
Driven to death by phone scammers. Inside the $300 million a year lottery scam industry that is causing heartbreak, bankruptcy... and death.
2015
Fired Minnesota Lottery executive sues for her job back. A former senior executive at the Minnesota State Lottery who was fired amid a bout with alcohol abuse is suing her ex-boss and the state on claims she was discriminated against because of her gender and her chemical dependency.
2014
Arkansas Lottery marks 5th anniversary. With over 150,000 Arkansas students awarded almost half a billion dollars in lottery-funded Academic Challenge Scholarships, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is celebrating five full years of big wins and big opportunities as an engine for higher education and an educated, higher-earning workforce.
2013
Virginia man wins lottery for 2nd time in 7 weeks. Lady Luck's been looking out for Marvin Bouldin the past few weeks.
2013
Ohio man wins lottery, beaten and robbed at local bar. An Ohio man is in the hospital recovering, after he says he was brutally beaten and robbed.
2013
Oregon bartender's tip turns out to be lottery ticket worth $17,500. A Springfield, Oregon, bartender won big this week, when a Keno ticket given to her as a tip turned out to be worth $17,500.
2011
Arkansas Lottery fires second VP. The Arkansas Lottery has fired the last of three top officials brought in to launch the games two years ago, and the lottery commission's chairwoman called the move an opportunity for change.
2010
Elderly woman loses $300K to Jamaican lottery scam. An elderly Florida woman fell victim to a Jamaican lottery scam and gave the thieves close to $300,000 in a one and a half year period.
2007
Tenn. Lottery CEO claims recent errors didn't hurt sales. Three recent mistakes made by the Tennessee Lottery have not hurt ticket sales, the lottery's president and CEO said, but the legislator who led the effort to create the lottery questions the lottery's move to computerized drawings.
2004
Georgia Senate Candidate Proposes National Lottery. Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Denise Majette proposed a national lottery for education Thursday, saying schools are woefully underfunded and need a boost without raising taxes.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Rockets to $215 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $215 million, with a cash option of $117.3 million.
2004
You've won the lottery! Now what?. Here's some realistic advice on what to do if those numbers prove to be magic.
2004
Yonkers deli owner sells winning NY Lotto ticket. After months of praying daily for divine intervention to bring some money to the religious college he leads, Yoseph Lee instead sold a winning lottery ticket to someone else Saturday.
2004
First Penn. Lucky for Life Lotto Winner Claims Prize. Center Valley resident Donna DeMatos became the first winner of Pennsylvania's new Lucky for Life Lotto game.
2004
Poll: More than two-thirds of Alabamians favor lottery. A recent poll shows that more than two-thirds of Alabamians support a state lottery to benefit public education, which an overwhelming majority said is a high priority for them.
2003
Calif. SuperLOTTO Plus Ticket-Printing Problem. Due to a computer error, the California Super LOTTO Plus draw dates printed on tickets issued Sunday morning, October 5, 2003, incorrectly show the draw date for Saturday, October 11, 2003. The affected tickets are actually valid for the Wednesday's October 8, 2003 Super LOTTO Plus draw.
2003
New Minnesota Lottery Game: Northstar Cash. At 6 a.m. this morning, the Minnesota State Lottery launched the Lottery's newest Minnesota only, daily all-cash lotto game called Northstar Cash.
2003
Kentucky lottery advertising changed in response to suit. The Kentucky Lottery altered a promotional brochure's language after Ronald Hub sued to say winners are randomly selected, rather than the one-digit numbers being randomly generated.
2003
Auburndale Man Buys $14 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot Ticket. An Auburndale (Polk Co.) man's trip to North Florida truly paid off this weekend. While visiting relatives west of Chipley (Washington Co.), he bought the winning Florida Lotto ticket for the Oct. 4 drawing. On his way back home to Auburndale Monday, he collected his estimated $14 million jackpot prize.
2003
Lottery work moving ahead of schedule. The chief executive officer of the Tennessee lottery said yesterday that she is expecting upward of 20,000 applications for the lottery's approximately 300 jobs.
2003
Lynchburg couple ’in a daze’ at lottery win. James Featherston, 69, and his wife, Martha, both of Lynchburg, Virginia, won the $17.6 million Lotto South drawing held Sept. 17. They and their son, James Jr., were at Hotel Roanoke on Monday afternoon for a check presentation ceremony led by Virginia Lottery Executive Director Penelope Kyle.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$470 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2018
2.$282 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2018
3.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2004
4.€190 Million
US$208.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2019
5.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2005
6.€129 Million
US$179.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2010
7.€156 Million
US$174.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2016
8.€153.37 Million
US$171.79 Million
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2016
9.€119 Million
US$159.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2011
10.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2009
11.€111 Million
US$140.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2014
12.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2014
13.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2017
14.$108 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2013
15.€90 Million
US$100.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2016
16.€80 Million
US$100.29 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 13, 2006
17.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2016
18.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2003
19.$82 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2002
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2019
21.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2011
22.€61 Million
US$70.59 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2018
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2014
24.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2015
25.$64 Million
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Saturday, Oct 7, 1989
30 years old
1984
Sunday, Oct 7, 1984
35 years old
1982
Thursday, Oct 7, 1982
37 years old
1981
Wednesday, Oct 7, 1981
38 years old
1970
Wednesday, Oct 7, 1970
49 years old
1967
Saturday, Oct 7, 1967
52 years old
1961
Saturday, Oct 7, 1961
58 years old
1957
Monday, Oct 7, 1957
62 years old
1954
Thursday, Oct 7, 1954
65 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to 800.
2011
The second version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, version 0.1.1j, is released for Android only.
2008
Asteroid 2008 TC3 impacts the Earth over Sudan, the first time an asteroid impact is detected prior to its entry into earth's atmosphere.
2001
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
2000
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Hezbollah militants capture three Israeli Defense Force soldiers in a cross-border raid.
1998
Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
1996
Fox News Channel begins broadcasting.
1993
The flood of '93 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
1991
Croatian War of Independence: Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb, Croatia.
1988
A hunter discovers three gray whales trapped under the ice near Alaska; the situation becomes a multinational effort to free the whales.
1987
Sikh nationalists declare the independence of Khalistan from India; it is not internationally recognized.
1985
The Mameyes landslide kills almost 200 people in Puerto Rico.
1985
Four men from the Palestine Liberation Front hijack the MS Achille Lauro off the coast of Egypt.
1977
The Fourth Soviet Constitution is adopted.
1963
President Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
1959
The Soviet probe Luna 3 transmits the first-ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
1958
The 1958 Pakistani coup d'état inaugurates a prolonged period of military rule.
1958
The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
1950
Mother Teresa establishes the Missionaries of Charity.
1949
The communist German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
1944
World War II: During an uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down Crematorium IV.
1940
World War II: The McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
1933
Air France is inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of five French airlines.
1929
Photius II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
1924
Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes prime minister of Greece for a short period of time.
1919
KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
1916
Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
1912
The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
1879
Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the "Twofold Covenant" and create the Dual Alliance.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: Léon Gambetta escapes the siege of Paris in a hot-air balloon.
1868
Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
1864
American Civil War: A US Navy ship captures a Confederate raider in a Brazilian seaport.
1840
Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
1828
Morea expedition: The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force.
1826
The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
1800
French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captures the British 38-gun Kent.
1780
American Revolutionary War: American militia defeat royalist irregulars led by British major Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
1777
American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
1763
King George III issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of the Alleghenies to white settlements.
1691
The charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
1571
The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Ottoman Navy suffers its first defeat.
1513
War of the League of Cambrai: Spain defeats Venice.
1477
Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.
1403
Venetian-Genoese wars: The Genoese fleet under a French admiral is defeated by a Venetian fleet.
3761 BC
The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar.

Births On This Day

2001
Princess Senate Seeiso, Princess of Lesotho
1998
Trent Alexander-Arnold, English professional footballer
1995
Lyndon Dykes, Australian professional soccer player
1995
Lloyd Jones, English professional footballer
1995
Bram van Vlerken, Dutch professional football player
1995
Mathias Dyngeland, Norwegian footballer
1992
Mookie Betts, American baseball player
1991
Lay, Chinese singer-songwriter and actor
1990
Sebastián Coates, Uruguayan footballer
1989
Trent Merrin, Australian rugby league player
1988
Diego da Silva Costa, Brazilian footballer
1988
Lauren Mayberry, Scottish singer-songwriter
1987
Jeremy Brockie, New Zealand footballer
1987
Aiden English, American wrestler
1987
Sam Querrey, American tennis player
1986
Chase Daniel, American football player
1986
Lee Nguyen, American soccer player
1986
Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer
1986
Bree Olson, American porn actress and producer
1986
Amy Satterthwaite, New Zealand cricketer
1985
Evan Longoria, American baseball player
1984
Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer
1984
Toma Ikuta, Japanese actor and singer
1984
Simon Poulsen, Danish footballer
1984
Zachary Wyatt, American soldier and politician
1983
Archie Bland, English journalist and author
1983
Dwayne Bravo, Trinidadian cricketer
1983
Flying Lotus, American rapper, DJ, and producer
1983
Scottie Upshall, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer
1982
Jermain Defoe, English footballer
1982
Robby Ginepri, American tennis player
1982
Li Yundi, Chinese pianist
1982
Lockett Pundt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast
1979
Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor
1979
Shawn Ashmore, Canadian actor
1978
Alison Balsom, English trumpet player and educator
1978
Alesha Dixon, English singer-songwriter and dancer
1978
Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer
1977
Antoine Revoy, French comics writer and illustrator
1976
Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer
1976
Taylor Hicks, American singer-songwriter
1976
Gilberto Silva, Brazilian footballer
1976
Santiago Solari, Argentinian footballer and manager
1976
Charles Woodson, American football player
1975
Giorgos Karadimos, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Damian Kulash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Tim Minchin, English-Australian comedian, actor, and singer
1974
Rune Glifberg, Danish skateboarder
1974
Ruslan Nigmatullin, Russian footballer
1974
Charlotte Perrelli, Swedish singer
1973
Dida, Brazilian footballer
1973
Priest Holmes, American football player
1973
Sami Hyypiä, Finnish footballer and manager
1973
Grigol Mgaloblishvili, Georgian politician and diplomat, 7th Prime Minister of Georgia
1972
Marlou Aquino, Filipino basketball player
1972
Ben Younger, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Daniel Boucher, Canadian singer and actor
1969
Bobbie Brown, American model and actress
1969
Malia Hosaka, American wrestler
1969
Per Mathisen, Norwegian bass player and composer
1969
Maria Whittaker, English model, actress, and singer
1968
Thom Yorke, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Michelle Alexander, American law professor, author and activist
1967
Peter Baker, English golfer
1967
Toni Braxton, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1967
Luke Haines, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1966
Sherman Alexie, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker
1966
Marco Beltrami, Italian-American composer and conductor
1966
Janet Shaw, Australian cyclist and author (d. 2012)
1965
Genji Hashimoto, Japanese race car driver
1965
Kumiko Watanabe, Japanese voice actress
1964
Sam Brown, English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer
1964
Dan Savage, American LGBT rights activist, journalist and television producer
1964
Paul Stewart, English footballer
1962
Dave Bronconnier, Canadian businessman and politician, 35th Mayor of Calgary
1962
Micky Flanagan, English comedian
1962
William Johnson, German-English cricketer
1961
Brian Mannix, Australian singer-songwriter
1961
Tony Sparano, American football player and coach (d. 2018)
1960
Kevin Boyle, American historian and author
1959
Dylan Baker, American actor
1959
Simon Cowell, English businessman and producer, created The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent
1959
Lourdes Flores, Peruvian lawyer and politician
1959
Jean-Marc Fournier, Canadian lawyer and politician
1959
Brazo de Oro, Mexican wrestler (d. 2017)
1957
Joey Marquez, Filipino basketball player, actor, and politician
1957
Michael W. Smith, American singer-songwriter and actor
1957
Jayne Torvill, English figure skater
1956
Steve Bainbridge, English rugby player
1956
Mike Shipley, Australian-English sound engineer and producer (d. 2013)
1956
Brian Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1955
Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist and author
1955
Bill Henson, Australian photographer
1955
Yo-Yo Ma, French-American cellist and educator
1953
Linda Griffiths, Canadian actress and playwright (d. 2014)
1953
Margus Lepa, Estonian journalist and actor
1953
Tico Torres, American drummer
1952
Vladimir Putin, Russian colonel and politician, 4th President of Russia
1952
Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
1952
Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer
1951
Enki Bilal, French comic book creator, comics artist and film director
1951
John Mellencamp, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1950
Dick Jauron, American football player and coach
1950
Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian colonel, economist, and politician, 4th President of Tanzania
1949
Dave Hope, American bass player and priest
1948
Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist
1948
John F. B. Mitchell, English climatologist and author
1948
Stephen Rucker, American composer
1947
Chris Bambridge, Australian footballer and referee
1946
John Brass, Australian rugby player and coach
1946
Catharine MacKinnon, American lawyer, activist, and author
1945
Kevin Godley, English singer-songwriter and director
1945
David Wallace, Scottish physicist and academic
1944
Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1979)
1944
Donald Tsang, Chinese civil servant and politician, 2nd Chief Executive of Hong Kong
1943
José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player and coach
1943
Oliver North, American colonel, journalist, and author
1942
Joy Behar, American talk show host, comedian and television personality
1940
Bruce Vento, American educator and politician (d. 2000)
1939
John Hopcroft, American computer scientist and author
1939
Clive James, Australian television host, author, and critic
1939
Harry Kroto, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1939
Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Congolese cardinal
1939
Bill Snyder, American football player and coach
1938
Ann Jones, English tennis player and sportscaster
1937
Christopher Booker, English journalist and author
1937
Chet Powers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (d. 1994)
1937
Maria Szyszkowska, Polish academic and politician
1936
Michael Hurll, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1935
Thomas Keneally, Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist
1934
Amiri Baraka, American poet, playwright, and academic (d. 2014)
1934
Ulrike Meinhof, German far-leftterrorist, co-founder of the Red Army Faction, journalist (d. 1976)
1934
Julian Thompson, English general and historian
1933
Harold Dunaway, American race car driver and pilot (d. 2012)
1932
Joannes Gijsen, Dutch bishop (d. 2013)
1931
Cotton Fitzsimmons, American basketball player and coach (d. 2004)
1931
Tommy Lewis, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
1931
R. Sivagurunathan, Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and academic (d. 2003)
1931
Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1930
Curtis Crider, American race car driver (d. 2012)
1929
Graeme Ferguson, Canadian director and producer, co-founded the IMAX Corporation
1929
Mariano Gagnon, American Catholic priest and author (d. 2017)
1929
Robert Westall, English journalist and author (d. 1993)
1928
José Messias, Brazilian composer, singer, writer, host and critic (d. 2015)
1928
Ali Kafi, Pakistani politician (d. 2013)
1928
Lorna Wing, English autism researcher (d.2014)
1927
Al Martino, American singer and actor (d. 2009)
1927
R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist and author (d. 1989)
1927
Demetrio González, Spanish-Mexican film actor and singer (d. 2015)
1923
Irma Grese, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1923
Břetislav Pojar, Czech animator and director (d. 2012)
1923
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor (d. 2002)
1922
Grady Hatton, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2013)
1922
William Zinsser, American journalist and critic (d. 2015)
1921
Raymond Goethals, Belgian footballer and coach (d. 2004)
1920
Georg Leber, German soldier and politician, German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)
1920
Jack Rowley, English footballer and manager (d. 1998)
1919
Henriette Avram, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2006)
1919
Zelman Cowen, Australian academic and politician, 19th Governor-General of Australia (d. 2011)
1919
Georges Duby, French historian and author (d. 1996)
1918
Harry V. Jaffa, American historian, philosopher, and academic (d. 2015)
1917
June Allyson, American actress (d. 2006)
1914
Begum Akhtar, Indian actress (d. 1974)
1914
Sarah Churchill, English actress (d. 1982)
1914
Alfred Drake, American actor and singer (d. 1992)
1914
Herman Keiser, American golfer (d. 2003)
1913
Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1987)
1913
Raimond Valgre, Estonian pianist, guitarist, and composer (d. 1949)
1912
Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian architect and politician, 85th President of Peru (d. 2002)
1912
Peter Walker, English race car driver (d. 1984)
1911
Vaughn Monroe, American singer, trumpet player, and bandleader (d. 1973)
1910
Henry Plumer McIlhenny, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1986)
1909
Anni Blomqvist, Finnish author (d. 1990)
1909
Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian-American pianist and educator (d. 1995)
1909
Erastus Corning 2nd, American soldier and politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany (d. 1983)
1907
Helen MacInnes, Scottish-American librarian and author (d. 1985)
1905
Andy Devine, American actor (d. 1977)
1904
Armando Castellazzi, Italian footballer and coach (d. 1968)
1900
Heinrich Himmler, German commander and politician (d. 1945)
1897
Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (d. 1975)
1897
Thakin Mya, Burmese lawyer and politician (d. 1947)
1896
Paulino Alcántara, Spanish Filipino football player and manager (d. 1964)
1895
Maurice Grevisse, Belgian linguist and author (d. 1980)
1894
Del Lord, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1970)
1893
Alice Dalgliesh, Trinidadian-American author and publisher (d. 1979)
1892
Dwain Esper, American director and producer (d. 1982)
1889
Robert Z. Leonard, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)
1888
Henry A. Wallace, American agronomist and politician, 33rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1965)
1888
Edna Meade Colson, African American educator and activist (d. 1985)
1887
Jack Russell, English cricketer and coach (d. 1961)
1885
Niels Bohr, Danish physicist and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
1885
Claud Ashton Jones, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1948)
1884
Harold Geiger, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1927)
1881
Mikhail Drozdovsky, Ukrainian-Russian general (d. 1918)
1879
Joe Hill, Swedish-born American labor activist and poet (d. 1915)
1876
Louis Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1934)
1870
Uncle Dave Macon, American old-time country banjo player, singer-songwriter, and comedian (d. 1952)
1866
Wlodimir Ledóchowski, Polish-Austrian religious leader, 26th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)
1860
Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Greek general and politician (d. 1936)
1849
James Whitcomb Riley, American poet and author (d. 1916)
1841
Nicholas I of Montenegro (d. 1921)
1836
Henri Elzéar Taschereau, Canadian scholar and jurist, 4th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1911)
1835
Felix Draeseke, German composer and educator (d. 1913)
1832
Charles Crozat Converse, American lawyer and composer (d. 1918)
1821
Richard H. Anderson, American general (d. 1879)
1819
Ann Eliza Smith, American author and patriot (d. 1905)
1798
Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, French instrument maker and businessman (d. 1875)
1786
Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1871)
1769
Solomon Sibley, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 1st Mayor of Detroit (d. 1846)
1748
Charles XIII of Sweden (d. 1818)
1746
William Billings, American composer and educator (d. 1800)
1744
Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and politician, War Governor of Saint Petersburg (d. 1819)
1728
Caesar Rodney, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 4th Governor of Delaware (d. 1784)
1713
Granville Elliott, English general (d. 1759)
1635
Roger de Piles, French painter (d. 1709)
1597
Captain John Underhill, English settler and soldier (d. 1672)
1591
Pierre Le Muet, French architect (d. 1669)
1589
Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria (d. 1631)
1586
Isaac Massa, Dutch diplomat (d. 1643)
1576
John Marston, English poet and playwright (d. 1634)
1573
William Laud, English archbishop and academic (d. 1645)
1482
Ernest, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (d. 1553)
1474
Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden (d. 1536)
1471
Frederick I of Denmark (d. 1533)
1409
Elizabeth of Luxembourg (d. 1442)
1301
Grand Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (d. 1339)
13 BC
Drusus Julius Caesar, Roman politician (d. 23 AD)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Ross Higgins, Australian actor, comedian (b. 1930)
2015
Harry Gallatin, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)
2015
Hossein Hamadani, Iranian general (b. 1951)
2015
W. R. Mitchell, English journalist and author (b. 1928)
2015
Jurelang Zedkaia, Marshallese politician, 5th President of the Marshall Islands (b. 1950)
2014
Nika Kiladze, Georgian footballer (b. 1988)
2014
Siegfried Lenz, Polish-German author and playwright (b. 1926)
2014
Iva Withers, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1917)
2013
Mick Buckley, English footballer (b. 1953)
2013
Patrice Chéreau, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2013
David E. Jeremiah, American admiral (b. 1934)
2013
Leandro Mendoza, Filipino police officer and politician, 36th Executive Secretary of the Philippines (b. 1946)
2013
Joe Rogers, American lawyer and politician, 45th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (b. 1964)
2012
Mervyn M. Dymally, Trinidadian-American politician, 41st Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1926)
2012
Ivo Michiels, Belgian-French author and poet (b. 1923)
2012
Wiley Reed, American-Australian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)
2011
Ramiz Alia, Albanian politician, 1st President of Albania (b. 1925)
2011
Andrew Laszlo, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1926)
2010
T Lavitz, American keyboard player, composer, and producer (b. 1956)
2010
Milka Planinc, Croatian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1924)
2009
Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
2007
Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)
2007
George E. Sangmeister, American lawyer and politician (b. 1931)
2006
Julen Goikoetxea, Spanish cyclist (b. 1985)
2006
Anna Politkovskaya, American-Russian journalist and activist (b. 1958)
2005
Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (b. 1949)
2004
Tony Lanfranchi, English race car driver (b. 1935)
2003
Izzy Asper, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
2003
Arthur Berger, American composer and educator (b. 1912)
2002
Pierangelo Bertoli, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
2001
Herblock, American cartoonist and author (b. 1909)
2001
Christopher Adams, English-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1955)
2001
Roger Gaudry, Canadian chemist and businessman (b. 1913)
1998
Cees de Vreugd, Dutch strongman and weightlifter (b. 1952)
1996
Lou Lichtveld, Surinamese-Dutch author, playwright, and politician (b. 1903)
1995
Ivan Hutchinson, Australian film critic and author (b. 1928)
1995
Olga Taussky-Todd, Austrian-Czech-American mathematician, attendant of the Vienna Circle (b. 1906)
1994
Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish-English physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1993
Cyril Cusack, South African-born Irish actor (b. 1910)
1992
Allan Bloom, American philosopher and educator (b. 1930)
1992
Babu Karam Singh Bal, Indian businessman and politician (b.1927)
1991
Harry W. Brown, American colonel and pilot (b. 1921)
1991
Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (b. 1905)
1991
Darren Millane, Australian footballer (b. 1965)
1990
Beatrice Hutton, Australian architect (b. 1893)
1985
Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1904)
1983
George O. Abell, American astronomer, professor at UCLA, science popularizer, and skeptic (b. 1927)
1970
Alphonse-Marie Parent, Canadian priest and academic (b. 1906)
1969
Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
1967
Norman Angell, English journalist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)
1966
Grigoris Asikis, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1890)
1959
Mario Lanza, American tenor and actor (b. 1921)
1956
Clarence Birdseye, American businessman, founded Birds Eye (b. 1886)
1951
Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips (b. 1874)
1950
Willis Haviland Carrier, American engineer (b. 1876)
1944
Helmut Lent, German colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
1943
Radclyffe Hall, English author and poet (b. 1880)
1939
Harvey Williams Cushing, American neurosurgeon and academic (b. 1869)
1933
Alexander Peacock, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Victoria (b. 1861)
1926
Emil Kraepelin, German psychologist and academic (b. 1856)
1925
Christy Mathewson, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)
1919
Alfred Deakin, Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
1911
John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist and physician (b. 1835)
1906
Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, 18th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
1904
Isabella Bird, English historian and explorer (b. 1831)
1903
Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician and academic (b. 1832)
1894
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician, author, and poet (b. 1809)
1884
Bernard Petitjean, French Roman Catholic missionary to Japan (b. 1829)
1849
Edgar Allan Poe, American short story writer, poet, and critic (b. 1809)
1796
Thomas Reid, Scottish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1710)
1793
Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician, President of the Board of Trade (b. 1718)
1792
George Mason, American lawyer and politician (b. 1725)
1787
Henry Muhlenberg, German-American pastor and missionary (b. 1711)
1772
John Woolman, American preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
1708
Guru Gobind Singh, Indian 10th Sikh guru (b. 1666)
1653
Fausto Poli, Italian cardinal (b. 1581)
1651
Jacques Sirmond, French scholar (b. 1559)
1637
Victor Amadeus I, duke of Savoy (b. 1587)
1620
Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish-Lithuanian commander (b. 1547)
1612
Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian poet, playwright, and diplomat (b. 1538)
1577
George Gascoigne, English soldier, courtier, and poet (b. 1535)
1571
Sufi Ali Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, Ottoman Governor of Egypt
1571
Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Danish queen consort of Christian III of Denmark (b. 1511)
1553
Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (b. 1500)
1468
Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Italian nobleman (b. 1417)
1461
Jean Poton de Xaintrailles, follower of Joan of Arc (b. c. 1390)
1368
Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Belgian-English politician (b. 1338)
1363
Eleanor de Bohun, English noblewoman (b. 1304)
1259
Ezzelino III da Romano, Italian ruler
1242
Juntoku, Japanese emperor (b. 1197)
988
Qian Chu, king of Wuyue (b. 929)
951
Shi Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (b. 919)
951
Xiao, Chinese Khitan empress dowager
951
Zhen, Chinese Khitan empress consort
950
Li, Chinese empress consort
929
Charles the Simple, French king (b. 879)
858
Montoku, Japanese emperor (b. 826)
336
Mark, pope of the Catholic Church

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