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On This Day in History:  September 10

September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 112 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Missouri couple claim their second major lottery prize. A Missouri couple who won a $3.7 million lottery prize in 2007 saw their luck heat up a second time last week, narrowly missing out on another multi-million dollar prize.
2018
Last defendant in Jamaican lottery scam case going to trial. A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job goes on trial in federal court in North Dakota this week.
2018
Oregon Lottery glitch in July made all Keno tickets losers. The Oregon Lottery's Keno game turned sour in the early morning hours of July 23, when scanners read all Keno tickets as losers, even when they weren't.
2017
Florida Lottery temporarily suspends daily drawings. An executive order issued Sunday by Gov. Rick Scott has temporarily suspended Florida Lottery drawings as Hurricane Irma bears down on the state.
2016
RI man nearly throws away $50,000 Powerball ticket. A Rhode Island man nearly threw out a $50,000 winning lottery ticket he bought months earlier.
2015
Illinois lottery winners file class-action lawsuit against state. A pair of lottery winners have filed a federal lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery, which still is selling tickets despite its inability to pay prizes greater than $25,000 until state lawmakers pass a budget.
2014
Illinois Lottery cancels My3 game. Illinois lottery officials, acting on the recommendation of its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, announced Tuesday they are removing My3 from its draw game portfolio.
2013
Convicted murderer Dee Dee Moore denies killing lotto winner. Dee Dee Moore, the woman who was convicted of murdering Florida lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, said in an interview from prison that she was not guilty and blamed her legal team for her guilty verdict.
2011
$107 million lottery winner turns out to be son of Marriott president. The 25 year-old winner of a $107 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, about whom Lottery Post reported in August, is now revealed to be the son of the Marriott hotels president.
2010
Arkansas Lottery director survives attempted ouster. The director of the Arkansas Lottery survived an attempt this week to oust him from his job.
2010
Decision on privatizing Illinois Lottery 'within days'. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn could select a private firm to manage the Illinois State Lottery as soon as next week, but some lawmakers would rather keep the lottery under state government.
2009
'Mind reader' lottery stunt debunked by British paper. The Lotto "miracle" performed by telly illusionist Derren Brown left millions mystified -- but today a British newspaper revealed how he might have done it.
2008
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Maryland. A single ticket has won the grand prize in the Tuesday evening Mega Millions lottery drawing.
2008
Missouri Lottery sold tickets after game ended. The Missouri Lottery blundered Monday when it ended one numbers game and launched another, but will correct their mistake for players who saved their game tickets.
2008
Washington lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously. The winner of a $9.7 million Washington Lotto jackpot has claimed the prize more than a month after the drawing.
2008
Calif. man claims Daily Derby lottery jackpot. A Daily Derby Lottery ticket worth $651,867 was claimed by a man in his 80s who lives in the Tustin area, according to lottery officials.
2005
$200 Million lottery jackpot has Mega Millions players' attention. The hottest ticket in town these days is Mega Millions, now that the jackpot in the United States' biggest multi-state lottery game has reached $200 million.
2004
Mass. Lottery rolls out new game. The Massachusetts Lottery retired its 17-year-old Mass Millions game and replaced it with the new $2 CASH WinFall game.
2003
Merchants show strong interest in Tenn. lottery. To date, around 2,500 merchants representing as many as 2,900 Tennessee retail outlets have expressed an interest in selling lottery tickets next year, a spokesperson for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. said Tuesday.
2003
Lottery chief says games will rarely be closed to public. Tennessee's new lottery chief cites three situations where operations of the games would be closed to public scrutiny - for recruiting employees, negotiating vendor contracts and discussing security issues.
2003
Lottery chief tours state. She's only been Tennessee's lottery chief for two days, but Rebecca Paul is already traveling the state gathering support for Tennessee's lottery. Wednesday she was in Memphis to talk with minority business owners.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $65 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery increased to $65 million for Friday's game after there was no big winner in Tuesday night's $55 million drawing.
2003
Mega Millions or Powerball in Tennessee by July, Paul says. Tennesseans will get to play a multistate lottery game that offers giant jackpots - either Powerball or Mega Millions - by July 4, 2004, Rebecca Paul, who has been hired to run Tennessee's lottery, said yesterday.
2003
Lotto dream turns to dust. Some unlucky winner bought a Florida Lotto ticket worth $50 million in March, but lost his or her chance to cash it when the clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday.
2003
Tenn. may pay Paul 6 times what Calif., Texas, Fla. pay lottery chiefs. Tennessee's new lottery director will make at least three times the salary - and perhaps as much as six times more - than the directors of many of the nation's largest state lotteries, a survey of lotteries shows.
2003
Paul recommends maximizing lottery prizes. Increasing lottery prizes by changing the law that sets aside nearly a third of game proceeds for scholarships will ultimately lead to more money for Tennessee students, the state's new lottery chief said Tuesday.
2003
Paul denies leaving Georgia lottery in quandary. Rebecca Paul, Tennessee's new lottery chief executive officer yesterday denied leaving the same position in Georgia because of problems with the Peach State's lottery scholarship program.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$248.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2013
2.€159 Million
US$217.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2011
3.$207 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2018
4.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2016
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2005
6.$167 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2015
7.€149 Million
US$164.56 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2019
8.€137.61 Million
US$154.57 Million
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2016
9.$154 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2019
10.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2006
11.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2006
12.$132 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2018
13.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2014
14.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2016
15.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2012
16.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2017
17.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2012
18.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2013
18.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2015
20.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2008
21.€76 Million
US$92.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2005
22.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2002
23.€65 Million
US$84.14 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2014
24.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2009
25.€61.17 Million
US$79.18 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Monday, Sep 10, 1990
29 years old
1990
Monday, Sep 10, 1990
29 years old
1982
Friday, Sep 10, 1982
37 years old
1982
Friday, Sep 10, 1982
37 years old
1976
Friday, Sep 10, 1976
43 years old
1974
Tuesday, Sep 10, 1974
45 years old
1971
Friday, Sep 10, 1971
48 years old
1966
Saturday, Sep 10, 1966
53 years old
1966
Saturday, Sep 10, 1966
53 years old
1965
Friday, Sep 10, 1965
54 years old
1964
Thursday, Sep 10, 1964
55 years old
1963
Tuesday, Sep 10, 1963
56 years old
1957
Tuesday, Sep 10, 1957
62 years old
1953
Thursday, Sep 10, 1953
66 years old
1945
Monday, Sep 10, 1945
74 years old
1944
Sunday, Sep 10, 1944
75 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4, after causing catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean. Irma resulted in 134 deaths and $64.76 billion (2017 USD) in damage.
2008
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
2007
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
2002
Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, becomes a full member of the United Nations.
2001
Antônio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil is assassinated.
2000
Operation Barras successfully frees six British soldiers held captive for over two weeks and contributes to the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War.
1977
Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.
1976
A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
1974
Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.
1967
The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.
1961
In the Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.
1960
At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.
1943
World War II: In the course of Operation Achse, German troops begin their occupation of Rome.
1942
World War II: The British Army carries out an amphibious landing on Madagascar to re-launch Allied offensive operations in the Madagascar Campaign.
1939
World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss of a submarine in the war.
1939
World War II: Canada declares war on Germany, joining the Allies: Poland, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
1937
Nine nations attend the Nyon Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
1936
First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship, Held at London's (England) Wembley Stadium
1932
The New York City Subway's third competing subway system, the municipally-owned IND, is opened.
1919
Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
1918
Russian Civil War: The Red Army captures Kazan.
1898
Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
1897
Lattimer massacre: A sheriff's posse kills 19 unarmed striking immigrant miners in Lattimer, Pennsylvania, United States.
1858
George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
1846
Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
1823
Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru.
1813
The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
1798
At the Battle of St. George's Caye, British Honduras defeats Spain.
1776
American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.
1608
John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.
1570
Spanish Jesuit missionaries land in present-day Virginia to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission.
1561
Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima: Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.
1547
The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full-scale military confrontation between England and Scotland, resulting in a decisive victory for the forces of Edward VI.
1515
Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal.
1509
An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Constantinople.
1419
John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.
506
The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.

Births On This Day

1998
Anna Blinkova, Russian tennis player
1997
Brooke Henderson, Canadian golfer
1994
Mohamed Sylla, French rapper
1993
Ruggero Pasquarelli, Italian singer and actor
1992
Ricky Ledo, American basketball player
1992
Ayub Masika, Kenyan footballer
1991
Boadu Maxwell Acosty, Ghanaian footballer
1989
Manish Pandey, Indian cricketer
1989
Matt Ritchie, English footballer
1989
Lee Sawyer, English footballer
1988
Bobby Sharp, Canadian wrestler
1988
Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player
1987
Nana Tanimura, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
1987
Alex Saxon, American actor
1986
Ashley Monroe, American singer-songwriter
1986
Eoin Morgan, English cricketer
1985
Aleksandrs Čekulajevs, Latvian footballer
1985
James Graham, English rugby league player
1985
Neil Walker, American baseball player
1984
Sander Post, Estonian footballer
1984
Harry Treadaway, English actor
1984
Luke Treadaway, English actor
1984
Drake Younger, American wrestler
1983
Fernando Belluschi, Argentinian footballer
1983
Jérémy Toulalan, French footballer
1983
Joey Votto, Canadian baseball player
1982
Misty Copeland, American ballerina and author
1982
Javi Varas, Spanish footballer
1981
Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
1981
Germán Denis, Argentinian footballer
1981
Bonnie Maxon, American wrestler
1980
Trevor Murdoch, American wrestler
1980
Mikey Way, American bass player and songwriter
1978
Julia Goldsworthy, English politician
1978
Alex Horne, British comedian
1978
Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
1977
Mike DiBiase, American wrestler
1977
Caleb Ralph, New Zealand rugby player
1976
Marty Holah, New Zealand rugby player
1976
Gustavo Kuerten, Brazilian tennis player
1976
Vassilis Lakis, Greek footballer
1976
Matt Morgan, American wrestler
1976
Reinder Nummerdor, Dutch volleyball player
1975
Dan O'Toole, Canadian sportscaster
1975
Melanie Pullen, American photographer
1974
Mohammad Akram, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1974
Mirko Filipović, Croatian mixed martial artist, boxer, and politician
1974
Ryan Phillippe, American actor and producer
1974
Ben Wallace, American basketball player
1973
Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
1973
Mark Huizinga, Dutch martial artist
1973
Tim Stimpson, English rugby player
1972
James Duval, American actor and producer
1972
Bente Skari, Norwegian skier
1971
Joe Bravo, American jockey
1970
Ménélik, Cameroonian-French rapper
1970
Dean Gorré, Surinamese footballer and manager
1970
Paula Kelley, American singer-songwriter
1970
Neera Tanden, American lawyer and policy analyst
1969
Craig Innes, New Zealand rugby player
1969
Johnathon Schaech, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Andreas Herzog, Austrian footballer and manager
1968
Big Daddy Kane, American rapper, producer, and actor
1968
Guy Ritchie, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Yuki Saito, Japanese singer and actress
1966
Joe Nieuwendyk, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1964
John E. Sununu, American engineer and politician
1963
Randy Johnson, American baseball player and actor
1963
Bill Stevenson, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
1961
Trace Gallagher, American journalist
1960
Alison Bechdel, American author and illustrator
1960
Margaret Ferrier, Scottish politician
1960
Colin Firth, English actor and producer
1960
Tim Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960
David Lowery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Michael Earl, American actor, singer, and puppeteer (d. 2015)
1958
Chris Columbus, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Siobhan Fahey, Irish singer-songwriter and producer
1957
Kate Burton, Swiss-born British actress
1957
Carol Decker, English singer-songwriter (T'Pau)
1956
Johnnie Fingers, Irish keyboard player and songwriter (The Boomtown Rats)
1955
Pat Mastelotto, American rock drummer
1954
Jackie Ashley, English journalist
1954
Lorely Burt, English politician
1954
Don Wilson, American kickboxer and actor
1953
Amy Irving, American actress
1953
Pat Cadigan, American science fiction author
1953
John Thurso, Scottish businessman and politician
1952
Medea Benjamin, American activist, founder of Code Pink
1952
Vic Toews, Paraguayan-Canadian lawyer and politician, 48th Canadian Minister of Justice
1951
Sarah Coakley, English philosopher, theologian, and academic
1951
Steve Keirn, American wrestler
1951
Bill Rogers, American golfer
1950
Rosie Flores, American singer and guitarist
1950
Tom Lund, Norwegian football player
1950
Joe Perry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Barriemore Barlow, English rock drummer and songwriter (Jethro Tull)
1949
Babette Cole, English author and illustrator (d. 2017)
1949
Don Muraco, American wrestler
1949
Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and author
1948
Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese historian and author
1948
Brian Donohoe, Scottish politician
1948
Judy Geeson, English actress
1948
Bob Lanier, American basketball player and coach
1948
Margaret Trudeau, Canadian actress and talk show host, 12th Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada
1948
Charlie Waters, American football player, coach, and radio host
1947
Larry Nelson, American golfer
1947
David Pountney, English director and manager
1946
Michèle Alliot-Marie, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
1946
Jim Hines, American sprinter and football player
1946
Don Powell, English rock drummer (Slade)
1946
Patrick Norman, Canadian singer-songwriter
1945
José Feliciano, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945
Gerard Henderson, Australian journalist and author
1945
Mike Mullane, American colonel and astronaut
1944
Thomas Allen, English actor, singer, and academic
1942
Danny Hutton, Irish-American singer
1941
Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist, biologist, and author (d. 2002)
1941
Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (d. 2014)
1941
Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese video game designer, invented Game Boy (d. 1997)
1940
Roy Ayers, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, vibraphonist, and producer
1940
Buck Buchanan, American football player (d. 1992)
1940
Bob Chance, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1938
David Hamilton, English radio and television host
1937
Jared Diamond, American biologist, geographer, and author
1937
Tommy Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1935
Mary Oliver, American poet
1934
Charles Kuralt, American journalist (d. 1997)
1934
Roger Maris, American baseball player and coach (d. 1985)
1934
Jim Oberstar, American educator and politician (d. 2014)
1934
Larry Sitsky, Australian pianist, composer, and educator
1934
Mr. Wrestling II, American wrestler
1933
Yevgeny Khrunov, Russian colonel and astronaut (d. 2000)
1933
Karl Lagerfeld, German-French fashion designer and photographer (d. 2019)
1932
Bo Goldman, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer
1931
Isabel Colegate, English author and agent
1931
Philip Baker Hall, American actor
1930
Aino Kukk, Estonian chess player and engineer (d. 2006)
1929
Michel Bélanger, Canadian businessman and banker (d. 1997)
1929
John Golding, English historian, scholar, and curator (d. 2012)
1929
Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman (d. 2016)
1928
Roch Bolduc, Canadian civil servant and politician
1928
Walter Ralston Martin, American minister and author, founded the Christian Research Institute (d. 1989)
1928
Jean Vanier, Canadian philosopher and humanitarian, founded L'Arche
1927
Johnny Keating, Scottish trombonist, composer, and producer (d. 2015)
1926
Beryl Cook, English painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
1925
Roy Brown, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)
1925
Dick Lucas, English minister and cleric
1925
Boris Tchaikovsky, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1996)
1924
Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)
1924
Boyd K. Packer, American educator and religious leader, 26th President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (d. 2015)
1923
Glen P. Robinson, American businessman, founded Scientific Atlanta (d. 2013)
1921
Joann Lõssov, Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2000)
1921
John W. Morris, American general (d. 2013)
1920
Fabio Taglioni, Italian engineer (d. 2001)
1919
Lex van Delden, Dutch composer (d. 1988)
1917
Miguel Serrano, Chilean poet and diplomat (d. 2009)
1915
Edmond O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)
1914
Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Anglo-Irish captain and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1990)
1914
Robert Wise, American director and producer (d. 2005)
1913
Lincoln Gordon, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Brazil (d. 2009)
1912
Basappa Danappa Jatti, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Vice President of India (d. 2002)
1908
Angus Bethune, Australian soldier and politician, 33rd Premier of Tasmania (d. 2004)
1908
Raymond Scott, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1994)
1908
Waldo Rudolph Wedel, American archaeologist and author (d. 1996)
1907
Alva R. Fitch, American general (d. 1989)
1907
Dorothy Hill, Australian geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1997)
1906
Karl Wien, German geographer, academic, and mountaineer (d. 1937)
1904
Honey Craven, American horse rider and manager (d. 2003)
1904
Max Shachtman, American theorist and politician (d. 1972)
1903
Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (d. 1974)
1898
Bessie Love, American actress (d. 1986)
1898
Waldo Semon, American chemist and engineer (d. 1999)
1897
Georges Bataille, French philosopher, novelist, and poet (d. 1962)
1897
Hilde Hildebrand, German actress and singer (d. 1976)
1896
Adele Astaire, American actress and dancer (d. 1981)
1896
Robert Taschereau, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 11th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1970)
1896
Ye Ting, Chinese general (d. 1946)
1895
Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian poet and author (d. 1976)
1894
Alexander Dovzhenko, Soviet screenwriter/producer/director of Ukrainian origin (d. 1956)
1892
Arthur Compton, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
1890
Bob Heffron, New Zealand-Australian miner and politician, 30th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1978)
1890
Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian-French fashion designer (d. 1973)
1890
Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1945)
1889
Ivar Böhling, Finnish wrestler (d. 1929)
1888
Israel Abramofsky, Russian-American painter (d. 1976)
1887
Giovanni Gronchi, Italian soldier and politician, 3rd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1978)
1887
Kenneth Mason, English soldier and geographer (d. 1976)
1887
Govind Ballabh Pant, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (d. 1961)
1886
H.D., American poet, novelist, and memoirist (d. 1961)
1885
Johannes de Jong, Dutch cardinal (d. 1955)
1885
Carl Clinton Van Doren, American critic and biographer (d. 1950)
1884
Herbert Johanson, Estonian architect (d. 1964)
1880
Georgia Douglas Johnson, American poet and playwright (d. 1966)
1880
Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Native American Activist (d. 1947)
1876
Hugh D. McIntosh, Australian businessman (d. 1942)
1875
George Hewitt Myers, American forester and philanthropist (d. 1957)
1872
Ranjitsinhji, Indian cricketer (d. 1933)
1871
Charles Collett, English engineer (d. 1952)
1866
Jeppe Aakjær, Danish author and poet (d. 1930)
1864
Carl Correns, German botanist and geneticist (d. 1933)
1860
Marianne von Werefkin, Russian-Swiss painter (d. 1938)
1852
Hans Niels Andersen, Danish businessman, founded the East Asiatic Company (d. 1937)
1852
Alice Brown Davis, American tribal chief (d. 1935)
1844
Abel Hoadley, English-Australian candy maker, created the Violet Crumble (d. 1918)
1839
Isaac K. Funk, American minister and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (d. 1912)
1839
Charles Sanders Peirce, American mathematician, statistician, and philosopher (d. 1914)
1836
Joseph Wheeler, American general and politician (d. 1906)
1821
William Jervois, English captain, engineer, and politician, 10th Governor of South Australia (d. 1897)
1801
Marie Laveau, American voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
1793
Harriet Arbuthnot, English diarist (d. 1834)
1788
Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist and author (d. 1868)
1786
Nicolás Bravo, Mexican soldier and politician, 11th President of Mexico (d. 1854)
1786
William Mason, American surgeon and politician (d. 1860)
1758
Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
1753
John Soane, English architect and academic, designed the Royal Academy and Freemasons' Hall (d. 1837)
1714
Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer (d. 1774)
1659
Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (d. 1695)
1638
Maria Theresa of Spain (d. 1683)
1624
Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author (d. 1689)
1588
Nicholas Lanier, English singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1666)
1561
Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Paraguayan-Argentinian soldier and politician (d. 1634)
1550
Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish general (d. 1615)
1547
George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1596)
1497
Wolfgang Musculus, German theologian (d. 1563)
1487
Pope Julius III (d. 1555)
1423
Eleanor, Princess of Asturias (d. 1425)
1169
Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1183)
920
Louis IV of France (d. 954)
904
Guo Wei, posthumously known as Emperor Taizu of Later Zhou
877
Eutychius, patriarch of Alexandria (d. 940)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Norman Farberow, American psychologist and academic (b. 1918)
2015
Adrian Frutiger, Swiss typeface designer (b. 1928)
2015
Antoine Lahad, Lebanese general (b. 1927)
2014
Emilio Botín, Spanish banker and businessman (b. 1934)
2014
Richard Kiel, American actor (b. 1939)
2014
Edward Nelson, American mathematician and academic (b. 1932)
2014
George Spencer, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2014
Paul K. Sybrowsky, American religious leader and academic (b. 1944)
2013
John Hambrick, American journalist and actor (b. 1940)
2013
Ibrahim Makhous, Syrian politician, Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1925)
2013
Josef Němec, Czech boxer (b. 1933)
2013
E. Clay Shaw, Jr., American accountant and politician (b. 1939)
2013
Jack Vance, Canadian general (b. 1933)
2012
Raquel Correa, Chilean journalist (b. 1934)
2012
Robert Gammage, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1938)
2012
Lance LeGault, American actor and stuntman (b. 1935)
2012
Stanley Long, English director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
2012
John Moffatt, English actor and playwright (b. 1922)
2011
Cliff Robertson, American actor (b. 1923)
2008
Gérald Beaudoin, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
2008
Vernon Handley, English conductor (b. 1930)
2007
Anita Roddick, English businesswoman, founded The Body Shop (b. 1942)
2007
Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (b. 1930)
2007
Ted Stepien, American businessman (b. 1925)
2007
Jane Wyman, American actress (b. 1917)
2006
Patty Berg, American golfer (b. 1918)
2006
Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Tongan king (b. 1918)
2005
Hermann Bondi, Austrian mathematician and cosmologist (b. 1919)
2005
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer and guitarist (b. 1924)
2004
Brock Adams, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1927)
2000
Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Indian-Pakistani journalist and author (b. 1921)
1996
Joanne Dru, American actress (b. 1922)
1996
Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)
1994
Charles Drake, American actor (b. 1917)
1991
Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
1988
Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (b. 1916)
1987
Boris Rõtov, Estonian chess player (b. 1937)
1985
Ernst Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1893)
1985
Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1922)
1983
Felix Bloch, Swiss-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1983
Norah Lofts, English author (b. 1904)
1983
Jon Brower Minnoch, American heaviest man (b. 1941)
1983
B. J. Vorster, South African lawyer and politician, 4th State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
1979
Agostinho Neto, Angolan politician, 1st President of Angola (b. 1922)
1976
Dalton Trumbo, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1905)
1975
Hans Swarowsky, Hungarian-Austrian conductor and educator (b. 1899)
1975
George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
1973
Cornelia Meigs, American author and playwright (b. 1884)
1971
Pier Angeli, Italian-American actress and singer (b. 1932)
1968
Erna Mohr, German zoologist (b. 1894)
1966
Emil Julius Gumbel, German mathematician and statistician (b. 1891)
1965
Father Divine, American spiritual leader (b. 1880)
1961
Leo Carrillo, American actor and singer (b. 1880)
1961
Wolfgang von Trips, German race car driver (b. 1928)
1954
Peter Anders, German tenor and actor (b. 1908)
1952
Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese engineer and architect, designed the Beirut City Hall (b. 1866)
1948
Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (b. 1861)
1939
Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig, German general (b. 1888)
1938
Charles Cruft, English businessman, founded Crufts (b. 1852)
1937
Sergei Tretyakov, Russian author and playwright (b. 1892)
1935
Huey Long, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1893)
1934
George Henschel, German-English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1850)
1933
Giuseppe Campari, Italian race car driver (b. 1892)
1933
Baconin Borzacchini, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
1933
Stanisław Czaykowski, Polish race car driver (b. 1899)
1931
Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1869)
1931
Salvatore Maranzano, Italian-American gangster (b. 1886)
1923
Sukumar Ray, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1887)
1922
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English poet and activist (b. 1840)
1919
J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher, founded the Archibald Prize (b. 1856)
1915
Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Canadian physician and politician, 3rd Premier of Quebec (b. 1822)
1915
Bagha Jatin, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1879 )
1905
Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
1898
Empress Elisabeth of Austria (b. 1837)
1891
David Humphreys Storer, American physician and naturalist (b. 1804)
1889
Charles III, Prince of Monaco (b. 1818)
1867
Simon Sechter, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1788)
1851
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American minister and educator (b. 1787)
1842
William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (b. 1792)
1842
Letitia Christian Tyler, American wife of John Tyler, 11th First Lady of the United States (b. 1790)
1797
Mary Wollstonecraft, English philosopher, historian, and novelist (b. 1759)
1759
Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian missionary and explorer (b. 1703)
1749
Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
1748
Ignacia del Espíritu Santo, Filipino nun, founded the Religious of the Virgin Mary (b. 1663)
1676
Gerrard Winstanley, English activist (b. 1609)
1669
Henrietta Maria of France (b. 1609)
1607
Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1545)
1604
William Morgan, Welsh bishop and translator (b. 1545)
1591
Richard Grenville, English admiral and politician (b. 1542)
1549
Anthony Denny, English politician (b. 1501)
1519
John Colet, English theologian and scholar (b. 1467)
1504
Philibert II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1480)
1482
Federico da Montefeltro, Italian warlord (b. 1422)
1479
Jacopo Piccolomini-Ammannati, Italian cardinal and humanist (b. 1422)
1419
John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1371)
1384
Joanna of Dreux, Countess of Penthievre and Duchess of Brittany (b. 1319)
1382
Louis I of Hungary (b. 1326)
1364
Robert of Taranto, King of Albania
1308
Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)
1306
Nicholas of Tolentino, Italian mystic and saint (b. 1245)
1281
John II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal (b. 1237)
1217
William de Redvers, 5th Earl of Devon, English politician
1197
Henry II, Count of Champagne (b. 1166)
1167
Matilda of England, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1102)
954
Louis IV, king of West Francia (b. 920)
952
Gao Xingzhou, Chinese general (b. 885)
918
Baldwin II, Frankish margrave (b. c. 865)
710
Li Chongfu, imperial prince of the ChineseTang Dynasty (b. c. 680)
689
Guo Zhengyi, official of the ChineseTang Dynasty
602
Dugu Qieluo, empress of the Chinese Sui dynasty (b. 544)
210 BC
Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China (b. 260 BC)

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