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On This Day in History:  February 15

February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 319 days remain until the end of the year (320 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
New Hampshire sues DOJ over new Wire Act ruling. New Hampshire on Friday became the first state to legally challenge last month's U.S. Department of Justice decision to revise the Federal Wire Act, filing a federal lawsuit that would halt enforcement of the opinion that could keep the state from selling lottery tickets online.
2018
A look behind the scenes at Hoosier Lottery drawings. Hoosier Lottery televised drawings take less than a minute to complete but as a local media report shows, it takes hours of preparation every day to make it all happen.
2018
After fire destroys family home, couple wins $1M lottery prize. A man who has spent the last two years rebuilding his fire-ravaged home can finally finish the project after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot.
2017
Idaho Lottery-winner secrecy bill headed to House floor. Lottery winners in Idaho would be allowed to hide their identities under legislation headed to the House floor.
2017
Florida House Speaker prepares to sue Lottery. The Florida Speaker of the House is drafting a lawsuit that would pit the House against the Florida Lottery.
2016
N.C. Powerball winner target of $10M lawsuit by local pastor. Marie Holmes, North Carolina's $188 million Powerball lottery winner, is back in the news again.
2015
JUDGE: Florida sex offender allowed to spend $3M lottery winnings. A convicted sex offender can spend his $3 million Florida lottery winnings any way he wants, over the protestations of two of his alleged victims, a judge ruled Friday.
2012
'Ordinary' Louisiana couple claims $1M Powerball prize. Mary Roberts of Boyce, Louisiana, became the Louisiana Lottery's first millionaire of 2012 when she claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the Feb. 11 drawing at Lottery headquarters on Tuesday, accompanied by her husband, Mike.
2012
CNN producer wins Ga. Lottery twice. After winning $100,000 in November, a CNN producer has won big again in the Georgia Lottery.
2011
Disputed $50M lottery jackpot partially paid out. Two groups fighting over an Ontario lottery jackpot have agreed to split the $50 million prize. One group has picked up a check for nearly $31.7 million, but the other group awaits a court decision on their share.
2011
N.C. lottery ticket worth $1 million expires Wednesday. Odds are the N.C. Lottery is about to hit an unwanted milestone -- its first unclaimed $1 million ticket.
2007
Will Maryland sell off its lottery?. With a huge cash crunch on the horizon and soaring demands for school construction, new roads and mass transit, some Maryland lawmakers are talking up the idea of selling one of the state's most valuable assets: the lottery.
2007
AMAZING: Minnesota man wins back-to-back lottery jackpots. Raymond Snouffer Jr. became a $25,000 Northstar Cash lottery jackpot winner Feb. 10. The next day, he did it again.
2006
$13m Lotto winner having trouble sleeping. A New Zealand man is having trouble sleeping after belatedly finding out he won $13.1 million in a Lotto draw last week.
2006
N.C. Lottery staff used common clip art to create logo. With a bit of drama Tuesday, lottery chief Tom Shaheen whipped away a towel and revealed a new logo for the state's $1 billion-a-year lottery -- created from clip art.
2006
N.C. Lottery has false start on logo. After North Carolina lottery officials unveiled the lottery's new logo Tuesday, they found out someone else might have the copyright to the image, and had to pull the image from distribution.
2005
Delaware legislation eliminates computerized lottery drawings. Two key Delaware lawmakers have finished drafting a bill, which if enacted, will eliminate computerized lottery drawings in Delaware, and force the state lottery to conduct live drawings on TV and over the Internet.
2005
Georgia Lottery Scratch Games' Empty Promises. Most players know the odds of getting rich from the Georgia Lottery are slim, but a recent investigation found you have no chance of winning the top cash prize when you play some scratch-off games.
2005
Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch Games Investigated. Pennsylvania lottery players who are plunking down big bucks for scratch games have no idea that, in some cases, they have no chance of winning the big prize because the big prize has already been won.
2005
NY Lottery Suspends 2 Downstate Quick Draw Vendors. The New York Lottery has suspended the Quick Draw licenses of two more vendors.
2005
Single mother's 'clairvoyant' £9m lottery win. A single mother has walked off with a £9 million lotto win after a clairvoyant said she would have a "big win".

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$330.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Feb 15, 2014
2.$317 Million
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Powerball
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Feb 15, 2017
3.$300 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Feb 15, 2006
4.$260 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Feb 16, 2019
5.$223 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Feb 17, 2018
6.$190 Million
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Mega Millions
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Feb 15, 2019
7.$189 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Feb 17, 2016
8.€151 Million
US$188.07 Million
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Feb 16, 2018
9.€164 Million
US$185.04 Million
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Euro Millions
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Feb 15, 2019
10.$179 Million
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Mega Millions
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Feb 15, 2008
11.$177 Million
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Feb 17, 2004
12.$168 Million
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Mega Millions
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Feb 16, 2018
13.$154 Million
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Feb 18, 2014
14.$145 Million
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Mega Millions
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Feb 17, 2006
15.$130 Million
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Mega Millions
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Feb 16, 2007
16.€99.61 Million
US$124.44 Million
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Feb 15, 2018
17.€106.34 Million
US$120.1 Million
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Feb 16, 2019
18.$105 Million
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Powerball
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Feb 18, 2009
19.$103 Million
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Mega Millions
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Feb 17, 2009
20.$101 Million
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Powerball
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Feb 16, 2011
21.€89.34 Million
US$95.17 Million
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Feb 16, 2017
22.$94 Million
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Mega Millions
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Feb 16, 2016
23.$88 Million
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Mega Millions
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Feb 17, 2015
24.$86 Million
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Powerball
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Feb 16, 2008
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Feb 17, 2001

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Sunday, Feb 15, 1987
33 years old
1978
Wednesday, Feb 15, 1978
42 years old
1976
Sunday, Feb 15, 1976
44 years old
1967
Wednesday, Feb 15, 1967
53 years old
1960
Monday, Feb 15, 1960
60 years old
1959
Sunday, Feb 15, 1959
61 years old
1951
Thursday, Feb 15, 1951
69 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
A meteor explodes over Russia, injuring 1,500 people as a shock wave blows out windows and rocks buildings. This happens unexpectedly only hours before the expected closest ever approach of the larger and unrelated asteroid 2012 DA14.
2012
Three hundred sixty people die in a fire at a Honduran prison in the city of Comayagua.
2010
Two trains collide in the Halle train collision in Halle, Belgium, killing 19 and injuring 171 people.
2003
Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between eight million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.
2001
The first draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
1996
At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
1992
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison.
1991
The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
1989
Soviet-Afghan War: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
1982
The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
1972
Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1972
José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
1971
The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
1965
A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
1961
Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team along with several of their coaches and family members.
1954
Canada and the United States agree to construct the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska.
1952
King George VI of the United Kingdom is buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
1949
Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
1946
ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
1945
World War II: Third day of bombing in Dresden.
1944
World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy begins.
1944
World War II: The Narva Offensive begins.
1942
World War II: Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history.
1933
In Miami, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate US President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
1925
The 1925 serum run to Nome: The second delivery of serum arrives in Nome, Alaska.
1923
Greece becomes the last European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar.
1921
Kingdom of Romania establishes its legation in Helsinki.
1909
The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
1901
The association football club Alianza Lima is founded in Lima, Peru, under the name Sport Alianza.
1898
The battleship USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing 274. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
1891
Allmänna Idrottsklubben (AIK) (Swedish Sports Club) is founded.
1879
Women's rights: US President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
1870
Stevens Institute of Technology is founded in New Jersey, USA and offers the first Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.
1862
American Civil War: Confederates commanded by Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd attack General Ulysses S. Grant's Union forces Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Unable to break the fort's encirclement, Lloyd surrenders the following day.
1835
The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
1798
The Roman Republic is proclaimed after Louis-Alexandre Berthier, a general of Napoleon, had invaded the city of Rome five days earlier.
1764
The city of St. Louis is established in Spanish Louisiana (now in Missouri, USA).
1690
Constantin Cantemir, Prince of Moldavia, and the Holy Roman Empire sign a secret treaty in Sibiu, stipulating that Moldavia would support the actions led by the House of Habsburg against the Ottoman Empire.
1637
Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1493
While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.
1214
During the Anglo-French War (1213-1214), an English invasion force led by John, King of England, lands at La Rochelle in France.
1113
Pope Paschal II issues Pie Postulatio Voluntatis, recognizing the Order of Hospitallers.
1002
At an assembly at Pavia of Lombard nobles, Arduin of Ivrea is restored to his domains and crowned King of Italy.
706
Byzantine emperor Justinian II has his predecessors Leontios and Tiberios III publicly executed in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.
590
Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.

Births On This Day

1993
Ravi, South Korean rapper
1991
Ángel Sepúlveda, Mexican footballer
1990
Charles Pic, French race car driver
1988
Jarryd Hayne, Australian rugby league player and football player
1988
Hironori Kusano, Japanese singer and actor
1988
Tim Mannah, Australian-born Lebanese rugby league player
1988
Rui Patrício, Portuguese footballer
1987
Jarrod Sammut, Australian rugby league player
1986
Valeri Bojinov, Bulgarian footballer
1986
Johnny Cueto, Dominican baseball player
1985
Serkan Kırıntılı, Turkish footballer
1983
Don Cowie, Scottish footballer
1983
David Degen, Swiss footballer
1983
Philipp Degen, Swiss footballer
1983
Alan Didak, Australian footballer
1983
Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player
1982
Shameka Christon, American basketball player
1982
James Yap, Filipino basketball player
1981
Heurelho Gomes, Brazilian footballer
1981
Matt Hoopes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981
Rita Jeptoo, Kenyan runner
1981
Diego Martínez, Mexican footballer
1981
Vivek Shraya, Canadian singer and songwriter
1980
Conor Oberst, American singer-songwriter
1979
Josh Low, English footballer
1979
Hamish Marshall, New Zealand cricketer
1979
James Marshall, New Zealand cricketer
1979
Scott Severin, Scottish footballer
1979
Gordon Shedden, Scottish race car driver
1976
Brandon Boyd, American singer-songwriter
1976
Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
1975
Serge Aubin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1975
Annemarie Kramer, Dutch sprinter
1975
Brendon Small, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and actor
1974
Miranda July, American actress, director, and screenwriter
1974
Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan baseball player
1974
Alexander Wurz, Austrian race car driver and businessman
1973
Kateřina Neumannová, Czech skier
1973
Amy van Dyken, American swimmer
1972
Jaromír Jágr, Czech ice hockey player
1971
Alex Borstein, American actress, voice artist, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Renee O'Connor, American actress, director, and producer
1970
Shepard Fairey, American artist and activist
1969
Birdman, American rapper and producer
1967
Jane Child, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1967
Syed Kamall, English academic and politician
1967
Craig Simpson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1965
Craig Matthews, South African cricketer
1964
Chris Farley, American comedian and actor (d. 1997)
1964
Leland D. Melvin, American engineer and astronaut
1964
Mark Price, American basketball player and coach
1962
Milo Đukanović, Montenegrin politician, 29th Prime Minister of Montenegro
1960
Darrell Green, American football player
1960
Jock Hobbs, New Zealand rugby player
1959
Adam Boulton, English journalist
1959
Ali Campbell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Brian Propp, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1959
Martin Rowson, English author and illustrator
1959
Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler and sportscaster
1958
Chrystine Brouillet, Canadian author
1958
Tony McKegney, Canadian ice hockey player
1958
Matthew Ward, American singer-songwriter
1957
Jake E. Lee, American guitarist and songwriter
1957
Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver and sportscaster
1956
Desmond Haynes, Barbadian cricketer and coach
1956
Ann Westin, Swedish comedian
1955
Janice Dickinson, American model, agent, and author
1955
Christopher McDonald, American actor
1954
Matt Groening, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Tony Adams, Irish-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1952
Tomislav Nikolić, Serbian politician, 4th President of Serbia
1952
Nikolai Sorokin, Russian actor and director (d. 2013)
1951
Markku Alén, Finnish race car driver
1951
Melissa Manchester, American singer-songwriter and actress
1951
Jane Seymour, English-American actress, producer, and jewelry designer
1949
Ken Anderson, American football quarterback and coach
1948
Art Spiegelman, Swedish-American cartoonist and critic
1947
John Adams, American composer
1947
Marisa Berenson, American model and actress
1946
Clare Short, English civil servant and politician, Secretary of State for International Development
1945
Jack Dann, American-Australian author and poet
1945
John Helliwell, English saxophonist and keyboard player
1945
Douglas Hofstadter, American author and academic
1944
Mick Avory, English drummer
1941
Florinda Bolkan, Brazilian actress
1941
Brian Holland, American songwriter and producer
1940
İsmail Cem İpekçi, Turkish journalist and politician, 45th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2007)
1940
John Hadl, American football player and coach
1940
Hamzah Haz, Indonesian journalist and politician, 9th Vice President of Indonesia
1940
Vaino Vahing, Estonian psychiatrist, author, and playwright (d. 2008)
1937
Gregory Mcdonald, American author (d. 2008)
1937
Coen Moulijn, Dutch footballer (d. 2011)
1935
Susan Brownmiller, American journalist and author
1935
Roger B. Chaffee, American lieutenant, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)
1935
Gene Hickerson, American football player (d. 2008)
1934
Jimmy Bloomfield, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)
1934
Graham Kennedy, Australian television host and actor (d. 2005)
1934
Niklaus Wirth, Swiss computer scientist, created the Pascal programming language
1934
Abe Woodson, American football player and minister (d. 2014)
1931
Claire Bloom, English actress
1931
Jonathan Steele, English journalist and author
1930
Bruce Dawe, Australian poet and academic
1929
Graham Hill, English race car driver and businessman (d. 1975)
1929
James R. Schlesinger, American economist and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2014)
1928
Norman Bridwell, American author and illustrator, created Clifford the Big Red Dog (d. 2014)
1928
Joseph Willcox Jenkins, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2014)
1927
Frank Dunlop, English actor and director
1927
Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)
1927
Yehoshua Neuwirth, Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)
1925
Angella D. Ferguson, American pediatrician
1924
Robert Drew, American director and producer (d. 2014)
1923
Yelena Bonner, Jewish Soviet-Russian activist (d. 2011)
1922
John B. Anderson, Swedish-American lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
1920
Endicott Peabody, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
1920
Eio Sakata, Japanese Go player (d. 2010)
1919
Ducky Detweiler, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
1918
Allan Arbus, Jewish-American actor and photographer (d. 2013)
1918
Hank Locklin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
1916
Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
1914
Hale Boggs, American lawyer and politician (d. 1972)
1914
Kevin McCarthy, Jewish-Irish American actor (d. 2010)
1913
Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
1912
George Mikes, Jewish Hungarian-English journalist and author (d. 1987)
1910
Irena Sendler, Polish nurse and humanitarian, Righteous Gentile (d. 2008)
1909
Miep Gies, Austrian-Dutch humanitarian, helped hide Anne Frank and her family (d. 2010)
1908
Sarto Fournier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 38th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1980)
1907
Jean Langlais, French organist and composer (d. 1991)
1907
Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)
1905
Harold Arlen, Jewish-American composer (d. 1986)
1904
Antonin Magne, French cyclist and manager (d. 1983)
1899
Georges Auric, French composer (d. 1983)
1899
Gale Sondergaard, Danish-American actress (d. 1985)
1898
Totò, Italian actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1967)
1897
Gerrit Kleerekoper, Jewish-Dutch gymnast and coach (d. 1943)
1896
Arthur Shields, Irish republican and actor (d. 1970)
1893
Roman Najuch, Polish professional tennis player (d. 1967)
1892
James Forrestal, American lieutenant and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1949)
1892
Roy Rene, Australian comedian (d. 1954)
1890
Robert Ley, German politician (d. 1945)
1883
Sax Rohmer, English-American author (d. 1959)
1874
Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish captain and explorer (d. 1922)
1873
Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-Swiss biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
1861
Martin Burns, American wrestler and coach (d. 1937)
1861
Charles Édouard Guillaume, Swiss-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1938)
1861
Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1947)
1856
Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1926)
1851
Spiru Haret, Romanian mathematician, astronomer, and politician, 55th Romanian Minister of Internal Affairs (d. 1912)
1850
Sophie Bryant, Irish mathematician, academic and activist (d. 1922)
1849
Rickman Godlee, English surgeon and academic (d. 1925)
1847
Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1927)
1845
Elihu Root, American lawyer and politician, 38th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
1841
Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Brazil (d. 1913)
1840
Titu Maiorescu, Romanian philosopher, academic, and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1917)
1835
Demetrius Vikelas, Greek businessman and philanthropist (d. 1908)
1834
V. A. Urechia, Moldavian-Romanian historian, author, and playwright (d. 1901)
1825
Carter Harrison, Sr., American lawyer and politician, 29th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1893)
1820
Susan B. Anthony, American suffragist and activist (d. 1906)
1812
Charles Lewis Tiffany, American businessman, founded Tiffany & Co. (d. 1902)
1811
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentinian journalist and politician, 7th President of Argentina (d. 1888)
1810
Mary S. B. Shindler, American poet, writer, and editor (d. 1883)
1809
André Dumont, Belgian geologist and academic (d. 1857)
1809
Cyrus McCormick, American journalist and businessman, co-founded International Harvester (d. 1884)
1797
Henry E. Steinway, German-American businessman, founded Steinway & Sons (d. 1871)
1760
Jean-François Le Sueur, French composer and educator (d. 1837)
1759
Friedrich August Wolf, German philologist and critic (d. 1824)
1748
Jeremy Bentham, English jurist and philosopher (d. 1832)
1739
Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect, designed the Paris Bourse (d. 1813)
1734
William Stacy, American colonel (d. 1802)
1725
Abraham Clark, American surveyor, lawyer, and politician (d. 1794)
1710
Louis XV of France (d. 1774)
1705
Charles-André van Loo, French painter (d. 1765)
1638
Zeb-un-Nissa, Mughal princess and poet (d. 1702)
1627
Charles Morton, Cornish nonconformist minister (d. 1698)
1612
Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve, French soldier, founded Montreal (d. 1676)
1571
Michael Praetorius, German organist and composer (probable; d. 1621)
1564
Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1642)
1557
Alfonso Fontanelli, Italian composer (d. 1622)
1519
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, first Spanish Governor of Florida (d. 1574)
1506
Juliana of Stolberg, German countess (d. 1580)
1471
Piero the Unfortunate, Italian ruler (d. 1503)
1458
Ivan the Young, son of Ivan III of Russia (d. 1490)
1377
Ladislaus of Naples (d. 1414)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Lee Radziwill, American socialite (b. 1933)
2017
Stuart McLean, Canadian radio broadcaster (b. 1948)
2016
George Gaynes, Finnish-American actor (b. 1917)
2016
Vanity, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (b. 1959)
2015
Haron Amin, Afghan diplomat, Afghan Ambassador to Japan
2015
Arnaud de Borchgrave, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
2015
Steve Montador, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1979)
2014
Thelma Estrin, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1924)
2014
Christopher Malcolm, Scottish-Canadian actor, director, and producer (b. 1946)
2013
Sanan Kachornprasart, Thai general and politician (b. 1935)
2013
Ahmed Rajib Haider, Bangladeshi atheist blogger
2012
Cyril Domb, English-Israel physicist and academic (b. 1920)
2010
Jeanne M. Holm, American general (b. 1921)
2008
Johnny Weaver, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1935)
2007
Walker Edmiston, American actor (b. 1925)
2007
Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)
2005
Pierre Bachelet, French singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
2005
Samuel T. Francis, American historian and journalist (b. 1947)
2004
Jens Evensen, Norwegian lawyer, judge, and politician, Norwegian Minister of Trade (b. 1917)
2002
Howard K. Smith, American journalist and actor (b. 1914)
2002
Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (b. 1963)
2000
Angus MacLean, Canadian commander and politician, 25th Premier of Prince Edward Island (b. 1914)
1999
Henry Way Kendall, American physicist and mountaineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
1999
Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
1998
Martha Gellhorn, American journalist and author (b. 1908)
1996
McLean Stevenson, American actor (b. 1929)
1992
María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
1992
William Schuman, American composer and academic (b. 1910)
1988
Richard Feynman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1984
Avon Long, American actor and singer (b. 1910)
1984
Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (b. 1908)
1981
Mike Bloomfield, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)
1981
Karl Richter, German organist and conductor (b. 1926)
1974
Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer and engineer (b. 1887)
1973
Wally Cox, American actor (b. 1924)
1973
Tim Holt, American actor (b. 1919)
1970
Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Scottish air marshal (b. 1882)
1967
Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (b. 1887)
1966
Gerard Antoni Ciołek, Polish architect and historian (b. 1909)
1966
Camilo Torres Restrepo, Colombian priest and theologian (b. 1929)
1965
Nat King Cole, American singer and pianist (b. 1919)
1961
Laurence Owen, American figure skater (b. 1944)
1959
Owen Willans Richardson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
1956
Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French lawyer and politician (b. 1878)
1939
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter and author (b. 1878)
1935
Basil Hall Chamberlain, English-Swiss historian, author, and academic (b. 1850)
1933
Pat Sullivan, Australian animator and producer, co-created Felix the Cat (b. 1887)
1932
Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress and playwright (b. 1865)
1928
H. H. Asquith, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1852)
1924
Lionel Monckton, English composer (b. 1861)
1911
Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician and academic (b. 1859)
1905
Lew Wallace, American author, general, and politician, 11th Governor of New Mexico Territory (b. 1827)
1897
Dimitrie Ghica, Romanian lawyer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1816)
1885
Gregor von Helmersen, Estonian-Russian geologist and engineer (b. 1803)
1869
Ghalib, Indian poet and educator (b. 1796)
1857
Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (b. 1804)
1849
Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician and theorist (b. 1804)
1848
Hermann von Boyen, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (b. 1771)
1847
Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician and engineer (b. 1794)
1844
Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1757)
1842
Archibald Menzies, Scottish surgeon and botanist (b. 1754)
1839
François-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier, Canadian rebel (b. 1803)
1835
Henry Hunt, English farmer and politician (b. 1773)
1818
Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (b. 1746)
1781
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1729)
1738
Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
1637
Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1578)
1621
Michael Praetorius, German organist and composer (b. 1571)
1600
José de Acosta, Spanish Jesuit missionary and naturalist (b. 1540)
1508
Giovanni II Bentivoglio, tyrant of Bologna (b. 1443)
1417
Richard de Vere, 11th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1385)
1382
William de Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (b. c. 1339)
1152
Conrad III, king of Germany (b. 1093)
1145
Lucius II, pope of the Catholic Church
956
Su Yugui, Chinese chancellor (b. 895)
706
Leontios, Byzantine emperor
706
Tiberios III, Byzantine emperor
670
Oswiu, king of Northumbria (b. c. 612)