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On This Day in History:  February 22

February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 312 days remain until the end of the year (313 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2018
High-tech lottery company opens new $15M facility in Florida. The high technology of today's lottery tickets was one of the themes celebrated Tuesday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new $15 million facility in Lakeland, Florida, operated by the British-based International Game Technology.
2017
Woman sentenced for stealing more than $400,000 from Missouri lottery winner. A former Kansas City woman who stole more than $400,000 from a Missouri Lottery winner was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison.
2017
Florida Lottery sued by House over contract. Florida's House of Representatives filed a lawsuit late Friday accusing the Florida Lottery of illegally signing a long-term contract for ticket sales, escalating a feud between House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott a little more than a week before the legislative session begins.
2016
Scratch games power increased Arizona Lottery revenues. Arizona Lottery sales exceeded $379.9 million during the first half of its 2016 fiscal year, representing an increase of 12.2 percent over the same period during the previous fiscal year.
2016
Homeless man helped by lottery winner arrested for failing to register as sex offender. A homeless man who was given a warm bed and some loving care by a Massachusetts lottery winner was arrested Thursday for failing to register as a sex offender.
2016
No consensus on what an Alabama lottery would look like. There are strong opinions on both side of the Alabama lottery issue, but even the lawmakers who do want a lottery don't agree on what kind of lottery is right for the state.
2014
$195 MILLION: Mega Millions keeps the good times rolling. The new Mega Millions jackpot for the upcoming Tuesday drawing has now reached $195 million, just 2 months after exploding to a near-record $636 million.
2013
Wyoming Senate passes lottery bill. The Wyoming State Senate voted 18-10 Friday afternoon to give final approval to the bill that would create a Wyoming lottery.
2013
Hair stylists spar over $9.5M Hoosier Lotto jackpot. An Indianapolis, Indiana, hair stylist says she won a $9.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot, but her co-workers say they pooled their money to buy the winning ticket, and they should split it.
2013
N.Y. Lottery may lift curbs on Quick Draw keno game. Quick Draw has been so popular since its introduction in New York in 1995 that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed eliminating the last remaining restrictions on where the game can be played.
2013
Camelot, Pa. Gov. extend contract expiration date. The Corbett administration's embattled deal with a British firm to run the Pennsylvania Lottery will remain alive -- at least for another three weeks.
2013
Kentucky Democrats propose taxing lottery tickets. Democratic House leaders want to add a 6 percent sales tax to Kentucky Lottery purchases and expand the selection of lottery games as a way to increase funding for the state's ailing pension system.
2013
Pa. Gov. may challenge lottery privatization rejection. A legal expert says the Pennsylvania governor is likely to ask the state Supreme Court to circumvent normal flow of cases through courts and hear his challenge immediately.
2013
Final Wyoming Senate vote on lottery bill coming Friday. A bill that would allow a Wyoming lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball received preliminary approval in the state Senate on Wednesday, and is schedule for a final vote on Friday.
2013
Nevada governor signs online gambling bill. Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation Thursday legalizing online gambling in Nevada, capping a dizzying day at the Legislature as lawmakers passed the bill through the Assembly and Senate as an emergency measure.
2011
Bill dissolves Arkansas lottery panel. The legislative committee that oversees the Arkansas Lottery would be dissolved under a bill filed Monday.
2009
N.J. store seeking owner of $2.5 million winning lottery ticket. A New Jersey Quick Mart store has the Pick 6 Lotto winning numbers posted on the lottery machine for the $2,544,745 jackpot that was drawn on Dec. 29, but so far the winner has not claimed the prize.
2008
Man arrested after snatching lottery tickets from player. A California man is in jail after he robbed a woman of her lottery tickets and later fled from officers, police said.
2007
Ct. lottery ticket worth $3.5 million expires. Connecticut lottery officials said no one has produced the winning ticket for a $3.5 million jackpot in the Feb. 14, 2006, drawing.
2006
ABC duped by Powerball lottery winner hoax. The brief hoax involving a man claiming to be an out-of-work truck driver who won the $365 million Powerball jackpot was months in the making.
2006
Record Powerball lottery jackpot claimed by 8 meat plant workers. The record $365 million Powerball jackpot has been claimed by a group of eight workers from a Nebraska meat processing plant.
2006
N.C. Lottery finally gets a logo. It may not be pretty, but at least the North Carolina Lottery finally has adopted a symbol to represent itself.
2005
N.C. Gov. renews call for lottery. North carolina Governor Mike Easley renewed his commitment to establishing a state lottery in his State of the State Address last night.
2005
Michigan Lottery selling scratch games after top prize gone. Michigan lottery players who don't read the small print or check the lottery's Web site wouldn't know that the $10 Golden Pack scratch tickets they bought aren't able to win the top prize.
2005
Arizona couple won a lotta lottery grief. It only took Bernie Nauss and his wife, Krista a few years to lose one-third of their $22.5 million fortune trying to grow hydroponic tomatoes.
2005
Oklahoma lottery commission members selected. Former Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick was among those appointed by Gov. Brad Henry on Monday to serve on the new Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$435.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2017
2.$304 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2019
3.$275 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2008
4.$269 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2018
5.$236 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2016
6.$224 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2019
7.€174 Million
US$214 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2018
8.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2006
9.$204 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2018
10.$195 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2014
11.$177 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2007
12.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2011
13.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2009
14.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2009
15.€103.1 Million
US$126.89 Million
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2018
16.€109.8 Million
US$124.38 Million
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2019
17.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2008
18.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2016
19.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2015
20.€92.57 Million
US$97.84 Million
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2017
21.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2010
21.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2012
23.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2005
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2013
25.$78 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Saturday, Feb 22, 1986
34 years old
1980
Friday, Feb 22, 1980
40 years old
1976
Sunday, Feb 22, 1976
44 years old
1972
Tuesday, Feb 22, 1972
48 years old
1972
Tuesday, Feb 22, 1972
48 years old
1971
Monday, Feb 22, 1971
49 years old
1971
Monday, Feb 22, 1971
49 years old
1968
Thursday, Feb 22, 1968
52 years old
1968
Thursday, Feb 22, 1968
52 years old
1967
Wednesday, Feb 22, 1967
53 years old
1966
Tuesday, Feb 22, 1966
54 years old
1965
Monday, Feb 22, 1965
55 years old
1959
Sunday, Feb 22, 1959
61 years old
1957
Friday, Feb 22, 1957
63 years old
1957
Friday, Feb 22, 1957
63 years old
1952
Friday, Feb 22, 1952
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A man throws a grenade at the U.S embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro. He dies at the scene from a second explosion, with no one else hurt.
2015
A ferry carrying 100 passengers capsizes in the Padma River, killing 70 people.
2014
President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine is impeached by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a vote of 328-0, fulfilling a major goal of the Euromaidan rebellion.
2012
A train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 51 people and injures 700 others.
2011
New Zealand's second deadliest earthquake strikes Christchurch, killing 185 people.
2011
Bahraini uprising: Tens of thousands of people march in protest against the deaths of seven victims killed by police and army forces during previous protests.
2006
At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
2005
The 6.4 Mw Zarand earthquake shakes the Kerman Province of Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 612 people dead and 1,411 injured.
2002
Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
1997
In Roslin, Midlothian, British scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
1995
The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
1994
Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
1986
Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
1984
President of Bangladesh, H M Ershad upgraded South Sylhet's sub-division status to a district and renamed it back to Moulvibazar.
1983
The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
1980
Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.
1974
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
1974
Samuel Byck attempts to hijack an aircraft at Baltimore/Washington International Airport with the intention of crashing it into the White House to assassinate Richard Nixon, but is killed by police.
1973
Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
1972
The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.
1959
Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
1958
Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
1957
Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Buôn Ma Thuột.
1946
The "Long Telegram", proposing how the United States should deal with the Soviet Union, arrives from the US embassy in Moscow.
1944
World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
1944
World War II: The Soviet Red Army recaptures Krivoi Rog.
1943
World War II: Members of the White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst are executed in Nazi Germany.
1942
World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
1924
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio address from the White House.
1921
After Russian forces under Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg drive the Chinese out, the Bogd Khan is reinstalled as the emperor of Mongolia.
1915
World War I: The Imperial German Navy institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
1909
The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.
1904
The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
1899
Filipino forces led by General Antonio Luna launch counterattacks for the first time against the American forces during the Philippine-American War. The Filipinos fail to regain Manila from the Americans.
1889
President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
1878
In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of five-and-dime Woolworth stores.
1872
The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
1862
Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
1856
The United States Republican Party opens its first national convention in Pittsburgh.
1855
The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania).
1853
Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
1848
The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
1847
Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista: Five thousand American troops defeat 15,000 Mexican troops.
1821
Greek War of Independence: Alexander Ypsilantis crosses the Prut river at Sculeni into the Danubian Principalities.
1819
By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
1797
The last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
1744
War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon causes several Royal Navy captains to be court-martialed, and the Articles of War to be amended.
1651
St. Peter's Flood: A storm surge floods the Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people.
1632
Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
1495
King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.
1371
Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
1316
Battle of Picotin between Ferdinand of Majorca and the forces of Matilda of Hainaut.
705
Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang dynasty.

Births On This Day

1992
Alexander Merkel, Kazakhstani-German footballer
1990
Luca Profeta, Italian footballer
1989
Franco Vázquez, Argentinian footballer
1988
Jonathan Borlée, Belgian sprinter
1988
Efraín Juárez, Mexican footballer
1988
Sebastian Tyrała, Polish-German footballer
1987
Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress and model
1987
Sergio Romero, Argentinian footballer
1986
Rajon Rondo, American basketball player
1985
Hameur Bouazza, Algerian footballer
1985
Georgios Printezis, Greek basketball player
1984
Tommy Bowe, Irish rugby player
1984
Branislav Ivanović, Serbian footballer
1983
Shaun Tait, Australian cricketer
1980
Shamari Fears, American singer-songwriter and actress
1980
Kang Sung-hoon, South Korean singer
1980
Jeanette Biedermann, German singer-songwriter and actress
1979
Brett Emerton, Australian footballer
1979
Lee Na-young, South Korean actress
1978
Jenny Frost, English singer and dancer
1977
Timo Rose, German actor, director, and producer
1977
Hakan Yakin, Swiss footballer
1975
Drew Barrymore, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1974
James Blunt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Chris Moyles, English radio and television host
1973
Philippe Gaumont, French cyclist (d. 2013)
1973
Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer
1973
Scott Phillips, American drummer and producer
1972
Michael Chang, American tennis player and coach
1972
Claudia Pechstein, German speed skater
1971
Super Caló, Mexican wrestler
1971
Lea Salonga, Filipino actress and singer
1969
Thomas Jane, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer and sportscaster
1969
Marc Wilmots, Belgian footballer and manager
1968
Shawn Graham, Canadian politician, 31st Premier of New Brunswick
1968
Bradley Nowell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1996)
1968
Jeri Ryan, American model and actress
1968
Jayson Williams, American basketball player and sportscaster
1967
Psicosis II, Mexican wrestler
1966
Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedian
1966
Thorsten Kaye, German-English actor
1965
Chris Dudley, American basketball player and politician
1965
Kieren Fallon, Irish jockey
1965
Pat LaFontaine, American ice hockey player
1964
Ed Boon, American video game designer, co-created Mortal Kombat
1964
Diane Charlemagne, English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1963
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
1963
Devon Malcolm, Jamaican-English cricketer
1963
Vijay Singh, Fijian-American golfer
1962
Steve Irwin, Australian zoologist and television host (d. 2006)
1961
Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1960
Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde, Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1959
Jiří Čunek, Czech politician
1959
Kyle MacLachlan, American actor
1959
Bronwyn Oliver, Australian sculptor (d. 2006)
1958
Dave Spitz, American bass player and songwriter
1957
Willie Smits, Dutch microbiologist and engineer
1955
David Axelrod, American journalist and political adviser
1955
Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player
1953
Nigel Planer, English actor and screenwriter
1952
Bill Frist, American physician and politician
1951
Ellen Greene, American singer and actress
1950
Julius Erving, American basketball player and sportscaster
1950
Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer-songwriter
1950
Miou-Miou, French actress
1950
Genesis P-Orridge, English singer-songwriter
1950
Julie Walters, English actress and author
1949
Niki Lauda, Austrian racing driver
1949
Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player and coach
1947
Pirjo Honkasalo, Finnish director, cinematographer, and screenwriter
1947
Harvey Mason, American drummer
1947
John Radford, English footballer and manager
1947
Frank Van Dun, Belgian philosopher and theorist
1946
Kresten Bjerre, Danish footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1945
Oliver, American pop singer (d. 2000)
1944
Jonathan Demme, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1944
Mick Green, English rock & roll guitarist (d. 2010)
1944
Robert Kardashian, American lawyer and businessman (d. 2003)
1944
Christopher Meyer, English diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States
1944
Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player and painter
1943
Terry Eagleton, English philosopher and critic
1943
Horst Köhler, Polish-German economist and politician, 9th President of Germany
1943
Otoya Yamaguchi, Japanese assassin of Inejiro Asanuma (d. 1960)
1942
Christine Keeler, English model and dancer (d. 2017)
1941
Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician, 52nd President of the Dominican Republic
1940
Judy Cornwell, English actress
1940
Chet Walker, American basketball player
1938
Steve Barber, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1938
Ishmael Reed, American poet, novelist, essayist
1937
Tommy Aaron, American golfer
1937
Joanna Russ, American author and activist (d. 2011)
1936
J. Michael Bishop, American microbiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1934
Sparky Anderson, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)
1933
Katharine, Duchess of Kent
1933
Sheila Hancock, English actress and author
1933
Ernie K-Doe, American R&B singer (d. 2001)
1932
Ted Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2009)
1930
Marni Nixon, American soprano and actress (d. 2016)
1929
James Hong, American actor and director
1929
Rebecca Schull, American stage, film, and television actress
1928
Clarence 13X, American religious leader, founded the Nation of Gods and Earths (d. 1969)
1928
Texas Johnny Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1928
Paul Dooley, American actor
1928
Bruce Forsyth, English singer and television host (d. 2017)
1927
Florencio Campomanes, Filipino political scientist and chess player (d. 2010)
1927
Guy Mitchell, American singer (d. 1999)
1926
Kenneth Williams, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1988)
1925
Edward Gorey, American illustrator and poet (d. 2000)
1925
Gerald Stern, American poet and academic
1923
Bleddyn Williams, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster (d. 2009)
1923
François Cavanna, French author and editor (d. 2014)
1922
Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
1922
Joe Wilder, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 2014)
1921
Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African general and politician, 2nd President of the Central African Republic (d. 1996)
1921
Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
1918
Sid Abel, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2000)
1918
Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer (d. 2014)
1917
Reed Crandall, American illustrator (d. 1982)
1915
Gus Lesnevich, American boxer (d. 1964)
1914
Renato Dulbecco, Italian-American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1908
Rómulo Betancourt, Venezuelan politician, 56th President of Venezuela (d. 1981)
1908
John Mills, English soldier and actor (d. 2005)
1907
Sheldon Leonard, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1997)
1907
Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)
1906
Constance Stokes, Australian painter (d. 1991)
1903
Morley Callaghan, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1990)
1903
Frank P. Ramsey, English economist, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1930)
1900
Luis Buñuel, Spanish-Mexican director and producer (d. 1983)
1899
George O'Hara, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1966)
1897
Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
1895
Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician (d. 1979)
1892
Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet and playwright (d. 1950)
1891
Vlas Chubar, Russian economist and politician (d. 1939)
1889
Olave Baden-Powell, English scout leader, founded the Girl Guides (d. 1977)
1889
R. G. Collingwood, English historian and philosopher (d. 1943)
1888
Owen Brewster, American captain and politician, 54th Governor of Maine (d. 1961)
1887
Savielly Tartakower, Polish journalist, author, and chess player (d. 1956)
1887
Pat Sullivan, Australian-American animator and producer (d. 1933)
1886
Hugo Ball, German author and poet (d. 1927)
1883
Marguerite Clark, American actress (d. 1940)
1882
Eric Gill, English sculptor and illustrator (d. 1940)
1881
Joseph B. Ely, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1956)
1881
Albin Prepeluh, Slovenian journalist and politician (d. 1937)
1879
Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish chemist and academic (d. 1947)
1876
Zitkala-Sa, American author and activist (d. 1938)
1874
Bill Klem, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1951)
1864
Jules Renard, French author and playwright (d. 1910)
1863
Charles McLean Andrews, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1943)
1857
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, English general, co-founded The Scout Association (d. 1941)
1857
Heinrich Hertz, German physicist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1894)
1849
Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1915)
1840
August Bebel, German theorist and politician (d. 1913)
1836
Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya, Indian scholar and academic (d. 1906)
1825
Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, French-American archbishop (d. 1898)
1824
Pierre Janssen, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1907)
1819
James Russell Lowell, American poet and critic (d. 1891)
1817
Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician and academic (d. 1880)
1806
Józef Kremer, Polish historian and philosopher (d. 1875)
1805
Sarah Fuller Flower Adams, English poet and hymnwriter (d. 1848)
1796
Alexis Bachelot, French priest and missionary (d. 1837)
1796
Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian mathematician, astronomer, and sociologist (d. 1874)
1788
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher and author (d. 1860)
1778
Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator (d. 1860)
1749
Johann Nikolaus Forkel, German musicologist and theorist (d. 1818)
1732
George Washington, American general and politician, 1st President of the United States (d. 1799)
1715
Charles-Nicolas Cochin, French artist (d. 1790)
1649
Bon Boullogne, French painter (d. 1717)
1631
Peder Syv, Danish historian (d. 1702)
1592
Nicholas Ferrar, English scholar (d. 1637)
1550
Charles de Ligne, 2nd Prince of Arenberg (d. 1616)
1520
Moses Isserles, Polish rabbi (d. 1572)
1514
Tahmasp I, Iranian shah (d. 1576)
1500
Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian cardinal (d. 1564)
1440
Ladislaus the Posthumous, Hungarian king (d. 1457)
1403
Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
1302
Gegeen Khan, Emperor Yingzong of Yuan (d. 1323)
1040
Rashi, French rabbi and author (d. 1105)
1028
Al-Juwayni, Persian jurist and theologian (died 1085)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Brody Stevens, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
2019
Morgan Woodward, American actor (b. 1925)
2018
Forges, Spanish cartoonist (b. 1942)
2016
Yolande Fox, American model and singer, Miss America 1951 (b. 1928)
2016
Sonny James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)
2015
Chris Rainbow, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1946)
2014
Charlotte Dawson, New Zealand-Australian television host (b. 1966)
2014
Trebor Jay Tichenor, American pianist and composer (b. 1940)
2014
Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (b. 1915)
2013
Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater (b. 1938)
2013
Jean-Louis Michon, French-Swiss scholar and translator (b. 1924)
2013
Wolfgang Sawallisch, German pianist and conductor (b. 1923)
2012
Sukhbir, Indian author and poet (b. 1925)
2012
Frank Carson, Irish-English comedian and actor (b. 1926)
2012
Marie Colvin, American journalist (b. 1956)
2012
Rémi Ochlik, French photographer and journalist (b. 1983)
2007
George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, English politician, Leader of the House of Lords (b. 1918)
2007
Dennis Johnson, American basketball player and coach (b. 1954)
2005
Lee Eun-ju, South Korean actress and singer (b. 1980)
2005
Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)
2004
Andy Seminick, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1920)
2002
Roden Cutler, Australian lieutenant and politician, 32nd Governor of New South Wales (b. 1916)
2002
Chuck Jones, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)
2002
Jonas Savimbi, Angolan general, founded UNITA (b. 1934)
1999
William Bronk, American poet and academic (b. 1918)
1999
Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
1998
Abraham A. Ribicoff, American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (b. 1910)
1997
Joseph Aiuppa, American gangster (b. 1907)
1995
Ed Flanders, American actor (b. 1934)
1994
Papa John Creach, American violinist (b. 1917)
1992
Markos Vafiadis, Greek general and politician (b. 1906)
1987
David Susskind, American talk show host and producer (b. 1920)
1987
Andy Warhol, American painter and photographer (b. 1928)
1986
John Donnelly, Australian rugby league player (b. 1955)
1985
Salvador Espriu, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1913)
1985
Efrem Zimbalist, Russian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)
1983
Adrian Boult, English conductor (b. 1889)
1983
Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)
1982
Josh Malihabadi, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (b. 1898)
1980
Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter, poet and playwright (b. 1886)
1976
Angela Baddeley, English actress (b. 1904)
1976
Florence Ballard, American singer (b. 1943)
1973
Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)
1973
Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish author (b. 1899)
1973
Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (b. 1900)
1973
Winthrop Rockefeller, American colonel and politician, 37th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1912)
1971
Frédéric Mariotti, French actor (b. 1883)
1965
Felix Frankfurter, Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (b. 1882)
1961
Nick LaRocca, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1889)
1960
Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian-French painter and critic (b. 1905)
1958
Abul Kalam Azad, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of Education (b. 1888)
1945
Osip Brik, Russian avant garde writer and literary critic (b. 1888)
1944
Kasturba Gandhi, Indian activist (b. 1869)
1943
Christoph Probst, German activist (b. 1919)
1943
Hans Scholl, German activist (b. 1918)
1943
Sophie Scholl, German activist (b. 1921)
1942
Stefan Zweig, Austrian journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1881)
1939
Antonio Machado, Spanish-French poet and author (b. 1875)
1923
Théophile Delcassé, French politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1852)
1913
Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist and author (b. 1857)
1913
Francisco I. Madero, Mexican president and author (b. 1873)
1904
Leslie Stephen, English historian, author, and critic (b. 1832)
1903
Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer (b. 1860)
1898
Heungseon Daewongun, Korean king (b. 1820)
1897
Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat (b. 1824)
1890
John Jacob Astor III, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1822)
1890
Carl Bloch, Danish painter and academic (b. 1834)
1888
Anna Kingsford, English physician and activist (b. 1846)
1875
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter and illustrator (b. 1796)
1875
Charles Lyell, Scottish-English geologist and lawyer (b. 1797)
1816
Adam Ferguson, Scottish historian and philosopher (b. 1723)
1799
Heshen, Chinese politician (b. 1750)
1732
Francis Atterbury, English bishop (b. 1663)
1731
Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1638)
1690
Charles Le Brun, French painter and theorist (b. 1619)
1680
La Voisin, French occultist (b. 1640)
1674
Jean Chapelain, French poet and critic (b. 1595)
1627
Olivier van Noort, Dutch explorer (b. 1558)
1512
Amerigo Vespucci, Italian cartographer and explorer (b. 1454)
1511
Henry, duke of Cornwall (b. 1511)
1500
Gerhard VI, German nobleman (b. 1430)
1452
William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas (b. 1425)
1371
David II, king of Scotland (b. 1324)
1297
Margaret of Cortona, Italian penitent (b. 1247)
1111
Roger Borsa, king of Sicily (b. 1078)
1079
John of Fécamp, Italian Benedictine abbot
1072
Peter Damian, Italian cardinal
1071
Arnulf III, count of Flanders
978
Lambert, count of Chalon (b. 930)
970
García I, king of Pamplona
965
Otto, duke of Burgundy (b. 944)
954
Guo Wei, Chinese emperor (b. 904)
845
Wang, Chinese empress dowager
793
Sicga, Anglo-Saxon nobleman and regicide
606
Sabinian, pope of the Catholic Church
556
Maximianus, bishop of Ravenna (b. 499)