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On This Day in History:  February 25

February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 309 days remain until the end of the year (310 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
California man pleads guilty to Latina grandmothers lottery scam. A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge for targeting Latina grandmothers in Long Beach and throughout Southern California in a scam involving a fake winning lottery ticket.
2020
Oregon Lottery will lose money on sports betting this year. Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack will present some unwelcome news at the Lottery Commission's monthly meeting on Feb. 28. Scoreboard, the agency's new mobile sports betting app, will lose money for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
2016
UK couple waits for house to be painted, then claims £32.5M lottery jackpot. A Cambridgeshire couple who won £32.5 million (US$45.5 million) on the lottery have been identified — and they've revealed the bizarre reason they carried the winning ticket around for a week before claiming the massive windfall.
2014
Oregon Lottery winner won't retire. A 34-year-old safety trainer who lives in Salem, Oregon, said his first plan for his Win For Life prize is to pay off his mortgage within five years.
2013
Missouri Powerball winners live modestly, give back to hometown. While some lottery winners fritter away their fortunes or meet tragic ends, not much has outwardly changed for Mark and Cindy Hill since they won half of a $587 million Powerball jackpot in November.
2010
Man pleads guilty to altering lottery ticket. A Buffalo, New York, man has admitted he altered a Mega Millions lottery ticket to make it look he'd won a $252 million jackpot.
2010
Montana Lottery to offer Mega Millions starting Monday. The Montana Lottery will begin offering the Mega Millions game on Monday, Mar. 1.
2010
W.V. Lottery offers $15 million for office tower. West Virginia's plan to purchase the City Center West office tower for the Lottery Commission is $7 million short of the owner's asking price, according to state and local officials familiar with the negotiations.
2010
Bill would boost California Lottery jackpots. The state Lottery would be allowed to pay out more money on jackpots, with the aim of gaining more players and boosting funding for schools, under a measure that advanced Tuesday, but Los Angeles' teachers are skeptical.
2010
Maine Gov. nudged toward approval of Mega Millions. Maine may get another big jackpot lottery game, Mega Millions, if lawmakers approve a proposal discussed by the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
2010
Multi-state lottery jackpots near $100 million mark. The United States two biggest lottery games each has a jackpot that is nearly $100 million.
2009
Michigan Lottery to offer less-pricey raffle. Responding to tough economic times, the Michigan Lottery is launching its latest raffle game -- and you won't see a $50 ticket price, or a $2 million top prize.
2008
Mega lottery winners to leave 'check-by-check' days. Day three in the lives of Georgia's newest multi-millionaires began with a round of interviews on Monday morning television shows for the winners of Friday night's $270 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2008
UK National Lottery operator Camelot knew manager was spying on rivals. A manager at Camelot, the operator of the United Kingdom's National Lottery, used false identities to gather intelligence on rival companies, according to an official investigation.
2008
Michigan lawmaker wins $2M lottery jackpot. A Michigan lawmaker has won a $2 million lottery jackpot.
2007
Washington Lottery's Quinto game to end in March. Lottery players who love Quinto have until March 17 to play the card-themed draw game, Washington's Lottery announced Thursday.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $256 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $256 million Saturday.
2006
Last day for Lotto South. Today will be the last drawing for the nearly 5-year-old game with roots dating to 1990. If no one wins the final $4.5 million jackpot, all secondary prizes from $5 to $1,000 will be doubled.
2005
Nebraska man claims $198,000 Pick 5 lottery jackpot. After using a Tupperware cookie jar as a safe for two days, an Aurora man redeemed his jackpot-winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket worth $198,000.
2005
Men who threw away $100,000 scratch ticket now seek prize. Two men who say they bought a scratch-off lottery ticket and threw it away are seeking the $100,000 prize a woman claimed after she plucked it from a cafe's trash can.
2005
Idaho man, 22, wins Powerball lottery jackpot. A 22-year-old restaurant manager is the winner of Wednesday's $18.7 million Powerball jackpot.
2005
Oklahoma lottery board sworn in. Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry presided over the first meeting of the Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission on Wednesday, urging members to move quickly in hopes of getting the lottery up and running this fall.
2005
NH Senate approves $20 scratch ticket cost. The New Hamprshire Senate joined Governor John Lynch on Thursday in endorsing a doubling of the top-priced scratch ticket cost.
2004
Anonymous Winner Claims $85.5 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot. The winner of the Feb. 4 $85.5 million Powerball jackpot has claimed the prize under the anonymity of a trust, the New Hampshire Lottery said Tuesday.
2004
GTECH says not linked to scandal in Brazil. West Greenwich, Rhode Island-based GTECH Holdings Corp., the world's biggest supplier of online lottery systems, said yesterday a Brazilian government aide who was fired amid a probe of campaign finance allegations wasn't involved in extending the company's contract in the country.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $12 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $12 million Wednesday.
2004
$175,000 Mega Millions lottery win helps pair greet baby. Kathy L. Dailey, the Shortsville, New York woman who won a second prize worth $175,000 in Friday's record $239 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, wasted little time seeking anonymity.
2004
Oregon Lottery increases number of Keno drawings. The Oregon State Lottery has increased the number and frequency of its Keno drawings in an attempt to boost revenue.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$322 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2019
2.$293 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2018
3.$270 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2006
4.$266 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2016
5.$245 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2019
6.$222 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2018
7.$216 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2007
8.$195 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2014
9.$182.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2011
10.$171 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2009
11.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2009
12.$133 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2008
13.€105.5 Million
US$129.46 Million
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2018
14.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2015
15.€110.96 Million
US$126.19 Million
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2019
16.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2016
17.$99 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2010
18.€93.72 Million
US$98.98 Million
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2017
19.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2005
20.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2010
21.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2012
22.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2007
22.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2013
24.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2000
25.€70 Million
US$78.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Wednesday, Feb 25, 1987
33 years old
1982
Thursday, Feb 25, 1982
38 years old
1982
Thursday, Feb 25, 1982
38 years old
1981
Wednesday, Feb 25, 1981
39 years old
1968
Sunday, Feb 25, 1968
52 years old
1966
Friday, Feb 25, 1966
54 years old
1964
Tuesday, Feb 25, 1964
56 years old
1964
Tuesday, Feb 25, 1964
56 years old
1964
Tuesday, Feb 25, 1964
56 years old
1963
Monday, Feb 25, 1963
57 years old
1962
Sunday, Feb 25, 1962
58 years old
1962
Sunday, Feb 25, 1962
58 years old
1957
Monday, Feb 25, 1957
63 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Three people are killed and fourteen others injured in a series of shootings in the small Kansas cities of Newton and Hesston.
2015
At least 310 people are killed in avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan.
2009
Soldiers of the Bangladesh Rifles mutiny at their headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths, including 57 army officials.
2009
Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashed during landing at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, primarily due to a faulty radio altimeter, resulting in the death of nine passengers and crew including all three pilots.
1997
Yi Han-yong, a North Korean defector, was murdered by unidentified assailants in Bundang, South Korea.
1994
Mosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors.
1992
Khojaly massacre: About 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
1991
Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
1991
Cold War: The Warsaw Pact is abolished.
1987
Southern Methodist University's football program is the first college football program to be banned from competition by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions.
1986
People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines' first woman president.
1980
The government of Suriname is overthrown by a military coup led by Dési Bouterse.
1968
Vietnam War: One hundred thirty-five unarmed citizens of Hà My village in South Vietnam's Quảng Nam Province are killed and buried en masse by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Hà My massacre.
1964
North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones.
1956
Cold War: In his speech On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences, Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
1954
Gamal Abdel Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
1951
The first Pan American Games were officially opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina by President Juan Perón.
1948
Cold War: The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
1947
The formal abolition of Prussia is proclaimed by the Allied Control Council. The Prussian government had already been abolished by the Preußenschlag of 1932.
1945
World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
1941
February strike: In the occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
1939
The first of 2​2 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.
1933
The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be designed from the start of construction as an aircraft carrier.
1932
Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
1928
Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a broadcast license for television from the Federal Radio Commission.
1921
Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
1919
Oregon places a one cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
1918
World War I: Pernau, Reval, and Pskov are taken by German forces.
1916
World War I: The Germans capture Fort Douaumont during the Battle of Verdun.
1912
Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
1901
J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
1875
Guangxu Emperor of Qing dynasty China begins his reign, under Empress Dowager Cixi's regency.
1870
Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
1866
Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull - human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
1856
A Peace conference opens in Paris after the Crimean War.
1848
Provisional government in revolutionary France, by Louis Blanc's motion, guarantees workers' rights.
1843
Lord George Paulet occupies the Kingdom of Hawaii in the name of Great Britain in the Paulet Affair (1843).
1836
Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
1831
Battle of Olszynka Grochowska, part of Polish November Uprising against Russian Empire.
1797
Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion of Britain.
1336
Four thousand defenders of Pilėnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
628
Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
138
The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.

Births On This Day

1999
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italian footballer
1994
Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player
1992
Zahia Dehar, Algerian fashion & lingerie designer
1992
Max Aaron, American figure skater
1991
Dominika Kaňáková, Czech tennis player
1991
Tony Oller, American singer-songwriter and actor (MKTO)
1990
Alejandra Andreu, Spanish beauty queen
1990
Jefferson Alves Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
1990
Marianna Zachariadi, Greek pole vaulter (d. 2013)
1989
Jimmer Fredette, American basketball player
1989
Kana Hanazawa, Japanese voice actress and singer
1989
Milan Badelj, Croatian footballer
1988
Aidan Guerra, Australian-Italian rugby league player
1988
Jimmy Monaghan, American-born Irish singer-songwriter and pianist
1987
Justin Abdelkader, American ice hockey player
1986
Danny Saucedo, Swedish singer-songwriter
1986
James Starks, American football player
1985
Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby league player
1985
Joakim Noah, American basketball player
1984
Lovefoxxx, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1984
Craig Mackail-Smith, Scottish footballer
1984
João Pereira, Portuguese footballer
1984
Dane Swan, Australian footballer
1983
Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian footballer
1983
Steven Lewington, English wrestler
1982
Chris Baird, Northern Irish footballer
1982
Maria Kanellis, American wrestler
1982
Bert McCracken, American singer-songwriter
1982
Flavia Pennetta, Italian tennis player
1982
Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
1981
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
1980
Antonio Burks, American basketball player and coach
1980
Muratcan Güler, Turkish professional basketball player
1977
Josh Wolff, American soccer player and manager
1976
Rashida Jones, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1976
Samaki Walker, American basketball player
1975
Chelsea Handler, American comedian, author, and talk show host
1974
Dominic Raab, English lawyer and politician
1974
Kevin Skinner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Anthony Barness, English footballer
1973
Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish singer and actor
1973
Anson Mount, American actor
1971
Sean Astin, American actor, director, and producer
1971
Helen Dobson, English golfer
1971
Dave Harris, American radio host and songwriter
1971
Stuart MacGill, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1971
Sean O'Haire, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (d. 2014)
1971
Nova Peris, Australian athlete and politician
1971
Daniel Powter, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist
1969
Petri Walli, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist for Kingston Wall
1968
Danny Crnkovich, Australian rugby league player
1968
Oumou Sangaré, Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician
1967
Ed Balls, English politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
1967
Jonathan Freedland, English journalist and author
1966
Andrew Feldman, Baron Feldman of Elstree, English lawyer and politician
1966
Téa Leoni, American actress
1966
Nancy O'Dell, American model and journalist
1965
Brian Baker, American guitarist and songwriter
1964
Lee Evans, English comedian and actor
1964
Don Majkowski, American football player and sportscaster
1963
Paul O'Neill, American baseball player and sportscaster
1961
Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
1961
Luis Gatica, Mexican actor
1961
Todd Blackledge, American football player and sportscaster
1959
Aleksei Balabanov, Russian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1959
Mike Peters, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Jeff Fisher, American football player and coach
1958
Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
1957
Dennis Diken, American rock drummer and record producer
1957
Chuck Strahl, Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Canadian Minister of Transport
1955
Rodger McFarlane, American soldier, therapist, and activist (d. 2009)
1955
Camille Thériault, Canadian politician, 29th Premier of New Brunswick
1954
John Doe, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor
1953
José María Aznar, Spanish academic and politician, Prime Minister of Spain
1952
Jerry Chamberlain, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1952
Joey Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
1951
César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player and coach
1951
Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner and coach
1950
Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish skier (d. 2006)
1950
Neil Jordan, Irish director, screenwriter, and author
1950
Néstor Kirchner, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina (d. 2010)
1950
Emitt Rhodes, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording engineer
1949
Ric Flair, American wrestler, manager, and trainer
1949
Jack Handey, American author and screenwriter
1949
Amin Maalouf, Lebanese-French journalist and author
1947
Giuseppe Betori, Italian cardinal
1947
Brian Burke, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Western Australia
1947
Lee Evans, American runner and coach
1947
Marc Sautet, French philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1998)
1947
Doug Yule, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Andrew Ang, Singaporean lawyer, judge, and academic
1946
Jan Groth, Norwegian singer and keyboard player (d. 2014)
1946
Franz Xaver Kroetz, German actor, director, and playwright
1946
Jean Todt, French race car driver and businessman
1946
Pete Wernick, American banjo player
1944
Matt Guokas, American basketball player and coach
1944
François Cevert, French race car driver (d. 1973)
1943
Boediono, Indonesian politician, 11th Vice President of Indonesia
1943
Jack Concannon, American football player and actor (d. 2005)
1943
George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)
1941
David Puttnam, English film producer and academic
1940
Billy Packer, American sportscaster and author
1940
Ron Santo, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2010)
1938
Diane Baker, American actress
1938
Herb Elliott, Australian runner and businessman
1938
Farokh Engineer, Indian cricketer and referee
1937
Tom Courtenay, English actor
1937
Bob Schieffer, American journalist and author
1935
Sally Jessy Raphael, American journalist and talk show host
1935
Oktay Sinanoğlu, Turkish chemist and academic (d. 2015)
1934
David E. Jeremiah, American admiral (d. 2013)
1934
Tony Lema, American golfer (d. 1966)
1932
Tony Brooks, English race car driver
1932
Faron Young, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
1929
Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2007)
1928
Paul Elvstrøm, Danish sailor and engineer (d. 2016)
1928
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American judge, author, and activist (d. 1998)
1928
Larry Gelbart, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1928
Richard G. Stern, American author and academic (d. 2013)
1927
Ralph Stanley, American singer and banjo player (d. 2016)
1926
Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda, Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (d. 2003)
1925
Shehu Shagari, former President of Nigeria (d. 2018)
1925
Lisa Kirk, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
1924
Hugh Huxley, English-American biologist and academic (d. 2013)
1921
Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1970)
1921
Andy Pafko, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
1920
Philip Habib, American academic and diplomat, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (d. 1992)
1920
Sun Myung Moon, Messiah II, Korean religious leader, founded the Unification Church (d. 2012)
1919
Monte Irvin, American baseball player and executive (d. 2016)
1918
Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (d. 1995)
1917
Anthony Burgess, English author, playwright, and critic (d. 1993)
1914
John Arlott, English journalist and author (d. 1991)
1913
Jim Backus, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1913
Gert Fröbe, German actor (d. 1988)
1910
Millicent Fenwick, American journalist and politician (d. 1992)
1908
Mary Locke Petermann, cellular biochemist (d. 1975)
1908
Frank G. Slaughter, American physician and author (d. 2001)
1907
Sabahattin Ali, Turkish journalist, author, and poet (d. 1948)
1906
Mary Coyle Chase, American journalist and playwright (d. 1981)
1905
Perry Miller, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1963)
1903
King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and coach (d. 1986)
1901
Vince Gair, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Queensland (d. 1980)
1901
Zeppo Marx, American comedian and agent (d. 1979)
1900
Illa Martin, German dendrologist, botanist, conservationist, and dentist (d. 1988)
1900
Marina Yurlova, Russian-American child soldier, author, and dancer (d. 1984)
1898
William Astbury, physicist and molecular biologist (d. 1961)
1897
Peter Llewelyn Davies, English soldier and publisher (d. 1960)
1894
Meher Baba, Indian spiritual master (d. 1969)
1890
Myra Hess, English pianist and educator (d. 1965)
1889
Homer S. Ferguson, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 1982)
1888
John Foster Dulles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State (d. 1959)
1885
Princess Alice of Battenberg (d. 1969)
1883
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)
1881
William Z. Foster, American union leader and politician (d. 1961)
1881
Alexei Rykov, Russian politician, Premier of Russia (d. 1938)
1877
Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist and scholar (d. 1935)
1873
Enrico Caruso, Italian-American tenor (d. 1921)
1869
Phoebus Levene, Russian-American biochemist and physician (d. 1940)
1866
Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher and politician (d. 1952)
1865
Andranik, Armenian general (d. 1927)
1860
William Ashley, English historian and academic (d. 1927)
1857
Robert Bond, Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Newfoundland (d. 1927)
1856
Karl Gotthard Lamprecht, German historian and academic (d. 1915)
1856
Mathias Zdarsky, Czech-Austrian skier, painter, and sculptor (d. 1940)
1855
Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet and author (d. 1886)
1845
George Reid, Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1918)
1842
Karl May, German author, poet, and playwright (d. 1912)
1841
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)
1833
John St. John, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Kansas (d. 1916)
1816
Giovanni Morelli, Italian historian and critic (d. 1891)
1812
Carl Christian Hall, Danish lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1888)
1809
John Hart, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of South Australia (d. 1873)
1806
Emma Catherine Embury, American author and poet (d. 1863)
1778
José de San Martín, Argentinian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (d. 1850)
1755
François René Mallarmé, French lawyer and politician (d. 1835)
1752
John Graves Simcoe, English-Canadian general and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)
1728
John Wood, the Younger, English architect, designed the Royal Crescent (d. 1782)
1714
René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, French lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
1707
Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and composer (d. 1793)
1682
Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist and pathologist (d. 1771)
1670
Maria Margarethe Kirch, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1720)
1663
Peter Anthony Motteux, French-English author, playwright, and translator (d. 1718)
1651
Johann Philipp Krieger, German organist and composer (d. 1725)
1651
Quirinus Kuhlmann, German Baroque poet and mystic (d. 1689)
1644
Thomas Newcomen, English pastor and engineer (d. 1729)
1643
Ahmed II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1695)
1591
Friedrich Spee, German poet and author (d. 1635)
1552
Magdalene of Lippe (d. 1587)
1543
Sharaf Khan Bidlisi, Emir of Bitlis (d. 1603)
1540
Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English aristocrat and courtier (d. 1614)
1475
Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, last male member of the House of York (d. 1499)
1473
Al-Mutawakkil Yahya Sharaf ad-Din, Imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen (d. 1555)
1337
Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1383)
1304
Ibn Battuta, Moroccan jurist
1259
Infanta Branca of Portugal, daughter of King Afonso III of Portugal and Urraca of Castile (d. 1321)
449
Emperor Qianfei, emperor of the Liu Song dynasty (d. 466)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Neil Fingleton, English actor and basketball player, one of the tallest 25 men in the world (b. 1980)
2017
Bill Paxton, American actor (b. 1955)
2015
Harve Bennett, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1930)
2015
Eugenie Clark, American biologist and academic (b. 1922)
2014
Angèle Arsenault, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
2014
Mário Coluna, Portuguese footballer (b. 1935)
2014
Paco de Lucía, Spanish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1947)
2014
Chokwe Lumumba, American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)
2013
Stewart "Dirk" Fischer, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)
2013
C. Everett Koop, American surgeon and admiral, 13th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1916)
2013
Ray O'Connor, Australian soldier and politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia (b. 1926)
2012
Lynn Compton, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1921)
2012
Louisiana Red, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
2011
Nikos Alexiou, Greek painter and set designer (b. 1960)
2010
İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish pediatrician and academic (b. 1915)
2009
Philip José Farmer, American author (b. 1918)
2008
Hans Raj Khanna, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, Indian Minister of Law and Justice (b. 1912)
2007
William Anderson, American commander and politician (b. 1921)
2007
Clem Windsor, Australian rugby player and surgeon (b. 1923)
2006
Darren McGavin, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
2005
Peter Benenson, English lawyer, founded Amnesty International (b. 1921)
2004
Albert Chartier, Canadian illustrator (b. 1912)
2003
Tom O'Higgins, Irish judge and politician, 6th Chief Justice of Ireland (b. 1916)
2003
Alberto Sordi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
2002
James L. Usry, American politician, first African-American mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey (b. 1922)
2001
A. R. Ammons, American poet and critic (b. 1926)
2001
Don Bradman, Australian cricketer (b. 1908)
2001
Norbert Glanzberg, Polish-French composer (b. 1910)
2001
Sigurd Raschèr, German-American saxophonist (b. 1907)
1999
Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
1998
W. O. Mitchell, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1914)
1997
Cal Abrams, American baseball player (b. 1924)
1997
Andrei Sinyavsky, Russian journalist and publisher (b. 1925)
1996
Vehbi Koç, Turkish businessman and philanthropist (b. 1901)
1996
Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American physician and author (b. 1940)
1994
Baruch Goldstein, American-Israeli physician and murderer (b. 1956)
1993
Toy Caldwell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
1993
Eddie Constantine, American-French actor (b. 1917)
1988
Bernard Ashmole, English archaeologist and historian (b. 1894)
1987
James Coco, American actor and comedian (b. 1930)
1983
Tennessee Williams, American playwright, and poet (b. 1911)
1980
Robert Hayden, American poet and academic (b. 1913)
1978
Daniel James, Jr., American general and pilot (b. 1920)
1975
Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1897)
1971
Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
1971
Gottfried Fuchs, German-Canadian Olympic soccer player (b. 1889)
1970
Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and academic (b. 1903)
1964
Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1887)
1964
Hinrich Lohse, German politician (b. 1896)
1964
Grace Metalious, American author (b. 1924)
1963
Melville J. Herskovits, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1895)
1957
Mark Aldanov, Russian author and critic (b. 1888)
1957
Bugs Moran, American mob boss (b. 1893)
1953
Sergei Winogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian microbiologist and ecologist (b. 1856)
1950
George Minot, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
1945
Mário de Andrade, Brazilian author, poet, and photographer (b. 1893)
1934
Elizabeth Gertrude Britton, American botanist and academic (b. 1857)
1934
John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)
1928
William O'Brien, Irish journalist and politician (b. 1852)
1922
Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (b. 1869)
1920
Marcel-Auguste Dieulafoy, French archaeologist and engineer (b. 1844)
1916
David Bowman, Australian politician (b. 1860)
1915
Charles Edwin Bessey, American botanist, author, and academic (b. 1845)
1914
John Tenniel, English illustrator (b. 1820)
1912
William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)
1911
Friedrich Spielhagen, German author, theorist, and translator (b. 1829)
1910
Worthington Whittredge, American painter and educator (b. 1820)
1906
Anton Arensky, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1861)
1899
Paul Reuter, German-English journalist and businessman, founded Reuters (b. 1816)
1888
Josif Pančić, Serbian botanist and academic (b. 1814)
1878
Townsend Harris, American merchant, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1804)
1877
Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepalese ruler (b. 1816)
1875
Thomas Reynolds, English-Australian politician, 5th Premier of South Australia (b. 1818)
1870
Henrik Hertz, Danish poet and playwright (b. 1797)
1865
Otto Ludwig, German author, playwright, and critic (b. 1813)
1852
Thomas Moore, Irish poet and lyricist (b. 1779)
1850
Daoguang Emperor of China (b. 1782)
1841
Philip Pendleton Barbour, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1783)
1831
Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German author and playwright (b. 1752)
1822
William Pinkney, American politician and diplomat, 7th United States Attorney General (b. 1764)
1819
Francisco Manoel de Nascimento, Portuguese-French poet and educator (b. 1734)
1805
Thomas Pownall, English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1722)
1798
Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini, French poet and diplomat (b. 1716)
1796
Samuel Seabury, American bishop (b. 1729)
1756
Eliza Haywood, English actress and poet (b. 1693)
1723
Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (b. 1632)
1713
Frederick I of Prussia (b. 1657)
1710
Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, French soldier and explorer (b. 1639)
1682
Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (b. 1639)
1655
Daniel Heinsius, Flemish poet and scholar (b. 1580)
1634
Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general and politician (b. 1583)
1601
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1566)
1600
Sebastian de Aparicio, Spanish colonial industrialist and saint (b. 1502)
1558
Eleanor of Austria (b. 1498)
1547
Vittoria Colonna, marchioness of Pescara (b. 1490)
1536
Berchtold Haller, German-Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1492)
1536
Jacob Hutter, founder of the Hutterites
1522
William Lily, English scholar and educator (b. 1468)
1495
Sultan Cem, Ottoman politician (b. 1459)
1321
Beatrice d'Avesnes, consort of Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg
1246
Dafydd ap Llywelyn, Welsh king (b. 1212)
944
Lin Ding, Chinese official and chancellor
891
Fujiwara no Mototsune, Japanese regent (b. 836)
806
Tarasios, patriarch of Constantinople
805
De Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 742)