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On This Day in History:  July 14

July 14 is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 170 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2021
Nearly 10,000 players split $3.6 million in NC Lottery Pick 3 drawing. Thousands of players across the state of North Carolina are splitting a whopping $3.6 million in the North Carolina Lottery's Pick 3 game thanks to a popular number combination.
2018
Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot. A woman awarded half of a $1.2 million lottery prize in Nova Scotia says her nephew is "dead" to her after he took half of the prize money, and that she only wrote his name on the ticket for "good luck." Meanwhile, at least one lawyer says she may have a case.
2017
State lotteries losing revenue to 'jackpot fatigue' and casinos. The biggest loser in the lottery game? Increasingly, it's the states that rely on lottery revenue, as fewer people are buying tickets of chance.
2016
$333 MILLION: Powerball offers up summertime riches. This month it's not just the weather and backyard barbecue that've been hot — Lottery jackpots also continue to sizzle.
2015
Trial underway in world's biggest lottery fraud case. The first witnesses, including the lottery's vice president of security, took the stand Tuesday after opening statements in the trial of a former lottery worker charged in the Hot Lotto mystery winner case.
2015
Lottery ticket thief gets prison term shortened. An appeals court shortened the prison term for lottery-ticket thief Andy Ashkar by at least three-and-a-half years, reducing a sentence imposed by a judge because it was "unduly harsh and severe."
2011
Record £161m EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed. The EuroMillions ticket-holder from Britain who won Europe's biggest-ever jackpot of £161 million (US$258.4 million) has claimed their prize, UK National Lottery operator Camelot has confirmed.
2011
Canada couple loses out on $1.64M jackpot. Relying on their friends to ensure they were covered for a lottery pool has cost an Alberta, Canada, couple $1.64 million, a judge has ruled.
2010
Georgia Lottery profits up in 2010. Another good year for the Georgia Lottery meant more money for the state's pre-kindergarten and HOPE college scholarship programs, but it isn't enough to keep state officials from worrying about HOPE's future.
2010
Wrong guy: Cops beat up lottery player. A San Jose man has hired a lawyer after police wrestled him to the ground, handcuffed him and kicked him in the face in a case of mistaken identity.
2010
4-time Texas lotto winner rich with money, mystery. Mathematicians say the odds that Joan Ginther would hit four Texas Lottery jackpots for a combined nearly $21 million are as slim as 1 in 18 septillion -- that's 18 followed by 24 zeros.
2009
Maine Lottery holds final Summer Spectacular raffle drawing. The Maine Lottery yesterday completed the third of its three Summer Spectacular raffle drawings, which awarded cash prizes, as well as some prizes not normally associated with a state lottery.
2009
Newspaper: Big lottery winners are rare. A North Carolina newspaper tries to put the number of big lottery winners in the state in perspective.
2004
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $29 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $29 million Wednesday.
2004
Retailer to testify before Tenn. lottery committee. A Tennessee retailer with a series of complaints about the corporation managing Tennessee's lottery has been asked to appear Wednesday in Nashville and testify before a state oversight committee.
2004
Questions surround replacement of Mexico lottery director. The director of Mexico's National Lottery, Laura Valdes, was replaced Tuesday amid accusations that the agency may have favored some private charities, rather than passing money through normal governmental channels.
2004
Man whose house burned down wins lottery. A Virginia man who lost all of his belongings when his house burned down during Hurricane Isabel last year has won a $150,000 lottery prize.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$375 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2018
2.$335.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2016
3.$217 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2017
4.€188.92 Million
US$212.01 Million
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2019
5.$172 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2017
6.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2002
7.$137.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2021
8.$137 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2019
9.$123 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2015
10.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2005
11.€107.94 Million
US$119.97 Million
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2016
12.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2021
13.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2013
14.€97 Million
US$108.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2019
15.€85 Million
US$104.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2012
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2018
17.€81 Million
US$97.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2005
18.€67 Million
US$91.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2014
19.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2020
20.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 14, 2012
21.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2008
22.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2020
23.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2006
24.€70.77 Million
US$81.13 Million
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2017
25.€57 Million
US$80.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Thursday, Jul 14, 1988
33 years old
1986
Monday, Jul 14, 1986
35 years old
1982
Wednesday, Jul 14, 1982
39 years old
1981
Tuesday, Jul 14, 1981
40 years old
1979
Saturday, Jul 14, 1979
42 years old
1977
Thursday, Jul 14, 1977
44 years old
1975
Monday, Jul 14, 1975
46 years old
1971
Wednesday, Jul 14, 1971
50 years old
1970
Tuesday, Jul 14, 1970
51 years old
1968
Sunday, Jul 14, 1968
53 years old
1965
Wednesday, Jul 14, 1965
56 years old
1964
Tuesday, Jul 14, 1964
57 years old
1963
Sunday, Jul 14, 1963
58 years old
1957
Sunday, Jul 14, 1957
64 years old
1947
Monday, Jul 14, 1947
74 years old
1945
Saturday, Jul 14, 1945
76 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
NASA's New Horizons probe performs the first flyby of Pluto, and thus completes the initial survey of the Solar System.
2013
Dedication of statue of Rachel Carson, a sculpture named for the environmentalist, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
1965
Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet. The photographs take approximately six hours to be transmitted back to Earth.
1960
Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her study of chimpanzees in the wild.
1958
In the 14 July Revolution in Iraq, the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abd al-Karim Qasim, who becomes the nation's new leader.
1957
Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
1950
Korean War: beginning of the Battle of Taejon.
1948
Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot and wounded near the Italian Parliament.
1943
In Diamond, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
1933
In a decree called the Gleichschaltung, Hitler abolishes all German political parties except the Nazis.
1933
Nazi eugenics programme begins with the proclamation of the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring requiring the compulsory sterilization of any citizen who suffers from alleged genetic disorders.
1916
Battle of Delville Wood begins as an action within the Battle of the Somme, lasting until 3 September 1916.
1915
Beginning of the McMahon-Hussein Correspondence between Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca and the British official Henry McMahon concerning the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
1911
Harry Atwood, an exhibition pilot for the Wright brothers, is greeted by President Taft after he lands his aeroplane on the South Lawn of the White House, having flown from Boston.
1902
The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
1900
Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.
1881
American outlaw Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the Maxwell House at Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
1874
The Chicago Fire of 1874 burns down 47 acres of the city, destroying 812 buildings, killing 20, and resulting in the fire insurance industry demanding municipal reforms from Chicago's city council.
1865
The first ascent of the Matterhorn is completed by Edward Whymper and his party, four of whom die on the descent.
1853
Opening of the first major US world's fair, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City.
1808
The Finnish War: the Battle of Lapua was fought.
1798
The Sedition Act of 1798 becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.
1791
Beginning of Priestley Riots (to 17 July) in Birmingham targeting Joseph Priestley as a supporter of the French Revolution.
1790
Inaugural Fête de la Fédération is held to celebrate the unity of the French people and the national reconciliation.
1789
Storming of the Bastille in Paris. This event escalates the widespread discontent into the French Revolution. Bastille Day is still celebrated annually in France.
1771
Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra.
1769
An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolá leaves its base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
1420
Battle of Vítkov Hill, decisive victory of Czech Hussite forces commanded by Jan Žižka against Crusade army led by Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor.
1223
Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II.

Births On This Day

1988
Jérémy Stravius, French swimmer; winner of five gold medals in Olympic and world championship competitions.
1977
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
1960
Anna Bligh, Australian politician, 37th Premier of Queensland
1960
Angélique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter, activist and actress
1950
Bruce Oldfield, English fashion designer
1949
Tommy Mottola, American businessman and music publisher
1948
Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, Zulu king
1947
John Blackman, Australian radio and television presenter
1947
Claudia J. Kennedy, American general
1947
Salih Neftçi, Turkish economist and author (d. 2009)
1947
Navin Ramgoolam, Mauritius physician and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Mauritius
1946
John Wood, Australian actor and screenwriter
1942
Javier Solana, Spanish physicist and politician, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs
1941
Maulana Karenga, American philosopher, author, and activist, created Kwanzaa
1941
Andreas Khol, German-Austrian lawyer and politician
1940
Susan Howatch, English author and academic
1939
Karel Gott, Czech singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2019)
1939
George Edgar Slusser, American scholar and author (d. 2014)
1938
Jerry Rubin, American activist, author, and businessman (d. 1994)
1938
Tommy Vig, Hungarian vibraphone player, drummer, and composer
1937
Yoshiro Mori, Japanese journalist and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Japan
1936
Robert F. Overmyer, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1996)
1933
Robert Bourassa, Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1996)
1933
Dumaagiin Sodnom, Mongolian politician; 13th Prime Minister of Mongolia
1932
Rosey Grier, American football player and actor
1932
Del Reeves, American country singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
1931
Jacqueline de Ribes, French fashion designer and philanthropist
1931
E. V. Thompson, English police officer and author (d. 2012)
1930
Polly Bergen, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
1930
Benoît Sinzogan, Beninese military officer and politician
1928
Nancy Olson, American actress
1928
William Rees-Mogg, English journalist and public servant (d. 2012)
1927
John Chancellor, American journalist (d. 1996)
1927
Mike Esposito, American author and illustrator (d. 2010)
1926
Wallace Jones, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
1926
Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, musician, and singer (d. 2017)
1926
Himayat Ali Shair, Urdu poet (d. 2019)
1925
Bruce L. Douglas, American politician
1924
Warren Giese, American football player, coach, and politician (d. 2013)
1923
René Favaloro, Argentine surgeon and cardiologist (d. 2000)
1923
Dale Robertson, American actor (d. 2013)
1923
Robert Zildjian, American businessman, founded Sabian (d. 2013)
1922
Robin Olds, American general and pilot (d. 2007)
1922
Elfriede Rinkel, German SS officer (d. 2018)
1922
Käbi Laretei, Estonian-Swedish concert pianist (d. 2014)
1921
Sixto Durán Ballén, American-Ecuadorian architect and politician, 48th President of Ecuador (d. 2016)
1921
Leon Garfield, English author (d. 1996)
1921
Armand Gaudreault, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
1921
Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1920
Shankarrao Chavan, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Finance (d. 2004)
1918
Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1918
Arthur Laurents, American director, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 2011)
1918
Jay Wright Forrester, American computer engineer and systems scientist (d. 2016)
1913
Gerald Ford, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (d. 2006)
1912
Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)
1911
Pavel Prudnikau, Belarusian poet and author (d. 2000)
1910
William Hanna, American animator, director, producer, and actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2001)
1907
Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1989)
1903
Irving Stone, American author and educator (d. 1989)
1901
Gerald Finzi, English composer and academic (d. 1956)
1898
Happy Chandler, American lawyer and politician, 49th Governor of Kentucky, second Commissioner of Baseball (d. 1991)
1896
Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish soldier and anarchist (d. 1936)
1894
Dave Fleischer, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1979)
1893
Clarence J. Brown, American publisher and politician, 36th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (d. 1965)
1893
Garimella Satyanarayana, Indian poet and author (d. 1952)
1889
Marco de Gastyne, French painter and illustrator (d. 1982)
1889
Ante Pavelic, Croatian fascist dictator during World War II (d. 1959)
1888
Scipio Slataper, Italian author and critic (d. 1915)
1885
Sisavang Vong, Laotian king (d. 1959)
1878
Donald Meek, Scottish-American stage and film actor (d. 1946)
1874
Abbas II of Egypt (d. 1944)
1874
Crawford Vaughan, Australian politician, 27th Premier of South Australia (d. 1947)
1872
Albert Marque, French sculptor and doll maker (d. 1939)
1868
Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist and spy (d. 1926)
1866
Juliette Wytsman, Belgian painter (d. 1925)
1865
Arthur Capper, American journalist and politician, 20th Governor of Kansas (d. 1951)
1862
Florence Bascom, American geologist and educator (d. 1945)
1862
Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1918)
1861
Kate M. Gordon, American activist (d. 1931)
1859
Willy Hess, German violinist and educator (d. 1928)
1829
Edward Benson, English archbishop (d. 1896)
1816
Arthur de Gobineau, French writer who founded Gobinism to promote development of racism (d. 1882)
1801
Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist and anatomist (d. 1858)
1785
Mordecai Manuel Noah, American journalist, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1851)
1755
Michel de Beaupuy, French general (d. 1796)
1743
Gavrila Derzhavin, Russian poet and politician (d. 1816)
1721
John Douglas, Scottish bishop and scholar (d. 1807)
1696
William Oldys, English historian and author (d. 1761)
1675
Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French general (d. 1747)
1671
Jacques d'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
1634
Pasquier Quesnel, French priest and theologian (d. 1719)
1610
Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1670)
1608
George Goring, Lord Goring, English general (d. 1657)
1602
Cardinal Jules Mazarin, Italian-French cardinal and politician, chief minister of France from 5 December 1642 to 9 March 1661 (d. 1661)
1515
Philip I, Duke of Pomerania (d. 1560)
1454
Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1494)
1410
Arnold, Duke of Guelders, (d. 1473)
926
Murakami, emperor of Japan (d. 967)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician; only woman to win the Fields Medal (2014), the most prestigious award in mathematics (b. 1977)
2005
Cicely Saunders, English hospice founder (b. 1918)
2000
Pepo, Chilean cartoonist; creator of Condorito (b. 1911)
1998
Richard McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1909)
1993
Léo Ferré, Monacan singer-songwriter, pianist, and poet (b. 1916)
1991
Constance Stokes, Australian painter (b. 1906)
1989
Frank Bell, English linguist and academic (b. 1916)
1986
Raymond Loewy, French-American industrial designer (b. 1893)
1984
Ernest Tidyman, American author and screenwriter; Academy Award winner for The French Connection (b. 1928)
1974
Carl Spaatz, American World War II general; commander of the Strategic Air Forces in Europe (b. 1891)
1970
Preston Foster, American actor (b. 1900)
1968
Konstantin Paustovsky, Russian author and poet (b. 1892)
1967
Tudor Arghezi, Romanian author and poet (b. 1880)
1966
Julie Manet, French painter and art collector (b. 1878)
1965
Adlai Stevenson II, American soldier and politician, 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1900)
1954
Jacinto Benavente, Spanish author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
1939
Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and illustrator (b. 1860)
1937
Julius Meier, American businessman and politician, 20th Governor of Oregon (b. 1874)
1936
Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (b. 1890)
1918
Quentin Roosevelt, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)
1917
Octave Lapize, French cyclist (b. 1887)
1910
Marius Petipa, French dancer and choreographer (b. 1818)
1907
William Henry Perkin, English chemist and academic (b. 1838)
1904
Paul Kruger, South African politician, 5th President of the South African Republic (b. 1824)
1881
William H. Bonney aka Billy the Kid, American gunfighter and outlaw (b. 1859 or 1860)
1876
John Buckley, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1813)
1856
Edward Vernon Utterson, English lawyer and historian (b. 1775)
1850
August Neander, German historian and theologian (b. 1789)
1834
Edmond-Charles Genêt, French-American diplomat (b. 1763)
1827
Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist and engineer, reviver of wave theory of light, inventor of catadioptric lighthouse lens (b. 1788)
1817
Germaine de Staël, French philosopher and author (b. 1766)
1816
Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan general (b. 1750)
1809
Nicodemus the Hagiorite, Greek monk and saint (b. 1749)
1790
Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (b. 1717)
1789
Jacques de Flesselles, French politician (b. 1721)
1789
Bernard-René de Launay, French politician (b. 1740)
1780
Charles Batteux, French philosopher and academic (b. 1713)
1774
James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley, Irish field marshal (b. 1682)
1742
Richard Bentley, English scholar and theologian (b. 1662)
1723
Claude Fleury, French historian and author (b. 1640)
1614
Camillus de Lellis, Italian priest and saint (b. 1550)
1575
Richard Taverner, English translator (b. 1505)
1526
John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford, English peer, landowner, and Lord Great Chamberlain of England (b. 1499)
1486
Margaret of Denmark, daughter of Christian I of Denmark (b. 1456)
1262
Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester, English soldier (b. 1222)
1242
Hojo Yasutoki, regent of Japan (b. 1183)
1223
Philip II, king of France (b. 1165)
937
Arnulf I, duke of Bavaria
850
Wei Fu, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
809
Otomo no Otomaro, Japanese general and Shogun (b. 731)
664
Eorcenberht, king of Kent