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On This Day in History:  July 5

July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 179 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Fishing boat captain stops at store for a drink and wins $1 million in NC lottery. The sun-burned captain of a fishing boat stopped to buy a drink Tuesday at a convenience store in Wilmington and ended up winning $1 million, according to the N.C. Education Lottery.
2018
Father and son win big in Virginia Lottery Cash 5. A father and son from Newport News, Virginia, won a combined $400,000 with four Cash 5 lottery tickets.
2018
Man wins $4 million Massachusetts lottery prize, plans to take care of mother. A Rockland, Massachusetts, resident is the first to claim the $4 million prize in the state's "100X" instant ticket game, which began in mid-June.
2017
New York seizes $20 million in lottery prizes from people on public assistance. New York state has reclaimed nearly $20 million in lottery prizes since 2013 from winners who had received public assistance in the last 10 years.
2017
Oklahoma Lottery boosts prizes to lure back players. Oklahoma lottery officials are rolling out a new series of games after lawmakers restructured the system this year.
2016
$454 million jackpot driving Mega Million ticket sales. With strong sales around the country, the estimated jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing has been raised to $454 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $319 million cash.
2016
Longtime Kentucky Lottery director dies following fall. Arthur L. "Arch" Gleason, the longtime head of the Kentucky Lottery Corp. died on Friday following a fall in Cincinnati.
2014
Woman sues TN Lottery over 'toxic' workplace, harassment. A former employee is suing the Tennessee Lottery in federal court, saying supervisors constantly sexually harassed her and then had her fired for complaining.
2010
Ohio Lottery reports record sales. The Ohio Lottery says it's on a roll, with the introduction of Powerball helping the agency post another year of record sales.
2009
Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, July 4th, and made four instant millionaires.
2009
Florida Lottery Raffle drawing crowns 7 new millionaires. 750,000 Florida Lottery raffle tickets had a shot at winning $1 million, and seven of those are officially chosen as the big winners.
2008
Pick 3 numbers in Kansas Lottery misreported. The Kansas Lottery says it misreported Pick 3 numbers for three dates because of a software glitch.
2007
Mass. Lottery sweepstakes winner collects $20M prize. Judith Zahn of Hatfield today claimed the winning $20 million ticket in the Massachusetts Lottery's Star Spangled Sweepstakes drawing on Tuesday night.
2004
Tenn. Lottery Executive Perks Criticized. Tennessee lottery funds were used to pay for six months of temporary housing for lottery CEO Rebecca Paul and three other top executives, a perk one state senator says is too costly.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $21 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $21 million, with a cash option of $11 million.
2004
Lottery-ticket seller also a Mega winner. Whoever bought the winning ticket in the $290 million Mega Millions lottery drawing couldn't have been much happier Saturday than the person who sold it.
2004
Two Tickets Win $6 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot. Two tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to share a jackpot of $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Minnesota top pull-tab state. Minnesota residents spend $1.3 billion on pull-tabs annually -- more than they spend on casino gambling -- with the proceeds going to charity.
2004
N.C. woman claims $66M Powerball jackpot. A North Carolina woman turned in the winning $65.8 million Powerball ticket to South Carolina Lottery officials late Friday afternoon.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$454 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2016
2.$283 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2018
3.$257 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2016
4.€171 Million
US$247.23 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2011
5.€182.7 Million
US$205.12 Million
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2019
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2003
7.$186 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2017
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2019
9.$133 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2009
10.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2007
11.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2017
12.€103.55 Million
US$114.96 Million
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2016
13.$111.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 7, 1993
14.$110 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2006
15.€90 Million
US$105.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2018
16.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2014
17.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2002
17.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2015
19.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2019
20.€67 Million
US$85.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2006
21.€74 Million
US$83.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2019
22.€69 Million
US$82.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2005
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2018
24.$79 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2013
25.€66.66 Million
US$75.94 Million
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1960
Tuesday, Jul 5, 1960
59 years old
1960
Tuesday, Jul 5, 1960
59 years old
1957
Friday, Jul 5, 1957
62 years old
1957
Friday, Jul 5, 1957
62 years old
1957
Friday, Jul 5, 1957
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1954
Monday, Jul 5, 1954
65 years old
1950
Wednesday, Jul 5, 1950
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The EU Copyright Directive currently has been pushed back to 10 September 2018, due to the majority of votes in the EU Parliament favoring holding back the vote.
2018
Lithuania becomes the 36th member of the OECD.
2016
The Juno space probe arrives at Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.
2012
The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).
2009
A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
2009
The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered in England, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, Staffordshire.
2006
North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan.
2004
The first Indonesian presidential election is held.
1999
U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
1997
Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil MP A. Thangathurai is shot dead at Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College in Trincomalee.
1996
Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
1995
The Republic of Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after its independence from the Soviet Union.
1989
Iran-Contra affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions are later overturned.
1987
Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE uses suicide attacks on the Sri Lankan Army for the first time. The Black Tigers are born and, in the following years, will continue to kill with the tactic.
1980
Swedish tennis player Björn Borg wins his fifth Wimbledon final and becomes the first male tennis player to win the championships five times in a row (1976-1980).
1977
Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
1975
Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
1975
Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
1973
A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills eleven firefighters.
1971
The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
1962
The official independence of Algeria is proclaimed after an 8-year-long war with France.
1954
The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
1954
Elvis Presley records his first single, "That's All Right," at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
1950
Korean War: Task Force Smith: American and North Korean forces first clash, in the Battle of Osan.
1950
Zionism: The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
1948
National Health Service Acts create the national public health system in the United Kingdom.
1946
The bikini goes on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris, France.
1945
World War II: The liberation of the Philippines is declared.
1943
World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
1943
World War II: German forces begin a massive offensive against the Soviet Union at the Battle of Kursk, also known as Operation Citadel.
1941
World War II: Operation Barbarossa: German troops reach the Dnieper river.
1940
World War II: The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
1937
Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
1935
The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1934
"Bloody Thursday": Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
1915
The Liberty Bell leaves Philadelphia by special train on its way to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This is the last trip outside Philadelphia that the custodians of the bell intend to permit.
1884
Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
1841
Thomas Cook organises the first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough.
1833
Lê Văn Khôi along with 27 soldiers stage a mutiny taking over the Phiên An citadel, developing into the Lê Văn Khôi revolt against Emperor Minh Mạng.
1833
Admiral Charles Napier vanquishes the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
1814
War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa: American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.
1813
War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York commence.
1811
The Venezuelan Declaration of Independence is adopted by a congress of the provinces.
1809
The largest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Wagram is fought between the French and Austrian Empires.
1807
In Buenos Aires the local militias repel the British soldiers within the Second English Invasion.
1803
The Convention of Artlenburg is signed, leading to the French occupation of the Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (which had been ruled by the British king).
1775
The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
1770
The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
1687
Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
1610
John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
1594
Portuguese forces under the command of Pedro Lopes de Sousa begin an unsuccessful invasion of the Kingdom of Kandy during the Campaign of Danture in Sri Lanka.
1316
The Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea meet in the Battle of Manolada.
328
The official opening of Constantine's Bridge built over the Danube between Sucidava (Corabia, Romania) and Oescus (Gigen, Bulgaria) by the Roman architect Theophilus Patricius.

Births On This Day

1995
Baily Cargill, English footballer
1994
Diana Harkusha, Ukrainian lawyer, dancer, model and beauty queen
1994
Shohei Ohtani, Japanese baseball player
1993
Yaroslav Kosov, Russian ice hockey player
1992
Alberto Moreno, Spanish footballer
1992
Chiara Scholl, American tennis player
1990
Abeba Aregawi, Ethiopian-Swedish runner
1989
Charlie Austin, English footballer
1989
Georgios Efrem, Cypriot footballer
1989
Dwight King, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Martin Liivamägi, Estonian swimmer
1988
Samir Ujkani, Albanian footballer
1987
Ji Chang-wook, South Korean actor
1987
Mohd Safiq Rahim, Malaysian footballer
1987
Andrija Kaluđerović, Serbian footballer
1987
Alexander Kristoff, Norwegian cyclist
1986
Piermario Morosini, Italian footballer (d. 2012)
1986
Alexander Radulov, Russian ice hockey player
1986
Adam Young, American singer, songwriter and composer. Commonly known as "Owl City"
1985
Alexandre R. Picard, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Megan Rapinoe, American soccer player
1984
Danay Garcia, Cuban actress
1984
Zack Miller, American golfer
1983
Marco Estrada, Mexican baseball player
1983
Jonás Gutiérrez, Argentinian footballer
1983
Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
1983
Taavi Peetre, Estonian shot putter (d. 2010)
1982
Fabrício de Souza, Brazilian footballer
1982
Alexander Dimitrenko, Ukrainian-German boxer
1982
Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
1982
Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
1982
Kate Gynther, Australian water polo player
1982
Dave Haywood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1982
Paíto, Mozambican footballer
1982
Javier Paredes, Spanish footballer
1982
Szabolcs Perenyi, Romanian-Hungarian footballer
1982
Beno Udrih, Slovenian basketball player
1980
David Rozehnal, Czech footballer
1980
Mads Tolling, Danish-American violinist and composer
1980
Jason Wade, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Shane Filan, Irish singer-songwriter
1979
Amélie Mauresmo, French-Swiss tennis player
1979
Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer and manager
1978
Britta Oppelt, German rower
1978
Allan Simonsen, Danish race car driver (d. 2013)
1978
İsmail YK, German-Turkish singer-songwriter
1977
Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player
1977
Steven Sharp Nelson, American cellist
1976
Bizarre, American rapper
1976
Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
1975
Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer and coach
1975
Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player
1974
Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
1973
Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer and coach
1973
Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish drummer
1973
Róisín Murphy, Irish singer-songwriter and producer
1972
Matthew Birir, Kenyan runner
1972
Robert Esmie, Canadian sprinter
1972
Gary Shteyngart, American writer
1971
Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager
1970
Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (d. 2004)
1970
Valentí Massana, Spanish race walker
1969
Jenji Kohan, American screenwriter and producer
1969
Armin Kõomägi, Estonian author and screenwriter
1969
John LeClair, American ice hockey player
1969
RZA, American rapper, producer, actor, and director
1968
Ken Akamatsu, Japanese illustrator
1968
Kenji Ito, Japanese pianist and composer
1968
Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1968
Hedi Slimane, French fashion designer and photographer
1968
Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
1968
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
1966
Susannah Doyle, English actress, director, and playwright
1966
Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer and coach
1965
Kathryn Erbe, American actress
1965
Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli-American pianist and educator
1964
Ronald D. Moore, American screenwriter and producer
1963
Edie Falco, American actress
1962
Sarina Hülsenbeck, German swimmer
1960
Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor and director
1959
Marc Cohn, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1958
Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist (d. 1996)
1958
Bill Watterson, American author and illustrator
1957
Carlo Thränhardt, German high jumper
1957
Doug Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
1956
Horacio Cartes, Paraguayan businessman and politician, President of Paraguay
1956
James Lofton, American football player and coach
1955
Tony Hadley, English footballer
1955
Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player and coach
1954
Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist and songwriter
1954
John Wright, New Zealand cricketer and coach
1953
Caryn Navy, American mathematician and computer scientist
1951
Goose Gossage, American baseball player
1951
Roger Wicker, American colonel, lawyer, and politician
1950
Carlos Caszely, Chilean footballer
1950
Huey Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor
1950
Michael Monarch, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1949
Ludwig G. Strauss, German physician and academic (d. 2013)
1947
Todd Akin, American politician
1946
Pierre-Marc Johnson, Canadian lawyer, physician, and politician, 24th Premier of Quebec
1946
Paul Smith, English fashion designer
1946
Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1946
Vladimir Mikhailovich Zakharov, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 2013)
1945
Michael Blake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1945
Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Mexico
1944
Leni Björklund, Swedish politician, 28th Swedish Minister of Defence for Sweden
1943
Curt Blefary, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)
1943
Mark Cox, English tennis player, coach and sportscaster
1943
Robbie Robertson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1943
Pierre Villepreux, French rugby player and coach
1942
Matthias Bamert, Swiss composer and conductor
1942
Hannes Löhr, German footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2016)
1941
Terry Cashman, American singer-songwriter and record producer
1941
Epeli Nailatikau, Fijian chief, President of Fiji
1940
Bud Andrews, American radio host and producer (d. 2014)
1940
Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
1938
Ronnie Self, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)
1936
Shirley Knight, American actress
1936
James Mirrlees, Scottish economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1933
Paul-Gilbert Langevin, French musicologist, critique musical and physicist (d. 1986)
1932
Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician, 37th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 2013)
1931
Ismail Mahomed, South African lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2000)
1929
Jimmy Carruthers, Australian boxer (d. 1990)
1929
Katherine Helmond, American actress and director
1929
Tony Lock, English cricketer (d. 1995)
1929
Jovan Rašković, Serbian psychiatrist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)
1929
Jiří Reynek, Czech poet and graphic artist (d. 2014)
1929
Chikao Ohtsuka, Japanese voice actor (d. 2015)
1928
Pierre Mauroy, French educator and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2013)
1928
Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)
1926
Diana Lynn, American actress (d. 1971)
1925
Fernando de Szyszlo, Peruvian painter and sculptor (d. 2017)
1925
Jean Raspail, French author and explorer
1924
János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist and educator (d. 2013)
1924
Edward Cassidy, Australian Roman Catholic cardinal priest
1923
George Moore, Australian jockey (d. 2008)
1921
Viktor Kulikov, Russian marshal (d. 2013)
1921
Nanos Valaoritis, Greek author, poet, and playwright
1918
K. Karunakaran, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Kerala (d. 2010)
1918
Brian James, Australian actor (d. 2009)
1918
Zakaria Mohieddin, Egyptian general and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2012)
1918
George Rochberg, American composer and educator (d. 2005)
1916
Lívia Rév, Hungarian classical pianist (d. 2018)
1916
Ivor Powell, Welsh footballer (d. 2012)
1915
Babe Paley, American socialite (d. 1978)
1915
John Woodruff, American runner and commander (d. 2007)
1915
Al Timothy, Trinidadian musician and songwriter (d. 2000)
1914
John Thomas Dunlop, American administrator and labor scholar (d. 2003)
1914
Annie Fischer, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1995)
1913
George Costakis, Russian art collector (d. 1990)
1913
Smiley Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)
1911
Endel Aruja, Estonian-Canadian physicist and academic (d. 2008)
1911
Haydn Bunton, Sr., Australian footballer and coach (d. 1955)
1911
Giorgio Borġ Olivier, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1980)
1911
Georges Pompidou, French banker and politician, 19th President of France (d. 1974)
1910
Georges Vedel, French lawyer and academic (d. 2002)
1908
Henri of Orléans, (d. 1999)
1908
Lyman S. Ayres II, American businessman (d. 1996)
1905
Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau, Haitian sociologist and educator (d. 1970)
1904
Harold Acton, English scholar and author (d. 1994)
1904
Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist and ornithologist (d. 2005)
1904
Milburn Stone, American actor (d. 1980)
1902
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American colonel and politician, 3rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1985)
1901
Julio Libonatti, Italian Argentine footballer (d. 1981)
1900
Yoshimaro Yamashina, Japanese ornithologist, founded the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology (d. 1989)
1900
Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, Dutch cardinal (d. 1987)
1899
Marcel Achard, French playwright, screenwriter, and author (d. 1974)
1898
Georgios Grivas, Greek general (d. 1974)
1896
Thomas Playford IV, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of South Australia (d. 1981)
1894
Ants Lauter, Estonian actor and director (d. 1973)
1893
Anthony Berkeley Cox, English writer (d. 1971)
1893
Giuseppe Caselli, Italian painter (d. 1976)
1891
John Howard Northrop, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
1891
Tin Ujević, Croatian poet and translator (d. 1955)
1890
Frederick Lewis Allen, American historian and journalist (d. 1954)
1889
Jean Cocteau, French novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1963)
1888
Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1963)
1888
Louise Freeland Jenkins, American astronomer and academic (d. 1970)
1886
Willem Drees, Dutch politician and historian, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1948-1958) (d. 1988)
1886
Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia (d. 1918)
1885
Blas Infante, Spanish historian and politician (d. 1936)
1885
André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (d. 1962)
1884
Enrico Dante, Italian cardinal (d. 1967)
1883
Gustave Lanctot, Canadian historian, author, and academic (d. 1975)
1882
Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (d. 1927)
1880
Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1940)
1880
Constantin Tănase, Romanian actor and playwright (d. 1945)
1879
Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (d. 1945)
1879
Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichord player and educator (d. 1959)
1874
Eugen Fischer, German physician and academic (d. 1967)
1872
Édouard Herriot, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1957)
1867
A. E. Douglass, American astronomer (d. 1962)
1864
Stephan Krehl, German composer (d. 1924)
1862
George Nuttall, American-British bacteriologist (d. 1937)
1862
Horatio Caro, English chess master (d. 1920)
1860
Robert Bacon, American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (d. 1919)
1860
Mathieu Jaboulay, French surgeon (d. 1913)
1857
Clara Zetkin, German theorist and activist (d. 1933)
1857
Julien Tiersot, French musicologist and composer (d. 1936)
1853
Cecil Rhodes, English-South African businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (d. 1902)
1849
William Thomas Stead, English journalist (d. 1912)
1841
William Collins Whitney, American financier and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1904)
1832
Pavel Chistyakov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1919)
1829
Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican politician and diplomat, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico (d. 1910)
1820
William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1872)
1810
P. T. Barnum, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1891)
1805
Robert FitzRoy, English captain, meteorologist, and politician, 2nd Governor of New Zealand (d. 1865)
1803
George Borrow, British writer (d. 1881)
1802
Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (d. 1855)
1801
David Farragut, American admiral (d. 1870)
1794
Sylvester Graham, American minister and activist (d. 1851)
1793
Pavel Pestel, Russian officer (d. 1826)
1780
François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician (d. 1838)
1755
Sarah Siddons, English actress (d. 1831)
1745
Carl Arnold Kortum, German physician and poet (d. 1824)
1718
Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1794)
1717
Peter III, Portuguese king (d. 1786)
1709
Étienne de Silhouette, French translator and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1767)
1675
Mary Walcott, American accuser and witness at the Salem witch trials (d. 1719)
1670
Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, countess palatine (d. 1748)
1653
Thomas Pitt, English businessman and politician (d. 1726)
1593
Achille d'Étampes de Valençay, French military leader (d. 1646)
1586
Thomas Hooker, English-born founder of the Colony of Connecticut (d. 1647)
1580
Carlo Contarini, doge of Venice (d. 1656)
1554
Elisabeth of Austria, French queen (d. 1592)
1549
Francesco Maria del Monte, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1627)
1547
Garzia de' Medici, Tuscan son of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1562)
1466
Giovanni Sforza, Italian nobleman (d. 1510)
1321
Joan of the Tower, Scottish wife of David II of Scotland (d. 1362)
1057
Al-Ghazali, Iranian jurist, philosopher, and mystic (d. 1111)
1029
Al-Mustansir Billah, Fatimid caliph (d. 1094)
980
Mokjong of Goryeo, Korean king (d. 1009)
465
Ahkal Mo' Naab' I, Mayan ruler (d. 524)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Archduchess Dorothea of Austria (b. 1920)
2015
Uffe Haagerup, Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1949)
2015
Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
2014
Rosemary Murphy, American actress (b. 1925)
2014
Volodymyr Sabodan, Ukrainian metropolitan (b. 1935)
2014
Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian and academic (b. 1931)
2014
Brett Wiesner, American soccer player (b. 1983)
2013
Bud Asher, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
2013
David Cargo, American politician, 22nd Governor of New Mexico (b. 1929)
2013
Lambert Jackson Woodburne, South African admiral (b. 1939)
2012
Rob Goris, Belgian cyclist (b. 1982)
2012
Gerrit Komrij, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (b. 1944)
2012
Colin Marshall, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge, English businessman and politician (b. 1933)
2012
Ruud van Hemert, Dutch actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
2011
Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter, sculptor, and photographer (b. 1928)
2010
Bob Probert, Canadian ice hockey player and radio host (b. 1965)
2008
Hasan Doğan, Turkish businessman (b. 1956)
2007
Régine Crespin, French soprano (b. 1927)
2007
George Melly, English singer-songwriter and critic (b. 1926)
2006
Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoe racer (b. 1919)
2006
Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (b. 1924)
2006
Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
2006
Amzie Strickland, American actress (b. 1919)
2005
James Stockdale, American admiral (b. 1923)
2004
Hugh Shearer, Jamaican journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
2004
Rodger Ward, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1921)
2002
Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (b. 1924)
2002
Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1918)
1998
Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
1997
A. Thangathurai, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
1995
Jüri Järvet, Estonian actor and screenwriter (b. 1919)
1991
Howard Nemerov, American poet and essayist (b. 1920)
1984
Chic Murray, Canadian politician, 2nd Mayor of Mississauga (b. 1914)
1983
Harry James, American trumpet player and actor (b. 1916)
1975
Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1892)
1969
Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist and educator (b. 1884)
1969
Walter Gropius, German architect, designed the John F. Kennedy Federal Building and Werkbund Exhibition (b. 1883)
1969
Tom Mboya, Kenyan politician, 1st Kenyan Minister of Justice (b. 1930)
1969
Leo McCarey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1898)
1966
George de Hevesy, Hungarian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
1965
Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican race car driver, polo player, and diplomat (b. 1909)
1957
Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)
1948
Georges Bernanos, French soldier and author (b. 1888)
1948
Carole Landis, American actress (b. 1919)
1948
Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician (b. 1871)
1945
John Curtin, Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
1943
Kazimierz Junosza-Stępowski, Polish actor (b. 1880)
1943
Karin Swanström, Swedish actress, director, and producer (b. 1873)
1937
Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (b. 1884)
1935
Bernard de Pourtalès, Swiss captain and sailor (b. 1870)
1932
Sasha Chorny, Russian poet and author (b. 1880)
1929
Henry Johnson, American sergeant (b. 1897)
1927
Albrecht Kossel, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
1920
Max Klinger, German painter and sculptor (b. 1857)
1908
Jonas Lie, Norwegian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1833)
1884
Victor Massé, French composer (b. 1822)
1863
Lewis Armistead, American general (b. 1817)
1862
Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist and paleontologist (b. 1800)
1859
Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist and engineer (b. 1777)
1833
Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor, created the first known photograph (b. 1765)
1826
Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (b. 1782)
1819
William Cornwallis, English admiral and politician (b.1744)
1773
Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
1719
Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, German-English general (b. 1641)
1715
Charles Ancillon, French jurist and diplomat (b. 1659)
1676
Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1613)
1666
Albert VI, German nobleman (b. 1584)
1539
Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Italian saint (b. 1502)
1507
Crinitus, Italian scholar and academic (b. 1475)
1413
Musa Çelebi, Ottoman prince and co-ruler
1375
Charles III, French nobleman (b. 1337)
1316
Ferdinand, prince of Majorca (b. 1278)
1091
William of Hirsau, German abbot
1080
Ísleifur Gissurarson, Icelandic bishop (b. 1006)
967
Murakami, Japanese emperor (b. 926)
936
Xu Ji, Chinese official and chancellor
905
Cui Yuan, Chinese chancellor
905
Dugu Sun, Chinese chancellor
905
Lu Yi, Chinese chancellor (b. 847)
905
Pei Shu, Chinese chancellor (b. 841)
905
Wang Pu, Chinese chancellor