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On This Day in History:  July 6

July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 178 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Michigan lottery ticket plant prospering. An instant ticket factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is the second-largest producer of scratch-off tickets in the world and prints up to 30 different "games," or ticket designs, a month.
2018
Connecticut Lottery hires director of Illinois Lottery as new CEO. The Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s governing board voted Thursday to hire Gregory Smith, acting director of the Illinois Lottery, as its new CEO — in hopes of stability after nearly two years of turmoil, recriminations and investigations at the quasi-public agency with a $1.2 billion annual budget.
2017
Lottery rigging accomplice used Wisconsin payout for offshore tax scam. After Robert Rhodes collected a Wisconsin Lottery jackpot that had been rigged by his friend Eddie Tipton, he used the windfall for an investment scheme that produced another wave of undeserved government money, court records show.
2017
Bahamas 'web shop' accused of failing to pay winners. Irate patrons of Paradise Games, a Bahamas web shop, yesterday vowed to "take their business elsewhere" amid accusations the gaming house has refused to reward tens of thousands of dollars in winnings.
2016
$508 MILLION: Mega jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy. July 4th is behind us, but some lucky person still has their Independence Day ahead of them — independence from financial burdens, that is.
2015
Lottery winner's first purchase: a new shower door. A man from west Dublin, Ireland, can now afford a new shower door, thanks to winning €500,000 in an Ireland-only EuroMillions add-on game.
2013
Man overcomes gambling addiction, wins lottery. A Pennsylvania man won a $20.8 million jackpot 20 years ago, but almost didn't claim it at the time because of his gambling addiction.
2012
Iowa Lottery releases names of 'Shipping 20' Powerball winners. Iowa Lottery officials have released the names of the 20 Quaker Oats plant workers in Cedar Rapids who recently claimed a share of a $241 million Powerball jackpot.
2011
Lottery ticket frenzy as Euro Millions reaches record high. Europe's multi-country Euro Millions lottery game emerged from Tuesday night's drawing without a grand prize winner, setting the stage for a mammoth record jackpot Friday: an estimated €185 million (US$264.9 million, or £166 million).
2011
Some not pleased with N.J. Lottery Internet drawing broadcast. It doesn't matter what changes: any time a change occurs at the lottery, there are some who won't like it.
2010
Increased California Lottery payouts spur sales. Californians who play lottery Scratcher games have apparently noticed a new and not unwelcome change in the way some of the games are structured: They win more. As a result, they're playing more.
2008
Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle results. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
2006
One lottery ticket wins $110 million Calif. SuperLotto jackpot. You could be $110 million richer today if you are the one lucky lottery player who bought a Super Lotto Plus ticket with the numbers 2, 9, 12, 20, 34 and Mega number 16. The odds are one in 41.4 million, but someone has done it.
2005
Texas lottery panel will consider dismissing director. The three-person panel that oversees the Texas Lottery Commission will meet behind closed doors Monday to decide whether the agency's executive director should be fired for inflating the advertised jackpots for the popular Lotto Texas game.
2005
NJ House rejects lottery appropriation for teachers. The New Jersey House of Representatives rejected yesterday the Senate amendment to appropriate $33,000 in unclaimed lottery funds to full-time Public School System teachers.
2005
Powerball lottery creator patents new games. The co-creator of the Powerball lottery game has patented an international jackpot game and a new lotto game that could some day be played in the United States.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$536 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2016
2.$283 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2018
3.€185 Million
US$264.22 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2011
4.$261.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2003
5.$257 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2016
6.€182.7 Million
US$205.12 Million
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2019
7.$186 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2017
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2019
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2017
10.$133 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2009
11.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2007
12.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2014
13.€104.59 Million
US$115.82 Million
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2016
14.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2002
15.$111.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 7, 1993
16.$107 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2019
17.€90 Million
US$105.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2018
18.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2015
19.€81 Million
US$90.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2019
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 8, 2005
21.€67 Million
US$85.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2006
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.€66.66 Million
US$75.94 Million
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2017
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2012

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Friday, Jul 6, 1990
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1984
Friday, Jul 6, 1984
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1979
Friday, Jul 6, 1979
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1979
Friday, Jul 6, 1979
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1974
Saturday, Jul 6, 1974
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1972
Thursday, Jul 6, 1972
47 years old
1971
Tuesday, Jul 6, 1971
48 years old
1959
Monday, Jul 6, 1959
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1957
Saturday, Jul 6, 1957
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1956
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1956
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
At least 42 people are killed in a shooting at a school in Yobe State, Nigeria.
2013
A Boeing 777 operating as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashes at San Francisco International Airport, killing three and injuring 181 of the 307 people on board.
2013
A 73-car oil train derails in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec and explodes into flames, killing at least 47 people and destroying more than 30 buildings in the town's central area.
2006
The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
2003
The 70-metre Yevpatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message (Cosmic Call 2) to five stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri (HD 75732), HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris (HD 95128). The messages will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, and 2049, respectively.
1998
Hong Kong International Airport opens in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, replacing Kai Tak Airport as the city's international airport.
1997
The Troubles: In response to the Drumcree dispute, five days of mass protests, riots and gun battles begin in Irish nationalist districts of Northern Ireland.
1995
In the Bosnian War, under the command of General Ratko Mladić, Serbia begins its attack on the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.
1990
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is founded.
1989
The Tel Aviv-Jerusalem bus 405 suicide attack: Sixteen bus passengers are killed when a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad took control of the bus and drove it over a cliff.
1988
The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. One hundred sixty-seven oil workers are killed, making it the world's worst offshore oil disaster in terms of direct loss of life.
1986
Davis Phinney becomes the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
1975
The Comoros declares independence from France.
1967
Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
1966
Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
1964
Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
1962
As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place.
1962
The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
1957
Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
1957
John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
1947
Referendum held in Sylhet to decide its fate in the Partition of India.
1947
The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
1944
Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial.
1944
The Hartford circus fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.
1942
Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
1941
The German army launches its offensive to encircle several Soviet armies near Smolensk.
1940
Story Bridge, a major landmark in Brisbane, as well as Australia's longest cantilever bridge is formally opened.
1939
Anti-Jewish legislation in prewar Nazi Germany closes the last remaining Jewish enterprises.
1937
Spanish Civil War: Battle of Brunete: The battle begins with Spanish Republican troops going on the offensive against the Nationalists to relieve pressure on Madrid.
1936
A major breach of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet (61 m) into the River Irwell.
1933
The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4-2.
1919
The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
1918
The Left SR uprising in Russia starts with the assassination of German ambassador Wilhelm von Mirbach by Cheka members.
1917
World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt.
1892
Three thousand eight hundred striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving ten dead and dozens wounded.
1887
David Kalākaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced to sign the Bayonet Constitution, which transfers much of the king's authority to the Legislature of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
1885
Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
1865
The first issue of The Nation magazine is published.
1854
In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.
1809
The second day of the Battle of Wagram; France defeats the Austrian army in the largest battle to date of the Napoleonic Wars.
1801
First Battle of Algeciras: Outnumbered French Navy ships defeat the Royal Navy in the fortified Spanish port of Algeciras.
1779
Battle of Grenada: The French defeat British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.
1777
American Revolutionary War: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga: After a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
1751
Pope Benedict XIV suppresses the Patriarchate of Aquileia and establishes from its territory the Archdiocese of Udine and Gorizia.
1685
Battle of Sedgemoor: Last battle of the Monmouth Rebellion. troops of King James II defeat troops of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth.
1630
Thirty Years' War: Four thousand Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
1614
Żejtun and the surrounding villages suffer a raid from Ottoman forces. This was the last unsuccessful attempt by the Ottomans to conquer the island of Malta.
1573
Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
1573
French Wars of Religion: Siege of La Rochelle ends.
1560
The Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.
1557
King Philip II of Spain, consort of Queen Mary I of England, sets out from Dover to war with France, which eventually resulted in the loss of the City of Calais, the last English possession on the continent, and Mary I never seeing her husband again.
1535
Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
1495
First Italian War: Battle of Fornovo: Charles VIII defeats the Holy League.
1484
Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.
1483
Richard III is crowned King of England.
1438
A temporary compromise between the rebellious Transylvanian peasants and the noblemen is signed in Kolozsmonostor Abbey.
1415
Jan Hus is condemned as a heretic and then burned at the stake.
1411
Ming China's Admiral Zheng He returns to Nanjing after the third treasure voyage and presents the Sinhalese king, captured during the Ming-Kotte War, to the Yongle Emperor.
1348
Pope Clement VI issues a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.
1253
Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
1189
Richard I "the Lionheart" accedes to the English throne.
640
Battle of Heliopolis: The Muslim Arab army under 'Amr ibn al-'As defeat the Byzantine forces near Heliopolis (Egypt).
371 BC
The Battle of Leuctra, where Epaminondas defeated Cleombrotus I, takes place

Births On This Day

1992
Manny Machado, Dominican-American baseball player
1990
Magaye Gueye, French footballer
1988
Kevin Fickentscher, Swiss footballer
1987
Sophie Auster, American singer-songwriter and actress
1987
Manteo Mitchell, American runner
1987
Kate Nash, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1987
Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model
1986
Sarah Gronert, German tennis player
1986
David Karp, American businessman, founded Tumblr
1985
Ranveer Singh, Indian film actor
1984
Zhang Hao, Chinese figure skater
1983
Gregory Smith, Canadian actor, director, and producer
1982
Brandon Jacobs, American football player
1982
Misty Upham, American actress (d. 2014)
1981
Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
1981
Roman Shirokov, Russian footballer
1980
Joell Ortiz, American rapper
1980
Eva Green, French actress and model
1979
Nic Cester, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Kevin Hart, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Adam Busch, American actor, director, and producer
1978
Tamera Mowry, American actress and producer
1978
Tia Mowry, American actress and producer
1978
Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player
1977
Max Mirnyi, Belarusian tennis player
1977
Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
1976
Rory Delap, English-Irish footballer
1976
Ioana Dumitriu, Romanian-American mathematician and academic
1975
50 Cent, American rapper, producer, and actor (G-Unit)
1975
Sebastián Rulli, Argentine-Mexican actor and model
1975
Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, Iranian journalist and activist
1974
Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer
1972
Daniel Andrews, Australian politician, 48th Premier of Victoria
1972
Laurent Gaudé, French author and playwright
1972
Greg Norton, American baseball player and coach
1972
Zhanna Pintusevich-Block, Ukrainian sprinter
1970
Inspectah Deck, American rapper and producer
1970
Martin Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Heather Nova, Bermudian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Todd Bennett, English runner and coach (d. 2013)
1962
Peter Hedges, American author, screenwriter, and director
1961
Robin Antin, American dancer, choreographer, and businesswoman
1960
Maria Wasiak, Polish businesswoman and politician, Polish Minister of Infrastructure and Development
1959
Richard Dacoury, French basketball player
1958
Jennifer Saunders, English actress, comedian and screenwriter
1954
Allyce Beasley, American actress
1954
Willie Randolph, American baseball player and manager
1953
Nanci Griffith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Kaiser Kalambo, Zambian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1953
Robert Ménard, French politician and former journalist
1952
Hilary Mantel, English author and critic
1951
Lorna Golding, Former First Lady of Jamaica
1951
Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor and producer
1950
John Byrne, English-American author and illustrator
1949
Noli de Castro, Filipino journalist and politician, 14th Vice President of the Philippines
1949
Phyllis Hyman, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1995)
1949
Michael Shrieve, American composer, drummer, and percussionist
1948
Nathalie Baye, French actress
1948
Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Canadian academic and politician, 26th Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs
1948
Brad Park, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
1947
Roy Señeres, Filipino diplomat and politician (d. 2016)
1946
George W. Bush, American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States
1946
Fred Dryer, American football player and actor
1946
Peter Singer, Australian philosopher and academic
1946
Sylvester Stallone, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1944
Gunhild Hoffmeister, German runner
1943
Tamara Sinyavskaya, Russian soprano
1941
David Crystal, British linguist, author, and academic
1941
Reinhard Roder, German footballer and manager
1940
Jeannie Seely, Grammy Award-winning country music singer-songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member
1940
Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh politician, 1st President of Kazakhstan
1939
Jet Harris, English bass player (The Shadows, The Jeff Beck Group, and The Vipers Skiffle Group) (d. 2011)
1939
Mary Peters, English-Irish pentathlete and shot putter
1939
Bruce Hunter, American swimmer
1937
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian-Icelandic pianist and conductor
1937
Ned Beatty, American actor
1937
Gene Chandler, American singer-songwriter and producer
1937
Bessie Head, Botswanan writer
1937
Michael Sata, Zambian police officer and politician, 5th President of Zambia (d. 2014)
1936
Dave Allen, Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1935
Candy Barr, American model, dancer, and actress (d. 2005)
1935
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
1932
Herman Hertzberger, Dutch architect and academic
1931
Della Reese, American actress and singer (d. 2017)
1931
László Tábori, Hungarian runner and coach (d. 2018)
1930
George Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1930
Ian Burgess, English racing driver (d. 2012)
1929
Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, French politician historian
1928
Bernard Malgrange, French mathematician
1927
Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess player and journalist (d. 1988)
1927
Janet Leigh, American actress and author (d. 2004)
1926
Sulev Vahtre, Estonian historian and academic (d. 2007)
1926
Armando Silvestre, Mexican-American actor
1926
Dorothy E. Smith, Canadian sociologist
1925
Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer, created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (d. 2007)
1925
Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1981)
1925
Gazi Yaşargil, Turkish neurosurgeon and academic
1924
Louie Bellson, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2009)
1923
Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland (d. 2014)
1922
William Schallert, American actor; president (1979-81) of the Screen Actors Guild (d. 2016)
1921
Allan MacEachen, Canadian economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2017)
1921
Billy Mauch, American actor (d. 2006)
1921
Bobby Mauch, American actor (d. 2007)
1921
Nancy Reagan, American actress and activist, 42nd First Lady of the United States (d. 2016)
1919
Ernst Haefliger, Swiss tenor and educator (d. 2007)
1919
Edward Kenna, Australian Second World War recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 2009)
1919
Ray Dowker, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2004)
1918
Sebastian Cabot, English-Canadian actor (d. 1977)
1918
Herm Fuetsch, American professional basketball player (d. 2010)
1918
Francisco Moncion, Dominican-American ballet dancer, charter member of the New York City Ballet (d.1995)
1917
Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand runner and coach (d. 2004)
1916
Harold Norse, American poet and author (d. 2009)
1916
Don R. Christensen, American animator, cartoonist, illustrator, writer and inventor (d. 2006)
1915
Leonard Birchall, Royal Canadian Air Force (d. 2004)
1914
Vince McMahon Sr., American wrestling promoter, founded WWE (d. 1984)
1914
Ernest Kirkendall, American chemist and metallurgist (d. 2005)
1913
Vance Trimble, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
1912
Heinrich Harrer, Austrian geographer and mountaineer (d. 2006)
1912
Molly Yard, American feminist (d. 2005)
1911
June Gale, American actress (d. 1996)
1910
René Le Grèves, French cyclist (d. 1946)
1909
Eric Reece, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1999)
1908
Anton Muttukumaru, Sri Lankan general and diplomat (d. 2001)
1907
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter and educator (d. 1954)
1907
George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the flag of Canada (d. 2002)
1904
Robert Whitney, American conductor and composer (d. 1986)
1904
Erik Wickberg, Swedish 9th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1996)
1903
Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
1900
Frederica Sagor Maas, American author and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1900
Elfriede Wever, German Olympic runner (d. 1941)
1899
Susannah Mushatt Jones, American supercentarian (d. 2016)
1898
Hanns Eisler, German-Austrian soldier and composer (d. 1962)
1897
Richard Krautheimer, German-American historian and scholar (d. 1994)
1892
Will James, American author and illustrator (d. 1942)
1890
Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (d. 1936)
1887
Marc Chagall, Belarusian-French painter and poet (d. 1985)
1887
Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer and actress (d. 1975)
1886
Marc Bloch, French historian and academic (d. 1944)
1885
Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)
1884
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American businessman and sailor (d. 1970)
1883
Godfrey Huggins, Prime Minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (d. 1971)
1878
Eino Leino, Finnish poet and journalist (d. 1926)
1877
Arnaud Massy, French golfer (d. 1950)
1873
Dimitrios Maximos, Greek banker and politician, 140th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1955)
1868
Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1935)
1865
Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss composer and educator (d. 1950)
1859
Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
1858
William Irvine, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Victoria (d. 1943)
1856
George Howard Earle, Jr., American lawyer and businessman (d. 1928)
1843
John Downer, Australian politician, 16th Premier of South Australia (d. 1915)
1840
José María Velasco Gómez, Mexican painter and academic (d. 1912)
1838
Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian philologist and scholar (d. 1923)
1837
R. G. Bhandarkar, Indian orientalist and scholar (d. 1925)
1832
Maximilian I of Mexico (d. 1867)
1831
Sylvester Pennoyer, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Oregon (d. 1902)
1829
Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1880)
1823
Sophie Adlersparre, Publisher, writer, and women's rights activist (d. 1895)
1818
Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (d. 1879)
1817
Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist and physiologist (d. 1905)
1799
Louisa Caroline Huggins Tuthill, American author (d. 1879)
1797
Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey (d. 1869)
1796
Nicholas I of Russia (d. 1855)
1789
María Isabella of Spain (d. 1846)
1785
William Hooker, English botanist and academic (d. 1865)
1782
Maria Luisa of Spain (d. 1824)
1781
Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (d. 1826)
1766
Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator (d. 1813)
1747
John Paul Jones, Scottish-American captain (d. 1792)
1736
Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (d. 1802)
1686
Antoine de Jussieu, French biologist and academic (d. 1758)
1678
Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1729)
1623
Jacopo Melani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1676)
1580
Johann Stobäus, German lute player and composer (d. 1646)
1423
Antonio Manetti, Italian mathematician and architect (d. 1497)
1387
Queen Blanche I of Navarre (d. 1441)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Shoko Asahara, founder of Japanese cult group Aum Shinrikyo (b. 1955)
2015
Jerry Weintraub, American film producer, and talent agent (b. 1937)
2014
Alan J. Dixon, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Illinois Secretary of State (b. 1927)
2013
Lo Hsing Han, Burmese businessman, co-founded Asia World (b. 1935)
2012
Hani al-Hassan, Palestinian engineer and politician (b. 1939)
2010
Harvey Fuqua, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
2009
Vasily Aksyonov, Russian author and academic (b. 1932)
2009
Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)
2007
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, American author (b. 1939)
2006
Kasey Rogers, American actress (b. 1925)
2005
Ed McBain, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2005
Claude Simon, Malagasy-French novelist and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
2004
Thomas Klestil, Austrian politician, 10th President of Austria (b. 1932)
2004
Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
2003
Buddy Ebsen, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1908)
2003
Çelik Gülersoy, Turkish lawyer, historical preservationist, writer and poet (b. 1930)
2002
Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (b. 1932)
2002
John Frankenheimer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2000
Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1911)
1999
Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1901)
1998
Roy Rogers, American cowboy, actor, and singer (b. 1911)
1997
Chetan Anand, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1995
Aziz Nesin, Turkish author and poet (b. 1915)
1994
Ahmet Haxhiu, Kosovan activist (b. 1932)
1992
Marsha P. Johnson, American drag queen performer and activist (b. 1945)
1991
Mudashiru Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
1989
János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, Hungarian Minister of the Interior (b. 1912)
1986
Jagjivan Ram, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1908)
1979
Van McCoy, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
1978
Babe Paley, American socialite and fashion style icon (b. 1915)
1977
Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (b. 1907)
1976
Zhu De, Chinese general and politician, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (b. 1886)
1976
Fritz Lenz, German geneticist and physician (b. 1887)
1975
Reşat Ekrem Koçu, Turkish historian, scholar, and poet (b. 1905)
1973
Otto Klemperer, German-American conductor and composer (b. 1885)
1971
Louis Armstrong, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1901)
1967
Hilda Taba, Estonian architect and educator (b. 1902)
1966
Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player and manager (b. 1892)
1964
Claude V. Ricketts, American admiral (b. 1906)
1963
George, duke of Mecklenburg (b. 1899)
1962
Paul Boffa, Maltese soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1890)
1962
William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1962
Joseph August, archduke of Austria (b. 1872)
1961
Scott LaFaro, American bassist (b. 1936)
1961
Woodall Rodgers, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1890)
1960
Aneurin Bevan, Welsh-English politician, Secretary of State for Health (b. 1897)
1959
George Grosz, German painter and illustrator (b. 1893)
1952
Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Premier of Quebec (b. 1867)
1947
Adolfo Müller-Ury, Swiss-American painter (b. 1862)
1946
Horace Pippin, American painter (b. 1888)
1934
Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian commander (b. 1888)
1932
Kenneth Grahame, Scottish-English author (b. 1859)
1922
Maria Teresia Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian nun and missionary (b. 1863)
1918
Wilhelm von Mirbach, German diplomat (b. 1871)
1916
Odilon Redon, French painter and illustrator (b. 1840)
1907
August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German linguist and theologian (b. 1826)
1904
Abai Qunanbaiuly, Kazakh poet and philosopher (b. 1845)
1902
Maria Goretti, Italian martyr and saint (b. 1890)
1901
Chlodwig Carl Viktor, German prince and chancellor (b. 1819)
1893
Guy de Maupassant, French short story writer, novelist, and poet (b. 1850)
1868
Harada Sanosuke, Japanese captain (b. 1840)
1854
Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1789)
1835
John Marshall, American captain and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (b. 1755)
1815
Samuel Whitbread, English politician (b. 1764)
1813
Granville Sharp, English activist (b. 1735)
1809
Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, French general (b. 1775)
1802
Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (b. 1736)
1768
Conrad Beissel, German-American religious leader (b. 1690)
1758
George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, English general and politician (b. 1725)
1684
Peter Gunning, English bishop (b. 1614)
1614
Man Singh I, Rajput Raja of Amer (b. 1550)
1585
Thomas Aufield, English priest and martyr (b. 1552)
1583
Edmund Grindal, English archbishop (b. 1519)
1553
Edward VI, king of England and Ireland (b. 1537)
1535
Thomas More, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1478)
1533
Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet and playwright (b. 1474)
1480
Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer (b. 1416)
1476
Regiomontanus, German mathematician and astrologer (b. 1436)
1415
Jan Hus, Czech priest, philosopher, and reformer (b. 1369)
1249
Alexander II, king of Scotland (b. 1198)
1218
Odo III, duke of Burgundy (b. 1166)
1189
Henry II, king of England (b. 1133)
1070
Godelieve, Flemish saint (b. 1049)
1017
Genshin, Japanese scholar (b. 942)
918
William I, duke of Aquitaine (b. 875)
887
Wang Chongrong, Chinese warlord
649
Goar of Aquitaine, French bishop
371 BC
Cleombrotus I, Spartan king