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On This Day in History:  June 6

June 6 is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 208 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Nebraska Lottery warns players about misprinted Lucky for Life tickets. Lucky for Life players are encouraged to check lottery tickets printed on or before Thursday after about 125 multi-draw tickets were misprinted with incorrect end-of-game dates, Nebraska Lottery officials said in a release Friday.
2019
North Carolina retiree wins $344.6 million lottery jackpot using fortune cookie numbers. North Carolina lottery officials Tuesday evening revealed that a Cumberland County man was the winner of the $344.6 million Powerball ticket that was purchased in Hope Mills.
2017
Iowa Lottery investigation highlights difficult balance between security and profits. An examination of the difficult balance between running a secure lottery and ensuring that Iowa Lottery games are accessible and friendly for players, while still turning a healthy profit for the state.
2016
Man who makes living with horseshoes wins $1M Powerball prize. A Minnesota man who shoes horses for a living said he is grateful for his "impulse purchase."
2014
Wife of $1M Powerball winner charged with promoting prostitution. The Rankin, Pennsylvania, police officer who bought a $1 million Powerball ticket is named in a police complaint against his wife, Jennifer Brown, who faces charges, including promoting prostitution through an Internet site.
2014
New Mexico Lottery adds midday Pick 3 drawing. Starting Monday, New Mexico's Pick 3 lottery game will offer a 1 pm midday drawing in addition to the current 9:30 pm evening drawing.
2013
Woman who let Powerball winner go ahead of her has no regrets. Meet the woman who "was kind enough" to allow Gloria Mackenzie to cut in line when and purchase the winning ticket for the record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot.
2012
Ark. Lottery Commission denies tampering claim. The Arkansas Lottery Commission is denying allegations that it deliberately sold unsecure tickets that had a design defect that could easily lead to potential tampering.
2012
Woman sues business partner for share of $12.6M lottery jackpot. A lawsuit launched by a New Westminster, British Columbia, woman who claims she was tricked out of her equal share of a $12.6 million lottery jackpot is going to a full trial.
2012
Florida woman cashes $21M Lotto ticket. A Key Largo, Florida, woman claimed the $21 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held on April 28.
2010
Anonymous winner claims $23M Calif. lottery jackpot. A lucky California retiree who doesn't want to be named bought a SuperLotto ticket last week worth $23 million.
2008
Virginia man wins $250,000 twice in three months. Lightning struck twice for Kevin Branch of Chesterfield, Virginia, who claimed his second $250,000 Mega Millions prize in three months. Plus, a Georgia mayor wins a $250,000 Mega Millions prize, and a second-place Mega Millions ticket from California is waiting to be claimed.
2006
Lawsuit over $315 million lottery jackpot goes to trial. A California lab technician's lawsuit seeking a share of the $315 million Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot divvied up by seven co-workers will go to trial.
2006
S.D. couple claim Powerball lottery jackpot. Beating 1-in-146 million odds to become South Dakota's latest multimillionaires, Pierre couple Lan "Bill" Nguyen and his wife, Tina, stepped forward Tuesday with the winning ticket for a nearly $117 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
2006
Kentucky Lottery's "666" numbers sell out. Thousands of hopeful Kentucky Lottery players quickly snatched up the 10,000 available Pick 3 tickets with the numbers 6-6-6 for today's midday drawing at 1:20 p.m., and the 10,000 available tickets for the 11 p.m. drawing were expected to be sold by early afternoon.
2006
S.C. Lottery Stops Selling Number "666". The South Carolina Educational Lottery has stopped selling tickets Tuesday with combiations with "666" in it.
2006
UK online lottery company fizzles. The chairman of UK-based "Monday", an online-only lottery, was believed to be close to resigning as the company finds itself on the brink of financial ruin after just four weeks in operation.
2005
N.C. gets lottery advice from Georgia, Florida. Two states - Georgia and Florida - are often cited by lottery critics and supporters as examples of success and failure, and both have lessons to offer for North Carolina.
2005
Ohio store sells winning $106 million Mega Millions lottery ticket. Ohio has its fourth Mega Millions lottery winner, who will gross $106 million, or a $66,666,686 lump sum.
2005
One Florida Lotto ticket wins $12 million jackpot. One lucky Florida resident in the Cape Haze area woke up Sunday morning and realized they now had a few extra dollars available to buy the little things, and maybe even a few big things.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$522 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2019
2.$414 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2020
3.$380.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2017
4.$260 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2016
5.$221 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2014
6.€156 Million
US$204.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2012
7.€164.32 Million
US$185.09 Million
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2019
8.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2012
9.€130 Million
US$147.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2019
10.€100 Million
US$136.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2014
11.€100 Million
US$132.29 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2013
12.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2018
13.€110 Million
US$124.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2015
14.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2016
15.€90 Million
US$105.91 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2018
16.€91.19 Million
US$103.54 Million
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2016
17.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2018
17.$87 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2004
17.$87 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2004
20.€73 Million
US$82.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2016
21.€58 Million
US$81.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2009
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2003
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2017
24.€54 Million
US$79.19 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2011
25.$72.5 Million
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1984
37 years old
1983
Monday, Jun 6, 1983
38 years old
1977
Monday, Jun 6, 1977
44 years old
1974
Thursday, Jun 6, 1974
47 years old
1970
Saturday, Jun 6, 1970
51 years old
1966
Monday, Jun 6, 1966
55 years old
1962
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1962
59 years old
1960
Monday, Jun 6, 1960
61 years old
1956
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1956
65 years old
1953
Saturday, Jun 6, 1953
68 years old
1951
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1951
70 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2002
Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
1993
Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat wins the first presidential election in Mongolia.
1985
The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death"; Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
1982
The Lebanon War begins. Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon during Operation Peace for the Galilee, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
1975
British referendum results in continued membership of the European Economic Community, with 67% of votes in favour.
1971
Soyuz 11 is launched. The mission ends in disaster when all three cosmonauts, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev are suffocated by uncontrolled decompression of the capsule during re-entry on 29 June.
1964
Rocket experiments at Cuxhaven are banned by the German authorities.
1944
Commencement of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, with the execution of Operation Neptune-commonly referred to as D-Day-the largest seaborne invasion in history. Nearly 160,000 Allied troops cross the English Channel with about 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. By the end of the day, the Allies have landed on four invasion beaches and are pushing inland.
1942
The United States Navy's victory over the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway is a major turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. All four Japanese fleet carriers taking part-Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū and Hiryū-are sunk, as is the heavy cruiser Mikuma. The American carrier Yorktown and the destroyer Hammann are also sunk.
1934
New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
1933
The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.
1918
Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I: the U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Château-Thierry (the losses are exceeded at the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943).
1912
The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
1894
Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners' strike.
1892
The Chicago "L" elevated rail system begins operation.
1889
The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.
1882
The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
1862
The First Battle of Memphis, a naval engagement fought on the Mississippi results in the capture of Memphis, Tennessee by Union forces from the Confederates.
1859
Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales. The date is still celebrated as Queensland Day.
1844
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1832
The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.
1822
Alexis St Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, leading to William Beaumont's studies on digestion.
1813
The Battle of Stoney Creek, considered a critical turning point in the War of 1812. A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
1762
In the Seven Years' War, British forces begin the Siege of Havana and temporarily capture the city.
1523
Swedish regent Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden and, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union, 6 June is designated the country's national day.
1513
Battle of Novara. In the Italian Wars, Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing them to abandon Milan; Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
1505
The M8.2-8.8 Lo Mustang earthquake affects Tibet and Nepal, causing severe damage in Kathmandu and parts of the Indo-Gangetic plain.
913
Constantine VII, the 8-year-old illegitimate son of Leo VI the Wise, becomes nominal ruler of the Byzantine Empire under the regency of a seven-man council headed by Patriarch Nicholas Mystikos, appointed by Constantine's uncle Alexander III on his deathbed.

Births On This Day

1985
Becky Sauerbrunn, American footballer; twice a winner of the FIFA Women's World Cup, also an Olympic gold medallist
1972
Natalie Morales, American television journalist and NBC News anchor
1956
Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player; winner of eleven Grand Slam singles titles including five consecutive Wimbledons
1955
Sam Simon, American director, producer and screenwriter; co-developer of The Simpsons (d. 2015)
1954
Harvey Fierstein, American actor and playwright; twice a winner at the Tony Awards
1954
Wladyslaw Zmuda, Polish footballer and manager; 91 caps for Poland and voted Best Young Player at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
1949
Holly Near, American folk singer and songwriter
1948
Arlene Harris, American entrepreneur, inventor, investor and policy advocate
1947
David Blunkett, British Labour politician; Home Secretary 2001-2004
1947
Robert Englund, American actor; best known for Nightmare on Elm Street
1947
Ada Kok, Dutch butterfly stroke swimmer; winner of three Olympic medals including gold in 1968
1946
Tony Levin, American bass player and songwriter
1944
Monty Alexander, Jamaican jazz pianist
1944
Phillip Allen Sharp, American molecular biologist; 1993 Nobel Prize laureate (Physiology or Medicine)
1944
Tommie Smith, American sprinter and football player; winner of 1968 Olympic 200m gold medal in a world record time
1943
Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate in 1996 for chemistry (d. 2005)
1940
Willie John McBride, Northern Irish rugby player who toured with the British Lions five times
1939
Louis Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer
1939
Gary U.S. Bonds, American singer-songwriter
1936
D. Ramanaidu, Indian actor, director, and producer, founded Suresh Productions (d. 2015)
1936
Levi Stubbs, American soul singer; lead vocalist of the Four Tops (d. 2008)
1935
Jon Henricks, Australian swimmer; winner of two Olympic gold medals in 1956
1934
Albert II, King of the Belgians from 9 August 1993 to 21 July 2013 (abdicated)
1933
Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1932
David Scott, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut who was the commander of Apollo 15
1930
Frank Tyson, English-Australian cricketer, coach and journalist (d. 2015)
1929
James Barnor, Ghanaian photographer
1929
Sunil Dutt, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician (d. 2005)
1926
Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (d. 1998)
1925
Maxine Kumin, American poet and author (d. 2014)
1925
Frank Chee Willeto, American soldier and politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation and a noted code talker during World War II (d. 2013)
1923
V. C. Andrews, American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1986)
1923
Jean Pouliot, Canadian broadcaster (d. 2004)
1919
Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, English army officer and politician, 6th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2018)
1918
Kenneth Connor, English comedy actor (d. 1993)
1918
Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
1917
Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman, founded the Tracinda Corporation (d. 2015)
1916
Hamani Diori, Nigerien academic and politician, 1st President of Niger (d. 1989)
1915
Vincent Persichetti, American pianist and composer (d. 1987)
1909
Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-English historian and philosopher (d. 1997)
1907
Bill Dickey, American baseball player and manager who played in eight World Series, winning seven (d. 1993)
1906
Max August Zorn, German mathematician and academic who is noted for Zorn's Lemma (d. 1993)
1903
Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer and conductor (d. 1978)
1902
Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1947)
1901
Jan Struther, English author, poet and hymnwriter who created the character Mrs Miniver (d. 1953)
1901
Sukarno, Indonesian engineer and politician, 1st President of Indonesia (d. 1970)
1900
Manfred Sakel, Ukrainian-American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1957)
1898
Jacobus Johannes Fouché, South African politician, 2nd State President of South Africa (d. 1980)
1898
Ninette de Valois, English ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 2001)
1896
Henry Allingham, English World War I soldier and supercentenarian (d. 2009)
1896
Italo Balbo, Italian air marshal and fascist politician who played a key role in developing Mussolini's air force (d. 1940)
1891
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Indian author and academic (d. 1986)
1891
Erich Marcks, German general in WWII who planned Operation Barbarossa (d. 1944)
1890
Ted Lewis, American singer, clarinet player, and bandleader (d. 1971)
1875
Thomas Mann, German author and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1872
Alix of Hesse, German princess and Russian empress (d. 1918)
1868
Robert Falcon Scott, English sailor and explorer (d. 1912)
1862
Henry Newbolt, English historian, author, and poet (d. 1938)
1857
Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1918)
1850
Karl Ferdinand Braun, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate in 1909 for physics (d. 1918)
1841
Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish author and publisher (d. 1910)
1810
Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin, German philologist and scholar (d. 1856)
1799
Alexander Pushkin, Russian author and poet (d. 1837)
1756
John Trumbull, American soldier and painter (d. 1843)
1755
Nathan Hale, American soldier (d. 1776)
1714
Joseph I of Portugal, King of Portugal from 31 July 1750 until his death (d. 1777)
1622
Claude-Jean Allouez, French-American missionary and explorer (d. 1689)
1606
Pierre Corneille, French playwright and producer (d. 1684)
1599
Diego Velázquez (date of baptism), Spanish painter and educator (d. 1660)
1519
Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (d. 1603)
1436
Regiomontanus (Johannes Müller von Königsberg), German mathematician, astronomer, and bishop (d. 1476)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Viktor Korchnoi, Russian chess grandmaster; arguably the best player never to become World Chess Champion (b. 1931)
2016
Peter Shaffer, English playwright and screenwriter; works included Equus and Amadeus (b. 1926)
2015
Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author; prosecuting attorney in the Tate-LaBianca murders case (b. 1934)
2015
Ludvík Vaculík, Czech journalist and author; noted for The Two Thousand Words which inspired the Prague Spring (b. 1926)
2014
Lorna Wing, English psychiatrist and physician; pioneered studies of autism (b. 1928)
2013
Jerome Karle, American crystallographer and academic; awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research into the molecular structure of chemical compounds (b. 1918)
2013
Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (b. 1921)
2012
Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey player; together with Igor Larionov and Sergei Makarov, formed the famed KLM Line. (b. 1960)
2009
Jean Dausset, French-Spanish immunologist and academic; awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his studies of the genetic basis of immunological reaction (b. 1916)
2006
Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1946)
2005
Anne Bancroft, American film actress; winner of the 1963 Academy Award for Best Actress for The Miracle Worker (b. 1931)
1996
George Davis Snell, American geneticist and immunologist; awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1980 for his studies of histocompatibility (b. 1903)
1994
Barry Sullivan, American film actor (b. 1912)
1991
Stan Getz, American saxophonist and jazz innovator (b. 1927)
1983
Hans Leip, German author, poet, and playwright who wrote the lyrics of Lili Marleen (b. 1893)
1982
Kenneth Rexroth, American poet and academic (b. 1905)
1979
Jack Haley, American actor (b. 1897)
1976
J. Paul Getty, American businessman, founded the Getty Oil Company (b. 1892)
1968
Robert F. Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th United States Attorney General (b. 1925)
1963
William Baziotes, American painter and academic (b. 1912)
1962
Yves Klein, French painter (b. 1928)
1962
Tom Phillis, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1934)
1961
Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (b. 1875)
1955
Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter and educator (b. 1875)
1948
Louis Lumière, French film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1864)
1947
James Agate, English author and critic (b. 1877)
1946
Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
1941
Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and businessman, founded Chevrolet and Frontenac Motor Corporation (b. 1878)
1935
Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, English field marshal and politician, 12th Governor-General of Canada (b. 1862)
1922
Lillian Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1860)
1916
Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and politician, 2nd President of the Republic of China (b. 1859)
1891
John A. Macdonald, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)
1881
Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian violinist and composer (b. 1820)
1878
Robert Stirling, Scottish minister and engineer, invented the stirling engine (b. 1790)
1865
William Quantrill, leader of a Confederate guerrilla band in the American Civil War (b. 1837)
1861
Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
1832
Jeremy Bentham, English jurist and philosopher (b. 1748)
1813
Antonio Cachia, Maltese architect, engineer and archaeologist (b. 1739)
1799
Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (b. 1736)
1661
Martino Martini, Italian Jesuit missionary (b. 1614)
1583
Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese daimyo (b. 1556)
1548
João de Castro, Portuguese soldier and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (b. 1500)
1480
Vecchietta, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (b. 1412)
1252
Robert Passelewe, Bishop of Chichester
1251
William III of Dampierre, Count of Flanders
1217
Henry I, King of Castile and Toledo (b. 1204)
1134
Norbert of Xanten, German bishop and saint (b. 1060)
1097
Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Aragon and Navarre
913
Alexander III, Byzantine emperor (b. 870)
863
Abu Musa Utamish, vizier to the Abbasid Caliphate
184
Qiao Xuan, Chinese official (b. c. 110)