On This Day in History: June 7
June 7 is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 207 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Local retailers worry about future of UK National Lottery in stores. Lottery retailers in the United Kingdom are expressing concerns about the future of the lottery in brick-and-mortar stores now that the contract for operating the lottery is up for grabs.
- New law would stop Illinois Lottery from selling tickets after top prizes are gone. The Illinois Lottery would have to provide players with daily updates on how many top prizes remain in scratch-off games — and wouldn't be able to keep selling tickets for those games indefinitely — under a proposed change in state law.
- Maryland resident wins lottery twice in one day. A Cecil County resident won back-to-back Maryland Lottery scratch-offs Thursday, according to officials with the Maryland State Lottery Agency.
- In South Dakota you can now smoke and play video lottery. South Dakota video lottery terminals can be placed in vented smoke shacks that some bar owners have built onto their establishments, according to several state administration officials.
- Nebraska Lottery chooses new director. Brian Rockey, former manager in the Nebraska Department of Revenue's Lottery and Charitable Gaming Division, will return as its director beginning July 1, Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton announced Monday.
- Hoosier Lottery pays out 10x normal amount on triple-7s. Nearly 2,000 Hoosier Lottery players who picked 7-7-7 Sunday in the Daily 3 Evening game were winners.
- Extradition trial begins this week in $16.5M Hot Lotto fraud case. After months of investigation and legal wrangling, legal actions against two men accused of rigging a multi-state Hot Lotto computerized drawing are proceeding.
- NY plumber wins $136M Powerball jackpot, splits it with son. A New York plumber and his son are multimillionaires after sitting on a winning Powerball ticket because they thought the jackpot had been won by a teacher.
- NY lottery retailer won 16 times in 2 years. A Bronx businessman who has won more big lottery prizes than any other New Yorker doesn't have to go far to buy tickets — he owns a store that sells them.
- $205 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $205 million for Saturday's drawing.
- N.J. woman suing state over lottery tax. A Rockaway, New Jersey, woman who won a $14.9 million prize in the New Jersey Lottery's Pick 6 drawing in 2009 is suing the state to get a $1.58 million income tax refund she says she is owed.
- Georgia Lottery sets Cash 4 bonus drawing date. Georgia Lottery players will have two chances to win with a bonus Cash 4 drawing scheduled for Friday, June 10.
- N.J. lottery retailer loses license after 'discounting' ticket. The New Jersey Lottery Commission has levied a $10,000 fine and permanently revoked the license held by Super Gold Deli on Morris Street in Morristown, New Jersey, to sell scratch-offs and online tickets.
- Hoosier Lottery's promotional RV destroyed by fire. It wasn't a lucky day for the Hoosier Lottery on Friday when one of its traveling RVs caught fire.
- "666" is hot with Maryland Lottery players. The Maryland State Lottery stopped selling midday and evening Pick 3 tickets with the combination "666" late yesterday morning, according to Buddy W. Roogow, the lottery's director.
- Brothers win $26.9 Million Powerball Jackpot Cash Prize. Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Gregory C. Fajt and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery Edward Mahlman today presented a check for $26,934,553.39 cash - less 25 percent federal withholding - to brothers Jim Hare, 54, of Philadelphia, and Tom Hare, 50, of Drexel Hill, Delaware County, holders of the single winning ticket for the May 29, 2004, Powerball drawing.
- Florida Lotto ticket purchased in Miami wins $26 million. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $26 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Thousands of smaller lottery prizes unclaimed in N.D.. More than $50,000 in small lottery prizes sit unclaimed in North Dakota, a common occurrence in states relatively new to the high-stakes Powerball game.
- N.D. to add two new lottery games. North Dakota lottery players will have two new games to play after June 24, four months after the state introduced Powerball.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$522 Million
Jun 7, 2019
- 2.$414 Million
Jun 9, 2020
- 3.$380.6 Million
Jun 7, 2017
- 4.$260 Million
Jun 7, 2016
- 5.$221 Million
Jun 7, 2014
- 6.$205 Million
Jun 9, 2012
- 7.€156 Million
Jun 8, 2012
- 8.€165.8 Million
Jun 8, 2019
- 9.€118 Million
Jun 10, 2014
- 10.€130 Million
Jun 7, 2019
- 11.€100 Million
Jun 7, 2013
- 12.$127 Million
Jun 8, 2018
- 13.€110 Million
Jun 9, 2015
- 14.$123 Million
Jun 8, 2016
- 15.€90 Million
Jun 8, 2018
- 16.$105 Million
Jun 9, 2018
- 17.€91.94 Million
Jun 7, 2016
- 18.$95 Million
Jun 10, 2003
- 19.$90 Million
Jun 9, 2017
- 20.$87 Million
Jun 9, 2004
- 20.$87 Million
Jun 9, 2004
- 22.€73 Million
Jun 7, 2016
- 23.€58 Million
Jun 12, 2009
- 24.€54 Million
Jun 7, 2011
- 25.$72.5 Million
Jun 7, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Jun 7, 1987
34 years old
Saturday, Jun 7, 1980
41 years old
Tuesday, Jun 7, 1977
44 years old
Saturday, Jun 7, 1975
46 years old
Monday, Jun 7, 1971
50 years old
Friday, Jun 7, 1968
53 years old
Sunday, Jun 7, 1964
57 years old
Thursday, Jun 7, 1956
65 years old
Monday, Jun 7, 1954
67 years old
Wednesday, Jun 7, 1950
71 years old
Monday, Jun 7, 1948
73 years old
Friday, Jun 7, 1946
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A Myanmar Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 crashes into the Andaman Sea near Dawei, Myanmar, killing all 122 aboard.
- The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon.
- Mount Pinatubo erupts, generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high.
- Surinam Airways Flight 764 crashes on approach to Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport in Suriname because of pilot error, killing 176 of 187 aboard.
- Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
- The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera.
- Five hundred million people watch the high day of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II begin on television.
- The United States Supreme Court overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service raids the home of Ken Ballew for illegal possession of hand grenades.
- Six-Day War: Israeli soldiers enter Jerusalem.
- The Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, prohibiting the states from criminalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
- The Organisation Armée Secrète (OAS) sets fire to the University of Algiers library building, destroying about 500,000 books.
- Lux Radio Theatre signs off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway shows and popular films.
- Anti-Jewish riots in Oujda and Jerada take place.
- Edvard Beneš resigns as President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing the Ninth-of-May Constitution, making his nation a Communist state.
- The United Kingdom's BBC returns to broadcasting its television service, which has been off air for seven years because of the Second World War.
- King Haakon VII of Norway returns from exactly five years in exile during World War II.
- World War II: The steamer Danae, carrying 350 Cretan Jews and 250 Cretan partisans, is sunk without survivors off the shore of Santorini.
- World War II: Battle of Normandy: At Ardenne Abbey, members of the SS Division Hitlerjugend massacre 23 Canadian prisoners of war.
- World War II: The Battle of Midway ends in American victory.
- World War II: Aleutian Islands Campaign: Imperial Japanese soldiers begin occupying the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.
- King Haakon VII, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leave Tromsø and go into exile in London. They return exactly five years later.
- The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
- Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Nationalist government creates the 1938 Yellow River flood to halt Japanese forces. Five hundred to nine hundred thousand civilians are killed.
- The Lateran Treaty is ratified, bringing Vatican City into existence.
- Sette Giugno: Nationalist riots break out in Valletta, the capital of Malta. British soldiers fire into the crowd, killing four people.
- World War I: Battle of Messines: Allied soldiers detonate a series of mines underneath German trenches at Messines Ridge, killing 10,000 German troops.
- Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania is launched from the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow (Clydebank), Scotland.
- Norway's parliament dissolves its union with Sweden. The vote was confirmed by a national plebiscite on August 13 of that year.
- American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas.
- Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the "whites-only" car of a train; he lost the resulting court case, Plessy v. Ferguson.
- War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, the assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), ends the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign).
- One thousand eight hundred Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after looting and plundering the Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg areas of Canada East.
- During the French intervention in Mexico, Mexico City is captured by French troops.
- The United States and the United Kingdom agree in the Lyons-Seward Treaty to suppress the African slave trade.
- The Great Reform Act of England and Wales receives royal assent.
- Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
- The newspaper Gazeta de Buenos Ayres is first published in Argentina.
- David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.
- French Revolution: Day of the Tiles: Civilians in Grenoble toss roof tiles and various objects down upon royal troops.
- Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and will lead to the United States Declaration of Independence.
- Port Royal, Jamaica, is hit by a catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1,600 people are killed and 3,000 are seriously injured.
- Louis XIV is crowned King of France.
- The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law.
- Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.
- Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patria del Friuli.
- First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins.
- Henry II, a cousin of Emperor Otto III, is elected and crowned King of Germany.
- Pope John VIII recognizes the Duchy of Croatia under Duke Branimir as an independent state.
- Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia at Constantinople (Byzantine Empire).
Births On This Day
- George Ezra, English singer-songwriter
- Fetty Wap, American rapper, singer, and songwriter
- Iggy Azalea, Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model
- Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
- Bill Hader, Two-time Emmy winning American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
- Bear Grylls, English adventurer, author, and television host
- Cafu, Brazilian footballer
- Damien Hirst, English painter and art collector
- Bill Prady, American screenwriter and producer
- Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States, 50th Governor of Indiana
- Prince, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor (d. 2016)
- Louise Erdrich, American novelist and poet
- Liam Neeson, Irish-American actor
- Orhan Pamuk, Turkish-American novelist, screenwriter, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian lawyer and politician, 26th Chancellor of Austria
- Clarence White, American guitarist and singer (d. 1973)
- Tom Jones, Welsh singer and actor
- Ronald Pickup, English actor (d. 2021)
- Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist, conductor and educator (d. 2013)
- Ian St John, Scottish international footballer and manager (d. 2021)
- Bert Sugar, American author and boxing historian (d. 2012)
- Harry Crews, American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2012)
- Per Maurseth, Norwegian historian, academic, and politician (d. 2013)
- Virginia McKenna, English actress and author
- John Turner, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2020)
- James Ivory, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Paul Salamunovich, American conductor and educator (d. 2014)
- Jean-Noël Tremblay, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2020)
- Ernestina Herrera de Noble, Argentine publisher and executive (d. 2017)
- Jules Deschênes, Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2000)
- Georges Marchais, French mechanic and politician (d. 1997)
- Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (d. 2000)
- Dean Martin, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1995)
- Jacques Hélian, French bandleader (d. 1986)
- Brooks Stevens, American engineer and designer, designed the Wienermobile (d. 1995)
- Arthur Gardner, American actor and producer (d. 2014)
- Mike Sebastian, American football player and coach (d. 1989)
- Bradford Washburn, American mountaineer, photographer, and cartographer (d. 2007)
- Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer (d. 1990)
- Virginia Apgar, American anesthesiologist and pediatrician, developed the Apgar test (d. 1974)
- Peter W. Rodino, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 2005)
- Jessica Tandy, English-American actress (d. 1994)
- Sigvard Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg (d. 2002)
- Glen Gray, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1963)
- James J. Braddock, American world heavyweight boxing champion (d. 1974)
- Georges Van Parys, French composer (d. 1971)
- Herman B Wells, American banker, author, and academic (d. 2000)
- Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish author and critic (d. 1973)
- George Szell, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (d. 1970)
- Douglas Campbell, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1990)
- Robert S. Mulliken, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
- Imre Nagy, Hungarian soldier and politician, 44th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1958)
- Alexander P. de Seversky, Georgian-American pilot and engineer, co-designed the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (d. 1974)
- Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater and architect (d. 1938)
- Leo Reise, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1975)
- Clarence DeMar, American runner and educator (d. 1958)
- Henri Coandă, Romanian engineer, designed the Coandă-1910 (d. 1972)
- Ester Claesson, Swedish landscape architect (d. 1931)
- Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and scholar (d. 1948)
- Knud Rasmussen, Danish anthropologist and explorer (d. 1933)
- Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1963)
- Roelof Klein, Dutch-American rower and engineer (d. 1960)
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish painter and architect (d. 1928)
- Bones Ely, American baseball player and manager (d. 1952)
- Philipp Lenard, Slovak-German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
- Robina Nicol, New Zealand photographer and suffragist (d. 1942)
- Ture Malmgren, Swedish journalist and politician (d. 1922)
- Paul Gauguin, French painter and sculptor (d. 1903)
- George Washington Ball, American legislator from Iowa (d. 1915)
- Leopold Auer, Hungarian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1930)
- Carlota of Mexico (d. 1927)
- Alois Hitler, Austrian civil servant (d. 1903)
- Amelia Edwards, English journalist and author (d. 1892)
- James Young Simpson, Scottish obstetrician (d. 1870)
- Beau Brummell, English cricketer and fashion designer (d. 1840)
- Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1828)
- John Rennie the Elder, Scottish engineer (d. 1821)
- Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (d. 1806)
- Louis George, Margrave of Baden-Baden (d. 1761)
- Gaetano Berenstadt, Italian actor and singer (d. 1734)
- Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and jurist (d. 1615)
- John III of Portugal (d. 1557)
- Federico da Montefeltro, Italian condottiero (d. 1482)
- Ichijō Kaneyoshi, Japanese noble (d. 1481)
- Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia (d. 1048)
Deaths On This Day
- Christopher Lee, English actor (b. 1922)
- Pierre Mauroy, French educator and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1928)
- Phillip V. Tobias, South African paleontologist and academic (b. 1925)
- Signe Hasso, Swedish-American actress (b. 1915)
- Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician, 52nd President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
- Betty Neels, English nurse and author (b. 1910)
- Hsuan Hua, Chinese monk and educator (b. 1918)
- Bill France Sr., American race car driver and businessman, co-founded NASCAR (b. 1909)
- Cahit Zarifoğlu, Turkish poet and author (b. 1940)
- Klaudia Taev, Estonian opera singer and educator (b. 1906)
- Elizabeth Craig, Scottish journalist and economist (b. 1883)
- Philip Guston, Canadian-American painter and educator (b. 1913)
- Henry Miller, American novelist and essayist (b. 1891)
- Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
- E. M. Forster, English novelist, short story writer, essayist (b. 1879)
- Dan Duryea, American actor and singer (b. 1907)
- Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1909)
- Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist (b. 1893)
- Jean Arp, German-French sculptor, painter, and poet (b. 1886)
- Judy Holliday, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
- John Willcock, Australian politician, 15th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1879)
- Alan Turing, English mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1912)
- Kitaro Nishida, Japanese philosopher and academic (b. 1870)
- Alan Blumlein, English engineer (b. 1903)
- Jean Harlow, American actress and singer (b. 1911)
- Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)
- Dragutin Domjanić, Croatian lawyer, judge, and poet (b. 1875)
- John Verran, English-Australian politician, 26th Premier of South Australia (b. 1856)
- Archie Birkin, English motorcycle racer (b. 1905)
- Edmund James Flynn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)
- William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast (b. 1847)
- Émile Faguet, French author and critic (b. 1847)
- Charles Reed Bishop, American banker and politician, founded the First Hawaiian Bank (b. 1822)
- Maurice Rouvier, French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1842)
- Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (b. 1829)
- William Tilbury Fox, English dermatologist and academic (b. 1836)
- Chief Seattle, American tribal chief (b. 1780)
- Antonio Valero de Bernabé, Latin American liberator (b. 1790)
- Patrick Brontë, Anglo-Irish priest and author (b. 1777)
- David Cox, English painter (b. 1783)
- Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)
- Norbert Provencher, Canadian missionary and bishop (b. 1787)
- Friedrich Hölderlin, German lyric poet and author (b. 1770)
- Frederick William III of Prussia (b. 1770)
- Joseph von Fraunhofer, German optician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1787)
- Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver and etcher (b. 1765)
- Benjamin Tupper, American general and surveyor (b. 1738)
- William Warburton, English bishop and critic (b. 1698)
- Alexander Spotswood, Moroccan-American colonial and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (b. 1676)
- Henry Dodwell, Irish scholar and theologian (b. 1641)
- George II Rákóczi, Prince of Transylvania (b. 1621)
- Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1577)
- Rodrigo Lopez, physician of Queen Elizabeth (b. 1525)
- Casimir IV Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1440 and King of Poland from 1447 (b. 1427)
- Anne of Bohemia, English queen (b. 1366)
- Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese shōgun (b. 1305)
- An-Nasir Muhammad, Egyptian sultan (b. 1285)
- William I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1286)
- Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (b. 1274)
- Lu Wenji, Chinese chancellor (b. 876)
- Qian Hongzun, heir apparent of Wuyue (b. 925)
- Ælfthryth, Countess of Flanders (b. 877)
- Al-Muntasir, Abbasid caliph (b. 837)
- Vigilius, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 500)