Holidays and observances

Beer Day, marked the end of beer prohibition in 1989 (Iceland)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Casimir Pulaski Day can fall, while March 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in March. (Illinois)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Children's Day can fall, while March 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in March. (New Zealand)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Grandmother's Day can fall, while March 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in March. (France)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Laetare Sunday can fall, while April 4 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. (Western Christianity), and its related observances:Carnaval de la Laetare (Stavelot)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Laetare Sunday can fall, while April 4 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. (Western Christianity), and its related observances:Mothering Sunday (United Kingdom)

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Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992.

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Saint David's Day or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Wales and Welsh communities)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Southeastern Europe celebration of the beginning of spring:Baba Marta Day (Bulgaria)

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Southeastern Europe celebration of the beginning of spring:Mărțișor (Romania and Moldova)

Holidays and observances

The final day (fourth or fifth) of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith)

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Holidays and observances
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Events

509 BC - Publius Valerius Publicola celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia.

Events

86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus ending the Siege of Athens and Piraeus.

Events

293 - Emperor Diocletian and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesars. This is considered the beginning of the Tetrarchy, known as the Quattuor Principes Mundi ("Four Rulers of the World").

Events

317 - Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares.

Events

350 - Vetranio is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar.

Events

834 - Emperor Louis the Pious is restored as sole ruler of the Frankish Empire. After his re-accession to the throne, his eldest son Lothair I flees to Burgundy.

Events

1457 - The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.

Events563 years ago

1476 - Forces of the Catholic Monarchs engage the combined Portuguese-Castilian armies of Afonso V and Prince John at the Battle of Toro.

Events544 years ago

1562 - Sixty-three Huguenots are massacred in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.

Events458 years ago

1565 - The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.

Events455 years ago

1628 - Writs issued in February by Charles I of England mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

Events392 years ago

1633 - Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.

Events387 years ago

1642 - Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States.

Events378 years ago

1692 - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.

Events328 years ago

1700 - Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian calendar on this date in 1753.

Events320 years ago

1713 - The siege and destruction of Fort Neoheroka begins during the Tuscarora War in North Carolina, effectively opening up the colony's interior to European colonization.

Events307 years ago
Events239 years ago

1790 - The first United States census is authorized.

Events230 years ago

1796 - The Dutch East India Company is nationalized by the Batavian Republic.

Events224 years ago

1805 - Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.

Events215 years ago

1815 - Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.

Events205 years ago

1815 - Georgetown University's congressional charter is signed into law by President James Madison.

Events205 years ago

1836 - A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.

Events184 years ago

1845 - United States President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.

Events175 years ago

1854 - German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.

Events166 years ago

1867 - Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital.

Events153 years ago

1868 - The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.

Events152 years ago

1870 - Marshal F. S. López dies during the Battle of Cerro Corá thus marking the end of the Paraguayan War.

Events150 years ago

1872 - Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.

Events148 years ago

1873 - E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.

Events147 years ago

1881 - The first Minnesota State Capitol burns down due to a fire.

Events139 years ago
Events134 years ago

1893 - Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.

Events127 years ago

1896 - Battle of Adwa: An Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo-Ethiopian War.

Events124 years ago
Events124 years ago

1901 - The Australian Army is formed.

Events119 years ago

1910 - The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.

Events110 years ago
Events106 years ago

1917 - The Zimmermann Telegram is reprinted in newspapers across the United States after the U.S. government releases its unencrypted text.

Events103 years ago
Events101 years ago

1921 - The Australian cricket team captained by Warwick Armstrong becomes the first team to complete a whitewash of The Ashes, something that would not be repeated for 86 years.

Events99 years ago

1936 - The Hoover Dam is completed.

Events84 years ago

1939 - An Imperial Japanese Army ammunition dump explodes at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.

Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Japanese forces land on Java, the main island of the Dutch East Indies, at Merak and Banten Bay (Banten), Eretan Wetan (Indramayu) and Kragan (Rembang).

Events78 years ago

1946 - The Bank of England is nationalised.

Events74 years ago

1947 - The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.

Events73 years ago

1949 - Indonesian Army recaptures and occupies for six hours its capital city Yogyakarta from the Dutch.

Events71 years ago

1950 - Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.

Events70 years ago

1953 - Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later.

Events67 years ago

1954 - Nuclear weapons testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.

Events66 years ago

1956 - Formation of the East German Nationale Volksarmee.

Events64 years ago

1958 - Samuel Alphonsus Stritch is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first U.S. member of the Roman Curia.

Events62 years ago

1961 - United States President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.

Events59 years ago

1961 - Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.

Events59 years ago

1964 - Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.

Events56 years ago

1966 - Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.

Events54 years ago

1966 - The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.

Events54 years ago

1971 - President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani Province.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Black September storms the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, resulting in the assassination of three Western hostages.

Events47 years ago

1974 - Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Events46 years ago

1983 - First collection of twelve Swatch models was introduced in Zürich, Switzerland.

Events37 years ago

1990 - Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Uprisings against Saddam Hussein begin in Iraq, leading to the death of more than 25,000 people mostly civilian.

Events29 years ago
Events28 years ago

1998 - Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

Events22 years ago
Events18 years ago

2002 - The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 mi) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (8.5 tons).

Events18 years ago

2003 - The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.

Events17 years ago

2005 - In Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional.

Events15 years ago

2006 - English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Tornadoes break out across the southern United States, killing at least 20 people, including eight at Enterprise High School.

Events13 years ago

2008 - The Armenian police clash with peaceful opposition rally protesting against allegedly fraudulent presidential elections, as a result ten people are killed.

Events12 years ago

2014 - 35 people are killed and 143 injured in a mass stabbing at Kunming Railway Station in China.

Events6 years ago

Births

1105 - Alfonso VII, king of León and Castile (d. 1157)

Births915 years ago
Births759 years ago

1389 - Antoninus of Florence, Italian archbishop and saint (d. 1459)

Births631 years ago
Births588 years ago
Births564 years ago

1547 - Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher and lexicographer (d. 1628)

Births473 years ago

1554 - William Stafford, English courtier and conspirator (d. 1612)

Births466 years ago
Births443 years ago

1597 - Jean-Charles della Faille, Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1652)

Births423 years ago

1611 - John Pell, English mathematician and linguist (d. 1685)

Births409 years ago

1629 - Abraham Teniers, Flemish painter (d. 1670)

Births391 years ago

1647 - John de Brito, Portuguese Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. 1693)

Births373 years ago

1657 - Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian and author (d. 1740)

Births363 years ago

1683 - Tsangyang Gyatso, sixth Dalai Lama (d. 1706)

Births337 years ago

1683 - Caroline of Ansbach, British queen and regent (d. 1737)

Births337 years ago

1732 - William Cushing, American lawyer and judge (d. 1810)

Births288 years ago

1760 - François Buzot, French lawyer and politician (d. 1794)

Births260 years ago

1769 - François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (d. 1796)

Births251 years ago
Births213 years ago

1810 - Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849)

Births210 years ago

1812 - Augustus Pugin, English architect, co-designed the Palace of Westminster (d. 1852)

Births208 years ago

1817 - Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1882)

Births203 years ago

1821 - Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German bishop and academic (d. 1896)

Births199 years ago

1835 - Philip Fysh, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1919)

Births185 years ago

1837 - William Dean Howells, American novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 1920)

Births183 years ago

1842 - Nikolaos Gyzis, Greek painter and academic (d. 1901)

Births178 years ago

1848 - Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-American sculptor and academic (d. 1907)

Births172 years ago
Births168 years ago

1863 - Alexander Golovin, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1930)

Births157 years ago

1870 - E. M. Antoniadi, Greek-French astronomer and academic (d. 1944)

Births150 years ago

1876 - Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian businessman (d. 1942)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Lytton Strachey, British writer and critic (d. 1932)

Births140 years ago

1886 - Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian-Swiss painter, poet, and playwright (d. 1980)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Ewart Astill, English cricketer and billiards player (d. 1948)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Tetsuro Watsuji, Japanese historian and philosopher (d. 1960)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Theresa Bernstein, Polish-American painter and author (d. 2002)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Ralph Hitz, Austrian-American hotelier (d. 1940)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese author and educator (d. 1927)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Mercedes de Acosta, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1968)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Moriz Seeler, German playwright and producer (d. 1942)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, German SS officer (d. 1972)

Births121 years ago

1904 - Paul Hartman, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1973)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Glenn Miller, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1944)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Doris Hare, Welsh-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2000)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Phạm Văn Đồng, Vietnamese lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2000)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Eugene Esmonde, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1942)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Winston Sharples, American pianist and composer (d. 1978)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)

Births110 years ago

1910 - David Niven, English soldier and actor (d. 1983)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian cardinal (d. 2003)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Boris Chertok, Polish-Russian engineer and academic (d. 2011)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ralph Ellison, American novelist and literary critic (d. 1994)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1977)

Births103 years ago

1918 - João Goulart, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Brazil (d. 1976)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Gladys Spellman, American educator and politician (d. 1988)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Cameron Argetsinger, American race car driver and lawyer (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Terence Cooke, American cardinal (d. 1983)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Richard Wilbur, American poet, translator, and essayist (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1922 - William Gaines, American publisher (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli general and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Arnold Drake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Deke Slayton, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1993)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Robert Clary, French-American actor and author

Births94 years ago

1926 - Cesare Danova, Italian-American actor (d. 1992)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Pete Rozelle, American businessman and commissioner of the National Football League (d. 1996)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927 - George O. Abell, American astronomer, professor at UCLA, science popularizer, and skeptic (d. 1983)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Harry Belafonte, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births93 years ago

1927 - Robert Bork, American lawyer and scholar, United States Attorney General (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jacques Rivette, French director, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Georgi Markov, Bulgarian journalist and author (d. 1978)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)

Births90 years ago

1934 - Jean-Michel Folon, Belgian painter and sculptor (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Joan Hackett, American actress (d. 1983)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Robert Conrad, American actor, radio host and stuntman

Births85 years ago

1936 - Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (d. 1997)

Births84 years ago

1939 - Leo Brouwer, Cuban guitarist, composer, and conductor

Births81 years ago

1939 - Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Pakistani author

Births81 years ago

1940 - Robin Gray, Australian politician, 37th Premier of Tasmania

Births80 years ago

1940 - Robert Grossman, American painter, sculptor, and author (d. 2018)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Robert Hass, American poet

Births79 years ago

1942 - Richard Myers, American general

Births78 years ago

1943 - Gil Amelio, American businessman

Births77 years ago

1943 - José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer and manager

Births77 years ago

1943 - Rashid Sunyaev, Russian-German astronomer and physicist

Births77 years ago
Births76 years ago

1944 - John Breaux, American lawyer and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Roger Daltrey, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mike d'Abo, English singer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Dirk Benedict, American actor and director

Births75 years ago

1946 - Gerry Boulet, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1990)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jim Crace, English author and academic

Births74 years ago

1947 - Alan Thicke, Canadian-American actor and composer (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1951 - Sergei Kourdakov, Russian-American KGB agent (d. 1973)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Dave Barr, Canadian golfer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Nevada Barr, American actress and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Leigh Matthews, Australian footballer, coach, and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jerri Nielsen, American physician and explorer (d. 2009)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1953 - Sinan Çetin, Turkish actor, director, and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Carlos Queiroz, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1954 - Catherine Bach, American actress

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ron Howard, American actor, director, and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Rod Reddy, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births66 years ago

1956 - Tim Daly, American actor, director, and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuanian politician, 6th President of Lithuania

Births64 years ago

1958 - Nik Kershaw, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Wayne B. Phillips, Australian cricketer and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Nick Griffin, English politician

Births61 years ago

1961 - Mike Rozier, American football player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Russell Coutts, New Zealand sailor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mark Gardner, American baseball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Bill Leen, American bass player and producer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Bryan Batt, American actor and singer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Maurice Benard, American actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ron Francis, Canadian ice hockey player and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Clinton Gregory, American singer-songwriter and fiddler

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paul Le Guen, French footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Booker T, American wrestler and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey

Births55 years ago

1966 - Paul Hollywood, English chef

Births54 years ago

1966 - Zack Snyder, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - George Eads, American actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Aron Winter, Suriname-Dutch footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1969 - Javier Bardem, Spanish actor and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jason V Brock, American author, filmmaker, artist, scholar and musician

Births50 years ago

1971 - Thomas Adès, English pianist, composer, and conductor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ivan Cleary, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births49 years ago

1973 - Jack Davenport, English actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Anton Gunn, American academic and politician

Births47 years ago

1973 - Chris Webber, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1974 - Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor

Births46 years ago

1976 - Travis Kvapil, American race car driver

Births44 years ago

1977 - Rens Blom, Dutch pole vaulter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and model

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jensen Ackles, American actor and director

Births42 years ago

1979 - Mikkel Kessler, Danish boxer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Bruno Langlois, Canadian cyclist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Abhay K, Indian poet and diplomat

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sercan Güvenışık, German-Turkish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Will Power, Australian race car driver

Births39 years ago

1982 - Juan Manuel Ortiz, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Lupita Nyong'o, Mexican-Kenyan actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Davey Richards, American wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Anthony Tupou, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Naima Mora, American model and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alexander Steen, Canadian-Swedish ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Andreas Ottl, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Big E, American wrestler

Births34 years ago

1987 - Kesha, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Yang Hyeon-jong, South Korean baseball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Tenille Tayla, Australian professional wrestler

Births31 years ago

1989 - Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer

Births31 years ago

1993 - Nathan Brown, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Michael Conforto, American baseball player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Kurt Mann, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Josh McEachran, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Justin Bieber, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births26 years ago

1994 - Tyreek Hill, American football player

Births26 years ago

Deaths

492 - Felix III, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

589 - David, Welsh bishop and saint

Deaths

965 - Leo VIII, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

977 - Rudesind, Galician bishop (b. 907)

Deaths

991 - En'yū, Japanese emperor (b. 959)

Deaths

1058 - Ermesinde of Carcassonne, countess and regent of Barcelona (b. 972)

Deaths962 years ago

1131 - Stephen II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. 1101)

Deaths889 years ago

1233 - Thomas, count of Savoy (b. 1178)

Deaths787 years ago

1244 - Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr, Welsh noble, son of Llywelyn the Great (b. 1200)

Deaths776 years ago

1320 - Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Chinese emperor (b. 1286)

Deaths700 years ago

1383 - Amadeus VI, count of Savoy (b. 1334)

Deaths637 years ago

1510 - Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer (b. 1450)

Deaths510 years ago

1546 - George Wishart, Scottish minister and martyr (b. 1513)

Deaths474 years ago

1620 - Thomas Campion, English poet and composer (b. 1567)

Deaths400 years ago

1633 - George Herbert, English poet and orator (b. 1593)

Deaths387 years ago

1643 - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1583)

Deaths377 years ago

1661 - Richard Zouch, English judge and politician (b. 1590)

Deaths359 years ago

1666 - Ecaterina Cercheza, princess consort of Moldavia (b. 1620)

Deaths354 years ago

1697 - Francesco Redi, Italian physician and poet (b. 1626)

Deaths323 years ago

1734 - Roger North, English lawyer and author (b. 1653)

Deaths286 years ago

1768 - Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and author (b. 1694)

Deaths252 years ago

1773 - Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect, designed the Palace of Caserta (b. 1700)

Deaths247 years ago

1792 - Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1747)

Deaths228 years ago

1792 - Angelo Emo, Venetian admiral and statesman (b. 1731)

Deaths228 years ago

1841 - Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1764)

Deaths179 years ago

1862 - Peter Barlow, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1776)

Deaths158 years ago

1875 - Tristan Corbière, French poet and educator (b. 1845)

Deaths145 years ago

1882 - Theodor Kullak, German pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1818)

Deaths138 years ago

1884 - Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician and academic (b. 1820)

Deaths136 years ago

1906 - José María de Pereda, Spanish author (b. 1833)

Deaths114 years ago

1911 - Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

Deaths109 years ago
Deaths106 years ago

1920 - John H. Bankhead, American lawyer and politician (b. 1842)

Deaths100 years ago

1922 - Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)

Deaths98 years ago

1932 - Frank Teschemacher, American Jazz musician (b. 1906)

Deaths88 years ago

1936 - Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian author and poet (b. 1871)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1863)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (b. 1878)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - George S. Rentz, American commander (b. 1882)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Alexandre Yersin, Swiss-French physician and bacteriologist (b. 1863)

Deaths77 years ago

1952 - Mariano Azuela, Mexican physician and author (b. 1873)

Deaths68 years ago

1966 - Fritz Houtermans, Polish-German physicist and academic (b. 1903)

Deaths54 years ago

1974 - Bobby Timmons, American pianist and composer (b. 1935)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Jean Martinon, French conductor and composer (b. 1910)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Paul Scott, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Mustafa Barzani, Iraqi-Kurdistan politician (b. 1903)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Wilhelmina Cooper, Dutch-American model and businesswoman, founded Wilhelmina Models (b. 1940)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English journalist and author (b. 1905)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths36 years ago

1988 - Joe Besser, American comedian and actor (b. 1907)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Vasantdada Patil, Indian politician, 5th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1917)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Edwin H. Land, American scientist and businessman, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (b. 1909)

Deaths29 years ago

1995 - César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Georges J. F. Köhler, German biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1946)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Archie Goodwin, American author and illustrator (b. 1937)

Deaths22 years ago

2004 - Mian Ghulam Jilani, Pakistani general (b. 1914)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jack Wild, Actor (b.1952)

Deaths14 years ago

2010 - Kristian Digby, English television host and director (b. 1977)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Andrew Breitbart, American journalist and publisher (b. 1969)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Germano Mosconi, Italian journalist (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dancer, and singer (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Alain Resnais, French director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - María Rubio, Mexican television, film and stage actress (b. 1934)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Mike Willesee, Australian journalist and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths1 years ago

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