Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Feast of 'Alá (Loftiness), First day of the 19th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith) and first day of the Baha'i Nineteen Day Fast

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

537 - Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges begins the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his bucellarii are almost cut off.

Events

986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks.

Events
Events893 years ago

1444 - Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.

Events576 years ago

1458 - George of Poděbrady is chosen as the king of Bohemia.

Events562 years ago
Events544 years ago

1484 - The College of Arms is formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England.

Events536 years ago

1498 - Vasco da Gama's fleet visits the Island of Mozambique.

Events522 years ago

1561 - Mendoza, Argentina is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro del Castillo.

Events459 years ago

1657 - Great Fire of Meireki: A fire in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan, caused more than 100,000 deaths; it lasted three days

Events363 years ago

1717 - The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.

Events303 years ago

1776 - American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.

Events244 years ago

1791 - Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.

Events229 years ago
Events223 years ago

1807 - The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.

Events213 years ago

1808 - The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.

Events212 years ago
Events209 years ago

1815 - Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the leaders of the Kingdom of Kandy.

Events205 years ago

1825 - Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.

Events195 years ago

1836 - Texas Revolution: The Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico is adopted.

Events184 years ago

1855 - Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.

Events165 years ago

1859 - The two-day Great Slave Auction, the largest such auction in United States history, begins.

Events161 years ago

1865 - East Cape War: The Völkner Incident in New Zealand.

Events155 years ago

1867 - The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.

Events153 years ago

1877 - U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.

Events143 years ago

1882 - Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.

Events138 years ago

1896 - The Battle of Adwa - The Italian Army defeated by the Ethiopian Army in Adwa, Tigray, Ethiopia.

Events124 years ago

1901 - United States Steel Corporation is founded as a result of a merger between Carnegie Steel Company and Federal Steel Company which became the first corporation in the world with a market capital over $1 billion.

Events119 years ago

1901 - The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment limiting the autonomy of Cuba, as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.

Events119 years ago

1903 - In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.

Events117 years ago

1917 - The enactment of the Jones–Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

Events103 years ago

1919 - The first Communist International meets in Moscow.

Events101 years ago

1933 - The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Events87 years ago

1937 - The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.

Events83 years ago

1939 - Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.

Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joins the Axis Pact.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.

Events77 years ago

1946 - Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.

Events74 years ago

1949 - Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.

Events71 years ago

1955 - Norodom Sihanouk, king of Cambodia, abdicates the throne in favor of his father, Norodom Suramarit.

Events65 years ago

1961 - John F. Kennedy announces the creation of the Peace Corps in a nationally televised broadcast.

Events59 years ago

1962 - In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.

Events58 years ago

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.

Events58 years ago

1965 - The US and Republic of Vietnam Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.

Events55 years ago

1968 - Baggeridge Colliery closes marking the end of over 300 years of coal mining in the Black Country.

Events52 years ago

1969 - In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.

Events50 years ago

1972 - The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.

Events48 years ago

1978 - Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.

Events42 years ago

1983 - Compact discs and players are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had previously been available only in Japan.

Events37 years ago

1989 - Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.

Events31 years ago

1990 - Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Battle at Rumaila oil field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.

Events29 years ago

1992 - Start of the war in Transnistria.

Events28 years ago

1995 - Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.

Events25 years ago

1995 - Yahoo! is incorporated.

Events25 years ago

1998 - Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.

Events22 years ago

2002 - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

Events18 years ago

2004 - War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.

Events16 years ago

2012 - A tornado outbreak occurred over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities.

Events8 years ago

2017 - The elements Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson were officially added to the periodic table at a conference in Moscow, Russia.

Events3 years ago

Births

480 - Benedict of Nursia, Italian Christian saint (d. 543 or 547)

Births
Births704 years ago
Births611 years ago

1432 - Countess Palatine Margaret of Mosbach, countess consort of Hanau (d. 1457)

Births588 years ago

1453 - Johannes Engel, German doctor, astronomer and astrologer (d. 1512)

Births567 years ago

1459 - Pope Adrian VI (d. 1523)

Births561 years ago

1481 - Franz von Sickingen, German knight (d. 1523)

Births539 years ago

1545 - Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and scholar, founded the Bodleian Library (d. 1613)

Births475 years ago

1577 - George Sandys, English traveller, colonist and poet (d. 1644)

Births443 years ago

1628 - Cornelis Speelman, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1684)

Births392 years ago

1651 - Carlo Gimach, Maltese architect, engineer and poet (d. 1730)

Births369 years ago

1705 - William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)

Births315 years ago

1740 - Nicholas Pocock, English naval painter (d.1821)

Births280 years ago

1760 - Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician (d. 1794)

Births260 years ago

1769 - DeWitt Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of New York (d. 1828)

Births251 years ago

1770 - Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French general (d. 1826)

Births250 years ago

1779 - Joel Roberts Poinsett, American physician and politician, 15th United States Secretary of War (d. 1851)

Births241 years ago

1793 - Sam Houston, American soldier and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1863)

Births227 years ago

1800 - Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian-Italian poet and philosopher (d. 1844)

Births220 years ago

1810 - Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903)

Births210 years ago

1816 - Alexander Bullock, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)

Births204 years ago

1817 - János Arany, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1882)

Births203 years ago

1820 - Multatuli, Dutch writer (d. 1887)

Births200 years ago

1824 - Bedřich Smetana, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1884)

Births196 years ago

1829 - Carl Schurz, German-American general, lawyer, and politician, 13th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1906)

Births191 years ago

1836 - Henry Billings Brown, American lawyer and judge (d. 1913)

Births184 years ago

1842 - Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer, art collector, and philanthropist (d. 1914)

Births178 years ago

1846 - Marie Roze, French soprano (d. 1926)

Births174 years ago

1849 - Robert Means Thompson, American commander, lawyer, and businessman (d. 1930)

Births171 years ago

1859 - Sholem Aleichem, Ukrainian-American author and playwright (d. 1916)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Susanna M. Salter, American activist and politician (d. 1961)

Births160 years ago

1862 - John Jay Chapman, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1933)

Births158 years ago

1876 - Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)

Births144 years ago

1878 - William Kissam Vanderbilt II, American sailor and race car driver (d. 1944)

Births142 years ago

1886 - Willis H. O'Brien, American animator and director (d. 1962)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Kurt Grelling, German logician and philosopher (d. 1942)

Births134 years ago

1900 - Kurt Weill, German-American pianist and composer (d. 1950)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Grete Hermann, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1984)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Edward Condon, American physicist and academic (d. 1974)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Marc Blitzstein, American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Geoffrey Grigson, English poet and critic (d. 1985)

Births115 years ago

1908 - Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Mel Ott, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1958)

Births111 years ago

1912 - Henry Katzman, American pianist, composer, and painter (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Godfried Bomans, Dutch television host and author (d. 1971)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Mort Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1958)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Martin Ritt, American actor and film director (d. 1990)

Births106 years ago

1915 - John Burton, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to Ceylon (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1986)

Births103 years ago

1917 - David Goodis, American author and screenwriter (d. 1967)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Jim Konstanty, American baseball player and coach (d. 1976)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Eddie Lawrence, American actor, singer, and playwright (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Tamara Toumanova, American ballerina and actress (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer and coach (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Ernst Haas, Austrian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1986)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, American saxophonist (d. 1986)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Bill Quackenbush, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Frances Spence, American computer programmer (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Basil Hume, English cardinal (d. 1999)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Robert H. Michel, American soldier and politician (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Dave Strack, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Cal Abrams, American baseball player (d. 1997)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Renos Apostolidis, Greek philologist, author, and critic (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Bernard Agré, Ivorian cardinal (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Murray Rothbard, American economist and historian (d. 1995)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist and economist (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1930 - John Cullum, American actor and singer

Births90 years ago

1930 - Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Mikhail Gorbachev, Russian lawyer and politician, President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Prize laureate

Births89 years ago

1932 - Gun Hägglund, Swedish journalist and translator (d. 2011)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Dottie Rambo, American singer-songwriter (d. 2008)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Gene Stallings, American football player and coach

Births85 years ago

1936 - Haroon Ahmed, Pakistani-English engineer and academic

Births84 years ago

1936 - John Tusa, Czech-English journalist and academic

Births84 years ago

1937 - Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerian soldier and politician, 5th President of Algeria

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ricardo Lagos, Chilean economist, lawyer, and politician, 33rd President of Chile

Births82 years ago

1938 - Lawrence Payton, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1997)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Clark Gesner, American author and composer (d. 2002)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jan Howard Finder, American author and academic (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Billy McNeill, Scottish footballer

Births80 years ago

1941 - John Cornell, Australian actor, director, and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - David Satcher, American admiral and physician, 16th Surgeon General of the United States

Births79 years ago

1942 - John Irving, American novelist and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Claude Larose, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births78 years ago

1942 - Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Iranian architect and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Iran

Births78 years ago

1942 - Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Derek Woodley, English footballer (d. 2002)

Births78 years ago

1943 - George Layton, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Peter Straub, American author and poet

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robert Williams, American painter and cartoonist

Births77 years ago

1945 - Derek Watkins, English trumpet player and composer (d. 2013)

Births75 years ago

1947 - Nelson Ned, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Harry Redknapp, English footballer and manager

Births73 years ago

1948 - Larry Carlton, American guitarist and songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rory Gallagher, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1995)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jeff Kennett, Australian journalist and politician, 43rd Premier of Victoria

Births72 years ago

1948 - Carmen Lawrence, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Western Australia

Births72 years ago

1950 - Karen Carpenter, American singer (d. 1983)

Births70 years ago

1952 - Mark Evanier, American author and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Laraine Newman, American actress and comedian

Births68 years ago

1953 - Russ Feingold, American lawyer and politician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Ed Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Dale Bozzio, American pop-rock singer-songwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jay Osmond, American singer, drummer, actor, and TV/film producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ken Salazar, American lawyer and politician, 50th United States Secretary of the Interior

Births65 years ago

1955 - Steve Small, Australian cricketer

Births65 years ago

1956 - John Cowsill, American musician, songwriter, and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Mark Evans, Australian rock bass player

Births64 years ago

1957 - Hossein Dehghan, Iranian general and politician, Iranian Minister of Defense

Births63 years ago

1957 - Dito Tsintsadze, Georgian film director and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mark Dean, American inventor and computer engineer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Kevin Curren, South African-American tennis player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ian Woosnam, English-Welsh golfer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Larry Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1961 - Simone Young, Australian conductor, director, and composer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jon Bon Jovi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Paul Farrelly, English journalist and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tom Nordlie, Norwegian footballer and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Brendan O'Connor, Australian politician, Australian Minister for Employment

Births58 years ago

1962 - Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Gabriele Tarquini, Italian race car driver

Births58 years ago

1963 - Alvin Youngblood Hart, American singer and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Anthony Albanese, Australian politician, 15th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Births57 years ago

1964 - Laird Hamilton, American surfer and actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mike Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1987)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Ron Gant, American baseball player and journalist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Lembit Öpik, Northern Irish politician

Births55 years ago

1966 - Ann Leckie, American author

Births54 years ago

1966 - Simon Reevell, English lawyer and politician

Births54 years ago

1968 - Daniel Craig, English actor and producer

Births52 years ago
Births50 years ago

1970 - Ciriaco Sforza, Swiss footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Wibi Soerjadi, Dutch pianist and composer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Dave Gorman, English comedian, author and television presenter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Method Man, American rapper, record producer and actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Mauricio Pochettino, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Trevor Sinclair, English footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer and television host

Births46 years ago

1975 - Daryl Gibson, New Zealand rugby player

Births45 years ago

1977 - Dominique Canty, American basketball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Chris Martin, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Stephen Parry, English swimmer and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1977 - Andrew Strauss, South African-English cricketer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Gabby Eigenmann, Filipino actor and singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Lee Hodges, English footballer and manager

Births42 years ago

1978 - Tomáš Kaberle, Czech ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Damien Duff, Irish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jim Troughton, English cricketer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nicky Weaver, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Chris Barker, English footballer and manager

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rebel Wilson, Australian actress and screenwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Lance Cade, American wrestler (d. 2010)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress

Births39 years ago

1982 - Kevin Kurányi, German footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ben Roethlisberger, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Corey Webster, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Deuce, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Lisandro López, Argentinian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jay McClement, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Glen Perkins, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1985 - Reggie Bush, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Suso Santana, Spanish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Jonathan D'Aversa, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jonas Jerebko, Swedish basketball player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Édgar Andrade, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - James Arthur, English singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago
Births32 years ago

1988 - Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver

Births32 years ago

1988 - Chris Rainey, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Geert Arend Roorda, Dutch footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Alemão, Brazilian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Toby Alderweireld, Belgian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - André Bernardes Santos, Portuguese footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Marcel Hirscher, Austrian skier

Births31 years ago

1989 - Shane Vereen, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Chris Woakes, English cricketer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Rauno Alliku, Estonian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Malcolm Butler, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Josh McGuire, Australian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Tiger Shroff, Indian actor

Births30 years ago

1991 - Nick Franklin, American baseball player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Jack Stockwell, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1995 - Ange-Freddy Plumain, French footballer

Births25 years ago

1997 - Becky G, American singer and actress

Births23 years ago

2010 - Hailey Dawson, American girl with 3D-printed robotic hand

Births10 years ago

2016 - Prince Oscar, duke of Skåne and prince of Sweden

Births4 years ago

Deaths

274 - Mani, Persian prophet and founder of Manichaeism (b. 216)

Deaths

672 - Chad of Mercia, English bishop and saint (b. 634)

Deaths

986 - Lothair, king of West Francia (b.941)

Deaths

968 - William, archbishop of Mainz (b. 929)

Deaths

1009 - Mokjong, king of Goryeo (b. 980)

Deaths1011 years ago

1316 - Marjorie Bruce, Scottish daughter of Robert the Bruce (b. 1296)

Deaths704 years ago

1333 - Wladyslaw I, king of Poland (b. 1261)

Deaths687 years ago

1589 - Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal and diplomat (b. 1520)

Deaths431 years ago

1619 - Anne of Denmark, queen of Scotland (b. 1574)

Deaths401 years ago

1729 - Francesco Bianchini, Italian astronomer and philosopher (b. 1662)

Deaths291 years ago

1755 - Louis de Rouvroy, French duke and diplomat (b. 1675)

Deaths265 years ago

1791 - John Wesley, English cleric and theologian (b. 1703)

Deaths229 years ago

1793 - Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-Danish painter and academic (b. 1711)

Deaths227 years ago

1797 - Horace Walpole, English historian and politician (b. 1717)

Deaths223 years ago

1829 - Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Mexican revolutionary (b. ca. 1773)

Deaths191 years ago

1830 - Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring, German physician, anatomist, and anthropologist (b. 1755)

Deaths190 years ago

1835 - Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768)

Deaths185 years ago

1840 - Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, German physician and astronomer (b. 1758)

Deaths180 years ago

1855 - Nicholas I, Russian emperor (b. 1796)

Deaths165 years ago

1864 - Ulric Dahlgren, American colonel (b. 1842)

Deaths156 years ago

1865 - Carl Sylvius Völkner, German-New Zealand priest and missionary (b. 1819)

Deaths155 years ago

1880 - John Benjamin Macneill, Irish engineer (b. 1790)

Deaths140 years ago

1895 - Berthe Morisot, French painter (b. 1841)

Deaths125 years ago

1895 - Isma'il Pasha, Egyptian politician (b. 1830)

Deaths125 years ago

1896 - Jubal Early, American general (b. 1816)

Deaths124 years ago

1921 - Champ Clark, American lawyer and politician, 41st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1850)

Deaths99 years ago

1930 - D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1885)

Deaths90 years ago

1938 - Ben Harney, American pianist and composer (b. 1871)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Howard Carter, English archaeologist and historian (b. 1874)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Gisela Januszewska, Jewish-Austrian physician (b.1867)

Deaths77 years ago

1944Ida Maclean, British biochemist, the first woman admitted to the London Chemical Society (b. 1877)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Emily Carr, Canadian painter and author (b. 1871)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1895)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - George E. Stewart, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Frans Johan Louwrens Ghijsels, Dutch architect and urban planner (b. 1882)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (b. 1879)

Deaths71 years ago

1953 - James Lightbody, American runner (b. 1882)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - Selim Sırrı Tarcan, Turkish educator and politician (b. 1874)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Fred Merkle, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)

Deaths62 years ago

1962 - Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician and academic (b. 1866)

Deaths58 years ago

1967 - José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish author and critic (b. 1873)

Deaths53 years ago

1972 - Léo-Ernest Ouimet, Canadian director and producer (b. 1877)

Deaths48 years ago

1979 - Christy Ring, Irish hurler (b. 1920)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Philip K. Dick, American philosopher and author (b. 1928)

Deaths38 years ago

1987 - Randolph Scott, American actor and director (b. 1898)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Lolo Soetoro, Indonesian geographer and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (b. 1928)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Sandy Dennis, American actress (b. 1937)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Anita Morris, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1943)

Deaths26 years ago

1999 - Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (b. 1963)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Hank Ballard, American singer-songwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Malcolm Williamson, Australian pianist and composer (b. 1931)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Cormac McAnallen, Irish footballer (b. 1980)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Marge Schott, American businesswoman (b. 1928)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Thomas S. Kleppe, American soldier and politician, 41st United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Clem Labine, American baseball player (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ivan Safronov, Russian colonel and journalist (b. 1956)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Henri Troyat, Russian-French historian and author (b. 1911)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Jeff Healey, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - João Bernardo Vieira, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1939)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Winston Churchill, English journalist and politician (b. 1940)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Lawrence Anthony, South African environmentalist, explorer, and author (b. 1950)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Van T. Barfoot, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Norman St John-Stevas, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - James Q. Wilson, American political scientist and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Peter Harvey, Australian journalist (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Giorgos Kolokithas, Greek basketball player (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ryhor Baradulin, Belarusian poet and translator (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Dean Hess, American minister and colonel (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dave Mackay, Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mal Peet, English author and illustrator (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Benoît Lacroix, Canadian priest, historian, and philosopher (b. 1915)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Aubrey McClendon, American businessman (b. 1959)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Billy Herrington, American actor (b. 1969)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Lin Hu, Chinese lieutenant general (b. 1927)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Mike Oliver, British sociologist, disability rights activist (b. 1945)

Deaths1 years ago

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