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Earliest day on which Martyrdom of the Báb can fall, while July 10 is the latest; observed on the 17th of Raḥmat (Bahá'í Faith)

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Independence Day, celebrates the declaration of independence of the United Provinces of South America by the Congress of Tucumán in 1816. (Argentina)

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Independence Day, celebrates the independence of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011.

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Christian Feast Day

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Our Lady of Peace, Octave of the Visitation

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Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury (Anglican commemoration)

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Events

455 - The military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

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491 - Odoacer makes a night assault with his Heruli guardsmen, engaging Theoderic the Great in Ad Pinetam. Both sides suffer heavy losses, but in the end Theodoric forces Odoacer back into Ravenna.

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551 - A major earthquake strikes Beirut, triggering a devastating tsunami that affected the coastal towns of Byzantine Phoenicia, causing thousands of deaths.

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660 - Korean forces under general Kim Yu-sin of Silla defeat the army of Baekje in the Battle of Hwangsanbeol.

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869 - The 8.4–9.0 MwSanriku earthquake strikes the area around Sendai in northern Honshu, Japan. Inundation from the tsunami extended several kilometers inland.

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969 - The Fatimid general Jawhar leads the Friday prayer in Fustat in the name of Caliph al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, thereby symbolically completing the Fatimid conquest of Egypt.

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Events663 years ago

1386 - The Old Swiss Confederacy makes great strides in establishing control over its territory by soundly defeating the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Sempach.

Events634 years ago

1401 - Timur attacks the Jalairid Sultanate and destroys Baghdad.

Events619 years ago

1540 - King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

Events480 years ago

1572 - Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorkum.

Events448 years ago

1609 - Bohemia is granted freedom of religion through the Letter of Majesty by the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II.

Events411 years ago

1701 - A Bourbon force under Nicolas Catinat withdraws from a smaller Habsburg force under Prince Eugene of Savoy in the Battle of Carpi.

Events319 years ago

1745 - French victory in the Battle of Melle allows them to capture Ghent in the days after.

Events275 years ago

1755 - The Braddock Expedition is soundly defeated by a smaller French and Native American force in its attempt to capture Fort Duquesne in what is now downtown Pittsburgh.

Events265 years ago

1762 - Catherine the Great becomes Empress of Russia following the coup against her husband, Peter III.

Events258 years ago

1776 - George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out to members of the Continental Army in Manhattan, while thousands of British troops on Staten Island prepare for the Battle of Long Island.

Events244 years ago

1789 - In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution.

Events231 years ago
Events230 years ago

1793 - The Act Against Slavery in Upper Canada bans the importation of slaves and will free those who are born into slavery after the passage of the Act at 25 years of age.

Events227 years ago

1807 - The Treaties of Tilsit are signed by Napoleon I of France and Alexander I of Russia.

Events213 years ago

1810 - Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.

Events210 years ago

1811 - Explorer David Thompson posts a sign near what is now Sacajawea State Park in Washington state, claiming the Columbia District for the United Kingdom.

Events209 years ago
Events205 years ago
Events204 years ago

1821 - Four hundred and seventy prominent Cypriots including Archbishop Kyprianos are executed in response to Cypriot aid to the Greek War of Independence.

Events199 years ago

1850 - U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies after eating raw fruit and iced milk; he is succeeded in office by Vice President Millard Fillmore.

Events170 years ago

1850 - Persian prophet Báb is executed in Tabriz, Persia.

Events170 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: The Siege of Port Hudson ends, giving the Union complete control of the Mississippi River.

Events157 years ago

1868 - The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.

Events152 years ago

1875 - The Herzegovina Uprising against Ottoman rule begins, which would last until 1878 and have far-reaching implications throughout the Balkans.

Events145 years ago
Events143 years ago

1893 - Daniel Hale Williams, American heart surgeon, performs the first successful open-heart surgery in United States without anesthesia.

Events127 years ago
Events120 years ago

1900 - The Governor of Shanxi province in North China orders the execution of 45 foreign Christian missionaries and local church members, including children.

Events120 years ago

1918 - In Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collides with an outbound express, killing 101 and injuring 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.

Events102 years ago

1922 - Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.

Events98 years ago

1932 - The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution.

Events88 years ago

1937 - The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.

Events83 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Allied invasion of Sicily soon causes the downfall of Mussolini and forces Hitler to break off the Battle of Kursk.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: American forces take Saipan, bringing the Japanese archipelago within range of B-29 raids, and causing the downfall of the Tojo government.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Continuation War: Finland wins the Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in northern Europe. The Red Army withdraws its troops from Ihantala and digs into a defensive position, thus ending the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive.

Events76 years ago

1955 - The Russell–Einstein Manifesto calls for a reduction of the risk of nuclear warfare.

Events65 years ago

1956 - The 7.7 MwAmorgos earthquake shakes the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The shaking and the destructive tsunami that followed left fifty-three people dead. A damaging M7.2 aftershock occurred minutes after the mainshock.

Events64 years ago

1958 - A 7.8 Mw  strike-slip earthquake in Alaska causes a landslide that produces a megatsunami. The runup from the waves reached 525 m (1,722 ft) on the rim of Lituya Bay; five people were killed.

Events62 years ago
Events58 years ago

1979 - A car bomb destroys a Renault motor car owned by "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld outside their home in France in an unsuccessful assassination attempt.

Events41 years ago

1982 - Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 145 people on board and eight others on the ground.

Events38 years ago

1993 - The Parliament of Canada passes the Nunavut Act leading to the 1999 creation of Nunavut, dividing the Northwest Territories into arctic (Inuit) and sub-arctic (Dene) lands based on a plebiscite.

Events27 years ago

1995 - The Navaly church bombing is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force killing 125 Tamil civilian refugees.

Events25 years ago

1999 - Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.

Events21 years ago

2002 - The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The organization's first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.

Events18 years ago

2006 - One hundred and twenty-five people are killed when S7 Airlines Flight 778, an Airbus A310 passenger jet, veers off the runway while landing in wet conditions at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia.

Events14 years ago

2011 - South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.

Events9 years ago

Births

1249 - Emperor Kameyama of Japan (d. 1305)

Births771 years ago

1455 - Frederick IV of Baden, Dutch bishop (d. 1517)

Births565 years ago
Births509 years ago

1526 - Elizabeth of Austria, Polish noble (d. 1545)

Births494 years ago

1577 - Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English-American soldier and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1618)

Births443 years ago
Births442 years ago

1654 - Emperor Reigen of Japan (d. 1732)

Births366 years ago

1686 - Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (d. 1749)

Births334 years ago

1689 - Alexis Piron, French epigrammatist and playwright (d. 1773)

Births331 years ago

1721 - Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet and author (d. 1781)

Births299 years ago

1753 - William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, English admiral and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)

Births267 years ago

1764 - Ann Ward, English author and poet (d. 1823)

Births256 years ago

1775 - Matthew Lewis, English author and playwright (d. 1818)

Births245 years ago

1800 - Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician, pathologist, and anatomist (d. 1885)

Births220 years ago

1808 - Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and colonel (d. 1887)

Births212 years ago

1819 - Elias Howe, American inventor, invented the sewing machine (d. 1867)

Births201 years ago

1825 - A. C. Gibbs, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Oregon (d. 1886)

Births195 years ago

1828 - Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian cardinal (d. 1913)

Births192 years ago

1834 - Jan Neruda, Czech journalist and poet (d. 1891)

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1853 - William Turner Dannat, American painter (d. 1929)

Births167 years ago

1856 - John Verran, English-Australian politician, 26th Premier of South Australia (d. 1932)

Births164 years ago

1858 - Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (d. 1942)

Births162 years ago

1867 - Georges Lecomte, French author and playwright (d. 1958)

Births153 years ago

1879 - Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician and parasitologist (d. 1934)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1936)

Births141 years ago

1887 - James Ormsbee Chapin, American-Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1975)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Saturnino Herrán, Mexican painter (d. 1918)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Samuel Eliot Morison, American admiral and historian (d. 1976)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (d. 1964)

Births131 years ago

1893 - George Geary, English cricketer and coach (d. 1981)

Births127 years ago

1901 - Barbara Cartland, prolific English author (d. 2000)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Peter Acland, English soldier (d. 1993)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Clarence Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 1984)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Eddie Dean, American singer-songwriter (d. 1999)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Allamah Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani philosopher and scholar (d. 1973)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Minor White, American photographer, critic, and educator (d. 1976)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Basil Wolverton, American author and illustrator (d. 1978)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Govan Mbeki, South African anti-apartheid and ANC leader and activist (d. 2001)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Mervyn Peake, English author and illustrator (d. 1968)

Births109 years ago

1911 - John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist and author (d. 2008)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Willi Stoph, German engineer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of East Germany (d. 1999)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Mac Wilson, Australian rules footballer (d. 2017)

Births106 years ago

1915 - David Diamond, American composer and educator (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Lee Embree, American sergeant and photographer (d. 2008)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Edward Heath, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Krystyna Dańko, Polish orphan, survivor of Holocaust

Births103 years ago

1918 - Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Jarl Wahlström, Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1921 - David C. Jones, American general (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Angelines Fernández, Spanish-Mexican actress (d. 1994)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Pierre Cochereau, French organist and composer (d. 1984)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Guru Dutt, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1964)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Charles E. Wicks, American engineer, author, and academic (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ronald I. Spiers, American ambassador

Births95 years ago

1926 - Murphy Anderson, American illustrator (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Ben Roy Mottelson, American-Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births94 years ago

1926 - Pedro Dellacha, Argentine football defender and coach (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Mathilde Krim, Italian-American medical researcher and health educator (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Ed Ames, American singer and actor

Births93 years ago

1927 - Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician (d. 2019)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist

Births92 years ago

1928 - Vince Edwards, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1996)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Lee Hazlewood, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolin player

Births91 years ago

1929 - Chi Haotian, Chinese general

Births91 years ago

1929 - Hassan II of Morocco (d. 1999)

Births91 years ago

1930 - K. Balachander, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Buddy Bregman, American composer and conductor (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Janice Lourie, American computer scientist and graphic artist

Births90 years ago

1930 - Elsa Lystad, Norwegian actress

Births90 years ago

1930 - Roy McLean, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Haynes Johnson, American journalist and author (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Sylvia Bacon, American judge

Births89 years ago

1932 - Donald Rumsfeld, American captain and politician, 13th United States Secretary of Defense

Births88 years ago

1932 - Amitzur Shapira, Israeli sprinter and long jumper (d. 1972)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (d. 2015)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Michael Graves, American architect, designed the Portland Building and the Humana Building (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Wim Duisenberg, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Finance (d. 2005)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer and activist (d. 2009)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Michael Williams, English actor (d. 2001)

Births85 years ago

1936 - June Jordan, American poet and educator (d. 2002)

Births84 years ago

1936 - David Zinman, American violinist and conductor

Births84 years ago

1937 - David Hockney, English painter and photographer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Brian Dennehy, American actor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Sanjeev Kumar, Indian film actor (d. 1985)

Births82 years ago

1940 - David B. Frohnmayer, American lawyer and politician, 12th Oregon Attorney General (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American psychoanalyst and theorist (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Mac MacLeod, English musician

Births79 years ago

1942 - David Chidgey, Baron Chidgey, English engineer and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Richard Roundtree, American actor

Births78 years ago

1943 - John Casper, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births77 years ago

1944 - Judith M. Brown, Indian-English historian and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - John Cunniff, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2002)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Dean Koontz, American author and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Root Boy Slim, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Bon Scott, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1980)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Haruomi Hosono, Japanese singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (d. 2008)

Births73 years ago

1947 - O. J. Simpson, American football player and actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Patrick Wormald, English historian (d. 2004)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian lawyer and politician, 15th Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births72 years ago

1949 - Raoul Cédras, Haitian military officer and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Amal ibn Idris al-Alami, Moroccan physician and neurosurgeon

Births70 years ago

1950 - Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis player and sailor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian engineer and politician, 4th President of Ukraine

Births70 years ago

1951 - Chris Cooper, American actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Māris Gailis, Latvian politician, businessman, and former Prime Minister of Latvia

Births69 years ago

1952 - John Tesh, American pianist, composer, and radio and television host

Births68 years ago

1953 - Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Thomas Ligotti, American author

Births67 years ago

1954 - Théophile Abega, Cameroonian footballer and politician (d. 2012)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kevin O'Leary, Canadian journalist and businessman

Births66 years ago

1955 - Steve Coppell, English footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1955 - Lindsey Graham, American colonel, lawyer, and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jimmy Smits, American actor and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Willie Wilson, American baseball player and manager

Births65 years ago

1956 - Tom Hanks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Michael Lederer, American author, poet, and playwright

Births64 years ago

1957 - Marc Almond, English singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Tim Kring, American screenwriter and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kelly McGillis, American actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Paul Merton, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Abdul Latiff Ahmad, Malaysian politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jacob Joseph, Malaysian football coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Jim Kerr, Scottish singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kevin Nash, American wrestler

Births61 years ago

1959 - Clive Stafford Smith, English lawyer and author

Births61 years ago

1960 - Yūko Asano, Japanese actress and singer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Wally Fullerton Smith, Australian rugby league player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Eduardo Montes-Bradley, Argentinian journalist, photographer, and author

Births60 years ago

1963 - Klaus Theiss, German footballer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Courtney Love, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Gianluca Vialli, Italian footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Frank Bello, American bass player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Thomas Jahn, German director and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jason Rhoades, American sculptor (d. 2006)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Pamela Adlon, American actress and voice artist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Zheng Cao, Chinese-American soprano and actress (d. 2013)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Gary Glasberg, American television writer and producer (d. 2016)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Marco Pennette, American screenwriter and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Yordan Letchkov, Bulgarian footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mark Stoops, American football player and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Paolo Di Canio, Italian footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish historian and author

Births52 years ago

1969 - Nicklas Barker, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jason Kearton, Australian footballer and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - Trent Green, American football player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Masami Tsuda, Japanese author and illustrator

Births50 years ago

1971 - Marc Andreessen, American software developer, co-founded Netscape

Births49 years ago

1972 - Ara Babajian, American drummer and songwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Kelly Holcomb, American football player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1974 - Siân Berry, English environmentalist and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ian Bradshaw, Barbadian cricketer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Gary Kelly, Irish footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nikola Šarčević, Swedish singer-songwriter and bass player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Shelton Benjamin, American wrestler

Births45 years ago

1975 - Isaac Brock, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Robert Koenig, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Craig Quinnell, Welsh rugby player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jack White, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Thomas Cichon, Polish-German footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Fred Savage, American actor, director, and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Radike Samo, Fijian-Australian rugby player

Births44 years ago

1978 - Kara Goucher, American runner

Births42 years ago

1978 - Nuno Santos, Portuguese footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Gary Chaw, Malaysian Chinese singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1981 - Lee Chun-soo, South Korean footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Alecko Eskandarian, American soccer player and manager

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race car driver

Births38 years ago

1984 - Chris Campoli, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Gianni Fabiano, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jacob Hoggard, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ave Pajo, Estonian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Piia Suomalainen, Finnish tennis player

Births36 years ago

1984 - LA Tenorio, Filipino basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ashley Young, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Sébastien Bassong, Cameroonian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Simon Dumont, American skier

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kiely Williams, American singer-songwriter and dancer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Gert Jõeäär, Estonian cyclist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Rebecca Sugar, American animator, composer, and screenwriter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Raul Rusescu, Romanian footballer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Earl Bamber, New Zealand race car driver

Births30 years ago

1990 - Fábio, Brazilian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Rafael, Brazilian footballer

Births30 years ago

1993 - Mitch Larkin, Australian swimmer

Births27 years ago

1993 - DeAndre Yedlin, American footballer

Births27 years ago

1999 - Claire Corlett, American voice actress

Births21 years ago

Deaths

230 - Empress Dowager Bian, Cao Cao's wife (b. 159)

Deaths

518 - Anastasius I Dicorus, Byzantine emperor (b. 430)

Deaths

715 - Naga, Japanese prince

Deaths

880 - Ariwara no Narihira, Japanese poet (b. 825)

Deaths
Deaths

1169 - Guido of Ravenna, Italian cartographer, entomologist and historian

Deaths851 years ago

1228 - Stephen Langton, English cardinal and theologian (b. 1150)

Deaths792 years ago

1270 - Stephen Báncsa, Hungarian cardinal (b. c. 1205)

Deaths750 years ago
Deaths634 years ago

1441 - Jan van Eyck, Dutch painter

Deaths579 years ago

1546 - Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell, Scottish statesman (b. c. 1493)

Deaths474 years ago
Deaths467 years ago
Deaths366 years ago

1706 - Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, Canadian captain and explorer (b. 1661)

Deaths314 years ago
Deaths283 years ago

1742 - John Oldmixon, English historian, poet, and playwright (b. 1673)

Deaths278 years ago

1746 - Philip V of Spain (b. 1683)

Deaths274 years ago

1747 - Giovanni Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (b. 1670)

Deaths273 years ago

1766 - Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (b. 1720)

Deaths254 years ago

1795 - Henry Seymour Conway, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1721)

Deaths225 years ago

1797 - Edmund Burke, Irish-English philosopher, academic, and politician (b. 1729)

Deaths223 years ago

1828 - Cathinka Buchwieser, German operatic singer and actress (b. 1789)

Deaths192 years ago

1850 - Báb, Persian religious leader, founded Bábism (b. 1819)

Deaths170 years ago

1850 - Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (b. 1784)

Deaths170 years ago

1852 - Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan, American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1794)

Deaths168 years ago

1856 - Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist and academic (b. 1776)

Deaths164 years ago

1856 - James Strang, American religious leader and politician (b. 1813)

Deaths164 years ago

1880 - Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)

Deaths140 years ago

1882 - Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean captain (b. 1848)

Deaths138 years ago

1903 - Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist and photographer (b. 1842)

Deaths117 years ago

1927 - John Drew, Jr., American actor (b. 1853)

Deaths93 years ago

1932 - King Camp Gillette, American businessman, founded the Gillette Company (b. 1855)

Deaths88 years ago

1937 - Oliver Law, American commander (b. 1899)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Benjamin N. Cardozo, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1870)

Deaths82 years ago

1947 - Lucjan Żeligowski, Polish-Lithuanian general and politician (b. 1865)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Fritz Hart, English-Australian composer and conductor (b. 1874)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1894)

Deaths69 years ago

1955 - Don Beauman, English race car driver (b. 1928)

Deaths65 years ago

1955 - Adolfo de la Huerta, Mexican politician and provisional president, 1920 (b. 1881)

Deaths65 years ago

1959 - Ferenc Talányi, Slovene journalist and painter (b. 1883)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Georges Bataille, French philosopher, novelist, and poet (b. 1897)

Deaths58 years ago

1961 - Whittaker Chambers, American spy and witness in Hiss case (b. 1901)

Deaths59 years ago

1967 - Eugen Fischer, German physician and academic (b. 1874)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani dentist and politician (b. 1893)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Sigrid Holmquist, Swedish actress (b. 1899)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Karl Ast, Estonian author and politician (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Robert Weede, American opera singer (b. 1903)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Earl Warren, American jurist and politician, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1891)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Alice Paul, American activist (b. 1885)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (b. 1899)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1913)

Deaths40 years ago

1984 - Edna Ernestine Kramer, American mathematician (b. 1902)

Deaths36 years ago
Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish-American activist, founded Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)

Deaths35 years ago
Deaths34 years ago

1992 - Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (b. 1946)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Eric Sevareid, American journalist (b. 1912)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Metin Altıok, Turkish poet and educator (b. 1940)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Melvin Belli, American lawyer (b. 1907)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician, 56th Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1944)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Mayo Kaan, American bodybuilder (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Rod Steiger, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Paul Klebnikov, American journalist and historian (b. 1963)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Isabel Sanford, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Chuck Cadman, Canadian engineer and politician (b. 1948)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Yevgeny Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Milan Williams, American keyboard player and producer (b. 1948)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Séamus Brennan, Irish accountant and politician, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (b. 1948)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Jessica Anderson, Australian author and playwright (b. 1916)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Facundo Cabral, Argentinian singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Shin Jae-chul, South Korean-American martial artist (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Chick King, American baseball player (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Terepai Maoate, Cook Islander physician and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eugênio Sales, Brazilian cardinal (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Markus Büchel, Liechtensteiner politician, 9th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein (b. 1959)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Andrew Nori, Solomon lawyer and politician (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kiril of Varna, Bulgarian metropolitan (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Barbara Robinson, American author and poet (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Toshi Seeger, American activist, co-founded the Clearwater Festival (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Lorenzo Álvarez Florentín, Paraguayan violinist and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - David Azrieli, Polish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Eileen Ford, American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Spinks, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Christian Audigier, French fashion designer (b. 1958)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian economist and politician, Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2019 - William E. Dannemeyer, American politician (b. 1929)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Ross Perot, American businessman and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths1 years ago
Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Rip Torn, American actor (b. 1931)

Deaths1 years ago

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