This Day in History

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Day History: February-14

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Events History


748- Abbasid Revolution#Khorosan phase|Abbasid Revolution -The Kaysanites Shia#History|Hashimi rebels under Abu Muslim Khorasani take Merv, capital of the Umayyad Caliphate|Umayyad province Greater Khorasan|Khorasan, marking the consolidation of the Abbasid Caliphate|Abbasid revolt.

842- Charles the Bald -and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.

1014- Pope Benedict VIII -crowns Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor|Henry of Bavaria, Monarchy|King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.

1076- Pope Gregory VII -excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.

1349-Several hundred Jews -are burned to death by mobs while the remainder of their population is Strasbourg pogrom|forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg.

1400- Richard II -dies, most likely from starvation, in Pontefract Castle, on the orders of Henry Bolingbroke.

1556- Thomas Cranmer -is declared a Christian heresy|heretic.

1778-The United States Flag -is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to {{USS|Ranger|1777|6}}, commanded by John Paul Jones.

1779- American Revolutionary War -the Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia.

1779- James Cook -is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.

1797- French Revolutionary Wars -Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797)|Battle of Cape St. Vincent

1804- Karadjordje -leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.

1831-Ras Marye of Yejju -marches into Tigray Province|Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.

1835-The original Quorum of the Twelve|Quorum of the Twelve Apostles -in the Latter Day Saint movement, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.

1849-In New York City, James Knox Polk -becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.

1852- Great Ormond Street Hospital|Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children -the first hospital in England to provide in-patient beds specifically for children (The National Children's Hospital in Dublin was founded over 30 years previously in 1821), is founded in London.

1855- Texas -is linked by telegraphy|telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.

1859- Oregon -is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.

1876- Alexander Graham Bell -applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.

1879-The War of the Pacific -breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.

1899- Voting machine -are approved by the Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.

1900- Second Boer War -In South Africa, 20,000 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British troops invade the Orange Free State.

1903-The United States Department of Commerce|United States Department of Commerce and Labor -is established (later split into the Department of Commerce and the United States Department of Labor|Department of Labor).

1912- Arizona -is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.

1912-In Groton, Connecticut -the first diesel engine|diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.

1918-The Soviet Union -adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar).

1919-The Polish–Soviet War -begins.

1920-The League of Women Voters -is founded in Chicago.

1924-The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines -Corporation (IBM).

1929- Saint Valentine's Day Massacre -Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago|Chicago, Illinois.

1942- Battle of Pasir Panjang -contributes to the fall of Singapore.

1943- World War II -Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.

1944-World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java (island)|Java -

1945-World War II: On the first day of the Bombing of Dresden in World War II|bombing of Dresden -the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.

1945-World War II: Navigational error leads to the mistaken Bombing of Prague in World War II|bombing of Prague -Czechoslovakia by an American squadron of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress|B-17s assisting in the Soviet's Vistula–Oder Offensive.

1945-World War II: Mostar -is liberated by Yugoslavs|Yugoslav Partisans (Yugoslavia)|partisans.

1945-President Franklin D. Roosevelt -meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the {{USS|Quincy|CA-71|6}}, officially beginning U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations.

1946-The Bank of England -is nationalized.

1949-The Knesset -(Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.

1949-The Asbestos Strike -begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.

1950- Chinese Civil War -The National Revolutionary Army instigates the unsuccessful Battle of Tianquan against the People's Liberation Army.

1956-The 20th Congress of the CPSU|XX Congress -of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin's crimes in a On the Personality Cult and its Consequences|secret speech.

1961- Discovery of the chemical elements -Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California, Berkeley|University of California.

1962- First Lady of the United States|First Lady -Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.

1966-Australian currency is decimalisation|decimalised -

1979-In Kabul -Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.

1981- Stardust Disaster -A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people

1983-United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee -collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.

1989- Union Carbide -agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal disaster.

1989- Iran -an leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of ''The Satanic Verses (novel)|The Satanic Verses''.

1990-Ninety-two people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 -at Bangalore, India.

1998-An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé -Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil created Yaoundé train explosion|a massive explosion which kills 120.

2000-The spacecraft '' NEAR Shoemaker -' enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

2002-The Budapest Open Access Initiative -one of the cornerstones of the Open access movement, was released to the public.

2004-In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal Park|Transvaal water park -collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.

2005-Lebanese self-made billionaire -and business tycoon Rafik Hariri is Assassination of Rafic Hariri|killed, along with 21 others, when explosives, equivalent of around 1,000 kg of Trinitrotoluene|TNT, are detonated as his motorcade drove near the St. George Hotel in Beirut.

2005-Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected al-Qaeda -linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.

2005- YouTube -is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.

2008- Northern Illinois University shooting -a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries.

2011-As a part of Arab Spring -the Bahraini uprising (2011–present)|Bahraini uprising, a series of demonstrations, amounting to a sustained campaign of civil resistance, in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain begins with a Day of Rage (Bahrain)|'Day of Rage'.

Famous Birthdays


1468- Johannes Werner -German priest and mathematician (d. 1522)

1483- Babur -Moghul emperor (d. 1530)

1545- Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara -(d. 1561)

1602- Francesco Cavalli -Italian composer (d. 1676)

1679- Georg Friedrich Kauffmann -German organist and composer (d. 1735)

1680- John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester -English politician (d. 1737)

1692- Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée -French playwright (d. 1754)

1701- Enrique Flórez -Spanish historian (d. 1773)

1763- Jean Victor Marie Moreau -French general (d. 1813)

1766- Thomas Robert Malthus -English economist and scholar (d. 1834)

1793- Karl Christian Ulmann -Latvian-German theologian (d. 1871)

1799- Walenty Wańkowicz -Polish painter (d. 1842)

1800- Emory Washburn -American historian, lawyer, and politician, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)

1808- Michael Costa (conductor)|Michael Costa -Italian conductor and composer (d. 1884)

1812- Alfred Thomas Agate -American painter (d. 1846)

1818- Frederick Douglass -American author and activist (d. 1895)

1819- Christopher Latham Sholes -American journalist and politician, invented the typewriter (d. 1890)

1824- Winfield Scott Hancock -American general (d. 1886)

1828- Edmond François Valentin About -French journalist and author (d. 1885)

1835- Piet Paaltjens -Dutch minister and poet (d. 1894)

1838- Margaret E. Knight -American inventor (d. 1914)

1846- Julian Scott -American soldier and drummer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1901)

1847- Maria Pia of Savoy -(d. 1911)

1847- Anna Howard Shaw -American physician, minister, and activist (d. 1919)

1848- Benjamin Baillaud -French astronomer (d. 1934)

1856- Frank Harris -Irish author and journalist (d. 1931)

1859- George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. -American engineer, inventor of the Ferris wheel (d. 1896)

1860- Eugen Schiffer -German politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 1954)

1869- Charles Thomson Rees Wilson -Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)

1871- Gerda Lundequist -Swedish actress (d. 1959)

1874- Louis Handley -Italian-American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1956)

1882- John Barrymore -American actor (d. 1942)

1884- Nils Olaf Chrisander -Swedish actor and director (d. 1947)

1884- Joe Jagersberger -Austrian race car driver (d. 1952)

1884- Kostas Varnalis -Greek poet (d. 1974)

1885- Syed Zafarul Hasan -Indian-Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)

1890- Nina Hamnett -Welsh painter (d. 1956)

1892- Radola Gajda -Czech commander and politician (d. 1948)

1894- Jack Benny -American actor and comedian (d. 1974)

1895- Wilhelm Burgdorf -German general (d. 1945)

1895- Max Horkheimer -German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)

1898- Bill Tilman -English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)

1898- Fritz Zwicky -Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)

1903- Stuart Erwin -American actor (d. 1967)

1903- Bernhard Leene -Dutch cyclist (d. 1988)

1904- Hertta Kuusinen -Finnish politician (d. 1974)

1904- Charles Oatley -English physicist and engineer (d. 1996)

1905- Thelma Ritter -American actress (d. 1969)

1907- Johnny Longden -English jockey (d. 2003)

1912- Tibor Sekelj -Hungarian explorer and author (d. 1988)

1913- Mel Allen -American journalist (d. 1996)

1913- Woody Hayes -American football player and coach (d. 1987)

1913- Jimmy Hoffa -American union leader (d. 1975)

1913- James Pike -American bishop (d. 1969)

1914- Norman Von Nida -Australian golfer (d. 2007)

1916- Marcel Bigeard -French general (d. 2010)

1916- Sally Gray -English actress (d. 2006)

1916- Masaki Kobayashi -Japanese director and producer (d. 1996)

1916- Edward Platt -American actor (d. 1974)

1917- Herbert A. Hauptman -American mathematician, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1920- Judith Holzmeister -Austrian actress (d. 2008)

1921- Hugh Downs -American journalist, game show host, and producer

1921- Hazel McCallion -Canadian ice hockey player and politician, 3rd List of mayors of Mississauga|Mayor of Mississauga

1921- Robert Vaidlo -Estonian journalist and author (d. 2004)

1922- Murray the K -American radio host (d. 1982)

1923- Juan Acuña -Spanish footballer (d. 2001)

1927- Lois Maxwell -Canadian actress (d. 2007)

1927- Jerry Wolman -American businessman (d. 2013)

1927- Seizō Katō -Japanese voice actor (b. 2014)

1928- William Allain -American soldier and politician, 58th Governor of Mississippi (d. 2013)

1928- Vicente T. Blaz -American general and politician (d. 2014)

1928- Benjamin Purcell -American colonel and politician (d. 2013)

1929- Vic Morrow -American actor and director (d. 1982)

1931- Bernie Geoffrion -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2006)

1931- Brian Kelly (actor)|Brian Kelly -American actor (d. 2005)

1932- Alexander Kluge -German actor and director

1932- Jocelyn Stevens -English publisher (d. 2014)

1933- Madhubala -Indian actress (d. 1969)

1933- Tom Borland -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1934- Michel Corboz -Swiss conductor

1934- Neil Davis (cameraman)|Neil Davis -Australian photographer and journalist (d. 1985)

1934- Florence Henderson -American actress and singer

1935- Christel Adelaar -Indonesian-Dutch actress (d. 2013)

1935- David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn -Scottish academic and diplomat, 27th Governor of Hong Kong

1936- Fanne Foxe -Argentine-American stripper

1936- György Kézdy -Hungarian actor (d. 2013)

1936- Andrew Prine -American actor

1937- John MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market -English politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1937- Magic Sam -American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)

1938- Lee Chamberlin -American actress (d. 2014)

1939- Eugene Fama -American economist

1939- Michael Rudman -American director and producer

1940- James Maynard -American businessman, co-founded Golden Corral

1941- Donna Shalala -American academic, 18th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

1941- Big Jim Sullivan -English guitarist (d. 2012)

1941- Paul Tsongas -American politician (d. 1997)

1942- Michael Bloomberg -American businessman and politician, 108th Mayor of New York City

1942- Andrew Robinson (actor)|Andrew Robinson -American actor

1942- Ricardo Rodríguez (Formula One)|Ricardo Rodríguez -Mexican race car driver (d. 1962)

1942- Piotr Szczepanik -Polish singer and actor

1943- Eric Andersen -American singer-songwriter

1943- Maceo Parker -American saxophonist (Parliament-Funkadelic, The J.B.'s, and The Horny Horns)

1943- Aaron Russo -American director and producer (d. 2007)

1944- Carl Bernstein -American journalist

1944- Alan Parker -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1944- Ronnie Peterson -Swedish race car driver (d. 1978)

1945- Ladislao Mazurkiewicz -Uruguayan footballer (d. 2013)

1945- Martin Sorrell -English businessman

1946- Bernard Dowiyogo -Nauru politician, President of Nauru (d. 2003)

1946- Gregory Hines -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)

1946- Tina Aumont -American actress (d. 2006)

1947- Tim Buckley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)

1947- Judd Gregg -American politician, 76th Governor of New Hampshire

1948- Teller (entertainer)|Teller -American magician and actor

1948- Kitten Natividad -Mexican-American actress and dancer

1948- Pat O'Brien (radio and television personality)|Pat O'Brien -American sportscaster

1949- Christopher Lillicrap -English television host, actor, and screenwriter

1950- Frank Collison -American actor

1950- Roger Fisher (guitarist)|Roger Fisher -American guitarist (Heart (band)|Heart and Alias (band)|Alias)

1951- Terry Gross -American radio host and producer

1951- Kevin Keegan -English footballer

1951- JoJo Starbuck -American ice skater

1952- Nancy Keenan -American activist

1952- Sushma Swaraj -Indian politician

1953- Odds Bodkin -American author

1954- Jam Mohammad Yousaf -Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (d. 2013)

1955- Ronald Desruelles -Belgian long jumper

1955- James Eckhouse -American actor

1955- Carol Kalish -American publisher (d. 1991)

1956- Dave Dravecky -American baseball player

1956- Katharina Fritsch -German sculptor

1956- Tõnu Laigu -Estonian architect

1957- Alan Hunter (VJ)|Alan Hunter -American television host and actor

1957- Pat Glass -English politician

1957- Soile Isokoski -Finnish soprano

1957- Alan Smith (bishop)|Alan Smith -English bishop

1958- Francisco Javier López Peña -Spanish military officer (d. 2013)

1958- Enrique Mansilla -Argentine race car driver

1958- Grant Thomas (footballer)|Grant Thomas -Australian footballer

1959- Renée Fleming -American soprano

1960- Philip Jones (Royal Navy officer)|Philip Jones -English admiral

1960- Jim Kelly -American football player

1960- Anita Klein -Australian-English painter

1960- Meg Tilly -American actress

1961- Anthony J. Bryant -American historian and author (d. 2013)

1961- Phillip Hamilton -American author

1961- Alison Saunders -Scottish lawyer

1962- Kevyn Aucoin -American make up artist and photographer (d. 2002)

1962- Michael Higgs -English actor

1962- Sakina Jaffrey -American-Indian actress

1962- Philippe Sella -French rugby player

1962- Porsche Lynn -American porn actress

1963- Enrico Colantoni -Canadian actor

1963- John Marzano -American baseball player (d. 2008)

1964- Gianni Bugno -Italian cyclist

1964- Zach Galligan -American actor

1966- Petr Svoboda -Czech ice hockey player

1967- Stelios Haji-Ioannou -Greek-English businessman, founded easyJet

1967- Manuela Maleeva -Bulgarian tennis player

1967- Mark Rutte -Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1968- Latifa (singer)|Latifa -Tunisian singer and actress

1968- Jules Asner -American model

1968- Chris Lewis (cricketer)|Chris Lewis -Guyanese-English cricketer

1968- Scott McClellan -American civil servant and author, 25th White House Press Secretary

1969- Adriana Behar -Brazilian volleyball player

1969- Harry Colon -American football player

1969- Meg Hillier -English politician

1970- Giuseppe Guerini -Italian cyclist

1970- Sean Hill -American ice hockey player

1970- Simon Pegg -English actor, director, and producer

1970- Heinrich Schmieder -German actor (d. 2010)

1971- Kris Aquino -Filipino actress

1971- Tommy Dreamer -American wrestler and actor

1971- Nelson Frazier, Jr. -American wrestler and actor (d. 2014)

1971- Gheorghe Mureșan -Romanian basketball player

1971- Noriko Sakai -Japanese singer and actress

1972- Hiroshi (owarai)|Hiroshi -Japanese comedian

1972- Drew Bledsoe -American football player

1972- Najwa Nimri -Spanish actress and singer

1972- Jaan Tallinn -Estonian computer programmer

1972- Rob Thomas (musician)|Rob Thomas -American singer-songwriter (Matchbox Twenty and Tabitha's Secret)

1973- Tyus Edney -American basketball player

1973- Steve McNair -American football player (d. 2009)

1973- Yuka Sato -Japanese figure skater

1974- Filippa Giordano -Italian singer

1974- Philippe Léonard -Belgian footballer

1975- Xie Hui (footballer)|Xie Hui -Chinese footballer

1975- Yul Kwon -American lawyer and television host

1975- Scott Owen -Australian bassist (The Living End)

1975- Malik Zidi -French actor

1976- Liv Kristine -Norwegian singer-songwriter (Leaves' Eyes and Theatre of Tragedy)

1976- Erica Leerhsen -American actress

1977- Darren Bennett (dancer)|Darren Bennett -English dancer

1977- Donna Cruz -Filipino actress and singer

1977- Cadel Evans -Australian cyclist

1977- Darren Purse -English footballer

1977- Elmer Symons -South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)

1977- Jim Jefferies (comedian)|Jim Jefferies -Australian comedian and actor

1978- Dwele -American singer-songwriter and producer

1978- Dean Gaffney -English actor

1978- Danai Gurira -Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright

1978- Richard Hamilton (basketball)|Richard Hamilton -American basketball player

1978- Darius Songaila -Lithuanian basketball player

1979- Paolo Ginestra -Italian footballer

1979- Pablo Pallante -Uruguayan footballer

1980- Fátima Leyva -Mexican footballer

1980- Josh Senter -American screenwriter and producer

1980- Michelle Ye -Hong Kong actress

1981- Matteo Brighi -Italian footballer

1981- Randy de Puniet -French motorcycle racer

1981- Ayako Hamada -Mexican-Japanese wrestler

1981- Erin Torpey -American actress and singer

1982- Marián Gáborík -Slovak ice hockey player

1982- John Halls -English footballer

1982- Andrei Jämsä -Estonian rower

1982- Lenka Tvarošková -Slovak tennis player

1983- Rhydian Roberts|Rhydian -Welsh singer and actor

1983- Callix Crabbe -Virgin Islander baseball player

1983- Rocky Elsom -Australian rugby player

1983- Vincent Labrie -Canadian speed skater

1983- Bacary Sagna -French footballer

1984- Hamed Namouchi -Tunisian footballer

1984- John Prats -Filipino actor and dancer

1985- Karima Adebibe -English actress and model

1985- Havana Brown (musician)|Havana Brown -Australian singer, DJ and dancer

1985- Tyler Clippard -American baseball player

1985- Heart Evangelista -Filipino singer and actress

1985- Natsume Sano -Japanese model

1985- Philippe Senderos -Swiss footballer

1985- Miki Yeung -Hong Kong singer and actress (Cookies (group)|Cookies)

1986- Michael Ammermüller -German race car driver

1986- Roxanne Guinoo -Filipino actress

1986- Markus Karl -German footballer

1986- Oliver Lee (actor)|Oliver Lee -English actor

1986- Gao Lin -Chinese footballer

1986- Kang Min-Soo -South Korean footballer

1986- Tiffany Thornton -American actress and singer

1986- Aschwin Wildeboer -Spanish swimmer

1987- Edinson Cavani -Uruguayan footballer

1987- Joe Pichler -American actor

1987- Tom Pyatt -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Yulia Savicheva -Russian singer

1987- Fabian Schönheim -German footballer

1987- David Wheater -English footballer

1988- Katie Boland -Canadian actress

1988- Siim Liivik -Estonian ice hockey player

1988- Ángel Di María -Argentine footballer

1988- Quentin Mosimann -Swiss singer and DJ

1988- Asia Nitollano -American singer and dancer (The Pussycat Dolls)

1989- Néstor Calderón -Mexican footballer

1989- Christopher Handke -German footballer

1989- Adam Matuszczyk -Polish footballer

1989- Emma Miskew -Canadian curler

1989- Denisa Smolenová -Slovak swimmer

1989- Sten-Timmu Sokk -Estonian basketball player

1989- Brandon Sutter -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- Kristian Thomas -English gymnast

1990- Sefa Yılmaz -German footballer

1991- Chris Rowney -English footballer

1991- Rilwan Waheed -Maldivian footballer

1992- Christian Eriksen -Danish footballer

1992- Freddie Highmore -English actor

1993- Shane Harper -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1994- Paul Butcher (actor)|Paul Butcher -American actor

History of Deaths


269- Saint Valentine -Roman bishop and martyr

869- Saints Cyril and Methodius|Saint Cyril -Greek monk, linguist, and scholar (b. 827)

1166- Abdul-Qadir Gilani -Muslim scholar (b. 1078)

1229- Ragnvald Godredsson -Manx king

1317- Margaret of France, Queen of England -(b. 1282)

1400- Richard II of England -(b. 1367)

1571- Odet de Coligny -French cardinal (b. 1517)

1676- Abraham Bosse -French illustrator (b. 1602)

1714- Maria Luisa of Savoy -(b. 1688)

1737- Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot -English lawyer and politician Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)

1744- John Hadley -English mathematician, invented the Octant (instrument)|octant (b. 1682)

1779- James Cook -English captain and explorer (b. 1728)

1780- William Blackstone -English jurist and politician (b. 1723)

1782- Singu Min -Burmese king (b. 1756)

1808- John Dickinson (Pennsylvania and Delaware)|John Dickinson -American lawyer and politician 5th Governor of Delaware (b. 1732)

1831- Vicente Guerrero -Mexican general and politician, 2nd President of Mexico (b. 1782)

1831- Henry Maudslay -English engineer (b. 1771)

1870- St. John Richardson Liddell -American general (b. 1815)

1881- Fernando Wood -American politician, 73rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1812)

1884- Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt -American wife of Theodore Roosevelt (b. 1861)

1885- Jules Vallès -French journalist and author (b. 1832)

1891- William Tecumseh Sherman -American general (b. 1820)

1894- Eugène Charles Catalan -Belgian-French mathematician (b. 1814)

1910- Giovanni Passannante -Italian anarchist (b. 1849)

1919- Pál Luthár -Slovene-Lutheran organist, author, and educator (b. 1839)

1922- Heikki Ritavuori -Finnish politician (b. 1880)

1929- Thomas Burke (athlete)|Thomas Burke -American sprinter (b. 1875)

1929- Frank Gusenberg -American gangster (b. 1892)

1929- Peter Gusenberg -American gangster (b. 1889)

1937- Franz Böckli -Swiss target shooter (b. 1858)

1942- Adnan bin Saidi -Malayan lieutenant (b. 1915)

1943- Dora Gerson -German actress and singer (b. 1899)

1943- David Hilbert -German mathematician (b. 1862)

1948- Mordecai Brown -American baseball player (b. 1876)

1949- Yusuf Salman Yusuf -Iraqi politician (b. 1901)

1950- Karl Guthe Jansky -American physicist and engineer (b. 1905)

1952- Maurice De Waele -Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)

1954- Henri Laurent -French fencer (b. 1881)

1958- Abdur Rab Nishtar -Pakistani politician, 2nd Governor of Punjab, Pakistan|Governor of Punjab (b. 1899)

1959- Baby Dodds -American drummer (b. 1898)

1967- Sig Ruman -German-American actor (b. 1884)

1969- Vito Genovese -Italian-American mobster (b. 1897)

1970- Herbert Strudwick -English cricketer (b. 1880)

1974- Stewie Dempster -New Zealand cricketer (b. 1903)

1975- Julian Huxley -English biologist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1887)

1975- P. G. Wodehouse -English author and poet (b. 1881)

1978- Paul Governali -American football player (b. 1921)

1979- Adolph Dubs -American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Afghanistan (b. 1920)

1980- Rudra Baruah -Indian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1926)

1983- Lina Radke -German runner (b. 1903)

1986- Edmund Rubbra -English composer (b. 1901)

1987- Dmitry Kabalevsky -Russian composer (b. 1904)

1987- Karolos Koun -Greek director (b. 1908)

1988- Frederick Loewe -Austrian-American composer (b. 1901)

1989- James Bond (ornithologist)|James Bond -American ornithologist (b. 1900)

1989- Vincent Crane -English pianist (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster) (b. 1943)

1990- Tony Holiday -German singer-songwriter (b. 1951)

1992- Helen Vela -Filipino journalist and actress (b. 1946)

1994- Andrei Chikatilo -Ukrainian-Russian serial killer (b. 1936)

1994- Christopher Lasch -American historian and critic (b. 1932)

1994- Rodney Orr -American race car driver (b. 1962)

1995- Michael V. Gazzo -American actor and playwright (b. 1923)

1995- U Nu -Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1907)

1996- Bob Paisley -English footballer and manager (b. 1919)

1999- John Ehrlichman -American lawyer, 12th White House Counsel (b. 1925)

1999- Buddy Knox -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)

2002- Nándor Hidegkuti -Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)

2002- Mick Tucker -English drummer (Sweet (band)|Sweet) (b. 1947)

2003- Dolly (sheep)|Dolly -Scottish sheep (b. 1996)

2003- Johnny Longden -English jockey (b. 1907)

2004- Marco Pantani -Italian cyclist (b. 1970)

2005- Tatiana Gritsi-Milliex -Greek author and journalist (b. 1920)

2005- Rafic Hariri -Lebanese businessman and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1944)

2005- Najai Turpin -American boxer (b. 1981)

2005- Ron Burgess (footballer)|Ronnie Burgess -Welsh footballer (b. 1917)

2006- Darry Cowl -French actor and singer (b. 1925)

2006- Shoshana Damari -Yemeni-Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)

2006- Lynden David Hall -English singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1974)

2007- Ryan Larkin -Canadian animator and director (b. 1943)

2007- Gareth Morris -English flute player (b. 1920)

2009- Bernard Ashley (businessman)|Bernard Ashley -English engineer and businessman, co-founded Laura Ashley plc (b. 1926)

2009- Louie Bellson -American drummer and composer (b. 1924)

2009- John McGlinn -American conductor (b. 1953)

2010- Doug Fieger -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Knack and Sky (US band)|Sky) (b. 1952)

2010- Dick Francis -Welsh jockey and author (b. 1920)

2010- Linnart Mäll -Estonian historian, orientalist, and translator (b. 1938)

2011- Death of Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima|Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima -Bahraini protester (b. 1989)

2011- George Shearing -English-American pianist (b. 1919)

2012- V. S. Acharya -Indian politician (b. 1940)

2012- Mike Bernardo -South African boxer and martial artist (b. 1969)

2012- Tonmi Lillman -Finnish drummer and producer (Lordi, Sinergy, To/Die/For, and Ajattara (band)|Ajattara) (b. 1973)

2012- Dory Previn -American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)

2012- Péter Rusorán -Hungarian swimmer, water polo player, and coach (b. 1940)

2013- Glenn Boyer -American historian and author (b. 1924)

2013- Richard J. Collins -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1914)

2013- Ronald Dworkin -American philosopher and scholar (b. 1931)

2013- Aleksander Gudzowaty -Polish economist (b. 1938)

2013- Goldie Harvey -Nigerian singer-songwriter (b. 1983)

2013- Mark Kamins -American radio host and producer (b. 1955)

2013- Shadow Morton -American songwriter and producer (b. 1940)

2013- T. L. Osborn -American evangelist and author (b. 1923)

2013- Reeva Steenkamp -South African model (b. 1983)

2013- Kazuo Tsunoda -Japanese lieutenant and pilot (b. 1918)

2014- George Anastaplo -American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1925)

2014- James Condon -Australian actor (b. 1923)

2014- Tom Finney -English footballer (b. 1922)

2014- Jim Fregosi -American baseball player and manager (b. 1942)

2014- John Henson (puppeteer)|John Henson -American puppeteer and voice actor (b. 1965)

2014- Ferry Hoogendijk -Dutch journalist and politician (b. 1933)

2014- Chris Pearson (politician)|Chris Pearson -Canadian politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (b. 1931)

2014- Mike Stepovich -American lawyer and politician, List of Governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska Territory (b. 1919)

2014- Edward J. Walsh -American journalist (b. 1942)