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Day History: September-18

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History of Deaths

96- Domitian -Roman emperor (b. 51)

411- Constantine III (Western Roman Emperor)|Constantine III -Roman general and emperor

887- Pietro I Candiano -Italian 16th Doge of Venice (b. 842)

1180- Louis VII of France -(b. 1120)

1598- Toyotomi Hideyoshi -Japanese daimyo (b. 1536)

1630- Melchior Klesl -Austrian cardinal (b. 1552)

1675- Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine -(b. 1604)

1721- Matthew Prior -English poet, politician, and diplomat, List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to France|British Ambassador to France (b. 1664)

1722- André Dacier -French scholar (b. 1651)

1783- Leonhard Euler -Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1707)

1783- Benjamin Kennicott -English theologian and scholar (b. 1718)

1792- August Gottlieb Spangenberg -German bishop and theologian (b. 1704)

1830- William Hazlitt -English philosopher, painter, and critic (b. 1778)

1857- Karol Kurpiński -Polish composer and conductor (b. 1785)

1860- Joseph Locke -English engineer and politician (b. 1805)

1872- Charles XV of Sweden -(b. 1826)

1890- Dion Boucicault -Irish-American actor and playwright (b. 1820)

1896- Hippolyte Fizeau -French physicist (b. 1819)

1905- George MacDonald -Scottish minister, author, and poet (b. 1824)

1909- Grigore Tocilescu -Romanian archaeologist and historian (b. 1850)

1911- Pyotr Stolypin -Russian politician, 3rd List of heads of government of Russia|Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1862)

1924- F. H. Bradley -English philosopher and author (b. 1846)

1931- Geli Raubal -Austrian niece of Adolf Hitler (b. 1908)

1939- Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz -Polish author, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)

1941- Fred Karno -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1866)

1944- Robert G. Cole -American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1915)

1949- Frank Morgan -American actor and singer (b. 1890)

1951- Gelett Burgess -American author and poet (b. 1866)

1952- Frances Alda -New Zealand-Australian soprano (b. 1879)

1953- Charles de Tornaco -Belgian race car driver (b. 1927)

1954- Johannes Drost -Dutch swimmer (b. 1880)

1956- Adélard Godbout -Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th List of Quebec premiers|Premier of Quebec (b. 1892)

1958- Olaf Gulbransson -Norwegian painter and illustrator (b. 1873)

1959- Benjamin Péret -French poet and journalist (b. 1899)

1961- Dag Hammarskjöld -Swedish economist and diplomat, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

1962- Therese Neumann -German mystic (b. 1898)

1964- Clive Bell -English philosopher and critic (b. 1881)

1964- Seán O'Casey -Irish-English author and playwright (b. 1880)

1967- John Cockcroft -English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

1968- Franchot Tone -American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1905)

1970- Jimi Hendrix -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Jimmy James and the Blue Flames) (b. 1942)

1977- Paul Bernays -English-Swiss mathematician and philosopher (b. 1888)

1980- Katherine Anne Porter -American journalist and author (b. 1890)

1987- Américo Tomás -Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)

1992- Mohammad Hidayatullah -Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 6th Vice President of India (b. 1905)

1995- Oleh Tverdokhlib -Ukrainian hurdler (b. 1969)

1997- Jimmy Witherspoon -American singer (b. 1920)

1998- Charlie Foxx -American singer and guitarist (Inez and Charlie Foxx) (b. 1939)

2001- Ernie Coombs -American-Canadian television host (b. 1927)

2002- Bob Hayes -American sprinter and football player (b. 1942)

2002- Mauro Ramos -Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1930)

2002- Margita Stefanović -Serbian keyboard player (Ekatarina Velika) (b. 1959)

2003- Emil Fackenheim -German rabbi and philosopher (b. 1916)

2003- Bob Mitchell (British politician)|Bob Mitchell -English politician (b. 1927)

2004- Norman Cantor -Canadian-American historian and educator (b. 1929)

2004- Russ Meyer -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2005- Michael Park (co-driver)|Michael Park -English race car driver (b. 1966)

2005- Clint C. Wilson, Sr. -American cartoonist (b. 1914)

2006- Edward J. King -American football player, lawyer, and politician, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)

2007- Pepsi Tate -Welsh bass player and producer (Tigertailz) (b. 1965)

2008- Leo de Berardinis -Italian actor and director (b. 1940)

2008- Mauricio Kagel -Argentinian-German composer (b. 1931)

2008- Ron Lancaster -American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1938)

2012- Santiago Carrillo -Spanish politician (b. 1915)

2012- Leo Goeke -American tenor and actor (b. 1937)

2012- Haim Hefer -Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (b. 1925)

2012- Jack Kralick -American baseball player (b. 1935)

2012- Steve Sabol -American director and producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1942)

2012- Deputed Testamony -American race horse (b. 1980)

2013- Veliyam Bharghavan -Indian politician (b. 1928)

2013- Lindsay Cooper -English bassoon player and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel, and Feminist Improvising Group) (b. 1951)

2013- Johnny Laboriel -Mexican singer (b. 1942)

2013- Arthur Lamothe -French-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

2013- Ken Norton -American boxer and actor (b. 1943)

2013- Marcel Reich-Ranicki -Polish-German author and critic (b. 1920)

2013- Richard C. Sarafian -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

2014- Milan Marcetta -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1936)

2014- Earl Ross -Canadian race car driver (b. 1941)

2014- Hirofumi Uzawa -Japanese economist and academic (b. 1928)

2014- Kenny Wheeler -Canadian-English trumpet player and composer (Azimuth (band)|Azimuth) (b. 1930)