On This Day for 14th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 192

  • 842 Charles II & Louis the German sign treaty
  • 1009 First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
  • 1014 Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Roman German Emperor

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1076 Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (for the 1st time)

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1130 Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II
  • 1540 Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels
  • 1556 Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic
  • 1610 Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against Tsar Vasili Shushki
  • 1630 Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1670 Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
  • 1689 English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince William III on the throne
  • 1743 Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury
  • 1747 Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London
  • 1766 Dutch governor Falck and King Keerthisiri Rajasinghe of Kandy sign Treaty of Batticaloa
  • 1778 "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
  • 1794 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1797 The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1803 Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn

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1803 Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • 1804 Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1831 Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
  • 1844 Lt. John C. Frémont first European to discover Lake Tahoe in the US

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1849 In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Matthew Brady).

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • 1855 Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
  • 1859 Oregon admitted as 33rd state of the Union
  • 1862 Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut
  • 1867 Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
  • 1867 Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
  • 1872 1st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA)
  • 1876 A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
  • 1879 Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta
  • 1883 1st state labor union legislation; NJ legalizes unions
  • 1887 Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
  • 1889 1st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves LA for east
  • 1890 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
  • 1894 Venus is both a morning star & evening star

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1895 Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer/Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1896 George Lohmann takes a hat-trick v South Africa, 8-7 for inning
  • 1896 South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
  • 1896 Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
  • 1896 Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"
  • 1899 US Congress begins using voting machines
  • 1900 Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
  • 1900 Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
  • 1903 US Dept of Commerce & Labor forms
  • 1907 1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
  • 1912 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct
  • 1912 Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
  • 1914 High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
  • 1918 H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC
  • 1918 USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally Feb 1)
  • 1919 United Parcel Service forms
  • 1919 The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • 1920 League of Women Voters forms in Chicago
  • 1921 Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized
  • 1921 Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," NY
  • 1924 IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
  • 1925 State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed

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1929 St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone

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1931 Bradman scores 152 Aust v WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls

Film release premierFilm Release

1931 The original "Dracula", starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released

  • 1932 South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Aust (Ironmonger 5-6)
  • 1934 NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
  • 1936 National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
  • 1936 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 1936 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee

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1939 Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of film "Gone With the Wind"

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1940 British merchant vessel fleet is armed
  • 1941 One millionth vehicle traverses the NY Midtown Tunnel
  • 1941 Carson McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye" published
  • 1941 Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
  • 1941 German Afrika Korps lands in Tripoli, Libya
  • 1942 Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra
  • 1942 Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens
  • 1942 WWII: Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
  • 1943 German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia
  • 1943 Soviets recapture Rostov
  • 1943 World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
  • 1944 Anti-Japanese revolt on Java
  • 1944 Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing
  • 1945 Second day of the bombing of Dresden by Allies air forces
  • 1945 Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN
  • 1945 World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
  • 1945 World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
  • 1949 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
  • 1949 Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses
  • 1950 Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
  • 1950 USSR & China sign peace treaty

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1951 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1952 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
  • 1954 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • 1954 Sen John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
  • 1954 WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (NBC) begins
  • 1956 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
  • 1956 Indonesia withdraws from Neth Indonesian Union
  • 1956 Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
  • 1957 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
  • 1958 Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan forms

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 307

  • 1462 Edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528)
  • 1468 Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)
  • 1483 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Andijan, Mughalistan, founder of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent
  • 1487 Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising
  • 1513 Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer
  • 1515 Frederick III, the Pious, elect of the Palts
  • 1533 Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)
  • 1546 Johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian
  • 1572 Hans Christoph Haiden, composer
  • 1602 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer
  • 1638 Sybilla Schwarz, writer
  • 1670 Georg Gabriel Schutz, composer
  • 1679 Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer
  • 1680 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
  • 1692 Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (d. 1754)
  • 1701 Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
  • 1760 Richard Allen, Phila, 1st African American ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church
  • 1763 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
  • 1778 Fernando Sor, Spanish composer (d. 1839)
  • 1800 Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
  • 1806 Lajos, Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
  • 1812 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
  • 1813 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer
  • 1813 John McNeil, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)

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1818 Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 1819 James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1878)
  • 1819 Christopher Sholes, Mooresburg Penn, newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter
  • 1824 Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • 1828 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
  • 1829 Alfred Iverson Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • 1835 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes)
  • 1838 Margaret Knight, inventor, "the female Thomas Edison"
  • 1845 Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866)
  • 1846 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
  • 1847 Anna Howard Shaw, US, suffragette
  • 1847 Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
  • 1848 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
  • 1853 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp)
  • 1856 Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)
  • 1858 Charles Beach Hawley, composer
  • 1858 Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)
  • 1859 George Washington Gale Ferris, engineer/inventor (Ferris Wheel)
  • 1860 Eugen Schiffer, German politician (d. 1954)
  • 1860 Waldemar Lindgren, Kalmar, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification)
  • 1864 Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
  • 1864 Robert E Park, US, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man)
  • 1868 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman
  • 1869 Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)
  • 1871 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)
  • 1878 Julius Nieuwland, Hansbeke Belgium, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene)
  • 1880 Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)
  • 1880 Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer
  • 1881 Otto Selz, German psychologist
  • 1881 William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud)
  • 1882 George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)
  • 1882 Ignaz Friedman, composer
  • 1884 Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (d. 1972)
  • 1884 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
  • 1884 Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
  • 1885 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
  • 1886 Theodor Werner, German painter
  • 1890 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
  • 1892 Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)
  • 1892 Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)
  • 1893 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen)
  • 1894 Jack Benny, [Benjamin Kubelski], Waukegan Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"
  • 1895 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist (Studies in prejudice)
  • 1896 Arthur Milne [Edward Arthur Milne], Hull Yorkshire, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity)
  • 1897 Jorgen Bentzon, composer
  • 1898 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter)
  • 1899 John Randall Jr, Michigan, historian/philosopher (Western Man)
  • 1902 Fred Scott, vocalist/actor (Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California
  • 1902 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1902 Stu Erwin, Squaw Valley California, actor (Stu Erwin Show)
  • 1902 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • 1902 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1904 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
  • 1904 Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
  • 1904 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
  • 1907 Johnny Longden, jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame)
  • 1909 A Moses Klein, poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1911 Florence Rice, actress (Double Wedding, Riding on Air), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1911 Willem J Kolff, Dutch/US internist/inventor (Artificial Kidney)
  • 1912 Edmund George Love, US, teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=
  • 1912 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • 1912 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist
  • 1912 Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
  • 1913 Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)
  • 1913 James Pike, bishop (Beyond Anxiety), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1913 Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975
  • 1913 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1914 Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
  • 1914 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
  • 1915 A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
  • 1915 Irving Gordon, songwriter
  • 1916 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1916 Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
  • 1916 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer (d. 1957)
  • 1916 Marcel Bigeard, French general

Famous Weddings

  • 1613 King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik

HeartWedding of Interest

1903 Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (27) weds Emma Rauschenbach (20)

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung

HeartWedding of Interest

1922 Soldier Douglas MacArthur (42) marries 1st wife heiress Louise Cromwell Brooks (32)

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur

HeartWedding of Interest

1943 Walmart founder Sam Walton (24) weds Helen Robson (23)

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton
  • 1952 Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller

HeartWedding of Interest

1953 Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor/film director Robert Gist (35)

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

HeartWedding of Interest

1967 Actress Raquel Welch (26) weds director Patrick Curtis in Paris

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch

HeartWedding of Interest

1967 Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1988 General hospital TV star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden

HeartWedding of Interest

1988 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love

HeartWedding of Interest

1991 Actress Meg Ryan (29) weds actor Dennis Quaid (37)

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan
  • 1994 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons (40) in Tiburon, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1995 Actress-comedienne Roseanne (42) weds bodyguard Ben Thomas (28) at Caesars Tahoe in Nevada

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Singer Prince Roger Nelson (37) weds belly dancer Mayte Garcia (22) in Minneapolis

  • 1996 Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • 1998 Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sharon Stone (40) weds San Francisco Examiner executive editor Phil Bronstein (47) in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez

HeartWedding of Interest

2006 Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (62) weds Lisa Caserta

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 2007 Former Felicity actress Keri Russell (30) weds longtime boyfriend Shane Deary (30) in New York, New York
  • 2007 Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (26) weds Mark Croft in Gretna Green
  • 2008 Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (35) weds All Saints singer Nicole Appleton (33) at Westminster Register Office in London

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris

Actress Salma Hayek
Actress
Salma Hayek
  • 2009 Victoria's Secret Angel model Adriana Lima (31) weds NBA player Marko Jaric (33) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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2009 Cricketer Martin Crowe (46) weds former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes (44) in an intimate ceremony

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 2013 Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building
  • 2015 Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (38) weds opera director Sophie Hunter (36) at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone, England
  • 2016 Model and actress Liberty Ross (37) weds producer Jimmy Iovine (62) in Malibu, California

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1919 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1989 Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1999 Singer Prince Roger Nelson (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 114

  • 270 St. Valentine marking Valentines Day (some sources say 269, others 273).
  • 869 Saint Cyril, Greek monk, scholar, theologian and linguist (b. 827) Called "apostle of Slavs"
  • 1317 Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
  • 1400 Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle

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1405 Timur/Tamerlane "Lenk", [Crippled], Turko-Mongol ruler, dies at about 68

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror
Tamerlane
  • 1528 Edzard I the Great, count of Austria-E Frisia (1494-1528), dies at 66
  • 1571 Benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70
  • 1571 Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon/count of Beauvais, dies at 53
  • 1676 Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
  • 1681 Francesco Nigetti, composer, dies at 77
  • 1714 Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)
  • 1737 Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
  • 1760 Francois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69

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1779 James Cook, British explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook

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1780 William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

  • 1790 Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59

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1808 John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson
  • 1818 John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61
  • 1820 Charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42
  • 1831 Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, dies
  • 1841 Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
  • 1845 Joseph Lakanal, French Politician and Educator, dies at 82
  • 1846 Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76
  • 1857 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
  • 1870 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
  • 1873 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer, dies at 52
  • 1881 Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (b. 1812)
  • 1885 Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)

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1891 William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71

  • 1894 Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
  • 1901 Edward John Hopkins, composer, dies at 82
  • 1908 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72
  • 1916 Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
  • 1922 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (assassinated) (b. 1880)
  • 1929 Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
  • 1937 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62
  • 1942 Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
  • 1943 David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
  • 1943 Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
  • 1943 Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • 1948 Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1949 Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
  • 1950 Eduard Hermann, German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
  • 1950 Karl G Jansky, Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
  • 1952 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • 1955 Charles Cuvillier, composer, dies at 77
  • 1958 Abdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
  • 1959 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
  • 1961 Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
  • 1965 Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1967 James Schneider, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 85
  • 1967 Sig Ruman, actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
  • 1969 Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
  • 1969 Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1972 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
  • 1974 C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
  • 1975 Heintje Davids, [Hendrika David], Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 87
  • 1975 Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
  • 1975 Pelham G Wodehouse, English/US writer (Piccadilly Jim), dies at 93
  • 1978 Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)
  • 1979 Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered
  • 1980 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • 1982 Henk Schaer, [Hendricus J M Schaareman], Dutch actor, dies at 79
  • 1983 Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
  • 1987 Bola Sete, guitarist, dies at 63
  • 1987 Karolos Koun, Greek theater director (b. 1908)
  • 1988 Frederick Loewe, US composer (My Fair Lady), dies at 84
  • 1989 James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
  • 1990 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • 1990 Jean Wallace, [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66
  • 1990 Tony Holiday, German singer
  • 1991 Arno Breker, German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
  • 1991 John A McCone, Head of CIA (1961-65), dies
  • 1992 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Biohazard), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1992 Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • 1992 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic-bronze-48/silver-52), dies at 67
  • 1993 Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
  • 1994 Christopher Lasch, author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61
  • 1994 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
  • 1995 Alberto Burri, Ital physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • 1995 Michael Vincent Gazzo, US actor/playwright (The Godfather Part II), dies at 71
  • 1995 Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV Director/film-maker, dies at 45
  • 1995 Patricia Highsmith, writer, dies at 74
  • 1995 Roger de Grey, English chairman of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
  • 1995 Siem Suurhoff, TV-director (Behind the News, Sonja), dies at 58
  • 1995 U Nu, PM of Burma (1948-56, 57-58, 60-62), dies at 87
  • 1996 Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • 1996 Caroline Blackwood, writer, dies at 64
  • 1996 Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
  • 1996 Ivan William Hannaford, sociologist, dies at 64
  • 1999 John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
  • 1999 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • 2000 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • 2002 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)

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2003 Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell dies young form a progressive lung disease aged 6

  • 2003 Johnny Longden, English jockey (b. 1907)
  • 2004 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
  • 2005 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • 2005 Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
  • 2006 Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)