On This Day in History for December 10

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 155

  • 741 Pope Zachary elected
  • 1041 Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
  • 1294 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
  • 1508 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)

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1510 Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his Ottoman allies surrender to Portuguese forces led by Afonso de Albuquerque who puts the Muslim population to the sword

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque

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1520 Martin Luther publicly burns papal edict demanding he recant

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • 1582 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
  • 1652 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
  • 1672 New York Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service between New York & Boston

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1684 Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1688 King James II flees London
  • 1690 Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial goverment to issue paper money

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1718 Laurence Eusden is appointed British Poet Laureate under George I

King George I
King
George I
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches Manchester
  • 1799 Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
  • 1816 Dutch regain Sumatra from the British
  • 1817 Mississippi admitted as 20th state of the Union
  • 1836 Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.

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1864 General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins

  • 1869 Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)
  • 1869 The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.
  • 1882 John Brahms' "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres

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1884 "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is first published in the UK and Canada (US Feb 1885, due to printing error)

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1887 Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
  • 1896 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris
  • 1898 Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 1898 The first western pilgrims were welcomed at The House of `Abdu'lláh Páshá
  • 1899 -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
  • 1899 Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
  • 1899 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang" premieres in Berlin
  • 1899 The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
  • 1901 First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to Red Cross founder Jean Henri Dunant and peace activist Frederic Passy

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1901 First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1902 Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.

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1903 Nobel Prize for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1904 King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime
  • 1904 Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

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1906 US President Theodore Roosevelt is the 1st American awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

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1907 Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so

  • 1907 The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.

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1910 Dutch Physicist Johannes van der Waals wins the Nobel Prize for physics

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • 1911 Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane in 84 days
  • 1911 Dutch lawyer Tobias Asser receives the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1913 Dutch scientist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
  • 1914 French government returns to Paris
  • 1919 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties

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1919 Nobel peace prize awarded to US President Woodrow Wilson

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1920 August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh

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1922 Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen (Peace), Niels Bohr (Physics) and Francis William Aston (Chemistry)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1923 Polish government of Grabski forms
  • 1924 Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine

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1925 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

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1926 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1927 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN

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1929 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Christiaan Eijkman and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins for the discovery of vitamins

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman

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1931 Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams

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1931 Manuel Azaña becomes Prime Minister of Spain with Niceto Zamora as President

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1932 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
  • 1934 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
  • 1934 Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite

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1935 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1936 Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry

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1936 Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII

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1936 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry American divoree Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1938 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood

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1938 Italian scientist Enrico Fermi receives the Nobel Prize for Physics (work on reduced radioactivity)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1939 KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary
  • 1940 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
  • 1941 British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sunk following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
  • 1941 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
  • 1941 Japanese troops overrun Guam
  • 1942 Hitler names Anton Mussert "leader of the Dutch people"
  • 1942 North Africa: 5th German panzer army forms under col-gen von Arnim
  • 1943 British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
  • 1944 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
  • 1944 German counter attack at Dillingen bridgehead on the Saar
  • 1945 Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car

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1946 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1947 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
  • 1948 UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1952 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel

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1954 Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 1954 Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1956 Establishment of MPLA in Angola
  • 1958 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111
  • 1958 U of Pitts agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates

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1960 Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

Chemist Willard Libby
Chemist
Willard Libby
  • 1961 Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
  • 1961 US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
  • 1961 USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations

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1961 Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon

  • 1962 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
  • 1963 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show
  • 1963 Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain

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1963 Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler

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1964 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1965 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
  • 1966 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • 1966 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S. Mulliken

Birthdays in History


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1394 James I, King of Scotland (1406-37), born in Dunfermline Palace, Scotland (d. 1437)

King of Scotland James I
King of Scotland
James I
  • 1452 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
  • 1538 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)
  • 1588 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
  • 1679 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders
  • 1691 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist
  • 1741 Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
  • 1750 Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
  • 1751 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
  • 1765 [Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance/patriot
  • 1787 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, pioneer of educating the deaf, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1794 James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1870)
  • 1804 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
  • 1805 John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church

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1805 William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist publisher (The Liberator), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1879)

  • 1805 Josef Skoda, Bohemian physician (d. 1881)
  • 1813 Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)

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1815 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, born in London (d. 1852)

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1820 David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), (d. 1864)
  • 1820 Princess Elizabeth of Clarence (d. 1821)
  • 1821 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
  • 1822 Thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • 1824 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • 1827 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (d. 1913)

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1830 Emily Dickinson, American poet (Collected Poems), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1886)

  • 1831 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist
  • 1851 Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
  • 1855 Henry Nicholas Ridley, West Harling Hall, Norfolk, U.K., Botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry)
  • 1870 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
  • 1870 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • 1870 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
  • 1870 Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
  • 1872 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves)
  • 1878 Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d. 1972)
  • 1882 Otto Neurath, Aust/British philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences)
  • 1883 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian lawyer/foreign min/UN-ambassador
  • 1884 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian-born painter (d. 1967)

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1891 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German-Swedish poet (O the Chimneys - Nobel 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1894 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert
  • 1894 Gertrud Kolmar, writer
  • 1897 Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)
  • 1898 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter
  • 1898 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
  • 1901 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
  • 1903 William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)
  • 1906 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1907 Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)
  • 1908 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
  • 1912 Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senator (d. 1976)
  • 1917 Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
  • 1920 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1920 Stanko Todorov, Bulgarian communist politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1971-81), born in Klenovik (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
  • 1925 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Clayton K Yeutter, American trade negotiator and Republican National chairman, born in Eustis, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K
  • 1934 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1939 Barry Cunliffe, English university professor
  • 1940 William Fred Dempster, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1946 Thomas Lux, American poet (Split Horizon), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Rəsul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician
  • 1948 Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)
  • 1955 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American novelist
  • 1956 Michael VerMeulen, journalist
  • 1957 Prem Rawat, known also as Guru Maharaj Ji and Maharaji, American Indian spiritual leader and speaker
  • 1961 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
  • 1964 Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur
  • 1971 Brian Nichols, American spree killer
  • 1978 Donna Williams, co-founder of Neopets
  • 1986 Ryoichi Tsukada, Japanese acrobat

Weddings in History


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1843 Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • 1961 Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1997 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (59) divorces Linda Joan Bork after 38 years of marriage

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

Deaths in History

  • 949 Herman I, Duke of Swabia
  • 969 Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered
  • 1198 Averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126)
  • 1490 Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90
  • 1508 René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)
  • 1524 Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death
  • 1572 Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72
  • 1595 Reynier Cant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59
  • 1603 William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth's physician, dies at 59
  • 1616 Diogo do Couto, Portuguese historian/archivist of Goa, dies at 74
  • 1626 Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (b. 1581)
  • 1638 Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49
  • 1736 António Manoel de Vilhena, Portuguese ruler of Malta (b. 1663)
  • 1749 Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
  • 1831 Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (b. 1770)
  • 1850 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (b. 1787)
  • 1865 King Léopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
  • 1877 Jared Kirtland, US physician/naturalist, dies
  • 1889 Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright, dies at 50
  • 1890 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84

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1896 Alfred Nobel, Swedish Chemist and founder of the Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • 1909 Red Cloud, Sioux indian chief, dies
  • 1911 Joseph D Hooker, British botanist, dies at 94

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1917 Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 93

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • 1920 Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturing pioneer (b. 1868)
  • 1926 Nikola Pašić, Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes prime minister (b. 1845)
  • 1928 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (b. 1868)
  • 1931 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
  • 1935 John H Aberson, 1st rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78
  • 1936 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Enrico IV, Nobel 1934), dies at 69
  • 1941 Colin Kelly, American pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1945 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer (b. 1913)

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1946 Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer, dies at 66

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1949 Duncan Stewart, 2nd British Governor of Sarawak (1949), dies at 45 after being fatally stabbed in the streets of Sibu by pro-Indonesian Malay student Rosli Dhoby
  • 1951 Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
  • 1953 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
  • 1958 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician, dies at 72
  • 1958 Adolfo Camarillo, American horse breeder (b.1864)
  • 1968 Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82

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1968 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1968 George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)
  • 1971 Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch min of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57
  • 1972 Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
  • 1978 Miura Isshu, Zen teacher, Hakuin Rinzai line, dies at 75
  • 1979 Fulton J Sheen, bishop (Life is Worth Living), dies at 84
  • 1988 Richard Castellano, aqctor (Honor thy Father), dies at 55
  • 1990 Armand Hammer, CEO (Occidental Petroleum), dies at 92
  • 1991 Berenice Abbott, US photographer, dies at 93
  • 1991 Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
  • 1992 Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
  • 1994 Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
  • 1994 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor, dies at 92
  • 1995 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer, dies at 48
  • 1995 John Francis Boyd, journalist, dies at 85
  • 1995 Mary Madge Lascelles, literary critic/poet, dies at 95
  • 1995 Phillip Piratin, communist, dies at 88
  • 1999 Franjo Tuđman, President of Croatia (b. 1922)
  • 2002 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (b. 1945)

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2005 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, dies of parkinsons at 89

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • 2006 Augusto Pinochet, Former Chilean dictator (b. 1915)
  • 2007 Aqsa Parvez, Canadian victim of an honor crime (b. 1991)
  • 2010 John Bennett Fenn, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 2010 J. Michael Hagopian, Turkish-born American documentarian (b. 1913)
  • 2012 Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi President, dies from heart surgery complications at 81
  • 2014 Ziad Abu Ein, Palestinian government minister, killed in confrontation with Israeli troops at protest on West Bank
  • 2016 A. A. [Adrian Anthony] Gill, British critic (The Sunday Times), dies of cancer at 62