On This Day in History for February 18

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 140

  • 3102 BC Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga
  • 1129 Jerusalem re-taken by Christians in peace treaty between Holy Roman Emperor Frederik II and Egyptian ruler Al-Kamil
  • 1268 The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakovor.
  • 1332 Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
  • 1478 George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London (allegedly by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine).

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1503 Henry Tudor (later Henry VIII) created Prince of Wales

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

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1519 Hernán Cortés leaves Cuba for the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico with 11 ships and 500 men

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1536 France & Turkey sign military/trade agreement against King Karel
  • 1563 Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots gen Francois De Guise
  • 1574 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
  • 1634 Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein's execution
  • 1678 John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published in Holborn, London, by Nathaniel Ponder
  • 1685 Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
  • 1688 Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa
  • 1713 French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Inverness, Scotland
  • 1787 Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor
  • 1797 Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby
  • 1804 1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered

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1814 The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1828 More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar
  • 1834 1st US labor newspaper, "The Man", published, NYC
  • 1839 Detroit Boat Club forms (& still exists)
  • 1849 1st regular steamboat service to California starts (or 02/28)
  • 1850 California Legislature creates nine Bay Area counties

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1856 The American Party (Know-Nothings) convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate its first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore

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1857 Chinese residents in the fledging state of Sarawak rebel against the "White Rajah" James Brooke

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke

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1861 Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis

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1861 King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes first King of Italy

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • 1865 Battle of Fort Moultrie, SC occupied by Federals
  • 1865 Evacuation of Charleston, SC
  • 1865 Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft Anderson, NC
  • 1876 Direct telegraph link established between Britain & New Zealand
  • 1878 John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
  • 1879 Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha

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1879 Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is awarded a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty

  • 1884 General Charles Gordon arrives in Khartoum

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1884 Police seize all copies of tolstoy's "What I Believe In"

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy

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1885 Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in the US

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1891 Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
  • 1896 Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for first time in 50 yrs
  • 1899 80°F recorded in San Francisco, California
  • 1899 SF named as a port of dispatch for Army transports
  • 1900 Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured
  • 1900 British troops occupy Monte Christo, Natal
  • 1901 H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner

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1901 Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1903 Kuyper government launches anti strike laws
  • 1905 Frank Wedekind's "Hidada, oder Sein und Haben" premieres in Munich
  • 1906 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris
  • 1908 1st US postage stamps in rolls issued
  • 1908 The American ambassador to Japan is given a note by the Japanese in which they agree to restrict Japanese emigration to the US; this becomes known as the 'Gentlemen's Agreement'
  • 1911 The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
  • 1913 French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in NYC
  • 1913 President Francisco Madero of Mexico is overthrown
  • 1915 Germany begins a blockade of Britain
  • 1916 The last German garrison in the German colony of Cameroons surrenders
  • 1917 1st major strike of the Russian "February Revolution" starts at the giant Putilov factory in Petrograd [NS=Mar 3]
  • 1918 Germany renews its offensive against the Russians, making dramatic gains against disorganized and dispirited Russian troops
  • 1921 British troops occupy Dublin
  • 1922 WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 The Capper-Volstead Act allows farmers to buy and sell co-operatively without the risk of prosecution under antitrust laws
  • 1923 Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages
  • 1924 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • 1924 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1924 US Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby resigns due to Teapot Dome scandal
  • 1927 1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
  • 1927 US & Canada open diplomatic relations
  • 1930 Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
  • 1930 Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan
  • 1930 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
  • 1932 Japan declares Manchuria independent
  • 1932 Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
  • 1932 Japan proclaims and names Manchukuo state in north east China
  • 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition opens on Treasure Island
  • 1942 Japanese troop land on Bali
  • 1943 1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw"
  • 1943 Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
  • 1944 Maastricht resistance fighter JAJ Janssen arrested
  • 1947 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa
  • 1951 Nepal becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • 1951 Netherlands Radio School forms
  • 1953 Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film,"Bwana Devil" (NYC)
  • 1954 The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1955 Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance
  • 1957 Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan freedom fighter is executed by the British colonial government.
  • 1960 Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000
  • 1962 France & Algerian Muslims negotiate truce to end 7 year war
  • 1962 4th Daytona 500: Fireball Roberts wins (152.529 MPH)
  • 1964 Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday" premieres in NYC
  • 1964 Papandreou government takes power in Greece
  • 1965 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC
  • 1965 Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
  • 1965 The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1968 10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
  • 1968 Britain commences a trial of year-round daylight saving time (BST - British Standard Time, one hour ahead of GMT)
  • 1969 Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st
  • 1969 PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
  • 1970 Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot

Birthdays in History

  • 1374 Saint Jadwiga of Poland, Queen of Poland (d. 1399)
  • 1404 Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)
  • 1486 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, bhakti yoga developer
  • 1516 Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58)
  • 1530 Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)
  • 1543 Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
  • 1559 Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian
  • 1602 Per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
  • 1609 Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67)
  • 1635 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680)
  • 1658 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
  • 1677 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)

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1745 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, born in Como, Italy (d. 1827)

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • 1772 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Bassano del Grappa, Italian Geologist
  • 1775 Thomas Girtin, artist/watercolorist, born in London, England
  • 1781 Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary
  • 1790 Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician
  • 1795 George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist
  • 1805 Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
  • 1814 Samuel Fenton Cary, U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)
  • 1815 Henri Leys, Flemish painter
  • 1817 Lewis Addison Armistead, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1817 Walter Page Lane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1829 Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1833 James Deshler, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1836 Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Hooghly Bengal, Indian mystic/hindu leader (preached unity of religions).
  • 1838 Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist
  • 1844 Willem Maris, Dutch painter (Hague School)
  • 1846 Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
  • 1848 Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)
  • 1849 Alexander L. Kielland, Norwegian writer and politician (Garman og Worse)
  • 1857 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
  • 1858 Louise M A, princess of Belgium
  • 1859 Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1860 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
  • 1870 William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)
  • 1871 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
  • 1875 Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
  • 1884 Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
  • 1887 Nikos Kasandsakis, Heraklion, Crete, Greek writer and philosopher (Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ)
  • 1889 Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
  • 1890 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • 1892 Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World), (d. 1944)
  • 1895 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • 1895 Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II)
  • 1896 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, born in Tinchebray (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Charles Kuentz, WW1 veteran, changed nationality 4 times (d.2005)
  • 1898 Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
  • 1898 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
  • 1899 Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
  • 1903 Nikolaj V Podgorny, pres USSR (1965-77)
  • 1906 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
  • 1907 Harm van Riel, Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • 1909 Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
  • 1913 Artur Axmann, nazi youth leader
  • 1914 Edward George Edwards, chemist
  • 1916 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
  • 1916 Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
  • 1918 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • 1920 Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)
  • 1922 Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-1979)
  • 1922 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, born in Green Forest, Arkansas, (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
  • 1924 Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
  • 1925 Marcel Barbeau, Quebec artist
  • 1927 John Warner, American politician (Sen-R-VA, 1979-2009) married Elizabeth Taylor, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1929 Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
  • 1930 Theodore C Freeman, Haverford Penn, capt USAF/astronaut
  • 1930 Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
  • 1931 Johnny Hart, cartoonist (B.C., Wizard of Id), born in Endicott, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Maxwell Thurman, US General
  • 1931 Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
  • 1931 Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)
  • 1932 Milos Forman, Czech/US director (Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus)
  • 1935 Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister
  • 1936 Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist
  • 1936 Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher
  • 1936 Jean Auel, American writer
  • 1938 Elke Erb, German writer, born in Scherbach
  • 1939 Claude Ake, political scientist
  • 1943 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
  • 1946 Michael Buerk, British newsreader
  • 1947 Eliot Engel, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New York City
  • 1947 Princess Maria Christina, [Marijke], of Netherlands
  • 1948 Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
  • 1949 Gary Ridgway, American serial killer
  • 1950 John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller)
  • 1950 Michel Gauthier, Quebec politician
  • 1951 Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
  • 1955 Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
  • 1960 Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
  • 1963 Henry Winter, English football journalist
  • 1965 Peter Martini, journalist
  • 1966 Guy Ferland, American television director
  • 1967 Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
  • 1974 Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician
  • 1985 Lee Boyd Malvo, American serial killer

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • 1943 Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean gen/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart

Deaths in History

  • 806 Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 730)
  • 814 Angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne
  • 901 Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826)
  • 999 Gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies
  • 1139 Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082)
  • 1217 Alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano, Engl encyclopedist, dies at 59

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1294 Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (1260-94) and founder of the Yuan dynasty in China (1271-94), dies at 78

Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty Kublai Khan
Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty
Kublai Khan
  • 1379 Albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318)
  • 1397 Enguerrand VII, French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56
  • 1455 Fra Angelico, Italian monk/painter, dies
  • 1478 Duke of Clarence, privately executed and reputedly drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine
  • 1535 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, physician and theologian dies at 48

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1546 Martin Luther, German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, dies at 62

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther

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1564 Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance (David, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel), dies at 88

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
Michelangelo
  • 1583 Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)
  • 1654 Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
  • 1660 Judith Jansdochter Leyster, Dutch painter, buried
  • 1683 Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter/etcher, dies at 62
  • 1712 Duke of Bourgondie, French King Louis XIV's grandson and heir, dies. B. 1682
  • 1718 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
  • 1743 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (b. 1667)
  • 1748 Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1677)
  • 1772 Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)
  • 1778 Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)
  • 1780 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
  • 1788 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (b. 1713)
  • 1803 J W L Gleim, writer, dies
  • 1807 August G Meissner, German estheticus/literary, dies at 53
  • 1807 Sophie von Laroche, German writer (History of Lady Sophia Sternheim), dies at 75
  • 1817 Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian-Russian master builder and architect (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
  • 1830 Charles G G, Earl of Merode, mayor (Brussels), dies at 67
  • 1842 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
  • 1851 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (b. 1804)
  • 1861 Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74
  • 1878 Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76
  • 1890 Gyula Andrássy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
  • 1893 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (b. 1814)
  • 1895 Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austrian (Battle at Custozza), dies at 77
  • 1898 Frances Willard, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance), dies at 58
  • 1899 M Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56
  • 1900 Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (b. 1824)
  • 1900 Eugenio Beltrami, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), dies at 64
  • 1902 Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
  • 1905 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
  • 1906 Willem Doorenbos, literary/critic, dies at 85
  • 1906 John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (b. 1830)

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1915 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), dies at 72

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • 1917 Charles E Barber, US chief engraver (1879-1917), dies
  • 1925 James Lane Allen, US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
  • 1931 Milan Šufflay, Croatian politician (b. 1879)
  • 1932 Frederik Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18), dies at 66
  • 1938 Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail, dies at 81
  • 1938 David King Udall, American politician (b. 1851)
  • 1942 Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)
  • 1943 Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
  • 1949 Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71
  • 1950 Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56
  • 1951 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
  • 1955 Sadako Sasaki, School student(b. 1944)
  • 1957 Henry N Russell, co-author (temperature-luminosity graph), dies
  • 1957 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, dies by execution at 36

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1957 Joseph G. Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, dies of radiation induced leukemia at 49

  • 1963 Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
  • 1964 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
  • 1966 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
  • 1966 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31

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1967 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), dies of throat cancer at 62

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • 1968 Sigurd Erixon, etnologist (Atlas "ver Svensk Folkkultur), dies at 79
  • 1969 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
  • 1970 Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94

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1973 Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), dies of a heart attack at 82

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • 1975 Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
  • 1975 Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
  • 1976 Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
  • 1977 Maria Realino, teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87
  • 1981 John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895)
  • 1982 Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
  • 1993 Edward S "Ted" Haworth, US set designer (Sayonara, Marty), dies at 76
  • 1993 Jacqueline Hill, dies of cancer at 63
  • 1994 Peter Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Community, dies at 76
  • 1996 Brian Daley, writer, dies at 48
  • 1996 Jack Thieuloy, French writer, dies at 64
  • 1996 Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master, dies at 89
  • 1996 Richard Leslie Hill, historian, dies at 94
  • 1997 Emily Hahn, American writer, dies at 92
  • 1997 Enrique Peralta Azurdia, Colonel and military President of Guatemala (1963-66), dies at 88
  • 1998 Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69
  • 2000 Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927
  • 2001 Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
  • 2003 Isser Harel, Israeli Mossad leader (b. 1912)
  • 2008 Sir Richard Knowles, British politician (b. 1917)
  • 2009 Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (b. 1929)
  • 2010 John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)
  • 2017 Norma McCorvey, American abortion activist (Jane Roe in Roe vs Wade) who later became pro-life, dies at 69