On This Day in History for February 22

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 138

  • 896 Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor
  • 1071 Battle of Cassel; Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I
  • 1281 Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV
  • 1288 Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV
  • 1300 Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree
  • 1349 Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1495 French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown
  • 1561 William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais
  • 1630 Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving

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1632 Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1656 New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site
  • 1744 Battle of Toulon or Battle of Cape Sicié: British vs. French & Spanish fleet
  • 1746 French troops conquer Brussels
  • 1746 Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen
  • 1774 British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
  • 1775 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents
  • 1775 Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland
  • 1784 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China", sails from NY
  • 1797 The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.
  • 1819 Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)
  • 1821 Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
  • 1825 Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
  • 1828 Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai

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1835 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave Valdivia Chile

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1836 Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea
  • 1847 Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army
  • 1854 1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)
  • 1856 1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)
  • 1858 Dion Boucicault's "Jessie Brown" premieres in NYC
  • 1860 Shoe-making workers of Lynn, Ms, strike successfully for higher wages
  • 1861 On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration
  • 1864 -27] Battle at Dalton Georgia
  • 1864 2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona, MS
  • 1864 Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Battle of Dug Hill), Tennessee
  • 1865 Battle of Wilmington, NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals
  • 1865 Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
  • 1872 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)
  • 1876 Johns Hopkins University opens
  • 1878 Greenback Labor Party forms (Toledo Ohio)
  • 1879 1st 5 cent & 10 cent store opened by Frank W. Woolworth in Utica, New York (failed almost immediately)
  • 1882 With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
  • 1882 The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
  • 1887 Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati
  • 1889 US President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state to the union
  • 1898 Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC
  • 1900 Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900 Hawaii became a US territory
  • 1903 Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water
  • 1904 The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • 1904 The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy
  • 1906 Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif
  • 1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
  • 1907 Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1909 Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Va
  • 1911 The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs
  • 1912 J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
  • 1913 Lowell HS, SF opens (on its 1st campus)
  • 1915 Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war
  • 1916 The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'
  • 1917 German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships
  • 1917 [NS Mar 7] Russian February Revolution begins with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd
  • 1918 Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia
  • 1920 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville, California)
  • 1922 Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
  • 1923 1st successful chinchilla farm in US (Los Angeles California)
  • 1923 Transcontinental airmail service begins
  • 1927 Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
  • 1928 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
  • 1932 Purple Heart (the Badge of Military Merit) award reinstituted
  • 1935 Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House
  • 1936 Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 Netherlands recognizes Franco regime in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1940 Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island
  • 1940 German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578
  • 1941 Arthur "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal
  • 1941 German assault on El Agheila Libya
  • 1941 IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • 1941 Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam
  • 1941 Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942 World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
  • 1944 US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die
  • 1945 Arab League forms (Cairo)
  • 1945 British troops take Ramree Island, Burma
  • 1945 Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland
  • 1948 Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
  • 1955 British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sets sail
  • 1958 Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
  • 1958 Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes
  • 1965 USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
  • 1966 Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
  • 1967 Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in NYC
  • 1967 25,000 US & South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assult since WWII
  • 1968 Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
  • 1970 12th Daytona 500: Pete Hamilton wins (149.601 MPH)
  • 1971 Lt Gen Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
  • 1972 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Emir & Prime Minister of Qatar

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1972 US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1972 The Official IRA bombs Aldershot military barracks, the headquarters of the British Parachute Regiment, killing seven people; thought to be in retaliation for Bloody Sunday.
  • 1973 US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington, D.C.

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 118

  • 1040 Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)
  • 1403 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), drove the English out from Northern France, (d. 1461)
  • 1440 Ladislaus V Posthumus, King of Hungary/Bohemia
  • 1500 Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (d. 1564)
  • 1514 Tahmasp I, shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah)
  • 1599 Anthony Van Dyck, Antwerp Belgium, painter
  • 1612 George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)
  • 1634 Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten, fortress architect
  • 1684 William Pulteney, statesman (Earl of Bath), born in London, England
  • 1705 Peter Arctedius, [Artedi], Swedish biologist
  • 1714 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1732 George Washington, Westmoreland, Virginia, 1st American president (1789-97)

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1756 Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
  • 1773 Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish (court)painter
  • 1778 Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)
  • 1785 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Ham, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834)
  • 1788 Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany, philosopher (Great Pessimist)
  • 1796 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician
  • 1796 Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
  • 1797 William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)
  • 1798 Charles Mynn Thruston, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1873)
  • 1806 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)
  • 1817 Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1819 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist
  • 1822 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • 1824 Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
  • 1825 Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1898)
  • 1827 James Barnet Fry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1828 Robert Alexander Cameron, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1838 Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen, discoverer of hydrogen in Sun
  • 1839 Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)
  • 1840 F August Bebel, German social-democrat
  • 1842 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)
  • 1843 Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)
  • 1849 Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
  • 1850 Isaac L Rice, Germany, (namesake of Columbia Univ's Rice stadium)
  • 1852 Pieter K Pel, internist (Pel-Ebstein fever)
  • 1857 Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves
  • 1857 Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scouts, Girl Guides)
  • 1862 Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen], Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)
  • 1864 Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)
  • 1865 Otto Modersohn, German painter
  • 1868 Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)
  • 1873 Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
  • 1877 Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist
  • 1878 Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist (d. 1909)
  • 1880 Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Joseph B. Ely, American politician (d. 1956)
  • 1882 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
  • 1883 Alfred Wikenhauser, German RC exegetist (John-Apokalyps)
  • 1886 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • 1887 Mary Ellen Chase, educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award)
  • 1888 Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)
  • 1889 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain)
  • 1889 Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
  • 1891 Vlas Chubar, Soviet politician (d. 1939)
  • 1892 David Dubinsky, labor leader (Freedom Award, 1969 Medal of Freedom)
  • 1892 Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1950)
  • 1895 Victor RaulHaya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)
  • 1896 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
  • 1897 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • 1898 Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
  • 1899 Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
  • 1900 Giorgios Seferis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1963)
  • 1900 Seán Ó Faoláin [John Whelan], Irish short story writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk)
  • 1901 Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)
  • 1902 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • 1903 Morley Callaghan, Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
  • 1903 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
  • 1904 Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jose Herrera)
  • 1908 Romulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)
  • 1909 Roderick Barclay, diplomat
  • 1910 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
  • 1910 Nicholas Monsarrat, novelist, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1914 Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • 1917 Harmen van Rossum, civil servant/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • 1917 Jane Bowles, American writer, born in New York City (d. 1973)
  • 1918 Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
  • 1921 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, dictator
  • 1921 Wayne Booth, American literary critic (d. 2005)
  • 1921 David Greene, British television director (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Edward Gorey, author/artist (Curious Sofa), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
  • 1930 JPS van Neerven, Dutch economist/editor (Limbourg Daily)
  • 1930 James McGarrell, American painter
  • 1932 Edward M "Ted" Kennedy, Boston Massachusetts Politician (Sen-D-Mass 1962- 2009 )
  • 1933 Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, England, Duchess of Kent
  • 1933 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL /high speed internet technology), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Ineke [R M] Haas-Berger, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1936 J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • 1937 Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
  • 1937 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Ishmael Reed, US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)
  • 1938 Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician (d. 1995)
  • 1940 Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress)
  • 1940 Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1941 Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician
  • 1943 David E Skaggs, (Rep-D-Colorado)
  • 1943 Horst Köhler, President of Germany
  • 1944 Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1767 US Defector General Benedict Arnold (26) weds the daughter of the sheriff of New Haven Margaret Mansfield

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold

HeartWedding of Interest

1941 CIA Director William Casey (27) weds Sophia Kurz

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • 1992 Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)

Deaths in History

  • 606 Sabinian, Italian Pope (604-06), dies
  • 965 Odo, Duke of Burgundy (b. 944)
  • 1071 Arnulf III, earl of Flanders/Hainault (Arnulf I), dies in battle
  • 1076 Godfried III, with the Hump, duke of Lower Lorraine, murdered [or Feb 26]
  • 1078 Johannes van Fecamp, Italian mystic writer, dies
  • 1111 Roger Borsa, King of Sicily
  • 1213 Wibert of Gembloers, benediction/writer/abbot of Gembloers, dies
  • 1371 David II Bruce, King of Scots (1331..71), dies at 46
  • 1478 Hendrik Herp (Herpius/Harphius), writer (Spieghel volcomenheit), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1512 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (America), dies at 60

  • 1627 Olivier van Noort, Dutch navigator (b. 1558)
  • 1674 Jean Chapelain, French writer (b. 1595)
  • 1680 Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (b. c.1640)
  • 1690 Charles Le Brun, classical painter (Academie de Peinture), dies at 70
  • 1731 Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist, dies at 92
  • 1732 Francis Atterbury, English bishop and man of letters (b. 1663)
  • 1742 Charles Rivington, English publisher (b. 1688)
  • 1770 Christopher Snider, 11, Boston, becomes 1st martyr of US Revolution
  • 1797 Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German officer and adventurer (b. 1720)
  • 1799 Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)
  • 1816 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian, dies at 92
  • 1829 Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general, dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1832 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer, dies at 82

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 1846 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [OS]

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1875 Charles Lyell, British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77

Geologist Charles Lyell
Geologist
Charles Lyell
  • 1875 Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)
  • 1890 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (b. 1822)
  • 1890 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)
  • 1892 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)
  • 1896 Thomas Hughes, politician/author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Brighton
  • 1903 Frederick William Farrar, writer/dean (Canterbury 1895-1903), dies
  • 1904 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • 1912 Richard Andree, German geographer (Andree's Handatlas), dies at 76
  • 1913 Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure, Swiss linguist, dies at 55
  • 1913 Francisco Indalecio Madero, Mex pres, assassinated in milt coup at 39
  • 1913 Suarez, Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a miltary coup
  • 1914 Valliamma Mudaliar, took part in Indian passive resistance, dies of a fever contracted in prison
  • 1921 Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1864)
  • 1925 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • 1925 Nina David, [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies
  • 1925 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist, dies at 88
  • 1930 Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66
  • 1936 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74
  • 1939 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1875)
  • 1943 Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • 1943 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • 1943 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded by guillotine at 21
  • 1944 Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mohandas Gandhi (b. 1869)
  • 1945 Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1958 Theo Harych, German writer, commits suicide at 54
  • 1960 Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
  • 1961 George de Cuevas, Chilean-born ballet impresario and choreographer (Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas), dies at 75 or 76
  • 1965 Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
  • 1966 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • 1967 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies at 53
  • 1968 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
  • 1973 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73
  • 1973 Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60
  • 1973 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)
  • 1974 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • 1976 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
  • 1978 Phyllis McGinley, US poetess (Pulitzer 1961), dies at 72
  • 1980 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • 1980 Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93
  • 1982 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • 1984 David, spent most of his life in a plastic bubble, dies at 12
  • 1984 Jessamyn West, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1985 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1987 Andy Warhol, pop artist, dies of a heart attack at 58

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1987 Glenway Wescott, US writer (Apartment in Athens), dies at 85
  • 1993 Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
  • 1993 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/procureur-general (Aruba), dies at 63
  • 1995 Elfi Althoff-Jacobi, Austrian circus director, dies at 80
  • 1995 Lembarek Boumaarafi, Algerian murderer of Pres Boudiaf, dies
  • 1996 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician, dies at 79
  • 1997 Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor, dies at 85
  • 1997 Joseph Aiuppa, American gangster (b. 1907)
  • 1998 Jose Maria de Areilza, Sp minister of foreign affairs (1975-76), dies
  • 1998 Sandy Hume, correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28
  • 1998 Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • 2002 Chuck Jones, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
  • 2002 Jonas Savimbi, Angolan rebel leader (b. 1934)
  • 2002 Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916)
  • 2002 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • 2005 Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish artist (b. 1929)
  • 2006 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, dies at 96
  • 2007 Howard Verne Ramsey, oldest U.S. veteran of WWI (b. 1898)
  • 2007 Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)
  • 2007 George Jellicoe, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords & Special Boat Service veteran, dies at 88
  • 2014 Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist & Poet, dies at 98
  • 2016 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), dies at 103
  • 2016 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), dies at 88