On This Day in History for January 11

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 130

  • 532 Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople
  • 1055 Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1158 Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king
  • 1558 Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm
  • 1569 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral
  • 1571 Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion
  • 1599 Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat
  • 1693 Mt Etna in Sicily erupts
  • 1709 Colley Cibber's play "Rival Fools" premieres in London
  • 1753 Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
  • 1758 Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]
  • 1759 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia

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1765 Frisia bans Voltaire's "Traité sur la tolérance"

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1774 Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog
  • 1775 Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
  • 1779 Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1785 Continental Congress convenes in NYC

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1787 Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1790 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium
  • 1794 Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.
  • 1803 Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
  • 1805 Michigan Territory organizes
  • 1813 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1838 1st public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • 1839 Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal - 700 die

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1849 Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree

  • 1861 Mexico City captured by Juarez (Lib) in War of Reform
  • 1861 Alabama secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1863 Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & USS Hatteras
  • 1863 Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft Hindman, Arkansas
  • 1864 Charing Cross Station opens in London
  • 1865 Battle of Beverly, West Virginia, Confederate forces attack Union post
  • 1866 Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End, England and kills 220
  • 1867 Benito Juárez becomes the Mexican president again.
  • 1873 1st livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago
  • 1879 Anglo-Zulu War begins as British Lt-General Chelmsford invades Zululand in South Africa
  • 1885 Henrik Ibsen's "Vildauden," premieres in Oslo
  • 1892 Hawaiian Historical Society founded
  • 1892 William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia

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1893 Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • 1897 M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
  • 1904 Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
  • 1912 Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1913 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
  • 1915 Col Jacob Ruppert & Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yanks for $460,000
  • 1916 French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
  • 1917 Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
  • 1919 Romania annexes Transylvania
  • 1920 French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
  • 1922 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes - Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada
  • 1923 1st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg & Kurt Schwitters)
  • 1923 French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
  • 1924 A republic is proclaimed in Greece; King George II is deposed and Eleutherios Venizelo is named Prime Minister of the Greek National Assembly

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1925 Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg

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1935 Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • 1936 Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
  • 1938 Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank
  • 1940 Sergei Prokofiev's ballet "Romeo & Juliet" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1941 Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
  • 1942 -23°F (-31°C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)
  • 1942 Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
  • 1943 US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • 1944 Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established
  • 1946 Enver Hoxha declares People's Rep of Albania with himself dictator
  • 1949 Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
  • 1952 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
  • 1954 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
  • 1957 The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
  • 1957 Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed via the Gas Chamber.
  • 1959 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
  • 1961 Racial riot at University of Georgia
  • 1962 Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
  • 1963 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
  • 1964 Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
  • 1964 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
  • 1966 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
  • 1967 Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission
  • 1968 Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
  • 1969 Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
  • 1970 Irish republican political party Sinn Féin party splits between those in favor of abstentionism (of not taking any seats won in the parliaments) and those where against
  • 1971 Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
  • 1972 East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh

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1972 Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes President of Bangladesh and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman premier

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • 1973 Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
  • 1973 Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington, D.C.
  • 1975 Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
  • 1976 Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship
  • 1976 Military coup in Ecuador, Pres Guillermo Lara leaves
  • 1976 US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
  • 1977 Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
  • 1978 Gov Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building
  • 1978 Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 & Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
  • 1980 Debut of first Pretenders album "Pretenders"
  • 1981 Palau adopts constitution
  • 1981 British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest & fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
  • 1982 Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
  • 1982 Honduras adopts constitution
  • 1984 STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1984 Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 107

  • 347 Emperor Theodosius I "The Great" of Rome (d. 395)
  • 889 Abd-ar-Rahman III, Emir and Caliph of Cordoba (d. 961)
  • 1322 Emperor Komyo of Japan (d. 1380)
  • 1359 Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (d. 1393)
  • 1395 Michelle of Valois, Duchess of Burgundy (d. 1422)
  • 1403 Jan IV, Duke of Brabant/Limburg
  • 1449 Domenico Ghirlandajo, Italy, renaissance painter
  • 1503 Francesco Parmigianino, Italian artist (Madonna with the Long Neck)
  • 1591 Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (d. 1646)
  • 1630 John Rogers, American President of Harvard in the US (d. 1684)
  • 1671 François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)
  • 1720 Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Utrechts regent
  • 1723 Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (d. 1774)
  • 1746 William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)

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1755 Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), born in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies (d. 1804)

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
  • 1757 Samuel Bentham, English mechanical engineer (d. 1831)
  • 1786 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, born in London, England
  • 1788 William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866)
  • 1800 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • 1807 Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1807 Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • 1808 Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist
  • 1814 James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget)
  • 1814 Richard Griffith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)

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1815 John A. Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1816 Fitz-Henry Warren, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • 1818 John Reese Kenly, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • 1825 Bayard Taylor, U.S. poet and writer (d. 1878
  • 1831 James Ronald Chalmers, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • 1839 Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar

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1842 William James, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism), born in NYC, New York

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • 1843 Charles Yelverton O'Connor, Irish-Australian engineer (d. 1902)
  • 1849 Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (bath house)
  • 1850 J C Arthur, Lowville NY, botanist (studied rusts)
  • 1850 Philipp la Renotiere von Ferrary, famous philatelist
  • 1852 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German chancellor (1920-21)
  • 1853 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • 1853 Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926)
  • 1858 Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)
  • 1859 [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)
  • 1860 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
  • 1864 Thomas Dixon, US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword)
  • 1867 Edward B. Titchener, British psychologist. (d. 1927)
  • 1868 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (d. 1940)
  • 1870 Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)
  • 1872 George Washington Pierce, American physicist (d. 1956)
  • 1873 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
  • 1878 Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)
  • 1879 Antonio Beltramelli, writer

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1885 Alice Paul, American suffragist (National Woman's Party), born in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey

Suffragist Alice Paul
Suffragist
Alice Paul
  • 1887 Aldo Leopold, founder (Wilderness Society)
  • 1889 Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (d. 1938)
  • 1890 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (d. 1954)
  • 1897 August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • 1901 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
  • 1901 Kwon Ki-ok, Korean pilot (d. 1988)
  • 1903 Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
  • 1904 Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)
  • 1905 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • 1905 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • 1906 Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
  • 1906 Robert Nesbitt, impresario
  • 1907 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55) (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1910 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour: 1971-72, 1973-76), born in Nøtterøy, Norway (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)
  • 1911 Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
  • 1914 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer
  • 1915 Robert Blair Mayne, British soldier, co-founder Special Air Service (d. 1955)
  • 1916 James H [Jimmy] Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )
  • 1920 John Powell, campaigner
  • 1922 Neville Duke, English test pilot
  • 1922 Tony Charmoli, Minn, choreographer (Cher, Julie Andrew)
  • 1922 Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 1928 David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
  • 1930 Ron Mulock, Australian politician
  • 1931 Betty Churcher, director of the National Gallery of Australia
  • 1934 Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare, Computer scientist

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1934 Jean Chretien, Shawinigan Quebec, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003)

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • 1936 Eve Hesse, Hamburg Germany, German born Jewish-American sculptor.
  • 1938 Fischer S Black Jr, financial theorist
  • 1938 Michael Fenn, docker/socialist
  • 1938 Arthur Scargill, Socialist Labour Party (UK) leader
  • 1944 Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1944 Shibu Soren, Indian politician
  • 1945 Samdech Preah Sanghareach Bour Kry, Supreme Patriarch of the Cambodian Dhammayutt Order
  • 1946 John Piper, American theologian
  • 1952 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • 1953 Anna Marchesini, Italian entertainer
  • 1958 Diego León Montoya Sánchez, former Colombian crime boss
  • 1961 Jasper Fforde, British author
  • 1962 Susan Lindauer, American peace activist and accused spy
  • 1965 Karl Van Calcar, Torrance California, 3k steeplechase
  • 1965 Roland Scholten, Dutch Darts Player
  • 1966 Kelley Law, Canadian curler

Weddings in History

  • 1892 Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl

Divorces in History

  • 1971 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK

Deaths in History

  • 314 Pope Miltiades, saint and Bishop of Rome (311-314)
  • 705 John VI, Catholic Pope (701-05), dies
  • 802 St. Paulinus II of Aquileia
  • 812 Staurakios, Byzantine Emperor
  • 844 Michael I Rhangabes, Byzantine Emperor
  • 1055 Constantine IX Monomachos, emperor of Byzantium, dies
  • 1083 Otto of Nordheim, Duke of Bavaria (c. 1020)
  • 1494 Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (b. 1449)
  • 1495 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
  • 1547 Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • 1552 Johannes Cochlaeus, [Dobeneck], German humanist/theologist, dies
  • 1641 Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], French theologist, dies
  • 1641 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
  • 1696 Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • 1703 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (b. 1632)
  • 1713 Pierre Jurieu, French Protestant leader (b. 1637)
  • 1735 Danilo I, Vladika of Montenegro (b. c. 1670)
  • 1753 Hans Sloane, English physician (British Museum), dies at 92
  • 1762 Louis-François Roubiliac, French sculptor (b. 1695)
  • 1763 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • 1771 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
  • 1775 Yemelyan Pugachov, Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia
  • 1775 Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (b. 1723)
  • 1791 William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh hymnist (b. 1717)
  • 1797 Francis Lightfoot Lee, American advocate for independence (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • 1836 John Molson, Canadian brewer (b. 1763)
  • 1847 Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83
  • 1856 Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]
  • 1867 Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
  • 1874 Gail Borden, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk, dies at 72
  • 1882 Theodor Schwann, German physiologist (b. 1810)
  • 1891 Georges-Eugene Haussmann, French senator/baron, dies at 81
  • 1893 Benjamin F Butler, US gen/presidential candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
  • 1905 Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter, Warsaw, Hasidic rabbi (b. 1847)

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1914 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1914 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named (b. 1842)
  • 1923 Constantine I, king of Greece (1913-17, 20-22), dies at 54
  • 1928 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1929 Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28
  • 1931 James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852)
  • 1941 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)
  • 1943 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, dies at 66
  • 1943 Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • 1944 Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies
  • 1950 Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77
  • 1952 Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
  • 1953 Ernst H Ridder Rappard, Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53
  • 1953 Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 58
  • 1953 Noach Zjordanija, Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
  • 1954 Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, dies at 77
  • 1955 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, dies at 72
  • 1957 Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)
  • 1959 Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies
  • 1960 Johan E Elias, Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
  • 1963 Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 1966 Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1966 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
  • 1969 Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
  • 1971 I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
  • 1980 Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
  • 1983 Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
  • 1983 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
  • 1984 Jack La Rue, TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 81
  • 1985 Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
  • 1986 Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
  • 1988 Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
  • 1988 Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
  • 1988 Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
  • 1991 Jason Christmas, dies of gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49

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1991 Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • 1993 Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
  • 1994 John Bradley, raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70
  • 1994 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (b. 1902)
  • 1995 Adrian J "Ad" Kaland, Dutch MP (CDA 1977-93), dies at 72
  • 1995 John AG Gere, English art historian (Raphael & his Circle), dies at 73
  • 1995 Onat Kutlar, Turkish screenplay/producer (Hazal), murdered at 59
  • 1996 Eric Hebborn, artist/faker, dies at 61
  • 1996 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist, dies at 96
  • 1996 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
  • 1997 Helen Foster Snow, writer, dies at 89
  • 1997 Joshua William Steward, polymath, dies at 83
  • 1999 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1999 Brian Moore, Irish-born writer (b. 1921)
  • 2000 Ivan Combe, American inventor (b. 1911)
  • 2001 Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (b. 1914)
  • 2002 Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], British politician (C), dies at 85
  • 2006 Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
  • 2006 Nixzmary Brown, American child abuse victim (b. 1998)
  • 2007 Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (b. 1917)

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2008 Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer/1st to climb Mt Everest in 1953, dies from a heart attack at 88

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • 2010 Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank's diary (b. 1909)
  • 2013 Aaron H. Swartz, American computer programmer, dies from an apparent suicide at 26
  • 2014 Ariel Sharon, Israeli politician and general, dies from heart failure at 85