On This Day in History for November 9

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 141

  • 694 Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Muslims/sentenced to slavery
  • 1282 Pope Martinus IV excommunicates king Pedro III of Aragon
  • 1313 Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gamelsdorf.
  • 1330 Battle of Posada, Wallachian voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army in an ambush
  • 1492 Peace of Etaples (Henry VII of England & Charles VIII of France)
  • 1494 Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence
  • 1520 Height of the Stockholm Bloodbath - King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden executes Swedish nobles
  • 1526 Jews are expelled from Pressburg (Bratislava), Hungary, by Maria of Hapsburg

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1541 Queen Catherine Howard (Henry VIII's fifth wife) confined in Tower of London

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1569 Catholic uprising under the Dukes of Northumberland & Westmoreland
  • 1580 Spanish troops land in Ireland
  • 1620 After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod)

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1673 English King Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1681 Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion
  • 1697 Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.
  • 1720 Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire
  • 1729 Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
  • 1764 Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
  • 1794 Russian troops occupy Warsaw

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1799 Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1821 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia
  • 1842 The first U.S. design patent for typefaces and borders was issued to George Bruce of New York City
  • 1848 Post office at Clay & Pike opens
  • 1848 Robert Blum, a German revolutionary and MP (Liberal), is executed in Vienna.
  • 1851 Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
  • 1853 Origin of Carrington rotation numbers for rotation of Sun
  • 1857 Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published
  • 1861 1st documented Canadian football game (at U of Toronto)

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1862 US General Ulysses S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1864 1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country
  • 1864 Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea"
  • 1872 The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed
  • 1877 American Chemical Society chartered in NY
  • 1888 Jack Ripper's 5th and probably last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found on her bed
  • 1900 China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration
  • 1904 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
  • 1905 Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages

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1906 Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit another country (Puerto Rico and Panama)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1907 The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
  • 1912 Ferenc Molnàr's "Farkas" premieres in Budapest
  • 1913 Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes
  • 1914 Off Cocos Island, near Sumatra, the Australian cruiser 'Sydney' sinks German cruiser 'Emden', which has been attacking ships in the Pacific
  • 1916 Ammunitions ship explodes at Bakaritsa harbour, near Archangel, Soviet Union, approx. 600 killed, 800 injured (OS 26 Oct)

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1918 Emperor Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1918 Republic of Germany proclaimed

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1921 Partito Nazionalista Fascista formed in Italy by Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

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1922 Frederick Soddy wins the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (announced in 1922 due to a technicality)

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy

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1923 Beer Hall Putsch, Munich; Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die, Hitler flees

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1924 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st US elected woman governor (of Texas)
  • 1925 German NSDAP (Nazi party) forms Schutzstaffel (SS)

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1925 Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin

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1926 Italian Communist leader Antonio Gramsci is arrested in Rome

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • 1927 Giant Panda discovered, China
  • 1927 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars/motors
  • 1930 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama
  • 1932 Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500
  • 1932 Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
  • 1935 Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms
  • 1936 Albanian government of Frasheri falls
  • 1936 American fashion designer Ruth Harkness captures a panda cub (Su Lin) in China - becomes 1st live panda cub to enter the US
  • 1937 Japanese army conquers Shanghai
  • 1937 St Louis Cards Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP
  • 1938 Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner, creates Sadie Hawkins Day
  • 1938 Kristallnacht begins: pogrom against Jews in Germany and Austria - first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, begins
  • 1939 Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest O Lawrence (cyclotron)
  • 1939 Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 British agents
  • 1941 Hitler threatens Clemens August, Graf von Galen, Bishop of Münster
  • 1942 German occupiers install Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
  • 1942 Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1944 Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize
  • 1944 Walcheren purged of Nazi troops

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1946 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1949 Costa Rica adopts Constitution
  • 1950 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1953 Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from Fance, within the French Union
  • 1955 Michael Gazzo's "Hatful of Rain" premieres in NYC
  • 1955 NZ all out for 70 v Pakistan at Dacca
  • 1955 UN disapproves of South Africa's apartheid politics
  • 1961 Paddy Chayefsky's "Gideon" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m
  • 1961 The X-15 rocket plane achieved a world record speed of 4,093 mph (Mach 6.04) and reached 101,600 feet (30,970 m or over 19 miles) altitude
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)
  • 1964 Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
  • 1965 Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
  • 1965 Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
  • 1966 Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
  • 1967 1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
  • 1967 Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon
  • 1967 The unmanned Saturn V rocket is launched on its first successful test flight into Earth orbit
  • 1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting lead a Loyalist march to the Diamond area of Derry, North Ireland
  • 1969 "Bridge over Troubled Water" single recorded by Simon & Garfunkel
  • 1970 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
  • 1970 The Irish School of Ecumenics is founded by Michael Hurley
  • 1971 David Storey's "Changing Room" premieres in London
  • 1971 John List kills family & moves to Colorado
  • 1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1973 Fire at Taiyo dept store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
  • 1973 Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support

Birthdays in History

  • 1389 Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (d. 1409)
  • 1414 Albrecht III Achilles, elector of Brandenburg (d. 1486)
  • 1467 Charles of Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen [or Nov 10]
  • 1522 Martin Chemnitz, German theologian (d. 1586)
  • 1541 Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar/theologist
  • 1656 Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum)
  • 1710 Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies, baptized
  • 1721 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (d. 1770)

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1731 Benjamin Banneker, African American mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland (d. 1806

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • 1732 Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer (d. 1776)
  • 1795 Walter Geikie, Scottish painter
  • 1799 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (d. 1877)

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1801 Gail Borden, American manufacturer and inventor of condensed milk, born in Norwich, New York (d. 1874)

Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • 1802 Elijah P Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher/abolitionist
  • 1809 Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1877)
  • 1810 Thomas Bragg, Atty Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1872)
  • 1810 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (d. 1887)
  • 1812 Paul Abadie, French master builder (renovated Notre Dame)
  • 1817 Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, American Major General (Union Army), born in Piatt's Landing, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • 1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), born in Oryol, Russian Empire (d. 1883)
  • 1820 Matthias de Vries, Dutch linguist (spelling)
  • 1823 William Henry Forney, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1825 Ambrose Powell Hill, Lt Gen (Confederate 3rd Army Corp), (d. 1865)
  • 1832 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)
  • 1833 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born in Mathews City, Virginia (d. 1916)
  • 1835 Emile Gaboriau, author (father of French detective novels)
  • 1837 Gerrit Jan van Heek, textile factory/politician
  • 1840 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1898)
  • 1841 [Albert] Edward VII, King of England (1901-10)
  • 1850 Lewis Lewin, Germany, toxicologist/father of psychopharmacologist
  • 1853 Stanford White, American architect (d. 1906)
  • 1864 Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses
  • 1868 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken)
  • 1871 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1872 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (d. 1941)
  • 1873 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (d. 1941)
  • 1874 Albert Francis Blakeslee, Geneseo New York, American Botanist
  • 1877 Allama Iqbal, Pakistani poet/philosopher
  • 1877 Sergei US Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • 1877 Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician (d. 1959)
  • 1879 Milan Šufflay, Croatian politician (d. 1931)
  • 1885 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian writer (d. 1922)
  • 1885 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (d. 1955)
  • 1885 Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (d. 1954)
  • 1886 S. O. Davies, Welsh politician (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Jean Monnet, French economist/EG-pioneer/chairman (EGKS)
  • 1897 Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Owen Barfield, philosopher of language
  • 1898 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1901 John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist
  • 1902 Anthony Asquith, British director (Carrington V C (Court martial))
  • 1903 Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill) [or Apr 9]
  • 1903 Leon-Etienne Duval, archbishop/Cardinal
  • 1904 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (d. 1948)
  • 1905 Erika Mann, German/US author (Other Germany)/daughter of Thomas Mann
  • 1905 James William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Mo)
  • 1906 Arthur Rudolph, rocket engineer
  • 1907 Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, prince
  • 1909 Hendrik van Randwijk, Dutch author/founder (Vrij Netherland)
  • 1911 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet (d. 2004)
  • 1913 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps)
  • 1914 Colin Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War
  • 1915 Sargent Shriver, MD, Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp
  • 1915 André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)

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1918 Spiro Agnew, American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1996)

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 1918 Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Byron de la Beckwith, American assassin, white supremacist (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Silvio O Conte, (Rep-R-MA, 1959- )
  • 1922 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • 1924 Robert Frank, Swiss Photographer
  • 1925 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian
  • 1926 Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Carel W H Boshoff, South African head (Broederbond/Volkswag)
  • 1928 Anne Sexton, poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), born in Newton, Massachusetts

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1929 Imre Kertész, writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész
Author and Nobel Laureate
Imre Kertész
  • 1932 Marian Christy, Ridgefield Ct, author (Invasions of Privacy)
  • 1934 Carl Sagan, astronomer, author, professor (Cosmos, Broca's Brain), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934 Ingvar Carlsson, PM of Sweden (1986-91, 94- )
  • 1934 Ronald Harwood, [Horwitz], South African playwright (Dresser)
  • 1936 Daniel Robert Graham, American politician
  • 1937 Roger McCough, British poet
  • 1937 Clyde Wells, Canadian politician
  • 1938 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
  • 1939 Paul Cameron, American psychologist
  • 1942 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1944 Bill Hendon, (Rep-R-NC, 1981-83, 85-87)
  • 1945 Roger Lee Jones, WV, child molester (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1948 Bille August, director (Best Intentions, Twist & Shout)
  • 1948 Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician
  • 1951 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology)
  • 1951 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer
  • 1952 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1955 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician
  • 1959 Nick Hamilton, American wrestling referee
  • 1963 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player
  • 1970 Domino (Hip Hop Producer), American Hip Hop Producer
  • 1972 Doug Russell, American radio personality
  • 1978 Steven Lopez, American taekwondo martial artist
  • 1996 Cheyenne Pyle, California, youngest heart transplant patient (90 mins old)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

1887 Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses

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1899 US Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (61) weds Mildred McLean Hazen at the rectory St. Paul's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.

Admiral George Dewey
George Dewey
  • 2002 Eighties pop princess Sheena Easton (43) weds Beverly Hills plastic surgeon John Minoli (44) at Las Vegas City Hall

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1968 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

Deaths in History

  • 959 Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, Byzantine Emperor (913-59), dies
  • 1068 Agnes of Poitou, duchess of Aquitania/mother of German Empress, dies
  • 1187 Emperor Gaozong of China (b. 1107)
  • 1208 Sancha of Castile, wife of Alfonso II of Aragon (b. 1155)
  • 1492 Jami [Mowlanā Nūr Od-dīn ʿabd Or-raḥmān Ebn Aḥmad], Persian poet (Lava'ih), dies at 78
  • 1504 King Ferdinand II of Aragon (b. 1452)
  • 1580 Gaspar Schetz, South Neth, minster of chief treasurer, dies at 67
  • 1620 Louise de Coligny, 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65
  • 1623 William Camden, English historian: Brittania/Annales, dies at 72
  • 1641 Ferdinand, of Austria, cardinal of Spain, dies at 32
  • 1677 Aert van der Neer, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 73
  • 1699 Hortense Mancini, mistress of Charles II, King of England (b. 1646)
  • 1770 John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician
  • 1778 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, dies at 58
  • 1809 Paul Sandby, English cartographer (b. 1725)
  • 1862 John Bordenave Villepigue, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 32
  • 1874 Israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press, dies
  • 1881 Edwin Drake, Father of the oil industry, drilled the first oil well.
  • 1906 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
  • 1911 Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)
  • 1918 Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38
  • 1919 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
  • 1924 Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • 1925 Daniel Josephus Jitta, lawyer/Dutch state advisor, dies at 71
  • 1932 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin, commits suicide at 31
  • 1935 Paolo Orsi, Italian Archaeologist, dies at 76
  • 1938 Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)
  • 1938 Edward Murray East, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59
  • 1939 Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr

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1940 Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (1937-40), dies of bowel cancer at 71

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1940 Stephen Peter Alencastre, Portuguese Catholic prelate (b. 1876)
  • 1942 Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
  • 1943 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist, dies at 67
  • 1944 Frank Marshall, American chess player (b. 1877)
  • 1952 Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77
  • 1952 Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)

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1953 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, Founder and first King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53), dies of a heart attack at 78

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • 1953 Dylan Thomas, author-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39
  • 1970 William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84

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1970 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1971 Maude Fealy, drama coach, dies at 90
  • 1975 Luwig Turek, German writer, dies at 77
  • 1985 Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
  • 1988 John Mitchell, former Atny Gen, dies of heart attack in Washington
  • 1992 Charles Fraser-Smith, English inventor (man who never was), dies
  • 1992 William Hillcourt, author (Boy Scout Handbook), dies at 92
  • 1993 Gerald Thomas, director (Carry on), dies at 72
  • 1995 Derick Frederick George Emmison, archivist/historian, dies at 88
  • 1995 Thelma Hulbert, English house painter, dies at 81
  • 1996 Fred Lipmann, watchmaker, dies at 91
  • 1996 Roger Makins, diplomat, dies at 92
  • 2001 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (b. 1924)
  • 2002 William Schutz, American psychologist (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Gordon Onslow Ford, English painter (b. 1912)
  • 2003 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian Maithili literateur (b.1937)
  • 2004 Iris Chang, Asian author (b. 1968)

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2004 Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

  • 2005 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), dies at 85
  • 2006 Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
  • 2006 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Joel J. Tyler, judge who pronounced 'Deep Throat' obscene, dies of a heart attack at 90