On This Day

On This Day in History for June 13

Events in History

  • 1325 Ibn Battuta begins his travels, leaving his home in Tangiers to travel to Mecca (gone 24 years)
  • 1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest extant) signed in London
  • 1392 Assassination attempt on Olivier de Clisson, Constable of France, by Pierre de Craon fails

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1547 King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1611 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
  • 1665 Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch
  • 1707 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II (aka Francis II Rákóczi)
  • 1721 England signs Treaty of Madrid
  • 1727 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
  • 1753 Austria, Great Britain & Modena sign secret military treaty
  • 1774 Rhode Island becomes first colony to prohibit importation of slaves
  • 1777 Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit

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1777 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US

French General and Aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette
French General and Aristocrat
Marquis de Lafayette
  • 1789 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington

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1792 King Louis XVI dismisses French government

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • 1798 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California

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1828 Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 1837 1st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
  • 1863 Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia
  • 1863 Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon" in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1863 Skirmish at Berryville, Virginia

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1865 President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1866 US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)
  • 1868 Oscar Dunn becomes first African American to be elected a Lieutenant Governor, of Louisiana
  • 1871 Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
  • 1878 Congress of Berlin begins, determines the territories of the states in the Balkan peninsula following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78
  • 1881 The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, sinks in the Arctic circle following 21 months of drifting after becoming trapped in the ice
  • 1886 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1888 US Congress creates Department of Labor
  • 1889 2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • 1890 Eagle Avenue in the Bronx is cut out and named
  • 1898 Yukon Territory of Canada established, Dawson chosen as capital
  • 1900 In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night
  • 1902 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • 1907 Lowest temperature ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack, California
  • 1910 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Philadelphia

  • 1910 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed US minister to Liberia
  • 1912 NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game

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1914 Eleftherios Venizelos announces that Greece intends to annex Chios and Mytilene, two large islands off the Turkish coast; Greece and Turkey have been heading towards conflict for months over claims to Aegean islands

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos
  • 1917 World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children with 432 injuries

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1920 US Post Office says children cannot be sent by parcel post (after various instances)

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  • 1922 Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops
  • 1924 Bene Berak, Palestine, founded
  • 1924 Gaston Doumergue elected as the 1st protestant French President

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1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC

  • 1930 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
  • 1932 Great Britain and France sign peace treaty
  • 1933 1st sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady, NY)
  • 1933 Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized

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1933 German Secret State Police (Gestapo - Geheime Staats Polizei) established by Hermann Goering

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1935 Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs v Somerset
  • 1936 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
  • 1938 Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland
  • 1940 Paris evacuates before German advance
  • 1942 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km
  • 1942 Germany lands 4 saboteurs on Long Island

  • 1942 US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) formed
  • 1942 The United States opens its Office of War Information, with Elmer Davis as head
  • 1944 German counter attack on Villers-Bocage, Normandy
  • 1944 Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) flying bomb (doodle-bugs) attacks
  • 1945 Orokoe peninsula Okinawa captured, with 6,000 dead
  • 1946 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
  • 1946 King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
  • 1950 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
  • 1951 UN arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
  • 1952 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • 1953 Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 & 7-44) v Australia
  • 1954 Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine laid in Bronx
  • 1956 The last British troops leave the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt
  • 1956 Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrats 50/KVP 49
  • 1957 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California
  • 1960 Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
  • 1962 Norway named ombudsman
  • 1965 19th Tony Awards: "Subject Was Roses" & "Fiddler on the Roof" win
  • 1965 Vietnam War: Battle of Dong Xoai ends in a Viet Cong victory

  • 1966 US Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspects must be informed of rights

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1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st African American Supreme Court justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1971 "The New York Times" begins publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
  • 1971 In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry, causing a riot
  • 1972 The Irish Republican Army invites British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Willie Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"
  • 1974 Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
  • 1974 IMF establishes its "oil facility", a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices
  • 1976 Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)

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1977 Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured

Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray
  • 1978 Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • 1979 Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills, South Dakota
  • 1980 Deborah Harry and Meat Loaf film "Roadie" premieres
  • 1980 Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation

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1980 UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany

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1981 Teenager fires 6 blank rounds at Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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1981 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 1982 Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia after King Khalid dies at 69
  • 1983 NASA's Pioneer 10 becomes the 1st man-made object to leave the solar system

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1986 US President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1988 Fed jury finds Liggett liable in death of NJ woman of lung cancer
  • 1988 US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
  • 1989 Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game (most by a Canadian)
  • 1990 Boeing 767 sets non-stop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya

Birthdays in History

  • 40 Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general and Governor of Britain, conquered Wales and Northern England, born in Gallia Narbonensis (Roman province in Southern France) (d. 93)
  • 823 Charles II the Bald, King of France (843-77) and Holy Roman mperor (875-77), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 877)
  • 839 Charles the Fat, Carolingian emperor (King of West Francia and Acquitaine, 884-887), born in East Francia (d. 888)
  • 1539 Jost Amman, Swiss cartoonist, graphic artist and illustrator, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1591)
  • 1649 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, born in Neuville, Picardy, France (d. 1706)

Person of interestMartha Washington

1731 Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), born in Kent County, Virginia (d. 1802) [OS June 2]

1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington
  • 1752 Fanny Burney, English novelist (Camille, Evelina), born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England (d. 1840)
  • 1763 José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian statesman, born in Santos, São Paulo (d. 1838)
  • 1773 Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), born in Milverton, Somerset, England (d. 1829)
  • 1786 Winfield Scott, American army general (Union) and presidential candidate, born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1866)
  • 1790 José Antonio Páez, President of Venezuela (1830-35), born in Curpa, Portuguesa, Venezuela (d. 1873)
  • 1792 William Austin Burt, American scientist, surveyor and inventor who patented America's first typographer (typewriter) and the equatorial sextant, born in Petersham, Massachusetts (d. 1858)
  • 1795 Thomas Arnold, English educator and historian (History of Rome), born in West Cowes, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1842)
  • 1806 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet (Herbert and Clara) and church historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1880)
  • 1809 George Philip St Cooke, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Leesburg, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • 1820 Henry the Navigator, prince of the Netherlands, third son of King William II of the Netherlands, born in Soestdijk Palace, Netherlands (d. 1879)
  • 1821 Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, Prime Minister of France (1873-74, 1977), born in Paris (d. 1901)
  • 1821 Gustavus Fox, U.S. Navy officer (Mexican–American War), born in Saugus, Massachusetts (d. 1883)
  • 1822 Carl Schmidt, Baltic German chemist, born in Mitau, Russian Empire (d. 1884)
  • 1823 Gustave Paul Cluseret, French Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Suresnes, France (d. 1900)
  • 1825 Benjamin J. Hill, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in McMinnville, Tennessee (d. 1880)
  • 1827 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1882)

Person of interestJames Clerk Maxwell

1831 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (electromagnetic theory, speed of light), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1879)

  • 1854 Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine), born in London (d. 1931)
  • 1863 Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer, born in London (d. 1935)
  • 1864 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and politician who first coined the term "geopolitics", born in Torsö, Sweden (d. 1922)
  • 1864 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator (first President of Western Michigan University), born in Arcade, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1865 W. B. Yeats, Irish poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923), born in Sandymount, Ireland (d. 1939)
  • 1866 Lambertus Zijl, Dutch sculptor (Trade scholarship), born in Kralingen, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • 1870 Jules Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919), born in Soignies, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • 1874 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentine poet (Las montañas del oro), born in Villa Maria del Rio Seco, Argentina (d. 1938)
  • 1875 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson, US politician, 1st US elected woman governor, Governor of Texas (1925-27, 1933-35), born in Bell County, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1876 William Sealy Gosset, English statistician (Student's t-distribution), born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1937)
  • 1879 Johannes Geelkerken, Dutch theologian and vicar, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1960)
  • 1884 Anton Drexler, German politician and founder of the German Worker's Party, born in Munich (d. 1942)
  • 1884 Gerald Gardner, British occultist and Wiccan (founding the tradition of Gardnerian Wicca), born in Blundellsands, Lancashire, England (d. 1964)
  • 1884 Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian, born in Paris (d. 1978)
  • 1887 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • 1888 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1935)
  • 1893 Dorothy L. Sayers, English novelist (The Nine Tailors), born in Oxford, England (d. 1957)
  • 1894 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter, born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1986)
  • 1894 Mark van Doren, American poet and author (Happy Critic, Transients), born in Hope, Vermilion County, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1894 Leo Kanner, Austrian-American psychiatrist and social activist known for his work related to autism, born in Klekotów, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), born in Antwerp (d. 1944)
  • 1901 Tage Erlander, Swedish politician (25th Prime Minister of Sweden 1946-69), born in Ransäter, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1985)
  • 1905 Chen Yun, Chinese political leader during and after the Chinese Civil War, considered one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party of China, born in Qingpu, Shanghai, China (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Bruno de Finetti, Italian probabilist statistician and actuary, born in Innsbruck, Austria-Hungary (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Mary Whitehouse, English social activist who opposed social liberalism and the mainstream British media, born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Spanish writer associated with the Generation of '36 movement, born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Albert Cleage, African-American theologian and religious leader, born in Indianapolis (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (Regards et jeux dans l'espace), born in Sainte-Catherine de Fossanbault, Canada (d. 1943)
  • 1913 Etienne Leroux, Afrikaans author (Een vir Azazel), born in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Helmut Lent, German night-fighter ace in World War II, born in Pyrehne, Landsberg (d. 1944)
  • 1925 Hans Fellner, bookseller, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Geoffrey Finsberg, British politician (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, born in Zurich (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel and Cold War spy for NATO, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Lachlan Macleay, USAF colonel and astronaut, born in Saint Louis, Missouri
  • 1931 Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist and Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 Tom King, British politician and minister (C), born in Rugby
  • 1935 Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • 1935 Christo [Javacheff], Bulgarian artist and wrapper (Running Fence), born in Gabrovo, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Jeanne-Claude, French artist (Running Fence), born in Casablanca, French Morocco
  • 1935 Samak Sundaravej, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Eleanor Holmes Norton, American lawyer and politician (Rep-D-DC), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1939 Siegfried Fischbacher, German American entertainer and magician (Siegfried and Roy), born in Rosenheim, Germany (d. 2021) [1] [2]

Person of interestBan Ki-moon

1944 Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-16), born in Injō, Japanese Korea

8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon
  • 1945 Ronald J Grabe, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, 30, 42, 57), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Whitley Strieber, American author (The Wolfen, The Hunger), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1947 Danie Schutte, South African underminister of Justice, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1947 Jerrold Nadler, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Peter Holm, Swedish ex-husband and manager of Joan Collins
  • 1952 Tony Bruno, American sports talk radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician (Deputy Prime Minister of Poland), born in Stowięcino, Poland (d. 2011)
  • 1954 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist (Minister of Finance 2011-15), born in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State
  • 1957 Roy Cooper, American politician, Governor of North Carolina (2017-), born in Nashville, North Carolina
  • 1959 Steve Georganas, Australian politician (MP for Adelaide), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1961 Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), born in Epping, Essex, England (d. 2014)
  • 1965 Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, younger daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía, born in Our Lady of Loreto Clinic, Madrid, Spain
  • 1966 Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician (Proof of the Poincaré conjecture), born in Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1971 Broderick nonuplets, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1975 Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • 1981 David Madden, 4th-ranked Jeopardy! champion of all-time
  • 1992 Tyler Davison, was world's smallest baby at 6 inches, 11 ounces

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1525 Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

Theologian and Founder of Protestantism Martin Luther
Theologian and Founder of Protestantism
Martin Luther

LoveWedding of Interest

1625 English king Charles I marries French princess Henrietta Maria at Canterbury cathedral in Canterbury, England

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

LoveWedding of Interest

1850 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

LoveWedding of Interest

1859 Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (37) weds Mary Cleveland

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted

LoveWedding of Interest

1898 US diplomat Owen D. Young weds Josephine Sheldon Edmonds in Southbridge, Massachusetts

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young

Deaths in History

  • 1036 Ali az-Zahir, 7th Caliph of the Fātimids (1021-36), dies at 30
  • 1142 Godfried II, duke of Brabant/Neth-Lotharingen, dies
  • 1231 Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint, dies at 35
  • 1256 Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
  • 1371 Jan V of Virneburg, bishop of Utrecht (Pledge Vollenhove), dies
  • 1550 Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, dies at 64
  • 1612 Charles III de Croÿ, Prince of Chimay and Duke of Aarschot, dies at 51
  • 1636 George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
  • 1645 Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman
  • 1665 Auke Stellingwerf, lt-admiral of Friesland, dies in battle at about 29
  • 1665 Egbert Meussen Kortenaer, vice-admiral, dies in battle at about 29
  • 1665 Jacob van Wassenaer [Foggy Obdam], lt-admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 1749 Jan F van Bloemen [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • 1784 Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
  • 1810 Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), dies at 47
  • 1817 Richard Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish inventor and educationalist, dies at 73
  • 1821 Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance, dies at 55
  • 1825 Johann Peter Melchior, German sculptor, dies at 82
  • 1865 Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brigadier general, dies at about 29
  • 1881 Joseph Škoda, Bohemian physician, dies at 75
  • 1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein, patron of Wagner, found dead in Lake Starnberg, near Munich at 11:30 PM at 40
  • 1898 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French-Canadian lawyer and politician, dies at 57
  • 1899 [Robert] Lawson Tait, Scottish-born pioneering surgeon performed first salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy, dies at 54
  • 1904 Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
  • 1905 Theodoros Delyannis, premier Greece, murdered
  • 1905 Tippo-Tip [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
  • 1913 Jonathan Hutchinson, English surgeon and scientist, dies at 84
  • 1920 Essad Pasja, Albanian military man/minister, murdered at the Versailles Peace Conference
  • 1927 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • 1931 Shibasaburo Kitasato, Japanese physician (b. 1851)
  • 1939 Volter Kilpi, Finnish writer (Suljetuilla Porteilla), dies at 64
  • 1943 Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • 1946 Edward Bowes, American radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
  • 1951 Ben Chifley, Australian politician and the 16th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1945-49), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • 1952 Max Pulver, writer, dies
  • 1958 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (Built in Jerusalem’s Wall: A Book in praise of Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • 1965 Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli dialogue philosopher and theologist (Ich und Du), dies at 87
  • 1965 David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1972 Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
  • 1972 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German princess by her marriage to the diplomat Prince Friedrich Franz von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and spy, dies at 80
  • 1976 Don Bolles, American journalist (against Arizona), dies
  • 1977 Tom C Clark, former Supreme Court Justice (1949-67), dies in NY at 77
  • 1982 Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
  • 1993 Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69
  • 1994 Anne Aitken, student of Zen, dies at 83
  • 1994 James Pollack, US room designer, dies at 55
  • 1996 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60
  • 2002 John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)
  • 2003 Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Robin Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford, English peer (Woburn Abbey, Country House TV series) dies at 63
  • 2004 Dick Durrance, American skier, dies at 89
  • 2005 Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, dies at 91
  • 2006 Charles Haughey, Irish Taoiseach (1979-81, 82, 87-92), dies at 80
  • 2007 Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)
  • 2008 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (Social Democratic Party of Austria), dies at 82
  • 2009 Fathi Yakan, Lebanese leader and Muslim cleric (b. 1933)
  • 2012 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95
  • 2017 A. R. Gurney, American playwright (The Dining Room), dies at 86
  • 2021 Ziona Chana, Indian head of a Christian sect and 'world's largest family' (38 wives, 89 children), dies at 76 [1]