On This Day in History for November 11

Events in History

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

308 The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.

Roman Emperor Maxentius
Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 887 Parliament in Tribur: King Charles III resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1158 Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1208 Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king
  • 1215 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • 1417 Oddo Colonna elected as Pope Martinus V

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

1493 Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1500 Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide the Kingdom of Naples

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

1503 Pope Julius II elected

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1572 Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege of Haarlem
  • 1606 Turkey & Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
  • 1634 Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery".
  • 1640 Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, impeached by the House of Lords on the evidence of John Pym, and imprisoned in the Tower of London; he was later executed.
  • 1647 Massachusetts passes first compulsory school attendance law in the American colonies
  • 1648 Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
  • 1671 Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine
  • 1673 Second Battle of Khotyn in the Ukraine, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski. defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1675 German mathetician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • 1688 Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
  • 1714 A highway in Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
  • 1750 The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first college fraternity.
  • 1752 Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1775 Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant
  • 1778 Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
  • 1790 Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China

BattleBattle of Interest

1805 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1807 Washington Irving's Salmagundi periodical published - first to associate the name "Gotham" with New York City

  • 1811 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
  • 1813 Dresden surrenders to allied armies
  • 1836 Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
  • 1839 The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
  • 1851 Alvan Clark patents telescope
  • 1864 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
  • 1864 Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
  • 1865 Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
  • 1865 Thomas Robertson's "Society" premieres in London
  • 1865 Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • 1868 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
  • 1880 Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol
  • 1887 Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies (b. 1855), Albert Parsons (b. 1848), Adolph Fischer (b. 1858) and George Engel (b. 1836) are executed.
  • 1887 Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal starts at Eastham.
  • 1889 Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA
  • 1890 D McCree patents portable fire escape
  • 1895 Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
  • 1896 Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
  • 1896 Samuel Pierpont Langley's Number 6 'heavier-than-air' aircraft model flies over 1,500 m (5,000 ft).
  • 1899 Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London
  • 1901 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
  • 1905 High Commissioner Prince George declares amnesty for all leaders of the insurrection that has been disturbing Crete during the recent months - but which never gained mass supprt
  • 1906 Ethel Smyth's "Standrecht" premieres in Leipzig

  • 1909 Construction of US navy base begins at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 1909 J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding" premieres in London
  • 1911 Many cities in the U.S. Midwest broke their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
  • 1911 Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control
  • 1918 Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
  • 1918 Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates
  • 1918 Poland declares independence

Victory in BattleEnd of World War I

1918 Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect and World War I hostilities end at 11am, "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month"
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  • 1919 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
  • 1920 Great Britain's monument to her war dead, the Cenotaph in Whitehall, designed by Edwin Lutyens, unveiled
  • 1920 The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, and at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921 US President Warren G. Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1922 Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
  • 1923 Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph
  • 1924 Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC
  • 1924 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (San Francisco)
  • 1925 Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD
  • 1925 Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement

InventionScientific Discovery

1925 Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

  • 1926 U.S. Route 66 is established.
  • 1928 France's 5th government of Poincaré forms
  • 1928 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1928 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
  • 1928 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • 1928 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions

InventionHistoric Invention

1930 Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1933 "Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in Great Plains
  • 1934 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
  • 1935 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
  • 1937 Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
  • 1937 Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson
  • 1938 German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
  • 1938 Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David
  • 1940 Thousands of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
  • 1940 Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
  • 1940 British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto
  • 1940 Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")
  • 1941 Czech premier General Eliasj arrested by Nazis
  • 1942 -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
  • 1942 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
  • 1942 During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
  • 1942 Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
  • 1942 Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
  • 1942 Transport #45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
  • 1943 US air raid on Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
  • 1957 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde, San Francisco
  • 1958 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • 1959 1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs
  • 1959 Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished

Birthdays in History

  • 995 Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1041)

Person of interestHenry IV

1050 Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1084–1105), born in Goslar, Kaiserpfalz (d. 1106)

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1154 Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212)
  • 1155 Alfonso VIII, the Noble One, king of Castilia
  • 1220 Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (d. 1271)
  • 1493 Bernardo Tasso, Italian poet (d. 1569)

Person of interestParacelsus

1493 Paracelsus, Swiss physician and alchemist (Zinc, Laudanum), born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland (d. 1541)

Physician and Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician and Alchemist
  • 1523 Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician
  • 1569 Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and alchemist (d. 1611)
  • 1579 Frans Snyders, Flemish animal painter
  • 1599 Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian/Spanish marshal
  • 1633 George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax/author (Character of a Trimmer)
  • 1636 Yen Jo-chu, Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty
  • 1657 Guido Starhemberg, Austria earl/fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
  • 1668 Johann Albert Fabricius, German scholar and bibliographer (d. 1736)
  • 1679 Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scientist
  • 1724 Willem A Alting, governor-general of Neth-Indies (1780-97)
  • 1736 Johann H Schepp, German/Neth engraver
  • 1743 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (d. 1828)
  • 1748 Carlos IV (English: Charles], King of Spain (1788-1808), born in Portici, Italy (d. 1819)
  • 1748 King Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819) Reigned 1788-1808
  • 1771 Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)
  • 1791 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1855)
  • 1792 Mary Anne Evans, English wife of Benjamin Disraeli (d. 1872)
  • 1811 Ben McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)

Person of interestFyodor Dostoyevsky

1821 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man) who helped shape literary modernism and existentialism, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1881)

  • 1836 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American author/editor (Story of a Bad Boy)
  • 1852 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1925)
  • 1858 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (d. 1884)
  • 1863 Paul Signac, French painter (d. 1935)
  • 1864 Alfred Hermann Fried, German pacifist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1864 George Washington Crile, Chili Ohio, American Surgeon who conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock
  • 1868 Edouard Vuillard, French painter and graphic artist
  • 1869 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
  • 1869 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1901)
  • 1870 Nils Kjaer, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn)
  • 1872 David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1947)
  • 1875 Vesto Slipher, Mulberry Indiana, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • 1882 King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (d. 1973)

Person of interestGeorge S. Patton

1885 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1945)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1888 Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India
  • 1893 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian author
  • 1895 Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor
  • 1897 Gordon W Allport, American psychologist (personalities)
  • 1898 Father Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, German Jesuit priest/Zen teacher
  • 1898 Rene Clair, director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow)
  • 1900 Hugh Scott, (Sen-R-Penn), minority whip
  • 1901 Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
  • 1901 F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1903 Charles Bruce Perry, professor of medicine
  • 1903 Thomas Edward Allibone, Sheffield South Yorkshire, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration)
  • 1904 Alger Hiss, State Department official hid papers in a pumpkin
  • 1904 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (d. 1960)
  • 1905 Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer

Person of interestJoseph Gilbert Hamilton

1907 Joseph G. Hamilton, American physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, born in Waverley, Massachusetts (d. 1957)

  • 1910 Yisrael Eldad, British extremist politician

Person of interestRaemer Schreiber

1910 Raemer Schreiber, American physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 1998)

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1912 Cissie Elizabeth Charlton, football matriarch
  • 1912 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Daisy Bates, publisher/head (Arkansas NAACP)
  • 1914 Perry Bass, Texas billionaire
  • 1914 Henry Wade, American lawyer (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor
  • 1915 William Proxmire, (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88) (Golden Fleece Awards)
  • 1916 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman
  • 1917 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, American sci-fi author (Earth War)
  • 1919 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)
  • 1921 Terrell Bell, American politician (d. 1996)

Person of interestKurt Vonnegut Jr

1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)

  • 1924 Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (CDA)
  • 1927 Lord Wolfson, English multi-millionaire
  • 1928 Edward Zorinsky, (Sen-D-NB, 1976-88)
  • 1928 Carlos Fuentes, author (The Death of Artemio Cruz), born in Panama City, Panama (d. 2012)
  • 1929 H M Enzensberger, writer
  • 1930 Kenneth Fleetwood, fashion designer
  • 1930 Hugh Everett, American physicist (d. 1982)
  • 1931 Fortney H [Pete] Stark, (Rep-D-CA, 1973- )
  • 1937 Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • 1945 Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan politician (President of Nicaragua, 1985-90, 2007-present), born in La Libertad, Nicaragua
  • 1946 Corrine Brown, American politician convicted on corruption charges (Rep-D-Florida 1993-2017), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1946 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1947 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian
  • 1947 Pat "Dirty" Daugherty, rocker (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1950 Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet
  • 1951 Kim Peek, American megasavant
  • 1953 Kostas Skandalidis, Greek politician
  • 1954 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • 1955 Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
  • 1959 Lee Haney, American bodybuilder
  • 1965 Brian Wilson, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Lee Parkin Starsky, daughter of Ringo
  • 1970 Lee Battersby, Australian author
  • 1981 Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • 1982 Brittny Gastineau, American socialite
  • 1987 Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS and Tegomass)

Weddings in History

  • 1100 Anglo Norman King Henry I marries Princess Matilda of Scotland at Westminster Abbey

HeartWedding of Interest

1838 Emma Wedgwood accepts English naturalist Charles Darwin's marriage proposal

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

HeartWedding of Interest

1858 20th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • 1860 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina

HeartWedding of Interest

1980 Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer

Deaths in History

  • 307 Flavius Valerius Severus, compassionate emperor of Rome (306-07), dies
  • 397 Martinus, (St Maarten), Roman bishop of Tours, dies at about 81
  • 405 Arsacius, intruding archbishop of Constantinople
  • 511 Clovis, king of Salische France, founder of Merovingische, dies at 45
  • 683 Yazid I [Yazīd ibn Mu‘āwiya Lanatullah], second Umayyad caliph (680–683), dies at 36
  • 826 Theodore the Studite, Byzantine theologist/poet/saint, dies
  • 865 Petronas the Patrician, Byzantine General
  • 1150 Hartbert, bishop of Utrecht (1140-50), dies
  • 1331 Stefanus VIII Uros III Decanski, king of Serbia (1322-31), dies
  • 1528 Lucas van Prague, Czech leader of Bohemian Brothers, dies at about 68
  • 1623 Philippe de Mornay, French writer (b. 1549)
  • 1638 Cornelis Cornelisz, "of Haarlem", painter, dies at about 76
  • 1675 Thomas Willis, English Physician (epidemiology, anatomy of the brain and nervous system), dies at 54
  • 1675 Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, ninth Nanak, 9th of 10 Guru of the Sikhs, executed under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb at 54
  • 1724 Joseph Blake, alias "Blueskin", a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)
  • 1755 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent, dies at 91
  • 1772 John Mauritius Quinkhard, portrait painter, dies at 84
  • 1810 Johann/John Zoffany, German painter (Tribuna degl' Uffizi), dies at 77
  • 1812 Platon Levshin, Metropoitan of Moscow (b. 1737)

Person of interestNat Turner

1831 Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

Rebel Slave Nat Turner
Rebel Slave
Nat Turner
  • 1855 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, dies at 42
  • 1861 Pedro V van Alcantara, King of Portugal (1853-61), dies at 24
  • 1862 James Madison Porter, American politician (b. 1793)
  • 1871 William Lonsdale, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral), dies at 77
  • 1880 Lucretia Mott, American Quaker, abolitionist and women's right activist (1st Woman's Rights Convention), dies at 87

Person of interestNed Kelly

1880 Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw and bushranger, executed at 25

Leader of the Kelly gang Ned Kelly
Leader of the Kelly gang
Ned Kelly
  • 1884 Alfred Brehm German zoologist (b. 1827)
  • 1886 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body made possible space and ocean exploration, dies of dysentery at 53
  • 1912 Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered
  • 1917 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), dies from a stroke at 79
  • 1918 Victor Adler, Austrian neurologist/foreign minister, dies
  • 1918 George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to be killed in WW I (b. 1892)
  • 1927 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • 1931 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840)

Person of interestTyphoid Mary

1938 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69

  • 1939 Jan Opletal, Czech student, victim of Nazi violence in Prague
  • 1942 Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
  • 1947 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (That Drawer Jahwes), dies at 64
  • 1955 John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18), dies at 87
  • 1962 René Coty, President of France , dies at 80
  • 1964 H[enry] Beam Piper, American sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60
  • 1971 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, dies at 86
  • 1971 A. P. Herbert, English journalist and writer (Punch, Helen), dies at 81
  • 1973 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 78
  • 1975 Marty May, (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79

Person of interestAlexander Calder

1976 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles), dies at 78

  • 1977 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist, dies at 27
  • 1984 Martin Luther King Sr, US vicar/father of MLK Jr, dies at 84
  • 1987 Lowell T. Coggeshall, American medical scientist and US Secretary of HEW (1956-58), dies at 86
  • 1987 Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30
  • 1992 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • 1992 Giulio C Argan, Italian art critic/mayor of Rome, dies
  • 1992 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral, dies at 80
  • 1993 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff during Watergate, dies at 67
  • 1994 Frances Tustin, child Psychologist, dies at 81
  • 1994 Pedro Zamora, aIDS Activist, dies at 22
  • 1994 John A. Volpe, 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts, 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1908)
  • 1995 Charles Scribner Jr, publisher, dies at 74
  • 1995 Cornelie Coposu, politician, dies at 79
  • 1995 René Wellek, Czech-American writer (Concepts of Criticism), dies at 92
  • 1996 Helen Rosenthal, Teacher/health administrator, dies at 47
  • 1999 Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)

Person of interestYasser Arafat

2004 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Paris at 75

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 2005 Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer (b. 1939)
  • 2005 Peter Drucker, American management theorist (b. 1909)
  • 2006 Harry Lehotsky, pastor and activist (b. 1957)
  • 2009 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • 2012 Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland Islands (1982-1985), dies at 86
  • 2013 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, dies at 78