On This Day

On This Day in History for November 14

Events in History

  • 1380 King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

1524 Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1550 Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente

Counter-Reformation Pope Julius III
Counter-Reformation Pope
Julius III

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1666 Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)

Diarist Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
  • 1675 Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine
  • 1680 Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch's Comet/Newton's Comet)
  • 1698 Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir
  • 1732 First professional librarian in north America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
  • 1755 Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department'
  • 1775 -15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces
  • 1792 Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
  • 1832 First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Streets

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1834 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1851 "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville first published by Harper and Brothers in the US

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

InventionHistoric Invention

1856 American Gail Borden is issued a patent for technology related to his invention of condensed milk

Inventor of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1863 Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1863 Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi


1881 Charles J. Guiteau put on trial for the assassination of US President Garfield

  • 1881 Leon Gambetta forms French government

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1883 "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson is first published as a book by Cassell & Co.

  • 1885 Serbia invades Bulgaria, beginning the two-week Serbo-Bulgarian War; the Serbs are later defeated decisively [O.S. November 2]
  • 1888 USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1889 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) begins her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in under 80 days. She succeeds, finishing the trip in 72 days, 6 hours

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly
Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1893 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Hanneles Himmelfahrt" premieres in Berlin

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
  • 1896 The Emancipation Run: 33 motorists parade from London to Brighton to celebrate England's Locomotives on Highways Act 1896, which increased automobile speed limit to 14 mph
  • 1905 David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1906 US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1907 The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908 Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1908 Liberal candidate Jose Miguel Gomez wins national elections for president in Cuba
  • 1910 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1914 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1915 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 1919 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
  • 1920 American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards
  • 1920 The Russian Bolshevik army occupies Sebastopol, ending anti-communist attempts to regain the government of Russia
  • 1921 The Communist Party of Spain is founded
  • 1922 German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth's term ends
  • 1923 Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna.
  • 1927 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, explodes; 28 die
  • 1931 Ottawa Mint Act is proclaimed in Britain

Philippine <b>Revolution</b>Philippine Revolution

1935 FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1935 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship
  • 1938 Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die
  • 1939 Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela
  • 1940 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
  • 1941 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before
  • 1941 Governr-General Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refuge
  • 1942 -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal
  • 1942 Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
  • 1943 J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN
  • 1945 H Lindsay and R Crouse's "State of the Union" premieres in NYC
  • 1945 Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government
  • 1946 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • 1952 Greek General Alexander Papagos wins elections
  • 1954 Egyptian President Naguib resigns, state of emergency declared
  • 1956 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion
  • 1957 Henry Aaron wins NL MVP
  • 1957 The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested
  • 1959 Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)
  • 1960 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)
  • 1960 Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo
  • 1960 Riot due to school integration in New Orleans
  • 1965 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished
  • 1965 US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
  • 1967 The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman"
  • 1968 "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
  • 1968 First European lung transplant
  • 1968 Yale University announces it is going co-educational
  • 1969 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
  • 1969 Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
  • 1970 Marshall U football team wiped out in DC-9 air crash at Kenova, West Virginia, killing 75
  • 1971 Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • 1972 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
  • 1975 Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing

War Criminal Pieter Menten
War Criminal
Pieter Menten

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1980 Guinee-Bissau Premier Vieira fires President Luis Cabral
  • 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1981 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
  • 1981 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired and working again
  • 1981 Pakistan all out 62 v Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18
  • 1981 Paul 'Bear' Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Wałęsa freed

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 1983 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England
  • 1984 Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit
  • 1984 NASA launches NATO-3D
  • 1984 Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • 1985 Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed
  • 1986 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Philadelphia
  • 1986 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
  • 1987 Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett
  • 1990 Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1990 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1990 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1990 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die
  • 1991 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk

Birthdays in History

  • 1511 Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia)
  • 1567 Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (d. 1625)
  • 1601 Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)

Person of interestWilliam III

1650 William III, William of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, born in The Hague, Dutch Republic (d. 1702)

King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • 1740 Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven's father and first teacher (d. 1792)
  • 1746 Giulio Gabrielli the Younger, Italian Cardinal

Person of interestRobert Fulton

1765 Robert Fulton, American inventor and engineer (first commercial steamboat), born in Little Britain, Pennsylvania (d. 1815)

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton

Person of interestMarie Francois Xavier Bichat

1771 Marie François Xavier bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), born in Paris (d. 1802)

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • 1776 Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis
  • 1779 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)

Person of interestCharles Lyell

1797 Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist (Principles of Geology), born in Kinnordy, Angus, Scotland (d. 1875)

Geologist Charles Lyell
Charles Lyell
  • 1802 August F Pott, German philologist (Etymology Forschungen)
  • 1803 Jacob Abbott, American writer (d. 1879)
  • 1812 Maria Christina of Savoy, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1836)
  • 1814 Michael Kelly Lawler, Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1882)
  • 1822 William Harrow, American lawyer and a controversial Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Winchester, Kentucky (d. 1872)
  • 1823 Robert J Fruin, historian (80 year war)
  • 1827 Isaac Wistar, American lawyer, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1905)
  • 1828 James Birdseye MacPherson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Clyde, Ohio (d. 1864)
  • 1838 August Senoa, Croatian author (Zlatarevo zlato)

Person of interestClaude Monet

1840 Claude Monet [Oscar-Claude], French impressionist painter (Water Lilies, Haystacks, Poplars), born in Paris, France (d. 1926)

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • 1842 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d. 1959)
  • 1845 Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (Fondamenti per la teorica delle funzioni di variabili reali), born in Pisa, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (d. 1918)
  • 1859 Alexander Samsonov, Russian general (Battle of Tennenberg), born in Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1914)
  • 1861 Frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U)

Person of interestLeo Baekeland

1863 Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and inventor (bakelite plastics), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1944)

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Leo Baekeland
  • 1875 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer: Conrad Pilater
  • 1875 Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (d. 1899)
  • 1877 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)
  • 1878 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Julie Manet, French painter, daughter of Berthe Morisot (d. 1966)
  • 1883 Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek premier (1945, 50, 51-52)
  • 1885 Sonia Delaunay, Russian-born French artist (Orphism), born in Hradyzk, Russian Empire (d. 1979)

Person of interestJawaharlal Nehru

1889 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1964)

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru

Person of interestFrederick Banting

1891 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Alliston, Ontario (d. 1941)

  • 1893 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)
  • 1893 Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)
  • 1893 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
  • 1894 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist
  • 1895 Walter Freeman, American physician (d. 1972)
  • 1896 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (1953-61), born in Boone, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • 1897 John Steuart Curry, American painter/lithographer (Baptism in Kansas)
  • 1900 Clara Fasano, sculptor
  • 1904 Marya Mannes, American author (The Reporter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905 L H Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reformed of Netherlands)
  • 1905 Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian author
  • 1906 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • 1907 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)
  • 1907 Howard William Hunter, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit
  • 1908 Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)

Person of interestJoseph McCarthy

1909 Joseph McCarthy, American Senator (Rep - Wisconsin) who claimed communists infiltrated the US government, born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin (d. 1957)

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • 1910 Eric Lawson Malpass, writer
  • 1910 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Barbara Hutton, American heiress (Woolworth)
  • 1914 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist
  • 1914 Florentine Rost van Tonningen-Heubel, Dutch black widow/Nazi
  • 1915 Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist
  • 1916 Sherwood Schwartz, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1920 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestBoutros Boutros-Ghali

1922 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992- 96), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2016)

UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali
UN Secretary-General
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  • 1924 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist
  • 1924 Kenneth J Gray, (Rep-D-IL, 1955-75, 85- )
  • 1927 Sir Lawrence "Lawrie" Barratt, British businessman and housing developer (Barratt Developments), born in England (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Horst Janssen, German graphic artist and printmaker, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Edward H White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1930 Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Curacao
  • 1930 Dame Elisabeth Frink, Thurlow, Suffolk, English sculptor and printmaker
  • 1930 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, born in Oléron, France (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Claudia Jane Archibald, parapsychologist
  • 1933 Fred W Haise Jr, American USAF officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut (Apollo 13; STS-T-1, -T-3, -T-5), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1935 Hussein ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952-99), born in Amman, Jordan (d. 1999)
  • 1935 Gennadi Aleksandrovich Dolgopolov, cosmonaut
  • 1935 Hussein ibn Talal I, king of Jordan (1953- )
  • 1935 Jakusho Kwong, head of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1941 Hermanus J Kriel, South African minister of Planning (1989- )
  • 1943 Peter Norton, American software engineer
  • 1944 Aditya Biria, industrialist
  • 1945 Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady (d. 2005)

Person of interestP. J. O'Rourke

1947 P. J. O'Rourke, American journalist and satirist (Parliament of Whores, Easy Money), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist and Satirist P. J. O'Rourke
Journalist and Satirist
P. J. O'Rourke

Person of interestPrince Charles

1948 Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George], Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, born in London

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 1948 Jacob Kohnstamm, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (D66, 1994-)
  • 1949 Terry Lee Johnson, Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1953 Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France

Person of interestCondoleezza Rice

1954 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • 1956 Kenneth D Bowersox, Portsmouth Va, USN/astro (STS 50, 61, 73, 82)
  • 1957 Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer

Person of interestBryan Stevenson

1959 Bryan Stevenson, American social justice activist and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, born in Milton, Delaware

Lawyer and Social Justice Activist Bryan Stevenson
Lawyer and Social Justice Activist
Bryan Stevenson
  • 1962 Stefano Gabbana, Italian fashion designer (Dolce & Gabbano), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1964 Bill Hemmer, American television news reporter
  • 1972 Martin Pike, Australian rules footballer
  • 1974 Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1532 King Henry VIII of England secretly marries Anne Boleyn (officially married January 25, 1533)

Queen Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1677 Prince William of Orange (27) marries English princess Mary Stuart (15)

LoveWedding of Interest

1855 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart (22) weds Flora Cooke in Fort Riley, Kansas

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • 1973 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey

Deaths in History

  • 784 Alberik I, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 976 T'ai tsu, emperor of China/founder of Sung-dynasty, dies
  • 1226 Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (executed) (b. 1193)

Person of interestAlexander Nevsky

1263 Alexander Nevsky [Aleksandr], Grand Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir dies at 43

Key Figure of Medieval Rus Alexander Nevsky
Key Figure of Medieval Rus
Alexander Nevsky
  • 1359 Gregorius Palamas, Byzantine mystic/archbishop/saint, dies
  • 1391 Nikola Tavelić, First Croatian saint (b. 1340)
  • 1522 Anne of France, daughter of French King Louis XI, Princess and French Regent (for her brother King Charles VIII during his minority). Born 1461
  • 1556 Giovanni Della Casa, Italian poet (Galateo), dies at 53
  • 1589 Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German mathematician and geographer, dies at 58
  • 1625 Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1633 William Ames, English philosopher (b. 1576)
  • 1673 Michael Wisniowieki, King of Poland, dies
  • 1687 Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn, English mistress of King Charles II of England, dies from apoplexy at 37
  • 1691 Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)

Person of interestGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

1716 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician (differential and integral calculus), dies at 70

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • 1734 Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French mistress of British king Charles II, dies at 85
  • 1746 Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
  • 1780 Jacobus Houbraken, engraver/illustrator, dies at 81
  • 1794 Pieter Nieuwland, Dutch scientist and mathematician (known as "Dutch Isaac Newton"), dies at 30
  • 1797 Ivan Shuvalov, 1st Russian Minister of Education and founder of the Moscow University, dies at 70
  • 1804 Aagje Deken, Dutch literary (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 62
  • 1817 Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary (b. 1795)
  • 1825 Jean Paul, writer, dies at 62
  • 1829 Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1831 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), dies at 61
  • 1832 Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, dies at 95
  • 1832 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • 1841 Thomas Bruce, 7th earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat, dies at 75
  • 1842 Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar and secession leader, dies at 41
  • 1844 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, dies at 41
  • 1844 John Abercrombie, Scottish physician, dies at 64
  • 1866 Miguel I, King of Portugal (1828-34), dies at 64
  • 1902 Paulus T van der Maesen the Sombreff, foreign minister, dies
  • 1906 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer and dramatist (2 Tudors), dies at 83
  • 1907 Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • 1908 Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies
  • 1914 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, governor of Natal, dies at 82
  • 1914 Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)

Person of interestBooker T. Washington

1915 Booker T. Washington, educator/organizier, dies at 59 in Tuskegee Ala

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • 1916 Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • 1916 Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • 1917 William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20
  • 1922 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and politician who first coined the term "geopolitics", dies at 58
  • 1935 J Wouter[us] van Dieren, biologist (Terschelling), dies
  • 1946 Herman de Man [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • 1947 Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)
  • 1949 Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat, dies at 72
  • 1955 Robert E Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59
  • 1957 Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, South African painter, dies at 71
  • 1962 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), dies at 80
  • 1964 Heinrich von Brentano, German politician (Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs), dies at 60
  • 1965 Dawn Powell, American writer (Turn, Magic Wheel), dies at 68
  • 1972 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), dies at 71
  • 1975 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88
  • 1977 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian guru, founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, dies at 81
  • 1984 Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (b. 1916)

Person of interestPieter Menten

1987 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal, dies at 88

War Criminal Pieter Menten
War Criminal
Pieter Menten
  • 1990 K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • 1990 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
  • 1990 Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21
  • 1991 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • 1992 Robert Reese, American actor, dies of natural causes at 66
  • 1993 Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party (1922), dies
  • 1994 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, director of queen (North Holland), dies at 83
  • 1994 John F Hampe, pathologist (Fabric & Stoflongen), dies at 83
  • 1994 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist, dies at 60
  • 1995 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • 1995 John Lee Admiral-Barber, dies at 90
  • 1996 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, Lloyd's of London underwriter, dies at 77
  • 1996 Joseph Bernardin, cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, dies at 68
  • 1996 Liz Knights, English book publisher (Victor Gallancz) dies of cancer at 41
  • 1996 Vera von der Heydt, German psychoanalyst, dies at 96
  • 2008 Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Dutch foreign minister (KVP), dies at 87
  • 2011 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German poet and author, dies at 79
  • 2012 Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian political activist, killed by an airstrike at 53
  • 2014 Jane Byrne, American politician and 50th Mayor of Chicago, dies at 81
  • 2016 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, dies of cancer at 61