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Day History: February-12

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Events History


881 - [[Pope John VIII]] -crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Holy Roman Emperor

1429 - [[John Fastolf]] -defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans from attack by the Charles I, Duke of Bourbon|Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).

1502 - [[Vasco da Gama]] -sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his 4th Portuguese India Armada (Gama, 1502)|second voyage to India.

1541 - [[Santiago]] -Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.

1554 - [[Lady Jane Grey]] -is beheaded for treason.

1593 - [[Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)|Japanese invasion of Korea]] -Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.

1689 - [[Convention Parliament (1689)|Convention Parliament]] -declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II of England|James II, the last Catholic Church|Roman Catholic Monarchy of the United Kingdom|British monarch, constitutes an abdication.

1733 - [[James Oglethorpe]] -founds Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah, Georgia|Savannah (known as Georgia Day).

1771 - [[Gustav III of Sweden|Gustav III]] -becomes the Monarchy of Sweden|King of Sweden.

1816 - [[Teatro di San Carlo]] -the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.

1817 - [[Argentina|Argentine]] -Chilean patriotic army, after Crossing of the Andes|crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.

1818 - [[Bernardo O'Higgins]] -formally approves the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.

1825 - [[Muscogee people|Creek]] -cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.

1832 - [[Ecuador]] -annexes the Galápagos Islands.

1851 - [[Edward Hargraves]] -announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rushes.

1855 - [[Michigan State University]] -is established.

1894 - [[Anarchism|Anarchist]] -Émile Henry (anarchist)|Émile Henry hurls a bomb into the Cafe Terminus in Paris, France, killing one and wounding 20.

1909 - [[National Association for the Advancement of Colored People]] -(NAACP) is founded.

1909 - [[ferry]] -sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.

1912 - [[Puyi|Xuantong Emperor]] -the last Emperor of China, abdication|abdicates.

1914 - [[Lincoln Memorial]] -is put into place.

1921 - [[Bolsheviks]] -launch a revolt in Democratic Republic of Georgia|Georgia as a preliminary to the Soviet invasion of Georgia.

1924 - [[Rhapsody in Blue]] -' received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music," in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano.

1934 - [[Austrian Civil War]] -begins.

1934 - [[Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista]] -' decides to merge the movement with the ''Falange Española y de las JONS|Falange Española''.

1935 - [[helium]] -filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.

1946 - [[World War II]] -Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.

1946 - [[African American]] -United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)|Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film ''Touch of Evil''.

1947 - [[Sikhote-Alin meteorite|largest observed iron meteorite]] -until that time creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.

1947 - [[Christian Dior]] -unveils a "Christian Dior S.A.#The "New Look"|New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.

1961 - [[Venera 1]] -' towards Venus.

1963 - [[Gateway Arch]] -in St. Louis.

1968 - [[Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre]] -

1974 - [[Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn]] -winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.

1983 - [[Lahore]] -Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.

1990 - [[Carmen Lawrence]] -becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.

1992 - [[Constitution of Mongolia]] -comes into effect.

1994 - [[National Gallery of Norway]] -and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting ''The Scream''.

1999 - [[Bill Clinton]] -is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

2001 - [[NEAR Shoemaker]] -spacecraft touches down in the "Col|saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.

2002 - [[trial of Slobodan Milošević]] -the former President of the Serbia and Montenegro|Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.

2002 - [[Iran Airtour]] -Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.

2004 - [[San Francisco|San Francisco, California]] -begins issuing San Francisco 2004 same-sex weddings|marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor of San Francisco|Mayor Gavin Newsom.

2009 - [[Colgan Air Flight 3407]] -crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.

2014 - [[February 11–17, 2014 North American winter storm|winter storm]] -across states in the southern United States causes widespread power outages, travel disruptions and dangerous road conditions.

Famous Birthdays


41 - [[Britannicus]] -Roman son of Claudius (d. 55)

661 - [[Princess Ōku]] -of Japan (d. 702)

1074 - [[Conrad II of Italy]] -(d. 1101)

1218 - [[Kujō Yoritsune]] -Japanese shogun (d. 1256)

1322 - [[John Henry, Margrave of Moravia]] -(d. 1375)

1567 - [[Thomas Campion]] -English composer and poet (d. 1620)

1584 - [[Caspar Barlaeus]] -Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1648)

1606 - [[John Winthrop the Younger]] -English-American lawyer and politician, List of colonial governors of Connecticut|Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)

1637 - [[Jan Swammerdam]] -Dutch biologist and zoologist (d. 1680)

1663 - [[Cotton Mather]] -English-American minister and author (d. 1728)

1665 - [[Rudolf Jakob Camerarius]] -German botanist and physician (d. 1721)

1704 - [[Charles Pinot Duclos]] -French author (d. 1772)

1728 - [[Étienne-Louis Boullée]] -French architect (d. 1799)

1752 - [[Josef Reicha]] -Czech cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1795)

1753 - [[François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers]] -French admiral (d. 1798)

1761 - [[Jan Ladislav Dussek]] -Czech pianist and composer (d. 1812)

1768 - [[Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(d. 1835)

1775 - [[Louisa Adams]] -English-born American wife of John Quincy Adams, 6th List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (d. 1852)

1777 - [[Bernard Courtois]] -French chemist and academic (d. 1838)

1777 - [[Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué]] -German author and poet (d. 1843)

1785 - [[Pierre Louis Dulong]] -French physicist and chemist (d. 1838)

1787 - [[Norbert Provencher]] -Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1853)

1788 - [[Carl Reichenbach]] -German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)

1791 - [[Peter Cooper]] -American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (d. 1883)

1794 - [[Alexander Petrov (chess player)|Alexander Petrov]] -Russian chess player and composer (d. 1867)

1804 - [[Heinrich Lenz]] -German-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1865)

1809 - [[Charles Darwin]] -English geologist and theorist (d. 1882)

1809 - [[Abraham Lincoln]] -American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)

1828 - [[George Meredith]] -English author and poet (d. 1909)

1855 - [[Marie-Anne de Bovet]] -French writer

1857 - [[Eugène Atget]] -French photographer (d. 1927)

1857 - [[Bobby Peel]] -English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)

1861 - [[Frank Rinehart]] -American photographer (d. 1928)

1861 - [[Lou Andreas-Salomé]] -Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1937)

1865 - [[Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer]] -Polish poet and author (d. 1940)

1869 - [[Kiến Phúc]] -Vietnamese emperor (d. 1884)

1870 - [[Marie Lloyd]] -English actress and singer (d. 1922)

1871 - [[Charlie McGahey]] -English cricketer (d. 1935)

1872 - [[Oscar Stribolt]] -Danish actor and director (d. 1927)

1876 - [[13th Dalai Lama]] -(d. 1933)

1877 - [[Louis Renault (industrialist)|Louis Renault]] -French businessman, co-founded Renault (d. 1944)

1880 - [[George Preca]] -Maltese priest and saint (d. 1962)

1880 - [[John L. Lewis]] -American miner and union leader (d. 1969)

1881 - [[Anna Pavlova]] -Russian-English ballerina and actress (d. 1931)

1884 - [[Max Beckmann]] -German painter and sculptor (d. 1950)

1884 - [[Johan Laidoner]] -Estonian-Russian general (d. 1953)

1884 - [[Alice Roosevelt Longworth]] -American daughter of Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1980)

1884 - [[Marie Vassilieff]] -Russian-French painter (d. 1957)

1885 - [[Julius Streicher]] -German publisher, founded ''Der Stürmer'' (d. 1946)

1889 - [[Bhante Dharmawara]] -Cambodian monk, lawyer, and judge (d. 1999)

1893 - [[Omar Bradley]] -American general (d. 1981)

1893 - [[Fred Albert Shannon]] -American historian and author (d. 1963)

1895 - [[Kristian Djurhuus]] -Faroese politician, 2nd List of Prime Ministers of the Faroe Islands|Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1984)

1897 - [[Vola Vale]] -American actress (d. 1970)

1897 - [[Lincoln LaPaz]] -American astronomer and academic (d. 1985)

1898 - [[Wallace Ford]] -English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)

1900 - [[Roger J. Traynor]] -American lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of California (d. 1983)

1902 - [[William Collier, Jr.]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)

1903 - [[Chick Hafey]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)

1904 - [[Ted Mack (radio-TV host)|Ted Mack]] -American radio and television host (d. 1976)

1907 - [[Joseph Kearns]] -American actor (d. 1962)

1908 - [[Jean Effel]] -French painter and journalist (d. 1982)

1908 - [[Jacques Herbrand]] -French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1931)

1909 - [[Zoran Mušič]] -Slovene painter and illustrator (d. 2005)

1909 - [[Sigmund Rascher]] -German physician (d. 1945)

1911 - [[Charles Mathiesen]] -Norwegian speed skater (d. 1994)

1912 - [[R.F. Delderfield]] -English author and playwright (d. 1972)

1914 - [[Tex Beneke]] -American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (d. 2000)

1915 - [[Andrew Goodpaster]] -American general (d. 2005)

1915 - [[Lorne Greene]] -Canadian-American actor (d. 1987)

1917 - [[Dom DiMaggio]] -American baseball player and soldier (d. 2009)

1917 - [[Raizo Matsuno]] -Japanese politician (d. 2006)

1918 - [[Julian Schwinger]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

1919 - [[Forrest Tucker]] -American actor and singer (d. 1986)

1920 - [[Pran (actor)|Pran]] -Indian actor (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Yoshiko Yamaguchi]] -Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Richard De Mille]] -American Scientologist, author, investigative journalist, and psychologist (d. 2009)

1922 - [[Hussein Onn]] -Malaysian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)

1923 - [[Chaskel Besser]] -Polish-American rabbi (d. 2010)

1923 - [[Franco Zeffirelli]] -Italian director, producer, and politician

1925 - [[Joan Mitchell]] -American painter (d. 1992)

1926 - [[Rolf Brem]] -Swiss sculptor and illustrator (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Charles Van Doren]] -American academic

1929 - [[Donald Kingsbury]] -American-Canadian mathematician, academic, and author

1930 - [[John Doyle (hurler)|John Doyle]] -Irish hurler and politician (d. 2010)

1930 - [[Arlen Specter]] -American lieutenant and politician (d. 2012)

1931 - [[Janwillem van de Wetering]] -Dutch-American author and translator (d. 2008)

1932 - [[Axel Jensen]] -Norwegian author and poet (d. 2003)

1932 - [[Julian Simon]] -American economist and author (d. 1998)

1933 - [[Costa-Gavras]] -Greek-French director and producer

1934 - [[Annette Crosbie]] -British actress

1934 - [[Anne Osborn Krueger]] -American economist and academic

1934 - [[Bill Russell]] -American basketball player and coach

1935 - [[Gene McDaniels]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1936 - [[Joe Don Baker]] -American actor

1938 - [[Judy Blume]] -American author and educator

1939 - [[Akbar Adibi]] -Iranian engineer and academic (d. 2000)

1939 - [[Ray Manzarek]] -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (The Doors, Rick & the Ravens, Manzarek–Krieger, and Nite City) (d. 2013)

1940 - [[Richard Lynch]] -American actor and producer (d. 2012)

1941 - [[Dominguinhos]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2013)

1941 - [[Naomi Uemura]] -Japanese mountaineer and explorer (d. 1984)

1942 - [[Ehud Barak]] -Israeli general and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Israel

1945 - [[Maud Adams]] -Swedish model and actress

1945 - [[Cliff DeYoung]] -American actor and singer (Clear Light)

1945 - [[David D. Friedman]] -American economist, physicist, and scholar

1946 - [[Jean Eyeghé Ndong]] -Gabonese politician, Prime Minister of Gabon

1946 - [[Ajda Pekkan]] -Turkish singer-songwriter and actress

1948 - [[Ray Kurzweil]] -American engineer and author

1948 - [[Nicholas Soames]] -English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

1949 - [[Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu]] -Canadian politician

1949 - [[Joaquín Sabina]] -Spanish singer-songwriter

1950 - [[Angelo Branduardi]] -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950 - [[Michael Ironside]] -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1952 - [[Michael McDonald (singer)|Michael McDonald]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboardist

1953 - [[Joanna Kerns]] -American actress and director

1954 - [[Joseph Jordania]] -Georgian-Australian musicologist and academic

1954 - [[Tzimis Panousis]] -Greek comedian, singer, and author

1954 - [[Phil Zimmermann]] -American programmer, created Pretty Good Privacy

1956 - [[Arsenio Hall]] -American actor and talk show host

1956 - [[Ad Melkert]] -Dutch politician

1958 - [[Bobby Smith (ice hockey)|Bobby Smith]] -Canadian ice hockey player and manager

1959 - [[Larry Nance]] -American basketball player

1959 - [[Dan Puric]] -Romanian actor and director

1959 - [[Sigrid Thornton]] -Australian actress

1960 - [[One Man Gang]] -American wrestler

1961 - [[Tonnie Dirks]] -Dutch runner

1961 - [[Jim Harris (politician)|Jim Harris]] -Canadian environmentalist and politician

1961 - [[Michel Martelly]] -Haitian singer and politician, 56th President of Haiti

1964 - [[Michel Petit]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1965 - [[Rubén Amaro, Jr.]] -American baseball player and manager

1965 - [[Christine Elise]] -American actress and screenwriter

1965 - [[John Michael Higgins]] -American actor

1967 - [[Hermione Norris]] -English actress

1967 - [[N. Ravikiran]] -Indian singer-songwriter

1967 - [[Stein Inge Brækhus]] -Norwegian drummer

1968 - [[Josh Brolin]] -American actor and producer

1968 - [[Christopher McCandless]] -American adventurer (d. 1992)

1969 - [[Meja]] -Swedish singer-songwriter

1969 - [[Anneli Drecker]] -Norwegian singer (Bel Canto (band)|Bel Canto)

1969 - [[Darren Aronofsky]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Alemayehu Atomsa]] -Ethiopian educator and politician (d. 2014)

1969 - [[Steve Backley]] -English javelin thrower

1969 - [[Hong Myung-bo]] -South Korean footballer and manager

1970 - [[Jim Creeggan]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player (Barenaked Ladies and the Brothers Creeggan)

1970 - [[Bryan Roy]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1970 - [[Judd Winick]] -American author and illustrator

1971 - [[Scott Menville]] -American actor

1972 - [[Ajay Naidu]] -American actor

1972 - [[Latrice Royale]] -American drag performer

1972 - [[Owen Nolan]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1972 - [[Sophie Zelmani]] -Swedish singer-songwriter

1973 - [[Gianni Romme]] -Dutch speed skater

1973 - [[Tara Strong]] -Canadian voice actress and singer

1974 - [[Naseem Hamed]] -English boxer

1974 - [[Toranosuke Takagi]] -Japanese race car driver

1975 - [[Cliff Bleszinski]] -American video game designer, founded Boss Key Productions

1975 - [[Scot Pollard]] -American basketball player and actor

1976 - [[Christian Cullen]] -New Zealand rugby player

1977 - [[Jimmy Conrad]] -American soccer player and manager

1978 - [[Brett Hodgson]] -Australian rugby player and coach

1978 - [[Gethin Jones]] -Welsh rugby player and television host

1978 - [[Silver Meikar]] -Estonian journalist and politician

1979 - [[Antonio Chatman]] -American football player

1979 - [[Matt Mauck]] -American football player and dentist

1979 - [[Jesse Spencer]] -Australian actor and violinist (Band from TV)

1980 - [[Juan Carlos Ferrero]] -Spanish tennis player

1980 - [[Sarah Lancaster]] -American actress

1980 - [[Gucci Mane]] -American rapper and actor

1980 - [[Christina Ricci]] -American actress and producer

1981 - [[Lisa Hannigan]] -Irish singer-songwriter

1982 - [[Jonas Hiller]] -Swiss ice hockey player

1982 - [[Louis Tsatoumas]] -Greek long jumper

1982 - [[Anthony Tuitavake]] -New Zealand rugby player

1983 - [[Iko Uwais]] -Indonesian actor

1983 - [[Nguyễn Tiến Minh]] -Vietnamese badminton player

1984 - [[Alexandra Dahlström]] -Swedish actress and director

1984 - [[Brad Keselowski]] -American race car driver

1984 - [[Tobias Schlauderer]] -German footballer

1984 - [[Andrei Sidorenkov]] -Estonian footballer

1984 - [[Peter Vanderkaay]] -American swimmer

1985 - [[Saskia Burmeister]] -Australian actress

1985 - [[Leilani Gaja]] -Japanese model and actress

1988 - [[Nana Eikura]] -Japanese actress and radio host

1988 - [[Mike Posner]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1990 - [[Robert Griffin III]] -American football player

1990 - [[Moussa Koné]] -Ivorian footballer

1991 - [[Faisal bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa]] -Bahraini son of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (d. 2006)

1991 - [[Patrick Herrmann]] -German footballer

1991 - [[Michael Schimpelsberger]] -Austrian footballer

1992 - [[Vladimir Malinin]] -Russian footballer

1993 - [[Jennifer Stone]] -American actress

1994 - [[Alex Galchenyuk]] -American ice hockey player

1994 - [[Subin (singer)|Subin]] -South Korean singer-songwriter, actress, model, and MC (Dal Shabet)

1994 - [[Reece Topley]] -English cricketer

1995 - [[Rina Kawaei]] -Japanese idol and singer (AKB48)

History of Deaths


821 - [[Benedict of Aniane]] -French monk and saint (b. 747)

890 - [[Henjō]] -Japanese poet and priest (b. 816)

1517 - [[Catherine of Navarre]] -(b. 1468)

1538 - [[Albrecht Altdorfer]] -German painter, engraver, and architect (b. 1480)

1554 - [[Lord Guildford Dudley]] -English son of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland (b. 1536)

1554 - [[Lady Jane Grey]] -English daughter of Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (b. 1537)

1571 - [[Nicholas Throckmorton]] -English politician and diplomat (b. 1515)

1590 - [[François Hotman]] -French lawyer and author (b. 1524)

1624 - [[George Heriot]] -Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist, founded the George Heriot's School (b. 1563)

1630 - [[Fynes Moryson]] -English explorer and author (b. 1566)

1692 - [[Hendrick Hamel]] -Dutch sailor and bookkeeper (b. 1630)

1700 - [[Aleksei Shein]] -Russian general and politician (b. 1662)

1713 - [[Jahandar Shah]] -Mughal emperor (b. 1664)

1724 - [[Elkanah Settle]] -English poet and playwright (b. 1648)

1728 - [[Agostino Steffani]] -Italian priest and composer (b. 1653)

1763 - [[Pierre de Marivaux]] -French author and playwright (b. 1688)

1771 - [[Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden]] -(b. 1710)

1789 - [[Ethan Allen]] -American farmer, general, and politician (b. 1738)

1799 - [[Lazzaro Spallanzani]] -Italian biologist and physiologist (b. 1729)

1804 - [[Immanuel Kant]] -German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1724)

1834 - [[Friedrich Schleiermacher]] -German philosopher and scholar (b. 1768)

1886 - [[Randolph Caldecott]] -English-American painter and illustrator (b. 1846)

1894 - [[Hans von Bülow]] -German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1830)

1896 - [[Ambroise Thomas]] -French composer (b. 1811)

1915 - [[Émile Waldteufel]] -French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)

1916 - [[Richard Dedekind]] -German mathematician, philosopher, and academic (b. 1831)

1920 - [[Aurore Gagnon]] -Canadian victim of child abuse (b. 1909)

1929 - [[Lillie Langtry]] -English singer and actress (b. 1853)

1931 - [[Samad bey Mehmandarov]] -Azerbaijani-Russian general and politician, 3rd Ministry of Defense (Azerbaijan)|Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (b. 1855)

1933 - [[Henri Duparc (composer)|Henri Duparc]] -French pianist and composer (b. 1848)

1935 - [[Auguste Escoffier]] -French chef and author (b. 1846)

1942 - [[Eugene Esmonde]] -English lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1909)

1942 - [[Avraham Stern]] -Polish-Israeli militant leader (b. 1907)

1942 - [[Grant Wood]] -American painter and academic (b. 1891)

1945 - [[Antonio Villa-Real]] -Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1880)

1947 - [[Moses Gomberg]] -Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (b. 1866)

1949 - [[Hassan al-Banna]] -Egyptian educator, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)

1954 - [[Dziga Vertov]] -Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1896)

1957 - [[Eric Alfred Knudsen]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1872)

1958 - [[Douglas Hartree]] -English mathematician and physicist (b. 1897)

1960 - [[Oskar Anderson]] -Bulgarian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1887)

1961 - [[Branko Miljković]] -Serbian poet (b. 1934)

1970 - [[Ishmon Bracey]] -American singer and guitarist (b. 1901)

1970 - [[Clare Turlay Newberry]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1903)

1971 - [[James Cash Penney]] -American businessman, founded J. C. Penney (b. 1875)

1975 - [[Per-Erik Hedlund]] -Swedish cross-country skier (b. 1897)

1976 - [[Sal Mineo]] -American actor and singer (b. 1939)

1977 - [[Herman Dooyeweerd]] -Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1894)

1979 - [[Jean Renoir]] -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)

1980 - [[Muriel Rukeyser]] -American poet and activist (b. 1913)

1982 - [[Victor Jory]] -Canadian-American actor (b. 1902)

1983 - [[Eubie Blake]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1887)

1984 - [[Anna Anderson]] -Polish-American impostor who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1896)

1984 - [[Julio Cortázar]] -Belgian-Argentinian author and poet (b. 1914)

1985 - [[Nicholas Colasanto]] -American actor and director (b. 1924)

1985 - [[Leslie Sarony]] -English

1988 - [[S. Nadarajah]] -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1916)

1989 - [[Thomas Bernhard]] -Austrian playwright and author (b. 1931)

1991 - [[Roger Patterson]] -American bass player (Atheist (band)|Atheist) (b. 1968)

1992 - [[Bep van Klaveren]] -Dutch boxer (b. 1907)

1994 - [[Donald Judd]] -American artist (b. 1928)

1995 - [[Philip Taylor Kramer]] -American bass player (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1952)

1996 - [[Ernest Samuels]] -American lawyer and author (b. 1903)

1998 - [[Gardner Ackley]] -American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1915)

2000 - [[Screamin' Jay Hawkins]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1929)

2000 - [[Tom Landry]] -American football player and coach (b. 1924)

2000 - [[Charles M. Schulz]] -American cartoonist, created ''Peanuts'' (b. 1922)

2001 - [[Tiberio Mitri]] -Italian boxer and actor (b. 1926)

2001 - [[Kristina Söderbaum]] -Swiss-German actress and producer (b. 1912)

2002 - [[John Eriksen]] -Danish footballer (b. 1957)

2005 - [[Dorothy Stang]] -American-Brazilian nun and missionary (b. 1931)

2005 - [[Rafael Vidal]] -Venezuelan swimmer and sportscaster (b. 1964)

2007 - [[Peggy Gilbert]] -American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)

2009 - [[Colgan Air Flight 3407]] -

2009 - [[Claude Nollier]] -French actress (b. 1919)

2010 - [[Nodar Kumaritashvili]] -Georgian luger (b. 1988)

2011 - [[Peter Alexander (Austrian performer)|Peter Alexander]] -Austrian singer and actor (b. 1926)

2011 - [[Mato Damjanović]] -Croatian chess player (b. 1927)

2011 - [[Fedor den Hertog]] -Dutch cyclist (b. 1946)

2011 - [[Betty Garrett]] -American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1919)

2012 - [[Galal Amer]] -Egyptian journalist (b. 1952)

2012 - [[Denis Flannery]] -Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1928)

2012 - [[John Severin]] -American illustrator (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Howard Zimmerman]] -American chemist and academic (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud]] -Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1941)

2013 - [[Hennadiy Udovenko]] -Ukrainian politician, 2nd Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ukraine)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Sid Caesar]] -American actor and singer (b. 1922)

2014 - [[Maggie Estep]] -American poet and author (b. 1963)

2014 - [[Santiago Feliú]] -Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1962)

2014 - [[John Pickstone]] -English historian and author (b. 1944)

2015 - [[Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat]] -Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th List of Menteris Besar of Kelantan|Menteri Besar of Kelantan (b. 1931)

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