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Day History: February-22

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Events History


705 - [[Wu Zetian]] -abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang dynasty.

1316 - [[Battle of Picotin]] -between Ferdinand of Majorca and the forces of Matilda of Hainaut

1371 - [[Robert II of Scotland|Robert II]] -becomes King of Scotland, beginning the House of Stuart|Stuart dynasty.

1495 - [[Charles VIII of France]] -enters Naples to claim the city's throne.

1632 - [[Galileo Galilei|Galileo]] -s ''Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems'' is published.

1651 - [[St. Peter's Flood]] -A storm surge floods the German Bight|Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people.

1744 - [[War of the Austrian Succession]] -The Battle of Toulon (1744)|Battle of Toulon begins.

1797 - [[Last Invasion of Britain]] -begins near Fishguard, Wales.

1819 - [[Adams–Onís Treaty]] -Spain History of Florida|sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.

1821 - [[Greek War of Independence]] -Alexander Ypsilantis crosses the Prut river at Sculeni into the Danubian Principalities.

1847 - [[Mexican–American War]] -The Battle of Buena Vista

1848 - [[French Revolution of 1848]] -which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.

1853 - [[Washington University in St. Louis]] -is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

1855 - [[Pennsylvania State University]] -is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania)

1856 - [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican Party]] -opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh.

1862 - [[Jefferson Davis]] -is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.

1872 - [[Prohibition Party]] -holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black (prohibitionist)|James Black as its presidential nominee.

1879 - [[Utica, New York]] -Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime F. W. Woolworth Company|Woolworth stores.

1889 - [[Grover Cleveland]] -signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington (state)|Washington as U.S. states.

1899 - [[Philippine Revolutionary Army|Filipino forces]] -led by General Antonio Luna Second Battle of Caloocan|launch counterattacks for the first time against the American forces during the Philippine–American War. The Filipinos fail to regain Manila from the Americans.

1904 - [[South Orkney Islands]] -to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.

1909 - [[battleship]] -of the Great White Fleet, led by {{USS|Connecticut|BB-18|6}}, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.

1915 - [[World War I]] -Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.

1921 - [[Roman von Ungern-Sternberg]] -drive the Chinese out, the Bogd Khan is reinstalled as the khan (title)|emperor of Mongolia.

1924 - [[Calvin Coolidge]] -becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

1942 - [[World War II]] -President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.

1943 - [[White Rose]] -resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst are executed in Nazi Germany.

1944 - [[Nijmegen]] -Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.

1944 - [[Krivoi Rog]] -

1948 - [[1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état|Communist revolution]] -in Czechoslovakia.

1957 - [[Ngô Đình Diệm]] -of South Vietnam survives a Viet Cong|communist shooting assassination attempt in Buôn Ma Thuột.

1958 - [[Egypt]] -and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.

1959 - [[Lee Petty]] -wins the first Daytona 500.

1972 - [[Official Irish Republican Army]] -detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.

1973 - [[Cold War]] -Following President Richard Nixon's Nixon visit to China 1972|visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish :wikt:liaison|liaison offices.

1974 - [[Organisation of Islamic Cooperation|Organisation of the Islamic Conference]] -summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.

1974 - [[Samuel Byck]] -tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.

1979 - [[Saint Lucia]] -from the United Kingdom.

1980 - [[Miracle on Ice]] -In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4–3.

1983 - [[Broadway theatre|Broadway]] -flop ''Moose Murders'' opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

1986 - [[People Power Revolution]] -in the Philippines.

1994 - [[Aldrich Ames]] -and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.

1995 - [[Corona (satellite)|Corona]] -reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.

1997 - [[Roslin, Midlothian|Roslin]] -Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly the sheep|Dolly has been successfully cloning|cloned.

2002 - [[Angola]] -political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

2006 - [[Securitas depot robbery|biggest robbery]] -stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.

2011 - [[2011 Christchurch earthquake|earthquake]] -strikes Christchurch, killing 185 people.

2011 - [[Bahraini uprising (2011–present)|Bahraini uprising]] -Tens of thousands of people March of loyalty to martyrs|march in protest against the deaths of seven victims killed by police and army forces during previous protests.

2012 - [[2012 Buenos Aires rail disaster|train crash]] -in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 51 people and injures 700 others.

2014 - [[Viktor Yanukovych]] -of Ukraine is impeached by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a vote of 328-0, fulfilling a major goal of the Euromaidan rebellion.

2015 - [[Sinking of the ML Mostofa-3|capsizes]] -in the Padma River, killing 70 people.

Famous Birthdays


1040 - [[Rashi]] -French rabbi and author (d. 1105)

1403 - [[Charles VII of France]] -(d. 1461)

1440 - [[Ladislaus the Posthumous]] -Hungarian king (d. 1457)

1500 - [[Rodolfo Pio da Carpi]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1564)

1514 - [[Tahmasp I]] -Iranian ruler (d. 1576)

1645 - [[Johann Ambrosius Bach]] -German violinist and composer (d. 1695)

1645 - [[Johann Christoph Bach (1645–93)|Johann Christoph Bach]] -German pianist and composer (d. 1693)

1705 - [[Peter Artedi]] -Swedish ichthyologist and zoologist (d. 1735)

1732 - [[George Washington]] -American general and politician, 1st President of the United States (d. 1799)

1749 - [[Johann Nikolaus Forkel]] -German musician and musicologist (d. 1818)

1756 - [[Georg Friedrich von Martens]] -German jurist and diplomat (d. 1821)

1761 - [[Erik Tulindberg]] -Finnish violinist and composer (d. 1814)

1778 - [[Rembrandt Peale]] -American painter and curator (d. 1860)

1779 - [[Joachim Nicolas Eggert]] -Swedish composer and musical director (d. 1813)

1788 - [[Arthur Schopenhauer]] -German philosopher and author (d. 1860)

1796 - [[Alexis Bachelot]] -French priest and missionary (d. 1837)

1796 - [[Adolphe Quetelet]] -Belgian mathematician, astronomer, and sociologist (d. 1874)

1806 - [[Józef Kremer]] -Polish historian and philosopher (d. 1875)

1810 - [[Frédéric Chopin]] -Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849)

1817 - [[Carl Wilhelm Borchardt]] -German mathematician and academic (d. 1880)

1819 - [[James Russell Lowell]] -American poet and critic (d. 1891)

1824 - [[Pierre Janssen]] -French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1907)

1825 - [[Jean-Baptiste Salpointe]] -French-American archbishop (d. 1898)

1836 - [[Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya]] -Indian scholar and academic (d. 1906)

1840 - [[August Bebel]] -German theorist and politician (d. 1913)

1849 - [[Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin]] -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1915)

1857 - [[Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell]] -English general, co-founded The Scout Association (d. 1941)

1857 - [[Heinrich Hertz]] -German physicist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1894)

1863 - [[Charles McLean Andrews]] -American historian, author, and academic (d. 1943)

1864 - [[Jules Renard]] -French author and playwright (d. 1910)

1874 - [[Bill Klem]] -American baseball player and umpire (d. 1951)

1876 - [[Zitkala-Sa]] -American author and activist (d. 1938)

1878 - [[Walther Ritz]] -Swiss physicist and academic (d. 1909)

1879 - [[Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted]] -Danish chemist and academic (d. 1947)

1881 - [[Joseph B. Ely]] -American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1956)

1881 - [[Albin Prepeluh]] -Slovenian journalist and politician (d. 1937)

1882 - [[Eric Gill]] -English sculptor and illustrator (d. 1940)

1883 - [[Marguerite Clark]] -American actress (d. 1940)

1886 - [[Hugo Ball]] -German author and poet (d. 1927)

1887 - [[Savielly Tartakower]] -Polish journalist, author, and chess player (d. 1956)

1888 - [[Owen Brewster]] -American captain and politician, 54th Governor of Maine (d. 1961)

1889 - [[Olave Baden-Powell]] -English scout leader, founded the Girl Guides (d. 1977)

1889 - [[R. G. Collingwood]] -English historian and philosopher (d. 1943)

1890 - [[Beatriz Michelena]] -American actress and singer (d. 1942)

1891 - [[Vlas Chubar]] -Russian economist and politician (d. 1939)

1892 - [[Edna St. Vincent Millay]] -American poet and playwright (d. 1950)

1895 - [[Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre]] -Peruvian politician (d. 1979)

1897 - [[Karol Świerczewski]] -Polish general (d. 1947)

1900 - [[Luis Buñuel]] -Spanish director and producer (d. 1983)

1900 - [[James Sisnett]] -Barbadian super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1903 - [[Morley Callaghan]] -Canadian author and playwright (d. 1990)

1903 - [[Frank P. Ramsey]] -British mathematician, philosopher and economist (d. 1930)

1907 - [[Sheldon Leonard]] -American actor, director, and producer (d. 1997)

1907 - [[Robert Young (actor)|Robert Young]] -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1998)

1908 - [[Rómulo Betancourt]] -Venezuelan politician, 56th President of Venezuela (d. 1981)

1908 - [[John Mills]] -English actor, singer, and producer (d. 2005)

1911 - [[Bill Baker (baseball)|Bill Baker]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)

1913 - [[Buddy Tate]] -American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 2001)

1913 - [[Ranko Marinković]] -Croatian author and playwright (d. 2001)

1914 - [[Renato Dulbecco]] -Italian-American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

1917 - [[Reed Crandall]] -American illustrator (d. 1982)

1918 - [[Sid Abel]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2000)

1918 - [[Don Pardo]] -American radio and television announcer (d. 2014)

1918 - [[Robert Wadlow]] -American giant (d. 1940)

1921 - [[Jean-Bédel Bokassa]] -Central African general and politician, 2nd President of the Central African Republic (d. 1996)

1921 - [[Giulietta Masina]] -Italian actress (d. 1994)

1922 - [[Apostolos Santas]] -Greek soldier (d. 2011)

1922 - [[Marshall Teague]] -American race car driver (d. 1959)

1922 - [[Joe Wilder]] -American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Edward Gorey]] -American illustrator and poet (d. 2000)

1926 - [[Kenneth Williams]] -English actor and screenwriter (d. 1988)

1927 - [[Florencio Campomanes]] -Filipino political scientist and chess player (d. 2010)

1927 - [[Guy Mitchell]] -American singer (d. 1999)

1928 - [[Texas Johnny Brown]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Paul Dooley]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1928 - [[Bruce Forsyth]] -English television host

1929 - [[James Hong]] -American actor and director

1929 - [[Rebecca Schull]] -American actress

1930 - [[Bill Mitchell (ice hockey)|Bill Mitchell]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)

1930 - [[Marni Nixon]] -American soprano and actress

1932 - [[Ted Kennedy]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2009)

1933 - [[Justin Capră]] -Romanian engineer and academic (d. 2015)

1933 - [[Sheila Hancock]] -English actress and author

1934 - [[Sparky Anderson]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)

1936 - [[J. Michael Bishop]] -American microbiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1936 - [[Ernie K-Doe]] -American singer (d. 2001)

1937 - [[Joanna Russ]] -American author and activist (d. 2011)

1938 - [[Steve Barber]] -American baseball player (d. 2007)

1938 - [[Barry Dennen]] -American actor and singer

1938 - [[Ishmael Reed]] -American author, poet, and playwright

1940 - [[Judy Cornwell]] -English actress

1941 - [[Hipólito Mejía]] -Dominican politician, 52nd President of the Dominican Republic

1942 - [[Christine Keeler]] -English model and dancer

1943 - [[Terry Eagleton]] -English philosopher and critic

1943 - [[Horst Köhler]] -Polish-German economist and politician, 9th President of Germany

1943 - [[Otoya Yamaguchi]] -Japanese assassin of Inejiro Asanuma (d. 1960)

1944 - [[Jonathan Demme]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1944 - [[Robert Kardashian]] -American lawyer and businessman (d. 2003)

1944 - [[Christopher Meyer]] -English diplomat, List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to the United States|British Ambassador to the United States

1944 - [[Tom Okker]] -Dutch tennis player and painter

1945 - [[Oliver (singer)|Oliver]] -American singer (d. 2000)

1945 - [[Ed Kerns]] -American artist

1946 - [[Kresten Bjerre]] -Danish footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1947 - [[Harvey Mason]] -American drummer (Fourplay and The Headhunters)

1948 - [[John Ashton (actor)|John Ashton]] -American actor

1948 - [[Linda de Suza]] -Portuguese-French singer and actress

1948 - [[Brian Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore]] -Irish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

1949 - [[Niki Lauda]] -Austrian race car driver

1949 - [[Olga Morozova]] -Russian tennis player and coach

1950 - [[Miou-Miou]] -French actress

1950 - [[Julius Erving]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1950 - [[Lenny Kuhr]] -Dutch singer-songwriter

1950 - [[Genesis P-Orridge]] -English singer-songwriter (Psychic TV, Thee Majesty, Pigface, and Splinter Test)

1950 - [[Julie Walters]] -English actress and singer

1951 - [[Ellen Greene]] -American singer and actress

1952 - [[Cyrinda Foxe]] -American model and actress (d. 2002)

1952 - [[Bill Frist]] -American physician and politician

1952 - [[Bernard Silverman]] -English minister, statistician, and academic

1953 - [[Graham Lewis]] -English bass player (Wire (band)|Wire and Dome (band)|Dome)

1953 - [[Nigel Planer]] -English actor and screenwriter

1955 - [[David Axelrod]] -American journalist and political adviser

1955 - [[Tim Young (ice hockey)|Tim Young]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1957 - [[Willie Smits]] -Dutch microbiologist and engineer

1958 - [[Dave Spitz]] -American bass player and songwriter (Black Sabbath, White Lion, Great White, and Impellitteri)

1959 - [[Jiří Čunek]] -Czech politician

1959 - [[Kyle MacLachlan]] -American actor

1960 - [[Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde]] -Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1961 - [[Akira Takasaki]] -Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Lazy (band)|Lazy and Loudness (band)|Loudness)

1962 - [[Steve Irwin]] -Australian zoologist and television host (d. 2006)

1963 - [[Vijay Singh]] -Fijian-American golfer

1964 - [[Ed Boon]] -American video game designer, co-created ''Mortal Kombat''

1964 - [[Gigi Fernández]] -Puerto Rican-American tennis player

1965 - [[Chris Dudley]] -American basketball player and politician

1965 - [[Kieren Fallon]] -Irish jockey

1965 - [[Pat LaFontaine]] -American ice hockey player

1966 - [[Rachel Dratch]] -American actress and singer

1966 - [[Thorsten Kaye]] -German actor

1966 - [[Aiden Shaw]] -English porn actor and singer

1967 - [[Psicosis II]] -Mexican wrestler

1967 - [[Alf Poier]] -Austrian comedian and actor

1968 - [[Shawn Graham]] -Canadian politician, 31st Premier of New Brunswick

1968 - [[Bradley Nowell]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sublime (band)|Sublime) (d. 1996)

1968 - [[Jeri Ryan]] -American model and actress

1969 - [[Joaquín Cortés]] -Spanish actor and dancer

1969 - [[Thomas Jane]] -American actor, director, and producer

1969 - [[Hans Klok]] -Dutch magician and actor

1969 - [[Brian Laudrup]] -Danish footballer and sportscaster

1970 - [[Ravi Vakil]] -Canadian-American mathematician and academic

1971 - [[Super Caló]] -Mexican wrestler

1971 - [[Lea Salonga]] -Filipino actress and singer

1971 - [[Giuseppe Veneziano]] -Italian painter

1972 - [[Michael Chang]] -American tennis player and coach

1972 - [[Claudia Pechstein]] -German speed skater

1973 - [[Philippe Gaumont]] -French cyclist (d. 2013)

1973 - [[Juninho Paulista]] -Brazilian footballer

1973 - [[Scott Phillips (musician)|Scott Phillips]] -American drummer (Creed (band)|Creed, Alter Bridge, and Projected)

1974 - [[James Blunt]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1974 - [[Nina Flowers]] -Puerto Rican-American drag queen performer

1975 - [[Drew Barrymore]] -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1977 - [[Timo Rose]] -German actor, director, and producer

1977 - [[Hakan Yakin]] -Swiss footballer

1978 - [[Jenny Frost]] -English singer and dancer (Precious (band)|Precious and Atomic Kitten)

1979 - [[Brett Emerton]] -Australian footballer

1979 - [[Lee Na-young]] -South Korean actress

1980 - [[Kang Sung-hoon (singer)|Kang Sung-hoon]] -South Korean singer (Sechs Kies)

1981 - [[Jeanette Biedermann]] -German singer-songwriter and actress

1981 - [[Adrienne Pickering]] -Australian actress

1982 - [[Jenna Haze]] -American porn actress and director

1982 - [[Dichen Lachman]] -Nepalese-Australian actress and producer

1982 - [[Shawntae Spencer]] -American football player

1982 - [[Robert Weiner, Jr.]] -American water polo player

1983 - [[Jennifer Ketcham]] -American porn actress and director

1983 - [[Iliza Shlesinger]] -American comedian and actress

1983 - [[Shaun Tait]] -Australian cricketer

1984 - [[Tommy Bowe]] -Irish rugby player

1984 - [[Branislav Ivanović]] -Serbian footballer

1984 - [[Georgios Printezis]] -Greek basketball player

1984 - [[Yuki Sato (actor)|Yuki Sato]] -Japanese actor

1985 - [[Hameur Bouazza]] -Algerian footballer

1985 - [[Georgios Printezis]] -Greek basketball player

1985 - [[Larissa Riquelme]] -Paraguayan model and actress

1985 - [[Zach Roerig]] -American actor

1986 - [[Choi Daniel]] -South Korean actor and singer

1986 - [[Miko Hughes]] -American actor

1986 - [[Rajon Rondo]] -American basketball player

1987 - [[Han Hyo-joo]] -South Korean actress and model

1987 - [[Sergio Romero]] -Argentinian footballer

1988 - [[Jonathan Borlée]] -Belgian sprinter

1988 - [[Kevin Borlée]] -Belgian sprinter

1988 - [[Efraín Juárez]] -Mexican footballer

1988 - [[Ximena Navarrete]] -Mexican model and actress, Miss Universe 2010

1988 - [[Sebastian Tyrała]] -Polish-German footballer

1989 - [[Alia Sabur]] -American engineer, lawyer, and academic

1989 - [[Anna Sundstrand]] -Swedish singer, dancer, and actress (Play (group)|Play)

1989 - [[Franco Vázquez]] -Argentinian footballer

1992 - [[Alexander Merkel]] -Kazakhstani-German footballer

History of Deaths


556 - [[Maximianus of Ravenna]] -Italian bishop and saint (b. 499)

965 - [[Otto, Duke of Burgundy]] -(b. 944)

1071 - [[Arnulf III, Count of Flanders]] -(b. 1055)

1111 - [[Roger Borsa]] -Italian son of Robert Guiscard (b. 1060)

1371 - [[David II of Scotland]] -(b. 1324)

1511 - [[Henry, Duke of Cornwall]] -(b. 1511)

1512 - [[Amerigo Vespucci]] -Italian cartographer and explorer (b. 1454)

1627 - [[Olivier van Noort]] -Dutch explorer (b. 1558)

1674 - [[Jean Chapelain]] -French poet and critic (b. 1595)

1680 - [[La Voisin]] -French occultist (b. 1640)

1690 - [[Charles Le Brun]] -French painter and theorist (b. 1619)

1727 - [[Francesco Gasparini]] -Italian composer and educator (b. 1661)

1731 - [[Frederik Ruysch]] -Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1638)

1732 - [[Francis Atterbury]] -English bishop (b. 1663)

1799 - [[Heshen]] -Chinese politician (b. 1750)

1816 - [[Adam Ferguson]] -Scottish historian and philosopher (b. 1723)

1875 - [[Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot]] -French painter and illustrator (b. 1796)

1875 - [[Charles Lyell]] -Scottish-English geologist and lawyer (b. 1797)

1888 - [[Anna Kingsford]] -English physician and activist (b. 1846)

1890 - [[John Jacob Astor III]] -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1822)

1890 - [[Carl Bloch]] -Danish painter and academic (b. 1834)

1897 - [[Charles Blondin]] -French tightrope walker and acrobat (b. 1824)

1898 - [[Heungseon Daewongun]] -Korean king (b. 1820)

1903 - [[Hugo Wolf]] -Austrian composer (b. 1860)

1904 - [[Leslie Stephen]] -English author and critic (b. 1832)

1913 - [[Ferdinand de Saussure]] -Swiss linguist and author (b. 1857)

1923 - [[Théophile Delcassé]] -French politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (France)|French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1852)

1934 - [[Willem Kes]] -Dutch violinist and conductor (b. 1856)

1939 - [[Antonio Machado]] -Spanish-French poet and author (b. 1875)

1942 - [[Stefan Zweig]] -Austrian journalist and author (b. 1881)

1943 - [[Christoph Probst]] -German activist (b. 1919)

1943 - [[Hans Scholl]] -German activist (b. 1918)

1943 - [[Sophie Scholl]] -German activist (b. 1921)

1944 - [[Kasturba Gandhi]] -Indian activist, wife of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1869)

1945 - [[Osip Brik]] -Russian author and critic (b. 1888)

1958 - [[Abul Kalam Azad]] -Indian scholar and politician, Ministry of Human Resource Development (India)|Indian Minister of Education (b. 1888)

1960 - [[Paul-Émile Borduas]] -Canadian-French painter (b. 1905)

1961 - [[Nick LaRocca]] -American trumpet player (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (b. 1889)

1965 - [[Felix Frankfurter]] -Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (b. 1882)

1973 - [[Jean-Jacques Bertrand]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st List of Quebec premiers|Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)

1973 - [[Elizabeth Bowen]] -Irish-English author (b. 1899)

1973 - [[Katina Paxinou]] -Greek actress (b. 1900)

1973 - [[Winthrop Rockefeller]] -American colonel and politician, 37th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1912)

1974 - [[Samuel Byck]] -American criminal (b. 1930)

1976 - [[Angela Baddeley]] -English actress (b. 1904)

1976 - [[Florence Ballard]] -American singer (The Supremes) (b. 1943)

1977 - [[Jack O'Connor (English cricketer)|Jack O'Connor]] -English cricketer (b. 1897)

1978 - [[Phyllis McGinley]] -American author and poet (b. 1905)

1979 - [[Sigrid Schauman]] -Finnish painter and critic (b. 1877)

1980 - [[Oskar Kokoschka]] -Austrian painter, poet and playwright (b. 1886)

1982 - [[Josh Malihabadi]] -Indian-Pakistani poet and author (b. 1898)

1983 - [[Adrian Boult]] -English conductor (b. 1889)

1983 - [[Romain Maes]] -Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)

1984 - [[David Vetter]] -American Severe combined immunodeficiency|SCID victim (b. 1971)

1985 - [[Salvador Espriu]] -Spanish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1913)

1985 - [[Alexander Scourby]] -American actor (b. 1913)

1985 - [[Efrem Zimbalist]] -Russian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)

1987 - [[Andy Warhol]] -American painter and photographer (b. 1928)

1994 - [[Papa John Creach]] -American violinist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and The Dinosaurs) (b. 1917)

1995 - [[Ed Flanders]] -American actor (b. 1934)

1997 - [[Joseph Aiuppa]] -American gangster (b. 1907)

1997 - [[Clarrie Harders]] -Australian public servant (b. 1915)

1998 - [[Abraham A. Ribicoff]] -American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (b. 1910)

1999 - [[William Bronk]] -American poet and academic (b. 1918)

1999 - [[Menno Oosting]] -Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)

2002 - [[Roden Cutler]] -Australian lieutenant and politician, 32nd Governor of New South Wales (b. 1916)

2002 - [[Chuck Jones]] -American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

2002 - [[Jonas Savimbi]] -Angolan general, founded UNITA (b. 1934)

2004 - [[Andy Seminick]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Lee Eun-ju]] -South Korean actress and singer (b. 1980)

2005 - [[Simone Simon]] -French actress (b. 1910)

2006 - [[Atwar Bahjat]] -Iraqi journalist (b. 1976)

2006 - [[Anthony Burger]] -American pianist and singer (The Kingsmen Quartet) (b. 1961)

2007 - [[George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe]] -English admiral and politician, Leader of the House of Lords (b. 1918)

2007 - [[Dennis Johnson]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1954)

2007 - [[Howard Ramsey]] -American soldier (b. 1898)

2008 - [[Nunzio Gallo]] -Italian singer (b. 1928)

2009 - [[Candido Cannavò]] -Italian journalist (b. 1930)

2010 - [[Robin Davies]] -Welsh actor (b. 1954)

2010 - [[Steffi Sidney]] -American actress (b. 1935)

2011 - [[Nicholas Courtney]] -Egyptian-English actor (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Sukhbir (writer)|Sukhbir]] -Indian author and poet (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Marie Colvin]] -American journalist (b. 1956)

2012 - [[Rémi Ochlik]] -French photographer and journalist (b. 1983)

2013 - [[Atje Keulen-Deelstra]] -Dutch speed skater (b. 1938)

2013 - [[Mario Ramírez]] -Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1957)

2013 - [[Wolfgang Sawallisch]] -German pianist and conductor (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Charlotte Dawson]] -New Zealand–Australian television host (b. 1966)

2014 - [[Leo Vroman]] -Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (b. 1915)

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