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Day History: February-26

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Events History


740 - [[Epoch (reference date)|Epoch]] -(origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era.

364 - [[Valentinian I]] -is proclaimed Roman Emperor.

1233 - [[Mongol conquest of the Jin dynasty|Mongol–Jin War]] -The Mongol Empire|Mongols Mongol siege of Kaifeng|capture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty (1115–1234)|Jin dynasty, after besieging it for months.

1266 - [[Battle of Benevento]] -An army led by Charles I of Naples|Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicily|Sicilian force led by Manfred, King of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.

1794 - [[Christiansborg Palace (1st)|Christiansborg Palace]] -in Copenhagen burns down.

1815 - [[Napoleon|Napoleon Bonaparte]] -escapes from Elba.

1876 - [[Empire of Japan|Japan]] -and Korean Empire|Korea sign a Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876|treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea's status as a tributary state of Qing dynasty China.

1909 - [[Kinemacolor]] -the first successful color film|motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre, London|Palace Theatre in London.

1914 - [[Harland and Wolff]] -shipyard in Belfast.

1916 - [[Tokelau]] -annexed by the United Kingdom.

1917 - [[Original Dixieland Jass Band]] -records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.

1919 - [[Woodrow Wilson]] -signs an act of the United States Congress |U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park - the Grand Canyon National Park.

1929 - [[Calvin Coolidge]] -signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

1935 - [[Adolf Hitler]] -orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.

1935 - [[Robert Watson-Watt]] -carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of radar in the United Kingdom.

1936 - [[February 26 Incident]] -young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.

1946 - [[ghost rockets]] -

1952 - [[Vincent Massey]] -is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

1960 - [[Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane|Alitalia]] -airliner crashes into a cemetery in Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.

1966 - [[Apollo program]] -Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket

1966 - [[Vietnam War]] -The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army Bình An massacre|massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.

1971 - [[Secretary-General of the United Nations|U.N. Secretary General]] -U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.

1972 - [[Buffalo Creek Flood]] -caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.

1980 - [[Egypt–Israel relations|diplomatic relations]] -

1987 - [[Iran–Contra affair]] -The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.

1991 - [[Battle of Al Busayyah|Al Busayyah]] -

1992 - [[Nagorno-Karabakh War]] -Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces Khojaly Massacre|open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.

1993 - [[World Trade Center bombing]] -In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center (1973–2001)|World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand.

1995 - [[Barings Bank]] -collapses after securities broker Nick Leeson, loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts.

2012 - [[2012 Burlington VIA derailment|train derails]] -in Burlington, Ontario, Canada killing at least three people and injuring 45.

2013 - [[hot air balloon]] -2013 Luxor hot air balloon crash|crashes near Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 people.

Famous Birthdays


1361 - [[Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia]] -(d. 1419)

1584 - [[Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria]] -(d. 1666)

1587 - [[Stefano Landi]] -Italian composer and educator (d. 1639)

1671 - [[Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury]] -English philosopher and politician (d. 1713)

1672 - [[Antoine Augustin Calmet]] -French monk and theologian (d. 1757)

1677 - [[Nicola Fago]] -Italian composer and educator (d. 1745)

1720 - [[Gian Francesco Albani]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1803)

1746 - [[Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria]] -(d. 1806)

1777 - [[Matija Nenadović]] -Serbian priest, historian, and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 1854)

1786 - [[François Arago]] -French mathematician and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France (d. 1853)

1799 - [[Émile Clapeyron]] -French physicist and engineer (d. 1864)

1802 - [[Victor Hugo]] -French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1885)

1808 - [[Honoré Daumier]] -French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)

1808 - [[Nathan Kelley]] -American architect, designed the Ohio Statehouse (d. 1871)

1814 - [[Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville]] -French geologist and meteorologist (d. 1876)

1829 - [[Levi Strauss]] -German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (d. 1902)

1846 - [[Buffalo Bill]] -American soldier and hunter (d. 1917)

1852 - [[John Harvey Kellogg]] -American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes (d. 1943)

1857 - [[Émile Coué]] -French psychologist and pharmacist (d. 1926)

1858 - [[Vladimir Serbsky]] -Russian psychiatrist and academic (d. 1917)

1859 - [[Louise DeKoven Bowen]] -American philanthropist and activist (1953)

1861 - [[Ferdinand I of Bulgaria]] -(d. 1948)

1861 - [[Nadezhda Krupskaya]] -Russian soldier and politician (d. 1939)

1866 - [[Herbert Henry Dow]] -Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company (d. 1930)

1877 - [[Rudolph Dirks]] -German-American illustrator (d. 1968)

1879 - [[Frank Bridge]] -English violist and composer (d. 1941)

1880 - [[Kenneth Edgeworth]] -Irish astronomer, economist, and engineer (d. 1972)

1882 - [[Husband E. Kimmel]] -American admiral (d. 1968)

1885 - [[Aleksandras Stulginskis]] -Lithuanian farmer and politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 1969)

1887 - [[Grover Cleveland Alexander]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 1950)

1887 - [[William Frawley]] -American actor and singer (d. 1966)

1887 - [[Stefan Grabiński]] -Polish author and educator (d. 1936)

1893 - [[Wallace Fard Muhammad]] -American religious leader, founded the Nation of Islam (d. 1934)

1893 - [[I. A. Richards]] -English educator and critic (d. 1979)

1896 - [[Andrei Zhdanov]] -Ukrainian-Russian politician (d. 1948)

1899 - [[Max Petitpierre]] -Swiss jurist and politician, 54th List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation|President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1994)

1900 - [[Halina Konopacka]] -Polish discus thrower and poet (d. 1989)

1900 - [[Fritz Wiessner]] -German-American mountaineer (d. 1988)

1901 - [[Dwight Wilson (veteran)|Dwight Wilson]] -Canadian soldier (d. 2007)

1902 - [[Jean Bruller]] -French author and illustrator, co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit (d. 1991)

1903 - [[Giulio Natta]] -Italian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

1903 - [[Orde Wingate]] -Indian-English general (d. 1944)

1906 - [[Madeleine Carroll]] -English-Spanish actress (d. 1987)

1907 - [[Dub Taylor]] -American actor and singer (d. 1994)

1908 - [[Tex Avery]] -American animator, producer, and voice actor (d. 1980)

1908 - [[Leela Majumdar]] -Indian author and academic (d. 2007)

1908 - [[Jean-Pierre Wimille]] -French race car driver (d. 1949)

1909 - [[Fanny Cradock]] -English chef, author, and critic (d. 1994)

1909 - [[Talal of Jordan]] -(d. 1972)

1910 - [[Olav Roots]] -Estonian pianist and composer (d. 1974)

1911 - [[Tarō Okamoto]] -Japanese painter and sculptor (d. 1996)

1912 - [[Dane Clark]] -American actor and director (d. 1998)

1913 - [[George Barker (poet)|George Barker]] -English author and poet (d. 1991)

1914 - [[Robert Alda]] -American actor, singer, and director (d. 1986)

1916 - [[Jackie Gleason]] -American actor and singer (d. 1987)

1918 - [[Otis R. Bowen]] -American physician and politician, 44th Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)

1918 - [[Theodore Sturgeon]] -American author and critic (d. 1985)

1919 - [[Mason Adams]] -American actor and singer (d. 2005)

1919 - [[Rie Mastenbroek]] -Dutch swimmer and coach (d. 2003)

1920 - [[Danny Gardella]] -American baseball player (d. 2005)

1920 - [[Tony Randall]] -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2004)

1920 - [[Lucjan Wolanowski]] -Polish journalist and author (d. 2006)

1921 - [[Betty Hutton]] -American actress and singer (d. 2007)

1922 - [[Margaret Leighton]] -English actress (d. 1976)

1922 - [[Karl Aage Præst]] -Danish footballer (d. 2011)

1924 - [[Mark Bucci]] -American playwright and composer (d. 2002)

1924 - [[Noboru Takeshita]] -Japanese soldier and politician, 74th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2000)

1925 - [[Everton Weekes]] -Barbadian cricketer and referee

1926 - [[Miroslava (actress)|Miroslava]] -Czech-Mexican actress (d. 1955)

1926 - [[Doris Belack]] -American actress (d. 2011)

1926 - [[Verne Gagne]] -American football player, wrestler, and trainer (d. 2015)

1926 - [[Henry Molaison]] -American memory disorder patient (d. 2008)

1927 - [[Tom Kennedy (television presenter)|Tom Kennedy]] -American game show host

1928 - [[Fats Domino]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1928 - [[Anatoly Filipchenko]] -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut

1928 - [[Monique Leyrac]] -Canadian singer and actress

1928 - [[Ariel Sharon]] -Israeli general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Bjørn Skau]] -Norwegian politician, Minister of Justice and the Police (Norway)|Norwegian Minister of Justice (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Lazar Berman]] -Russian pianist (d. 2005)

1930 - [[Carl Haas]] -American businessman

1931 - [[Ally MacLeod]] -Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)

1931 - [[Robert Novak]] -American journalist and author (d. 2009)

1932 - [[Johnny Cash]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Tennessee Three and The Highwaymen (country supergroup)|The Highwaymen) (d. 2003)

1933 - [[James Goldsmith]] -French businessman and politician (d. 1997)

1934 - [[Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina]] -Algerian director, producer, and screenwriter

1936 - [[José Policarpo]] -Portuguese cardinal (d. 2014)

1937 - [[Paul Dickson (American football)|Paul Dickson]] -American football player and coach (d. 2011)

1937 - [[Hagood Hardy]] -Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1997)

1937 - [[Cliff Osmond]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1938 - [[Evagoras Pallikarides]] -Cypriot activist (d. 1957)

1938 - [[Tony Selby]] -English actor

1939 - [[Josephine Tewson]] -English actress

1940 - [[Oldřich Kulhánek]] -Czech painter, illustrator, and stage designer (d. 2013)

1941 - [[Paul Levy (journalist)|Paul Levy]] -American journalist and author

1941 - [[Tony Ray-Jones]] -English photographer (d. 1972)

1942 - [[Jozef Adamec]] -Slovak footballer and manager

1943 - [[Bill Duke]] -American actor and director

1943 - [[Dante Ferretti]] -Italian art director and costume designer

1943 - [[Bob Hite]] -American singer-songwriter (Canned Heat) (d. 1981)

1944 - [[Christopher Hope]] -South African author and poet

1944 - [[Ronald Lauder]] -American businessman and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Austria

1945 - [[Peter Brock]] -American-Australian race car driver (d. 2006)

1945 - [[Giannis Ioannidis]] -Greek basketball player, coach, and politician

1945 - [[Marta Kristen]] -Norwegian-American actress

1945 - [[Mitch Ryder]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Detroit Wheels)

1946 - [[Ahmed Zewail]] -Egyptian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1947 - [[Sandie Shaw]] -English singer

1948 - [[David Edgar (playwright)|David Edgar]] -English playwright and academic

1948 - [[Sharyn McCrumb]] -American author

1948 - [[Lynda Clark, Baroness Clark of Calton]] -Scottish judge and politician

1949 - [[Simon Crean]] -Australian politician, 14th Minister for the Arts (Australia)|Australian Minister for the Arts

1949 - [[Elizabeth George]] -American author and educator

1949 - [[Emma Kirkby]] -English soprano

1950 - [[Ott Arder]] -Estonian poet and author (d. 2004)

1950 - [[Jonathan Cain]] -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Journey (band)|Journey, The Babys, and Bad English)

1950 - [[Helen Clark]] -New Zealand politician, 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand

1951 - [[Steve Bell (cartoonist)|Steve Bell]] -English cartoonist

1951 - [[Wayne Goss]] -Australian lawyer and politician, 34th Premier of Queensland (d. 2014)

1951 - [[Ferhan Şensoy]] -Turkish actor, director, and playwright

1952 - [[Jaan Arder]] -Estonian singer (Apelsin and Hortus Musicus) (d. 2014)

1953 - [[Michael Bolton]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (Blackjack (band)|Blackjack)

1954 - [[Recep Tayyip Erdoğan]] -Turkish footballer and politician, 12th President of Turkey

1955 - [[John Inge]] -English bishop

1955 - [[Andreas Maislinger]] -Austrian historian, founded the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service

1956 - [[Charlélie Couture]] -French singer-songwriter

1956 - [[Michel Houellebecq]] -French author, poet, screenwriter, and director

1956 - [[Keisuke Kuwata]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (Southern All Stars)

1956 - [[Jonathan Schmock]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1957 - [[David Beasley]] -American lawyer and politician, 113th Governor of South Carolina

1957 - [[Joe Mullen]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1958 - [[Karen Berger]] -American author

1958 - [[Greg Germann]] -American actor and director

1958 - [[Susan J. Helms]] -American general, engineer, and astronaut

1958 - [[Tim Kaine]] -American lawyer and politician, 70th Governor of Virginia

1959 - [[Rolando Blackman]] -American basketball player and coach

1959 - [[Ahmet Davutoğlu]] -Turkish political scientist, academic, and politician, 37th List of Prime Ministers of Turkey|Prime Minister of Turkey

1960 - [[Jaz Coleman]] -English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Killing Joke)

1962 - [[Ahn Cheol-soo]] -South Korean physician, academic, and politician

1962 - [[Kelly Gruber]] -American baseball player

1962 - [[Atiq Rahimi]] -Afghan-French journalist and director

1963 - [[Chase Masterson]] -American actress and singer

1964 - [[Mark Dacascos]] -American actor and martial artist

1965 - [[James Mitchell (manager)|James Mitchell]] -American wrestler and manager

1965 - [[Linnar Viik]] -Estonian computer and scholar

1966 - [[Garry Conille]] -Haitian physician and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Haiti

1966 - [[Marc Fortier]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1966 - [[Najwa Karam]] -Lebanese singer-songwriter and producer

1967 - [[James Allodi]] -Canadian actor and director

1967 - [[Mark Carroll (rugby league)|Mark Carroll]] -Australian rugby player

1967 - [[Currie Graham]] -Canadian-American actor

1968 - [[Tim Commerford]] -American bass player and songwriter (Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave)

1968 - [[J. T. Snow]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1968 - [[Ed Quinn]] -American actor

1969 - [[Steve Agee]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Hitoshi Sakimoto]] -Japanese composer and producer

1970 - [[Mark Harper]] -English accountant and politician, Minister of State for Immigration

1971 - [[Erykah Badu]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Soulquarians)

1971 - [[Max Martin]] -Swedish-American singer-songwriter and producer (It's Alive (band)|It's Alive)

1971 - [[Hélène Ségara]] -French singer-songwriter and actress

1972 - [[Jonny Quinn]] -Irish drummer (Snow Patrol)

1973 - [[Erinn Bartlett]] -American model and actress, Miss Teen USA|Miss Teen USA 1991

1973 - [[Marshall Faulk]] -American football player and sportscaster

1973 - [[Ole Gunnar Solskjær]] -Norwegian footballer and manager

1973 - [[Jenny Thompson]] -American swimmer and anesthesiologist

1974 - [[Sébastien Loeb]] -French race car driver

1976 - [[Chad Urmston]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dispatch (band)|Dispatch and State Radio)

1977 - [[Calli Cox]] -American porn actress

1977 - [[Marty Reasoner]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1977 - [[Greg Rikaart]] -American actor

1977 - [[Tim Thomas (basketball)|Tim Thomas]] -American basketball player

1977 - [[Josh Towers]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1977 - [[Shane Williams]] -Welsh rugby player and coach

1978 - [[Abdoulaye Faye]] -Senegalese footballer

1978 - [[Marc Hynes]] -English race car driver and coach

1979 - [[Corinne Bailey Rae]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1979 - [[Steve Evans (footballer, born 1979)|Steve Evans]] -Welsh footballer

1979 - [[Pedro Miguel da Silva Mendes]] -Portuguese footballer

1979 - [[Shalim Ortiz]] -Puerto Rican-American actor and singer

1980 - [[Steve Blake]] -American basketball player

1980 - [[Alex Fong (singer)|Alex Fong]] -Hong Kong actor and singer

1980 - [[Gary Majewski]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Fatal1ty]] -American gamer

1981 - [[Märt Avandi]] -Estonian actor

1981 - [[Kertus Davis]] -American race car driver

1981 - [[Sharon Van Etten]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981 - [[Kaori Yoneyama]] -Japanese wrestler

1982 - [[Li Na]] -Chinese tennis player

1982 - [[Matt Prior]] -South African-English cricketer

1982 - [[Nate Ruess]] -American singer-songwriter (Fun (band)|Fun and The Format)

1983 - [[Pepe (footballer, born 1983)|Pepe]] -Brazilian-Portuguese footballer

1983 - [[Jerome Harrison]] -American football player

1983 - [[Kara Monaco]] -American model and actress

1984 - [[Emmanuel Adebayor]] -Togolese footballer

1984 - [[Alex de Angelis]] -Sammarinese motorcycle racer

1984 - [[Natalia Lafourcade]] -Mexican singer-songwriter

1984 - [[Beren Saat]] -Turkish actress

1985 - [[Gee Atherton]] -English cyclist

1985 - [[Miki Fujimoto]] -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume, Dream Morning Musume, Gomattō, and GAM (group)|GAM)

1985 - [[Fernando Llorente]] -Spanish footballer

1985 - [[Carolin Nytra]] -German hurdler

1985 - [[Diego Ribas da Cunha]] -Brazilian footballer

1986 - [[Leandro dos Santos de Jesus]] -Brazilian footballer

1986 - [[Crystal Kay]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1986 - [[Hannah Kearney]] -American skier

1986 - [[Leila Lopes (Miss Universe)|Leila Lopes]] -Angolan-American model, Miss Universe 2011

1986 - [[Teresa Palmer]] -Australian actress and producer

1986 - [[Juliet Simms]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Automatic Loveletter)

1987 - [[Jin Hiramaki]] -Japanese actor, singer, and model

1988 - [[Matteo Ciofani]] -Italian footballer

1988 - [[Reid Flair]] -American wrestler (d. 2013)

1988 - [[Danny Mac]] -English actor

1988 - [[Timo Sild]] -Estonian orienteer

1988 - [[Charley Webb]] -English actress

1988 - [[Deniz Yılmaz]] -Turkish footballer

1988 - [[Christian Meaas Svendsen]] -Norwegian bassist (Mopti (band)|Mopti)

1989 - [[Gabriel Obertan]] -French footballer

1990 - [[Kateřina Cachová]] -Czech heptathlete

1991 - [[CL (singer)|CL]] -South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer (2NE1)

1991 - [[Jasmina Kajtazovič]] -Bosnian tennis player

1992 - [[Cecilia Estlander]] -Finnish tennis player

1992 - [[Mikael Granlund]] -Finnish ice hockey player

1992 - [[Ai Shinozaki]] -Japanese gravure idol and singer

1993 - [[Jesé]] -Spanish footballer

2000 - [[Alexa Ilacad]] -Filipino actress, singer, and dancer

2002 - [[Kendra and Maliyah Herrin]] -American conjoined twins

History of Deaths


420 - [[Porphyry of Gaza]] -Greek bishop and saint (b. 347)

1154 - [[Roger II of Sicily]] -(b. 1093)

1266 - [[Manfred, King of Sicily]] -(b. 1232)

1360 - [[Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March]] -English commander (b. 1328)

1462 - [[John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford]] -(b. 1408)

1561 - [[Jorge de Montemor]] -Spanish author and poet (b. 1520)

1577 - [[Eric XIV of Sweden]] -(b. 1533)

1608 - [[John Still]] -English bishop (b. 1543)

1611 - [[Antonio Possevino]] -Italian priest and diplomat (b. 1533)

1630 - [[William Brade]] -English violinist and composer (b. 1560)

1638 - [[Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac]] -French mathematician and linguist (b. 1581)

1723 - [[Thomas d'Urfey]] -English poet and playwright (b. 1653)

1726 - [[Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria]] -(b. 1662)

1770 - [[Giuseppe Tartini]] -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1692)

1790 - [[Sir Joshua Rowley, 1st Baronet]] -English admiral (b. 1730)

1802 - [[Esek Hopkins]] -American admiral (b. 1718)

1813 - [[Robert R. Livingston (chancellor)|Robert R. Livingston]] -British-American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs (b. 1746)

1815 - [[Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld]] -(b. 1737)

1821 - [[Joseph de Maistre]] -French lawyer and diplomat (b. 1753)

1864 - [[Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine]] -Canadian jurist and politician, 3rd List of Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada|Premier of Canada East (b. 1807)

1883 - [[Alexandros Koumoundouros]] -Greek lawyer and politician, 56th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1817)

1887 - [[Anandi Gopal Joshi]] -Indian physician (b. 1865)

1889 - [[Karl Davydov]] -Russian cellist and composer (b. 1838)

1903 - [[Richard Jordan Gatling]] -American inventor, invented the Gatling gun (b. 1818)

1913 - [[Felix Draeseke]] -German composer and academic (b. 1835)

1921 - [[Carl Menger]] -Polish-Austrian economist and academic (b. 1840)

1930 - [[Mary Calkins]] -American philosopher and psychologist (b. 1863)

1931 - [[Otto Wallach]] -German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1847)

1933 - [[Princess Thyra of Denmark]] -(b. 1853)

1943 - [[Theodor Eicke]] -German general (b. 1892)

1947 - [[Heinrich Häberlin]] -Swiss judge and politician, List of Presidents of the National Council of Switzerland|President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1868)

1950 - [[Harry Lauder]] -Scottish comedian and singer (b. 1870)

1952 - [[Theodoros Pangalos (general)|Theodoros Pangalos]] -Greek general and politician, President of Greece (b. 1878)

1959 - [[Selig Suskin]] -Russian-Israeli agronomist (b. 1873)

1961 - [[Karl Albiker]] -German sculptor, lithographer, and educator (b. 1878)

1961 - [[Mohammed V of Morocco]] -(b. 1909)

1966 - [[Mientje Kling]] -Dutch actress (b. 1894)

1966 - [[Vinayak Damodar Savarkar]] -Indian poet and politician (b. 1883)

1969 - [[Levi Eshkol]] -Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1895)

1969 - [[Karl Jaspers]] -German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher (b. 1883)

1971 - [[Fernandel]] -French actor and singer (b. 1903)

1981 - [[Robert Aickman]] -English author and activist (b. 1914)

1981 - [[Howard Hanson]] -American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1896)

1985 - [[Tjalling Koopmans]] -Dutch-American economist and mathematician, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

1989 - [[Roy Eldridge]] -American trumpet player (b. 1911)

1990 - [[Cornell Gunter]] -American singer (The Coasters, The Platters, and The Flairs) (b. 1938)

1993 - [[Constance Ford]] -American actress (b. 1923)

1994 - [[Bill Hicks]] -American comedian and singer (b. 1961)

1995 - [[Jack Clayton]] -English director and producer (b. 1921)

1997 - [[David Doyle (actor)|David Doyle]] -American actor (b. 1929)

1998 - [[James Algar]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

1998 - [[Theodore Schultz]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

1998 - [[Shirley Ardell Mason]] -American psychiatric patient (b. 1923)

2000 - [[George L. Street III]] -American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1913)

2001 - [[Arturo Uslar Pietri]] -Venezuelan lawyer, journalist, and author (b. 1906)

2002 - [[Lawrence Tierney]] -American actor (b. 1919)

2003 - [[Christian Goethals]] -Belgian race car driver (b. 1928)

2004 - [[Shankarrao Chavan]] -Indian politician, Minister of Finance (India)|Indian Minister of Finance (b. 1920)

2004 - [[Adolf Ehrnrooth]] -Finnish general (b. 1905)

2004 - [[Boris Trajkovski]] -Macedonian politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)

2005 - [[Jef Raskin]] -American computer scientist, created Macintosh (b. 1943)

2008 - [[Dick Fletcher]] -American meteorologist (b. 1942)

2008 - [[Buddy Miles]] -American drummer and songwriter (Band of Gypsys and The Electric Flag) (b. 1947)

2009 - [[Johnny Kerr]] -American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1932)

2009 - [[Wendy Richard]] -English actress and singer (b. 1943)

2009 - [[Norm Van Lier]] -American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1947)

2010 - [[Nujabes]] -Japanese DJ and producer (b. 1974)

2011 - [[Arnošt Lustig]] -Czech author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

2011 - [[James A. McClure]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1924)

2011 - [[Roch Thériault]] -Canadian religious leader (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Ed Brigadier]] -American actor (b. 1949)

2012 - [[Richard Carpenter (screenwriter)|Richard Carpenter]] -English actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Don Joyce (American football)|Don Joyce]] -American football player and wrestler (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Trayvon Martin]] -American homicide victim (b. 1995)

2013 - [[Marie-Claire Alain]] -French organist and educator (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Mido Macia]] -Mozambican–South African taxi driver (b. 1985)

2013 - [[Maya Jackson Randall]] -American journalist (b. 1979)

2013 - [[Dale Robertson]] -American actor and singer (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Sorel Etrog]] -Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (b. 1933)

2014 - [[Phyllis Krasilovsky]] -American author and academic (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Frank Reed (singer)|Frank Reed]] -American singer-songwriter (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1954)

2014 - [[Frankie Sardo]] -Italian-American singer, actor, and producer (b. 1936)

2014 - [[Tim Wilson (comedian)|Tim Wilson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1961)

2015 - [[Sheppard Frere]] -English historian and archaeologist (b. 1916)

2015 - [[Theodore Hesburgh]] -American priest, theologian, and academic (b. 1917)

2015 - [[Earl Lloyd]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Avijit Roy]] -Bangladeshi-American engineer and blogger (b. 1972)

2015 - [[Tom Schweich]] -American lawyer and politician, 36th State Auditor of Missouri (b. 1960)

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