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Day History: January-3

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Events History


1521 - [[Pope Leo X]] -excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull ''Decet Romanum Pontificem''.

1653 - [[Coonan Cross Oath]] -the Eastern Christianity|Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portuguese tutelage.

1749 - [[Benning Wentworth]] -issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.

1749 - [[Berlingske]] -', Denmark's oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.

1777 - [[General (United States)|American General]] -George Washington defeats British General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis|Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.

1815 - [[Prussia]] -and Russia.

1823 - [[Stephen F. Austin]] -receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.

1848 - [[Joseph Jenkins Roberts]] -is sworn in as the first President of Liberia|president of the independent African Liberia.

1861 - [[American Civil War]] -Delaware votes not to secede from the United States.

1868 - [[Meiji Restoration]] -in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.

1870 - [[Brooklyn Bridge]] -begins.

1885 - [[Sino-French War]] -Beginning of the Battle of Núi Bop

1888 - [[refracting telescope]] -at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.

1911 - [[1911 Kebin earthquake|magnitude 7.7 earthquake]] -destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.

1919 - [[Paris Peace Conference, 1919|Paris Peace Conference]] -Emir Faisal I of Iraq signs Faisal–Weizmann Agreement|an agreement with Zionism|Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and an Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East.

1925 - [[Benito Mussolini]] -announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.

1932 - [[Martial law]] -is declared in Honduras to stop a revolt by banana workers fired by the United Fruit Company.

1933 - [[Minnie D. Craig]] -becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker (politics)|Speaker position anywhere in the United States.

1938 - [[March of Dimes]] -is established by President of the United States|President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1944 - [[World War II]] -Top Ace Major Pappy Boyington|Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Vought F4U Corsair by Captain List of World War II aces from Japan|Masajiro Kawato flying a Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

1945 - [[Chester W. Nimitz]] -is placed in command of all United States Navy|U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa Prefecture|Okinawa in Japan.

1946 - [[Canadian American]] -jockey George Woolf dies in a freak accident during a race; the annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him.

1947 - [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] -are televised for the first time.

1949 - [[Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas]] -the central bank of the Philippines, is established.

1953 - [[Frances P. Bolton]] -and her son, Oliver P. Bolton|Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.

1956 - [[Eiffel Tower]] -

1957 - [[Hamilton Watch Company]] -introduces the first electric watch.

1958 - [[West Indies Federation]] -is formed.

1959 - [[U.S. state]] -

1959 - [[Maldives]] -declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.

1961 - [[Cuba]] -over the latter's nationalization of American assets.

1961 - [[SL-1]] -a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, kills three workers.

1961 - [[Aero Flight 311]] -crashes near Kvevlax, resulting in the deaths of all 25 people aboard.

1961 - [[Baixa de Cassanje]] -Portuguese Angola, Baixa de Cassanje revolt|turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.

1962 - [[Pope John XXIII]] -excommunicates Fidel Castro.

1976 - [[International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights]] -comes into effect.

1977 - [[Apple Inc.|Apple Computer]] -is incorporated.

1990 - [[Panama]] -Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.

1993 - [[George H. W. Bush|George Bush]] -and Boris Yeltsin sign the second START II|Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

1994 - [[apartheid]] -Bantustan|Homelands receive South African citizenship.

1996 - [[Motorola StarTAC]] -the first Flip (form)|flip phone and one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption, goes on sale.

1997 - [[erosion]] -and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow River valleys.

1999 - [[Mars Polar Lander]] -' is launched.

1999 - [[Israel]] -detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.

2000 - [[Peanuts]] -' comic strip is published.

2002 - [[Karine A Affair|Karine A]] -' in the Red Sea, finding 50 tons of weapons.

2004 - [[Flash Airlines Flight 604]] -crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.

2009 - [[payment system]] -Bitcoin, called the ''Genesis block'', was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.

2015 - [[Boko Haram]] -militants 2015 Baga massacre|raze the entire town of Baga, Nigeria|Baga in north-east Nigeria, with as many as 2,000 people having been killed.

Famous Birthdays


106 - [[Cicero]] -Roman politician and philosopher (d. 43 BC)

169 - [[Lü Bu]] -Chinese general and warlord (d. 199)

1196 - [[Emperor Tsuchimikado]] -of Japan (d. 1231)

1698 - [[Metastasio]] -Italian poet and opera librettist (d. 1782)

1710 - [[Richard Gridley]] -American soldier and engineer (d. 1796)

1719 - [[Francisco José Freire]] -Portuguese historian (d. 1773)

1722 - [[Fredrik Hasselqvist]] -Swedish biologist and explorer (d. 1752)

1760 - [[Veerapandiya Kattabomman]] -Indian politician (d. 1799)

1775 - [[Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont]] -(d. 1863)

1777 - [[Elisa Bonaparte]] -French sister of Napoleon (d. 1820)

1778 - [[Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski]] -Polish archbishop (d. 1861)

1793 - [[Lucretia Mott]] -American activist (d. 1880)

1802 - [[Charles Pelham Villiers]] -English lawyer and politician (d. 1898)

1803 - [[Douglas William Jerrold]] -English journalist and playwright (d. 1857)

1806 - [[Henriette Sontag]] -German soprano (d. 1854)

1810 - [[Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie]] -French geographer, ethnologist, linguist, and astronomer (d. 1897)

1816 - [[Samuel C. Pomeroy]] -American businessman and politician (d. 1891)

1819 - [[Charles Piazzi Smyth]] -Italian-Scottish astronomer and academic (d. 1900)

1821 - [[Karel Dežman]] -Slovenian archaeologist, botanist, and politician, List of mayors of Ljubljana|Mayor of Ljubljana (d. 1889)

1831 - [[Savitribai Phule]] -Indian educator and activist (d. 1897)

1836 - [[Sakamoto Ryōma]] -Japanese samurai and rebel leader (d. 1867)

1840 - [[Father Damien]] -Flemish missionary and priest (d. 1889)

1855 - [[Hubert Bland]] -English educator (d. 1914)

1856 - [[R. C. Lehmann]] -English journalist and politician (d. 1929)

1861 - [[William Renshaw]] -English tennis player (d. 1904)

1862 - [[Matthew Nathan]] -English soldier and politician, 13th Governor of Queensland (d. 1939)

1865 - [[Henry Lytton]] -English actor and singer (d. 1936)

1870 - [[Henry Handel Richardson]] -Australian author (d. 1946)

1873 - [[Ichizō Kobayashi]] -Japanese businessman; founded the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (d. 1957)

1874 - [[Francis Newton]] -American golfer (d. 1946)

1875 - [[Alexandros Diomidis]] -Greek banker and politician; 145th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1950)

1876 - [[Wilhelm Pieck]] -German carpenter and politician; 1st Leadership of East Germany|President of the German Democratic Republic (d. 1960)

1879 - [[Grace Coolidge]] -American wife of Calvin Coolidge; 32nd List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (d. 1957)

1880 - [[Francis Browne]] -Irish priest and photographer (d. 1960)

1883 - [[Clement Attlee]] -English soldier, lawyer, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)

1883 - [[Duncan Gillis]] -Canadian discus thrower and hammer thrower (d. 1963)

1884 - [[Raoul Koczalski]] -Polish pianist and composer (d. 1948)

1885 - [[Harry Elkins Widener]] -American businessman (d. 1912)

1886 - [[John Gould Fletcher]] -American poet and author (d. 1950)

1886 - [[Josephine Hull]] -American actress and director (d. 1957)

1887 - [[August Macke]] -German-French painter (d. 1914)

1887 - [[Helen Parkhurst]] -American author and educator (d. 1973)

1892 - [[J. R. R. Tolkien]] -English philologist and author (d. 1973)

1894 - [[ZaSu Pitts]] -American actress and singer (d. 1963)

1895 - [[Boris Lyatoshinsky]] -Ukrainian composer and conductor (d. 1968)

1897 - [[Marion Davies]] -American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1961)

1898 - [[Carolyn Haywood]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1990)

1898 - [[Carlos Keller]] -Chilean historian, academic, and politician (d. 1974)

1900 - [[Donald J. Russell]] -American businessman (d. 1985)

1901 - [[Ngô Đình Diệm]] -Vietnamese politician; 1st President of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 1963)

1905 - [[Anna May Wong]] -American actress (d. 1961)

1907 - [[Ray Milland]] -Welsh-American actor and director (d. 1986)

1909 - [[Victor Borge]] -Danish-American pianist and conductor (d. 2000)

1910 - [[Frenchy Bordagaray]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)

1911 - [[John Sturges]] -American director and producer (d. 1982)

1912 - [[Federico Borrell García]] -Spanish soldier (d. 1936)

1912 - [[Renaude Lapointe]] -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2002)

1912 - [[Armand Lohikoski]] -American-Finnish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1915 - [[Jack Levine]] -American painter and soldier (d. 2010)

1915 - [[Mady Rahl]] -German actress and singer (d. 2009)

1916 - [[Maxene Andrews]] -American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 1995)

1916 - [[Betty Furness]] -American actress and journalist (d. 1994)

1916 - [[Warren King (cartoonist)|Warren King]] -American cartoonist (d. 1978)

1917 - [[Albert Mol]] -Dutch author and actor (d. 2002)

1917 - [[Vernon A. Walters]] -American general and diplomat; 17th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2002)

1917 - [[Roger Williams Straus, Jr.]] -American publisher; co-founded Farrar, Straus and Giroux (d. 2004)

1919 - [[Dorothy Morrison (actress)|Dorothy Morrison]] -American actress

1919 - [[Herbie Nichols]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1963)

1920 - [[Siegfried Buback]] -German lawyer and politician; Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977)

1920 - [[Renato Carosone]] -Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2001)

1921 - [[Chetan Anand (director)|Chetan Anand]] -Indian director and screenwriter (d. 1997)

1922 - [[Bill Travers]] -English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

1923 - [[Bud Adams]] -American businessman (d. 2013)

1923 - [[Hank Stram]] -American football player and coach (d. 2005)

1923 - [[Bud Tingwell]] -Australian actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)

1924 - [[Otto Beisheim]] -German businessman, founded Metro AG (d. 2013)

1924 - [[André Franquin]] -Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1997)

1924 - [[Nell Rankin]] -American soprano (d. 2005)

1925 - [[Jill Balcon]] -English actress (d. 2009)

1926 - [[W. Michael Blumenthal]] -American businessman and politician; 64th United States Secretary of the Treasury

1926 - [[Felicitas Kuhn]] -Austrian illustrator

1926 - [[George Martin]] -English composer, conductor, and producer

1928 - [[Michael Barratt (television presenter)|Michael Barratt]] -English television host

1928 - [[Abdul Rahman Ya'kub]] -Malaysian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Sarawak (d. 2015)

1929 - [[Sergio Leone]] -Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1929 - [[Ernst Mahle]] -German-Brazilian composer and conductor

1930 - [[Mara Corday]] -American model and actress

1930 - [[Marcel Dubé]] -Canadian playwright

1930 - [[Robert Loggia]] -American actor and director

1930 - [[Barbara Stuart]] -American actress (d. 2011)

1931 - [[Yashawant Dinkar Phadke]] -Indian historian and activist (d. 2008)

1932 - [[Dabney Coleman]] -American actor

1932 - [[Eeles Landström]] -Finnish pole vaulter and politician

1932 - [[Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes]] -American-Mexican dancer and actress

1933 - [[Geoffrey Bindman]] -English lawyer

1933 - [[Anya Linden]] -English ballerina

1933 - [[Anne Stevenson]] -American-English poet and author

1934 - [[Marpessa Dawn]] -American-French actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2008)

1934 - [[Carla Anderson Hills]] -American lawyer and politician; 5th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

1935 - [[Raymond Garneau]] -Canadian businessman and politician

1936 - [[Michael Layard]] -English admiral

1937 - [[Glen A. Larson]] -American director, producer (''Battlestar Galactica''), and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1937 - [[Seri Wangnaitham]] -Thai dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)

1938 - [[Robin Butler, Baron Butler of Brockwell]] -English politician

1938 - [[K. Ganeshalingam]] -Sri Lankan accountant and politician, Mayor of Colombo (d. 2006)

1939 - [[Arik Einstein]] -Israeli singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013)

1939 - [[Bobby Hull]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1939 - [[Ruben Reyes]] -Filipino lawyer and jurist

1940 - [[Leo de Berardinis]] -Italian actor and director (d. 2008)

1940 - [[Bernard Blaut]] -Polish footballer and coach (d. 2007)

1941 - [[Franklin McCain]] -American activist (d. 2014)

1941 - [[Van Dyke Parks]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1942 - [[John Marsden (lawyer)|John Marsden]] -Australian lawyer and activist (d. 2006)

1942 - [[John Thaw]] -English actor and producer (d. 2002)

1943 - [[Jarl Alfredius]] -Swedish journalist (d. 2009)

1944 - [[David Atherton]] -English conductor, co-founded London Sinfonietta

1944 - [[Raewyn Connell]] -Australian sociologist

1944 - [[Blanche d'Alpuget]] -Australian author

1945 - [[David Starkey]] -English historian and academic

1945 - [[Stephen Stills]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1946 - [[John Paul Jones (musician)|John Paul Jones]] -English bass player, songwriter, and producer (Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures)

1946 - [[Cissy King]] -American singer and dancer

1946 - [[Michalis Kritikopoulos]] -Greek footballer (d. 2002)

1947 - [[Zulema]] -American singer-songwriter (Faith Hope and Charity (US band)|Faith Hope and Charity) (d. 2013)

1950 - [[Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova]] -Russian conjoined twins (d. 2003)

1950 - [[Victoria Principal]] -American actress and producer

1951 - [[Linda Dobbs]] -British lawyer and judge

1951 - [[Gary Nairn]] -Australian surveyor and politician

1952 - [[Esperanza Aguirre]] -Spanish politician, 3rd President of the Community of Madrid

1952 - [[Gianfranco Fini]] -Italian journalist and politician; Minister of Foreign Affairs (Italy)|Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1952 - [[Jim Ross]] -American wrestler and sportscaster

1953 - [[Justin Fleming]] -Australian playwright and author

1953 - [[Mohammed Waheed Hassan]] -Maldivian educator and politician, 5th President of the Maldives

1954 - [[Dean Hart]] -Canadian wrestler and referee (d. 1990)

1954 - [[Ned Lamont]] -American businessman and politician

1954 - [[Ross the Boss]] -American guitarist and songwriter

1955 - [[Palmolive (musician)|Palmolive]] -Spanish-English drummer (The Slits, The Raincoats, and The Flowers of Romance (band)|The Flowers of Romance)

1956 - [[Mel Gibson]] -American-Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1956 - [[Sam Laidlaw]] -English businessman

1956 - [[Willy T. Ribbs]] -American race car driver

1958 - [[James J. Greco]] -American businessman

1958 - [[Shim Hyung-rae]] -South Korean actor, director, and producer

1959 - [[Alessandro Andrei]] -Italian shot putter

1960 - [[Russell Spence]] -English race car driver

1963 - [[Stewart Hosie]] -Scottish politician

1963 - [[Alex Wheatle]] -English author and playwright

1964 - [[Bruce LaBruce]] -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Gérald Mossé]] -French jockey

1967 - [[Mayumi Wakamura]] -Japanese actress

1969 - [[Philippe Dean]] -French pornographic actor

1969 - [[Jarmo Lehtinen]] -Finnish race car driver

1969 - [[Michael Schumacher]] -German race car driver

1969 - [[Gerda Weissensteiner]] -Italian bobsledder

1970 - [[Lee Beom-soo]] -South Korean actor

1970 - [[Mahaya Petrosian]] -Iranian actress

1970 - [[Priit Reiska]] -Estonian footballer

1970 - [[Matt Ross]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1971 - [[Cory Cross]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1971 - [[Sarah Alexander]] -English actress and screenwriter

1972 - [[Janek Kiisman]] -Estonian footballer

1973 - [[Dan Harmon]] -American screenwriter and producer

1973 - [[Rory Stewart]] -Hong Kong-English academic and politician

1974 - [[Robert-Jan Derksen]] -Dutch golfer

1974 - [[Alessandro Petacchi]] -Italian cyclist

1975 - [[Thomas Bangalter]] -French DJ and producer

1975 - [[Jun Maeda]] -Japanese businessman; co-founded the Key (company)|Key Company

1975 - [[Jason Marsden]] -American actor, director, and producer

1975 - [[Danica McKellar]] -American actress, producer, screenwriter, and mathematician

1975 - [[Lisa Misipeka]] -American Samoan hammer thrower and shot putter

1976 - [[Angelos Basinas]] -Greek footballer

1976 - [[Dinara Drukarova]] -Russian actress

1976 - [[Nicholas Gonzalez]] -American actor and producer

1977 - [[Lee Bowyer]] -English footballer

1977 - [[A. J. Burnett]] -American baseball player

1977 - [[Mayumi Iizuka]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1978 - [[Dimitra Kalentzou]] -Greek basketball player

1978 - [[Liya Kebede]] -Ethiopian-American model, actress, and fashion designer

1978 - [[Kimberley Locke]] -American singer-songwriter

1978 - [[Park Sol-mi]] -South Korean actress

1978 - [[Mike York]] -American ice hockey player

1979 - [[Rie Tanaka]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1979 - [[Dina Tersago]] -Belgian model and television host; Miss Belgium|Miss Belgium 2001

1979 - [[Koit Toome]] -Estonian singer and actor

1980 - [[Bryan Clay]] -American decathlete

1980 - [[Angela Ruggiero]] -American ice hockey player

1980 - [[David Tyree]] -American football player

1980 - [[Kurt Vile]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1980 - [[Mary Wineberg]] -American sprinter

1981 - [[Naresh Iyer]] -Indian singer

1981 - [[Eli Manning]] -American football player

1982 - [[Chisu]] -Finnish singer, songwriter and producer

1982 - [[Peter Clarke (footballer)|Peter Clarke]] -English footballer

1982 - [[Atiqah Hasiholan]] -Indonesian actress and model

1982 - [[Lasse Nilsson]] -Swedish footballer

1984 - [[Miloš Juhász]] -Slovak footballer

1984 - [[Billy Mehmet]] -Cypriot-Irish footballer

1984 - [[Arif Suyono]] -Indonesian footballer

1985 - [[Nicole Beharie]] -American actress

1985 - [[John David Booty]] -American football player

1985 - [[Linas Kleiza]] -Lithuanian basketball player

1985 - [[Evan Moore]] -American football player

1986 - [[Dana Hussain]] -Iraqi sprinter

1986 - [[Greg Nwokolo]] -Indonesian footballer

1986 - [[Jessica O'Rourke]] -American footballer

1986 - [[Dmitry Starodubtsev]] -Russian pole vaulter

1986 - [[Jacob Timpano]] -Australian footballer

1986 - [[Allan Walker]] -Scottish footballer

1987 - [[Anchal Joseph]] -Indian-American model and actress

1987 - [[Leonidas Panagopoulos]] -Greek footballer

1987 - [[Nana Yanagisawa]] -Japanese model and actress

1988 - [[Ikechi Anya]] -Scottish-Nigerian footballer

1988 - [[Rodrigo de la Cadena]] -Mexican singer-songwriter

1988 - [[Jonny Evans]] -Northern Irish footballer

1988 - [[Matt Frattin]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1988 - [[J. R. Hildebrand]] -American race car driver

1989 - [[Adas Juškevičius]] -Lithuanian basketball player

1989 - [[Alex D. Linz]] -American actor

1989 - [[Anya Rozova]] -Russian-American model

1989 - [[Kōhei Uchimura]] -Japanese gymnast

1989 - [[Ayaka Umeda]] -Japanese singer and actress

1989 - [[Anthony Wordsworth]] -English footballer

1990 - [[Yoichiro Kakitani]] -Japanese footballer

1991 - [[Jerson Cabral]] -Dutch footballer

1991 - [[Özgür Çek]] -Turkish footballer

1991 - [[Sébastien Faure (footballer)|Sébastien Faure]] -French footballer

1992 - [[Sandra Zaniewska]] -Polish tennis player

1993 - [[Kevin Ware]] -American basketball player

1994 - [[James Husband (footballer)|James Husband]] -English footballer

1995 - [[Kim Seolhyun]] -South Korean singer and actress (AOA (band)|AOA)

1995 - [[Akihisa Shiono]] -Japanese actor and model

History of Deaths


323 - [[Emperor Yuan of Jin]] -(b. 276)

1098 - [[Walkelin]] -French bishop

1322 - [[Philip V of France]] -(b. 1292)

1437 - [[Catherine of France]] -(b. 1401)

1501 - [[Ali-Shir Nava'i]] -Turkic poet, linguist, and mystic (b. 1441)

1543 - [[Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo]] -Portuguese explorer (b. 1499)

1571 - [[Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg]] -(b. 1505)

1641 - [[Jeremiah Horrocks]] -English astronomer and mathematician (b. 1618)

1656 - [[Mathieu Molé]] -French politician (b. 1584)

1670 - [[George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle]] -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1608)

1701 - [[Louis I, Prince of Monaco]] -(b. 1642)

1743 - [[Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena]] -Italian architect and painter (b. 1657)

1777 - [[William Leslie (British Army officer)|William Leslie]] -Scottish captain (b. 1751)

1779 - [[Claude Bourgelat]] -French surgeon and lawyer (b. 1712)

1785 - [[Baldassare Galuppi]] -Italian composer (b. 1706)

1795 - [[Josiah Wedgwood]] -English potter, founded the Wedgwood|Wedgwood Company (b. 1730)

1826 - [[Louis-Gabriel Suchet]] -French general (b. 1770)

1871 - [[Kuriakose Elias Chavara]] -Indian priest and saint (b. 1805)

1875 - [[Pierre Larousse]] -French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1817)

1882 - [[William Harrison Ainsworth]] -English author (b. 1805)

1895 - [[James Merritt Ives]] -American lithographer and businessman, co-founded Currier and Ives (b. 1824)

1903 - [[Alois Hitler]] -Austrian civil servant (b. 1837)

1911 - [[Alexandros Papadiamantis]] -Greek author and poet (b. 1851)

1915 - [[James Elroy Flecker]] -English poet, author, and playwright (b. 1884)

1916 - [[Grenville M. Dodge]] -American general and politician (b. 1831)

1922 - [[Wilhelm Voigt]] -German criminal (b. 1849)

1923 - [[Jaroslav Hašek]] -Czech journalist and author (b. 1883)

1927 - [[Carl David Tolmé Runge]] -German physicist and mathematician (b. 1856)

1931 - [[Joseph Joffre]] -French general (b. 1852)

1933 - [[Wilhelm Cuno]] -German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)

1933 - [[Jack Pickford]] -Canadian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1896)

1943 - [[André Fauquet-Lemaître]] -French polo player (b. 1862)

1943 - [[Walter James]] -Australian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)

1944 - [[Jurgis Baltrušaitis]] -Lithuanian poet, critic, and translator (b. 1873)

1945 - [[Edgar Cayce]] -American psychic and author (b. 1877)

1945 - [[Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski]] -Polish journalist and explorer (b. 1879)

1946 - [[William Joyce]] -American-English soldier and politician (b. 1906)

1956 - [[Alexander Gretchaninov]] -Russian-American composer (b. 1864)

1956 - [[Dimitrios Vergos]] -Greek wrestler, weightlifter, and shot putter (b. 1886)

1956 - [[Joseph Wirth]] -German educator and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)

1958 - [[Cafer Tayyar Eğilmez]] -Turkish general (b. 1877)

1959 - [[Edwin Muir]] -Scottish poet, author, and translator (b. 1887)

1960 - [[Eric P. Kelly]] -American journalist, author, and academic (b. 1884)

1962 - [[Hermann Lux (footballer)|Hermann Lux]] -German footballer and manager (b. 1893)

1967 - [[Mary Garden]] -Scottish-American soprano and actress (b. 1874)

1967 - [[Jack Ruby]] -American murderer (b. 1911)

1969 - [[Jean Focas]] -Greek-French astronomer (b. 1909)

1969 - [[Tzavalas Karousos]] -Greek-French actor (b. 1904)

1970 - [[Gladys Aylward]] -English missionary (b. 1902)

1972 - [[Mohan Rakesh]] -Indian author and playwright (b. 1925)

1974 - [[Gino Cervi]] -Italian actor (b. 1901)

1975 - [[James McCormack]] -American general (b. 1910)

1977 - [[William Gropper]] -American radical, cartoonist and painter (b. 1897)

1979 - [[Conrad Hilton]] -American businessman, founded the Hilton Hotels & Resorts (b. 1887)

1980 - [[Joy Adamson]] -Czech-Kenyan author (b. 1910)

1980 - [[Lucien Buysse]] -Belgian cyclist (b. 1892)

1980 - [[George Sutherland Fraser]] -Scottish poet and academic (b. 1915)

1980 - [[Ivan Triesault]] -Estonian-American actor (b. 1898)

1981 - [[Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone]] -(b. 1883)

1988 - [[Rose Ausländer]] -Ukrainian-German poet and author (b. 1901)

1988 - [[Joie Chitwood]] -American race car driver and stuntman (b. 1912)

1989 - [[Sergei Sobolev]] -Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1909)

1992 - [[Judith Anderson]] -Australian-American actress (b. 1897)

1993 - [[Johnny Most]] -American sportscaster (b. 1923)

2002 - [[Satish Dhawan]] -Indian engineer (b.1920)

2002 - [[Juan García Esquivel]] -Mexican pianist and composer (b. 1918)

2002 - [[Freddy Heineken]] -Dutch businessman (b. 1923)

2003 - [[Sid Gillman]] -American football player and coach (b. 1911)

2003 - [[Jimmy Stewart (racing driver)|Jimmy Stewart]] -Scottish racing driver (b. 1931)

2004 - [[Des Corcoran]] -Australian soldier and politician, 37th Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)

2005 - [[Koo Chen-fu]] -Taiwanese businessman and diplomat (b. 1917)

2005 - [[Jyotindra Nath Dixit]] -Indian diplomat, 2nd National Security Adviser (India)|Indian National Security Adviser (b. 1936)

2005 - [[Will Eisner]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1917)

2006 - [[Steve Rogers (rugby league)|Steve Rogers]] -Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1954)

2006 - [[Bill Skate]] -Papua New Guinean politician, 5th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)

2007 - [[János Fürst]] -Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1935)

2007 - [[Sergio Jiménez]] -Mexican actor and director (b. 1937)

2007 - [[Earl Reibel]] -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1930)

2007 - [[William Verity, Jr.]] -American businessman and politician, 27th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1917)

2007 - [[Cecil Walker]] -Irish politician (b. 1924)

2008 - [[Aleksandr Abdulov]] -Russian actor and screenwriter (b. 1953)

2008 - [[Werner Dollinger]] -German economist and politician (b. 1918)

2008 - [[Choi Yo-sam]] -South Korean boxer (b. 1972)

2009 - [[Betty Freeman]] -American philanthropist and photographer (b. 1921)

2009 - [[Pat Hingle]] -American actor and producer (b. 1924)

2009 - [[Ulf G. Lindén]] -Swedish businessman (b. 1937)

2009 - [[Hisayasu Nagata]] -Japanese politician (b. 1969)

2010 - [[Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt]] -Chilean-German composer and academic (b. 1925)

2010 - [[Mary Daly]] -American theologian and scholar (b. 1928)

2010 - [[Takis Michalos]] -Greek water polo player and coach (b. 1947)

2011 - [[Fadil Hadžić]] -Croatian director and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2011 - [[Suchitra Mitra]] -Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1924)

2012 - [[Vicar (cartoonist)|Vicar]] -Chilean cartoonist (b. 1934)

2012 - [[Gene Bartow]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Robert L. Carter]] -American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)

2012 - [[Winifred Milius Lubell]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1914)

2012 - [[Joaquín Martínez]] -Mexican-American actor (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Josef Škvorecký]] -Czech-Canadian author and publisher (b. 1924)

2012 - [[Jenny Tomasin]] -English actress (b. 1938)

2012 - [[Bob Weston (guitarist)|Bob Weston]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac) (b. 1947)

2013 - [[Alfie Fripp]] -English soldier and pilot (b. 1913)

2013 - [[Kanang anak Langkau]] -Malaysian soldier (b. 1945)

2013 - [[Ivan Mackerle]] -Czech cryptozoologist, explorer, and author (b. 1942)

2013 - [[William Maxson]] -American general (b. 1930)

2013 - [[Sergiu Nicolaescu]] -Romanian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

2013 - [[Burry Stander]] -South African cyclist (b. 1987)

2014 - [[Phil Everly]] -American singer and guitarist (The Everly Brothers) (b. 1939)

2014 - [[George Goodman]] -American economist and author (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Alicia Rhett]] -American actress and painter (b. 1915)

2014 - [[Yashiki Takajin]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and television host (b. 1949)

2014 - [[Saul Zaentz]] -American film producer (b. 1921)

2015 - [[Martin Anderson (economist)|Martin Anderson]] -American economist and academic (b. 1936)

2015 - [[Edward Brooke]] -American captain and politician, 47th Massachusetts Attorney General (b. 1919)

2015 - [[Bryan Caldwell]] -American football player (b. 1960)

2015 - [[Bernice Madigan]] -American super-centenarian (b. 1899)

2015 - [[Allie Sherman]] -American football player and coach (b. 1923)

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