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Day History: January-31

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Events History


314 - [[Pope Sylvester I]] -succeeds Pope Miltiades.

1504 - [[Naples]] -to Aragon.

1578 - [[Battle of Gembloux (1578)|Battle of Gembloux]] -takes place.

1606 - [[Gunpowder Plot]] -Guy Fawkes is executed for plotting against Parliament of England|Parliament and James VI and I|King James.

1747 - [[venereal disease]] -clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.

1801 - [[John Marshall]] -is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.

1814 - [[Gervasio Antonio de Posadas]] -becomes Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present-day Argentina).

1846 - [[Milwaukee Bridge War]] -Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee.

1848 - [[John C. Frémont]] -is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.

1849 - [[Corn Laws]] -are abolished in the United Kingdom pursuant to legislation in 1846.

1862 - [[Alvan Graham Clark]] -discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an {{convert|18.5|in|cm|adj=on}} telescope now located at Northwestern University.

1865 - [[American Civil War]] -The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification.

1865 - [[Confederate States of America|Confederate]] -General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.

1867 - [[Maronite]] -nationalist leader Youssef Bey Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria.

1897 - [[Czechoslovak Trade Union Association|Czechoslav Trade Union Association]] -is founded in Prague.

1891 - [[History of Portugal (1834–1910)|History of Portugal]] -The first attempt at a Portuguese republicanism|republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.

1900 - [[Mat Salleh Rebellion]] -

1915 - [[World War I]] -German Empire|Germany is the first to make large-scale use of Chemical weapons in World War I|poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russian Empire|Russia.

1917 - [[U-boat]] -will U-boat Campaign (World War I)|resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus.

1918 - [[Battle of May Island|series of accidental collisions]] -on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.

1919 - [[Battle of George Square]] -takes place in Glasgow, Scotland.

1929 - [[Soviet Union]] -exiles Leon Trotsky.

1930 - [[3M]] -begins marketing Scotch Tape.

1942 - [[World War II]] -Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.

1943 - [[Friedrich Paulus]] -surrenders to the Soviets at Battle of Stalingrad|Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of the war's fiercest battles.

1944 - [[Kwajalein Atoll]] -and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.

1944 - [[Battle of Anzio|Anzio campaign]] -the 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy.

1945 - [[Eddie Slovik]] -is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the American Civil War|Civil War.

1945 - [[Stutthof concentration camp]] -are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.

1945 - [[Battle of Hill 170]] -during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Rakhine State|Arakan Peninsula.

1946 - [[Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia|Yugoslavia]] -s new 1946 Yugoslav Constitution|constitution, modeling that of the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia|Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).

1946 - [[North Vietnam|Democratic Republic of Vietnam]] -introduces the North Vietnamese đồng|đồng to replace the French Indochinese piastre at par.

1949 - [[These Are My Children]] -', the first television daytime soap opera is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.

1950 - [[Harry S. Truman]] -announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.

1953 - [[North Sea flood of 1953|North Sea flood]] -causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom

1957 - [[Pacoima, Los Angeles|Pacoima, California]] -are killed following the Pacoima aircraft accident|mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

1958 - [[Explorer program]] -''Explorer 1'': The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.

1958 - [[James Van Allen]] -discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.

1961 - [[Project Mercury]] -Mercury-Redstone 2: Ham the Chimp travels into space science|outer space.

1966 - [[Soviet Union]] -launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna programme|Luna program.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -Viet Cong attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.

1968 - [[Nauru]] -gains independence from Australia.

1971 - [[Apollo program]] -Apollo 14: Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro formation|Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

1971 - [[Winter Soldier Investigation]] -organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begins in Detroit.

1990 - [[McDonald's]] -in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow.

1995 - [[Bill Clinton]] -authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its Economy of Mexico|economy.

1996 - [[Central Bank of Sri Lanka]] -in Colombo, Sri Lanka killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400.

1996 - [[Comet Hyakutake]] -is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.

2000 - [[Alaska Airlines Flight 261]] -crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.

2001 - [[Libya]] -Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

2003 - [[Waterfall rail accident]] -occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.

2007 - [[Birmingham]] -in the UK, accused of 2007 plot to behead a British Muslim soldier|plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.

2009 - [[Kenya]] -at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an Molo fire|oil spillage ignition in Molo, Kenya|Molo, days after 2009 Nakumatt supermarket fire|a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.

2010 - [[Avatar (2009 film)|Avatar]] -' becomes the first film to List of highest-grossing films|gross over $2 billion worldwide.

2011 - [[January 31 – February 2, 2011 North American blizzard|winter storm]] -hits North America for the January 25–27, 2011 North American blizzard|second time in the same month, causing $1.8 billion in damage across the United States and Canada and killing 24 people.

2013 - [[Torre Ejecutiva Pemex explosion|An explosion]] -at the Torre Ejecutiva Pemex|Pemex Executive Tower in Mexico City kills at least 33 people and injures more than 100.

Famous Birthdays


36 - [[Antonia Minor]] -Greek daughter of Mark Antony (d. 38 AD)

877 - [[Taejo of Goryeo]] -(d. 943)

1512 - [[Henry, King of Portugal]] -(d. 1580)

1543 - [[Tokugawa Ieyasu]] -Japanese shogun (d. 1616)

1550 - [[Henry I, Duke of Guise]] -(d. 1588)

1597 - [[John Francis Regis]] -French priest and saint (d. 1640)

1624 - [[Arnold Geulincx]] -Flemish philosopher and academic (d. 1669)

1673 - [[Louis de Montfort]] -French priest and saint (d. 1716)

1686 - [[Hans Egede]] -Norwegian missionary and explorer (d. 1758)

1752 - [[Gouverneur Morris]] -American politician (d. 1816)

1759 - [[François Devienne]] -French flute player and composer (d. 1803)

1797 - [[Franz Schubert]] -Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1828)

1820 - [[William B. Washburn]] -American politician, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)

1825 - [[Miska Magyarics]] -Hungarian-Slovenian poet (d. 1883)

1835 - [[Lunalilo]] -of Hawaii (d. 1874)

1854 - [[David Emmanuel (mathematician)|David Emmanuel]] -Romanian mathematician and academic (d. 1941)

1857 - [[George Jackson Churchward]] -English engineer (d. 1933)

1865 - [[Henri Desgrange]] -French cyclist and journalist (d. 1940)

1865 - [[Shastriji Maharaj]] -Indian spiritual leader, founded Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha|BAPS (d. 1951)

1868 - [[Theodore William Richards]] -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)

1872 - [[Zane Grey]] -American dentist and author (d. 1939)

1881 - [[Irving Langmuir]] -American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

1884 - [[Theodor Heuss]] -German journalist and politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1963)

1884 - [[Nathaniel Moore]] -American golfer (d. 1910)

1884 - [[Mammad Amin Rasulzade]] -Azerbaijani scholar and politician, 1st List of heads of government of Azerbaijan|President of The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (d. 1955)

1889 - [[Frank Foster (cricketer)|Frank Foster]] -English cricketer (d. 1958)

1892 - [[Eddie Cantor]] -American singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer (d. 1964)

1894 - [[Isham Jones]] -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1956)

1896 - [[Sofya Yanovskaya]] -Russian mathematician and historian (d. 1966)

1902 - [[Nat Bailey]] -Canadian businessman; founded White Spot (d. 1978)

1902 - [[Tallulah Bankhead]] -American actress (d. 1968)

1902 - [[Alva Myrdal]] -Swedish sociologist and politician; Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

1905 - [[Diana Napier]] -English actress (d. 1982)

1905 - [[John O'Hara]] -American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1970)

1906 - [[Roosevelt Sykes]] -American singer and pianist (d. 1983)

1909 - [[Miron Grindea]] -Romanian-English journalist (d. 1995)

1911 - [[Eddie Byrne]] -Irish actor (d. 1981)

1913 - [[Don Hutson]] -American football player and coach (d. 1997)

1914 - [[Carey Loftin]] -American actor and stuntman (d. 1997)

1914 - [[Daya Mata]] -American religious leader (d. 2010)

1914 - [[Jersey Joe Walcott]] -American boxer and police officer (d. 1994)

1915 - [[Bobby Hackett]] -American trumpet player and cornet player (d. 1976)

1915 - [[Alan Lomax]] -American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002)

1915 - [[Thomas Merton]] -American monk and author (d. 1968)

1915 - [[Garry Moore]] -American comedian and game show host (d. 1993)

1917 - [[Fred Bassetti]] -American architect, founded Bassetti Architects (d. 2013)

1919 - [[Jackie Robinson]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1972)

1920 - [[Stewart Udall]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2010)

1921 - [[John Agar]] -American actor (d. 2002)

1921 - [[Carol Channing]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1921 - [[E. Fay Jones]] -American architect, designed the Thorncrown Chapel (d. 2004)

1921 - [[Mario Lanza]] -American tenor and actor (d. 1959)

1921 - [[Bill Pritchett]] -Australian public servant (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Joanne Dru]] -American actress (d. 1996)

1923 - [[Norman Mailer]] -American journalist and author (d. 2007)

1925 - [[Benjamin Hooks]] -American minister, lawyer, and activist (d. 2010)

1926 - [[Tom Alston]] -American baseball player (d. 1993)

1927 - [[Norm Prescott]] -American animator, producer, and composer, co-founded Filmation|Filmation Studios (d. 2005)

1928 - [[Eric Ash]] -German-English engineer and academic

1928 - [[Chuck Willis]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 1958)

1928 - [[Irma Wyman]] -American computer scientist and engineer

1929 - [[Rudolf Mössbauer]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1929 - [[Jean Simmons]] -British-American actress (d. 2010)

1930 - [[Joakim Bonnier]] -Swedish race car driver (d. 1972)

1930 - [[Lynn Carlin]] -American actress

1931 - [[Ernie Banks]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Christopher Chataway]] -English runner, journalist, and politician (d. 2014)

1932 - [[Miron Babiak]] -Polish captain (d. 2013)

1933 - [[Camille Henry]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1997)

1933 - [[Bernardo Provenzano]] -Italian mobster

1934 - [[Ernesto Brambilla]] -Italian motorcycle racer and race car driver

1934 - [[Gene DeWeese]] -American writer (d. 2012)

1934 - [[James Franciscus]] -American actor and producer (d. 1991)

1934 - [[Bob Turner (ice hockey)|Bob Turner]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

1935 - [[Kenzaburō Ōe]] -Japanese author and academic; Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1937 - [[Regimantas Adomaitis]] -Lithuanian actor

1937 - [[Andrée Boucher]] -Canadian educator and politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2007)

1937 - [[Philip Glass]] -American composer

1937 - [[Suzanne Pleshette]] -American actress and singer (d. 2008)

1938 - [[Lynn Carlin]] -American actress

1938 - [[James G. Watt]] -American lawyer and politician, 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior

1939 - [[Claude Gauthier (singer)|Claude Gauthier]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and actor

1940 - [[Kitch Christie]] -South African rugby player and coach (d. 1998)

1941 - [[Dick Gephardt]] -American lawyer and politician

1941 - [[Gerald McDermott]] -American author and illustrator (d. 2012)

1941 - [[Jessica Walter]] -American actress

1942 - [[Daniela Bianchi]] -Italian actress

1942 - [[Derek Jarman]] -English director, stage designer, and author (d. 1994)

1944 - [[Connie Booth]] -American-English actress and psychotherapist

1944 - [[Charlie Musselwhite]] -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player

1945 - [[Rynn Berry]] -American historian and author (d. 2014)

1945 - [[Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond]] -English lawyer, judge, and academic

1945 - [[Joseph Kosuth]] -American photographer and illustrator

1946 - [[Sylvia Hitchcock]] -American model, Miss Universe 1967 (d. 2015)

1946 - [[Terry Kath]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)

1946 - [[Glynn Turman]] -American actor, director, and producer

1947 - [[Jonathan Banks]] -American actor

1947 - [[Nolan Ryan]] -American baseball player

1947 - [[Matt Minglewood]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948 - [[Volkmar Groß]] -German footballer

1948 - [[Muneo Suzuki]] -Japanese politician

1949 - [[Johan Derksen]] -Dutch footballer and journalist

1949 - [[Norris Church Mailer]] -American model and educator (d. 2010)

1949 - [[Ken Wilber]] -American sociologist, philosopher, and author

1950 - [[Denise Fleming]] -American author and illustrator

1950 - [[Alexander Korzhakov]] -Russian general and bodyguard

1950 - [[Janice Rebibo]] -American-Israeli author and poet (d. 2015)

1951 - [[Dave Benton]] -Aruban-Estonian singer and drummer

1951 - [[Harry Wayne Casey]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1951 - [[Phil Manzanera]] -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1951 - [[Won Sei-hoon]] -South Korean intelligence officer

1952 - [[Nadya Rusheva]] -Russian painter (d. 1969)

1953 - [[Ovidiu Lipan]] -Romanian drummer

1954 - [[Mark Slavin]] -Israeli wrestler (d. 1972)

1954 - [[Adrian Vandenberg]] -Dutch guitarist

1955 - [[Virginia Ruzici]] -Romanian tennis player and manager

1956 - [[John Lydon]] -English singer-songwriter

1956 - [[Stefan Majewski]] -Polish footballer and coach

1957 - [[Shirley Babashoff]] -American swimmer

1958 - [[Armin Reichel]] -German footballer and manager

1959 - [[Anthony LaPaglia]] -Australian footballer, actor, and producer

1959 - [[Kelly Lynch]] -American model and actress

1959 - [[Kelly Moore]] -American race car driver

1959 - [[Mickey Simmonds]] -English keyboard player and songwriter

1960 - [[George Benjamin (composer)|George Benjamin]] -British composer of classical music

1960 - [[Akbar Ganji]] -Iranian journalist and author

1960 - [[Grant Morrison]] -Scottish author and screenwriter

1960 - [[Željko Šturanović]] -Montenegrian politician; 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro (d. 2014)

1961 - [[Elizabeth Barker, Baroness Barker]] -English politician

1961 - [[Fatou Bensouda]] -Gambian lawyer and judge

1961 - [[Lloyd Cole]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions)

1961 - [[Mako Ishino]] -Japanese singer and actress

1961 - [[Fatih Kısaparmak]] -Turkish singer-songwriter

1963 - [[John Dye]] -American actor (d. 2011)

1963 - [[Madis Eek]] -Estonian architect

1964 - [[Sylvie Bernier]] -Canadian diver

1964 - [[Jeff Hanneman]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Slayer) (d. 2013)

1964 - [[Martha MacCallum]] -American journalist

1964 - [[Miki Maya]] -Japanese actress

1964 - [[Dawn Prince-Hughes]] -American anthropologist and ethologist

1964 - [[Billey Shamrock]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and actor

1965 - [[Giorgos Gasparis]] -Greek basketball player and coach

1965 - [[Ofra Harnoy]] -Canadian cellist.

1966 - [[Umar Alisha]] -Indian journalist and philanthropist

1966 - [[Dexter Fletcher]] -English actor and director

1966 - [[Jorge González (wrestler)|Jorge González]] -Argentinian basketball player and wrestler (d. 2010)

1966 - [[JJ Lehto]] -Finnish race car driver

1967 - [[Chad Channing]] -American singer and drummer

1967 - [[Fat Mike]] -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

1967 - [[Irene Wan]] -Hong Kong actress

1967 - [[Michelle Ruff]] -American voice actress

1967 - [[Joey Wong]] -Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress

1968 - [[Matt King (comedian)|Matt King]] -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1968 - [[Ulrica Messing]] -Swedish politician; 2nd Minister for Infrastructure (Sweden)|Swedish Minister for Infrastructure

1968 - [[Patrick Stevens]] -Belgian sprinter

1970 - [[Minnie Driver]] -English singer-songwriter and actress

1971 - [[Patrick Kielty]] -Northern Irish comedian and television host/presenter

1971 - [[Patricia Velásquez]] -Venezuelan model, actress, and producer

1971 - [[Lee Young-ae]] -South Korean actress

1973 - [[Portia de Rossi]] -Australian-American actress

1974 - [[Wil Anderson]] -Australian comedian and radio host

1974 - [[Othella Harrington]] -American basketball player and coach

1974 - [[Ariel Pestano]] -Cuban baseball player

1975 - [[Fred Coleman]] -American football player and coach

1975 - [[Jackie O (radio host)|Jackie O]] -Australian radio and television host

1975 - [[Preity Zinta]] -Indian actress

1976 - [[Traianos Dellas]] -Greek footballer and manager

1976 - [[Buddy Rice]] -American race car driver

1976 - [[Paul Scheer]] -American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1977 - [[Shingo Katori]] -Japanese singer and actor

1977 - [[Jim Kleinsasser]] -American football player

1977 - [[Bobby Moynihan]] -American actor

1977 - [[Sergei Pareiko]] -Estonian footballer

1977 - [[Katherine Shindle]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1977 - [[Kerry Washington]] -American actress

1978 - [[Fabián Caballero]] -Argentinian footballer and manager

1978 - [[Brad Rutter]] -American game show contestant; highest winning champion in ''Jeopardy!'' history

1978 - [[Ellen Stagg]] -American photographer

1979 - [[Daniel Tammet]] -English author and educator

1979 - [[Emmett J. Scanlan]] -Irish actor and producer

1980 - [[James Adomian]] -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1980 - [[Tiffany Limos]] -American actress

1981 - [[Julio Arca]] -Argentinian footballer

1981 - [[Amrita Arora]] -Indian actress

1981 - [[Justin Timberlake]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

1982 - [[Maret Ani]] -Estonian tennis player

1982 - [[Yuniesky Betancourt]] -Cuban baseball player

1982 - [[Andreas Görlitz]] -German footballer

1982 - [[Salvatore Masiello]] -Italian footballer

1982 - [[Allan McGregor]] -Scottish footballer

1982 - [[Bruno Nogueira]] -Portuguese comedian and actor

1982 - [[Elena Paparizou]] -Swedish-Greek singer-songwriter (Antique (band)|Antique)

1982 - [[Jānis Sprukts]] -Latvian ice hockey player

1982 - [[Yukimi Nagano]] -Swedish singer-songwriter (Little Dragon)

1982 - [[Brad Thompson]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[James Sutton (actor)|James Sutton]] -English actor

1983 - [[Fabio Quagliarella]] -Italian footballer

1984 - [[Vernon Davis]] -American football player

1984 - [[Josh Johnson (baseball)|Josh Johnson]] -Canadian-American baseball player

1984 - [[Jeremy Wariner]] -American runner

1984 - [[Alessandro Zanni]] -Italian rugby player

1985 - [[Adam Federici]] -Australian footballer

1985 - [[Mario Williams]] -American football player

1986 - [[Megan Ellison]] -American film producer; founded Annapurna Pictures

1986 - [[George Elokobi]] -Cameroonian footballer

1986 - [[Yves Ma-Kalambay]] -Belgian footballer

1986 - [[Pauline Parmentier]] -French tennis player

1987 - [[Marcus Mumford]] -American-English singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Raúl Richter]] -German actor

1988 - [[Justine Ozga]] -German tennis player

1988 - [[Brett Pitman]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Taijo Teniste]] -Estonian footballer

1990 - [[Kota Yabu]] -Japanese singer and actor

1992 - [[Tyler Seguin]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1994 - [[Kenneth Zohore]] -Danish footballer

1996 - [[Joel Courtney]] -American actor

History of Deaths


632 - [[Máedóc of Ferns]] -Irish bishop and saint (b. 550)

1398 - [[Emperor Sukō]] -of Japan (b. 1334)

1418 - [[Mircea I of Wallachia]] -(b. 1355)

1435 - [[Xuande Emperor]] -of China (b. 1398)

1561 - [[Bairam Khan]] -Mughalan general (b. 1501)

1561 - [[Menno Simons]] -Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1496)

1580 - [[Henry, King of Portugal]] -(b. 1512)

1606 - [[Guy Fawkes]] -English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (b. 1570)

1606 - [[Ambrose Rookwood]] -English conspirator (b. 1578)

1606 - [[Thomas Wintour]] -English conspirator (b. 1571)

1615 - [[Claudio Acquaviva]] -Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1543)

1615 - [[Henry Grey, 6th Earl of Kent]] -English peer (b. 1541)

1632 - [[Jost Bürgi]] -Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)

1665 - [[Johannes Clauberg]] -German philosopher and theologian (b. 1622)

1686 - [[Jean Mairet]] -French playwright (b. 1604)

1720 - [[Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford]] -English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1654)

1729 - [[Jacob Roggeveen]] -Dutch explorer (b. 1659)

1736 - [[Filippo Juvarra]] -Italian architect, designed the Basilica of Superga (b. 1678)

1788 - [[Charles Edward Stuart]] -Italian husband of Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern (b. 1720)

1790 - [[Thomas Lewis (Virginia)|Thomas Lewis]] -Irish-American lawyer and surveyor (b. 1718)

1794 - [[Mariot Arbuthnot]] -English admiral and politician, 12th List of lieutenant governors of Nova Scotia|Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (b. 1711)

1811 - [[Manuel Alberti]] -Argentinian priest and journalist (b. 1763)

1815 - [[José Félix Ribas]] -Venezuelan soldier (b. 1775)

1828 - [[Alexander Ypsilantis]] -Greek general (b. 1792)

1836 - [[John Cheyne (physician)|John Cheyne]] -English physician and author (b. 1777)

1844 - [[Henri Gatien Bertrand]] -French general (b. 1773)

1856 - [[11th Dalai Lama]] -(b. 1838)

1870 - [[Cilibi Moise]] -Moldavian-Romanian journalist and author (b. 1812)

1888 - [[John Bosco]] -Italian priest and educator, founded the Salesian Society (b. 1815)

1892 - [[Charles Spurgeon]] -English pastor and author (b. 1834)

1907 - [[Timothy Eaton]] -Canadian businessman, founded Eaton's (b. 1834)

1923 - [[Eligiusz Niewiadomski]] -Polish painter and critic (b. 1869)

1933 - [[John Galsworthy]] -English author and playwright; Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)

1942 - [[Henry Larkin]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)

1942 - [[Rolf Wenkhaus]] -German actor (b. 1917)

1944 - [[Jean Giraudoux]] -French author and playwright (b. 1882)

1945 - [[Eddie Slovik]] -American soldier (b. 1920)

1954 - [[Edwin Howard Armstrong]] -American engineer, invented Frequency modulation|FM radio (b. 1890)

1954 - [[Vivian Woodward]] -English captain and footballer (b. 1879)

1955 - [[John Mott]] -American activist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

1956 - [[A. A. Milne]] -English author, poet, and playwright; wrote ''Winnie-the-Pooh'' (b. 1882)

1958 - [[Karl Selter]] -Estonian politician, 14th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1898)

1961 - [[Krishna Singh (politician)|Krishna Singh]] -Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)

1966 - [[Arthur Percival]] -English general (b. 1887)

1967 - [[Eddie Tolan]] -American sprinter (b. 1908)

1969 - [[Meher Baba]] -Indian guru and mystic (b. 1894)

1970 - [[Slim Harpo]] -American singer and harmonica player (b. 1924)

1971 - [[Viktor Zhirmunsky]] -Russian historian and linguist (b. 1891)

1973 - [[Ragnar Frisch]] -Norwegian economist and academic; Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)

1974 - [[Samuel Goldwyn]] -Polish-born American film producer; co-founded Goldwyn Pictures (b. 1882)

1974 - [[Glenn Morris]] -American decathlete and actor (b. 1912)

1974 - [[Emil Väre]] -Finnish wrestler, referee, and coach (b. 1885)

1976 - [[Ernesto Miranda]] -American criminal, inspired the Miranda warning|Miranda rights (b. 1941)

1976 - [[Evert Taube]] -Swedish author and composer (b. 1890)

1987 - [[Yves Allégret]] -French director and screenwriter (b. 1907)

1989 - [[William Stephenson]] -Canadian captain and spy (b. 1896)

1990 - [[Rashad Khalifa]] -Egyptian-American biochemist and academic (b. 1935)

1991 - [[Kostas Mountakis]] -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1926)

1995 - [[George Abbott]] -American director and producer (b. 1887)

1997 - [[John Joseph Scanlan]] -Irish-American bishop (b. 1930)

1998 - [[Leho Laurine]] -Estonian chess player (b. 1904)

1999 - [[Shohei Baba]] -Japanese wrestler; co-founded All Japan Pro Wrestling (b. 1938)

1999 - [[Barış Manço]] -Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

1999 - [[Norm Zauchin]] -American baseball player (b. 1929)

2000 - [[Gil Kane]] -Latvian-American author and illustrator (b. 1926)

2001 - [[Gordon R. Dickson]] -Canadian-American author (b. 1923)

2002 - [[Gabby Gabreski]] -American colonel and pilot (b. 1919)

2004 - [[Eleanor Holm]] -American swimmer and actress (b. 1913)

2006 - [[Moira Shearer]] -Scottish actress and ballerina (b. 1926)

2007 - [[Kirka]] -Finnish singer (b. 1950)

2007 - [[Lee Bergere]] -American actor (b. 1924)

2007 - [[Molly Ivins]] -American journalist and author (b. 1944)

2007 - [[Mohammed Jamal Khalifa]] -Saudi Arabian businessman (b. 1957)

2007 - [[Olevi Kull]] -Estonian ecologist and academic (b. 1955)

2007 - [[Adelaide Tambo]] -South African activist and politician (b. 1929)

2008 - [[Zeltim Odie Peterson]] -American dog (b. 1997)

2009 - [[Nagesh]] -Indian actor (b. 1933)

2011 - [[Bartolomeu Anania]] -Romanian bishop and poet (b. 1921)

2011 - [[Mark Ryan (guitarist)|Mark Ryan]] -English guitarist (b. 1959)

2012 - [[Mani Ram Bagri]] -Indian politician (b. 1920)

2012 - [[Anthony Bevilacqua]] -American cardinal (b. 1923)

2012 - [[Leslie Carter]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1986)

2012 - [[Tristram Potter Coffin]] -American author, scholar, and academic (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Dorothea Tanning]] -American painter and sculptor (b. 1910)

2013 - [[Rubén Bonifaz Nuño]] -Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Hassan Habibi]] -Iranian lawyer and politician; 1st Vice President of Iran (b. 1937)

2013 - [[Caleb Moore]] -American snowmobile racer (b. 1987)

2013 - [[Tony Pierce (baseball)|Tony Pierce]] -American baseball player (b. 1946)

2013 - [[Ingo Swann]] -American psychic and author (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Shail Upadhya]] -Nepalese diplomat, United Nations disarmament expert and "one of a kind" fashion designer (b. 1936 0r 1937)

2014 - [[Francis M. Fesmire]] -American cardiologist and physician (b. 1959)

2014 - [[Anna Gordy Gaye]] -American songwriter and producer; co-founded Anna Records (b. 1922)

2014 - [[Abdirizak Haji Hussein]] -Somalian politician; 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1924)

2014 - [[Miklós Jancsó]] -Hungarian director and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2014 - [[Joseph Willcox Jenkins]] -American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1928)

2014 - [[Christopher Jones (actor)|Christopher Jones]] -American actor (b. 1941)

2015 - [[Tomás Bulat]] -Argentinian economist, journalist, and academic (b. 1964)

2015 - [[Vic Howe]] -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)

2015 - [[William Klinger]] -Croatian historian and author (b. 1972)

2015 - [[Lizabeth Scott]] -American actress (b. 1922)

2015 - [[Richard von Weizsäcker]] -German politician; 6th List of German presidents|President of Germany (b. 1920)

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