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Day History: March-10

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


241 - [[First Punic War]] -Battle of the Aegates Islands: The Roman Republic|Romans sink the Carthage|Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.

298 - [[Maximian]] -concludes his campaign in Africa (Roman province)|North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.

1607 - [[Susenyos I]] -defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.

1629 - [[Charles I of England]] -dissolves Parliament of England|Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.

1735 - [[Nader Shah]] -and Russia is signed near Ganja, Azerbaijan and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.

1762 - [[Huguenot]] -Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform.

1804 - [[Louisiana Purchase]] -In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.

1814 - [[Napoleon I of France]] -is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.

1816 - [[Crossing of the Andes]] -A group of royalist scouts is captured during the Action of Juncalito.

1830 - [[Royal Netherlands East Indies Army]] -is created.

1831 - [[French Foreign Legion]] -is established by King Louis Philippe I|Louis Philippe to support his French Algeria|war in Algeria.

1848 - [[Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo]] -is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican–American War.

1861 - [[El Hadj Umar Tall]] -seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bamana Empire of Mali.

1876 - [[Alexander Graham Bell]] -makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

1891 - [[Almon Strowger]] -an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.

1906 - [[Courrières mine disaster]] -Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France.

1909 - [[Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909]] -Thailand relinquishes its sovereignty over the Malay states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu, which become British protectorates.

1915 - [[Battle of Neuve Chapelle]] -begins. This is the first large-scale operation by the British Army.

1917 - [[Provinces of the Philippines|provinces]] -and Cities of the Philippines|cities in the Philippines are incorporated due to the ratification of Act No. 2711 or the Administrative Code of the Philippines.

1922 - [[Mahatma Gandhi]] -is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation.

1933 - [[1933 Long Beach earthquake|earthquake]] -in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million in damage.

1944 - [[Greek Civil War]] -The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front (Greece)|National Liberation Front.

1945 - [[United States Army Air Forces|U.S. Army Air Force]] -Bombing of Tokyo|firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting conflagration kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.

1952 - [[Fulgencio Batista]] -leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the "provisional president".

1959 - [[1959 Tibetan uprising|Tibetan uprising]] -Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetan people|Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent his removal.

1966 - [[South Vietnam]] -Nguyễn Cao Kỳ sacked rival General Nguyễn Chánh Thi, precipitating Buddhist Uprising|large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war.

1969 - [[Memphis, Tennessee]] -James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr. He later unsuccessfully attempts to retract his plea.

1970 - [[Ernest Medina]] -is charged by the U.S. military with My Lai Massacre|My Lai war crimes.

1975 - [[1975 Spring Offensive|Ho Chi Minh Campaign]] -North Vietnamese troops Battle of Ban Me Thuot|attack Ban Mê Thuột in the South on their way to capturing Saigon in the final push for victory over South Vietnam.

1977 - [[Rings of Uranus]] -Astronomers discover planetary ring|rings around Uranus.

1980 - [[Madeira School]] -headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower

1980 - [[Army Ranger Wing]] -

1990 - [[Haiti]] -Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.

2000 - [[Nasdaq Composite]] -stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com bubble|dot-com boom.

2005 - [[Tung Chee-hwa]] -resigns from his post as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong after widespread public dissatisfaction of his tenure.

2006 - [[Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter]] -arrives at Mars.

Famous Birthdays


1415 - [[Vasily II of Moscow]] -(d. 1462)

1452 - [[Ferdinand II of Aragon]] -(d. 1516)

1503 - [[Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(d. 1564)

1536 - [[Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk]] -English politician, Earl Marshal|Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (d. 1572)

1628 - [[Marcello Malpighi]] -Italian physician and biologist (d. 1694)

1709 - [[Georg Wilhelm Steller]] -German botanist, zoologist, physician, and explorer (d. 1746)

1745 - [[John Gunby]] -American general (d. 1807)

1749 - [[Lorenzo Da Ponte]] -Italian-American priest and poet (d. 1838)

1769 - [[Joseph Williamson (philanthropist)|Joseph Williamson]] -English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1840)

1772 - [[Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel]] -German poet and critic (d. 1829)

1776 - [[Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz]] -(d. 1810)

1787 - [[Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo]] -Spanish playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1862)

1787 - [[William Etty]] -English painter and academic (d. 1849)

1788 - [[Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff]] -German author and poet (d. 1857)

1810 - [[Samuel Ferguson]] -Irish poet and lawyer (d. 1886)

1839 - [[Dudley Buck]] -American organist and composer (d. 1909)

1844 - [[Pablo de Sarasate]] -Spanish violinist and composer (d. 1908)

1845 - [[Alexander III of Russia]] -(d. 1894)

1846 - [[Edward Baker Lincoln]] -American son of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)

1847 - [[Kate Sheppard]] -English-New Zealand activist (d. 1934)

1848 - [[William Thompson (archer)|William Thompson]] -American archer (d. 1918)

1850 - [[Spencer Gore (sportsman)|Spencer Gore]] -English tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)

1852 - [[Léon Moreaux]] -French target shooter (d. 1921)

1867 - [[Hector Guimard]] -French-American architect, designed the La Bluette (d. 1942)

1870 - [[David Riazanov]] -Russian theorist and politician (d. 1938)

1875 - [[Alexander Goldenweiser (composer)|Alexander Goldenweiser]] -Russian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1961)

1876 - [[Ernst Tandefelt]] -Finnish assassin of Heikki Ritavuori (d. 1948)

1877 - [[Émile Sarrade]] -French rugby player and tug of war competitor (d. 1953)

1881 - [[Thomas Quinlan (impresario)|Thomas Quinlan]] -English businessman (d. 1951)

1885 - [[Tamara Karsavina]] -Russian ballerina (d. 1978)

1888 - [[Baldwin Cooke]] -American actor (d. 1953)

1888 - [[Barry Fitzgerald]] -Irish actor and singer (d. 1961)

1889 - [[Toshitsugu Takamatsu]] -Japanese martial artist and educator (d. 1972)

1891 - [[Sam Jaffe]] -American actor and engineer (d. 1984)

1892 - [[Arthur Honegger]] -French-Swiss composer and educator (d. 1955)

1892 - [[Gregory La Cava]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1952)

1897 - [[Robert Meier]] -German soldier (d. 2007)

1900 - [[Pandelis Pouliopoulos]] -Greek lawyer and politician (d. 1943)

1903 - [[Bix Beiderbecke]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1931)

1903 - [[Clare Boothe Luce]] -American journalist, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 1987)

1905 - [[Betty Amann]] -German-American actress (d. 1990)

1905 - [[Richard Haydn]] -English-American actor and director (d. 1985)

1906 - [[Lionel Bertrand]] -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1979)

1908 - [[Kristjan Palusalu]] -Estonian wrestler, trainer, and referee (d. 1987)

1909 - [[Eric Wennström]] -Swedish hurdler (d. 1990)

1911 - [[Warner Anderson]] -American actor (d. 1976)

1914 - [[K. P. Ratnam]] -Sri Lankan academic and politician (d. 2010)

1915 - [[Harry Bertoia]] -Italian-American sculptor and furniture designer (d. 1978)

1915 - [[Charles Groves]] -English conductor and director (d. 1992)

1916 - [[Davie Fulton]] -Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2000)

1917 - [[C. Balasingham]] -Sri Lankan lawyer and civil servant (d. 2001)

1917 - [[Frank Perconte]] -American soldier (d. 2013)

1918 - [[Günther Rall]] -German general and pilot (d. 2009)

1919 - [[Marion Hutton]] -American singer and actress (d. 1987)

1920 - [[Alfred Peet]] -Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)

1920 - [[Boris Vian]] -French author and playwright (d. 1959)

1922 - [[Kiyoshi Yamashita]] -Japanese painter (d. 1971)

1923 - [[Manoranjan Das]] -Indian playwright (d. 2013)

1923 - [[Val Logsdon Fitch]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

1925 - [[Manolis Anagnostakis]] -Greek poet and critic (d. 2005)

1925 - [[Bob Lanier (politician)|Bob Lanier]] -American lawyer, banker, and politician, 58th List of mayors of Houston|Mayor of Houston (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Marques Haynes]] -American basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters) (d. 2015)

1926 - [[Jimmy Payne]] -English footballer (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Claude Laydu]] -Belgian-French actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

1927 - [[Barbara Marx Sinatra]] -American socialite and businesswoman

1928 - [[Sara Montiel]] -Spanish actress and singer (d. 2013)

1928 - [[James Earl Ray]] -American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (d. 1998)

1929 - [[Arthur Barnard]] -American hurdler

1929 - [[Huey P. Meaux]] -American record producer, founded Tear Drop Records and Capri Records (d. 2011)

1929 - [[Sam Steiger]] -American journalist and politician (d. 2012)

1930 - [[Sándor Iharos]] -Hungarian runner (d. 1996)

1931 - [[Georges Dor]] -Canadian author, playwright, and composer (d. 2001)

1932 - [[Marcia Falkender, Baroness Falkender]] -English politician

1932 - [[Udupi Ramachandra Rao]] -Indian physicist and engineer

1933 - [[Ralph Emery]] -American radio and television host

1933 - [[Elizabeth Azcona Cranwell]] -Argentinian poet and translator (d. 2004)

1934 - [[Gergely Kulcsár]] -Hungarian javelin thrower and coach

1934 - [[Fou Ts'ong]] -Chinese-English pianist

1935 - [[Graham Farmer]] -Australian footballer and coach

1935 - [[Manfred Germar]] -German sprinter

1936 - [[Sepp Blatter]] -Swiss businessman

1936 - [[Johanna Lüttge]] -German shot putter and swimmer

1936 - [[Alfredo Zitarrosa]] -Uruguayan singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 1989)

1937 - [[Joe Viterelli]] -American actor (d. 2004)

1938 - [[Norman Blake (American musician)|Norman Blake]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1938 - [[Ieronymos II of Athens]] -Greek archbishop

1939 - [[Asghar Ali Engineer]] -Indian activist and author (d. 2013)

1939 - [[Hugh Johnson (wine writer)|Hugh Johnson]] -English author and critic

1939 - [[Irina Press]] -Ukrainian-Russian hurdler and pentathlete (d. 2004)

1940 - [[Chuck Norris]] -American actor and martial artist

1940 - [[David Rabe]] -American playwright and screenwriter

1940 - [[Dean Torrence]] -American singer-songwriter (Jan & Dean)

1945 - [[Katharine Houghton]] -American actress and playwright

1945 - [[Birgitta Sellén]] -Swedish educator and politician

1945 - [[Madhavrao Scindia]] -Indian politician, Minister of Railways (India)|Indian Minister of Railways (d. 2001)

1946 - [[Hiroshi Fushida]] -Japanese race car driver

1946 - [[Mike Hollands]] -Australian animator and director, founded Act3animation

1946 - [[Jim Valvano]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)

1947 - [[Kim Campbell]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Canada

1947 - [[Paul Condon, Baron Condon]] -English police officer

1947 - [[Bob Greene]] -American journalist and author

1947 - [[June Keithley]] -Filipino actress and journalist (d. 2013)

1947 - [[Andrew Parrott]] -English conductor and director

1947 - [[Tom Scholz]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Boston (band)|Boston)

1948 - [[Austin Carr]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1948 - [[Richard Park (broadcaster)|Richard Park]] -Scottish broadcaster

1949 - [[Bill Buxton]] -Canadian computer scientist and academic

1949 - [[Barbara Corcoran]] -American businesswoman

1950 - [[Hafiz Muhammad Saeed]] -Pakistani terrorist

1950 - [[Aloma Wright]] -American actress and singer

1951 - [[Gloria Diaz]] -Filipino model and actress, Miss Universe 1969

1952 - [[Johanna Lindsey]] -German-American author

1952 - [[Mike O'Donnell]] -English bass player and composer

1952 - [[Morgan Tsvangirai]] -Zimbabwean politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe

1953 - [[Debbie Brill]] -Canadian high jumper

1953 - [[Jacqueline Gareau]] -Canadian runner

1953 - [[Paul Haggis]] -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

1954 - [[Didier Barbelivien]] -French singer-songwriter

1955 - [[Yousra]] -Egyptian actress and singer

1955 - [[Gary Louris]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jayhawks and Golden Smog)

1955 - [[Toshio Suzuki (racing driver)|Toshio Suzuki]] -Japanese race car driver

1956 - [[Mitchell Lichtenstein]] -American actor, director, and producer

1956 - [[Robert Llewellyn]] -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1956 - [[Larry Myricks]] -American long jumper and sprinter

1957 - [[Osama bin Laden]] -Saudi Arabian terrorist, founded al-Qaeda (d. 2011)

1957 - [[Hilary Devey]] -English businesswoman and philanthropist

1957 - [[Terry Holmes]] -Welsh rugby player and coach

1957 - [[Matt Knudsen]] -American actor and screenwriter

1957 - [[Shannon Tweed]] -Canadian-American model and actress

1957 - [[Jim White (musician)|Jim White]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1958 - [[Jeanie Bryson]] -American singer

1958 - [[Garth Crooks]] -English footballer and sportscaster

1958 - [[Steve Howe (baseball)|Steve Howe]] -American baseball player and farmer (d. 2006)

1958 - [[Domingo Ramón]] -Spanish runner

1958 - [[Sharon Stone]] -American actress and producer

1960 - [[Lance Burton]] -American magician

1960 - [[Antonio Corgos]] -Spanish long jumper

1960 - [[Jörn-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen]] -German-American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Nena (band)|Nena)

1960 - [[Gail Greenwood]] -American bass player (Belly (band)|Belly and L7 (band)|L7)

1960 - [[Anne MacKenzie (journalist)|Anne MacKenzie]] -Scottish journalist

1961 - [[Laurel Clark]] -American captain, physician, and astronaut (d. 2003)

1961 - [[Mitch Gaylord]] -American gymnast, actor, and stuntman

1961 - [[Pam Oliver]] -American sportscaster

1961 - [[Bobby Petrino]] -American football player and coach

1962 - [[Jasmine Guy]] -American actress, singer, and director

1962 - [[Seiko Matsuda]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1963 - [[Jeff Ament]] -American bass player and songwriter (Pearl Jam, Green River (band)|Green River, and Mother Love Bone)

1963 - [[Felipe Ramos]] -Mexican footballer and referee

1963 - [[Rick Rubin]] -American record producer, founded Def Jam Recordings

1964 - [[Neneh Cherry]] -Swedish singer-songwriter

1964 - [[David Faber (CNBC)|David Faber]] -American journalist

1964 - [[Jojo Lastimosa]] -Filipino basketball player and coach

1964 - [[Nikola Mladenov]] -Macedonian journalist (d. 2013)

1965 - [[Valdemaras Martinkėnas]] -Lithuanian footballer and manager (d. 2004)

1965 - [[Jillian Richardson]] -Canadian sprinter

1965 - [[Rod Woodson]] -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1966 - [[Edie Brickell]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Heavy Circles and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians)

1966 - [[Stephen Mailer]] -American actor

1966 - [[Mike Timlin]] -American baseball player

1966 - [[Andres Võsand]] -Estonian-German tennis player

1966 - [[Phil X]] -Canadian guitarist (Triumph (band)|Triumph)

1967 - [[Omer Tarin]] -Pakistani-English poet and scholar

1968 - [[Thio Li-ann]] -Singaporean lawyer and academic

1969 - [[Paget Brewster]] -American actress

1969 - [[Walter Schreifels]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools (band)|Rival Schools and Youth of Today)

1970 - [[Matt Barlow]] -American singer-songwriter (Iced Earth and Pyramaze)

1970 - [[Michel van der Aa]] -Dutch composer and engineer

1971 - [[Steve Arnold (racing driver)|Steve Arnold]] -English race car driver

1971 - [[Jon Hamm]] -American actor and director

1971 - [[Daryle Singletary]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1972 - [[Timbaland]] -American rapper and producer (Timbaland & Magoo)

1972 - [[Takashi Fujii]] -Japanese comedian and singer

1972 - [[Matt Kenseth]] -American race car driver

1973 - [[Eva Herzigová]] -Czech model and actress

1973 - [[John LeCompt]] -American guitarist (Evanescence, We Are the Fallen and Machina (band)|Machina

1973 - [[Chris Sutton]] -English footballer and manager

1973 - [[Dan Swanö]] -Swedish guitarist (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath, Ribspreader, and Nightingale (band)|Nightingale)

1973 - [[Mauricio Taricco]] -Argentinian footballer and manager

1974 - [[Cristián de la Fuente]] -Chilean-American model, actor, and producer

1974 - [[Biz Stone]] -American businessman, co-founded Twitter

1975 - [[Jamie Arnold (basketball)|Jamie Arnold]] -American-Israeli basketball player and coach

1975 - [[Lyne Bessette]] -Canadian cyclist

1975 - [[Glydel Mercado]] -Filipino actress

1975 - [[Håvard Wiik]] -Norwegian pianist (Motif (band)|Motif, Atomic (jazz band)|Atomic)

1976 - [[Kisaki]] -Japanese bass player, songwriter, and producer (Dir En Grey, Phantasmagoria (band)|Phantasmagoria, and Anti Feminism)

1976 - [[Barbara Schett]] -Austrian tennis player and sportscaster

1977 - [[Jeff Branson]] -American actor

1977 - [[Peter Enckelman]] -Finnish footballer

1977 - [[TJ Manotoc]] -Filipino journalist and sportscaster

1977 - [[Shannon Miller]] -American gymnast and lawyer

1977 - [[Colin Murray]] -Irish radio and television host

1977 - [[Rita Simons]] -English actress and singer

1977 - [[Robin Thicke]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1977 - [[Bree Turner]] -American actress and dancer

1978 - [[Camille (singer)|Camille]] -French singer-songwriter and actress

1978 - [[Neil Alexander]] -Scottish footballer

1978 - [[Benjamin Burnley]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)

1979 - [[Edi Gathegi]] -Kenyan-American actor

1979 - [[Danny Pudi]] -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1980 - [[Satomi Hirose]] -Japanese actress

1980 - [[Lars Horntveth]] -Norwegian saxophonist (Jaga Jazzist)

1981 - [[Samuel Eto'o]] -Cameroonian footballer

1981 - [[Efthimios Kouloucheris]] -Greek footballer

1981 - [[Ángel López]] -Spanish footballer

1981 - [[Steven Reid]] -English-Irish footballer

1981 - [[Taiyo Sugiura]] -Japanese actor

1981 - [[Gabriela Voleková]] -Slovak tennis player

1982 - [[Gervais Batota]] -Congolese footballer

1982 - [[Kwame Brown]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Mitsuomi Takahashi]] -Japanese actor

1982 - [[Keke Wyatt]] -American singer and actress

1983 - [[Che'Nelle]] -Malaysian-Australian singer-songwriter

1983 - [[Étienne Boulay]] -Canadian football player

1983 - [[Lashinda Demus]] -American hurdler

1983 - [[Aimee Walker Pond]] -American gymnast

1983 - [[Rafe Spall]] -English actor

1983 - [[Janet Mock]] -American writer and transgender activist

1983 - [[Carrie Underwood]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1983 - [[Reena Virk]] -Canadian murder victim (d. 1997)

1984 - [[Nikos Arabatzis]] -Greek footballer

1984 - [[Ben May]] -English footballer

1984 - [[Olivia Wilde]] -American actress and producer

1985 - [[Lassana Diarra]] -French footballer

1985 - [[Casey Dienel]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1985 - [[Morgan Uceny]] -American runner

1986 - [[JC de Vera]] -Filipino actor

1987 - [[Martellus Bennett]] -American football player

1987 - [[Sita Chan]] -Hong Kong singer and actress (d. 2013)

1987 - [[Ebba Jungmark]] -Swedish high jumper

1987 - [[Tuukka Rask]] -Finnish ice hockey player

1987 - [[Emeli Sandé]] -English-Scottish singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Liu Shishi]] -Chinese actress and ballerina

1988 - [[Christian Beck (footballer)|Christian Beck]] -German footballer

1988 - [[Michael Dunlop]] -Northern Irish motorcycle racer

1988 - [[Ivan Rakitić]] -Croatian footballer

1989 - [[Iván Piris]] -Paraguayan footballer

1991 - [[Bahaa al-Farra]] -Palestinian runner

1992 - [[Neeskens Kebano]] -French footballer

1992 - [[Emily Osment]] -American actress and singer

1993 - [[Jack Butland]] -English footballer

1993 - [[Alfred Duncan]] -Ghanaian footballer

1993 - [[Nooa Takooa]] -Kiribati sprinter

1994 - [[JoJo Offerman]] -American wrestler and singer

1995 - [[Sergey Mozgov]] -Russian ice dancer

1997 - [[Julia Barretto]] -Filipino actress and singer

1997 - [[Belinda Bencic]] -Swiss tennis player

History of Deaths


1315 - [[Agnes Blannbekin]] -Austrian mystic and saint (b. 1244)

1391 - [[Tvrtko I of Bosnia]] -(b. 1338)

1510 - [[Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg]] -Swiss priest and theologian (b. 1445)

1513 - [[John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford]] -English commander and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1443)

1584 - [[Thomas Norton]] -English lawyer and politician (b. 1532)

1585 - [[Rembert Dodoens]] -Flemish physician and botanist (b. 1517)

1588 - [[Theodor Zwinger]] -Swiss physician and scholar (b. 1533)

1670 - [[Johann Rudolf Glauber]] -German-Dutch chemist and engineer (b. 1604)

1724 - [[Urban Hjärne]] -Swedish chemist, geologist, and physician (b. 1641)

1776 - [[Élie Catherine Fréron]] -French author and critic (b. 1719)

1776 - [[Niclas Sahlgren]] -Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)

1792 - [[John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute]] -Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1713)

1823 - [[George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith]] -Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1746)

1832 - [[Muzio Clementi]] -Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1752)

1861 - [[Taras Shevchenko]] -Ukrainian poet, playwright, and ethnographer (b. 1814)

1872 - [[Giuseppe Mazzini]] -Italian journalist and politician (b. 1805)

1898 - [[Marie-Eugénie de Jésus]] -French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (b. 1817)

1895 - [[Charles Frederick Worth]] -English-French fashion designer, founded the House of Worth (b. 1826)

1897 - [[Savitribai Phule]] -Indian poet and activist (b. 1831)

1910 - [[Karl Lueger]] -Austrian lawyer and politician List of mayors of Vienna|Mayor of Vienna (b. 1844)

1910 - [[Carl Reinecke]] -German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1824)

1913 - [[Harriet Tubman]] -American nurse and activist (b. 1820)

1925 - [[Myer Prinstein]] -Polish-American jumper and lawyer (b. 1878)

1937 - [[Yevgeny Zamyatin]] -Russian journalist and author (b. 1884)

1940 - [[Mikhail Bulgakov]] -Russian author and playwright (b. 1891)

1948 - [[Zelda Fitzgerald]] -American author, poet, and dancer (b. 1900)

1948 - [[Jan Masaryk]] -Czech soldier and politician (b. 1886)

1949 - [[James Rector]] -American runner and lawyer (b. 1884)

1950 - [[Marguerite De La Motte]] -American actress (b. 1902)

1951 - [[Kijūrō Shidehara]] -Japanese lawyer and politician, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1872)

1961 - [[Richard Indreko]] -Estonian historian and archeologist (b. 1900)

1966 - [[Frits Zernike]] -Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

1967 - [[Yiorgos Batis]] -Greek bouzouki player and composer (b. 1885)

1970 - [[Vasilis Avlonitis]] -Greek actor (b. 1904)

1973 - [[Bull Connor]] -American politician (b. 1897)

1977 - [[E. Power Biggs]] -English-American organist and composer (b. 1906)

1982 - [[Minoru Shirota]] -Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (b. 1899)

1984 - [[June Marlowe]] -American actress (b. 1903)

1985 - [[Konstantin Chernenko]] -Russian soldier and politician, 8th List of heads of state of the Soviet Union|Head of State of The Soviet Union (b. 1911)

1985 - [[Bob Nieman]] -American baseball player and scout (b. 1927)

1986 - [[Ray Milland]] -Welsh actor and director (b. 1905)

1988 - [[Andy Gibb]] -English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1958)

1989 - [[Kermit Beahan]] -American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

1990 - [[Otto Schuhart]] -German captain (b. 1901)

1992 - [[Giorgos Zampetas]] -Greek bouzouki player and composer (b. 1925)

1993 - [[Dino Bravo]] -Italian-Canadian wrestler (b. 1949)

1996 - [[Ross Hunter]] -American actor and producer (b. 1920)

1997 - [[LaVern Baker]] -American singer and actress (b. 1929)

1998 - [[Lloyd Bridges]] -American actor, singer, and director (b. 1913)

1999 - [[Oswaldo Guayasamín]] -Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (b. 1919)

1999 - [[Valentino Mazzia]] -American physician and anesthesiologist (b. 1922)

2001 - [[Christie Jayaratnam Eliezer]] -Sri Lanka-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1918)

2001 - [[Nicholas Georgiadis]] -Greek painter and costume designer (b. 1923)

2001 - [[Massimo Morsello]] -Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1958)

2001 - [[Mati Nuude]] -Estonian weightlifter and singer (Apelsin) (b. 1941)

2003 - [[Barry Sheene]] -English motorcycle racer and sportscaster (b. 1950)

2004 - [[Renos Apostolidis]] -Greek philologist, author, and critic (b. 1924)

2004 - [[Dave Schulthise]] -American bass player (The Dead Milkmen) (b. 1956)

2005 - [[Dave Allen (comedian)|Dave Allen]] -Irish-English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1936)

2005 - [[Danny Joe Brown]] -American singer-songwriter (Molly Hatchet and The Danny Joe Brown Band) (b. 1951)

2006 - [[Anna Moffo]] -American soprano and actress (b. 1932)

2007 - [[Richard Jeni]] -American comedian and actor (b. 1957)

2007 - [[Ernie Ladd]] -American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)

2008 - [[Richard Biegenwald]] -American serial killer (b. 1940)

2010 - [[Corey Haim]] -Canadian-American actor and producer (b. 1971)

2010 - [[Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy]] -Egyptian scholar and academic (b. 1928)

2011 - [[Bill Blackbeard]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Bert R. Bulkin]] -American engineer (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Jean Giraud]] -French author and illustrator (b. 1938)

2012 - [[Mykola Plaviuk]] -Ukrainian politician, List of leaders of Ukraine|President Ukrainian People's Republic in Exile (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Domna Samiou]] -Greek singer and musicologist (b. 1928)

2012 - [[Frank Sherwood Rowland]] -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)

2012 - [[Tan Boon Teik]] -Malaysian-Singaporean lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of Singapore (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Nick Zoricic]] -Canadian skier (b. 1983)

2013 - [[Jim Anderson (ice hockey)|Jim Anderson]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)

2013 - [[Robert Chrisman]] -American poet, scholar, and critic, co-founded ''The Black Scholar'' (b. 1937)

2013 - [[Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland]] -(b. 1915)

2013 - [[Antal Megyerdi]] -Hungarian cyclist (b. 1939)

2013 - [[Danny Zialcita]] -Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Roldan Aquino]] -Filipino actor and director (b. 1948)

2014 - [[Samuel W. Lewis]] -American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Israel (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Cynthia Lynn]] -Latvian-American actress (b. 1937)

2014 - [[Joe McGinniss]] -American journalist and author (b. 1942)

2014 - [[Rob Williams (basketball)|Rob Williams]] -American basketball player (b. 1961)

2015 - [[Richard Glatzer]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1952)

2015 - [[Windell Middlebrooks]] -American actor (b. 1979)

2015 - [[Tim Rucks]] -American football player and coach (b. 1960)

2015 - [[Claude Sitton]] -American journalist and academic (b. 1925)

2015 - [[Stuart Wagstaff]] -English-Australian actor (b. 1925)

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