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Day History: March-13

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Events History


624 - [[Battle of Badr]] -a key battle between Muhammad's army

874 - [[Saint Nicephorus]] -are interred in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople.

1138 - [[Antipope]] -as Antipope Victor IV (1138)|Victor IV, succeeding Antipope Anacletus II|Anacletus II.

1591 - [[Battle of Tondibi]] -In Mali, Morocco|Moroccan forces of the Saadi dynasty led by Judar Pasha defeat the Songhai Empire, despite being outnumbered by at least five to one.

1639 - [[Harvard College]] -is named after clergyman John Harvard (clergyman)|John Harvard.

1697 - [[Nojpetén]] -capital of the Itza people|Itza Maya kingdom, fell to Spanish conquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.

1781 - [[William Herschel]] -discovers Uranus.

1809 - [[Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden]] -is deposed in a coup d'état.

1845 - [[Felix Mendelssohn]] -s Violin Concerto (Mendelssohn)|Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David (musician)|Ferdinand David as soloist.

1862 - [[American Civil War]] -The U.S. Federal government of the United States|federal government forbids all Union (American Civil War)|Union army officers from returning fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.

1865 - [[Confederate States of America]] -agree to the use of African American troops.

1881 - [[Alexander II of Russia]] -is killed near his palace when a bomb is thrown at him. (Gregorian date: it was March 1 in the Julian calendar then in use in Russia.)

1884 - [[Siege of Khartoum]] -Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.

1897 - [[San Diego State University]] -is founded.

1900 - [[Second Boer War]] -British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.

1920 - [[Kapp Putsch]] -briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.

1921 - [[Mongolia]] -is proclaimed an independent monarchy, ruled by Russian military officer Roman von Ungern-Sternberg as a dictator.

1930 - [[Pluto]] -is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.

1933 - [[Great Depression]] -Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President of the United States|President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a "bank holiday".

1938 - [[World News Roundup]] -' is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.

1940 - [[Winter War]] -ends.

1943 - [[The Holocaust]] -Nazi Germany|German forces liquidate the Kraków Ghetto|Jewish ghetto in Kraków.

1954 - [[First Indochina War]] -Viet Minh forces under Võ Nguyên Giáp unleashed a massive artillery barrage on the French to begin the Battle of Dien Bien Phu|Battle of Điện Biên Phủ, the climactic battle in the First Indochina War.

1957 - [[Cuba]] -student revolutionaries storm the Museum of the Revolution (Cuba)|presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of List of Presidents of Cuba|President Fulgencio Batista.

1962 - [[Lyman Lemnitzer]] -chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.

1963 - [[Phoenix, Arizona]] -arrest Ernesto Miranda and charge him with kidnap and rape. His conviction is ultimately set aside by the United States Supreme Court in ''Miranda v. Arizona''

1964 - [[Murder of Kitty Genovese|Kitty Genovese]] -is murdered, the media erroneously report that many of the victim's neighbours witnessed the crime yet failed to help, prompting research into the bystander effect.

1969 - [[Apollo program]] -Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Apollo Lunar Module|Lunar Module.

1979 - [[New Jewel Movement]] -headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister of Grenada|Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'état in Grenada.

1985 - [[1985 Kenilworth Road riot|The Kenilworth Road riot]] -takes place at an association football match at Kenilworth Road in Luton, England with disturbances before, during and after an F.A. Cup 6th Round tie between Luton Town F.C. and Millwall F.C..

1988 - [[Seikan Tunnel]] -the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori, Aomori|Aomori and Hakodate, Hokkaido|Hakodate, Japan.

1991 - [[United States Department of Justice]] -announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

1992 - [[Richter magnitude scale|Richter scale]] -kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.

1996 - [[Dunblane school massacre]] -in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 primary school children and one teacher are shot dead by spree killer Thomas Watt Hamilton who then commits suicide.

1997 - [[Missionaries of Charity]] -chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.

1997 - [[Phoenix Lights]] -are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.

2003 - [[Human evolution]] -The journal ''Nature (journal)|Nature'' reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human had been found in Italy.

2008 - [[Gold]] -prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.

2012 - [[Sierre coach crash|bus crash]] -in a motorway tunnel near the town of Sierre in the Switzerland|Swiss canton of Valais.

2013 - [[Pope Francis]] -is elected, in the Papal conclave, 2013|papal conclave, as the List of popes|266th Pope of the Catholic Church.

Famous Birthdays


1372 - [[Louis I, Duke of Orléans]] -(d. 1407)

1593 - [[Georges de La Tour]] -French painter (d. 1652)

1615 - [[Pope Innocent XII]] -(d. 1700)

1648 - [[Anne Henriette of Bavaria]] -(d. 1723)

1683 - [[John Theophilus Desaguliers]] -French-English philosopher and translator (d. 1744)

1700 - [[Michel Blavet]] -French flute player and composer (d. 1768)

1706 - [[Johann Christoph Heilbronner]] -German historian and theologian (d. 1745)

1719 - [[John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden]] -English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (d. 1797)

1720 - [[Charles Bonnet]] -Swiss historian and author (d. 1793)

1733 - [[Joseph Priestley]] -English chemist, minister, and philosopher (d. 1804)

1741 - [[Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(d. 1790)

1753 - [[Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre, Duchess of Orléans]] -(d. 1821)

1762 - [[Anine Frølich]] -Danish ballerina (d. 1784)

1763 - [[Guillaume Brune]] -French general (d. 1815)

1764 - [[Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey]] -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1845)

1770 - [[Daniel Lambert]] -English animal breeder (d. 1809)

1777 - [[Charles Lot Church]] -American-Canadian politician (d. 1864)

1781 - [[Karl Friedrich Schinkel]] -German architect, designed the Konzerthaus Berlin (d. 1841)

1782 - [[Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet]] -Irish politician (d. 1863)

1798 - [[Abigail Fillmore]] -American wife of Millard Fillmore, 14th First Lady of the United States (d. 1853)

1815 - [[James Curtis Hepburn]] -American physician, linguist, and missionary (d. 1911)

1825 - [[Hans Gude]] -Norwegian-German painter and academic (d. 1903)

1849 - [[Périclès Pantazis]] -Greek painter (d. 1884)

1855 - [[Percival Lowell]] -American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1916)

1857 - [[B. H. Roberts]] -English-American historian and politician (d. 1933)

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

1864 - [[Alexej von Jawlensky]] -Russian-German painter (d. 1941)

1870 - [[Henri Étiévant]] -French actor and director (d. 1953)

1870 - [[William Glackens]] -American painter and illustrator (d. 1938)

1870 - [[Albert Meyer (politician)|Albert Meyer]] -Swiss journalist and politician (d. 1953)

1874 - [[Ellery Harding Clark]] -American jumper (d. 1949)

1883 - [[Enrico Toselli]] -Italian pianist and composer (d. 1926)

1884 - [[Hugh Walpole]] -New Zealand-English author (d. 1941)

1886 - [[Home Run Baker]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1963)

1886 - [[Arthur Russell (athlete)|Arthur Russell]] -English runner (d. 1972)

1886 - [[Albert William Stevens]] -American captain and photographer (d. 1949)

1888 - [[Paul Morand]] -French author (d. 1976)

1889 - [[Jüri Vilms]] -Estonian lawyer and politician (d. 1918)

1890 - [[Fritz Busch]] -German conductor and director (d. 1951)

1892 - [[Janet Flanner]] -American journalist and author (d. 1978)

1897 - [[Yeghishe Charents]] -Armenian poet and activist (d. 1937)

1898 - [[Henry Hathaway]] -American director and producer (d. 1985)

1899 - [[Béla Guttmann]] -Hungarian footballer and coach (d. 1981)

1899 - [[John Hasbrouck Van Vleck]] -American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)

1899 - [[Jan Lechoń]] -Polish poet and critic (d. 1956)

1899 - [[Pancho Vladigerov]] -Bulgarian pianist and composer (d. 1978)

1900 - [[Giorgos Seferis]] -Greek poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1902 - [[Mohammed Abdel Wahab]] -Egyptian singer-songwriter (d. 1991)

1902 - [[Hans Bellmer]] -German painter and sculptor(d. 1975)

1904 - [[George Guthrie (athlete)|George Guthrie]] -American hurdler (d. 1972)

1906 - [[Evald Tipner]] -Estonian footballer and ice hockey player (d. 1947)

1907 - [[Mircea Eliade]] -Romanian historian and author (d. 1986)

1908 - [[Walter Annenberg]] -American publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 2002)

1910 - [[Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt]] -Danish actor (d. 1985)

1910 - [[Sammy Kaye]] -American saxophonist, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1987)

1910 - [[Kemal Tahir]] -Turkish journalist and author (d. 1973)

1911 - [[L. Ron Hubbard]] -American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (d. 1986)

1913 - [[William J. Casey]] -American politician, 13th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1987)

1913 - [[Lambros Konstantaras]] -Greek actor (d. 1985)

1913 - [[Sergey Mikhalkov]] -Russian author and playwright (d. 2009)

1914 - [[W. O. Mitchell]] -Canadian author and playwright (d. 1998)

1914 - [[Edward O'Hare]] -American lieutenant and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1943)

1916 - [[Lindy Boggs]] -American educator and politician, 5th United States Ambassador to the Holy See (d. 2013)

1916 - [[Jacque Fresco]] -American engineer

1918 - [[Grigory Pomerants]] -Russian philosopher and author (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Ralph J. Roberts]] -American businessman, co-founded Comcast (d. 2015)

1921 - [[Al Jaffee]] -American cartoonist

1923 - [[William F. Bolger]] -American politician, 65th United States Postmaster General (d. 1989)

1923 - [[Dimitrios Ioannidis]] -Greek general (d. 2010)

1925 - [[Roy Haynes]] -American drummer and composer

1925 - [[Ray Martin (baseball)|Ray Martin]] -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Carlos Roberto Reina]] -Honduran lawyer and politician, President of Honduras (d. 2003)

1927 - [[Robert Denning]] -American interior designer and art collector (d. 2005)

1928 - [[Ellen Raskin]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1984)

1929 - [[Peter Breck]] -American actor (d. 2012)

1929 - [[Joseph Mascolo]] -American actor

1929 - [[Zbigniew Messner]] -Polish economist and politician, 9th List of Prime Ministers of Poland|Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Bunny Yeager]] -American model and photographer (d. 2014)

1930 - [[Blue Mitchell]] -American trumpet player (d. 1979)

1931 - [[Gordon Borrie, Baron Borrie]] -English lawyer and politician

1932 - [[Jan Howard]] -American singer-songwriter

1933 - [[Mahdi Elmandjra]] -Moroccan economist and sociologist (d. 2014)

1933 - [[Mike Stoller]] -American songwriter and producer

1933 - [[Gero von Wilpert]] -German author and academic (d. 2009)

1934 - [[Barry Hughart]] -American author and screenwriter

1935 - [[David Nobbs]] -English author and screenwriter

1935 - [[Leslie Parrish]] -American actress

1936 - [[Michael Checkland]] -English broadcaster

1936 - [[Nana Meskhidze]] -Georgian painter (d. 1997)

1938 - [[Erma Franklin]] -American singer (d. 2002)

1938 - [[Robert Gammage]] -American captain and politician (d. 2012)

1938 - [[Tochinoumi Teruyoshi]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 49th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna

1939 - [[Marion Foale]] -English fashion designer

1939 - [[Claude Piquemal]] -French sprinter

1939 - [[Neil Sedaka]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1940 - [[Christopher Gable]] -English actor, dancer, and choreographer (d. 1998)

1940 - [[Jacqueline Sassard]] -French actress

1940 - [[Candi Staton]] -American singer

1941 - [[Mahmoud Darwish]] -Palestinian poet and author (d. 2008)

1941 - [[Donella Meadows]] -American environmentalist, author, and academic (d. 2001)

1942 - [[Marshall Chess]] -American record producer

1942 - [[Dave Cutler]] -American computer scientist and engineer

1942 - [[Geoffrey Hayes]] -English actor and screenwriter

1942 - [[Scatman John]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1999)

1942 - [[Herman Wijffels]] -Dutch economist and politician

1943 - [[Frances Nero]] -American singer (d. 2014)

1943 - [[André Téchiné]] -French director and screenwriter

1944 - [[Terence Burns, Baron Burns]] -English economist and academic

1945 - [[Anatoly Fomenko]] -Russian mathematician and academic

1946 - [[Yonatan Netanyahu]] -American-Israeli colonel (d. 1976)

1947 - [[Lesley Collier]] -English ballerina and educator

1947 - [[Beat Richner]] -Swiss pediatrician and cellist

1948 - [[Robert S. Woods]] -American actor

1949 - [[Sian Elias]] -New Zealand lawyer and politician, 12th Chief Justice of New Zealand

1949 - [[John Hall (priest)|John Hall]] -English priest

1949 - [[Hiroshi Kazato]] -Japanese race car driver (d. 1974)

1949 - [[Julia Migenes]] -American soprano and actress

1949 - [[Trevor Sorbie]] -Scottish hairdresser

1949 - [[Emmy Verhey]] -Dutch violinist

1950 - [[Haşim Kılıç]] -Turkish economist and judge

1950 - [[Charles Krauthammer]] -American physician, journalist, and author

1950 - [[William H. Macy]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1952 - [[Wolfgang Rihm]] -German composer and educator

1953 - [[Nicola Davies (judge)|Nicola Davies]] -Welsh lawyer and judge

1953 - [[Ridley Pearson]] -American author and bass player (Rock Bottom Remainders)

1953 - [[Deborah Raffin]] -American actress and producer (d. 2012)

1954 - [[Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos]] -Guyanese-English politician, Secretary of State for International Development

1954 - [[Robin Duke]] -Canadian actress and screenwriter

1955 - [[Bruno Conti]] -Italian footballer and manager

1955 - [[Glenne Headly]] -American actress

1955 - [[Olga Rukavishnikova]] -Russian pentathlete

1956 - [[Dana Delany]] -American actress and producer

1956 - [[Jamie Dimon]] -American banker and businessman

1956 - [[Jonathan Rutherford]] -English political scientist and academic

1956 - [[Davor Slamnig]] -Croatian guitarist and songwriter (Buldožer)

1957 - [[John Hoeven]] -American banker and politician, 31st Governor of North Dakota

1957 - [[Moses Hogan]] -American composer and conductor (d. 2003)

1958 - [[Rick Lazio]] -American lawyer and politician

1958 - [[Caryl Phillips]] -Caribbean-English author and playwright

1958 - [[Linda Robson]] -English actress

1959 - [[Kathy Hilton]] -American actress and fashion designer

1960 - [[Yurii Andrukhovych]] -Ukrainian poet and author

1960 - [[Adam Clayton]] -English-Irish bass player and songwriter (U2 and Automatic Baby)

1960 - [[Joe Ranft]] -American animator, screenwriter, and voice actor (d. 2005)

1961 - [[Grahame Morris]] -English politician

1962 - [[Terence Blanchard]] -American trumpet player and composer

1962 - [[Seyhan Erözçelik]] -Turkish poet and author (d. 2011)

1963 - [[Fito Páez]] -Argentinian singer-songwriter, pianist, and director

1964 - [[Will Clark]] -American baseball player

1964 - [[João Gordo]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (Ratos de Porão)

1964 - [[Yevgeniy Misyulya]] -Belarusian race walker

1965 - [[Cees Geel]] -Dutch actor

1965 - [[Pamela Andersson]] -Swedish journalist

1967 - [[Andrés Escobar]] -Colombian footballer (d. 1994)

1967 - [[Pieter Vink]] -Dutch footballer and referee

1968 - [[Christopher Collet]] -American actor

1968 - [[Akira Nogami]] -Japanese wrestler and actor

1969 - [[Christopher Coke]] -Jamaican drug lord

1969 - [[Ross Harris (actor)|Rossie Harris]] -American actor and singer (Sukia (band)|Sukia)

1970 - [[Tim Story]] -American director and producer

1971 - [[Annabeth Gish]] -American actress

1971 - [[Rodica Mateescu]] -Romanian triple jumper

1971 - [[Tracy Wells]] -American actress

1972 - [[Common (rapper)|Common]] -American rapper and actor (Soulquarians)

1972 - [[Khujo]] -American rapper (Goodie Mob and Lumberjacks (group)|The Lumberjacks)

1972 - [[Augenijus Vaškys]] -Lithuanian basketball player and coach

1973 - [[Edgar Davids]] -Surinamese-Dutch footballer and manager

1973 - [[David Draiman]] -American singer-songwriter (Disturbed (band)|Disturbed and Device (heavy metal band)|Device)

1973 - [[Bobby Jackson (basketball)|Bobby Jackson]] -American basketball player and coach

1974 - [[Thomas Enqvist]] -Swedish tennis player and sportscaster

1975 - [[Chris Ashworth]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1975 - [[Glenn Lewis]] -Canadian singer-songwriter

1976 - [[James Dewees]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (The Get Up Kids, Leathermouth, Coalesce (band)|Coalesce, and Reggie and the Full Effect)

1976 - [[Troy Hudson]] -American basketball player and rapper

1976 - [[Danny Masterson]] -American actor and producer

1977 - [[Mohammed Sylla]] -Guinean footballer

1977 - [[Kay Tse]] -Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress

1978 - [[Tom Danielson]] -American cyclist

1978 - [[Kenny Watson]] -American football player

1979 - [[Johan Santana]] -Venezuelan-American baseball player

1979 - [[Dainius Saulėnas]] -Lithuanian footballer

1979 - [[Cédric Van Branteghem]] -Belgian sprinter

1980 - [[Caron Butler]] -American basketball player

1980 - [[Flavia Cacace]] -Italian-English dancer

1980 - [[Molly Stanton]] -American actress

1981 - [[Toccara Jones]] -American model and actress

1981 - [[Stephen Maguire]] -Scottish snooker player

1981 - [[April Matson]] -American actress and singer

1982 - [[Jeremy Curl]] -Japanese-English explorer, author and photographer

1982 - [[Nicole Ohlde]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Adam Thomson (rugby union)|Adam Thomson]] -New Zealand rugby player

1983 - [[Dan Lupu]] -Romanian actor

1983 - [[George Rose (rugby league)|George Rose]] -Australian rugby player

1983 - [[Kaitlin Sandeno]] -American swimmer

1983 - [[Erkan Veyseloğlu]] -Turkish basketball player

1984 - [[Rachael Bella]] -American actress

1984 - [[Pieter Custers]] -Dutch archer

1984 - [[Steve Darcis]] -Belgian tennis player

1984 - [[Noel Fisher]] -Canadian actor

1984 - [[Chiaki Kyan]] -Japanese model

1984 - [[Yūka Nanri]] -Japanese voice actress and singer (Tiaraway and FictionJunction)

1984 - [[Künter Rothberg]] -Estonian martial artist

1984 - [[Rieneke Terink]] -Dutch swimmer

1984 - [[Marc Zwiebler]] -German badminton player

1985 - [[Alcides Araújo Alves]] -Brazilian footballer

1985 - [[Naughty Boy]] -English DJ and producer

1985 - [[Víctor García (athlete)|Víctor García]] -Spanish runner

1985 - [[Emile Hirsch]] -American actor

1985 - [[Ben Lowe]] -Australian rugby player

1985 - [[Taner Sağır]] -Bulgarian-Turkish weightlifter

1985 - [[Austin Scott (American football)|Austin Scott]] -American football player

1986 - [[Shunsuke Daito]] -Japanese actor

1987 - [[Marco Andretti]] -American race car driver

1987 - [[Andreas Beck (footballer)|Andreas Beck]] -German footballer

1987 - [[Rosela Gjylbegu]] -Albanian singer

1987 - [[Harald Lassen]] -Norwegian saxophonist (Mopti (band)|Mopti)

1988 - [[Furdjel Narsingh]] -Dutch footballer

1988 - [[Dani Rivas]] -Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2015)

1989 - [[Holger Badstuber]] -German footballer

1989 - [[Peaches Geldof]] -English model and television host (d. 2014)

1989 - [[Marko Marin]] -German footballer

1989 - [[Harry Melling (actor)|Harry Melling]] -English actor

1989 - [[Tom Westley]] -English cricketer

1991 - [[Eli Kim]] -American-South Korean singer (U-KISS)

1991 - [[Lê Quang Liêm]] -Vietnamese chess player

1991 - [[Tristan Thompson]] -Canadian basketball player

1991 - [[Aaron Woods]] -Australian rugby player

1992 - [[L (South Korean singer)|L]] -South Korean singer, dancer and actor (Infinite (band)|Infinite)

1992 - [[Lucy Fry]] -Australian actress

1992 - [[Antoni Sarcevic]] -English footballer

1992 - [[Kaya Scodelario]] -English actress

1994 - [[Gerard Deulofeu]] -Spanish footballer

1995 - [[Zella Day]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1997 - [[Rúben Neves]] -Portuguese footballer

History of Deaths


600 - [[Leander of Seville]] -Spanish bishop and saint (b. 534)

1271 - [[Henry of Almain]] -(b. 1235)

1395 - [[John Barbour (poet)|John Barbour]] -Scottish priest and poet (b. 1320)

1447 - [[Shahrukh Mirza]] -Persian ruler (b. 1377)

1516 - [[Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary]] -(b. 1456)

1569 - [[Louis, Prince of Condé (1530–1569)|Louis, Prince of Condé]] -(b. 1530)

1573 - [[Michel de l'Hôpital]] -French politician (b. 1507)

1604 - [[Arnaud d'Ossat]] -French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1537)

1619 - [[Richard Burbage]] -English actor (b. 1567)

1711 - [[Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux]] -French poet and critic (b. 1636)

1719 - [[Johann Friedrich Böttger]] -German chemist and potter (b. 1682)

1767 - [[Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France]] -(b. 1731)

1773 - [[Philibert Commerson]] -French historian and explorer (b. 1727)

1778 - [[Charles le Beau]] -French historian and author (b. 1701)

1800 - [[Nana Fadnavis]] -Indian minister and politician (b. 1742)

1803 - [[William Emes]] -English gardener (b. 1729)

1808 - [[Christian VII of Denmark]] -(b. 1749)

1833 - [[William Bradley (Royal Navy officer)|William Bradley]] -English lieutenant and cartographer (b. 1757)

1842 - [[Henry Shrapnel]] -English general (b. 1761)

1854 - [[Jean-Baptiste de Villèle]] -French politician, 6th Prime Minister of France (b. 1773)

1873 - [[David Swinson Maynard]] -American physician, lawyer, and businessman (b. 1808)

1879 - [[Adolf Anderssen]] -German mathematician and chess player (b. 1818)

1881 - [[Alexander II of Russia]] -(b. 1818)

1884 - [[Leland Stanford Jr.]] -American son of Leland Stanford (b. 1868)

1901 - [[Benjamin Harrison]] -American general and politician, 23rd President of the United States (b. 1833)

1906 - [[Susan B. Anthony]] -American activist (b. 1820)

1911 - [[John J. Toffey]] -American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1844)

1912 - [[Eugène-Étienne Taché]] -Canadian engineer and architect, designed the Parliament Building (Quebec)|Parliament Building (b. 1836)

1912 - [[Hugo Treffner]] -German educator, founded the Hugo Treffner Gymnasium (b. 1845)

1914 - [[Hakeem Noor-ud-Din]] -Pakistani physician and scholar (b. 1841)

1918 - [[César Cui]] -Russian composer and critic (b. 1835)

1921 - [[Jenny Twitchell Kempton]] -American opera singer and educator (b. 1835)

1925 - [[Lucille Ricksen]] -American model and actress (b. 1909)

1938 - [[Clarence Darrow]] -American lawyer (b. 1857)

1941 - [[Elizabeth Madox Roberts]] -American poet and author (b. 1881)

1943 - [[Stephen Vincent Benét]] -American author and poet (b. 1898)

1955 - [[Tribhuvan of Nepal]] -(b. 1906)

1960 - [[Yosef Zvi HaLevy]] -Israeli rabbi and judge (b. 1874)

1963 - [[Austin Dobson]] -English race car driver (b. 1912)

1964 - [[Friedrich Lahrs]] -German architect and academic (b. 1880)

1965 - [[Corrado Gini]] -Italian sociologist and statistician (b. 1884)

1965 - [[Vittorio Jano]] -Italian engineer (b. 1891)

1965 - [[Fan S. Noli]] -Albanian-American bishop and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Albania (b. 1882)

1971 - [[Rockwell Kent]] -American painter and illustrator (b. 1882)

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

1975 - [[Ivo Andrić]] -Croatian author and academic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

1981 - [[Patrick Hennessy]] -Irish businessman (b. 1898)

1983 - [[Louison Bobet]] -French cyclist (b. 1925)

1983 - [[Paul Citroen]] -German-Dutch illustrator and educator (b. 1896)

1988 - [[John Holmes (pornographic actor)|John Holmes]] -American porn actor and director (b. 1944)

1989 - [[Fahrettin Özdilek]] -Turkish general and politician, Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1898)

1990 - [[Bruno Bettelheim]] -Austrian-American psychologist and author (b. 1903)

1990 - [[Karl Münchinger]] -German conductor and composer (b. 1915)

1995 - [[Leon Day]] -American baseball player (b. 1916)

1995 - [[Odette Hallowes]] -French-English Resistance agent and nurse (b. 1912)

1996 - [[Peer Guldbrandsen]] -Danish screenwriter, actor, film director and producer (d. 1996)

1996 - [[Krzysztof Kieślowski]] -Polish director and screenwriter (b. 1941)

1998 - [[Judge Dread]] -English singer-songwriter (b. 1945)

1998 - [[Bill Reid]] -Canadian sculptor and painter (b. 1920)

1998 - [[Hans von Ohain]] -German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1911)

1999 - [[Lee Falk]] -American cartoonist, director, and producer (b. 1911)

1999 - [[Garson Kanin]] -American director and screenwriter (b. 1912)

1999 - [[Anton Raadik]] -Estonian-American boxer (b. 1917)

1999 - [[Bidu Sayão]] -Brazilian-American soprano (b. 1902)

2001 - [[Encarnacion Alzona]] -Filipino historian and educator (b. 1895)

2002 - [[Hans-Georg Gadamer]] -German philosopher and scholar (b. 1900)

2002 - [[Eugen Sacharias]] -German-Estonian architect (b. 1906)

2004 - [[Vilayat Khan]] -Indian sitar player and composer (b. 1928)

2004 - [[Franz König]] -Austrian cardinal (b. 1905)

2006 - [[Robert C. Baker]] -American chef, invented the chicken nugget (b. 1921)

2006 - [[Jimmy Johnstone]] -Scottish footballer (b. 1944)

2006 - [[Maureen Stapleton]] -American actress (b. 1925)

2006 - [[Peter Tomarken]] -American game show host and actor (b. 1942)

2007 - [[Arnold Skaaland]] -American wrestler and manager (b. 1925)

2008 - [[Elizabeth Gilels]] -Russian violinist (b. 1919)

2009 - [[Test (wrestler)|Test]] -Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1975)

2009 - [[Betsy Blair]] -American-English actress (b. 1923)

2010 - [[Jean Ferrat]] -French singer-songwriter (b. 1930)

2010 - [[He Pingping]] -Chinese dwarf (b. 1988)

2011 - [[Rick Martin]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1951)

2012 - [[Princess Anna of Saxony (1929–2012)|Princess Anna of Saxony]] -(b. 1929)

2012 - [[Michael P. Barnett]] -English chemist and computer scientist (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Michel Duchaussoy]] -French actor (b. 1938)

2012 - [[Jock Hobbs]] -New Zealand rugby player (b. 1960)

2012 - [[Eileen McDonough]] -American actress (b. 1962)

2012 - [[Karl Roy]] -Filipino singer-songwriter (P.O.T. and Kapatid (band)|Kapatid) (b. 1968)

2012 - [[Jacques Villiers]] -French engineer (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Richard Davey]] -Australian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1938)

2013 - [[Cartha DeLoach]] -American FBI agent and author (b. 1920)

2013 - [[Ducky Detweiler]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1919)

2013 - [[Tore Lokoloko]] -Papua New Guinean politician, 2nd Governor-General of Papua New Guinea (b. 1930)

2013 - [[Perween Rahman]] -Bangladeshi-Pakistani activist (b. 1957)

2013 - [[Władysław Stachurski]] -Polish footballer and manager (b. 1945)

2013 - [[Malachi Throne]] -American actor (b. 1928)

2014 - [[Cherifa]] -Algerian singer-songwriter (b. 1926)

2014 - [[Reubin Askew]] -American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of Florida (b. 1928)

2014 - [[Joseph Bacon Fraser, Jr.]] -American businessman (b. 1926)

2014 - [[Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond]] -Irish businessman and politician (b. 1944)

2014 - [[Ahmad Tejan Kabbah]] -Sierra Leonean economist, lawyer, and politician, 3rd President of Sierra Leone (b. 1932)

2014 - [[Icchokas Meras]] -Lithuanian-Israeli author and screenwriter (b. 1934)

2014 - [[Abby Singer]] -American production manager (b. 1917)

2015 - [[Daevid Allen]] -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Soft Machine and Gong (band)|Gong) (b. 1938)

2015 - [[Irwin Hasen]] -American cartoonist (b. 1918)

2015 - [[Ib Melchior]] -Danish-American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)

2015 - [[Meyera Oberndorf]] -American politician, 23rd Mayor of Virginia Beach, Virginia|Mayor of Virginia Beach

2015 - [[Al Rosen]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)

2015 - [[Maria Vicol]] -Romanian fencer and referee (b. 1935)

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