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Day History: March-24

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History of Deaths


809 - [[Harun al-Rashid]] -Arab caliph (b. 763)

1284 - [[Hugh III of Cyprus]] -(b. 1235)

1381 - [[Catherine of Vadstena]] -Swedish saint (b. 1332)

1396 - [[Walter Hilton]] -English mystic and saint (b. 1340)

1455 - [[Pope Nicholas V]] -(b. 1397)

1558 - [[Anna van Egmont]] -Dutch wife of William the Silent (b. 1533)

1563 - [[Hosokawa Harumoto]] -Japanese daimyo (b. 1514)

1575 - [[Joseph ben Ephraim Karo]] -Spanish-Portuguese rabbi and author (b. 1488)

1603 - [[Elizabeth I of England]] -(b. 1533)

1653 - [[Samuel Scheidt]] -German organist and composer (b. 1587)

1773 - [[Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield]] -English politician, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (b. 1694)

1776 - [[John Harrison]] -English carpenter and clockmaker, invented the Marine chronometer (b. 1693)

1824 - [[Louis Marie de La Révellière-Lépeaux]] -French lawyer (b. 1753)

1838 - [[Sir Abraham Hume, 2nd Baronet|Abraham Hume]] -English floriculturist and Tory (British political party)|Tory politician (b. 1748/49)

1869 - [[Antoine-Henri Jomini]] -French-Russian general (b. 1779)

1881 - [[Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse]] -French geologist and mineralogist (b. 1817)

1882 - [[Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]] -American poet and educator (b. 1807)

1887 - [[Ivan Kramskoi]] -Russian painter and critic (b. 1837)

1888 - [[Vsevolod Garshin]] -Russian author (b. 1855)

1905 - [[Jules Verne]] -French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1828)

1909 - [[John Millington Synge]] -Irish playwright and poet (b. 1871)

1915 - [[Margaret Lindsay Huggins]] -Irish-English astronomer (b. 1848)

1915 - [[Karol Olszewski]] -Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1846)

1916 - [[Enrique Granados]] -Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1867)

1926 - [[Phan Chu Trinh]] -Vietnamese activist (b. 1872)

1940 - [[Édouard Branly]] -French physicist and academic (b. 1844)

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

1946 - [[Alexander Alekhine]] -Russian chess player (b. 1892)

1946 - [[Carl Schuhmann]] -German gymnast, shot putter, and jumper (b. 1869)

1948 - [[Sigrid Hjertén]] -Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1885)

1950 - [[James Rudolph Garfield]] -American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1865)

1953 - [[Mary of Teck]] -(b. 1867)

1962 - [[Jean Goldkette]] -French-American pianist and bandleader (b. 1899)

1962 - [[Auguste Piccard]] -Swiss physicist and explorer (b. 1884)

1968 - [[Alice Guy-Blaché]] -American actress, director, and producer (b. 1873)

1971 - [[Arne Jacobsen]] -Danish architect, designed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen|Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Aarhus City Hall (b. 1902)

1971 - [[Arthur Metcalfe (public servant)|Arthur Metcalfe]] -Australian public servant (b. 1895)

1976 - [[Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein]] -English field marshal (b. 1887)

1978 - [[Doğan Öz]] -Turkish lawyer (b. 1934)

1980 - [[Óscar Romero]] -Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1917)

1984 - [[Sam Jaffe]] -American actor and singer (b. 1891)

1985 - [[Arthur D. Nicholson]] -American soldier (b. 1947)

1985 - [[Raoul Ubac]] -French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver (b. 1910)

1988 - [[Turhan Feyzioğlu]] -Turkish academic and politician, 27th List of Deputy Prime Ministers of Turkey|Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1922)

1988 - [[Roger Loyer]] -French motorcycle road racer and racing driver (b. 1907)

1990 - [[Ray Goulding]] -American comedian and radio host (b. 1922)

1991 - [[John Kerr (governor-general)|John Kerr]] -Australian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1914)

1993 - [[Albert Arlen]] -Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (b. 1905)

1993 - [[John Hersey]] -American journalist and author (b. 1914)

1995 - [[Joseph Needham]] -English sinologist, historian, and academic (b. 1900)

1997 - [[Martin Caidin]] -American author and talk show host (b. 1927)

1997 - [[Dr. Bill Miller]] -American wrestler (b. 1927)

1999 - [[Gertrud Scholtz-Klink]] -German politician (b. 1902)

1999 - [[Birdie Tebbetts]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)

1999 - [[Pierlucio Tinazzi]] -Italian security guard (b. 1962)

2001 - [[Muriel Young]] -English television host and producer (b. 1928)

2002 - [[César Milstein]] -Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)

2002 - [[Bob Said]] -American race car driver and bobsledder (b. 1932)

2003 - [[Hans Hermann Groër]] -Austrian cardinal (b. 1919)

2006 - [[Lynne Perrie]] -English actress and singer (b. 1931)

2006 - [[Rudra Rajasingham]] -Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1926)

2008 - [[Chalmers Alford]] -American guitarist (b. 1955)

2008 - [[Neil Aspinall]] -Welsh-English record producer and manager (b. 1941)

2008 - [[Rafael Azcona]] -Spanish author and screenwriter (b. 1926)

2008 - [[Hal Riney]] -American businessman, founded Publicis & Hal Riney (b. 1932)

2008 - [[Richard Widmark]] -American actor and producer (b. 1914)

2009 - [[George Kell]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)

2009 - [[Hans Klenk]] -German race car driver (b. 1919)

2009 - [[Gábor Ocskay]] -Hungarian ice hockey player (b. 1975)

2010 - [[Robert Culp]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

2010 - [[Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge]] -(b. 1939)

2010 - [[Jim Marshall (photographer)|Jim Marshall]] -American photographer (b. 1936)

2012 - [[Iqbal Bahu]] -Pakistani singer (b. 1944)

2012 - [[Vigor Bovolenta]] -Italian volleyball player (b. 1974)

2012 - [[Paul Callaghan]] -New Zealand physicist and academic (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Vince Lovegrove]] -Australian singer, producer, and journalist (The Valentines (rock band)|The Valentines) (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Marion Marlowe]] -American actress and singer (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Nick Noble (singer)|Nick Noble]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Jose Prakash]] -Indian actor and singer (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Jocky Wilson]] -Scottish darts player (b. 1950)

2013 - [[Ratón]] -Spanish bull (b. 2001)

2013 - [[Barbara Anderson (writer)|Barbara Anderson]] -New Zealand author (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Peter Duryea]] -American actor (b. 1939)

2013 - [[Inge Lønning]] -Norwegian theologian, academic, and politician (b. 1938)

2013 - [[Gury Marchuk]] -Russian physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1925)

2013 - [[Paolo Ponzo]] -Italian footballer (b. 1972)

2013 - [[Deke Richards]] -American songwriter and producer (b. 1944)

2013 - [[Mohamed Yousri Salama]] -Egyptian dentist and politician (b. 1974)

2013 - [[Francis Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 8th Baron Thurlow]] -English diplomat (b. 1912)

2014 - [[Oleksandr Muzychko]] -Ukrainian activist (b. 1962)

2014 - [[Paulo Schroeber]] -Brazilian guitarist (Almah (band)|Almah and Astafix) (b. 1973)

2014 - [[John Rowe Townsend]] -English author and scholar (b. 1922)

2014 - [[David A. Trampier]] -American illustrator (b. 1954)

2014 - [[Rodney Wilkes]] -Trinidadian weightlifter (b. 1925)

2015 - [[Yehuda Avner]] -English-Israeli diplomat (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Oleg Bryjak]] -Kazakhstani-German opera singer (b. 1960)

2015 - [[Scott Clendenin]] -American bass player (Control Denied and Death (metal band)|Death) (b. 1967)

2015 - [[Maria Radner]] -German opera singer (b. 1981)

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