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Events

  • 1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by a bull of Pope Boniface VIII.[1]
  • 1453 – Three Genoese galleys and a Byzantine blockade runner fight their way through an Ottoman blockading fleet a few weeks before the fall of Constantinople.
  • 1534Jacques Cartier begins his first voyage to what is today the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador.[2]
  • 1535 – The sun dog phenomenon is observed over Stockholm,[3] as later depicted in the famous painting Vädersolstavlan.
  • 1653Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
  • 1657 – Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  • 1657 – Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
  • 1689 – Deposed monarch James II of England lays siege to Derry.
  • 1752 – Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740–57).
  • 1770 – The Georgian king, Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.
  • 1775American Revolutionary War: The Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
  • 1789George Washington arrives at Grays Ferry, Philadelphia while en route to Manhattan for his inauguration.
  • 1792 – France declares war against the "King of Hungary and Bohemia", the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars.
  • 1800 – The Septinsular Republic is established.
  • 1809 – Two Austrian army corps in Bavaria are defeated by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon at the Battle of Abensberg on the second day of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.
  • 1810 – The governor of Caracas, Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
  • 1818 – The case of Ashford v Thornton ends, with Abraham Thornton allowed to go free rather than face a retrial for murder, after his demand for trial by battle is upheld.
  • 1828René Caillié becomes the second non-Muslim to enter (and the first to return from) Timbuktu, following Major Gordon Laing.
  • 1836U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
  • 1861American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.[4]
  • 1862Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete the experiment disproving the theory of spontaneous generation.
  • 1865 – Astronomer Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX's yacht, the L'Immaculata Concezion.
  • 1876 – The April Uprising begins. Its suppression shocks European opinion, and Bulgarian independence becomes a condition for ending the Russo-Turkish War.
  • 1884Pope Leo XIII publishes the encyclical Humanum genus.
  • 1898 – U.S. President William McKinley signed a joint resolution to Congress for declaration of war against Spain, beginning the Spanish–American War.[5]
  • 1902Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
  • 1908 – Opening day of competition in the New South Wales Rugby League.
  • 1912 – Opening day for baseball's Tiger Stadium in Detroit, and Fenway Park in Boston.
  • 1914 – Nineteen men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miners' strike.[6]
  • 1916 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.
  • 1918Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
  • 1922 – The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
  • 1939Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday's celebrations in Germany
  • 1945World War II: U.S. troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
  • 1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: On his 56th birthday Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
  • 1945 – Twenty Jewish children used in medical experiments at Neuengamme are killed in the basement of the Bullenhuser Damm school.
  • 1946 – The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
  • 1961Cold War: Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.
  • 1968 – English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech.
  • 1972Apollo program: Apollo 16 lunar module, commanded by John Young and piloted by Charles Duke, lands on the moon.
  • 1998Air France Flight 422 crashes after taking off from El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia, killing all 53 people on board.[7]
  • 1999Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.
  • 2007Johnson Space Center shooting: William Phillips with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
  • 2008Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
  • 2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.
  • 2012 – One hundred twenty-seven people are killed when a plane crashes in a residential area near the Benazir Bhutto International Airport near Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2013 – A 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Lushan County, Ya'an, in China's Sichuan province, killing more than 150 people and injuring thousands.
  • 2015 – Ten people are killed in a bomb attack on a convoy carrying food supplies to a United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland.

Births

  • 1494Johannes Agricola, German theologian and reformer (d. 1566)[8]
  • 1544Renata of Lorraine, Duchess consort of Bavaria (d. 1602)
  • 1586Rose of Lima, Peruvian mystic and saint (d. 1617)
  • 1633Emperor Go-Kōmyō of Japan (d. 1654)
  • 1646Charles Plumier, French botanist and author (d. 1704)
  • 1650William Bedloe, English spy (d. 1680)
  • 1718David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)
  • 1723Cornelius Harnett, American merchant, farmer, and politician (d. 1781)[9]
  • 1727Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-Austrian minister and diplomat (d. 1794)
  • 1745Philippe Pinel, French physician and psychiatrist (d. 1826)
  • 1748Georg Michael Telemann, German composer and theologian (d. 1831)
  • 1772William Lawless, Irish revolutionary and French general (d. 1824)
  • 1808Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France (d. 1873)
  • 1816Bogoslav Šulek, Croatian philologist, historian, and lexicographer (d. 1895)
  • 1818Heinrich Göbel, German-American mechanic and engineer (d. 1893)
  • 1826Dinah Craik, English author and poet (d. 1887)
  • 1836Eli Whitney Blake, Jr., American scientist and academic (d. 1895)
  • 1839Carol I of Romania, King of Romania (d. 1914)
  • 1840Odilon Redon, French painter and illustrator (d. 1916)
  • 1850Daniel Chester French, American sculptor, designed the Lincoln statue (d. 1931)
  • 1851Alexander Dianin, Russian chemist (d. 1918)
  • 1851 – Siegmund Lubin, Polish-American businessman, founded the Lubin Manufacturing Company (d. 1923)
  • 1860Justinien de Clary, French target shooter (d. 1933)
  • 1871Sydney Chapman, English economist and civil servant (d. 1951)
  • 1873James Harcourt, English character actor (d. 1951)
  • 1875Vladimir Vidrić, Croatian poet and lawyer (d. 1909)
  • 1879Paul Poiret, French fashion designer (d. 1944)
  • 1882Holland Smith, American general (d. 1967)
  • 1884Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)
  • 1884 – Oliver Kirk, American boxer (d. 1960)
  • 1884 – Daniel Varoujan, Armenian poet and educator (d. 1915)
  • 1889Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish rabbi, lawyer, and activist (d. 1996)
  • 1889 – Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland (d. 1918)
  • 1889 – Marie-Antoinette de Geuser, French mystic (d. 1918)
  • 1889 – Adolf Hitler, Austrian born German politician, Führer of Nazi Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1889 – Tonny Kessler, Dutch footballer (d. 1960)
  • 1890Maurice Duplessis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Quebec (d. 1959)
  • 1890 – Adolf Schärf, Austrian soldier and politician, 6th President of Austria (d. 1965)
  • 1891Dave Bancroft, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)
  • 1893Harold Lloyd, American actor, comedian, and producer (d. 1971)
  • 1893 – Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)
  • 1895Emile Christian, American trombonist and composer (d. 1973)
  • 1895 – Henry de Montherlant, French essayist, novelist, and dramatist (d. 1972)
  • 1896Wop May, Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1952)
  • 1899Alan Arnett McLeod, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)
  • 1904Bruce Cabot, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1907Miran Bux, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1991)
  • 1907 – Augoustinos Kantiotes, Greek bishop (d. 2010)
  • 1908Lionel Hampton, American vibraphone player, pianist, bandleader, and actor (d. 2002)
  • 1910Fatin Rüştü Zorlu, Turkish diplomat and politician (d. 1961)
  • 1913Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor and poet (d. 1986)
  • 1913 – Willi Hennig, German biologist and entomologist (d. 1976)
  • 1913 – Roger Rochard, French runner (d. 1993)
  • 1914Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1915Joseph Wolpe, South African psychotherapist and physician (d. 1997)
  • 1916Nasiba Zeynalova, Azerbaijani actress (d. 2004)
  • 1918Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1919Richard Hillary, Australian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1943)
  • 1920Frances Ames, South African neurologist, psychiatrist, and human rights activist (d. 2002)
  • 1920 – Clement Isong, Nigerian banker and politician, Governor of Cross River State (d. 2000)
  • 1920 – John Paul Stevens, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 2019)
  • 1923Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster, founded Eternal Word Television Network (d. 2016)[10]
  • 1923 – Irene Lieblich, Polish-American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1923 – Tito Puente, American drummer and producer (d. 2000)[11]
  • 1924Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (d. 2008)[12]
  • 1924 – Leslie Phillips, English actor and producer
  • 1924 – Guy Rocher, Canadian sociologist and academic
  • 1925Ernie Stautner, German-American football player and coach (d. 2006)
  • 1925 – Elena Verdugo, American actress (d. 2017)
  • 1927Bud Cullen, Canadian judge and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Employment and Immigration (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Phil Hill, American race car driver (d. 2008)
  • 1927 – K. Alex Müller, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1928Robert Byrne, American chess player and author (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Johnny Gavin, Irish international footballer (d. 2007)[13]
  • 1929Harry Agganis, American baseball and football player (d. 1955)
  • 1929 – Bobby Hollander, American film director, actor, and magazine publisher (d. 2002)
  • 1930Dwight Gustafson, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Antony Jay, English director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1931Michael Allenby, 3rd Viscount Allenby, English lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – John Eccles, 2nd Viscount Eccles, English businessman and politician
  • 1932Myriam Bru, French actress
  • 1933Kristaq Dhamo, Albanian actor and film director
  • 1936Lisa Davis, English and American former child and adult actress
  • 1936 – Pauli Ellefsen, Faroese technician, surveyor, and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – Pat Roberts, American captain, journalist, and politician
  • 1936 – Christopher Robinson, English organist and conductor
  • 1937Jiří Dienstbier, Czech journalist and politician, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2011)
  • 1937 – Antonios Kounadis, Greek discus thrower
  • 1937 – Harvey Quaytman, American painter and educator (d. 2002)
  • 1937 – George Takei, American actor
  • 1938Betty Cuthbert, Australian sprinter
  • 1938 – Manfred Kinder, German runner
  • 1938 – Peter Snow, British historian and journalist
  • 1938 – Eszter Tamási, Hungarian actress (d. 1991)
  • 1939Elspeth Ballantyne, Australian actress
  • 1939 – Peter S. Beagle, American author and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian physician and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Norway
  • 1939 – Johnny Tillotson, American singer-songwriter
  • 1940James Gammon, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1941Ryan O'Neal, American actor
  • 1942Giles Henderson, English lawyer and academic
  • 1942 – Arto Paasilinna, Finnish journalist and author
  • 1943Alan Beith, English academic and politician
  • 1943 – John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor and director
  • 1943 – Edie Sedgwick, American model and actress (d. 1971)
  • 1944Toivo Aare, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1945Michael Brandon, American actor and director
  • 1945 – Olga Karlatos, Greek actress and Bermudian lawyer
  • 1945 – Thein Sein, Burmese general and politician, 8th President of Burma
  • 1945 – Naftali Temu, Kenyan runner (d. 2003)
  • 1945 – Steve Spurrier, American football player and head coach, 1966 Heisman Trophy winner[14]
  • 1946Sandro Chia, Italian painter and sculptor
  • 1946 – Julien Poulin, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (d. 1982)
  • 1947Rita Dionne-Marsolais, Canadian economist and politician
  • 1947 – David Leland, English actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1947 – Viktor Suvorov, Russian intelligence officer, historian, and author
  • 1948Gregory Itzin, American actor
  • 1948 – Matthias Kuhle, German geographer and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1949Veronica Cartwright, English-American actress
  • 1949 – Toller Cranston, Canadian-Mexican figure skater and painter (d. 2015)
  • 1949 – Massimo D'Alema, Italian journalist and politician, 76th Prime Minister of Italy
  • 1949 – Jessica Lange, American actress
  • 1950Steve Erickson, American author and critic
  • 1950 – Alexander Lebed, Russian general and politician (d. 2002)
  • 1950 – N. Chandrababu Naidu, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
  • 1951Louise Jameson, English actress
  • 1951 – Luther Vandross, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1952Louka Katseli, Greek economist and politician
  • 1952 – Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball player and coach
  • 1952 – Eric Pickles, English politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
  • 1953Sebastian Faulks, English journalist and author
  • 1955Donald Pettit, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1956Beatrice Ask, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister for Justice
  • 1956 – Peter Chelsom, English film director, writer, and actor
  • 1956 – Kakha Bendukidze, Georgian economist and politician
  • 1956 – Georgie Glen, Scottish actress
  • 1958Viacheslav Fetisov, Russian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1959Perry Haddock, Australian rugby league player
  • 1960Debbie Flintoff-King, Australian hurdler and coach
  • 1961Don Mattingly, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1961 – Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor
  • 1961 – Nicholas Lyndhurst, English actor
  • 1961 – Paul Usher, English actor
  • 1963Maurício Gugelmin, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1963 – Rachel Whiteread, English sculptor
  • 1964Crispin Glover, American actor
  • 1964 – Andy Serkis, English actor and director
  • 1964 – Rosalynn Sumners, American figure skater
  • 1965Kostis Chatzidakis, Greek politician, Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism
  • 1965 – Léa Fazer, Swiss film director, screenwriter and actress
  • 1965 – Adrián Fernández, Mexican race car driver
  • 1965 – Rebecca Lacey, English actress
  • 1966David Chalmers, Australian philosopher and academic
  • 1966 – David Filo, American businessman, co-founded Yahoo!
  • 1966 – Vincent Riendeau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967Mike Portnoy, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1967 – Raymond van Barneveld, Dutch darts player
  • 1968Julia Morris, Australian entertainer
  • 1968 – Yelena Välbe, Russian skier and manager
  • 1968 – Roman Virastyuk, Ukrainian shot putter
  • 1969Felix Baumgartner, Austrian skydiver and BASE jumper
  • 1969 – Will Hodgman, Australian politician, 45th Premier of Tasmania
  • 1970Sarantuya, Mongolian soprano
  • 1970 – Avishai Cohen, Israeli singer-songwriter and bassist
  • 1970 – Shemar Moore, American actor
  • 1971Carla Geurts, Dutch swimmer, physiologist, and academic
  • 1971 – Allan Houston, American basketball player and manager
  • 1971 – Nikos Kyzeridis, Greek footballer
  • 1972Lê Huỳnh Đức, Vietnamese footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1972 – Carmen Electra, American model and actress
  • 1972 – Željko Joksimović, Serbian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1972 – Stephen Marley, American singer, guitarist, and producer
  • 1972 – Julia Peng, Taiwanese singer
  • 1973Isabel dos Santos,[15] Angolan businesswoman and first African woman billionaire
  • 1973 – Lamond Murray, American basketball player
  • 1974Adrian Ilie, Romanian footballer
  • 1974 – Julie Fernandez, English actress and model
  • 1974 – Urmas Paet, Estonian journalist and politician, 26th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1975Killer Mike, American rapper and activist
  • 1976Aldo Bobadilla, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1976 – Shay Given, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Chris Mason, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976 – Ismail Rasheed, Maldivian actor
  • 1976 – Georgina Rylance, English actress
  • 1979Stian Barsnes-Simonsen, Norwegian actor and television host
  • 1979 – Ludovic Magnin, Swiss footballer and coach
  • 1979 – Nate Marquardt, American mixed martial artist
  • 1980Gunta Baško, Latvian basketball player
  • 1980 – Sunaina Sunaina, Indian weightlifter[16]
  • 1980 – Jasmin Wagner, German singer and actress
  • 1982Jacqueline Govaert, Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1982 – Dario Knežević, Croatian footballer
  • 1983Danny Granger, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Miranda Kerr, Australian model
  • 1984Nelson Évora, Ivorian-Portuguese triple jumper
  • 1984 – Bárbara Lennie, Spanish actress
  • 1984 – Edixon Perea, Colombian footballer
  • 1984 – Jenna Shoemaker, American triathlete[17]
  • 1985Brent Seabrook, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987Chun Woo-hee, South Korean actress
  • 1988Brandon Belt, American baseball player
  • 1989Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014
  • 1989 – Carlos Valdes, Colombian-American actor and singer
  • 1990Luhan, Chinese singer and actor
  • 1992Marko Meerits, Estonian footballer
  • 1995Jean Marie Dongou, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1997Alexander "Sascha" Zverev, German tennis player [18]
  • 1998Zachary Claman DeMelo, Canadian racing driver[19]

Deaths

  • 689Cædwalla, king of Wessex (b. 659)[20]
  • 767Taichō, Japanese monk (b. 682)
  • 888Xi Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 862)
  • 1099Peter Bartholomew (b. 1061)[21]
  • 1164Antipope Victor IV
  • 1176Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English-Irish politician, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland (b. 1130)
  • 1248Güyük Khan, Mongol ruler, 3rd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (b. 1206)
  • 1284Hōjō Tokimune, regent of Japan (b. 1251)
  • 1314Pope Clement V (b. 1264)
  • 1322Simon Rinalducci, Italian Augustinian friar
  • 1521Zhengde, Chinese emperor (b. 1491)
  • 1534Elizabeth Barton, English nun and martyr (b. 1506)
  • 1558Johannes Bugenhagen, German priest and theologian (b. 1485)
  • 1643Christoph Demantius, German composer and poet (b. 1567)
  • 1703Lancelot Addison, English clergyman and educator (b. 1632)
  • 1769Chief Pontiac, American tribal leader (b. 1720)
  • 1831John Abernethy, English surgeon and anatomist (b. 1764)
  • 1873William Tite, English architect, designed the Royal Exchange (b. 1798)
  • 1874Alexander H. Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1817)
  • 1881William Burges, English architect and designer (b. 1827)
  • 1886Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville, French general and diplomat, French ambassador to the United States (b. 1814)
  • 1887Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Greek-Egyptian politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1826)
  • 1899Joseph Wolf, German ornithologist and illustrator (b. 1820)
  • 1902Joaquim de Sousa Andrade, Brazilian poet and educator (b. 1833)
  • 1912Bram Stoker, Anglo-Irish novelist and critic, created Count Dracula (b. 1847)
  • 1918Karl Ferdinand Braun, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1850)
  • 1927Enrique Simonet, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1866)
  • 1929Prince Henry of Prussia (b. 1862)
  • 1931Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, 5th Baronet, Scottish-English fencer and businessman (b. 1862)
  • 1932Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • 1935John Cameron, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1872)
  • 1935 – Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer (b. 1863)
  • 1942Jüri Jaakson, Estonian businessman and politician, 6th State Elder of Estonia (b. 1870)
  • 1944Elmer Gedeon, American baseball player and pilot (b. 1917)
  • 1945Erwin Bumke, Polish-German jurist and politician (b. 1874)
  • 1946Mae Busch, Australian actress (b. 1891)
  • 1947Christian X of Denmark (b. 1870)
  • 1951Ivanoe Bonomi, Italian politician, 25th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
  • 1961Ado Vabbe, Estonian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1967Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1896)
  • 1968Rudolph Dirks, German-American illustrator (b. 1877)
  • 1969Vjekoslav Luburić, Croatian Ustaše official and concentration camp administrator (b. 1914)
  • 1980M. Canagaratnam, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1924)
  • 1982Archibald MacLeish, American poet, playwright, and lawyer (b. 1892)
  • 1986Sibte Hassan, Pakistani journalist, scholar, and activist (b. 1916)
  • 1991Steve Marriott, English singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
  • 1991 – Don Siegel, American director and producer (b. 1912)
  • 1992Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (b. 1922)
  • 1992 – Benny Hill, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1993Cantinflas, Mexican actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)
  • 1995Milovan Đilas, Yugoslav communist, politician, theorist and author (b. 1911)
  • 1996Trần Văn Trà, Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1918)
  • 1999 – Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre:
    • Cassie Bernall, American student (b. 1981)
    • Eric Harris, American student and murderer (b. 1981)
    • Dylan Klebold, American student and murderer (b. 1981)
    • Rachel Scott, American student, inspired the Rachel's Challenge (b. 1981)
  • 1999 – Rick Rude, American wrestler (b. 1958)
  • 2001Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
  • 2002Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2003Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)
  • 2003 – Bernard Katz, German-English biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 2004Lizzy Mercier Descloux, French musician, singer-songwriter, composer, actress, writer and painter (b. 1956)
  • 2005Fumio Niwa, Japanese journalist and author (b. 1904)
  • 2007Andrew Hill, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1931)
  • 2007 – Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931)
  • 2008Monica Lovinescu, Romanian journalist and author (b. 1923)
  • 2010Dorothy Height, American educator and activist (b. 1912)
  • 2011Tim Hetherington, English photographer and journalist (b. 1970)
  • 2012Bert Weedon, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1920)[22]
  • 2014Mithat Bayrak, Turkish wrestler and trainer (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Rubin Carter, American-Canadian boxer (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Neville Wran, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1926)
  • 2016Victoria Wood, British comedian, actress and writer (b. 1953)
  • 2017Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer and actor (b. 1944)
  • 2018Avicii, Swedish DJ and musician (b. 1989)
  • 2018 – John Waller, English historical European martial arts (HEMA) revival pioneer and fight director (b. 1940)[23]
  • 2019Jacqueline Saburido, Venezuelan activist (b. 1978)[24]

Holidays and observances

  • 420 (cannabis culture) (International)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Agnes of Montepulciano
    • Beuno
    • Hugh of Anzy le Duc
    • Johannes Bugenhagen (Lutheran)
    • Marcellinus of Gaul (Embrun)
    • Blessed Oda of Brabant
    • Pope Anicetus
    • Theotimos
    • April 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • UN Chinese Language Day (United Nations)

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  15. ISABEL DOS SANTOS - SEGREDOS E PODER DO DINHEIRO Script error: No such module "webarchive".. Filipe S. Fernandes. Documentation (Portuguese)
  16. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  17. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  18. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  19. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
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Script error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters".

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