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Events

  • 197 – Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
  • 356 – Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
  • 1594 – Having already been elected to the throne of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1587, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592.
  • 1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
  • 1649 – The Second Battle of Guararapes takes place, effectively ending Dutch colonization efforts in Brazil.
  • 1674 – England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
  • 1726 – The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
  • 1807 – Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert.
  • 1819British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands and claims them in the name of King George III.
  • 1836 – King William IV signs Letters Patent establishing the Province of South Australia.[1]
  • 1846 – In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following the annexation of Texas by the United States.
  • 1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
  • 1859Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity.
  • 1878Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
  • 1884 – More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.
  • 1913Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
  • 1915World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.
  • 1937Yekatit 12: During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Ethiopian nationalists of Eritrean origin attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades.
  • 1942World War II: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin, killing 243 people.
  • 1942 – World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese Americans to internment camps.
  • 1943 – World War II: Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
  • 1945 – World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima: About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
  • 1948 – The Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence convenes in Calcutta.
  • 1949Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
  • 1953Book censorship in the United States: The Georgia Literature Commission is established.[2]
  • 1954Transfer of Crimea: The Soviet Politburo of the Soviet Union orders the transfer of the Crimean Oblast from the Russian SFSR to the Ukrainian SSR.
  • 1959 – The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
  • 1960 – China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
  • 1963 – The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakens the feminist movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
  • 1965 – Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Viet Minh, along with Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Trần Thiện Khiêm, all Catholics, attempt a coup against the military junta of the Buddhist Nguyễn Khánh.
  • 1976Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald Ford's Proclamation 4417.
  • 1978Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.
  • 1985William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave the hospital.
  • 1985 – Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
  • 1986Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers in eastern Sri Lanka.
  • 1989Flying Tiger Line flight 66 crashes into a hill near Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Malaysia, killing four.[3]
  • 2002NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
  • 2003 – An Ilyushin Il-76 military aircraft crashes near Kerman, Iran, killing 275.
  • 2006 – A methane explosion in a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
  • 2011 – The debut exhibition of the Belitung shipwreck, containing the largest collection of Tang dynasty artifacts found in one location, begins in Singapore.
  • 2012 – Forty-four people are killed in a prison brawl in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Births

  • 1461Domenico Grimani, Italian cardinal (d. 1523)
  • 1473Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
  • 1497Matthäus Schwarz, German fashion writer (d. 1574)
  • 1519Froben Christoph of Zimmern, German author of the Zimmern Chronicle (d. 1566)
  • 1526Carolus Clusius, Flemish botanist and academic (d. 1609)
  • 1532Jean-Antoine de Baïf, French poet (d. 1589)
  • 1552Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal (d. 1630)
  • 1594Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (d. 1612)
  • 1611Andries de Graeff, Dutch politician (d. 1678)
  • 1630Shivaji, Indian warrior-king and the founder of Maratha Empire[4]
  • 1660Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
  • 1717David Garrick, English actor, playwright, and producer (d. 1779)
  • 1743Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1805)
  • 1798Allan MacNab, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, Premier of Canada West (d. 1862)
  • 1800Émilie Gamelin, Canadian nun and social worker, founded the Sisters of Providence (d. 1851)[5]
  • 1804Carl von Rokitansky, German physician, pathologist, and philosopher (d. 1878)
  • 1821August Schleicher, German linguist and academic (d. 1868)
  • 1833Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
  • 1838Lydia Thompson, British burlesque performer (d. 1908)[6]
  • 1841Elfrida Andrée, Swedish organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1929)[7]
  • 1855Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (d. 1908)
  • 1859Svante Arrhenius, Swedish physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)
  • 1865Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (d. 1952)
  • 1869Hovhannes Tumanyan, Armenian-Russian poet and author (d. 1923)
  • 1872Johan Pitka, Estonian admiral (d. 1944)
  • 1876Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian-French sculptor, painter, and photographer (d. 1957)
  • 1877Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
  • 1878Harriet Bosse, Swedish–Norwegian actress (d. 1961)
  • 1880Álvaro Obregón, Mexican general and politician, 39th President of Mexico (d. 1928)
  • 1886José Abad Santos, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 1942)
  • 1888José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian lawyer and poet (d. 1928)
  • 1893Cedric Hardwicke, English actor and director (d. 1964)
  • 1895Louis Calhern, American actor (d. 1956)
  • 1896André Breton, French poet and author (d. 1966)
  • 1897Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)
  • 1899Lucio Fontana, Argentinian-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1968)
  • 1902Kay Boyle, American novelist, short story writer, and educator (d. 1992)
  • 1904Havank, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1964)
  • 1904 – Elisabeth Welch, American-English singer and actress (d. 2003)
  • 1911Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress (d. 1979)
  • 1912Dorothy Janis, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1912 – Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1913Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (d. 2007)
  • 1913 – Frank Tashlin, American animator and screenwriter (d. 1972)
  • 1914Thelma Kench, New Zealand Olympic sprinter (d. 1985)
  • 1915John Freeman, English lawyer, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States (d. 2014)
  • 1916Eddie Arcaro, American jockey and sportscaster (d. 1997)
  • 1917Carson McCullers, American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and essayist (d. 1967)
  • 1918Fay McKenzie, American actress (d. 2019)
  • 1920C. Z. Guest, American actress, fashion designer, and author (d. 2003)
  • 1920 – Jaan Kross, Estonian author and poet (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – George Rose, English actor and singer (d. 1988)
  • 1922Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)
  • 1924David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player and theoretician (d. 2006)
  • 1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1926György Kurtág, Hungarian composer and academic
  • 1927Philippe Boiry, French journalist (d. 2014)
  • 1929Jacques Deray, French director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1930John Frankenheimer, American director and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1930 – Kasinathuni Viswanath, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1932Joseph P. Kerwin, American captain, physician, and astronaut
  • 1935Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • 1935 – Russ Nixon, American MLB catcher and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1936Sam Myers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1936 – Frederick Seidel, American poet
  • 1937Terry Carr, American author and educator (d. 1987)
  • 1937 – Norm O'Neill, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2008)
  • 1938Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama (d. 1989)
  • 1939Erin Pizzey, English activist and author, founded Refuge
  • 1940Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmen engineer and politician, 1st President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
  • 1940 – Smokey Robinson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1940 – Bobby Rogers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1941David Gross, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941 – Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge, English politician
  • 1942Cyrus Chothia, English biochemist and emeritus scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (d. 2019)
  • 1942 – Paul Krause, American football player and politician
  • 1942 – Howard Stringer, Welsh businessman
  • 1942 – Will Provine, American biologist, historian, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1943Lou Christie, American singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – Homer Hickam, American author and engineer
  • 1943 – Tim Hunt, English biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate
  • 1944Les Hinton, English-American journalist and businessman
  • 1945Yuri Antonov, Uzbek-Russian singer-songwriter
  • 1946Paul Dean, Canadian guitarist
  • 1946 – Peter Hudson, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1946 – Karen Silkwood, American technician and activist (d. 1974)
  • 1947Jackie Curtis, American actress and playwright (d. 1985)
  • 1947 – Tim Shadbolt, New Zealand businessman and politician, 42nd Mayor of Invercargill
  • 1948Mark Andes, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1948 – Pim Fortuyn, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician (d. 2002)
  • 1948 – Tony Iommi, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1949Danielle Bunten Berry, American game designer and programmer (d. 1998)
  • 1949 – Eddie Hardin, English singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2015)
  • 1949 – Barry Lloyd, English footballer, midfielder and manager[8]
  • 1949 – William Messner-Loebs, American author and illustrator
  • 1950Juice Leskinen, Finnish singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1950 – Andy Powell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistani scholar and politician, founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran
  • 1952Ryū Murakami, Japanese novelist and filmmaker
  • 1952 – Rodolfo Neri Vela, Mexican engineer and astronaut
  • 1952 – Gary Seear, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2018)[9]
  • 1952 – Dave Cheadle, American baseball player (d. 2012)
  • 1952 – Amy Tan, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer
  • 1952 – Danilo Türk, Slovene academic and politician, 3rd President of Slovenia
  • 1953Corrado Barazzutti, Italian tennis player
  • 1953 – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentine lawyer and politician, former President of Argentina and current Vice President of Argentina
  • 1953 – Massimo Troisi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1954Sócrates, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1954 – Francis Buchholz, German bass player
  • 1954 – Michael Gira, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1955Jeff Daniels, American actor and playwright
  • 1956Kathleen Beller, American actress
  • 1956 – Peter Holsapple, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1956 – Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1956 – Dave Wakeling, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957Falco, Austrian singer-songwriter, rapper, and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1957 – Dave Stewart, American baseball player and coach
  • 1957 – Ray Winstone, English actor
  • 1958Tommy Cairo, American wrestler
  • 1958 – Helen Fielding, English author and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Steve Nieve, English keyboard player and composer
  • 1959Roger Goodell, American businessman
  • 1960Prince Andrew, Duke of York
  • 1960 – John Paul Jr., American race car driver
  • 1961Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1961 – Ernie Gonzalez, American golfer
  • 1962Hana Mandlíková, Czech-Australian tennis player and coach
  • 1963Seal, English singer-songwriter
  • 1963 – Jessica Tuck, American actress
  • 1964Doug Aldrich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Jonathan Lethem, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer
  • 1965Jon Fishman, American drummer
  • 1965 – Clark Hunt, American businessman
  • 1965 – Leroy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1966Justine Bateman, American actress and producer
  • 1966 – Paul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis player and coach
  • 1966 – Eduardo Xol, American designer and author
  • 1967Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican-American actor, director, and producer
  • 1968Frank Watkins, American bass player (d. 2015)
  • 1968 – Prince Markie Dee, American rapper and actor
  • 1969Burton C. Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Helena Guergis, Canadian businesswoman and politician
  • 1970Joacim Cans, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1971Miguel Batista, Dominican baseball player and poet
  • 1971 – Richard Green, Australian golfer
  • 1971 – Jeff Kinney, American author and illustrator
  • 1972Francine Fournier, American wrestler and manager
  • 1972 – Sunset Thomas, American pornographic actress
  • 1975Daniel Adair, Canadian drummer and producer
  • 1975 – Daewon Song, South Korean-American skateboarder, co-founded Almost Skateboards
  • 1977Ola Salo, Swedish singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1977 – Andrew Ross Sorkin, American journalist and author
  • 1977 – Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1978Ben Gummer, English scholar and politician
  • 1978 – Immortal Technique, Peruvian-American rapper
  • 1979Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player and manager
  • 1980Dwight Freeney, American football player
  • 1980 – Ma Lin, Chinese table tennis player
  • 1980 – Mike Miller, American basketball player
  • 1981Beth Ditto, American singer
  • 1983Kotoōshū Katsunori, Bulgarian sumo wrestler
  • 1983 – Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1983 – Ryan Whitney, American ice hockey player
  • 1984Chris Richardson, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985Haylie Duff, American actress and singer
  • 1986Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Marta, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986 – Maria Mena, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Michael Schwimer, American baseball player
  • 1987Anna Cappellini, Italian ice dancer
  • 1988Shawn Matthias, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Seth Morrison, American guitarist
  • 1989Sone Aluko, Anglo-Nigerian international footballer, forward/winger[10]
  • 1991Christoph Kramer, German national footballer
  • 1991 – Trevor Bayne, American race car driver
  • 1992Camille Kostek, American model
  • 1993Mauro Icardi, Argentinian footballer
  • 1993 – Victoria Justice, American actress and singer
  • 1994Sam Lisone, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player[11]
  • 1994 – Tiina Trutsi, Estonian footballer[12]
  • 1995Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball player[13]
  • 1998Katharina Gerlach, German tennis player[14]
  • 2001David Mazouz, American actor[15]
  • 2004Millie Bobby Brown, English actress[16]

Deaths

  • 197Clodius Albinus, Roman usurper (b. 150)
  • 446Leontius of Trier, Bishop of Trier
  • 1133Irene Doukaina, Byzantine wife of Alexios I Komnenos (b. 1066)
  • 1275Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sufi philosopher and poet (b. 1177)
  • 1300Munio of Zamora, General of the Dominican Order
  • 1408Thomas Bardolf, 5th Baron Bardolf, English rebel
  • 1414Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1353)
  • 1445Leonor of Aragon, queen of Portugal (b. 1402)
  • 1491Enno I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (b. 1460)
  • 1553Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1511)
  • 1602Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur (b. 1558)
  • 1605Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (b. 1550)
  • 1622Henry Savile, English scholar and politician (b. 1549)
  • 1672Charles Chauncy, English-American minister, theologian, and academic (b. 1592)
  • 1709Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1646)
  • 1716Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1634)
  • 1785Mary, Countess of Harold, English aristocrat and philanthropist (b. 1701)[17][18]
  • 1789Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (b. 1738)
  • 1799Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (b. 1733)
  • 1806Elizabeth Carter, English poet and translator (b. 1717)
  • 1837Georg Büchner, German-Swiss poet and playwright (b. 1813)
  • 1837 – Thomas Burgess, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1756)
  • 1887Multatuli, Dutch-German author and civil servant (b. 1820)
  • 1897Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician and academic (b. 1815)
  • 1915Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian philosopher and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1916Ernst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (b. 1838)
  • 1927Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1847)
  • 1928George Howard Earle Jr., American lawyer and businessman (b. 1856)
  • 1936Billy Mitchell, American general and pilot (b. 1879)
  • 1945John Basilone, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1916)
  • 1951André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
  • 1952Knut Hamsun, Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
  • 1953Richard Rushall, British businessman (b. 1864)
  • 1957Maurice Garin, Italian-French cyclist (b. 1871)
  • 1959Willard Miller, American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1877)
  • 1962Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek-American pathologist, invented the Pap smear (b. 1883)
  • 1969Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1970Ralph Edward Flanders, (b. 1890) US Senator from Vermont. [19]
  • 1972John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (b. 1898)
  • 1972 – Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1938)
  • 1973Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)
  • 1977Anthony Crosland, English captain and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1918)
  • 1977 – Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1890)
  • 1980Bon Scott, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 1983Alice White, American actress (b. 1904)
  • 1988André Frédéric Cournand, French-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1992Tojo Yamamoto, American wrestler and manager (b. 1927)
  • 1994Derek Jarman, English director and set designer (b. 1942)
  • 1996Charlie Finley, American businessman (b. 1918)
  • 1997Leo Rosten, Polish-American author and academic (b. 1908)
  • 1997 – Deng Xiaoping, Chinese politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1904)
  • 1998Grandpa Jones, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1913)
  • 1999Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric (b. 1943)
  • 2000Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian-New Zealand painter and illustrator (b. 1928)
  • 2001Stanley Kramer, American director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2001 – Charles Trenet, French singer-songwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2002Sylvia Rivera, American transgender LGBT activist (b. 1951)
  • 2003Johnny Paycheck, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)
  • 2007Janet Blair, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • 2007 – Celia Franca, English-Canadian dancer and director, founded the National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)
  • 2008Yegor Letov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1964)
  • 2008 – Lydia Shum, Chinese-Hong Kong actress and singer (b. 1945)
  • 2009Kelly Groucutt, English singer and bass player (b. 1945)
  • 2011Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (b. 1930)
  • 2012Ruth Barcan Marcus, American philosopher and logician (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Jaroslav Velinský, Czech author and songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Vitaly Vorotnikov, Russian politician, 27th Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1926)
  • 2013Armen Alchian, American economist and academic (b. 1914)
  • 2013 – Park Chul-soo, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1937)
  • 2013 – Donald Richie, American-Japanese author and critic (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Eugene Whelan, Canadian farmer and politician, 22nd Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1924)
  • 2014Kresten Bjerre, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – Dale Gardner, American captain and astronaut (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Valeri Kubasov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)
  • 2015Harold Johnson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Nirad Mohapatra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2015 – Harris Wittels, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1984)
  • 2016Umberto Eco, Italian novelist, literary critic, and philosopher (b. 1932)
  • 2016 – Harper Lee, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2016 – Chiaki Morosawa, Japanese anime screenwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2016 – Samuel Willenberg, Polish-Israeli sculptor and painter (b. 1923)
  • 2017Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (b. 1943)
  • 2019Clark Dimond, American musician and author (b. 1941)
  • 2019 – Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (b. 1933)[20]
  • 2020José Mojica Marins, Brazilian filmmaker, actor, composer, screenwriter, and television horror host Coffin Joe. (b. 1936) [21]
  • 2020 - Pop Smoke, American rapper (b. 1999) [22]

Holidays and observances

  • Armed Forces Day (Mexico)
  • Brâncuși Day (Romania)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Barbatus of Benevento
    • Boniface of Brussels
    • Conrad of Piacenza
    • Lucy Yi Zhenmei (one of Martyrs of Guizhou)
    • February 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Commemoration of Vasil Levski (Bulgaria)
  • Flag Day (Turkmenistan)
  • Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra, India)9

References

  1. http://sahistoryhub.com.au/subjects/letters-patent
  2. New Georgia Encyclopedia
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  17. Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003, Vol. 1, p. 1065.
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