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Events

  • 484 – King Huneric of the Vandals replaces Nicene bishops with Arian ones, and banishes some to Corsica.
  • 1303Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
  • 1386 – King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
  • 1525 – A Spanish-Austrian army defeats a French army at the Battle of Pavia.
  • 1538Treaty of Nagyvárad between Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I and King John Zápolya of Hungary and Croatia.
  • 1582 – With the papal bull Inter gravissimas, Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1607L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
  • 1711 – The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.
  • 1739Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nader Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
  • 1803 – In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
  • 1809 – London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
  • 1821 – Final stage of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain with Plan of Iguala.
  • 1822 – The first Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
  • 1826 – The signing of the Treaty of Yandabo marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War.
  • 1831 – The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.
  • 1848King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
  • 1854 – A Penny Red with perforations was the first perforated postage stamp to be officially issued for distribution.
  • 1863Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
  • 1868Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
  • 1875 – The Template:SS hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high-profile civil servants and dignitaries.
  • 1881China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
  • 1895Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish–American War in 1898.
  • 1916 – The Governor-General of Korea establishes a clinic called Jahyewon in Sorokdo to segregate Hansen's disease patients.
  • 1917World War I: The U.S. ambassador Walter Hines Page to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
  • 1918Estonian Declaration of Independence.
  • 1920Nancy Astor becomes the first woman to speak in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom following her election as a Member of Parliament (MP) three months earlier.
  • 1920 – The Nazi Party (NSDAP) was founded by Adolf Hitler in the Hofbräuhaus beer hall in Munich, Germany
  • 1942 – The Battle of Los Angeles: A false alarm led to an anti-aircraft barrage that lasted into the early hours of February 25.
  • 1942 – An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all "persons of Japanese racial origin".
  • 1944Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese-occupied Burma.
  • 1945Egyptian Premier Ahmad Mahir Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
  • 1946 – Colonel Juan Perón, founder of the political movement that became known as Peronism, is elected to his first term as President of Argentina.
  • 1949 – The Armistice Agreements are signed, to formally end the hostilities of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.[1]
  • 1968Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
  • 1971 – The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed three days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.
  • 1976 – The current constitution of Cuba is formally proclaimed.
  • 1978 – The Yuba County Five disappear in California. Four of their bodies are found four months later.
  • 1980 – The United States Olympic hockey team completes its Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4–2 to win the gold medal.
  • 1981 – The 6.7 Template:M Gulf of Corinth earthquake affected Central Greece with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). Twenty-two people were killed, 400 were injured, and damage totaled $812 million.
  • 1983 – A special commission of the United States Congress condemns the Japanese American internment during World War II.
  • 1984Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.
  • 1989United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, rips open during flight, blowing nine passengers out of the business-class section.
  • 1991Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.
  • 1996 – Two civilian airplanes operated by the Miami-based group Brothers to the Rescue are shot down in international waters by the Cuban Air Force.
  • 1999China Southwest Airlines Flight 4509, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft, crashes on approach to Wenzhou Longwan International Airport in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. All 61 people on board are killed.[2]
  • 2004 – The 6.3 Template:M Al Hoceima earthquake strikes northern Morocco with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 628 people are killed, 926 are injured, and up to 15,000 are displaced.
  • 2006Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
  • 2007 – Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
  • 2008Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba and the Council of Ministers after 32 years. He remains as head of the Communist Party for another three years.
  • 2015 – A Metrolink train derails in Oxnard, California following a collision with a truck, leaving more than 30 injured.
  • 2016Tara Air Flight 193, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, crashed, with 23 fatalities, in Solighopte, Myagdi District, Dhaulagiri Zone, while en route from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom Airport.

Births

  • 1103Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
  • 1304Ibn Battuta, Moroccan jurist[3]
  • 1413Louis, Duke of Savoy (d. 1465)
  • 1463Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (d. 1494)
  • 1494Johan Friis, Danish statesman (d. 1570)[4]
  • 1500Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)[5]
  • 1536Pope Clement VIII (d. 1605)
  • 1545John of Austria (d. 1578)
  • 1553Cherubino Alberti, Italian engraver and painter (d. 1615)
  • 1557Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1619)
  • 1593Henry de Vere, 18th Earl of Oxford, English soldier and courtier (d. 1625)
  • 1595Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Polish author and poet (d. 1640)
  • 1604Arcangela Tarabotti, Venetian nun and feminist (d. 1652)
  • 1619Charles Le Brun, French painter and theorist (d. 1690)
  • 1622Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
  • 1709Jacques de Vaucanson, French engineer (d. 1782)
  • 1721John McKinly, Irish-American physician and politician, 1st Governor of Delaware (d. 1796)
  • 1723John Burgoyne, English general and politician (d. 1792)
  • 1736Charles Alexander, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1806)
  • 1743Joseph Banks, English botanist and explorer (d. 1820)
  • 1762Charles Frederick Horn, German-English composer and educator (d. 1830)
  • 1767Rama II of Siam (d. 1824)
  • 1774Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
  • 1786Martin W. Bates, American lawyer and politician (d. 1869)
  • 1786 – Wilhelm Grimm, German anthropologist, author, and academic (d. 1859)
  • 1788Johan Christian Dahl, Norwegian-German painter (d. 1857)
  • 1827Lydia Becker, English-French activist (d. 1890)
  • 1831Leo von Caprivi, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1899)
  • 1835Julius Vogel, English-New Zealand journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1899)
  • 1836Winslow Homer, American painter and illustrator (d. 1910)
  • 1837Rosalía de Castro, Spanish poet (d. 1885)
  • 1842Arrigo Boito, Italian journalist, author, and composer (d. 1918)
  • 1848Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian engineer, lawyer, and politician (d. 1907)
  • 1852George Moore, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1933)
  • 1868Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild, French financier and polo player (d. 1949)
  • 1869Zara DuPont, American suffragist (d. 1946)[6]
  • 1874Honus Wagner, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1955)
  • 1877Rudolph Ganz, Swiss pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)
  • 1877 – Ettie Rout, Australian-New Zealand educator and activist (d. 1936)
  • 1885Chester W. Nimitz, American admiral (d. 1966)
  • 1885 – Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish author, poet, and painter (d. 1939)
  • 1890Marjorie Main, American actress (d. 1975)
  • 1896Richard Thorpe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1898Kurt Tank, German pilot and engineer (d. 1983)
  • 1900Irmgard Bartenieff, German-American dancer and physical therapist, leading pioneer of dance therapy (d. 1981)
  • 1903Vladimir Bartol, Italian-Slovene author and playwright (d. 1967)
  • 1908Telford Taylor, American general, lawyer, and historian (d. 1998)
  • 1909August Derleth, American anthologist and author (d. 1971)
  • 1914Ralph Erskine, English-Swedish architect, designed The Ark and Byker Wall (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Weldon Kees, American author, poet, painter, and pianist (d. 1955)
  • 1915Jim Ferrier, Australian golfer (d. 1986)
  • 1919John Carl Warnecke, American architect (d. 2010)[7]
  • 1921Abe Vigoda, American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1922Richard Hamilton, English painter and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1922 – Steven Hill, American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1924Hal Herring, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Erik Nielsen, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2008)
  • 1925Bud Day, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)
  • 1927Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (d. 2017)
  • 1929Kintaro Ohki, South Korean wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1930Barbara Lawrence, American model and actress (d. 2013)
  • 1931Dominic Chianese, American actor and singer
  • 1931 – Brian Close, English cricketer and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1932Michel Legrand, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)
  • 1932 – Zell Miller, American sergeant and politician, 79th Governor of Georgia (d. 2018)
  • 1932 – John Vernon, Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1933Judah Folkman, American physician and biologist (d. 2008)
  • 1933 – Ali Mazrui, Kenyan-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – David "Fathead" Newman, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2009)
  • 1934Bettino Craxi, Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1934 – Johnny Hills, English footballer, full-back[8]
  • 1934 – Renata Scotto, Italian soprano
  • 1935Ryhor Baradulin, Belarusian poet, essayist, and translator (d. 2014)
  • 1936Guillermo O'Donnell, Argentine political scientist (d. 2011)
  • 1938James Farentino, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1938 – Phil Knight, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Nike, Inc.
  • 1939Jamal Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (d. 2013)
  • 1940Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1940 – Jimmy Ellis, American boxer (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Denis Law, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
  • 1941Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1942Colin Bond, Australian race car driver
  • 1942 – Paul Jones, English singer, harmonica player, and actor
  • 1942 – Joe Lieberman, American lawyer and politician
  • 1942 – Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Indian philosopher, theorist, and academic
  • 1943Kent Haruf, American novelist (d. 2014)
  • 1943 – Gigi Meroni, Italian footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1943 – Pablo Milanés, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1943 – Terry Semel, American businessman
  • 1944Nicky Hopkins, English keyboard player (d. 1994)
  • 1944 – Ivica Račan, Croatian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Croatia (d. 2007)
  • 1945Barry Bostwick, American actor and singer
  • 1946Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician and academic
  • 1947Mike Fratello, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1947 – Rupert Holmes, English-American singer-songwriter and playwright
  • 1947 – Edward James Olmos, American actor and director
  • 1948Jayalalithaa, Indian actress and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 2016)
  • 1948 – Walter Smith, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1948 – Tim Staffell, English singer and guitarist
  • 1948 – Dennis Waterman, English actor
  • 1950Steve McCurry, American photographer and journalist
  • 1951David Ford, Northern Irish social worker and politician
  • 1951 – Derek Randall, English cricketer
  • 1951 – Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
  • 1951 – Helen Shaver, Canadian actress and director
  • 1951 – Laimdota Straujuma, Latvian economist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Latvia
  • 1953Anatoli Kozhemyakin, Soviet footballer (d. 1974)
  • 1954Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1954 – Judith Ortiz Cofer, Puerto Rican American award-winning author (d. 2016)
  • 1954 – Aurora Levins Morales, Puerto Rican Jewish writer and activist[9]
  • 1954 – Sid Meier, Canadian-American game designer and programmer, created the Civilization series
  • 1954 – Mike Pickering, English DJ and saxophonist
  • 1955Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc. and Pixar (d. 2011)
  • 1955 – Eddie Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1955 – Alain Prost, French race car driver
  • 1956Judith Butler, American philosopher, theorist, and author
  • 1956 – Eddie Murray, American baseball player and coach
  • 1956 – Paula Zahn, American journalist and producer
  • 1958Sammy Kershaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Mark Moses, American actor
  • 1959Beth Broderick, American actress and director
  • 1959 – Mike Whitney, Australian cricketer and television host
  • 1963Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro
  • 1963 – Mike Vernon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963 – Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gujarati family, most versatile filmmaker of Hindi cinema.[10]
  • 1964Russell Ingall, British-Australian race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1965Paul Gruber, American football player
  • 1965 – Jane Swift, American businesswoman and politician, Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1966Billy Zane, American actor and producer
  • 1967Brian Schmidt, Australian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1968Mitch Hedberg, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1969Kim Seung-woo, South Korean actor
  • 1970Jeff Garcia, American football player and coach
  • 1970 – Neil Sullivan, English born Scottish international footballer, goalkeeper and coach[11]
  • 1970 – Jonathan Ward, American actor
  • 1971Josh Bernstein, American anthropologist, explorer, and author
  • 1971 – Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish race car driver
  • 1971 – Brian Savage, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1972Teodor Currentzis, Greek conductor and composer
  • 1972 – Manon Rhéaume, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1973Stubby Clapp, Canadian baseball player and coach
  • 1973 – Chris Fehn, American drummer
  • 1973 – Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player and pilot
  • 1974Chad Hugo, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1974 – Mike Lowell, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Bonnie Somerville, American actress
  • 1975Ashley MacIsaac, Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler
  • 1976Crista Flanagan, American actress and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Zach Johnson, American golfer
  • 1976 – Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist and coach
  • 1976 – Matt Skiba, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Marco Campos, Brazilian Formula 3000 race car driver (d. 1995)
  • 1977Jason Akermanis, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1977 – Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player and singer
  • 1977 – Floyd Mayweather, Jr., American boxer
  • 1978Gary, South Korean rapper and producer
  • 1978 – Shinya, Japanese drummer and songwriter
  • 1978 – John Nolan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – DeWayne Wise, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Leon Constantine, English footballer
  • 1980Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
  • 1981Felipe Baloy, Panamanian footballer
  • 1981 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
  • 1981 – Mauro Rosales, Argentinian footballer
  • 1981 – Mohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1982Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Emanuel Villa, Argentinian footballer
  • 1982 – Klára Koukalová, Czech tennis player
  • 1982 – Fala Chen, Chinese actress and singer
  • 1984Corey Graves, American wrestler and sportscaster
  • 1985Nakash Aziz, Indian playback singer and music composer
  • 1987Kim Kyu-jong, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
  • 1988Mathieu Baudry, French footballer
  • 1988 – Connie Ramsay, Scottish judoka[12]
  • 1989Trace Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1991Madison Hubbell, American ice dancer[13]
  • 1991 – Semih Kaya, Turkish footballer[14]
  • 1996Royce Freeman, American football player[15]

Deaths

  • 616Æthelberht of Kent (b. 560)
  • 951Liu Yun, Chinese governor (jiedushi)
  • 1018Borrell, bishop of Vic
  • 1114Thomas, archbishop of York
  • 1386Charles III of Naples (b. 1345)
  • 1496Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1445)
  • 1525Jacques de La Palice, French nobleman and military officer (b. 1470)
  • 1525 – Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier (b. c. 1488)
  • 1525 – Richard de la Pole, last Yorkist claimant to the English throne (b. 1480)
  • 1530Properzia de' Rossi, Italian Renaissance sculptor[16]
  • 1563Francis, Duke of Guise (b. 1519)
  • 1580Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (b. 1511)
  • 1588Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist (b. 1515)
  • 1666Nicholas Lanier, English composer and painter (b. 1588)
  • 1685Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (b. 1629)
  • 1704Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (b. 1643)
  • 1714Edmund Andros, English courtier and politician, 4th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1637)
  • 1721John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English poet and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1648)
  • 1732Francis Charteris, Scottish soldier (b. 1675)
  • 1777Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714)
  • 1785Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican lawyer and politician (b. 1746)
  • 1799Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and academic (b. 1742)
  • 1810Henry Cavendish, French-English physicist and chemist (b. 1731)
  • 1812Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)
  • 1815Robert Fulton, American engineer (b. 1765)
  • 1825Thomas Bowdler, English physician and philanthropist (b. 1754)
  • 1856Nikolai Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1792)
  • 1876Joseph Jenkins Roberts, American-Liberian politician, 1st President of Liberia (b. 1809)
  • 1879Shiranui Kōemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 11th Yokozuna (b. 1825)
  • 1910Osman Hamdi Bey, Greek archaeologist and painter (b. 1842)
  • 1914Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (b. 1828)
  • 1925Hjalmar Branting, Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
  • 1927Edward Marshall Hall, English lawyer and politician (b. 1858)
  • 1929André Messager, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1853)
  • 1930Hermann von Ihering, German-Brazilian zoologist (b. 1850)
  • 1953Robert La Follette Jr., American politician, senator of Wisconsin (b. 1895)
  • 1953 – Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (b. 1875)
  • 1967Mir Osman Ali Khan, Last Nizam of Hyderabad State (b. 1886)[17]
  • 1970Conrad Nagel, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1974Margaret Leech, American historian and author (b. 1895)
  • 1975Hans Bellmer, German artist (b. 1902)[18]
  • 1975 – Nikolai Bulganin, Russian marshal and politician, 6th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1895)
  • 1978Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (b.1891)
  • 1982Virginia Bruce, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 1986Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian Bharatnatyam dancer (b. 1904)[19]
  • 1986 – Tommy Douglas, Scottish-Canadian minister and politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan (b. 1904)
  • 1990Tony Conigliaro, American baseball player (b. 1945)
  • 1990 – Malcolm Forbes, American sergeant and publisher (b. 1917)
  • 1990 – Sandro Pertini, Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (b. 1896)
  • 1990 – Johnnie Ray, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1927)
  • 1991John Daly, American journalist and game show host (b. 1914)
  • 1991 – George Gobel, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1991 – Webb Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)
  • 1993Danny Gallivan, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • 1993 – Bobby Moore, English footballer and manager (b. 1941)
  • 1994Jean Sablon, French singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1994 – Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
  • 1998Antonio Prohías, Cuban-American cartoonist (b. 1921)
  • 1998 – Henny Youngman, English-American comedian and violinist (b. 1906)
  • 1999Andre Dubus, American short story writer, essayist, and memoirist (b. 1936)
  • 2001Theodore Marier, American composer and educator, founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (b. 1912)
  • 2001 – Claude Shannon, American mathematician, cryptographer, and engineer (b. 1916)
  • 2002Leo Ornstein, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1893)
  • 2004John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2005Coşkun Kırca, Turkish diplomat, journalist and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2006Octavia E. Butler, American author and educator (b. 1947)
  • 2006 – Don Knotts, American actor and comedian (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – John Martin, Canadian broadcaster, co-founded MuchMusic (b. 1947)
  • 2006 – Dennis Weaver, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2007Bruce Bennett, American shot putter and actor (b. 1906)
  • 2007 – Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)
  • 2008Larry Norman, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
  • 2010Dawn Brancheau, senior animal trainer at SeaWorld (b. 1969)
  • 2011Anant Pai, Indian author and illustrator (b. 1929)
  • 2012Agnes Allen, American baseball player and therapist (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Oliver Wrong, English nephrologist and academic (b. 1925)
  • 2013Virgil Johnson, American singer (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Con Martin, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1923)
  • 2014Franny Beecher, American guitarist (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Alexis Hunter, New Zealand-English painter and photographer (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Carlos Páez Vilaró, Uruguayan painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Harold Ramis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
  • 2015Mefodiy, Ukrainian metropolitan (b. 1949)
  • 2015 – Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakh politician and diplomat (b. 1962)
  • 2016Peter Kenilorea, Solomon Islands politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands (b. 1943)
  • 2016 – Nabil Maleh, Syrian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2016 – George C. Nichopoulos, American soldier and physician (b. 1927)
  • 2018Sridevi, Indian actress (b. 1963)
  • 2020Katherine Johnson, American physicist and mathematician (b. 1918)[20]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Blessed Ascensión Nicol y Goñi
    • Lindel Tsen and Paul Sasaki (Anglican Church of Canada)
    • Modest (bishop of Trier)
    • Sergius of Cappadocia
    • February 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Dragobete (Romania)
  • Engineer's Day (Iran)
  • Flag Day in Mexico
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Estonia from the Russian Empire in 1918; the Soviet period is considered to have been an illegal annexation.
  • National Artist Day (Thailand)

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  16. Roberts Ragg, Laura Maria (1907). The Women Artists of Bologna. London: Methuen. p. 168. hdl:2027/uc1.32106007700112
  17. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  18. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
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