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Events

  • 70 – The armies of Titus attack the walls of Jerusalem after six months of battle. Three days later they breach the walls, which enables the army to destroy the Second Temple.
  • 927 – King Constantine II of Scotland, King Hywel Dda of Deheubarth, Ealdred of Bamburgh and King Owain of the Cumbrians accepted the overlordship of King Æthelstan of England, leading to seven years of peace in the north.
  • 1191Third Crusade: Saladin's garrison surrenders to Philip Augustus, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
  • 1470 – The Ottomans capture Euboea.
  • 1493Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.
  • 1527Lê Cung Hoàng ceded the throne to Mạc Đăng Dung, ending the Lê dynasty and starting the Mạc dynasty.
  • 1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
  • 1561Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow is consecrated.
  • 1562 – Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatán, burns the sacred books of the Maya.
  • 1580 – The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.
  • 1690Battle of the Boyne (Gregorian calendar): The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
  • 1691Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar): The decisive victory of William III of England's forces in Ireland.
  • 1776 – Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
  • 1789 – In response to the dismissal of the French finance minister Jacques Necker, the radical journalist Camille Desmoulins gives a speech which results in the storming of the Bastille two days later.
  • 1790 – The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.
  • 1799Ranjit Singh conquers Lahore and becomes Maharaja of the Punjab (Sikh Empire).
  • 1801 – British ships inflict heavy damage on Spanish and French ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras.
  • 1804 – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
  • 1806 – Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
  • 1812 – The American Army of the Northwest briefly occupies the Upper Canadian settlement at what is now at Windsor, Ontario.
  • 1862 – The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
  • 1913Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
  • 1917 – The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
  • 1918 – The Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
  • 1920 – The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed, by which Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of Lithuania.
  • 1943German and Soviet forces engage in one of the largest armored engagements of all time.
  • 1948 – Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the expulsion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
  • 1960Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
  • 1961Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams, killing at least two thousand people.
  • 1962The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at London's Marquee Club.
  • 1963 – Pauline Reade (16 years old) disappears in Gorton, England, the first victim in the Moors murders.
  • 1967Riots begin in Newark, New Jersey.
  • 1971 – The Australian Aboriginal Flag is flown for the first time.
  • 1973 – A fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
  • 1975São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
  • 1979 – The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 2006Hezbollah initiates Operation True Promise.
  • 2006 – Lebanon-Israel war begins.
  • 2007U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.
  • 2012 – The Turaymisah massacre kills 250 people during a Syrian military operation in a village within the Hama Governorate.
  • 2012 – A tank truck explosion kills more than 100 people in Okobie, Nigeria.
  • 2013 – Six people are killed and 200 injured in a French passenger train derailment in Brétigny-sur-Orge.

Births

  • 1394Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
  • 1468Juan del Encina, Spanish poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1530)
  • 1477Jacopo Sadoleto, Italian cardinal (d. 1547)
  • 1549Edward Manners, 3rd Earl of Rutland (d. 1587)
  • 1596Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
  • 1628Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk (d. 1684)
  • 1675Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1742)
  • 1730Josiah Wedgwood, English potter, founded the Wedgwood Company (d. 1795)
  • 1803Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
  • 1807Thomas Hawksley, English engineer and academic (d. 1893)
  • 1813Claude Bernard, French physiologist and academic (d. 1878)
  • 1817Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and philosopher (d. 1862)
  • 1821D. H. Hill, American general and academic (d. 1889)
  • 1824Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
  • 1828Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1889)
  • 1849William Osler, Canadian physician and author (d. 1919)
  • 1850Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist and academic (d. 1912)
  • 1852Hipólito Yrigoyen, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Argentina (d. 1933)
  • 1854George Eastman, American businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (d. 1933)
  • 1855Ned Hanlan, Canadian rower, academic, and businessman (d. 1908)
  • 1857George E. Ohr, American potter (d. 1918)
  • 1861Anton Arensky, Russian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1906)
  • 1863Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (d. 1933)
  • 1863 – Paul Drude, German physicist and academic (d. 1906)
  • 1868Stefan George, German poet and translator (d. 1933)
  • 1870Louis II, Prince of Monaco (d. 1949)
  • 1872Emil Hácha, Czech lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1945)
  • 1876Max Jacob, French poet, painter, and critic (d. 1944)
  • 1878Peeter Põld, Estonian scientist and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1930)
  • 1879Margherita Piazzola Beloch, Italian mathematician (d. 1976)
  • 1880Tod Browning, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1962)
  • 1884Louis B. Mayer, Russian-born American film producer, co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (d. 1957)
  • 1884 – Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)
  • 1886Jean Hersholt, Danish-American actor and director (d. 1956)
  • 1892Bruno Schulz, Ukrainian-Polish author and painter (d. 1942)
  • 1895Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (d. 1962)
  • 1895 – Buckminster Fuller, American architect and engineer, designed the Montreal Biosphère (d. 1983)
  • 1895 – Oscar Hammerstein II, American director, producer, and songwriter (d. 1960)
  • 1902Günther Anders, German philosopher and journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1902 – Vic Armbruster, Australian rugby league player (d. 1984)
  • 1904Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1907Weary Dunlop, Australian colonel and surgeon (d. 1993)
  • 1908Milton Berle, American comedian and actor (d. 2002)
  • 1908 – Alain Cuny, French actor (d. 1994)
  • 1908 – Paul Runyan, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)
  • 1909Joe DeRita, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1909 – Motoichi Kumagai, Japanese photographer and illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1909 – Fritz Leonhardt, German engineer, designed Fernsehturm Stuttgart (d. 1999)
  • 1909 – Herbert Zim, American naturalist, author, and educator (d. 1994)
  • 1911Evald Mikson, Estonian footballer (d. 1993)
  • 1913Willis Lamb, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1914Mohammad Moin, Iranian linguist and lexicographer (d. 1971)
  • 1916Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Ukrainian-Russian soldier and sniper (d. 1974)
  • 1917Luigi Gorrini, Italian soldier and pilot (d. 2014)
  • 1917 – Andrew Wyeth, American artist (d. 2009)
  • 1918Mary Glen-Haig, English fencer (d. 2014)
  • 1920Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1920 – Bob Fillion, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2015)
  • 1920 – Paul Gonsalves, American saxophonist (d. 1974)
  • 1920 – Randolph Quirk, Manx linguist and academic
  • 1920 – Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1922Mark Hatfield, American soldier and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (d. 2011)
  • 1923René Favaloro, Argentine surgeon and cardiologist (d. 2000)
  • 1924Faidon Matthaiou, Greek basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1925Albert Lance, Australian-French tenor (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Roger Smith, American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1927Françoys Bernier, Canadian pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 1993)
  • 1927 – Conte Candoli, American trumpet player (d. 2001)
  • 1927 – Jack Harshman, American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (d. 2011)
  • 1928Alastair Burnet, English journalist (d. 2012)
  • 1928 – Elias James Corey, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1928 – Imero Fiorentino, American lighting designer (d. 2013)
  • 1930Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1931Eric Ives, English historian and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Geeto Mongol, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2013)
  • 1932Monte Hellman, American director and producer
  • 1932Otis Davis, American sprinter
  • 1933Victor Poor, American engineer, developed the Datapoint 2200 (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Donald E. Westlake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1934Van Cliburn, American pianist and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1935Satoshi Ōmura, Japanese biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1936Jan Němec, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1937Bill Cosby, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1937 – Mickey Edwards, American lawyer and politician
  • 1937 – Lionel Jospin, French civil servant and politician, 165th Prime Minister of France
  • 1937 – Robert McFarlane, American colonel and diplomat, 13th United States National Security Advisor
  • 1937 – Guy Woolfenden, English composer and conductor (d. 2016)
  • 1938Ron Fairly, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1938 – Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
  • 1938 – Eiko Ishioka, Japanese art director and graphic designer (d. 2012)
  • 1939Phillip Adams, Australian journalist and producer
  • 1941Benny Parsons, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2007)
  • 1942Swamp Dogg, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1942 – Roy Palmer, English cricketer and umpire
  • 1942 – Billy Smith, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1942 – Steve Young, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
  • 1943Christine McVie, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1943 – Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach
  • 1944Simon Blackburn, English philosopher and academic
  • 1944 – Delia Ephron, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
  • 1945Butch Hancock, American country-folk singer-songwriter and musician (The Flatlanders)
  • 1947Loren Coleman, American cryptozoologist, author, and academic
  • 1947 – Gareth Edwards, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster
  • 1947 – Wilko Johnson, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1947 – Richard C. McCarty, American psychologist and academic
  • 1948Ben Burtt, American director, screenwriter, and sound designer
  • 1948 – Walter Egan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948 – Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer and actor
  • 1949Simon Fox, English drummer
  • 1949 – Rick Hendrick, American businessman, founded Hendrick Motorsports
  • 1949 – John Wetton, English rock singer-songwriter and bass player (Asia, King Crimson) (d. 2017)
  • 1950Eric Carr, American drummer and songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1950 – Gilles Meloche, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1951Joan Bauer, American author
  • 1951 – Brian Grazer, American screenwriter and producer, founded Imagine Entertainment
  • 1951 – Cheryl Ladd, American actress
  • 1951 – Piotr Pustelnik, Polish mountaineer
  • 1951 – Jamey Sheridan, American actor
  • 1952Voja Antonić, Serbian computer scientist and journalist, designed the Galaksija computer
  • 1952 – Irina Bokova, Bulgarian politician, Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1952 – Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass player (d. 1995)
  • 1954Eric Adams, American singer-songwriter
  • 1954 – Robert Carl, American pianist and composer
  • 1954 – Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer and coach
  • 1955Timothy Garton Ash, English historian and author
  • 1955 – Jimmy LaFave, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
  • 1956Mel Harris, American actress
  • 1956 – Sandi Patty, American singer and pianist
  • 1956 – Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
  • 1957Rick Husband, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1957 – Dave Semenko, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (d. 2017)
  • 1958J. D. Hayworth, American politician and radio host
  • 1958 – Tonya Lee Williams, English-Canadian actress and producer
  • 1959David Brown, Australian meteorologist
  • 1959 – Karl J. Friston, English psychiatrist and neuroscientist
  • 1959 – Charlie Murphy, American actor and comedian (d. 2017)
  • 1961Heikko Glöde, German footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Shiva Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer
  • 1962Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
  • 1962 – Luc De Vos, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1962 – Joanna Shields, American-English businesswoman
  • 1962 – Dean Wilkins, English footballer and manager
  • 1964Gaby Roslin, English television host and actress
  • 1965Sanjay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1965 – Robin Wilson, American singer and guitarist
  • 1966Jeff Bucknum, American race car driver
  • 1966 – Annabel Croft, English tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Taiji, Japanese bass player and songwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1967Richard Herring, English comedian and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Mac McCaughan, American singer and guitarist
  • 1967 – John Petrucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Bruny Surin, Canadian sprinter
  • 1968Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
  • 1969Lisa Nicole Carson, American actress
  • 1969 – Chantal Jouanno, French politician, French Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • 1969 – Alan Mullally, English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Anne-Sophie Pic, French chef
  • 1969 – Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1970Aure Atika, Portuguese-French actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Lee Byung-hun, South Korean actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1971Andriy Kovalenco, Ukrainian-Spanish rugby player
  • 1971 – Loni Love, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
  • 1971 – Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater
  • 1972Travis Best, American basketball player
  • 1973Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • 1974Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer-songwriter
  • 1974 – Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1974 – Gregory Shane Helms, American professional wrestler
  • 1976Dan Boyle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976 – Anna Friel, English actress
  • 1976 – Tracie Spencer, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1977Neil Harris, English footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Steve Howey, American actor
  • 1977 – Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
  • 1977 – Francesca Lubiani, Italian tennis player
  • 1978Topher Grace, American actor
  • 1978 – Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
  • 1979Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
  • 1979 – Maya Kobayashi, Japanese journalist
  • 1980Kristen Connolly, American actress
  • 1981Adrienne Camp, South African singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Pradeepan Raveendran, Sri Lankan director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1982Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • 1984Gareth Gates, English singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Jonathan Lewis, American football player
  • 1984 – Natalie Martinez, American actress
  • 1984 – Michael McGovern, Irish footballer
  • 1984 – Sami Zayn, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1985Paulo Vitor Barreto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 – Gianluca Curci, Italian footballer
  • 1985 – Keven Lacombe, Canadian cyclist
  • 1985 – Ismael Londt, Surinamese-Dutch kickboxer
  • 1986Didier Digard, French footballer
  • 1986 – Hannaliis Jaadla, Estonian footballer
  • 1986 – JP Pietersen, South African rugby player
  • 1986 – Simone Laudehr, German footballer
  • 1988Natalie La Rose, Dutch singer and dancer
  • 1988 – LeSean McCoy, American football player
  • 1988 – Inbee Park, South Korean golfer
  • 1989Nick Palmieri, American ice hockey player
  • 1990Bebé, Portuguese footballer
  • 1990 – Chasen Shreve, American baseball player
  • 1991Salih Dursun, Turkish footballer
  • 1991 – James Rodríguez, Colombian footballer
  • 1992Bartosz Bereszyński, Polish footballer
  • 1993Kurt Capewell, Australian rugby league player
  • 1994Kanako Momota, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1995Luke Shaw, English footballer
  • 1995 – Jordyn Wieber, American gymnast
  • 1996Moussa Dembélé, French footballer
  • 1996 – Jordan Romero, American mountaineer
  • 1997Daniel Lawrence, English cricketer
  • 1997 – Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani-English activist, Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

  • 524Viventiolus, Archbishop of Lyon (b. 460)
  • 783Bertrada of Laon (b. 720)
  • 1067John Komnenos, Byzantine general (b. ca. 1015)
  • 1441Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)
  • 1441 – Kyōgoku Takakazu, Japanese noble
  • 1489Bahlul Lodi, sultan of Delhi
  • 1536Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch priest and philosopher (b. 1466)
  • 1584Steven Borough, English navigator and explorer (b. 1525)
  • 1623William Bourchier, 3rd Earl of Bath (b. 1557)
  • 1645Michael I of Russia (b. 1596)
  • 1664Stefano della Bella, Italian illustrator and engraver (b. 1610)
  • 1682Jean Picard, French priest and astronomer (b. 1620)
  • 1691Marquis de St Ruth, French general
  • 1693John Ashby, English admiral (b. 1640)
  • 1712Richard Cromwell, English academic and politician (b. 1626)
  • 1742Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1675)
  • 1749Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, French navy officer and politician, Governor General of New France (b. 1671)
  • 1773Johann Joachim Quantz, German flute player and composer (b. 1697)
  • 1804Alexander Hamilton, American general, economist, and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1755)
  • 1845Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian linguist, poet, and playwright (b. 1808)
  • 1850Robert Stevenson, Scottish engineer (b. 1772)
  • 1855Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (b. 1802)
  • 1870John A. Dahlgren, American admiral (b. 1809)
  • 1892Alexander Cartwright, American firefighter, invented baseball (b. 1820)
  • 1910Charles Rolls, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (b. 1887)
  • 1926Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist and spy (b. 1868)
  • 1926 – Charles Wood Irish composer (b. 1866)
  • 1929Robert Henri, American painter and educator (b. 1865)
  • 1931Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1934Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and businessman, invented the outboard motor (b. 1877)
  • 1935Alfred Dreyfus, French colonel (b. 1859)
  • 1944Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., American general and politician, Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1887)
  • 1945Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician and engineer (b. 1871)
  • 1945 – Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, German field marshal (b. 1895)
  • 1946Ray Stannard Baker, American journalist and author (b. 1870)
  • 1947Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • 1949Douglas Hyde, Irish scholar and politician, 1st President of Ireland (b. 1860)
  • 1950Elsie de Wolfe, American actress, author, and interior decorator (b. 1865)
  • 1956John Hayes, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1868)
  • 1961Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1879)
  • 1962Roger Wolfe Kahn, American composer and bandleader (b. 1907)
  • 1965Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (b. 1898)
  • 1966D. T. Suzuki, Japanese philosopher and author (b. 1870)
  • 1969Henry George Lamond, Australian farmer and author (b. 1885)
  • 1971Yvon Robert, Canadian wrestler (b. 1914)
  • 1973Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1975James Ormsbee Chapin, American painter and illustrator (b. 1887)
  • 1979Minnie Riperton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 1982Kenneth More, English actor (b. 1914)
  • 1983Chris Wood, English saxophonist (b. 1944)
  • 1990João Saldanha, Brazilian footballer, manager, and journalist (b. 1917)
  • 1992Caroline Pafford Miller, American journalist and author (b. 1903)
  • 1993Dan Eldon, English photographer and journalist (b. 1970)
  • 1996John Chancellor, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • 1997François Furet, French historian and author (b. 1927)
  • 1998Jimmy Driftwood, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1907)
  • 1998Arkady Ostashev, Soviet/Russian scientist and engineer (b. 1925)
  • 1998 – Serge Lemoyne, Canadian painter (b. 1941)
  • 1999Rajendra Kumar, Bollywood actor, (b. 1921)
  • 2000Charles Merritt, Canadian colonel and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1908)
  • 2001Fred Marcellino, American author and illustrator (b. 1939)
  • 2003Benny Carter, American trumpet player, saxophonist, and composer (b. 1907)
  • 2003 – Mark Lovell, English race car driver (b. 1960)
  • 2004Betty Oliphant, English-Canadian ballerina, co-founded the National Ballet School of Canada (b. 1918)
  • 2005John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, English businessman (b. 1917)
  • 2007Robert Burås, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1975)
  • 2007 – Stan Zemanek, Australian radio and television host (b. 1947)
  • 2008Bobby Murcer, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1946)
  • 2008 – Tony Snow, American journalist, 26th White House Press Secretary (b. 1955)
  • 2010Olga Guillot, Cuban-American singer (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – James P. Hogan, English-American author (b. 1941)
  • 2010 – Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)
  • 2010 – Pius Njawé, Cameroonian journalist (b. 1957)
  • 2010 – Harvey Pekar, American author and critic (b. 1939)
  • 2011Sherwood Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1916)
  • 2012Alimuddin, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Eddy Brown, English footballer and manager (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Else Holmelund Minarik, Danish-American author and illustrator (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Roger Payne, English mountaineer (b. 1956)
  • 2012 – Hamid Samandarian, Iranian director and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – George C. Stoney, American director and producer (b. 1916)
  • 2013Amar Bose, American businessman, founded the Bose Corporation (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Takako Takahashi, Japanese author (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Alan Whicker, Egyptian-English journalist (b. 1925)
  • 2014Jamil Ahmad, Pakistani author (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Nestor Basterretxea, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Emil Bobu, Romanian politician (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Alfred de Grazia, American political scientist and author (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Kenneth J. Gray, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Valeriya Novodvorskaya, Russian journalist and politician (b. 1950)
  • 2015D'Army Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and actor (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Chenjerai Hove, Zimbabwean journalist, author, and poet (b. 1956)
  • 2015 – Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, Tibetan monk and activist (b. 1950)
  • 2015 – Cheng Siwei, Chinese engineer, economist, and politician (b. 1935)
  • 2016Goran Hadžić, Serbian politician (b. 1958)

Holidays and observances

  • Birthday of the Heir to the Crown of Tonga (Tonga)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (Eastern Orthodox)
    • Hermagoras and Fortunatus
    • Jason of Thessalonica (Catholic Church)
    • John Gualbert
    • Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin
    • Nabor and Felix
    • Nathan Söderblom (Lutheran, Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Veronica
    • Viventiolus
    • July 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Kiribati from the United Kingdom in 1979.
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of São Tomé and Príncipe from Portugal in 1975.
  • The second day of Naadam (Mongolia)
  • The Twelfth, also known as Orangemen's Day (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland and Labrador)

External links

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