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Events

  • 537Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges begins the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his bucellarii are almost cut off.
  • 986Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1444Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
  • 1458George of Poděbrady is chosen as the king of Bohemia.
  • 1476Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
  • 1484 – The College of Arms is formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England.
  • 1498Vasco da Gama's fleet visits the Island of Mozambique.
  • 1561Mendoza, Argentina, is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro del Castillo.
  • 1657Great Fire of Meireki: A fire in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan, caused more than 100,000 deaths; it lasted three days
  • 1717The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1776American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
  • 1791 – Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
  • 1797 – The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
  • 1807 – The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
  • 1808 – The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 1811Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
  • 1815 – Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the leaders of the Kingdom of Kandy.
  • 1825Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
  • 1836Texas Revolution: The Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico is adopted.
  • 1855Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1859 – The two-day Great Slave Auction, the largest such auction in United States history, begins.
  • 1865East Cape War: The Völkner Incident in New Zealand.
  • 1867 – The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
  • 1877 – Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 U.S. presidential election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote.
  • 1882Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
  • 1896 – The Battle of Adwa: The Italian Army defeated by the Ethiopian Army in Adwa, Tigray, Ethiopia.
  • 1901United States Steel Corporation is founded as a result of a merger between Carnegie Steel Company and Federal Steel Company which became the first corporation in the world with a market capital over $1 billion.
  • 1901 – The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment limiting the autonomy of Cuba, as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
  • 1903 – In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
  • 1917 – The enactment of the Jones–Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
  • 1919 – The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
  • 1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1937 – The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
  • 1939Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
  • 1941World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joins the Axis Pact.
  • 1943 – World War II: Allied aircraft defeat a Japanese attempt to ship troops to New Guinea.
  • 1946Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
  • 1949Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas, after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
  • 1955Norodom Sihanouk, king of Cambodia, abdicates the throne in favor of his father, Norodom Suramarit.
  • 1961John F. Kennedy announces the creation of the Peace Corps in a nationally televised broadcast.
  • 1962 – In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.
  • 1962 – Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
  • 1965 – The US and Republic of Vietnam Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
  • 1968Baggeridge Colliery closes marking the end of over 300 years of coal mining in the Black Country.[1]
  • 1969 – In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
  • 1970Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
  • 1972 – The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
  • 1977Libya becomes the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as the General People's Congress adopted the "Declaration on the Establishment of the Authority of the People".
  • 1978Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
  • 1983Compact discs and players are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had previously been available only in Japan.
  • 1989 – Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
  • 1990Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
  • 1991 – Battle at Rumaila oil field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
  • 1992 – Start of the war in Transnistria.
  • 1992 – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
  • 1995 – Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
  • 1995 – Yahoo! is incorporated.
  • 1998 – Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
  • 2002U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
  • 2004War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
  • 2012 – A tornado outbreak occurred over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities.
  • 2017 – The elements Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson were officially added to the periodic table at a conference in Moscow, Russia.

Births

  • 480Benedict of Nursia, Italian Christian saint (d. 543 or 547)
  • 1316Robert II of Scotland (d. 1390)
  • 1409Jean II, Duke of Alençon (d. 1476)
  • 1432Countess Palatine Margaret of Mosbach, countess consort of Hanau (d. 1457)
  • 1453Johannes Engel, German doctor, astronomer and astrologer (d. 1512)
  • 1459Pope Adrian VI (d. 1523)
  • 1481Franz von Sickingen, German knight (d. 1523)
  • 1545Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and scholar, founded the Bodleian Library (d. 1613)
  • 1577George Sandys, English traveller, colonist and poet (d. 1644)
  • 1628Cornelis Speelman, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1684)
  • 1651Carlo Gimach, Maltese architect, engineer and poet (d. 1730)
  • 1705William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)
  • 1740Nicholas Pocock, English naval painter (d.1821)
  • 1760Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician (d. 1794)
  • 1769DeWitt Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of New York (d. 1828)
  • 1770Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French general (d. 1826)
  • 1779Joel Roberts Poinsett, American physician and politician, 15th United States Secretary of War (d. 1851)
  • 1793Sam Houston, American soldier and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1863)
  • 1800Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian-Italian poet and philosopher (d. 1844)
  • 1810Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903)
  • 1816Alexander Bullock, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1817János Arany, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1882)
  • 1820Multatuli, Dutch writer (d. 1887)
  • 1824Bedřich Smetana, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1884)
  • 1829Carl Schurz, German-American general, lawyer, and politician, 13th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1906)
  • 1836Henry Billings Brown, American lawyer and judge (d. 1913)
  • 1842Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer, art collector, and philanthropist (d. 1914)
  • 1846Marie Roze, French soprano (d. 1926)
  • 1849Robert Means Thompson, American commander, lawyer, and businessman (d. 1930)
  • 1859Sholem Aleichem, Ukrainian-American author and playwright (d. 1916)
  • 1860Susanna M. Salter, American activist and politician (d. 1961)
  • 1862John Jay Chapman, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1933)
  • 1876Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)
  • 1878William Kissam Vanderbilt II, American sailor and race car driver (d. 1944)
  • 1886Willis H. O'Brien, American animator and director (d. 1962)
  • 1886 – Kurt Grelling, German logician and philosopher (d. 1942)
  • 1900Kurt Weill, German-American pianist and composer (d. 1950)
  • 1901Grete Hermann, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1984)
  • 1902Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • 1902 – Edward Condon, American physicist and academic (d. 1974)
  • 1904Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (d. 1991)
  • 1905Marc Blitzstein, American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1905 – Geoffrey Grigson, English poet and critic (d. 1985)
  • 1908Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • 1909Mel Ott, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1958)
  • 1912Henry Katzman, American pianist, composer, and painter (d. 2001)
  • 1913Godfried Bomans, Dutch television host and author (d. 1971)
  • 1913 – Mort Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1958)
  • 1914Martin Ritt, American actor and film director (d. 1990)
  • 1915John Burton, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to Ceylon (d. 2010)
  • 1917Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1986)
  • 1917 – David Goodis, American author and screenwriter (d. 1967)
  • 1917 – Jim Konstanty, American baseball player and coach (d. 1976)
  • 1919Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1919 – Eddie Lawrence, American actor, singer, and playwright (d. 2014)
  • 1919 – Tamara Toumanova, Russian-American ballerina and actress (d. 1996)
  • 1921Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer and coach (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Ernst Haas, Austrian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1986)
  • 1922Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, American saxophonist (d. 1986)
  • 1922 – Bill Quackenbush, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1999)
  • 1922 – Frances Spence, American computer programmer (d. 2012)
  • 1923Basil Hume, English cardinal (d. 1999)
  • 1923 – Robert H. Michel, American soldier and politician (d. 2017)
  • 1923 – Dave Strack, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1924Cal Abrams, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1924 – Renos Apostolidis, Greek philologist, author, and critic (d. 2004)
  • 1926Bernard Agré, Ivorian cardinal (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Murray Rothbard, American economist and historian (d. 1995)
  • 1927Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist and economist (d. 2017)
  • 1930John Cullum, American actor and singer
  • 1930 – Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (d. 2018)
  • 1931Mikhail Gorbachev, Russian lawyer and politician, President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1932Gun Hägglund, Swedish journalist and translator (d. 2011)
  • 1934Dottie Rambo, American singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1935Gene Stallings, American football player and coach
  • 1936Haroon Ahmed, Pakistani-English engineer and academic
  • 1936 – John Tusa, Czech-English journalist and academic
  • 1937Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerian soldier and politician, 5th President of Algeria
  • 1938Ricardo Lagos, Chilean economist, lawyer, and politician, 33rd President of Chile
  • 1938 – Lawrence Payton, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1997)
  • 1938 – Clark Gesner, American author and composer (d. 2002)
  • 1939Jan Howard Finder, American author and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1940Billy McNeill, Scottish footballer (d. 2019)
  • 1941John Cornell, Australian actor, director, and producer
  • 1941 – David Satcher, American admiral and physician, 16th Surgeon General of the United States
  • 1942John Irving, American novelist and screenwriter
  • 1942 – Claude Larose, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1942 – Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Iranian architect and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Iran
  • 1942 – Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 2013)
  • 1942 – Derek Woodley, English footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1943George Layton, English actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Peter Straub, American author and poet
  • 1943 – Robert Williams, American painter and cartoonist
  • 1945Derek Watkins, English trumpet player and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1947Nelson Ned, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1947 – Harry Redknapp, English footballer and manager
  • 1948Larry Carlton, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1948 – Rory Gallagher, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1995)
  • 1948 – Jeff Kennett, Australian journalist and politician, 43rd Premier of Victoria
  • 1948 – Carmen Lawrence, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Western Australia
  • 1950Karen Carpenter, American singer (d. 1983)
  • 1952Mark Evanier, American author and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Laraine Newman, American actress and comedian
  • 1953Russ Feingold, American lawyer and politician
  • 1954Ed Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1955Dale Bozzio, American pop-rock singer-songwriter
  • 1955 – Jay Osmond, American singer, drummer, actor, and TV/film producer
  • 1955 – Ken Salazar, American lawyer and politician, 50th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1955 – Steve Small, Australian cricketer
  • 1956John Cowsill, American musician, songwriter, and producer
  • 1956 – Mark Evans, Australian rock bass player
  • 1957Hossein Dehghan, Iranian general and politician, Iranian Minister of Defense
  • 1957 – Dito Tsintsadze, Georgian film director and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Mark Dean, American inventor and computer engineer
  • 1958Kevin Curren, South African-American tennis player
  • 1958 – Ian Woosnam, English-Welsh golfer
  • 1959Larry Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1961Simone Young, Australian conductor, director, and composer
  • 1962Jon Bon Jovi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
  • 1962 – Paul Farrelly, English journalist and politician
  • 1962 – Tom Nordlie, Norwegian footballer and coach
  • 1962 – Brendan O'Connor, Australian politician, Australian Minister for Employment
  • 1962 – Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • 1962 – Gabriele Tarquini, Italian race car driver
  • 1963Alvin Youngblood Hart, American singer and guitarist
  • 1963 – Anthony Albanese, Australian politician, 15th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1963 – Vidyasagar (composer), Indian composer, musician and singer
  • 1964Laird Hamilton, American surfer and actor
  • 1964 – Mike Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1965Ron Gant, American baseball player and journalist
  • 1965 – Lembit Öpik, Northern Irish politician
  • 1966Ann Leckie, American author
  • 1966 – Simon Reevell, English lawyer and politician
  • 1968Daniel Craig, English actor and producer
  • 1970James Purnell, English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • 1970 – Ciriaco Sforza, Swiss footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Wibi Soerjadi, Dutch pianist and composer
  • 1971Dave Gorman, English comedian, author and television presenter
  • 1971 – Method Man, American rapper, record producer and actor
  • 1972Mauricio Pochettino, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1973Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
  • 1973 – Trevor Sinclair, English footballer and manager
  • 1974Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer and television host
  • 1975Daryl Gibson, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1977Dominique Canty, American basketball player and coach
  • 1977 – Chris Martin, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1977 – Stephen Parry, English swimmer and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Andrew Strauss, South African-English cricketer
  • 1978Gabby Eigenmann, Filipino actor and singer
  • 1978 – Lee Hodges, English footballer and manager
  • 1978 – Tomáš Kaberle, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1979Damien Duff, Irish international footballer, winger[2]
  • 1979 – Gayatri Asokan, Indian playback singer
  • 1979 – Jim Troughton, English cricketer
  • 1979 – Nicky Weaver, English footballer
  • 1980Chris Barker, English footballer and manager (d. 2020)
  • 1980 – Rebel Wilson, Australian actress and screenwriter
  • 1981Lance Cade, American wrestler (d. 2010)
  • 1981 – Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
  • 1982Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
  • 1982 – Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
  • 1982 – Corey Webster, American football player
  • 1983Deuce, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1983 – Lisandro López, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 – Jay McClement, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Glen Perkins, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player
  • 1985Reggie Bush, American football player
  • 1985 – Suso Santana, Spanish footballer
  • 1986Jonathan D'Aversa, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987Jonas Jerebko, Swedish basketball player
  • 1988Édgar Andrade, Mexican footballer
  • 1988 – James Arthur, English singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012
  • 1988 – Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver
  • 1988 – Chris Rainey, American football player
  • 1988 – Geert Arend Roorda, Dutch footballer
  • 1989Alemão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989 – Toby Alderweireld, Belgian international footballer, defender[3]
  • 1989 – André Bernardes Santos, Portuguese footballer
  • 1989 – Marcel Hirscher, Austrian skier
  • 1989 – Shane Vereen, American football player
  • 1989 – Chris Woakes, English cricketer
  • 1990Rauno Alliku, Estonian footballer
  • 1990 – Malcolm Butler, American football player
  • 1990 – Josh McGuire, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Tiger Shroff, Indian actor
  • 1991Nick Franklin, American baseball player
  • 1992Jack Stockwell, Australian rugby league player
  • 1995Ange-Freddy Plumain, French footballer
  • 1997Becky G, American singer and actress
  • 2010Hailey Dawson, American with a 3D-printed robotic hand
  • 2016Prince Oscar, duke of Skåne and prince of Sweden

Deaths

  • 274Mani, Persian prophet and founder of Manichaeism (b. 216)
  • 672Chad of Mercia, English bishop and saint (b. 634)
  • 986Lothair, king of West Francia (b.941)
  • 968William, archbishop of Mainz (b. 929)
  • 1009Mokjong, king of Goryeo (b. 980)
  • 1127Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (b. 1084)[4]
  • 1316Marjorie Bruce, Scottish daughter of Robert the Bruce (b. 1296)
  • 1333Wladyslaw I, king of Poland (b. 1261)
  • 1589Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal and diplomat (b. 1520)
  • 1619Anne of Denmark, queen of Scotland (b. 1574)
  • 1729Francesco Bianchini, Italian astronomer and philosopher (b. 1662)
  • 1755Louis de Rouvroy, French duke and diplomat (b. 1675)
  • 1791John Wesley, English cleric and theologian (b. 1703)
  • 1793Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-Danish painter and academic (b. 1711)
  • 1797Horace Walpole, English historian and politician (b. 1717)
  • 1829Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Mexican revolutionary (b. ca. 1773)[5]
  • 1830Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring, German physician, anatomist, and anthropologist (b. 1755)
  • 1835Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768)
  • 1840Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, German physician and astronomer (b. 1758)
  • 1855Nicholas I, Russian emperor (b. 1796)
  • 1864Ulric Dahlgren, American colonel (b. 1842)
  • 1865Carl Sylvius Völkner, German-New Zealand priest and missionary (b. 1819)
  • 1880John Benjamin Macneill, Irish engineer (b. 1790)
  • 1895Berthe Morisot, French painter (b. 1841)
  • 1895 – Isma'il Pasha, Egyptian politician (b. 1830)
  • 1896Jubal Early, American general (b. 1816)
  • 1921Champ Clark, American lawyer and politician, 41st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1850)
  • 1930D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1885)
  • 1938Ben Harney, American pianist and composer (b. 1871)
  • 1939Howard Carter, English archaeologist and historian (b. 1874)
  • 1943Gisela Januszewska, Jewish-Austrian physician (b.1867)
  • 1944Ida Maclean, British biochemist, the first woman admitted to the London Chemical Society (b. 1877)[6]
  • 1945Emily Carr, Canadian painter and author (b. 1871)
  • 1946Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1895)
  • 1946 – George E. Stewart, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
  • 1947Frans Johan Louwrens Ghijsels, Dutch architect and urban planner (b. 1882)
  • 1949Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (b. 1879)
  • 1953James Lightbody, American runner (b. 1882)
  • 1957Selim Sırrı Tarcan, Turkish educator and politician (b. 1874)
  • 1958Fred Merkle, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)
  • 1962Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician and academic (b. 1866)
  • 1967José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish author and critic (b. 1873)
  • 1972Léo-Ernest Ouimet, Canadian director and producer (b. 1877)
  • 1979Christy Ring, Irish hurler (b. 1920)
  • 1982Philip K. Dick, American philosopher and author (b. 1928)
  • 1987Randolph Scott, American actor and director (b. 1898)
  • 1987 – Lolo Soetoro, Indonesian geographer and academic (b. 1935)
  • 1991Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (b. 1928)
  • 1992Sandy Dennis, American actress (b. 1937)
  • 1994Anita Morris, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1943)
  • 1999Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
  • 2000Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (b. 1963)
  • 2003Hank Ballard, American singer-songwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2003 – Malcolm Williamson, Australian pianist and composer (b. 1931)
  • 2004Cormac McAnallen, Irish footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2004 – Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 2004 – Marge Schott, American businesswoman (b. 1928)
  • 2005Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (b. 1911)
  • 2007Thomas S. Kleppe, American soldier and politician, 41st United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Clem Labine, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Ivan Safronov, Russian colonel and journalist (b. 1956)
  • 2007 – Henri Troyat, Russian-French historian and author (b. 1911)
  • 2008Jeff Healey, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)
  • 2009João Bernardo Vieira, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1939)
  • 2010Winston Churchill, English journalist and politician (b. 1940)
  • 2012Lawrence Anthony, South African environmentalist, explorer, and author (b. 1950)
  • 2012 – Van T. Barfoot, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Norman St John-Stevas, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – James Q. Wilson, American political scientist and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2013Peter Harvey, Australian journalist (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Giorgos Kolokithas, Greek basketball player (b. 1945)
  • 2013 – Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author (b. 1942)
  • 2014Ryhor Baradulin, Belarusian poet and translator (b. 1935)
  • 2015Dean Hess, American minister and colonel (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Dave Mackay, Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Mal Peet, English author and illustrator (b. 1947)
  • 2016Benoît Lacroix, Canadian priest, historian, and philosopher (b. 1915)
  • 2016 – Aubrey McClendon, American businessman (b. 1959)
  • 2018Billy Herrington, American actor (b. 1969)
  • 2018 – Lin Hu, Chinese lieutenant general (b. 1927)
  • 2019Mike Oliver, British sociologist, disability rights activist (b. 1945) [7]

Holidays and observances

  • Air Force Day (Sri Lanka)
  • Baloch Culture Day (Balochistan)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Agnes of Bohemia
    • Angela of the Cross
    • Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders
    • Chad of Mercia (Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • John Maron
    • March 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast of 'Alá (Loftiness), First day of the 19th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith) and first day of the Baha'i Nineteen Day Fast
  • Jamahiriya Day (Libya)
  • Peasants' Day (Myanmar)
  • Texas Independence Day
  • Victory at Adwa Day (Ethiopia)

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  6. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".
  7. Script error: No such module "citation/CS1".

Script error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters".

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Script error: No such module "Side box".


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