10th May, on this day

1267 Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb
1278 Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining
1291 Scottish nobles recognize authority of English King Edward I
1307 Scottish King Robert the Bruce defeats at English cavalry army at the Battle of Loudem Hill in Ayrshire
1427 Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
1497 Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for 1st voyage to New World
1503 Columbus discovers Cayman Islands
1525 Church reformer John Pistorius caught in the Hague
1534 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland
1559 Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary
1570 Czar Ivan IV becomes Protestant
1624 Jacob Willekens and Piet Heyn conquer Salvador, Civil rights activist
1652 John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, VA
1655 Jamaica is captured by Britain after being held by Spain for more than 150 years
1676 Bacon's Rebellion, frontiersmen vs Virginia Government begins
1752 Benjamin Franklin 1st tests the lightning rod
1768 John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for the "North Briton" severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
1774 Louis XVI ascends to throne of France
1775 2nd Continental Congress convened in Pennsylvania; issues paper currency for 1st time
1775 2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander
1775 Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga, NY-American Revolution
1787 Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings
1796 French Government arrest 10 utopists
1796 Napoleon Bonaparte's Army of Italy defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Lodi near Milan. More than 2,000 Austrian troops killed or wounded
1797 1st US Navy ship, the "United States" is launched
1801 First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
1823 1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Fort Snelling
1824 National Gallery in London opens to the public
1837 Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
1849 Pack destroys Astor Place opera house in NYC (22 killed)
1857 A revolt by Sepoys at Meerut starts the Indian Mutiny by Indian soldiers serving in the British Army
1861 Union troops march on state militia in St Louis MI
1862 Battle of Plum Run Bend, TN (Plum Point Bend)
1864 Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
1864 Skirmish at Ny River, VA
1865 Union soldiers ambush and mortally wound Confederate raider William Quantrill in Kentucky, who lingers until his death on June 6.
1865 President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Irwinsville, GA
1865 Surrender of Sam Jones
1869 Golden Spike driven, completes Promontory Point, UT-Transcontinental RR
1870 Jem Mace defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champion Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hour and 17 minutes, and neither is struck by a punch
1871 Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France and Germany; France cedes Elzas
1872 Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US president
1877 Romania declares itself independent from Turkey, following the Senate adoption of Mihail Kogalniceanu's Declaration of Independence. This act was recognized on March 26, 1881 after the end of the Romanian War of Independence.
1880 General Wolseley opens new legislative council in Pretoria
1881 Coronation of King Carol I - first king of Romania
1893 Imperial Institute in London opens
1906 Russia's Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
1908 1st Mother's Day observed (Philadelphia)
1910 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
1910 Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
1913 US Congress officially declares the second Sunday in May as 'Mother's Day'
1915 Zeppelin drops hundreds of bombs on Southend-on-Sea
1916 Explorer Ernest Shackleton and companions reach the Falkland island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic after sailing 800 miles in 16 days in an open boat looking for help for the remaining members of their party marooned on Elephant island , Antarctica
1917 Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks
1918 HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor
1919 Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed
1919 Start of Britain's first scheduled commercial air service from Manchester to Southport
1921 In Detroit, the Ford Motor Company sets a daily production record of 4,072 cars in one day
1922 The United States annexes the Kingman Reef.
1922 Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
1924 J Edgar Hoover appointed head of the FBI
1930 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
1932 Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes President of France
1933 Nazis stage public book burnings in Germany
1933 In Vienna, the Austrian Chancellor bans all Nazi meetings
1933 Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
1933 Suriname worker's union leader A de Come banish to Netherlands
1936 Manuel Azaña elected President of Spain
1936 Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt
1937 Busmen strike in London
1938 Travel Agent Thomas Cook first introduces eight-day package holidays from Britain to the French Riviera. The cost: approx £8.50
1940 British Local Defense Volunteers (Home Guard) forms
1940 The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
1940 Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
1940 French marines stationed on Aruba
1940 French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands
1940 Nazi armies invade the Benelux countries of Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
1940 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns. Winston Churchill forms a coalition wartime Government saying: " I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat".
1941 Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland
1941 World War II: in Britain, the worst night of the Blitz - 550 German bombers drop 100,000 bombs on London. More than 1500 people are killed and many thousands more injured. Among the badly damaged buildings - the House of Commons at Westminster
1942 Thai Phayap Army invaded the Shan States during the Burma Campaign of World War II.
1944 Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
1944 Smith v Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal
1945 Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese
1945 Russian troops occupy Prague
1946 Umberto II succeeds Victor Emmanuel III as king of Italy
1948 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
1948 Winston Churchill visits The Hague
1954 Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the charts.
1956 French Government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
1957 1st meeting of legislature of Cameroon
1959 Soviet forces arrive in Afghánistán
1960 John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
1960 US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st circumnavigation of globe under water
1961 "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London
1963 Decca signs the Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison
1967 Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
1967 Stockholm Vietnam-Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US and North Vietnam
1969 Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space
1969 Turtles play the White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
1969 US troops begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger Hill
1972 Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 Liverpool wins 23rd European Cup
1979 Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
1979 Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hours, 28 minutes, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1981 François Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for President of France
1983 "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV
1983 Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul
1984 International Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua
1985 Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base
1986 "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hit number 1 on UK pop chart
1986 Tommy Lee drummer of Motley Crüe marries Heather Locklear
1988 Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000
1989 General Manuel Noriega's Government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin
1990 French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
1992 Bible Land Museum opens in Jerusalem, Israel
1993 Fire in toy factory at Bangkok, kills 188
1993 Paul Cézannes still life sells for $28,600,000 in NYC
1994 Barbra Streisand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years
1994 Drew Barrymore (19) files for divorce from Jeremy Thomas (31)
1994 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
1994 Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian Government with 5 neo-fascists
1995 Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein
1995 In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
1996 2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US and British war games
1996 A "rogue storm" near the summit of Mount Everest kills eight climbers, making this the deadliest day in the mountain's history. Among the dead are experienced climbers Rob Hall and Scott Fischer, both of whom were leading paid expeditions to the summit.
1997 Pope John Paul II visits Lebanon
2001 In Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators.
2002 FBI agent Robert Hanssen is given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
2003 Record shattering tornado activity during the May 2003 Tornado Outbreak Sequence.
2005 A hand grenade allegedly thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from United States President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.  

10th May 2006

Palestinian fuel crisis looming

Putin warns on population decline

France remembers slavery victims

10th May 2007

Turkey MPs back president reform

Brazil youth gathers to hear Pope

US Marine 'shot unarmed Iraqis'

10th May 2008

Hezbollah to end Beirut seizure

Sporadic aid trickles into Burma

Turkish strikes 'kill 19 rebels'

10th May 2009

'Steep rise' in Sri Lanka deaths

Mortar attack on Mogadishu mosque

Iraq bomb kills Sunni militiaman

10th May 2010

Heavy day of violence hits Iraq

Pakistan soldiers killed in Taliban clashes

Shares surge after EU loan deal

Birthdates which occurred on 10th May :

1536 Thomas Howard 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall
1697 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair composer
1705 Gallus Zeiler composer
1724 Johan A Zoutman Dutch Lieutenant-Admiral (battle of Doggersbank)
1727 Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot French minister of Finance (17.. -76)
1730 George Ross US judge (signed Declaration of Independence)
1741 Johann Michael Schmidt composer
1754 Asmus Jakob Carstens painter
1760 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle soldier/author/composer (Marseillaise)
1760 J P Hebel writer
1769 Jean Lannes duc de Montebello, Marshal of France
1770 Louis Nicholas Davout French field marshall (defeated Prussians)
1776 George Thomas Smart composer
1780 Peter Lichtenthal composer
1783 Niccola Benvenuti composer
1788 Augustin-Jean Fresnel optics pioneer/physicist
1795 Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry historian
1800 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov composer
1810 James Shields Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1813 Montgomery Blair Franklin County KY, lawyer (Dred Scot v Sandford)
1822 August Ritter von Pettenkofen painter
1823 John Sherman MC (Union), died in 1900
1824 Charles Henry Van Wyck Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1825 Rudolf Viole composer
1830 François M Raoult French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
1837 Pinckney B S Pinchback Lieutenant Governor (Louisiana)
1838 James 1st Viscount Bryce, historian/statesman
1838 John Wilkes Booth assassin of Abraham Lincoln
1843 Benito Pérez Galdós Spain, novelist (Fountain of Gold, Nazáarin)
1843 Kaufmann Kohler reform rabbi/theologian
1850 Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton Glasgow Scotland, yachtsman/tea magnate (Lipton Tea)
1855 Anatol Konstantinovich Liadov St Petersburg Russia, composer (Enchanted Lake)
1857 Hendrik Zwaardemaker Dutch physiologist (olfactometer)
1858 Frederick Zech Jr composer
1867 Jim Kelly cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905)
1873 Carl J Eldh Swedish sculptor
1873 Jan Kalf literary/art historian (Preservation of museums)
1876 Ivan Cankar Slavs author (Hlapec Jernej-Njegova Pravica)
1877 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar composer
1878 Gustav Stresemann German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)
1882 Thurston Hall Boston MA, actor (Roaming Lady, In Society)
1885 Fritz v Unruh writer
1885 Mae Murray [Girl with bee-stung lips] Portsmouth VA, actress (High Stakes)
1885 Marie Benavente [Maria Wissink] actress (Scapegoat)
1886 Karl Barth Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
1886 Olaf Stapleton British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
1887 Jacobus C Bloem Dutch poet (Sintels)
1888 Max(imilian Raoul Walter) Steiner Vienna, composer (Gone With Wind)
1894 Dimitri Tiomkin Russia, composer (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty)
1897 Dalton Parry Conyngham cricketer (one Test South Africa vs England 1923)
1897 Ewart Levy
1898 Ariel Durant writer (Story of Civilization)
1898 Herbert Elwell Minneapolis MN, composer (Happy Hypocrite)
1899 Fred Astaire Omaha NE, tap dancer/actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime)
19-- Larry Flash Jenkins Long Island NY, actor (White Shadow, Fletch)
1901 Albert Dondeyne Belgian philosopher/theologist
1902 David O Selznick Pittsburgh PA, producer (Gone With the Wind)
1902 Joachim Prinz author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37)
1903 Kay Petre early racing driver
1904 David Brown CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
1905 Angus Paton civil engineer
1907 Harilaos Perpessas composer
1908 Carl Albert (D) speaker of the House
1908 Henry Diamond Irish Nationalist MP
1909 Lord Harold Francis Collison British union leader (agriculture workers)
1909 Maybelle Carter Nickelsville VA, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)
1910 Jimmy Demaret winner of 44 golf tournaments, but not the Open
1910 Margot Turner matron-in-chief (Army Nursing Service)
1912 Edward Gardner Queen's Court/MP
1912 Erik Jorgensen composer
1912 Harold Myers film journalist
1914 Charles McGraw New York NY, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family)
1914 Lord Smith British surgeon
1915 Bert van Dongen [Abraham J Cohen], singer/impressionist/actor
1915 Christian Beyers Naudé South African anti-apartheid fighter
1915 Denis Thatcher husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)
1915 Duke of Sutherland
1915 Monica Dickens author/founder (US Samaritians)
1915 Salah Abou Seif director
1916 Milton Babbitt US mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
1918 Margo singer (Golden Irish Favorites)
1918 T Berry Brazelton doctor (On Being a Father)
1919 Ella Grasso (Governor-D-CT)
1919 Louis Sen A Kaw Surinam dam builder
1919 Tibor Sarai composer
1920 Basil Kelly Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
1921 Bert Weedon rocker
1921 Nancy Walker Philadelphia PA, Bounty ads/actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife)
1922 David Orr deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
1923 John Dugdal Lord-Lieutenant (Salop)
1925 Edward Fursdon British Major-General (defense council)
1926 Duncan Watson president (World Blind Union)
1929 Brian Corby CEO (Prudential)
1929 Fats Domino rocker (Blueberry Hill)
1929 Marquess of Downshire
1930 June Knox-Mawer British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)
1930 Pat Summerall NFLer (New York Giants)/Sportscaster (CBS)
1931 Lord Michael Mustill of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
1932 Earl of Rothes
1932 Francoise Fabian Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)
1933 Barbara Taylor Bradford author
1934 Cliff Wilson snooker player
1934 William Lithgow Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
1935 Henry Fambrough US singer (Spinners)
1935 Larry Williams rocker
1936 Anthony Mullens British Lieutenant-General (Deputy chief of defense)
1936 Gary Owens Mitchell SD, disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show)
1936 Michael Stone English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group)
1936 Trevor Clay General-Secretary (Royal College of Nursing)
1937 Arthur Kopit US, playwright (Day Whores Came Out to Play Tennis)
1937 Jim Hickman baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs)
1937 Tamara Press USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Olympics-gold-60)
1938 Manuel Santana tennis player (US Open 1965)
1938 Maxim Shostakovich Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symphony)
1938 Merritt Ranew baseball player
1938 Michael Shea director (Hanson Trust)/Queen's press secretary
1938 Peter Davies Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
1938 Philip Gordon Winsor composer
1940 Arthur Alexander US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
1940 Taurean Blacque actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues)
1940 William Cash MP
1941 Danny Rapp Philadelphia PA, rocker (Danny & Juniors)
1941 Ken Berry baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
1941 Win Bischoff CEO (Schroders)
1942 Bill Coday US singer (You're Gonna Then Me)
1942 Ingram Douglas Marshall composer
1943 Bruce Raymond jockey
1943 Donovan [Leitch] Glasgow Scotland, guitarist/folk singer (Mellow Yellow)
1943 James Earl Chaney US civil rights activist
1944 Abdul Kadir cricketer (Pakistan batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
1944 Jackie Lomax Liverpool, rocker (Is This What You Want)
1944 Jim Abrahams Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
1944 Kathy Farrer LPGA golfer
1944 Marie-France Pisier Daclat Vietnam, actress (Scruples, Midnight)
1945 Justice Laws
1945 Pamelo Mounk'a musician
1946 Graham Gouldman Manchester England, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today)
1946 Maureen Lipman actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
1947 Dave Mason Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
1947 Jay Ferguson Burbank CA, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
1947 Paul Nicholas Young architect
1948 Christopher Gent CEO (Vodafone Group)
1948 Meg Foster Reading PA, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
1951 Ron Banks US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
1951 Steve Gunderson (Representative-R-WI, 1981- )
1952 Sly Dunbar Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie)
1953 Barbara Moxness LPGA golfer
1953 Lawrence Lau actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
1953 Steve Thomas rocker (Shooting Star)
1954 Jeff Apple Miami FL, producer (In the Line of Fire)
1955 Bruce Hartzler Washington DC, canoe (alternate-Olympics-96)
1955 Chris Berman sportscaster (ESPN)
1955 Homer Simpson animation (Simpsons)
1955 Laurence Lau actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
1955 Mark David Chapman assassin of John Lennon
1957 Phil Mahre Yakima WA, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympics-gold/silver-80, 84)
1957 Sid Vicious [John Beverly], London England, punk rocker (Sex Pistols)
1957 Steve Mahre Yakima WA, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympics-silver-80, 84)
1958 Ellen Ochoa Los Angeles CA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66)
1958 Jeannette Kohlhaas LPGA golfer
1958 Margaret Ward LPGA golfer
1958 Rick Santorum (Representative-R-PA)
1959 Dan Schayes NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic)
1960 Bono Vox [Paul Hauson] Dublin Ireland, rocker (U2-Joshua Tree)
1960 Merlene Ottey Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics)
1960 Tauseef Ahmed cricketer (leading Pakistan off-spinner of 80's)
1960 Victoria Rowell Portland ME, actress (Dr Amanda Bentley-Diagnosis Murder, Drucilla-Young and Restless)
1961 Blyth Tait England, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-gold-96)
1961 Randy Cunneyworth Etobicoke, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
1961 Teri Copley Arcadia CA, actress (Mickey-We've Got it Made)
1962 Garry Daley keyboard (China Crisis-Christian)
1962 Joey Meyer baseball player
1962 Robby Thompson W Palm Beach FL, infielder (San Fransisco Giants)
1963 Lisa M Nowak Washington DC, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut
1964 Dean Spriddle Plymouth England, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Oak Valley)
1965 Jim Schreiner Kailua HI, kayak (alternate-Olympics-96)
1965 Linda Evangelista St Catherines Canada, model (Elite)
1965 Mike Butcher baseball player
1965 Rony Seikaly NBA center (Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors)
1965 Todd Kalis NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
1966 Jonathan Edwards Britain, triple jumper (Olympics-gold/silver-92, 96)
1966 Mikael Andersson Malmo Swe, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1968 Julie Smith Glendora CA, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1969 Curtis Whitley NFL center (Panthers, Packers, Raiders)
1969 Dennis Bergkamp Amsterdam Netherlands, soccer player (Ajax)
1969 Judson Mills Purcellville VA, actor (Hutch-As The World Turns)
1969 Martin Driever WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire)
1969 Pete Schourek Austin TX, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1970 Andre Stolz Brisbane Queensland, Australasia golfer
1971 Andrei Kravtsov Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1971 Eric Stock soccer player (NEC)
1971 Ronnie Dixon NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets)
1972 Akili Johnson NFL defensive back (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 Emma Ridley Hanpstead England, actress (Return to Oz)
1972 Farrell Duclair CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 Stuart Carlisle cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)
1973 Jerome Williams NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
1974 Grant Williams NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1974 Janet Reasons Port Orchard WA, Miss America-Washington (1997)
1975 Adam Deadmarsh Trail British Columbia, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Olympics-98)
1977 Amanda Borden Cincinnati OH, gymnast (World-silver-94, Olympics-gold-96)
1991 Emily McEnroe daughter of Tatum O'Neal & John McEnroe


Deaths which occurred on May 10th:
0238 Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus the Thracian, Roman Emperor, murdered
0995 Boudouin bishop of Utrecht
1566 Leonhard Fuchs German botanist, dies at 65
1569 Juan the Avila Spanish minister/writer
1637 Susanna van Baerle Dutch wife of Constantine Huygens, dies at 37
1653 John Bicker ship builder/merchant/regent, dies at 61
1696 Jean de La Bruyère French author, dies at 50
1710 Georg Dietrich Leiding composer, dies at 46
1760 Johann Christoph Graupner composer, dies at 77
1764 Picander [Christian Henrici] German writer (Die Weiberprobe), dies
1770 Charles Avison composer, dies at 61
1774 Louis XV king of France (1715-74), dies at 64
1784 Antoine Court de Gébelin French vicar/writer, dies at 56
1785 Etienne Joseph Floquet composer, dies at 36
1789 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis composer, dies at 72
1794 Elisabeth princess of France, beheaded at 30
1798 George Vancouver British explorer, (Voyage of Discovery), dies at 40
1818 Paul Revere American patriot, dies
1820 Matthaus Stegmayer composer, dies at 49
1826 Giuseppe Sigismondo composer, dies at 86
1829 Thomas Young physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies
1833 François Andrieux French writer/politician, dies at 74
1849 Katsushika Hokusai Japanese painter, dies at 89
1859 Johan archduke of Austria (Firechief & Housewife), dies
1863 Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson Confederate General (Civil War), dies from wounds received at Chancellorsville
1864 James Clay Rice lawyer/Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 34
1864 Thomas Greeley Stevenson Union Brigadier-General, dies at about 27
1869 Wilhelm Bernard Molique composer, dies at 66
1880 John Goss composer/organist, dies at 79
1885 Edward Stephen composer, dies at 62
1885 Ferdinand Hiller composer, dies at 73
1897 William Thomas Best composer, dies at 70
1904 Henry M Stanley [John Rowlands] British explorer, dies
1909 Johannes de Koo journalist/playwright, dies
1910 Stanislao Cannizzaro Italian chemist, dies at 85
1910 William Huggins discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda, dies
1915 Albert Weisgerber German painter/graphic artist, dies in battle
1920 John Wesley Hyatt inventor/plastics pioneer, dies
1923 Vaslav Vorovsky Russian delegate, assassinated
1924 Adolfo Albertazzi Italian writer (L'ave), dies at 58
1937 Johannes Walter German geologist (Die Denudation in Wüste), dies
1938 Percy McAlister cricketer (8 Tests, punches Clem Hill in 1912), dies
1940 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56
1942 Joseph M Weber comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
1943 André Bertulot Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
1943 Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
1943 Maurice-Albert Raskin Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
1950 John G Fletcher US poet (Burning Mountain), dies
1954 George Hirst cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies
1960 Juri Olescha writer, dies at 61
1964 Carol Haney dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
1964 Ignace Lilien composer, dies at 66
1965 Hubertus J van Mook Dutch minister of Colonization (1942-45), dies at 70
1968 Maurie Sievers cricket medium-pacer (Australia vs England 1936-37), dies
1968 Philippa Bevans dies at 55
1968 Scotty Beckett dies at 38
1971 Mihail Jora composer, dies at 79
1971 Shukichi Mitsukuri composer, dies at 75
1973 Jack E Leonard Chicago IL, comedian, dies at 62
1973 Loren Tindall dies of heart attack at 51
1976 George Curzon dies at 77
1977 Joan Crawford actress (Mildred Pierce), dies at 69
1979 John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton satirist (Beachcomber), dies
1979 Louis Paul Boon Flemish writer (Eros & the Lonely Man), dies at 67
1982 Jean C M Picart le Doux French designer, dies
1982 Peter Weiss German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65
1983 John P Strijbos writer (Called that Bird), dies at 92
1984 Joaquin Agostinho Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41
1984 Robert Moore actor (Marshall-Diana), dies at 56
1990 Susan Oliver actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61
1990 Walker Percy physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73
1991 Armand Boni [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies
1992 Joan Merrill vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
1992 John Lund actor (Perils of Pauline), dies at 81
1992 Liesbeth Saijers sculptor, dies
1992 Sylvia Sims singer (Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
1994 John Wayne Gacy mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52
1994 Lucebert [J Swaanswijk] poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
1994 Phyllis Flowerdew school Reading text author, dies at 81
1995 Harold Berens comedian, dies at 92
1995 Hilde Jarecki educationist, dies at 83
1995 Jimmy Raney jazz guitarist, dies at 67
1997 Joanie Weston roller derby queen (Bay Bombers), dies at 61

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