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Events

  • 2009 – The Real Irish Republican Army kills two British soldiers and injures two other soldiers and two civilians at Massereene Barracks, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since the end of The Troubles.
  • 1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.
  • 1945 – World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine river at Remagen.
  • 1900 – The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore.
  • 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the "telephone".
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at the Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.

Births

  • 1988 – Larry Asante, American football player
  • 1985 – Andre Fluellen, American football player
  • 1984 – Lindsay McCaul, American singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Laura Prepon, American actress
  • 1979 – Amanda Somerville, American singer-songwriter
  • 1974 – Jenna Fischer, American actress
  • 1971 – Peter Sarsgaard, American actor
  • 1970 – Rachel Weisz, English-American actress and producer
  • 1968 – Jeff Kent, American baseball player
  • 1965 – Steve Beuerlein, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Bret Easton Ellis, American author and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Wanda Sykes, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Taylor Dayne, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1960 – Jim Spivey, American runner and coach
  • 1960 – Joe Carter, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Donna Murphy, American actress and singer
  • 1959 – Tom Lehman, American golfer
  • 1958 – Rick Bass, American author and environmentalist
  • 1956 – Bryan Cranston, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1955 – Tommy Kramer, American football player
  • 1952 – Ernie Isley, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1952 – Lynn Swann, American football player, sportscaster, and politician
  • 1950 – Billy Joe DuPree, American football player
  • 1950 – Franco Harris, American football player and businessman
  • 1950 – J. R. Richard, American baseball player and minister
  • 1946 – Peter Wolf, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1945 – Arthur Lee, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2006)
  • 1945 – Bob Herbert, American journalist
  • 1945 – Elizabeth Moon, American lieutenant and author
  • 1945 – John Heard, American actor and producer (d. 2017)
  • 1944 – Townes Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1942 – Michael Eisner, American businessman
  • 1942 – Tammy Faye Messner, American evangelist, television personality, and talk show host (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Daniel J. Travanti, American actor
  • 1938 – David Baltimore, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1936 – Florentino Fernández, Cuban-American boxer and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Willard Scott, American television personality and actor
  • 1933 – Ed Bouchee, American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – James Broderick, American actor and director (d. 1982)
  • 1925 – Rene Gagnon, American soldier (d. 1979)
  • 1924 – Bill Boedeker, American football player (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Morton Bard, American psychologist (d. 1997)
  • 1917 – Betty Holberton, American engineer and programmer (d. 2001)
  • 1917 – Janet Collins, American ballerina and choreographer (d. 2003)
  • 1910 – Will Glickman, American playwright (d. 1983)
  • 1888 – William L. Laurence, Lithuanian-American journalist and author (d. 1977)
  • 1886 – Virginia Pearson, American actress (d. 1958)
  • 1886 – Wilson Dallam Wallis, American anthropologist (d. 1970)
  • 1885 – Milton Avery, American painter (d. 1965)
  • 1873 – Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (d. 1959)
  • 1872 – Piet Mondrian, Dutch-American painter (d. 1944)
  • 1850 – Champ Clark, American lawyer and politician, 41st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1921)
  • 1849 – Luther Burbank, American botanist and author (d. 1926)
  • 1843 – Marriott Henry Brosius, American senator (d. 1901)
  • 1841 – William Rockhill Nelson, American businessman and publisher, founded The Kansas City Star (d. 1915)
  • 1839 – Ludwig Mond, German-born chemist and British industrialist who discovered the metal carbonyls (d. 1909)
  • 1837 – Henry Draper, American physician and astronomer (d. 1882)
  • 1811 – Increase A. Lapham, American botanist and author (d. 1875)
  • 1765 – Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor, invented photography (d. 1833)
  • 1678 – Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, designed the Basilica of Superga (d. 1736)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Lynne Stewart, American attorney and activist (b. 1939)
  • 2015 – F. Ray Keyser, Jr., American lawyer and politician, 72nd Governor of Vermont (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Ned O'Gorman, American poet and educator (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Claude King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Frederick B. Karl, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2007 – Ronnie Wells, American singer and educator (b. 1943)
  • 2006 – Gordon Parks, American photographer, director, and composer (b. 1912)
  • 2005 – Debra Hill, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1950)
  • 2004 – Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2001 – Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2000 – Pee Wee King, American singer-songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – Sidney Gottlieb, American chemist and theorist (b. 1918)
  • 1999 – Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1997 – Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
  • 1991 – Cool Papa Bell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1988 – Divine, American drag queen and film actor (b. 1945)
  • 1986 – Jacob K. Javits, American colonel and politician, 58th New York State Attorney General (b. 1904)
  • 1982 – Ida Barney, American astronomer, mathematician, and academic (b. 1886)
  • 1976 – Wright Patman, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1893)
  • 1971 – Richard Montague, American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1930)
  • 1967 – Alice B. Toklas, American writer (b. 1877)
  • 1949 – Bradbury Robinson, American football player, physician, and politician (b. 1884)
  • 1928 – Robert Abbe, American surgeon and radiologist (b. 1851)
  • 1838 – Robert Townsend, American spy (b. 1753)
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