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Deaths

19 - Germanicus, Roman general (b. 15 BC)

732 - Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Moorish Governor of Andalusia

833 - al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (b. 786)

1359 - King Hugh IV of Cyprus

1459 - Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist and classicist (b. 1380)

1531 - Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss reformer (killed in battle) (b. 1484)

1659 - Abel Tasman, Dutch explorer (b. 1603)

1674 - Thomas Traherne, English poet

1691 - Isaac de Benserade, French poet (b. 1613)

1708 - David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (b. 1659)

1714 - Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (b. 1646)

1720 - Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)

1723 - William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor of England

 
 

1725 - Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France

1747 - John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury

1759 - Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713)

1765 - Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1688)

1795 - Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (b. 1714)

1806 - Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, German prince (b. 1772)

1827 - Ugo Foscolo, Italian writer (b. 1778)

1837 - Charles Fourier, French philosopher (b. 1772)

1872 - William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)

1875 - Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)

1876 - Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814)

1893 - Lip Pike, baseball player (b. 1845)

1901 - Lorenzo Snow, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1814)

 
 

1913 - Katsura Taro, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1848)

1914 - Charles I of Romania (b. 1839)

1927 - Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)

1930 - Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)

1939 - Eleanor Rigby

1940 - Berton Churchill, Canadian actor (b. 1876)

1964 - Eddie Cantor, American singer and vaudeville performer (b. 1892)

1964 - Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (b. 1888)

1970 - ÿdouard Daladier, French politician (b. 1884)

1971 - John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian (b. 1901)

1978 - Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (b. 1910)

1979 - Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (b. 1931)

1979 - Paul Paray, French conductor (b. 1886)

1983 - Ralph Richardson, English actor (b. 1902)

1985 - Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor (b. 1915)

1985 - Orson Welles, American director and actor (b. 1915)

1986 - Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)

1998 - Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)

2000 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)

2002 - Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)

2003 - Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)

2004 - Ken Caminiti, baseball player (heart attack) (b. 1963)

2004 - Christopher Reeve, American actor (b. 1952)

2004 - Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (b. 1915)

2004 - Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (b. 1932)

2005 - Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)

2005 - Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)

RC Saints - Saint Thomas of Villanueva?  ; Saint Paulinus of York (in England)

Also see October 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Republic of China (on Taiwan) - National Day (Double Tenth Day ????)

Fiji - Fiji Day (National Day)

Japan - National Health-Sports Day

United States - Bonza Bottler Day.

World Mental Health Day

Old Michelmas - Celtic holiday

French Republican Calendar - Tournesol (Sunflower) Day, nineteenth day in the Month of Vendémiaire

BBC: On This Day

 

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