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655 - Penda, King of Mercia

1028 - Constantine VIII Byzantine Emperor (b. 960)

1136 - Margrave Leopold III of Austria (b. 1073)

1280 - Albertus Magnus, German theologian

1463 - Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto and Constable of Naples

1579 - Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian religious reformer (b. 1510)

1628 - Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (b. 1576)

1630 - Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1571)

1670 - Comenius, Czech writer (b. 1592)

1691 - Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (b. 1620)

1706 - Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (b. 1683)

1712 - James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658)

1712 - Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)

 
 

1787 - Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)

1794 - John Witherspoon, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1723)

1795 - Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)

1853 - Queen Maria II of Portugal (b. 1819)

1908 - Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese ruler (b. 1835)

1910 - Wilhelm Raabe, German writer (b. 1831)

1916 - Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)

1917 - ÿmile Durkheim, French sociologist (b. 1858)

1919 - Alfred Werner, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)

1954 - Lionel Barrymore, American actor (b. 1878)

1958 - Tyrone Power, American actor (b. 1914)

1959 - Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)

1961 - Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b.1883)

 
 

1963 - Fritz Reiner, Hungarian conductor (b. 1988)

1965 - Dawn Powell, American poet (b. 1896)

1967 - Michael J. Adams, American test pilot (b. 1930)

1969 - Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (b. 1899)

1971 - Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903)

1971 - Edie Sedgwick, American actress and model (b. 1943)

1978 - Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (b. 1901)

1983 - John Le Mesurier, British actor (b. 1912)

1990 - Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)

1994 - Elizabeth George Speare, award-winning American children's author (b. 1908)

1996 - Alger Hiss, American government official and alleged spy (b. 1904)

1998 - Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)

2002 - Eddie Bracken, American actor (b. 1915)

2002 - Myra Hindley, English murderer (b. 1942)

2003 - Ray Lewis, Canadian athlete (b. 1910)

2003 - Dorothy Loudon, American actress (b. 1933)

2003 - Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)

2004 - Elmer L. Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)

2004 - John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)

2005 - Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931)

2005 - Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)

 

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