This Day in History for 14th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 168

842 - Charles II & Louis the German sign treaty
1009 - First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
1014 - Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Roman German Emperor
1076 - Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
1130 - Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II
1540 - Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels
1556 - Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic
1610 - Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against czar Vasili Shushki
1630 - Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
1670 - Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
1689 - English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince William III on the throne
1743 - Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury
1766 - Dutch governor Falck and King Keerthisiri Rajasinghe of Kandy sign Treaty of Batticaloa
1778 - "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
1794 - 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila
1797 - The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeated a larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. One Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.
1803 - Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn
1803 - Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.
1804 - Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
British Naval Officer Horatio NelsonBritish Naval Officer Horatio Nelson 1831 - Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
1844 - Lt. John C. Frémont first European to discover Lake Tahoe in the US
1849 - In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken ( by Matthew Brady).
1855 - Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
1859 - Oregon admitted as 33rd state of the Union
1862 - Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut
1867 - Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
1867 - Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
1872 - 1st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA)
1876 - A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
1879 - Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta
1883 - 1st state labor union legislation; NJ legalizes unions
1887 - Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
1889 - 1st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves LA for east
1890 - 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
1894 - Venus is both a morning star & evening star
Writer/Poet Oscar WildeWriter/Poet Oscar Wilde 1895 - Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London
1896 - George Lohmann takes a hat-trick v South Africa, 8-7 for inning
1896 - South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
1896 - Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
1896 - Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"
1899 - US Congress begins using voting machines
1900 - Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
1900 - Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
1903 - US Dept of Commerce & Labor forms
1907 - 1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
1912 - 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct
1912 - Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
1914 - High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
1918 - H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC
1918 - USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally Feb 1)
1919 - United Parcel Service forms
1919 - The Polish-Soviet War begins.
1920 - League of Women Voters forms in Chicago
1921 - Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized
1921 - Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," NY
1924 - IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
1925 - State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed
Gangster Al CaponeGangster Al Capone 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders
1931 - Bradman scores 152 Aust v WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives
1931 - Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls
1932 - South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Aust (Ironmonger 5-6)
1934 - NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
1936 - National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
1936 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1936 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1939 - Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of Gone With the Wind
1940 - British merchant vessel fleet is armed
1941 - One millionth vehicle traverses the NY Midtown Tunnel
1941 - Carson McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye" published
1941 - Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
1941 - German Afrika Korps lands in Tripoli, Libya
1942 - Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra
Director Victor FlemingDirector Victor Fleming 1942 - Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens
1942 - Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
1943 - German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia
1943 - Soviets recapture Rostov
1943 - World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
1944 - Anti-Japanese revolt on Java
1944 - Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing
1945 - US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1945 - Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN
1945 - World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
1945 - World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
1946 - Bank of England nationalized
1949 - 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
1949 - Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses
1950 - Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
1950 - USSR & China sign peace treaty
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson 1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
1952 - 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
1954 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1954 - Sen John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
1954 - WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (NBC) begins
1956 - 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
1956 - Indonesia withdraws from Neth Indonesian Union
1956 - Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
1957 - Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
1958 - Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan forms
1959 - $3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 305

1462 - Edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528)
1468 - Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)
1483 - Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Andijan, Mughalistan, founder of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent
1487 - Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising
1513 - Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer
1515 - Frederick III, the Pious, elect of the Palts
1533 - Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)
1546 - Johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian
1572 - Hans Christoph Haiden, composer
1602 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer
1638 - Sybilla Schwarz, writer
1670 - Georg Gabriel Schutz, composer
1679 - Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer
1680 - John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
1692 - Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (d. 1754)
1701 - Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
1760 - Richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church
1763 - Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
1778 - Fernando Sor, Spanish composer (d. 1839)
1800 - Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
1806 - Lajos, Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
1812 - Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
1813 - Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer
1813 - John McNeil, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
Abolitionist Frederick DouglassAbolitionist Frederick Douglass (1818) 1818 - Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)
1819 - James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1878
1819 - Christopher Sholes, Mooresburg Penn, newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter
1824 - Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1828 - Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
1829 - Alfred Iverson Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1835 - Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes)
1838 - Margaret Knight, inventor, "the female Thomas Edison"
1845 - Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866)
1846 - Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
1847 - Anna Howard Shaw, US, suffragette
1847 - Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
1848 - Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
1853 - Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp)
1856 - Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)
1858 - Charles Beach Hawley, composer
1858 - Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)
1859 - George Washington Gale Ferris, engineer/inventor (Ferris Wheel)
1860 - Eugen Schiffer, German politician (d. 1954)
1864 - Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
1864 - Robert E Park, US, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man)
1868 - Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman
1869 - Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)
1871 - Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)
1880 - Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)
1880 - Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer
1881 - Otto Selz, German psychologist
1881 - William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud)
1882 - George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)
1882 - Ignaz Friedman, composer
1884 - Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (d. 1972)
1884 - Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
1884 - Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
1885 - Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
1886 - Theodor Werner, German painter
1890 - Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
1892 - Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)
1892 - Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)
1893 - Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen)
1894 - Jack Benny, [Benjamin Kubelski], Waukegan Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"
1895 - Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist (Studies in prejudice)
1897 - Jorgen Bentzon, composer
1898 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (super nova)
1899 - John Randall Jr, Michigan, historian/philosopher (Western Man)
1902 - Fred Scott, Fresno California, vocalist/actor (Vincent Lopez)
1902 - Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Milwaukee, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch)
1902 - Stu Erwin, Squaw Valley California, actor (Stu Erwin Show)
1902 - Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
1902 - Thelma Ritter, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street)
1904 - Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
1904 - Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
1904 - Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
1907 - Johnny Longden, jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame)
1909 - A Moses Klein, Montreal, poet (Hath Not a Jew...)
1911 - Florence Rice, Cleveland OH, actress (Double Wedding, Riding on Air)
1911 - Willem J Kolff, Dutch/US internist/inventor (Artificial Kidney)
1912 - Edmund George Love, US, teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=
1912 - Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
1912 - Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist
1912 - Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
1913 - Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
1913 - Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)
1913 - James Pike, Oklahoma City, bishop (Beyond Anxiety)
1913 - Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975
1913 - Mel Allen, Birmingham Alabama, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees)
1914 - Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
1914 - Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
1915 - A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
1915 - Irving Gordon, songwriter
1916 - Edward Platt, Staten Island NY, actor (Chief-Get Smart)
1916 - Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
1916 - Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer
1916 - Marcel Bigeard, French general
1917 - Herbert A Hauptman, NYC, x-ray crystallographer (Nobel 1985)
1920 - Arnold Elton, consultant surgeon
1921 - Albert Sloman, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 21 of 21

1613 - King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik
1903 - Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (27) weds Emma Rauschenbach (20)
1922 - Soldier Douglas MacArthur (42) marries 1st wife heiress Louise Cromwell Brooks (32)
1952 - Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller
1953 - Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor/film director Robert Gist (35)
1984 - Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia
1988 - General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden
1988 - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon
1989 - Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland
1991 - Actress Meg Ryan (29) weds actor Dennis Quaid (37)
1994 - Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons (40) in Tiburon, California
1995 - Actress-comedienne Roseanne (42) weds bodyguard Ben Thomas (28) at Caesars Tahoe in Nevada
1996 - Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
1998 - Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sharon Stone (40) weds San Francisco Examiner executive editor Phil Bronstein (47) in Beverly Hills, California
2006 - Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (62) weds Lisa Caserta
2007 - Former Felicity actress Keri Russell (30) weds longtime boyfriend Shane Deary (30) in New York, New York
2007 - Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (26) weds Mark Croft in Gretna Green
2008 - Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (35) weds All Saints singer Nicole Appleton (33) at Westminster Register Office in London
2009 - Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris
Actress Salma HayekActress Salma Hayek (2009) 2009 - Victoria's Secret Angel model Adriana Lima (31) weds NBA player Marko Jaric (33) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2013 - Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1919 - Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage
1989 - Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 108

270 - St. Valentine marking Valentines Day (some sources say 269, others 273).
869 - Saint Cyril, Greek monk, scholar, theologian and linguist (b. 827) Called "apostle of Slavs"
1317 - Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
1400 - Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle
1405 - Timur/Tamerlan "Lenk", [Crippled], Mongols monarch, dies at about 68
1528 - Edzard I the Great, count of Austria-E Frisia (1494-1528), dies at 66
1571 - Benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70
1571 - Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon/count of Beauvais, dies at 53
1676 - Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
1681 - Francesco Nigetti, composer, dies at 77
1714 - Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)
1737 - Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
1760 - Francois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69
1779 - James Cook, British explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50
1780 - William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56
1790 - Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59
1808 - John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (b. 1732)
1818 - John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61
1820 - Charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42
Jurist William BlackstoneJurist William Blackstone (1780) 1831 - Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, dies
1841 - Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
1846 - Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76
1857 - Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
1870 - St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
1873 - Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer, dies at 52
1881 - Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (b. 1812)
1885 - Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)
1891 - William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71
1894 - Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
1901 - Edward John Hopkins, composer, dies at 82
1908 - Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72
1916 - Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
1922 - Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (assassinated) (b. 1880)
1929 - Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
1937 - Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62
1942 - Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
1943 - David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
1943 - Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
1943 - Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
1948 - Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
1949 - Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
1950 - Eduard Hermann, German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
1950 - Karl G Jansky, Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
1952 - Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
1955 - Charles Cuvillier, composer, dies at 77
1958 - Abdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
1959 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
1961 - Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
1965 - Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
1967 - James Schneider, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 85
1967 - Sig Ruman, actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
1969 - Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
1969 - Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
1972 - Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
1974 - C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
1975 - Heintje Davids, [Hendrika David], Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 87
1975 - Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
1975 - Pelham G Wodehouse, English/US writer (Piccadilly Jim), dies at 93
1978 - Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)
1979 - Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered
1980 - Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
1982 - Henk Schaer, [Hendricus J M Schaareman], Dutch actor, dies at 79
1983 - Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
1987 - Bola Sete, guitarist, dies at 63
1987 - Karolos Koun, Greek theater director (b. 1908)
1988 - Frederick Loewe, US composer (My Fair Lady), dies at 84
1989 - James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
1990 - Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
1990 - Jean Wallace, [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66
1990 - Tony Holiday, German singer
1991 - Arno Breker, German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
1991 - John A McCone, Head of CIA (1961-65), dies
1992 - Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Biohazard), dies of cancer at 48
1992 - Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
1992 - Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic-bronze-48/silver-52), dies at 67
1993 - Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
1994 - Christopher Lasch, author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61
1994 - Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
1995 - Alberto Burri, Ital physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79
1995 - Michael Vincent Gazzo, US actor/playwright (Godfather 2), dies at 71
1995 - Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV Director/film-maker, dies at 45
1995 - Patricia Highsmith, writer, dies at 74
1995 - Roger de Grey, English chairman of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
1995 - Siem Suurhoff, TV-director (Behind the News, Sonja), dies at 58
1995 - U Nu, PM of Burma (1948-56, 57-58, 60-62), dies
1995 - U Nu, Burmese politician (b. 1907)
1996 - Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
1996 - Caroline Blackwood, writer, dies at 64
1996 - Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
1996 - Ivan William Hannaford, sociologist, dies at 64
1999 - John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
1999 - Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
2002 - Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
Sheep Dolly the SheepSheep Dolly the Sheep (2003) 2003 - Dolly the sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell dies young form a progressive lung disease aged 6
2003 - Johnny Longden, English jockey (b. 1907)
2004 - Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
2005 - Najai Turpin, American boxer
2005 - Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
2006 - Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
2006 - Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)

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