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Famous Deaths In January - 26

Saturday, 19 April 2014

0946  On this day in history death of eadgyth, German Queen  

1109  Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

1567  Death of Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat on this day in history.  

1630  On this day in history death of henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)  

1636  On this day in history death of jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)  

1697  Death of Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640) on this day in history.  

1706  On this day in history guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59  

1744  Death of Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683) on this day in history.  

1750  On this day in history death of albert Schultens, Dutch philologist (b. 1686)  

1795  On this day in history johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62  

1798  On this day in history christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49  

1799  Death of Gabriel Christie, British general (b. 1722) on this day in history.  

1803  On this day in history georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72  

1823  On this day in history death of edward Jenner, English physician (b. 1749)  

1824  Edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies on this day in history.  

1849  On this day in history death of thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45  

1850  Francis Jeffrey, Baron Jeffrey, judge/literary critic, dies on this day in history.  

1855  On this day in history death of gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)  

1869  On this day in history death of duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846)  

1870  On this day in history cesare Pugni, composer, dies at 67  

1885  Death of Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51 on this day in history.  

1886  Death of David Rice Atchison, American politician (b. 1807) on this day in history.  

1891  On this day in history nicholaus Otto, auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies  

1893  Abner Doubleday, credit with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthday on this day in history.  

1895  Arthur Cayley, mathematician, dies on this day in history.  

1904  John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67  

1920  Death of Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered on this day in history.  

1922  Luigi Denza, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1926  Death of John Flannagan, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University on this day in history.  

1932  William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history death of alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)  

1939  On this day in history death of armand Calinescu, Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard  

1942  Gerard L F Philips, Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1497  Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1541  On this day in history birth of florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)  

1613  Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  On this day in history birth of henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies  

1708  William Hayes, composer was born on this day in history.  

1714  Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage) was born on this day in history.  

1715  On this day in history birth of claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher  

1716  George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville was born on this day in history.