Today anniversaries


John Peter Zenger photo
John Peter Zenger1
American printer 1697 - 1746
Georges Danton photo
Georges Danton3
French revolutionary 1759 - 1794
Charles Sprague photo
Charles Sprague5
Boston businessman and poet 1791 - 1875
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder photo
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder3
German Field Marshal 1800 - 1891
Elizabeth Prentiss photo
Elizabeth Prentiss11
American musician, hymnwriter 1818 - 1878
John Cunningham Geikie photo
John Cunningham Geikie6
Scottish Presbyterian minister and author 1824 - 1906
C. P. Scott photo
C. P. Scott4
British journalist, publisher and politician 1846 - 1932
Leon Trotsky photo
Leon Trotsky106
Marxist revolutionary from Russia 1879 - 1940
Napoleon Hill photo
Napoleon Hill80
American author 1883 - 1970
Vincent Starrett photo
Vincent Starrett1
American writer 1886 - 1974
Oliver P. Smith photo
Oliver P. Smith1
United States Marine Corps general 1893 - 1977
Beryl Markham photo
Beryl Markham7
British writer, aviator, adventurer, racehorse trainer 1902 - 1986
Shiing-Shen Chern photo
Shiing-Shen Chern6
mathematician (1911–2004), born in China and later acquirin… 1911 - 2004
François Mitterrand photo
François Mitterrand9
21st President of the French Republic 1916 - 1996
Ithiel de Sola Pool photo
Ithiel de Sola Pool1
American social scientist 1917 - 1984
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi photo
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi92
Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980
Ashraf Pahlavi photo
Ashraf Pahlavi7
Iranian royal 1919 - 2016
Roy Ascott photo
Roy Ascott2
British academic 1934
Peter van Nieuwenhuizen photo
Peter van Nieuwenhuizen1
Dutch physicist 1938
Milton Nascimento photo
Milton Nascimento1
Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist 1942
Pat Conroy photo
Pat Conroy85
American novelist 1945 - 2016
Pat Sajak photo
Pat Sajak11
American television host 1946
John Robbins photo
John Robbins4
American author 1947
Hillary Clinton photo
Hillary Clinton311
American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
Andrew Motion photo
Andrew Motion4
poet, novelist and biographer from England 1952
Lars Peter Hansen photo
Lars Peter Hansen1
American economist 1952
Stephen L. Carter photo
Stephen L. Carter16
American legal academic and writer 1954
Gavin de Becker photo
Gavin de Becker11
American engineer 1954
Mike Godwin photo
Mike Godwin7
American attorney and author 1956
Jude Watson photo
Jude Watson15
novelist 1956
Evo Morales photo
Evo Morales16
Bolivian politician 1959
Paul Farmer photo
Paul Farmer4
American anthropologist 1959
Uhuru Kenyatta photo
Uhuru Kenyatta3
Kenyan politician 1961
Stacy Schiff photo
Stacy Schiff4
American female Author, Pulitzer Prize winner 1961
Amy Chua photo
Amy Chua8
American lawyer, writer, and legal scholar 1962
Teresa Medeiros photo
Teresa Medeiros6
American writer 1962
Natalie Merchant photo
Natalie Merchant62
American singer-songwriter 1963
Shamini Flint photo
Shamini Flint20
Malaysian writer 1969
Jim Butcher photo
Jim Butcher383
American author 1971
Anthony Rapp photo
Anthony Rapp3
American actor 1971
Shan Sa photo
Shan Sa3
Author 1972
Scott Jurek photo
Scott Jurek14
American ultramarthon runner 1973
Seth MacFarlane photo
Seth MacFarlane5
American animator, actor, singer and television producer 1973
Marisha Pessl photo
Marisha Pessl29
American writer 1977
Phil Brooks photo
Phil Brooks75
American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist 1978


Alfred the Great photo
Alfred the Great11
King of Wessex 849 - 899
William Hogarth photo
William Hogarth4
English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social cri… 1697 - 1764
Philip Doddridge photo
Philip Doddridge5
English Nonconformist leader, educator, and hymnwriter 1702 - 1751
Albrecht Thaer photo
Albrecht Thaer34
German agronomist and an avid supporter of the humus theory… 1752 - 1828
Carolina, Baroness Nairne photo
Carolina, Baroness Nairne4
British musician 1766 - 1845
Charles Miner photo
Charles Miner1
American politician 1780 - 1865
Angelina Grimké photo
Angelina Grimké1
American abolitionist and feminist 1805 - 1879
Elizabeth Cady Stanton photo
Elizabeth Cady Stanton42
Suffragist and Women's Rights activist 1815 - 1902
Carlo Collodi photo
Carlo Collodi2
Italian writer 1826 - 1890
Cargill Gilston Knott photo
Cargill Gilston Knott3
British mathematician and physicist 1856 - 1922
R. A. Torrey photo
R. A. Torrey2
American writer 1856 - 1928
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom photo
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom1
Member of the British Royal Family and daughter of Queen Vi… 1857 - 1944
Charles Proteus Steinmetz photo
Charles Proteus Steinmetz7
Mathematician and electrical engineer 1865 - 1923
William Temple photo
William Temple5
Archbishop of Canterbury 1881 - 1944
Nikos Kazantzakis photo
Nikos Kazantzakis222
Greek writer 1883 - 1957
Ralph Borsodi photo
Ralph Borsodi1
American economist 1886 - 1977
Garrett Fort photo
Garrett Fort21
screenwriter 1900 - 1945
Alfred Tarski photo
Alfred Tarski6
Polish-American logician 1901 - 1983
Charles J. Pedersen photo
Charles J. Pedersen1
American organic chemist 1904 - 1989
Eknath Easwaran photo
Eknath Easwaran6
spiritual teacher, author of books on meditation and spirit… 1910 - 1999
Abraham Polonsky photo
Abraham Polonsky9
American politician 1910 - 1999
Mark Kac photo
Mark Kac17
Polish-American mathematician 1914 - 1984
Park Chung-hee photo
Park Chung-hee7
Korean Army general and the leader of South Korea from 1961… 1917 - 1979
Tong Tekong photo
Tong Tekong1
historian 1920 - 2009
Bill Trader photo
Bill Trader4
American singer-songwriter 1922 - 2003
Tony Hillerman photo
Tony Hillerman2
Novelist 1925 - 2008
Jona Senilagakali photo
Jona Senilagakali2
Prime Minister of Fiji 1929 - 2011
Hoyt Axton photo
Hoyt Axton21
American country singer 1938 - 1999