"L'Ordre Social ne vient pas de la Nature; il est fondé sur des conventions."
1783 (+) Writer Stendhal originally Marie-Henri Beyle, is born in Grenoble, France.
1803 (-) Brewer, visionary and philantropist Arthur Guinness dies at the age of 77 in Beaumont, Kildare, Ireland.
1832 (+) Artist Eduard Manet is born in Paris, 5 Rue des Petits-Augustins, France.
1898 (+) Filmmaker Sergeï Mikhailowitch Eisenstein is born in Riga, Latvia, Russia.
1912 (x) Blacks Belle Hathaway, John Moore, Eugene Hamming and Dusty Cruthfield are lynched by hanging and riddled with gunfire by some 100 white men in Hamilton, Georgia, USA.
1923 (x) The furniture, including the stove, of 53-year-old Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, is sold at a public auction in Versailles, France.
1928 (+) Actress Jeanne Moreau is born in Paris, France.
1931 (-) Ballerina Anna Pavlova aka The Dying Swan, dies of pleurisy at the age of 48 in Den Haag, the Netherlands.
1932 (+) Matricider Jack Graham is born in Denver, Colorado, USA.
1944 (-) Artist Edvard Munch dies at the age of 80 in Ekerly, Norway.
1947 (-) Artist Pierre Bonnard dies at the age of 80 in Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
1948 (-) Murderer Wardell Henderson is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 24 in Oregon, USA.
1969 (-) Therèse Adam is beaten and shot dead by Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de l'Ombre, at the age of 49 in Nogent-sur-Oise, rue de Frères Péraux, France.
1973 (-) Alexandros Onassis dies in a plane-crash at the age of 24 in Athens, Ellinikon International Airport, Greece.
1976 (-) Physician and cosmonaut Aleksey Sorokin dies of natural causes at the age of 44 in the USSR.
1978 (-) Theresa Wallin is shot dead and eviscerated by Richard Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento, at the age of 22 in Sacramento, Tioga Way 2630, California, USA.
1986 (-) Artist Joseph Beuys dies of heart-failure at the age of 64 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1989 (x) Over 150 Die in Sol de Oro goldmine explosion in Ica, Peru.
1989 (-) Artist Salvador Dali dies of heart failure at the age of 84 in Figueras, Catalonia, Spain.
1997 (-) Spree Killer Randy Greenawalt is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Florence State Prison, Arizona, USA.
His last meal request was a cheeseburger, fries and coffee with milk. "Don't worry about me, I'll be fine" were his last words.
1997 (x) 23-year-old Serial Killer Andonis Daglis aka The Athens Ripper, is found guilty of raping and murdering three prostitutes and cutting them up with a chain saw in Athens, Greece.
He is sentenced to 13 life sentences.
2002 (-) Sociologist Pierre Bourdieu dies at the age of 71 in Paris, France.
2004 (-) Photographer Helmut Newton originally Neustädter, dies of a heart attack at the age of 83 in West Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, Chateau Marmont, California, USA.
2005 (-) TV-host Johnny Carson dies of emphysema at the age of 79 in Malibu, California, USA.