1478 (+) Utopist Thomas More is born in London, United Kingdom.
1769 (-) 248th Pope Clementius XIII originally Carlo Rezzonico, dies at the age of 75 in Rome, Italy.
1812 (+) Writer Charles Dickens aka Boz, is born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
1863 (x) 189 Die in HMS Orpheus shipwreck in Auckland, New Zealand.
1878 (-) 255th Pope Pius IX originally Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, dies at the age of 85 in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.
He was the longest reigning pope (over 31 years) ever.
1904 (-) Black murderous couple Mr and Mrs Holbert are lynched by burning in Doddsville, Missouri, USA.
1906 (+) The Last Emperor of China Henry Puyi is born in Beijing, China.
1914 (+) Murderer of Leon Trotsky, Ramon Mercador is born in Barcelona, Spain.
1936 (-) Murderer John Daugherty is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Virginia, USA.
1962 (x) 298 Die in coal-mine explosion in Völklingen, Germany.
1979 (-) Nazi-doctor Josef Mengele aka The White Angel, drowns while swimming at the beach at the age of 67 in Beritoga, Brazil.
1981 (-) Fatima Sohnenberg is strangled by Michael Wolpert aka The Strong Sex Drive, at the age of 42 in Frankfurt, Rodgau, Germany.
1987 (-) Sarah Lindsey is raped, beaten and finally starved to death by Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1994 (-) Composer Witold Lutoslawski dies of cancer at the age of 81 in Warschau, Poland.
1995 (-) Murderer Jeffrey Motley is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (-) Triple murderer James Jackson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.