1630 (-) Composer Ercole Porta dies at the age of 44 in Italy.
1792 (-) 4th Earl of Sandwich and inventor of the sandwich John Montagu dies at the age of 73 in Chiswick, United Kingdom.
1812 (+) Kaspar Casparus Hauser aka The Wild Child, is born in Germany.
1844 (x) 26-year-old Writer and pacifist Henry David Thoreau accidently set a fire that burned over a hundred acres in Fair Haven Pond, Massachussets, USA.
1870 (+) Composer Franz Ferenc Lehár is born in Komárno, Slovakia.
1874 (+) Clergyman and Nazi-collaborator Cyriel Verschaeve is born in Ardooie, Belgium.
1883 (-) Artist Eduard Manet dies of untreated syphilis and rheumatism at the age of 51 in Paris, France.
1893 (+) Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm von Ribbentrop is born in Wesel, Prussia, Germany.
1898 (+) Assassin of SA-Leader Horst Wessel Albrecht Höhler is born in Berlin, Germany.
1912 (-) Murderer J. J. Morris is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 44 in Utah, USA.
1930 (-) Charlotte Ulrich is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, in Düsseldorf, Grafenberger Wald, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1945 (-) Führer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler commits suicide by poison and a shot through the head at the age of 56 in Berlin, FührerBunker, Germany.
His 35-year-old wife Eva Braun follows him in death.
1945 (x) The concentration camp of Ravensbruck is liberated by Russian Armed Forces in Germany.
1946 (x) 17-year-old Serial Killer William Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More, is arrested for carrying a gun, but is released in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1956 (+) Filmmaker and founder of Dogme 95 Lars von Trier is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1966 (x) 36-year-old Founder of the Satanic Church Anton Szandor LaVey originally Howard Stanton Levey, announces the establishment of the one and only Church of Satan in San Francisco, California, USA.
1978 (x) 41-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, goes hungerstriking to secure medical treatment in Huntingdon State Correctional Institute, Pennsylvania, USA.
1979 (-) Ellen Abel is killed by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 16 in Schriesheim, Germany.
1983 (-) Musician and Father of Chicago Blues Muddy Waters originally McKinley Morganfield, dies of natural causes at the age of 68 in Westmond, Illinois,
1983 (-) Marie Malvar is strangled by The Green River Killer at the age of 18 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1987 (x) 41-year-old Serial Killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers, is paroled and released from Stormville Prison after serving 14 of a 25-year sentence for child-murder in New York, New York, USA.
1999 (x) 17-year-old Mass Murderer Christopher Churchill is sentenced to life imprisonment in Olney, Illinois, USA.
In February 1998 he killed his half-brother, Jonathan Lloyd, along with Lloyd's 35-year-old girlfriend and her three young children at their rural Richland County home, only using a hammer.
2002 (-) Murderer Rodolpho Baiza Hernandez is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.