1570 (+) Catholic conspirator Guy Guido Fawkes is born in York, United Kingdom.
1695 (-) Poet and fabulist Jean de La Fontaine dies at the age of 73 in Paris, France.
1743 (+) 3rd president of the USA Thomas Jefferson is born in Shadwell, Virginia, USA.
1860 (+) Artist James Sydney Ensor is born in Oostende, West Flanders, Belgium.
1885 (+) Philosopher Gyorgy Szegedy Von Lukacs is born in Budapest, Hungary.
1900 (+) Artist Pierre Molinier is born in Agen, Bordeaux, France.
1901 (+) Psychoanalist Jacques Marie Emile Lacan is born in Paris, France.
1906 (+) Writer Samuel Beckett is born in Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland.
1917 (-) Murderer Chester Taylor is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in McAlester, State Penitentiary, Oklahoma, USA.
1919 (x) British troops massacre at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in the Jallianwala Bagh Garden in Amritsar, India.
1920 (-) Murderer Frederick Rothwell Holt is executed by hanging in the United Kingdom.
1923 (-) Murderer Paul V. Hadley aka W.M. Estaver, is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1930 (-) Frau Hau is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, in Düsseldorf, Hofgarten, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1931 (x) Start of the trial against 47-year-old Serial Killer Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1943 (-) Artist Oskar Schlemmer dies of heart failure at the age of 54 in Baden-Baden, Germany.
1945 (-) Murderer U. L. Holley is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 38 in Florence State Prison, Arizona, USA.
He had been drinking, entered a saloon in Globe to purchase more beer, and was told that negroes were not served. Whereupon he went home and embarked on a shooting spree, killing one and injuring two.
1947 (-) Herr Bennen is hacked to death by Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher, at the age of 52 in Niedersachsen, Germany.
1956 (-) Artist Emil Hansen Nolde dies at the age of 88 in Seebull, Germany.
1961 (-) Private First Class and child rapist John Arthur Bennett is executed by hanging at the age of 26 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA.
He was convicted to death for the rape and attempted murder of an 11-year-old Austrian girl in 1954.
1967 (-) President and dictator Luis Somoza Debayle dies of a heart-attack at the age of 44 in Nicaragua.
1973 (x) 27-year-old Performance artist Chris Burden performs 'Icarus' in Venice, California, USA.
1982 (x) ‘Whose Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue IV' by Artist Barnett Newman is attacked by an unidentified 29-year-old student in Berlin, NationalGalerie, Germany.
1983 (-) Joe Rapini is shot dead by Mike Debarbeleben aka The Lethal Shadow, at the age of 42 in Rochester, Greece, New York, USA.
1984 (-) Serial Killer Christopher Bernard Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, dies due to self-inflicted gun-shots in a fight with state-trooper Chuck Ellison at the age of 39 in Colebrook, Vic’s Getty Oil-Station, Connecticut, USA.
1993 (x) 30-year-old Serial Killer Sergej Rjachowsky aka The Hippopotamus, is arrested on suspicion of killing 19 men and women between 14 and 78 years old in Moscow, Russia.
1999 (x) 70-year-old Life Terminator Jack Kevorkian aka Doctor Death, is sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for the videotaped death of a Lou Gehrig's disease patient in Pontiac, Michigan, USA.