1723 (+) Composer John Wainwright is born in Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom.
1759 (-) Composer Georg Friedrich Handel dies of a stroke at the age of 74 in London, United Kingdom.
1865 (-) 16th president of the USA Abraham Lincoln dies of gunshot wounds inflicted by John Wilkes Booth the day before at the age of 56 in Washington, Ford's Theatre, District Columbia, USA.
1878 (+) Flemish Nationalist Leader and WWI-collaborator Dr. August Borms is born in Sint-Niklaas, East Flanders, Belgium.
1904 (+) Actor John Gielgud is born in London, South Kensington, United Kingdom.
1907 (+) Dictator of Haiti François Duvalier aka Papa Doc, is born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
1924 (-) Rape-victim, Madge Augustine Oberholtzer commits suicide by mercury bichloride-poisoning at the age of 27 in Hamilton, Indiana, USA.
On march 15th she was savagely raped by The Grand Dragon of the Realm of the Indiana Ku-Klux-Klan, David Curtis Stephenson.
1925 (+) Actor Rod Rodney Stephen Steiger is born in West Hampton, New York, USA.
1926 (-) Murderer Andries Van Niekerk is executed by hanging at the age of 34 in Pretoria Central Prison, South Africa.
1926 (-) Murderer Edward Markus is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Pretoria Central Prison, South Africa.
1930 (-) Futurist writer Vladimir Vladimirowitsch Mayakovski commits suicide by a shot through the heart at the age of 36 in Moscow, Russia.
An unfinished poem in his suicide note read, in part: "The love boat has crashed against the daily routine. You and I, we are quits, and there is no point in listing mutual pains, sorrows, and hurts."
1935 (+) Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn originally Loretta Webb, is born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA.
1935 (+) Writer and Paleocontact pioneer Erich Anton Paul von Däniken is born in Zofingen, Aargau, Switzerland.
1944 (x) The first transport of jews - from Athens, Greece - arrives in Auschwitz, Poland.
1953 (x) 53 Die in stampede in Caracas, Venezuela.
They ran due to panic in a supposed fire, while the whole scenario was set up by a pick-pocket.
1965 (-) Mass-murderer Richard Eugene Hickock aka In Cold Blood, is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Lansing, Kansas, USA.
1965 (-) Mass-Murderer Perry Eugene Smith aka In Cold Blood, is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in Lansing, Kansas, USA.
1972 (x) 44-year-old Serial Killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, marries Alice Johnson in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1974 (-) Terry White is shot dead by Black Zebra Killers at the age of 15 in Fillmore, California, USA.
1975 (x) 21-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl, falls in a coma, overdosed on alcohol and barbiturates in Landing, Pennsylvania, USA.
1986 (-) Feminist writer and philosopher Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand De Beauvoir dies of pneumonia at the age of 78 in Paris, France.
1992 (x) Start of the trial against 55-year-old Serial Killer Andrej Romanowitsch Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, in Rostow, House of Justice, Russia.
1993 (-) Mass Murderer James Dean Clark is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
When he was arrested, the police found that he had retained the bullet that passed through the head of one of his victims as a souvenir.
1996 (x) 36-year-old Serial Killer Anatoly Onoprienko aka The Terminator, is arrested in the house of his girlfriend Anna Kazakh, a 39-year-old hairdresser, in Yavoriv, Ukraïne, Russia.
1997 (-) Murderer Billy Joe Woods is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.