1725 (+) Adventurer and sexual athlete Giacomo Giovanni Jacopo Casanova is born in Venice, Italy.
1805 (+) Writer Hans Christian Andersen is born in Odense, Denmark.
1840 (+) Writer Emile Edouard Charles Antoine Zola is born in Paris, France.
1872 (-) Inventor Samuel Finley Breese Morse dies at the age of 80 in New York City, 5 West 22nd Street, New York, USA.
1891 (+) Artist Max Ernst is born in Bruhl, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1914 (+) Actor Alec Guinnes de Cuffe is born in London, United Kingdom.
1928 (+) Musician, filmmaker and scandaliser Serge Lucien Gainsbourg is born in Paris, France.
1929 (-) Erna Pinner is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 16 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1930 (x) 59-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Howard Hamilton Fish aka The Cannibal, divorces his wife Estelle Wilcox after just 2 months of marriage in Waterloo, Ohio, USA.
1939 (+) Musician Marvin Pentz Gaye aka The Prince of Motown, is born in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1946 (-) Murderer Frank Quarles is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Indiana, USA.
1947 (+) Musician Emmylou Harris is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
1962 (-) Murderer Elmo Smith is executed by Old Sparky in Rockview Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA.
It was the last use of the Electric Chair in Pennsylvania.
1968 (x) Arson-attack by 24-year-old RAF Leader Andreas Bernd Baader and 28-year-old Gudrun Ensslin on Kaufhaus Schneider and Kaufhof shopping-centers in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.
1974 (-) Prime minister of the French Republic Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou dies of leukemia at the age of 62 in Paris, France.
1985 (x) 35-year-old RAF 2nd Generation member Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is sentenced to life five times for nine murders in the "Deutsche Herbst" of 1977 in Stuttgart, Germany.
1985 (x) 32-year-old RAF 2nd Generation member Christian Georg Alfred Klar is sentenced to life six times for nine murders in the "Deutsche Herbst" of 1977 in Stuttgart, Germany.
1987 (x) 43-year-old Serial Killer Gary M. Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, tries to commit suicide by hanging in his prison-cell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1993 (-) Lauren Marquez is strangled and her neck broken by Joel Rifkin at the age of 28 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
1997 (-) Murderer David Lee Herman is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
He tried to commit suicide by slashing his throat the night before, but he was patched up and executed anyway.
1998 (x) 87-year-old Collaborator and right wing politician Maurice Papon is sentenced to ten years imprisonment for the deportation of 1560 Jews in Paris, France.
2005 (-) 264th Pope John Paul II Originally Karol Jozef Wojtila, dies of high fever at the age of 84 in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.