1735 (-) Murderess Patience Boston is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Falmouth, Maine, USA.
1802 (+) Writer Alexandre Dumas originally Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, is born in Villers-Cotterêts, France.
1862 (-) 8th president of the USA Martin Van Buren dies of bronchial asthma and heart failure at the age of 79 in Kinderhook, New York, USA.
1864 (+) Dramatist Frank Benjamin Franklin Wedekind is born in Hannover, Germany.
1897 (+) Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart is born in Atchison, Kansas, USA.
1909 (+) Serial Killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer, is born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
1914 (x) 45-year-old Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, is sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, France.
1915 (x) 845 Die in S.S. Eastland capsizing in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1941 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder, is sentenced to death in Berlin, Germany.
1944 (+) Founding member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Jan-Carl Raspe is born in Berlin, Germany.
1974 (-) Television news reporter Christine Chubbuck finishes reading the news and shoots herself in the head at the age of 29 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA.
"In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first - attempted suicide." She drew the revolver and shot herself behind her right ear.
1976 (-) Gangster John Salanitro dies of a heart attack at the age of 44 in the USA.
1980 (-) Actor Peter Richard Henry Sellers aka The Pink Panther, dies of a heart attack at the age of 54 in London, Dorchester Hotel, United Kingdom.
1980 (x) 20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Untitled - 2" in Gent, Prinsenhof 03, East Flanders, Belgium.
1985 (x) 81 Die in DC-6 crash in Colombia.
1991 (-) Murderer Albert Clozza is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Virginia, USA.
1991 (-) Writer Isaac Bashevis Singer dies of a stroke at the age of 87 in Miami, Florida, USA.
2003 (-) Triple murderer Allen Wayne Janecka is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (-) Behavioral therapist Albert Ellis dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in New York, New York, USA.