1715 (-) King of France Louis XIV originally Louis-Dieudonné aka The Sun King, dies of gangrene at the age of 77 in Paris, France.
He reigned France for 72 years, the longest monarch ever.
1875 (+) Creator of Tarzan Edgar Rice Burroughs is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1887 (+) Writer Blaise Cendrars originally Frédéric Louis Sauser, is born in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
1921 (+) Writer Willem Frederik Hermans is born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1939 (x) Nazi Germany declares war to Poland, triggering World War II.
1940 (+) Serial Killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder, is born in Hersbruck, Germany.
1957 (x) 175 Die in train derailment in Jamaïca.
It drove off a viaduct.
1962 (-) Erich Hallbauer is shot dead by Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder, in Ochenbrück, Sparkasse, Germany.
1963 (x) 32-year-old Serial Killer Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, is arrested in Perth, Mount Pleasant, Rockwood Street, Australia.
1967 (-) KZ-Commander-wife and human-skin-handywoman Ilse Koch originally Ilse Kohler Schnitzel aka Die Hexe von Buchenwald aka Die Buchenwälder Schlampe, commits suicide by hanging in her prison cell at the age of 60 in Aichach, Germany.
1968 (+) 9/11 Terrorist Mohamed Elamir awad al-Sayed Atta is born in Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt.
1970 (-) Writer François Charles Mauriac dies at the age of 84 in Paris, France.
1974 (x) 121 Die in train derailment in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
1979 (-) Barbara Leach is hammered and stabbed to death by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 20 in Bradford, Back Ash Grove,
1981 (-) Nazi-architect Albert Berthold Konrad Hermann Speer dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 76 in London, United Kingdom.
1982 (-) Communist leader Wladyslaw Gomulka dies at the age of 77 in Warsaw, Poland.
1982 (x) Serial Killer Pascal Bertrand aka The Back-Packer Murderer, is arrested in Bordeaux, France.
1983 (x) 269 Die in Korean Air Lines Flight 007 Boeing 747-230B crash in Sakhalin, Russia.
The plane was shot by a Russian Jet pilot.
1984 (x) 80-year-old Artist Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali is heavily burned in a bed fire in Spain.
1986 (x) 398 Die in Admiral Nachimov steamer and freighter collision in the Black Sea.
1987 (x) 46-year-old Anti-war Activist Brian A. Willson has his legs driven off by a train while he tried to block the railway between a munitions-plant and the harbour in Concord, California Naval Weapons Station, California, USA.
1991 (-) Murderer James Russell is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1995 (x) 31-year-old Serial Killer Paul Kenneth Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer, is convicted to 25 years imprisonment in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1999 (-) Murderer Raymond J. Jones is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.