1440 (x) 36-year-old Serial Killer Gilles De Rais makes a full confession of his crimes in court in Nantes, France.
1805 (-) Admiral Horatio Nelson is shot in the spine during the Battle of Trafalgar at the age of 47.
1833 (+) Inventor of dynamite Alfred Bernhard Nobel aka The Merchant of Death, is born in Stockholm, Sweden.
1888 (+) Cult figure and first wife of Nazi Leader Hermann Göring, Carin Göring originally Carin Frelin von Fock, is born in Stockholm, Sweden.
1917 (+) Musician Dizzy John Birks Gillespie is born in Cheraw, South Carolina, USA.
1926 (-) Mabel Fluke is raped and strangled as eighth victim by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1926 (+) Pilot Felix Moncia is born in the USA.
1930 (+) Murderer Richard L. Jordan is born in Arizona, USA.
1946 (+) Musician Lux Interior originally Erick Lee Purkhiser, is born in Akron, Ohio, USA.
1966 (x) 116 children and 28 adults Die in coal-slag avalanche in Aberfan, United Kingdom.
1969 (-) Writer Jack Kerouac dies of a liver disease at the age of 47 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
1971 (x) 24-year-old Manson Family-member Tex Charles Denton Watson is sentenced to die in the Gas Chamber for the Tate-LaBianca murders in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1980 (-) Pediatrician Hans Asperger dies at the age of 74 in Wien, Austria.
1984 (-) Filmmaker François Roland Truffaut dies of a brain tumour at the age of 52 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
1985 (-) Assassin of San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, Dan White commits suicide by coal-monoxide-poisoning at the age of 39 in California, USA.
1989 (x) 132 Die in Boeing 727 crash in Honduras.
1989 (-) Dorothy Keeler is found skeletonised, beaten to death by Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers aka The Genesee River Killer, at the age of 59 in Genesee Gorge, New York, USA.
1998 (-) Musician Jim Shepard commits suicide at the age of 44 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Arthur Martin Boyd is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
2006 (-) Writer John Symonds dies at the age of 92 in United Kingdom.
He was a close friend of Aleister Crowley.