1785 (x) 45-year-old Writer and philosopher Donatien Alphonse François De Sade begins to write his ‘120 Days of Sodom’ on a paper roll of 11cm wide and 12m long, finishing it in just 37 days in Paris, Prison de la Bastille, France.
1811 (+) Composer Franz Ferenc Liszt is born in Raiding, Hungary.
1844 (+) Actress Sarah Henrietta Rosine Bernhardt is born in Paris, France.
1877 (x) 207 Die in William Dixons pit 1 and 2 coal mine explosion in Blantyre, Scotland, United Kingdom.
1879 (x) 32-year-old Inventor Thomas Alva Edison tests the first incandescent light bulb in New Jersey, USA.
It burned 13 1/2 hours.
1902 (-) Maud Marsh is poisoned with tartar-emetic by Severin Klosowski aka George Chapman, in London, United Kingdom.
1905 (+) Radio engineer and discoverer of cosmic radio sources Karl Guthe Jansky is born in Norman, Oklahoma, USA.
1906 (-) Artist Paul Cézanne dies of delirium influenza at the age of 67 in Aix-en-Provence, France.
1909 (-) Murderer Mathew Janeigaj is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in Oregon, USA.
1913 (x) 263 Die in coal-mine explosion in Dawson, New Mexico, USA.
1920 (+) Spiritual theorist Timothy Francis Leary is born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
1925 (+) Artist Robert milton Ernst Rauschenberg is born in Port Arthur, Texas, USA.
1934 (-) Gangster Charles Arthur Floyd aka Pretty Boy, is shot dead by the FBI in a shoot-out at the age of 30 in East Liverpool, Ohio, USA.
1936 (+) Founding member of the Black Panther Party Bobby Robert George Seale is born in Dallas, Texas, USA.
1942 (-) Sex-murderer Ronald Fearn is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 23 in Canon City, Colorado, USA.
1943 (+) Actress Catherine Deneuve is born in Paris, France.
1948 (+) Manson Family member Lynette Alice Fromme aka Squeaky, is born in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1949 (x) 200 Die in train derailment in Nowy Dwor, Poland.
1960 (x) 24-year-old Serial Killer Heinrich Pommerencke aka The Beast of the Black Forest, is convicted to life-imprisonment in Freiburg, Germany.
1970 (x) 62-year-old Camp-commander Franz Stangl aka The Bully of Treblinka, is convicted for the murder of over 400.000 jews and sentenced to life imprisonment in Germany.
1971 (-) Polizeimeister Norbert Schmid is shot dead by Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion, in Hamburg, Germany.
He is the first deadly victim of the terrorist movement.
1977 (-) Glen Parks is shot dead by Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death, at the age of 47 in Bellmead, Texas, USA.
1978 (x) 21-year-old Sex Pistol Sid Vicious originally Simon John Ritchie, attempts to commit suicide by slashing his wrists in New York, New York, USA.
1979 (x) 45-year-old Serial Killer Angelo Buono aka The Hillside Strangler, is arrested in Los Angeles, Glendale, California, USA.
1981 (-) Suzanna Cambi is shot dead and mutilated as seventh victim by Pietro Pacciani aka Il Mostre, at the age of 24 in Florence, Calenzano, Italy.
Suzanna’s pubis had been removed.
1987 (-) Actor Lino Angiolino Joseph Pascal Ventura dies of a heart attack at the age of 68 in Paris, St. Cloud, France.
1995 (-) Writer Kingsley William Amis dies at the age of 73 in London, United Kingdom.
1996 (-) Performance artist and political activist Kathy Change commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 46 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1997 (-) Murderer Alan Bannister is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Missouri, USA.
1998 (-) Patricia Tamez is raped, beaten and a breast severed before being strangled by Wayne Ford aka The Breast Severer, at the age of 29 in Victorville, California, USA.
2001 (-) Murderer Gerald Lee Mitchell is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (+) Musician Britney Jean Spears is born in Kentwood, Louisiana, USA.
2007 (-) Murderer Kenneth Lee Boyd is executed by lethal injection in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
He was the 1000th person executed in the USA after the ban on capital punishment was lifted.