1440 (-) Serial Killer Gilles De Rais is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in Nantes, France.
His body and those of his accomplices Henriet and Poitou, also hanged, are thrown into the fire.
1685 (+) Composer Domenico Giuseppe Scarlatti is born in Naples, Italy.
1811 (+) Inventor Isaac Merritt Singer is born in Pittstown, New York, USA.
1859 (x) 459 Die in Royal Charter shipwreck in Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom.
1881 (x) The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place in Tombstone, Arizona, USA.
1902 (+) Naturopath Alfred Dr. Vogel is born in Aesch, Switzerland.
1911 (+) Musician Mahalia Jackson is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1916 (+) President of France François Mitterand is born in Jarnac, France.
1919 (+) Sjah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi is born in Teheran, Iran.
1925 (+) Writer Jan Wolkers is born in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands.
1941 (+) Founding member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Holger Meins is born in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
1942 (+) Actor Bob Hoskins is born in Suffolk, United Kingdom.
1964 (-) Serial Killer Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Perth, Fremantle Prison, Australia.
1964 (+) Mass Murderer Marc ‘Gamil Gharbi’ Lepine aka The Women-Hating Rambo, is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1965 (-) Sylvia Likens is tortured to death by neighbour boys, who were set up by Gertrude Baniszewski aka Gertrude Wright aka Nadine van Fossan, at the age of 16 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
1966 (x) Over 100 Die in shipwreck in the Kosi River, India.
1972 (-) Aircraft pioneer Igor Iwanowitsch Sikorsky dies at the age of 83 in Easton, Connecticut, USA.
1979 (-) President Park Tsjoeng Hie is shot dead by KCIA-chief Kimjae Kioe at the age of 62 in Korea.
1984 (-) Heavy Metal fan John D. McCollum commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 19.
He had been listening to Ozzy Osbourne singing "Suicide Solution" all day long.
1995 (x) 45-year-old Serial Killer William Bill Lester Lee Suff aka The Lake Elsinore Killer, is sentenced to death for 12 murders in Riverside, California, USA.
2002 (x) Over 170 Die in Dubrovka Theatre siege in Moscow, Russia.
After three days of occupation by 40 Chechnen terrorists the building was stormed by the Spetsnaz brigade.
2004 (-) Murderer Dominique Jerome Green is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.