1811 (-) Multiple Murderer John Williams commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 27.
1841 (+) Murderess Anna Månsdotter aka The Yngsjö Murderess, is born in Yngsjö, Sweden.
1846 (x) Iowa becomes the 29th United State of America in Iowa, USA.
1856 (+) 28th president of the USA Thomas Woodrow Wilson is born in Staunton, Virginia, USA.
1888 (+) Filmmaker Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe Murnau is born in Bielefeld, Germany.
1890 (x) 175 Sioux are massacred in Wounded Knee, USA.
1924 (+) Victim of James Hanratty aka The A6 Lay-by Murderer, Michael Gregsten is born in Slough, United Kingdom.
1925 (+) Actress and musician Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef is born in Ulm, Germany.
1926 (-) Germania Harpin is raped and strangled as eleventh victim by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 29 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
He also killed her 8-month-old child.
1931 (+) Situationist writer and filmmaker Guy Debord is born in Paris, France.
1934 (x) X-rays of the pelvic region of 64-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Howard Hamilton Fish aka The Cannibal, reveal 27 needles scattered thoughout the area of his groin and lower abdomen in New York, Grasslands Hospital, New York, USA.
1936 (+) Gangster Jacques Mesrine aka Public Ennemy n°1, is born in Paris, France.
1937 (-) Composer Maurice Joseph Ravel dies after brain surgery at the age of 62 in Paris, France.
1945 (-) Writer Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser dies at the age of 74 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1963 (-) Composer Paul Hindemuth dies at the age of 68 in Frankfurt, Germany.
1972 (x) The presumed skeleton of Nazi-leader Martin Bormann is found in Berlin, Germany.
1979 (x) USSR military forces attack Afghanistan.
1979 (x) 20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Death-Interruption - 1" with Frank De Busscher in Antwerpen, Ruimte Z, Antwerp, Belgium.
1983 (-) Beach Boy Dennis Wilson drowns after diving off a friend’s boat at the age of 39 in Los Angeles, Marina Del Rei, California, USA.
1984 (-) Filmmaker Sam Peckinpah aka The Picasso of Violence, dies of a heart attack at the age of 59 in Inglewood, California, USA.
1984 (-) Murderer Robert Lee Willie aka Dead Man Walking, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 27 in Angola, Louisiana, USA.
1987 (x) 47-year-old Mass Murderer Gene Ronald Simmons drives into town and shoots several people in different offices before surrendering without resistance to the police in Russelville, Arkansas, USA.
2001 (-) Serial Killer Larry Lawrence Singleton dies of cancer at the age of 74 in Florida, USA.
2004 (-) Writer and activist Susan Sontag originally Susan Rosenblatt, dies of cancer at the age of 71 in Manhattan, New York, USA.