1850 (-) Inventor of electromagnets William Sturgeon dies at the age of 67 in Prestwich, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
1865 (+) Nurse Edith Louisa Cavell is born in Swardeston, United Kingdom.
1866 (+) Artist Wassily Vasiliewitsch Kandinsky is born in Moscow, Russia.
1871 (-) Pieternella Swanenburg is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie, at the age of 1 in Leiden, the Netherlands.
1875 (+) Poet Rainer Maria Karl Wilhelm Johann Joseph Rilke is born in Prague, Czechoslowakia.
1881 (-) Mass Murderer Konrad Beck is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Berlin, Germany.
1892 (+) Caudillo of Spain Francisco Y Bahamonde Franco is born in El Ferrol, La Coruna, Spain.
1894 (-) Murderer James Canham Read is executed by hanging in Chelmsford, United Kingdom.
1910 (+) Actress Thelma White originally Thelma Wolpa aka Reefer Madness, is born in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
1924 (x) Start of the trial against 45-year-old Serial Killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, in Hannover Schwürgericht, Germany.
1940 (+) Spree Killer Gary Mark Gilmore aka The Executioner’s Song, is born in Waco, Texas, USA.
1944 (+) Beach Boy Dennis Wilson is born in Inglewood, California, USA.
1949 (+) Actor Jeff Bridges is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1953 (x) 28-year-old Murderer Vincent Ciucci chloroforms his wife Anne and their 3 children and shoots them through the head in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1955 (+) Musician Maurizio Bianchi aka M.B., is born in Pomponesco, Mantua, Italy.
1957 (x) 92 Die in train collision in London, United Kingdom.
1969 (-) Black Panther Mark Clark is shot dead in a police raid at the age of 22 in Chicago, 2337 W. Monroe Street, Illinois, USA.
1969 (-) Deputy Chairman of the Black Panther Party Fred Hampton is shot dead in a police raid at the age of 21 in Chicago, 2337 W. Monroe Street, Illinois, USA.
1971 (-) Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Georg von Rauch dies of a shot in the head at the age of 24 in Berlin, Schöneberg, Eisenacher Strasse, Germany.
He was shot dead by Kriminalhauptmeister Hans-Joachim Schulz after trying to move an observed Ford Transit van, he had his hands in the air and was unarmed.
1971 (x) During a concert by Composer Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, an unidentified man in the audience sets fire to the concert hall with a flare gun in Montreux, Casino, Switzerland.
The event is noted in Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water".
1971 (x) 100 Die in Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 Boeing 737-2H6 crash in Tanjung Kupang, Johor, Malaysia.
The plane was presumably hijacked by a member of the Japanese Red Army who shot both pilots.
1974 (x) 191 Die in KLM DC-8 crash in Columbia, Sri Lanka.
1974 (x) 69-year-old Writer, philosopher and critic Jean-Paul Sartre pays a visit to imprisoned terrorist Andreas Baader in Stuttgart, Stammheim Prison, Germany.
1976 (-) Composer Benjamin Britten dies at the age of 63 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom.
1980 (-) Prime minister Sa Carneiro dies in a plane crash in Portugal.
1981 (x) 28-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion member Stefan Werner Wisniewski is sentenced to two life sentences in Düsseldorf, Germany.
1985 (x) Twentysixth bomb attack by the Revolutionary Cellules Communistes Combattantes in Antwerp, Bank of America, Antwerp, Belgium.
1985 (x) 56-year-old Sadist Murderess Gertrude Baniszewski aka Gertrude Wright aka Nadine van Fossan, is released from prison in Indiana, USA.
1986 (-) Murderer Michael W. Evans is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1993 (-) Composer Frank Zappa dies of cancer at the age of 52 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1993 (x) Second bomb attack by 44-year-old Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs in Vienna, Austria.
The package was addressed to president Helmut Schiller.
1997 (x) Serial Killer Moses Sithole is convicted on 38 counts of murder, 40 of rape and six of robbery, in Pretoria High Court, South Africa.
He is sentenced to 2,410 years in prison.
2002 (-) Double murderer Leonard Uresti Rojas is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer Ivan Ray Jr. Murphy is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.