(-) Pope Marcus dies of natural causes in Rome, Roma, Italy.
166 YEARS AGO - on Thursday 7 October 1847
(x) 23-year-old Serial Killer Dr William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners, marries Annie Brookes in the United Kingdom.
164 YEARS AGO - on Sunday 7 October 1849
(-) Writer Edgar Allen Poe dies of alcohol poisoning at the age of 40 in Baltimore, Washington College Hospital, Maryland, United States.
139 YEARS AGO - on Wednesday 7 October 1874
(+) Serial Killer Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or, is born in France.
134 YEARS AGO - on Tuesday 7 October 1879
(+) Radical songwriter, labour leader and supposed murderer Joe Hill originally Joel Emmanuel Hägglund, is born in Gavle, Sweden.
128 YEARS AGO - on Wednesday 7 October 1885
(+) Physicist Niels Hendrik David Bohr is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
113 YEARS AGO - on Sunday 7 October 1900
(+) Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler is born in München, Bayern, Germany.
90 YEARS AGO - on Sunday 7 October 1923
(+) Guard and Senior Supervisor in Ravensbrück, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen Irma Grese aka The Beast of Belsen, is born in Wrechen, Germany.
89 YEARS AGO - on Tuesday 7 October 1924
(-) Murderer Frank Johnson is executed by Old Sparky in Starke, Raiford Prison, Florida, United States.
He is the first man to die in the Raiford Prison Electric Chair.
86 YEARS AGO - on Friday 7 October 1927
(+) Psychiatrist Ronald David Laing is born in Glasgow, Govanhill, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
79 YEARS AGO - on Sunday 7 October 1934
(+) Founding member of the Rote Armee Fraktion, Ulrike Marie Meinhof is born in Oldenburg, Sachsen, Germany.
75 YEARS AGO - on Friday 7 October 1938
(-) Murderer Adam Richetti is executed by the Gas Chamber in State Penitentiary, Missouri, United States.
He is the first man to die in the Missouri Gas Chamber.
70 YEARS AGO - on Thursday 7 October 1943
(+) Desert Storm War leader Oliver North is born in San Antonio, Texas, United States.
69 YEARS AGO - on Saturday 7 October 1944
(-) Muriel Amelia Eady is strangled and raped by John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, at the age of 32 in London, London City of, United Kingdom.
59 YEARS AGO - on Thursday 7 October 1954
(+) Serial Killer Gary Charles Evans is born in Troy, New York, United States.
58 YEARS AGO - on Friday 7 October 1955
(x) 29-year-old Beat Generation poet Allen Irwin Ginsberg reads his controversial poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco, California, United States.
54 YEARS AGO - on Wednesday 7 October 1959
(-) Tenor and actor Mario Lanza originally Alfredo Arnold Cocozza, dies of pulmonary embolism at the age of 38 in Rome, Roma, Italy.
45 YEARS AGO - on Monday 7 October 1968
(+) Son of Susan Sadie Atkins of the Manson Family, Zezo Ze-Ce Zadfrak is born in Death Valley, Spahn Ranch, California, United States.
36 YEARS AGO - on Friday 7 October 1977
(x) Four paintings are attacked with acid by 40-year-old Serial Vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann aka The Acid Assassin, in Kassel, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Germany.
They were Rembrandt's "Jacob blessing Joseph's second son", a self-portrait by Rembrandt, Nicolaus Maes’ "Apostle Thomas" and Willem Drost's "Noli me tangere".
33 YEARS AGO - on Tuesday 7 October 1980
(-) Artist Jan Cox commits suicide by recurring depressions at the age of 61 in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.
29 YEARS AGO - on Sunday 7 October 1984
(-) Kimberly Hopps is abducted, raped and strangled by Bobby Long aka Bound to Die, at the age of 22 in Tampa, Nebraska & Hanlon, Florida, United States.
15 YEARS AGO - on Wednesday 7 October 1998
(-) Double murderer Jonathan Nobles is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, United States.
12 YEARS AGO - on Sunday 7 October 2001
(-) Serial Killer Javed Mughal Iqbal aka Kukri, commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 40 in Lahore, Punjab, India.
He claimed he killed 100 boys during an 18 month period. One of his accomplices, , was also strangled. Most people in Pakistan believe that the men were murdered. Autopsy results show that the two men were bleeding from the nose and mouth when they died.