45bc (-) Emperor of Rome Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March in Rome, Italy.
1767 (+) 7th president of the USA Andrew Jackson aka Old Hickory, is born in New Lancaster, Waxhaws District, South Carolina, USA.
1820 (x) Maine becomes the 23rd State in Maine, USA.
1907 (+) Actress Zarah Leander originally Zarah Stina Hedberg, is born in Karlstad, Sweden.
1923 (x) 52-year-old Bolsjevist leader Vladimir Ilyitsch Lenin is struck by a third stroke in Moscow, Russia.
1932 (-) Murderer William Laroque is executed by hanging in L’Original, Canada.
1935 (+) Televangelism pioneer Jimmy Lee Swaggart is born in Ferriday, Louisiana, USA.
1937 (-) Writer Howard Philips Lovecraft dies of cancer of the large intestin at the age of 46 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
1943 (+) Filmmaker David Paul Cronenberg aka Dave Deprave aka The Baron of Blood, is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1957 (-) Kidnapper and murderer Burton W. Abbott is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 25 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
1975 (-) Billionaire Aristoteles Sokratis Onassis dies of pneumonia at the age of 69 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
1977 (-) Jon Prestidge is strangled by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 20 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.
1981 (x) 31-year-old IRA-member Francis Hughes originally Proinsias O hAodha, starts hungerstriking in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
1984 (-) Colleen Orsborn is abducted and killed by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 15 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.
1986 (x) Over 100 Die in New World Hotel collapse in Singapore.
1987 (-) Dorothy Blackburn aka Dotsie, is strangled by Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers, at the age of 27 in Rochester, Salmon Creek, New York, USA.
1988 (-) Murderer Willie Jasper Darden is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 54 in Starke, Florida, USA.
1993 (x) 53-year-old Police-chief Mustafa Tabit is sentenced to death in Casablanca, Morocco.
He raped and tortured hundreds of women during his service.
1998 (-) Paediatrician Benjamin McLane Spock dies of cancer at the age of 94 in La Jolla, California, USA.
2000 (-) Double murderer Patrick Gene Poland is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Florence State Prison, Arizona, USA.
2006 (-) Double murderer Tommie Collins Hughes is executed by lethal injection at the age of 31 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.