809 (-) Caliph of the Abbasid empire Harun Al-Rashid dies at the age of 46 in Tus, Mashhad, Iran.
1455 (-) 208th Pope Nicholas V originally Tommaso Parentucelli, dies at the age of 57 in Rome, Italy.
1832 (x) 26-year-old Founder of the Latter Day Saint movement aka Mormonism Joseph Jr. Smith is beaten up and tarred and feathered by a group of men in Hiram, Ohio, USA.
1873 (-) Serial Poisoner Mary-Ann Cotton originally Robson, is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Durham Prison, United Kingdom.
She poisoned over 25 people with arsenic, including her mother, 5 husbands and 10 of her 11 children.
1874 (+) Magician Harry Houdini originally Erich Weiss, is born in Budapest, Hungary.
1878 (x) Over 300 Die in HMS Eurydice fregate sinking in Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
1887 (+) Actor, filmmaker and womanizer Roscoe Conklin ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle aka The Heavy-Weight Rapist, is born in Smith Center, Kansas, USA.
1893 (+) Actress and second wife of Nazi Leader Hermann Göring Emmy Johanna Henny Göring originally Emma Sonneman aka Die Hohe Frau, is born in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
1897 (+) Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich is born in Dobrzynica, Ukraïne, Russia.
1905 (-) Science-Fiction writer Jules Gabriel Verne dies at the age of 77 in Paris, France.
1914 (-) Murderer William Dorr is executed by Old Sparky in Charlestown, Massachussets, USA.
1922 (-) Wife-murderer Edward Ernest Black is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in Bodmin Prison, United Kingdom.
1930 (+) Actor Steve McQueen is born in Beech Grove, Indiana, USA.
1935 (x) 64-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Howard Hamilton Fish aka The Cannibal, confesses to the 8-year-old murder of Bill Gaffney, of whose ears, nose and pieces of his face and belly he made into a stew in New York, New York, USA.
He also roasted the boy’s behind with strips of bacon.
1953 (-) Queen consort of the United Kingdom Victoria Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes Mary of Teck dies of lung cancer at the age of 85 in London, Marlborough House, United Kingdom.
1954 (+) Double murderer Kelsey Patterson is born in Texas, USA.
1959 (-) Erika is attacked by Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, at the age of 23 in Duisburg-Rheinhausen, Moersers Straße, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1968 (-) Sect-leader Lauwrens ‘Lou’ Voorthuyzen aka De Palingboer, dies at the age of 70 in Agimont, Belgium.
1969 (x) 28-year-old Beatle John Winston Lennon and Artist Yoko Ono organise their ‘bed-in’ in Amsterdam, Hilton Hotel, the Netherlands.
1976 (-) War leader Bernard Law Montgomery dies at the age of 88 in Alton, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
1980 (-) Revolutionary Bishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez is shot dead by the Right-Wing Orden whilst reading mass at the age of 62 in San Salvador, El Salvador.
At the funeral on 30 March 1980 between 30 and 50 people were killed by gunfire.
1983 (-) Liette Sauteret is attacked by Philippe Pacque aka The Werewolf of Amiens, in Amiens, France.
1984 (-) Susan Logan is abducted, tortured and murdered by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 20 in Oklahoma City, Penn Square Mall, Oklahoma, USA.
1988 (-) Richard Guerrero is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 22 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.
1997 (x) Three trash bags with a female torso and belongings are found, presumed victims of Serial Killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer, in Cuesmes, Chemin de L'Inquiétude, Hainaut, Belgium.
1998 (x) 13-year-old Michell Johnson and 11-year-old Andrew Golden shoot 4 pupils and a teacher to death and injure 10 more in the Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA.
1999 (-) Nazi Reichsfrauenführerin Gertrud Scholtz-Klink originally Gertrud Emma Treusch, dies at the age of 97 in Bebenshausen, Germany.