1605 (-) 231st Pope Clementius VIII originally Ippolito Aldobrandini, dies at the age of 69 in Rome, Italy.
1831 (+) Inventor and ruthless industrialist George Mortimer Pullman known from the Pullman Sleeping Car, is born in Brocton, New York, USA.
1847 (+) Scientist, inventor and engineer Alexander Graham Bell is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
1903 (-) Triple murderer Edgar Edwards is executed by hanging in London, United Kingdom.
“I’m looking forward to this lot.”
1910 (+) United Mine Workers Union Leader Joseph Albert Yablonski aka Jock, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
1911 (+) Actress and Sex-Queen Jean Harlow originally Harlenean Carpenter aka The Blonde Bombshell, is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
1917 (x) 34-year-old Revolutionary Fanya Yefimovna Kaplan aka The Woman Who Tried to Kill Lenin, is released from prison after serving 11 years in prison in Siberia, Russia.
She was arrested in Kiev because of an accidental explosion of terrorist bombs in her possession.
1943 (x) 173 Die in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter in London, Bethnal Green tube station, United Kingdom.
1953 (-) Hectorina McLennan is strangled by John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, at the age of 26 in London, United Kingdom.
1959 (+) Victim of Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, Elena Rytka is born in the United Kingdom.
She was part of a twin with sister Rita.
1959 (-) Actor and comedian Lou Costello originally Louis Francis Cristillo known from Abbott and Costello, dies of a heart attack at the age of 53 in Beverley Hills, Doctor's Hospital, California, USA.
1970 (-) Cosette Ellison is presumably murdered by Zodiac in California, USA.
1972 (+) Eleventh victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Errol Lindsey is born in Wisconsin, USA.
1974 (x) 345 Die in Turkish Airlines Flight 981 DC10 crash in Paris, Ermenonville, France.
1976 (-) Artist Pierre Molinier commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 75 in Bordeaux, France.
On his door he wrote in chalk the following words: "Je prends ma vie. La clef est avec le concierge".
1983 (-) Artist Georges Prosper Remi aka Hergé, dies of leukemia or a form of porphyria at the age of 75 in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brabant, Belgium.
His death was ultimately hastened by the HIV he had acquired during his weekly blood transfusions.
1983 (-) Elisabeth Kenyon is abducted, tortured and murdered by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 23 in Miami, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA.
1983 (-) Writer Arthur Koestler commits suicide by a drug overdose at the age of 77 in London, United Kingdom.
Together with his wife Cynthia.
1987 (-) Actor and comedian Danny Kaye originally David Daniel Kaminsky, dies of internal bleeding due to yellow fever at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1991 (-) Engineer of the first British atomic bomb William George Penney dies at the age of 81 in London, United Kingdom.
1992 (x) 400 Die in coal-mine explosion in Kozlu, Turkey.
1992 (-) Murderer Edward Ellis is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1993 (-) Murderer and necrophile John George Brewer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
It was the first execution by lethal injection in Arizona.
1996 (-) Writer Marguerite Donnadieu Duras dies of throat cancer at the age of 81 in Paris, France.
1999 (-) Murderer Walter Burnhart LaGrand is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 37 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
2004 (-) Murderer Marcus Bridger Cotton is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.