1789 (x) The storming of the Bastille to release 7 prisoners marks the beginning of the French Revolution in Paris, France.
Ten days earlier the Marquis de Sade had been transferred from the Bastille to an asylum in Charenton.
1817 (-) Writer Germaine Anne Louise de Staël originally Germaine Necker aka Madame, dies at the age of 51 in Paris, France.
1862 (+) Artist Gustav Klimt is born in Vienna, Baumgarten, Austria.
1868 (+) Writer, traveler and political analyst Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell aka The Uncrowned Queen of Iraq, is born in Washington Hall, Durham, United Kingdom.
1875 (+) Womanizer and reverend Harold Francis Davidson aka The Prostitutes’ Padre, is born in Southampton, United Kingdom.
1881 (-) Outlaw Billy the Kid originally Henry McCarty aka Henry Antrim aka William Harrison Bonney, is shot dead by Pat Garret at the age of 21 in Fort Summer, New Mexico, USA.
1881 (-) Daniel Stott is poisoned by Thomas Neill Cream aka The Strychnine Specialist, in Garden Prairie, Illinois, USA.
1890 (+) Artist Ossip Zadkine is born in Vitebsk, Belarus.
1903 (-) Womanizer and murderer Samuel Herbert Dougal is executed by hanging in Chelmsford Prison, United Kingdom.
1903 (-) Black rapist Ed Claus is lynched by hanging in Eastman, Georgia, USA.
1904 (+) Writer Isaac Bashevis Singer is born in Rapzymin, Poland.
1912 (+) Singer-songwriter Woody Woodrow Wilson Guthrie is born in Okemah, Oklahoma, USA.
1913 (+) 38th president of the USA Gerald Rudolph Ford is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
1914 (-) Black thief James Bailey is lynched by hanging for stealing 3 mules in Lake Cormorant, Missouri, USA.
1918 (+) Filmmaker Ingmar Ernst Bergmann is born in Uppsala, Sweden.
1919 (+) Actor Lino Angiolino Joseph Pascal Ventura is born in Parma, Italy.
1926 (+) Actor Harry Dean Stanton is born in West Irvine, Kentucky, USA.
1933 (x) Every millionaire in the city is placed under 24-hour surveillance because of a kidnap-epidemic throughout the nation in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1933 (-) Murderer Albert Fuller is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in California, USA.
1957 (x) 270 Die in USSR Eshghabad shipwreck in the Caspian Sea.
1960 (x) 83-year-old Presumed murderer of the Drummond family, Gaston Dominici is released from Prison de Baumettes in Marseille, France.
1964 (-) Mary Fleming aka Mary Turner, is found naked and dead, choked to death by Jack the Stripper at the age of 30 in London, United Kingdom.
1966 (x) 21-year-old Gloria Davy, 20-year-old Pamela Wilkening, 20-year-old Mary Ann Jordan, 21-year-old Suzanne Farris, 24-year-old Nina Schmale, 23-year-old Valentina Pasion, 22-year-old Marlita Gargullo and 20-year-old Patricia Matusek are raped and killed by 24-year-old mass murderer Richard Franklin Speck aka Born to Raise Hell, in Chicago, South Community Hospital, Illinois, USA.
Corazon Amurao hid under a bed and escaped tha massacre, she identified Speck due to the “Born to Raise Hell” tattoo on his forearm.
1966 (x) 225 Die in mental hospital fire in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
1970 (x) Cannibal Dean Stanley Baker is arrested carrying in his pocket the fingers of a man he killed, cut out the heart and ate it in Yellowstone Park, California, USA.
1974 (-) Janice Ott is strangled and bludgeoned to death by Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, at the age of 23 in Lake Sammanish, Washington, USA.
1975 (x) 41-year-old Mass-murderer James Urban Ruppert is sentenced to 11 life-sentences for the murders of 11 members of his family in Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
1981 (-) 8-month-old Jennifer Daniels is smothered by Christine Falling aka The Baby-Sitter in Perry, Florida, USA.
1988 (-) Jewgeni Muratow is stabbed to death and his tongue bitten off by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 16 in Rostow, Russia.
1989 (-) Mentally deranged murderer Horace Franklin Dunkins is executed by Old Sparky in Atmore, Alabama, USA.
The first blow just rendered him unconscious, the second one was administered only 9 minutes later due to a lack of power, he was pronounced dead 19 minutes after the first jolt.
1991 (-) Barbara Jacobs is found strangled by Joel Rifkin at the age of 32 in New York, Hudson River near West Tenth Street, New York, USA.
1999 (-) Mass Murderer Cyrano Marks commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 39 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He first killed his girlfriend and four of her five children, and her sister.