1304 (-) 194th Pope Benedictus XI originally Nicholas Boccasini, dies at the age of 64 in Perugia, Italy.
He was probably poisoned.
1833 (+) Artist Félicien Rops aka The Satanic Eroticist, is born in Namur, Namur, Belgium.
1860 (+) Composer Gustav Mahler is born in Kalischt, Bohemia, Czechoslowakia.
1887 (+) Artist Marc Chagall originally Moishe Shagal, is born in Vitebsk, Russia.
1890 (-) Founder of the chocolate company Henri Heinrich Nestlé dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Germany.
1891 (+) Film-extra Virginia Rappe is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1898 (+) Wife murderer Leonard Coey is born in Arizona, USA.
1901 (+) Accomplice of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, Hans Grans is born in Hannover, Germany.
1902 (+) Filmmaker Vittorio De Sica is born in Sora, Latium, Italy.
1905 (x) 14-year-old Serial Killer Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder, burns down a warehouse ‘for thrills’ in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
1906 (+) Serial Poisoner Anna Maria Hahn is born in Bavaria, Germany.
1907 (+) Writer Robert Anson Heinlein aka The Dean of Science Fiction Writers, is born in Butler, Montana, USA.
1911 (-) Murderer Domingo Franco is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1916 (-) Murderer Miguel Peralta is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1922 (+) Fashion designer Pierre Cardin is born in Venezia, Italy.
1922 (-) Cop Killer Elvie D. Kerby is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in Oregon, USA.
1922 (-) Cop Killer John L. Rathie is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Oregon, USA.
1924 (+) Serial Killer Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher, is born in Kreis Annaberg, Kuhberg, Germany.
1927 (-) Murderer Louis Boersig is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Virginia, USA.
1930 (-) Writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dies of heart and kidney disfunction at the age of 71 in Hampshire, United Kingdom.
1935 (+) Kitty Catherine Susan Genovese is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1936 (+) Greek Folk-legend Nikos Xilouris is born in Anoghia, Greece.
1940 (+) Beatle Ringo Starr originally Starkey, is born in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
1946 (x) 40-year-old Pilot, filmmaker and eccentric Howard Hughes crashes with his own designed XF-11 spy-aircraft in Los Angeles, Country Club Golf House, California, USA.
1947 (x) An Unidentified Flying Object supposedly carrying an alien crashes in Roswell, New Mexico, USA.
The US Airforce maintain that is was a research balloon.
1949 (+) Actress Shelley Duvall is born in Houston, Texas, USA.
1958 (x) Alaska is called out as 49th of the United States in the USA.
1961 (x) Over 100 Die in Doekia coal-mine explosion in Dolni-Soetsja, Czechoslowakia.
1972 (x) 25-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion members Irmgard Möller and Klaus Jünschke are arrested in Offenbach, Germany.
1973 (x) Over 80 Die in bus collision in Alwar, India.
1973 (-) Megan Emerick is abducted and shot dead by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, at the age of 17 in Anchorage, Sewrad, Alaska, USA.
1973 (-) Homer Garcia is tortured and shot dead by Dean Corll aka The Candyman, at the age of 15 in Houston, Texas, USA.
1982 (-) Amina Agisheff is strangled by The Green River Killer at the age of 35 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1985 (-) Joyce Nelson is beaten to death by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 61 in Los Angeles, Monterey Park, California, USA.
1997 (-) Leonce Millet Jr. is beaten and shot as seventh victim by Daniel Blank at the age of 66 in Gonzales, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Tyrone Fuller is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2006 (-) Musician Syd Roger Keith Barrett dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 60 in Cambridge, United Kingdom.