258 (-) Saint and martyr San Lorenzo is grilled to death at the age of 33 in Rome, Italy.
During his torture Lorenzo cried out "This side’s done, turn me over and have a bite." This is the legend often quoted explaining why San Lorenzo is the Patron Saint of comedians, butchers and roasters.
1814 (+) Founder of the chocolate company Henri Heinrich Nestlé is born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.
1821 (x) Missouri becomes the 24th US state in Missouri, USA.
1866 (-) Murderer Ben Lewis is executed by hanging in Paola, Kansas, USA.
1874 (+) 31st president of the USA Herbert Clark Hoover is born in West Branch, Idaho, USA.
1878 (+) Writer Alfred Döblin known for “Berlin Alexanderplatz”, is born in Szczecin, Poland.
1896 (-) Aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal aka The Glider King, dies of a broken spine after falling 17m from a glider the day before at the age of 48 in Berlin, Germany.
His last words were "Kleine Opfer müssen gebracht werden!"
1903 (x) 77 Die in subway-train crash in Paris, France.
1909 (+) Guitar manufacterer Leo Clarence Leonidas Fender is born in Anaheim, California, USA.
1910 (-) Murderer John Alexander Dickman is executed by hanging in Newcastle, United Kingdom.
1918 (-) Joseph Romano is beaten to death by The Axe-Man of New Orleans in Louisiana, USA.
1919 (-) Steve Boca is attacked by The Axe-Man of New Orleans in Louisiana, USA.
1922 (-) IRA-member Reginald Dunne is executed by hanging in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1922 (-) IRA-member Joseph O’Sullivan is executed by hanging in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1923 (-) Murderer Manuel Martinez is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1924 (+) Philosopher Jean-François Lyotard is born in Versailles, France.
1932 (-) German Shepherd dog movie star Rin Tin Tin dies in the arms of Jean Harlow at the age of 13 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1935 (+) Founder of The Process Church of the Final Judgment Robert Moore DeGrimston aka The Teacher, is born in Shanghai, China.
1941 (+) Serial Killer Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de l’Ombre, is born in Liancourt, Oise, France.
1943 (+) Lead Singer of the Ronettes Ronnie Spector originally Veronica Yvette Bennett aka The Bad Girl of Rock and Roll, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1949 (-) Serial Killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer, is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1957 (+) Sixth victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Raymond Lamont Smith aka Ricky Beeks, is born in the USA.
1962 (-) Mad Marylin fan Eustolio Monroe commits suicide by an overdose of sleeping-pills at the age of 31 in Los Amarilos, Venezuela.
1963 (-) Shirley McLeod is shot dead by Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, at the age of 18 in Perth, Australia.
1969 (-) Leno LaBianca is slaughtered by The Manson Family at the age of 44 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1969 (-) Rosemary LaBianca is slaughtered by The Manson Family at the age of 38 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1974 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, marries Sonia Szurma in Bradford, Clayton Baptist Chapel, United Kingdom.
1974 (-) Eileen Marie Hunley is killed by Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, at the age of 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
1977 (x) 24-year-old Serial Killer David Richard Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, is arrested in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Kenneth D. Dunn is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (-) Triple murderer Gary Lynn Sterling is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (x) 199 Die in bomb explosion in Moscow, Russia.