1321 (-) Poet Dante Alighieri originally Durente degli Alighieri, dies of malaria at the age of 56 in Ravenna, Italy.
1475 (+) Lord, cardinal and Duke of Valentinois Cesare Borgia is born in Rome, Italy.
1739 (+) Statesman Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin is born in Smolensk, Russia.
1874 (+) Composer Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg is born in Vienna, Austria.
1904 (+) Mother of Martin Luther Alberta Christine Williams King is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
1916 (+) Writer Roald Dahl is born in Llandaff, Wales, United Kingdom.
1931 (x) 22 die in a bomb-attack and subsequent derailment of the Orient Express by Mass Murderer Sylvester Matuschka aka The Orient-Express Wrecker, on a viaduct in Torbagy, Hungary.
1944 (+) Actress Jacqueline Winifred Fraser Bisset is born in Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom.
1946 (-) Murderer Kenneth W. M. Bailey is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 26 in Oregon, USA.
1956 (+) IRA-member Martin Edward Hurson originally Mairtin O hUrsain, is born in Cappagh, Tyrone, Ireland.
1966 (-) Ursula Rohling is killed by Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, at the age of 20 in Marl, Försterbusch Park, Germany.
1971 (x) After 4 days of riots 63-year-old Philantropist, politician and businessman Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller orders 1000 State Troopers and National Guardsmen to storm Attica Prison in New York, New York, USA.
Over 40 people including 11 hostage prison guards died.
1974 (x) The members of the German Stadtguerilla group Rote Armee Fraktion start their third hungerstrike in several prisons in Germany.
It was announced by Ulrike Meinhof while she stood trial for the freeing of Andreas Baader in Berlin.
1975 (-) Liane Woessner is killed by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 11 in Bruchsal, Germany.
1980 (x) 20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Simpletones in de Bajes" with The Simpletones in an old prison in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1984 (x) 47-year-old Serial Killer Andrej Romanowitsch Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, is arrested and charged with theft in Rostow, Russia.
At the trial, three weeks later, he is released due to lack of evidence.
1984 (x) Start of the trial against 31-year-old Serial Killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1986 (x) 250 Die in overloaded ferry shipwreck in Barisal, Bangladesh.
1995 (-) Murderer Jimmie Wayne Jeffers is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in Florence State Prison, Arizona, USA.
1996 (-) Rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur aka 2Pac, dies of respiratory failure at the age of 25 in Las Vegas, University Medical Center, Nevada, USA.
He had been shot four times in a drive-by shooting six days earlier.
2007 (x) Start of the trial against 33-year-old Serial Killer Alexander Pichushkin aka The Bitsevsky Maniac, in Moscow, Russia.
He is accused of 62 murders, his plan was to kill 64, one for each square on a chess board.