1713 (+) Philosopher and encyclopedist Denis Diderot is born in Langres, France.
1791 (-) Statesman Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin dies of high fever at the age of 52 in Smolensk, Russia.
Supposedly he overate on a large goose.
1829 (+) 21st president of the USA Chester Alan Arthur is born in Fairfield, Vermont, USA.
1848 (+) Serial Killer Jean-Baptiste Troppmann is born in Alsace, France.
1864 (+) Film pioneer Louis Jean Lumière is born in Besançon, France.
1880 (-) Composer Jacques Offenbach dies at the age of 61 in Paris, France.
1919 (+) Actor Donald Pleasance is born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.
1930 (x) 48 Die in R 101 Airship crash in Beauvais, France.
It was Britain’s largest aircraft ever and this was it's maiden flight from England to India.
1934 (+) Serial Killer Angelo Buono aka The Hillside Strangler, is born in Rochester, New York, USA.
1934 (-) Filmmaker Jean Vigo dies of tuberculosis at the age of 29 in Paris, France.
1936 (+) Writer and president Vaclav Havel is born in Prague, Czechoslowakia.
1945 (-) Evelyn Peterson is assaulted and beaten up by William Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1949 (+) IRA-member Michael Gaughan originally Micheal O Gaibhtheachain, is born in Ballina, Ireland.
1951 (+) Musician Bob Geldof is born in Dublin, Ireland.
1962 (-) Pedophile Walter Quicker commits suicide by hanging at the age of 34 in Walsum, Germany.
He was thought to be a child-murderer, 15 years later Joachim Kroll was to be found the real killer roaming around in Walsum and the Ruhr area.
1969 (x) The Haymarket Police Statute is bombed by Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1983 (-) Inventor Earl Silas Tupper dies at the age of 76 in Central America.
1984 (-) Anna Barbier-Ponthus is tortured and strangled as first victim by Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune, at the age of 83 in Paris 9th, 10 rue Saulnier, France.
1985 (x) 16-year-old Miss Hungary Csilla Andrea Molnar is crowned in Budapest, Hungary.
Less than a year later she committed suicide.
1991 (x) 137 Die in military aircraft crash in Jakarta, Indonesia.
1994 (x) The 46-year-old Leader of the Organisation Internationale Chevaleresque, Tradition Solaire, Luc Jouret is found amongst 48 bodies of members of his church. They have committed suicide by cyanide-poisoning or had been shot to death in Switzerland.
On the same day 5 bodies are also found in Montreal, Canada.
1994 (-) Murderer Walter Williams is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1998 (-) Murderer Roderick Abeyta is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in State Prison, Nevada, USA.
2004 (-) Double murderer Edward Green III is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (x) 353 Die in fishing boat shipwreck in Indonesia.
The boat carried over 400 asylum seekers.
2007 (x) 144 schoolchildren Die in coal tip landslide in Aberfan, Wales, United Kingdom.