1694 (+) Writer Voltaire originally François-Marie Arouet, is born in Paris, France.
1695 (-) Composer Henry Purcell dies of tuberculosis at the age of 36 in London, United Kingdom.
1729 (-) Highwayman William Gordon is executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, London, United Kingdom.
Before the execution a Dr. Chovot secretly opened Gordon's windpipe, afterwards Gordon was cut down and rushed to a hospital where a vein was opened and the blood ran freely. Gordon groaned and died.
1811 (-) Poet, dramatist and writer Heinrich Bernd Wilhelm von Kleist commits suicide by a gunshot at the age of 34 in Potsdam, on the shore of the Wannsee, Germany.
He first shot Henriette Vogel, with whose intellectual accomplishments he was captivated.
1816 (-) Murderer Robert Smith is executed by hanging in Wapping Execution Dock, United Kingdom.
1816 (-) Murderer Charles Feeney is executed by hanging in Wapping Execution Dock, United Kingdom.
1821 (-) Highwayman Isaac Celebia is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1821 (-) Highwayman George Smith is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1821 (-) Thief William Gorton is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1821 (-) Thief William Harding is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
He had stolen a sheep.
1821 (-) Forger Thomas Tupley is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1821 (-) Forger Edward Sparrow is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1821 (-) Forger Josiah Cadman is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1827 (-) Murderer Levi Kelley is executed by hanging in Cooperstown, New York, USA.
During the public execution a temporary wooden stand, holding hundreds of spectators, collapsed and 2 people were killed.
1849 (+) ‘Brother’ of Lou Salomé and rival of Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Ludwig Carl Heinrich Ree is born in Bartelshagen, Germany.
1854 (+) 258th pope Benedictus XV originally Giacomo Battista Marquis Della Chiesa, is born in Genova, Italy.
1877 (-) Murderer Thomas Grey is executed by hanging in Nottingham, United Kingdom.
1881 (-) Murderer Alfred Gough is executed by hanging in Derby, United Kingdom.
1887 (-) Murderer Joseph Morley is executed by hanging at the age of 17 in Chelmsford, United Kingdom.
1888 (-) Murderers Jake and Joe Tobler is executed by hanging in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
1898 (+) Artist René François Ghislain Magritte is born in Lessines, Hainaut, Belgium.
1899 (-) Murderer George Nunn is executed by hanging in Ipswich, United Kingdom.
1929 (-) Aloïs Ortner is attacked by Kurt Tetzner aka The Murderer Who Died Twice, in Ingolstadt, Germany.
1939 (+) Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer is born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA.
1941 (-) Murderess Juanita Eithel Leta Spinelli aka The Duchess, is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 52 in San Quentin, California, USA.
She’s the first woman to die in the San Quentin Gas Chamber.
1943 (+) Serial Killer Gary M. Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
1957 (-) Murderer David Taylor is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, New York, New York, USA.
1960 (-) Murderer Oscar Wimis is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Georgia, USA.
1963 (-) Murderer Robert Franklin Stroud aka The Birdman of Alcatraz, dies at the age of 73 in Springfield, Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Missouri, USA.
1968 (x) 35-year-old Artist Yoko Ono has a miscarriage.
1968 (x) 21-year-old Actress Marianne Faithfull has a miscarriage.
1969 (-) James Sharp is presumably slashed to death by The Manson Family at the age of 15 in Thetan Manor Scientology commune, California, USA.
1974 (x) 20 die in two bomb-attacks by the Terrorist Movement Provisional Irish Republican Army on pubs in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
As a result, the IRA is declared an unlawful organisation.
1975 (x) 23-year-old Serial Killer Patrick David Mackay aka Franklin Bollvolt the First, is sentenced to life imprisonment in London, The Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1975 (x) 24-year-old Mass-murderer Ronald Joseph Butch DeFeo Jr. aka The Amityville Horror Murderer, is sentenced to 6 terms of 25 years to life in New York, New York, USA.
1979 (+) 9/11 Terrorist Saeed al-Ghamdi is born in al Bahah, Saudi Arabia.
1980 (x) 84 Die in MGM hotel fire in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
1985 (x) Twenty-fifth bomb attack by the Revolutionary Cellules Communistes Combattantes in Brussels, Motorola factory, Brabant, Belgium.
1987 (-) Diane Cho is strangled by Timothy Spencer aka The Southside Strangler, at the age of 15 in Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA.
1993 (x) 116 Die in Avio Impek Yak-42 crash in Ohrid, Greece.
1993 (-) Actor Bill Wilfred Bailey Bixby dies of prostate cancer at the age of 59 in Century City, California, USA.
1997 (-) Mass Murderer Joseph Gautsch commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 36 in Mauterndorf, Austria.
Before he killed 6 people in a shooting spree.
1997 (x) Artist Barnett Newman 's painting ‘Cathedra’ is attacked by 44-year-old G.J. Van B. in Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, the Netherlands.
1997 (-) Murderer Charles Livingston is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Raconteur Quentin Crisp originally Denis Charles Pratt, dies at the age of 90 in Manchester, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, United Kingdom.