On This Day Archive

23rd Feb 1455

Gutenberg Prints the First Bible. Only 48 copies in a variety of states are known to be still in existence.

22nd Feb 2006

Largest robbery in British history as gang steal £53 million from the Securitas bank depot in Kent.

3rd October 1995

OJ Simpson verdict: he was found not guilty of the murders of ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.

20 October 1988

Alice Prestwich, 69, becomes 55th victim of UK serial killer Shipman

October 14th 1586

Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I.

October 6th 1866

In Jackson County, Indiana the Reno gang carry out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S.

25th August 1819

Allan Pinkerton born – founder of the North West Police Agency, later the Pinkerton Detective Agency.

22nd August 1911

Mona Lisa discovered missing from the Louvre. It was recovered 2 years later.

14th June 1992

John Gotti, dubbed the “Teflon Don” is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering.

11th May 1812

Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is shot dead by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons.

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