On This Day Archive
Mary Ann Nichols becomes Jack the Ripper’s first victim.
Vladimir Lenin survives assassination attempt. He is shot twice by Fanya Kaplan a female member of the Social Revolutionary party. Kaplan was executed the following month.
Beatles play their last ever tour date at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
Russian author Leo Tolstoy born.
Lord Louis Mountbatten is killed by a 50-pound bomb IRA hidden on his fishing boat, Shadow V.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect: it guarantees women the right to vote.
Truman Capote, author of In Cold Blood, dies aged 59
John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman, is sentenced and receives 20 years to life.
Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs, escapes from Wandsworth prison.
Pathologists confirm remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
Samuel Morse patents his telegraph
Queen Elizabeth II is crowned.