On This Day Archive
Gutenberg Prints the First Bible. Only 48 copies in a variety of states are known to be still in existence.
Largest robbery in British history as gang steal £53 million from the Securitas bank depot in Kent.
OJ Simpson verdict: he was found not guilty of the murders of ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Alice Prestwich, 69, becomes 55th victim of UK serial killer Shipman
Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I.
In Jackson County, Indiana the Reno gang carry out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S.
James Dean killed in car smash
Allan Pinkerton born – founder of the North West Police Agency, later the Pinkerton Detective Agency.
Mona Lisa discovered missing from the Louvre. It was recovered 2 years later.
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.
Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is shot dead by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons.
Old Bailey opened in London.