British poet George Gordon Byron dies at age 36 of malarial fever Missolonghi, Greece.
His heart and lungs are buried in Greece, his body in England.
Leader of the Untouchables, Eliot Ness, born in Chicago.
Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
Actress Jayne Mansfield born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
More than 80 Branch Davidians burn to death in Waco, Texas as the FBI stages a disastrous final assault on their compound.
Timothy McVeigh detonates a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma killing 168.
Pope Benedict XVI is elected 265th Roman Catholic pope.
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