American pathologist Dr Jack Kevorkian was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for the assisted suicide murder of a terminally ill man
The Amritsar Massacre, Punjab, India British troops fired into a crowd of 10,000 protestors, killing 379 people and wounding 1,200
Birth of Stanislaw Ulam, Polish-born American mathematician, played a major role in the development of the hydrogen bomb
British parliament gives freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.
Birth of Richard Trevithick, steam engine improver who built the first high pressure system and also the first steam locomotive to run on rails.
Birth of Guy Fawkes whose attempt to blow up the British Houses of Parliament came close to success.
Constantinople falls to the Fourth Crusade, an unfortunate turn of events as they were meant to be liberating Holy sites, not attacking Christian cities.