1649 – Death of Richard Brandon, official executioner for the City of London and generally supposed to be the man who decapitated Charles I.
1756 – The infamous Black Hole Of Calcutta incident took place, in which an unconfirmed number of British prisoners died [some sources say 123].
1763 – Wolfe Tone [ Theobald Wolfe Tone] born. A leading Irish revolutionary figure and one of the founding members of the United Irishmen and is regarded as the father of Irish Republicanism. He also lent his name to a band…
1923 – Death of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.