1896 - Dr. H. H. Holmes, one of America’s first well-known serial killers, was hanged to death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 200 bodies were found in his property.
1902 (Volcano) Mount Pelee (Mount Pele), Martinique
1915 - A German U-boat sank the Lusitania
1994 - Norway’s most famous painting, ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch (1893), was recovered almost three months after it was stolen from a museum in Oslo.
1998 - Germany’s Daimler-Benz announced the purchase of the Chrysler Corporation, forming DaimlerChrysler AG. It was sold again in 2006, forming Chrysler LLC.