Any suspect arrested in the USA must be informed of four key rights. ‘You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed for you.’
On the 2nd January 1981, serial killer Peter Sutcliffe – otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper – was arrested by police.
William Kemmler became the first person to be executed using an electric chair.
Giacomo Matteotti, an Italian socialist politician, was kidnapped and then murdered by members of the Fascist party.
On the 10th May 1941 Deputy Fuhrer of the German Party, Rudolf Hess, flew from Germany to Scotland on a mission to strike a peace deal with the British government.
Colonel Thomas Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
On the 4th May 1932, Al Capone began life as a convict in Atlanta Federal Penitentiary.
On the 14th March 1950, the FBI launched its list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
On the 30th August 1918, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – better known as Lenin – was the victim of a failed assassination plot.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre on the 21st August 1911.