Serial rapist/murderer hanged 

October 5, 1949  Miyagi Prefecture, Japan  Japanese rapist and serial killer Yoshio Kodaira is hanged for the murders of 7  Kodaira became an unwed father at the age of 18 and enlisted in the Imperial Japanese Navy to escape his parental duties. While at war, he was stationed in China and willingly participated in the…

Zodiac Killer taunts editor

October 5, 1970 San Francisco, California The Zodiac Killer sends a letter to taunt the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle The hole-punches to the right are suspected to represent the 13 victims. It was initially thought to be a hoax, but the "Fk" was found in previous cyphers and "crackproof" appeared in later notes…