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16/05/1861 Serial killer H. H. Holmes is born

H. H. Holmes was a 19th century American serial killer commonly said to have killed as many as 200 people. While he confessed to 27 murders, only nine could be plausibly confirmed and several of the people whom he claimed to have murdered were found to be still alive. Besides being a serial killer, Holmes was also a con artist and a bigamist, and the subject of more than 50 lawsuits.