[Dates] Execution date set for D.C. sniper mastermind – Nov. 10 2009

A Virginia judge has set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 dead.

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The significance of November 10th:

– the 314th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar

– Nov 10, 1865 – Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, was hanged, becoming the only American Civil War soldier executed for war crimes.

– Nov 10, 1520 – Danish King Christian II executes dozens of people in the Stockholm Bloodbath after a successful invasion of Sweden.

– Nov 10, 1970 – The Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 is launched.

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