King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of septicemia at 46 after being shot by an assassin thirteen days earlier
Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 231 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes
Star Sign: Aries