Milestones Oct. 21, 2002

EXECUTED. AILEEN WUORNOS, 46, hitchhiking prostitute who murdered seven men along Florida's highways in 1989 and 1990; by lethal injection; in Starke, Fla. The 10th woman executed in the U.S. since the resumption of capital punishment in 1976, Wuornos halted all appeals after a decade in prison, saying, "If I have to spend life in prison, I will kill. I will kill again."

DIED. CLAUS VON AMSBERG, 76, popular German-born Dutch prince and husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands; of pneumonia; in Amsterdam. Once vilified for his brief involvement with Hitler Youth as a teenager, he changed public opinion by...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!