Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (de Seingalt) died on this day in 1798. He gave his name to a type of adventurous and romantic lover. His last words:
"I have lived as a philosopher and die as a Christian."
Also on this day, in 1910, the author O'Henry (William Sidney Porter) died. His last words?
"Turn up the lights, I don’t want to go home in the dark."