Wednesday, January 24, 2007
24 january 2004 - Singapore
A tropical rainstorm at Newton Circus Food Court in Singapore.
45 (-) Caligula is assassinated by persons unknown in Rome, Italy.
1846 (-) Murderess Elisabeth Van Valkenburgh is executed by hanging in Fulton, New York, USA.
1921 (-) Eventual Murderer Morris Stein aka Stinie Morrison, dies of hungerstriking in claiming his innocence in a murder trial in Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
1940 (+) Artist Vito Acconci is born in The Bronx, New York, USA.
1943 (+) Actress Sharon Tate is born in Dallas, Texas, USA.
1961 (+) Actress Natassja Kinski originally Nastassja Naksynski, is born in Berlin, Germany.
1965 (-) Politician Winston Churchill dies at the age of 90 in London, United Kingdom.
1966 (+) Seventeenth victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Joseph Bradehoft is born in the USA.
1966 (x) 117 Die in Air India Boeing 707 crash in Mont Blanc region, France.
1983 (-) Ervin Gibson is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 16 in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA.
1985 (x) 70-year-old Nazi-executioner Walter Reder aka The Slaughterer of Marzabotto, is released from prison in Italy.
1986 (-) Artist Joseph Beuys dies of heart-failure at the age of 65 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1989 (-) Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 43 in Starke, Raiford State Prison, Florida, USA.
1989 (x) Raphael’s ‘La Madonna di Foligno’ is attacked with a fire-bomb by an unidentified wheelchair-patient in Rome, Vatican Museum, Italy.
1992 (-) Murderer Rickey Rector is executed by lethal injection in Arkansas, USA.
It took medical staff more than 50 minutes to find a suitable vein in Rector's arm. Witnesses were not permitted to view this scene, but reported hearing Rector's loud moans throughout the process. During the ordeal, Rector (who suffered serious brain damage from a lobotomy) tried to help the medical personal find a vein.
1995 (-) Murderer Kermit Smith is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.