Monday, January 29, 2007

29 january 2004 - Singapore

A late night dinner of green curry chicken at Serangoon Road in Singapore.

1843 (+) 25th president of the USA William McKinley is born in Niles, Ohio, USA.
1860 (+) Writer Anton Chekov is born in Taganrog, Russia.
1880 (+) Filmmaker W.C. Fields originally William Claude Dukenfield, is born in the USA.
1905 (+) Artist Barnett Newman is born in New York, New York, USA.
1905 (+) Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess, is born in Oxford, Indiana, USA.
1906 (x) Serial Killer Jeanne Weber is brought to trial for the strangling of 2 children, but found not guilty in Paris, France.
1924 (+) Composer Luigi Nono is born in Italy.
1930 (x) Serial Killer Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, is sentenced to 3 months imprisonment and fined 200,- Fr for attempted fraud in Sens, Tribunal de Première Instance, France.
1940 (x) Over 200 Die in train collision in Osaka, Japan.
1941 (-) Dictator Metaxas commits suicide in Greece.
1945 (+) Actor Tom Selleck is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1954 (+) TV-host Oprah Winfrey is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA.
1958 (-) Edith Middleton dies of spontaneous human combustion in London, Pimlico, United Kingdom.
1958 (-) Merle Collison is shot dead by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 37 in Douglas, Wyoming, USA.
Minutes later Starkweather and his girlfriend Caril Fugate are arrested.
1959 (-) Patricia Vinico Berkman is stabbed to death by Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, at the age of 33 in Perth, Australia.
1971 (x) A 20-year-old unidentified woman is assaulted and robbed by Serial Killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, in Mechelen, Raghenotunnel, Antwerp, Belgium.
1974 (x) Serial Killer Zodiac sends an ‘Exorcist’-review to the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper in San Francisco, California, USA.
1979 (x) Murdereress Brenda Spencer opens fire on a school because she didn't like mondays in San Diego, California, USA.
She killed the principal and the janitor and wounded 9 children.
1985 (-) Millionaire Dieter Engelbrecht commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 46 in Germany.
He imprisoned and sexually tortured his maid for a period of 466 days.
1988 (x) Serial Killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, is sentenced to 40 years in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
2002 (-) Murderer Stephen Anderson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 48 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
2005 (-) Founder of The Beatles Eric Griffiths dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 64 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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