Monday, February 12, 2007
12 february 2007 - Nowhere special
I was nowhere in particular today.
1809 (+) Scientist Charles Darwin is born in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.
1809 (+) 16th president of the USA Abraham Lincoln is born in Larue, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA.
1861 (+) Writer and psycho-analist Lou Andreas Salome is born in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1867 (+) Writer Hedwig Courts-Mahler is born in Germany.
1884 (+) Artist Max Beckmann is born in Leipzig, Germany.
1885 (-) Murderer Lewis Beach is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Pennsylvania, USA.
1907 (x) 131 Die in Larchmont Steamer shipwreck in Long Island, USA.
1913 (-) Murderer Frederick Pulin is executed by Old Sparky in Dannemora, New York, USA.
He was the last man executed by the electric chair in Clinton Prison.
1918 (-) Black murderer Jim McIlherron lynched by burning and charred to the bone by a mob of 1200 in Estil Springs, Tennessee, USA.
1923 (-) Fritz Franke is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 17 in Hannover, Germany.
1929 (-) Rudolf Scheer is stabbed to death by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster, at the age of 54 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
He also drank the blood of his victim.
1952 (+) Murderer Larry Craig Green aka The Black Zebra Killer, is born in California, USA.
1954 (-) Filmmaker Dziga Vertov dies at the age of 58 in Moscow, Russia.
1971 (x) Serial Killer John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, is arrested and charged with assault of a teenage boy in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1979 (-) Filmmaker Jean Renoir dies at the age of 84 in Beverley Hills, California, USA.
1980 (x) Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, is convicted to death for the murder of Kimberley Leach in Orlando, Florida, USA.
1986 (-) Writer Frank Herbert aka ‘Dune’, dies at the age of 65.
1986 (-) Cutter of the Jonker-diamond Lazare Kaplan dies at the age of 102.
1989 (-) Writer Thomas Bernhard dies of a heart-attack at the age of 59 in Gmunden, Austria.
1993 (-) James Bulger is abducted, tortured and stoned to death by 11-year-old Jon Venables and Robert Thompson at the age of 2 in Liverpool, Strand shopping centre, United Kingdom.
1994 (-) Artist Donald Judd dies at the age of 66 in New York, New York, USA.
1994 (x) Mass-murderer Freddy Horion aka Beatle, tries to escape through a hole in the wall of his cell in Leuven-Centraal, Brabant, Belgium.
He is caught in the prison courtyard.
1999 (-) Mass Murderer Edwin Bell commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 23 in Oklahoma City, Gardenwood Apartments, 1925 N. Gary Ave., Oklahoma, USA.
Minutes before he shot his 45-year-old mother Linda Farris, his 21-year-old wife Markita King, and his children, 4-year-old Ebony, 2-year-old Essyce, and 8-month-old Marjonna Bell
2003 (-) Murderer Richard Fox is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Southern Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, USA.