Sunday, February 4, 2007
4 february 2004 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A rolling devotee during the Thaipoosam festival at the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. An endless stream of Kavadi bearers and devotees reach the temple grounds after a 12km journey from the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in the city. Generally people take a vow to offer a Kavadi to the Lord for the purpose of tiding over or averting a great calamity.
1880 (x) 69-year-old James, Johannah, Thomas, Bridget and John Donelly are killed with clubs, spades and gunfire by the ‘Whiteboys’ Northern Division of the Ku Klux Klan in Lucan, Ontario, Canada.
1881 (+) Artist Fernand Leger is born in Argentan, France.
1889 (-) The first woman ever to appear for a major crime before ‘Hanging Judge Parker’, Myra Belle Star Shirley is shot dead by an unknown gunman at the age of 44 in the USA.
1894 (-) Designer and musician Adolphe Sax dies at the age of 80 in Paris, France.
1900 (+) Writer Jacques Prévert is born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France.
1902 (+) Aircraft-pioneer Charles Lindbergh is born in the USA.
1907 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Wilhelm Erdner is born in Gehrden, Germany.
1921 (-) Rapist and murderer Jack Field is executed by hanging at the age of 19 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1921 (-) Rapist and murderer William Gray is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1928 (-) Child-abductor and murderer William Hickman aka The Fox, is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in San Quentin, California, USA.
1948 (+) Musician Alice Cooper originally Vincent Furnier, is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1966 (x) 133 Die in Boeing 727 crash in Tokyo Bay, Japan.
1970 (x) 236 Die in train collision in Buenos Aires, Brazil.
1972 (x) An unidentified sailor is the first deadly victim in a Baader-Meinhof-Group bomb-attack by the Movement 2nd June against a British Yachting Club in Berlin-Gatow, Germany.
1972 (-) Yvonne Weber is abducted and presumably killed by Zodiac at the age of 12 in Santa Rosa, Redwood Ice-Skating Rink, California, USA.
Her skeletonised body was found 10 months later.
1974 (x) Patty Hearst aka The Born-again Terrorist, is kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in Berkeley, California, USA.
1976 (-) Composer Benjamin Britten dies at the age of 62 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom.
1983 (-) Musician Karen Carpenter dies of anorexia nervosa and an Icepac overdose at the age of 32 in the USA.
1984 (-) Anneliese Schreiner is attacked and raped by Thomas Rath aka The Devil’s Moor Murderer, at the age of 20 in Bremen, Germany.
1986 (-) John Jordan is presumably strangled by Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, at the age of 57 in Brixton, London, Josephine Avenue, United Kingdom.
1987 (-) Musician Liberace dies at the age of 67 in the USA.
1995 (x) Four gypsies are killed in the seventh bomb attack by Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs in Oberwarth, Austria.
The gypsies tried to remove a racist poster near their camp.
1997 (x) Serial Killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderess, is given notice that she will never leave prison during her life in the United Kingdom.
1999 (-) Satan Worshiper and Triple Murderer Sean Sellers is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in McAlester, Oklahoma, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Darrick Gerlaugh is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1999 (x) Cannibal Dorangel Vargas aka The Hannibal Lecter of the Andes, is arrested on charges of cannibalism in Caracas, Venezuela.