Tuesday, April 24, 2007
24 april 2001 - Antwerpen, Belgium
Excavations under Central Station in Antwerp.
1787 (+) Criminologist Matthieu Orfila is born in Mahon, Spain.
1874 (+) Scientist Guglielmo Marconi is born in Bologna, Italy.
1875 (x) Outlaw Jesse James marries his niece, Zerelda ‘Zee’ James in the USA.
1904 (+) Artist Willem De Kooning is born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
1905 (+) Filmmaker Jean Vigo is born in Paris, France.
1907 (-) Notorious Cannibal Alfred Packer dies in Denver, Colorado, USA.
He killed a party of gold-seekers, for which he featured as a guide, and ate them.
1922 (-) Murderer Colin Ross is executed by hanging in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
1929 (-) Multiple Murderer Vernon Booher is executed by hanging in Alberta, Fort Saskatchewan jail, Canada.
1934 (+) Actress Shirley MacLaine originally Shirley Beaty, is born in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
1942 (+) Actress Barbara Streisand is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1950 (x) George Metesky aka The Mad Bomber, plants his first bomb in a phone booth in New York, Fifth Avenue, outside the public library, New York, USA.
1964 (-) Helene Barthelemey aka Helene Paul Thompson, is found naked and dead, choked to death by Jack the Stripper at the age of 22 in London, United Kingdom.
1967 (-) USSR-astronaut Vladimir Komarov dies in a crash with Soyoez I.
He was the first man to die in space.
1971 (+) Musician Mauro Pawlowski is born in Koersel, Limburg, Belgium.
1973 (x) Serial Killer Ed Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer, gives himself up, confessing to a career of murder and mutilation in Pueblo, Colorado, USA.
1974 (-) Actor Bud Abbott dies at the age of 78 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1975 (x) 113 Die in Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crash in New York, New York, USA.
1975 (x) Terrorist Movement Rote Armee Fraktion Kommando Holger Meins attacks the German embassy and sets it on fire in Stockholm, Sweden.
Four people die, including two of the terrorists.
1977 (-) Tina Atkinson aka Mitra McGhee, is hammered and stabbed to death by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 32 in Bradford, Manningham, 9 Oak Avenue, United Kingdom.
1978 (x) Serial Killer Zodiac writes an ‘I am back’-letter to The San Francisco Chronicle in San Francisco, California, USA.
1983 (-) Paula Golding is abducted and shot dead by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
1984 (-) Westland New Post leader Paul Latinus commits suicide by hanging in Court-Saint-Etienne, Brabant, Belgium.
1984 (x) Serial Killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, is taken on a flight to locate some of his victims’ graves. 3 days later he found 7, all near the Knik River in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
1995 (x) Gilbert Murray is killed by a bomb mailed by Theodore Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, in Sacramento, Forest Association Office, California, USA.
Kaczinski also mails more letters to the New York Times, Washington Post and Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione, containing his “Industrial Society and its Future” manifesto.
1997 (-) Murderer John Brown is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1998 (x) Radical Hutu-Power-leader Froduald Karamira and 21 other Hutu-leaders are publicly executed by the firing squad on market-squares and in football-stadions in five main cities where they have been responsible for the 1994 genocides in Nyamata and in Kigali, Rwanda.
1998 (-) Murderer Joseph Cannon is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1998 (-) Murderess Lesley Gosch is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer Gary Brown is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Alabama, USA.