Thursday, April 26, 2007
26 april 2005 - Vladivostok, Russia
A loaded truck in front of the Pushkin Theatre in Vladivostok, Russia.
1865 (-) Murderer John Wilkes Booth aka The Man Who Shot President Abraham Lincoln, is shot dead in the USA.
1889 (+) Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is born in Vienna, Austria.
1894 (+) Nazi leader Rudolf Hess is born in Alexandria, Egypt.
1900 (-) Seismologist Charles Richter dies in USA.
1910 (+) Actress Lingyu Ruan is born in Shanghai, China.
1924 (-) Robert Witzel is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 18 in Hannover, Germany.
1933 (x) The Gestapo is founded by Nazi-leader Hermann Goering in Berlin, Germany.
1937 (x) Over 200 Die in a Nazi-Germany bombing by the Luftwaffe's Condor-Legion in Guernica, Spain.
1938 (+) Musician Duane Eddy is born in the USA.
1942 (x) 1549 Die in coal-mine explosion in Manchuria, Honkeiko Gallery, China.
1952 (x) 176 Die in US Hobson destroyer and US Wasp aircraftcarrier collision in the Atlantic.
1959 (+) Mass-murderer Dirk De Winne is born in Belgium.
1968 (-) Graphic designer John Heartfield originally Helmut Jozef Hertzfeld, dies at the age of 76 in Berlin, Germany.
1974 (x) 19 Old Masters are stolen from the house of millionaire Sir Alfred Beit by the Terrorist Movement Irish Republican Army serving as ransom for money and the freedom of some of their imprisoned members in Dublin, Wicklow, Ireland.
1982 (x) 112 Die in Trident crash in Guilin, China.
1984 (-) Musician Count Basie dies at the age of 79 in Florida, USA.
1985 (x) 25-year-old Serial Killer Thomas Rath aka The Devil’s Moor Murderer, is sentenced to life imprisonment in an asylum for the criminally insane in Bremen, Germany.
1986 (x) An unknown number of people die and thousands are infected with radiation due to a fire in a nuclear reactor in Tsjernobyl, Russia.
1989 (-) Secretary to the Prime Minister, Ihei Aoki commits suicide because of a scandal in Tokyo, Japan.
1989 (-) Actress Lucille Ball dies at the age of 77 in USA.
1991 (-) Nazi-executioner Walter Reder aka The Slaughterer of Marzabotto, dies at the age of 75 in Vienna, Austria.
1994 (x) 264 Die in China Airlines Airbus A-300-600 crash in Nagoya Airport, China.
1994 (-) Murderer Larry Anderson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1997 (-) Murderer Kenneth Gentry is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1997 (-) Double Murderer Ernest Baldree is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Serial Killer Alton Coleman is executed by lethal injection at the age of 46 in Southern Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, USA.
He had standing death sentences in Indiana and Illinois resulting from a 54-day rampage of rape, abduction and murder which left eight dead.
2004 (-) Writer Hubert Selby Jr., dies of tuberculosis at the age of 75 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
He took the Last Exit to Brooklyn.
2004 (-) Murderer Song Baoliang is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Beijing, China.
He was executed for paying 10.000 yuan ($1.204) to hire a killer to murder his mistress' husband.
2004 (-) Murderer Li Yong is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Beijing, China.