Saturday, April 28, 2007
28 april 2005 - Vladivostok, Russia
A guy cutting a large electric cable using a hacksaw, after a heavy storm destroyed a line of trees in the street.
1758 (+) 4th president of the USA James Monroe is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA.
1770 (x) Explorer Captain James Cook lands on Botany Bay in Australia.
1882 (-) Murderer George Lamson is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1906 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Adolf Hannapel is born in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1912 (-) Gangster Jules Bonnot is riddled with bullets in a police-siege at the age of 35 in Choisy-le-Roi, Dubois Garage, France.
1914 (x) 183 Die in coal-mine explosion in Eccles, USA.
1919 (x) Serial Killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, is sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for insulting Friedel Rothe, who he presumably killed in the meantime in Hannover, Germany.
1924 (x) 119 Die in coal-mine explosion in Benwood, USA.
1928 (+) Artist Yves Klein is born in Nice, France.
1929 (-) British eccentric painter Edith Branson is murdered by persons unknown in Les Baux, France.
1939 (-) Murderer James Bailey aka Archie Lee Short, is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 27 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1940 (x) Commander of the Auschwitz concentration-camp Rudolf Hoss is installed.
1945 (-) Fascist leader Benito Mussolini aka Il Duce, is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 62 in Dongo, Italy.
His mistress, Claretta Pettaci is also executed.
1950 (+) TV-host Jay Leno is born in New Rochelle, New York, USA.
1957 (+) Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is born in Santa Ana, California, USA.
1974 (-) Stripper Johanna Nilsen is killed by a lion in a striptease-act in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
1976 (-) Serial Killer Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder, dies of heart-failure in Eickelsborn, Germany.
He was under surgery for a full castration, which was to free him from his compulsive sexual urges.
1977 (x) The leaders of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe are sentenced to life-imprisonment for their terrorist activities in Germany.
1992 (-) Artist Francis Bacon dies of a heart-attack at the age of 82 in Madrid, Spain.
1992 (-) Composer Olivier Messiaen dies of heart-failure at the age of 83 in Paris, France.
He was recovering from an operation.
1996 (x) 29-year-old Mass-murderer Martin Bryant kills 35 people in a shooting-spree in a tourist-resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania.
1999 (-) Murderer Aaron Foust is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.