Monday, May 21, 2007
21 may 2007 - Tampere, Finland
The display of an 'invisible agent' at the Spy Museum in Tampere.
1633 (+) Composer Joseph De La Barre is born in France.
1844 (+) Artist Henri Rousseau aka Le Douanier, is born in Laval, Mayenne, France.
1873 (-) Johanna Swanenburg is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg at the age of 12 in Leiden, the Netherlands.
1916 (+) Writer Harold Robbins originally Francis Kane and given the adoptive name Harold Rubin, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1918 (-) An unidentified girl is assaulted by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, in California, USA.
1921 (+) Physicist Andrei Sakharov is born in Moscow, Russia.
1921 (x) Serial Killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, is charged with assault on a child and sent to an asylum in San Francisco, California, USA.
1924 (-) Bobby Franks is kidnapped and killed by Nathan & Richard Leopold & Loeb aka The Perfect Murderers, at the age of 14 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1927 (x) Aircraft-pioneer Charles Lindbergh is the first man to fly from New York to Paris non-stop.
1943 (x) Serial Killer Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, is arrested by the French Gestapo, suspected of leading an escape-route for jews in Paris, France.
1951 (+) Serial Killer Douglas Gretzler is born in Arizona, USA.
Along with mental hospital escapee Willie Luther Steelman, he killed 19 people.
1960 (+) Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, is born in Milwaukee, Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, Wisconsin, USA.
1963 (x) Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, sets fire to the basement of a building he owns, collecting 15000$ on insurance in Philadelphia, 2039 East Fletcher Street, Pennsylvania, USA.
1965 (-) Mass-Murderer Roger Girard commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 34 in Chavagneux, France.
He first killed his 34-year-old wife Jeannette, his 58-year-old mother Angèle, his 23-year-old brother Robert and 10-year-old Eliane, 8-year-old Jacqueline, 7-year-old Bernard, 4-year-old Yves, 2-year-old Daniel, 16-months-old Sylvianne and 6-months-old Pierre.
1970 (-) Jutta Rahn is strangled by Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, at the age of 13 in Breitscheid, Germany.
Her 20-year-old boyfriend Peter Schay is charged with the crime and spent 15 months in prison before he was released due to lack of evidence.
1971 (-) US-War-hero Audi Murphy is killed in a plane crash in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1972 (x) 34-year-old Michelangelo’s ‘Piëta’-attacker Laszlo Toth strikes in the St-Peters-Dom in Rome, Italy.
1972 (-) Billy Baulch is tortured and strangled by Dean Corll aka The Candyman, at the age of 17 in Houston, the Heights, Texas, USA.
1976 (x) The artificial respiration for Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl, is stopped in St. Claire's Hospital, New Jersey, USA.
She would remain in a coma for almost 10 years until her death.
1981 (-) IRA-member Raymond McCreesh dies after 61 days of hungerstriking in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
1981 (-) IRA-member Patrick O’Hara dies after 61 days of hungerstriking at the age of 24 in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
1988 (x) Elite-sergeant Marciano Contaoe shoots 11 people in a drunken rage in Manila, the Fillipines.
1989 (x) Over 150 Die in Darma Mulia Ferry capsizing in Street of Lombok, Indonesia.
1997 (-) Murderer Bruce Callins is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (-) Founder of Herbalife International Inc. Mark Hughes dies of a combination of alcohol and anti-depressant Doxepin at the age of 44 in Malibu, California, USA.