Tuesday, October 16, 2007
16 october 2005 - YangZhen, China
Drying of fresh corn along the country road in YangZhen. The picture I used for the cover of my DDV - Live in China CD.
1553 (-) Artist Lucas Cranach the Elder originally Lucas Sunder, dies at the age of 81 in Weimar, Germany.
1708 (+) Scientist and poet Albrecht von Haller is born in Bern, Switzerland.
1793 (-) Excessive Queen of France Marie Antoinette originally Maria Antonia Josefa Johanna von Habsburg-Lothringen, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 37 in Paris, France.
1799 (-) Composer Antoine Gresnick dies at the age of 44 in Paris, France.
1854 (+) Writer Oscar Wilde is born in Dublin, Ireland.
1872 (+) Acrobat and 5-day-King of Albania Otto Witte is born in Albania.
1886 (+) Architect of Israël David Ben Gurion is born in Plonsk, Poland.
1888 (x) Serial Killer Jack the Ripper mails a human kidney, ripped from the body of Catherine Eddowes, ‘From Hell’ to George Lusk, head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee in London, United Kingdom.
1908 (+) Leader of Albania Enver Hoxha is born in Gjirokaster, Albania.
1909 (+) Murderer Rainey Bethea is born in Roanoke, Virginia, USA.
1914 (+) King of the Gypsies Christian Johannes Modeste is born.
1927 (+) Writer Günter Grass is born in Gdansk, Poland.
1931 (-) Hedvig Samuelson aka Sammy, is stabbed and shot dead by Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess, at the age of 24 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
She cut the bodies in pieces and mailed them in trunks to Los Angeles, where they were discovered 3 days later, blood seeping from one of them.
1936 (+) Serial Killer Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, is born in Jablotschnoje, Achtyra, Sumy, Russia.
1937 (-) Roger Leblond is shot dead by Eugene Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil, at the age of 24 in Neuilly, France.
1939 (+) Musician and Femme Fatale Christa Paffgen aka Nico, is born in Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1946 (-) Serial Killer Neville Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo, is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.
1946 (x) 53-year-old Joachim Von Ribbentrop, 64-year-old Wilhelm Keitel, 45-year-old Ernst Kaltenbrunner, 53-year-old Alfred Rosenberg, 69-year-old Wilhelm Frick, 47-year-old Hans Frank, 61-year-old Julius Streicher, 52-year-old Fritz Sauckel, 54-year-old Alfred Jodl and 54-year-old Arthur Seiss-Inquart are executed by hanging for crimes against humanity by John Woods in Nurnberg, gymnastics-hall of the prison, Germany.
1955 (x) 14-year-old Robert Peterson, 13-year-old John and 11-year-old Anton Schuessler are found molested, strangled and beaten to death by an unidentified sex-killer in Chicago, Robinson Woods Forest Preserve, Illinois, USA.
1955 (+) IRA-member Kieran Doherty originally Ciaran O Dochartaigh, is born in Belfast, Ireland.
1959 (x) 20-year-old Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald aka The Man Who Shot J.F. Kennedy, arrives in Moscow, Russia.
1974 (-) Karen Wein is raped and strangled by Paul Knowles aka Killing Time, in Marlboro, Connecticut, USA.
1975 (-) Susan Dye is presumably strangled a forty-seventh victim by Zodiac in Santa Rosa, California, USA.
1981 (-) Politician and Military Leader Moshe Dayan dies of a heart attack at the age of 66 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
1985 (-) Murderer William Vandiver is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 37 in Indiana, USA.
He was still breathing after the first administration of 2,300 volts, and the current had to be applied three more times before he died.
1991 (-) Mass Murderer George Hennard commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 35 in Killeen, Texas, USA.
He first drove his van into "Luby’s Restaurant" and started shooting around, killing 23 and wounding another 15.
1995 (x) Eleventh bomb attack by 45-year-old Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs in Stronsdorf, Austria.
Three mail-bombs explode, several people are injured.
1995 (x) 43-year-old RAF member Knut Folkerts is released from prison in Stuttgart, Germany.
1995 (x) Twelfth bomb attack by 45-year-old Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs in Graz, Austria.
Four mail-bombs explode while still at post-offices, several people are injured.
1996 (x) 80 Die in soccer-tribune collaps in the game Guatemala-Costa Rica in Guatemala City, Mateo Flores Stadium, Guatemala.
1996 (x) 94 Die in Estado Mateas Flores stampede in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
47.000 soccer fans tried to squeeze in the 36.000 seat stadium.
1997 (x) 39-year-old Serial Killer Bai Baoshan is arrested and charged with 14 murders in Beijing, China.