Saturday, November 17, 2007
17 november 2001 - Nantes, France
A note on the wall of the puppet museum in Nantes.
1558 (-) Queen Mary Tudor aka Bloody Mary, dies of a malignant growth of the womb at the age of 42 in St. James’s Palace, United Kingdom.
1790 (+) Scientist August Möbius is born in Schulpforta, Saxony, Germany.
1796 (-) Catharina the Great dies of a stroke at the age of 67 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1887 (+) War leader Bernard Montgomery is born in London, Kennington, United Kingdom.
1903 (-) Murderer Edward Palmer is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Devizes, United Kingdom.
1905 (+) Queen of Belgium Astrid originally Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra of Sweden, is born in Sweden.
1906 (+) Automobile pioneer Soichiro Honda is born in Hamamatsu, Japan.
1917 (-) Artist Auguste Rodin dies of pneumonia and fever at the age of 77 in Meudon, France.
1925 (+) Actor Rock Hudson originally Roy Scherer, is born in Winnetka, Illinois, USA.
1936 (-) Actor John Bowers originally John E Bowersox, commits suicide by drowning at the age of 50 in Malibu, California, USA.
1942 (+) Filmmaker Martin Scorsese is born in New York, New York, USA.
1944 (+) Actor Danny DeVito is born in Neptune, New Jersey, USA.
1950 (x) Mass Murderer Ernesto Ingenito guns down nine members of his family in Mintola, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA.
1950 (x) 15-year-old 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso is enthroned as Head of State in Tibet.
1954 (x) Start of the trial against 77-year-old presumed murderer of the Drummond family, Gaston Domenici for the Drummond murders in Marseille, France.
1958 (-) Olga Kupczyk-Duncan is murdered by 21-year-old Luis Moya and 26-year-old Augustine ‘Gus’ Baldonado, who were hired by Elisabeth Duncan at the age of 29 in the USA.
1958 (-) Murderer Arthur Thomas is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 33 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1968 (-) Murderer Dale Cavaness aka Doc, commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 43 in River Penitentiary, Missouri, USA.
He killed his two sons.
1973 (x) 12-year-old Teddy Kennedy has his right leg amputated due to bone-cancer in Boston, Massachussets, USA.
1974 (x) Serial Killer Paul Knowles aka Killing Time, is arrested after dashing through a police-roadblock in Georgia, USA.
1980 (-) Jacqueline Hill is hammered and stabbed with a screwdriver in the lungs and eye as fourteenth victim by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 20 in Leeds, Alma Road, United Kingdom.
1981 (-) Sherry Morrow is abducted and shot dead by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, at the age of 23 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
1998 (-) Serial Killer Kenneth McDuff aka The Broomstick Murderer, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer John Lamb is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2004 (-) Murderer Anthony Fuentes is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.