Sunday, December 23, 2007
23 december 2006 - Bern, Switzerland
An anti-riot van of the Swiss police stationed in Bern.
1805 (+) Founder of the Latter Day Saint movement aka Mormonism Joseph Smith is born in Sharon, Vermont, USA.
1890 (-) Murderess Mary Pearcey is executed by hanging in London, United Kingdom.
1926 (-) Murderer Petrus Hauptfleisch is executed by hanging at the age of 41 in Cape Town, South Africa.
He killed his mother.
1926 (-) Bonnie Pace is raped and strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 23 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
1928 (+) Mass Murderer Billy Cook is born in Joplin, Missouri, USA.
1932 (x) 31-year-old Wife of Nazi Leader Joseph Goebbels, Magda Goebbels originally Johanna Maria Magdalena Behrend, has a miscarriage in München, Germany.
1948 (-) Prime Minister Hideko Tojo is executed by hanging at the age of 64 in Tokyo, Sugamo Prison, Japan.
6 more officals are hanged for war-crimes.
1952 (-) Murderer Leslie Green is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in Birmingham, Winson Green Prison, United Kingdom.
1961 (x) 70 Die in train derailment in Italy.
1972 (-) Airplane designer Andrej Toepolev dies at the age of 84 in Moscow, Russia.
1978 (x) Start of the excavations in the house of 36-year-old Serial Killer John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, in Chicago, Des Plaines, Norwood Park, Summerdale 8213, Illinois, USA.
1979 (-) Art collector Peggy Guggenheim dies at the age of 81 in Padua, Italy.
She is buried in the garden of the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni next to her beloved dogs.
1984 (x) 15 die in a fascist bomb-attack on the Naples-Milan express in Italy.
1985 (-) Hard Rock lover Ray Belknap commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 18 in Sparks, Nevada, USA.
He engaged in a suicide pact with a friend after listening intensively to Judas Priest albums.
1987 (x) 39-year-old Manson Family member Lynette Fromme aka Squeaky, escapes from prison in Alderson, West-Virginia, USA.
1987 (x) 15-year-old Adagiso Scioni hi-jacks a KLM Boeing 737 between Amsterdam and Milan, but is arrested on arrival in Rome, Italy.
1989 (-) Darlene Trippi is beaten to death by Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers, at the age of 32 in Rochester, Salmon Creek, New York, USA.
1995 (x) The charred bodies of 16 members of the Organisation Internationale Chevaleresque, Tradition Solaire, are found. They have committed suicide by cyanide-poisoning or had been shot to death in Grenoble, France.
1997 (x) The "New Year", a two-story houseboat where Serial Killer Andrew Cunanan aka American Gigolo/American Psycho, shot himself through the head, days after killing Gianni Versace in july, sinks to the bottom of Indian Creek in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.