Thursday, December 6, 2007
6 december 1999 - Singapore
A bouncer in the Orchard Towers in Singapore.
1630 (x) Artist Peter Paul Rubens marries 16-year-old Helène Fourment in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.
1658 (-) Moralist, philosopher and Jesuit Baltasar Gracian y Morales dies at the age of 57 in Taragona, Spain.
1805 (-) Artist and inventor of the pencil Nicolas-Jacques Conté dies at the age of 50 in France.
1907 (x) 362 Die in coal-mine explosion in Monongah, West Virginia, USA.
1908 (+) Gangster George Nelson originally Lester Joseph Gillis aka Baby Face, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1912 (-) Murderer Louis Willie is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in California, USA.
1917 (x) Over 2000 Die in SS Mont Blanc explosion in Halifax, Canada.
Many die in the subsequent fire that rages through the city.
1920 (+) Musician Dave Brubeck is born in Concord, California, USA.
1923 (-) Adolf Hennies is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 19 in Hannover, Germany.
1928 (-) Wife-murderer Chung Yi Miao is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Manchester, Strangeways Gaol, United Kingdom.
1936 (+) Musician Roy Orbison is born in Vernon, Texas, USA.
1938 (-) Mass Murderess Martha Marek is executed by beheading at the age of 34 in Austria.
1941 (+) Artist Bruce Nauman is born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
1941 (+) Mass murderer Richard Speck aka Born to Raise Hell, is born in Kirkwood, Illinois, USA.
1942 (+) Writer Peter Handke is born in Griffen, Carinthia, Austria.
1943 (-) Madge Knight dies of spontaneous human combustion at the age of 52 in Chichester, Sussex, United Kingdom.
1964 (x) 15-year-old Serial Killer Ed Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer, is committed to the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Atascadero, California, USA.
He shot dead his grandparents “to see how it would feel”.
1965 (x) Over 125 Die in 2 buses crash in Sotouboua, Togo.
They drove into a crowd of dancers.
1969 (-) Rock fan Meredith Hunter is stabbed to death by Hell’s Angels during a Rolling Stones concert at the age of 18 in Altamont, California, USA.
During a scuffle he had pulled a gun.
1980 (-) An unidentified woman is raped, beaten and strangled by David Mason at the age of 75 in California, USA.
1985 (-) Serial Killer Carroll Cole aka Silent Rage, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Carson City, Nevada, USA.
1985 (x) Twenty-seventh bomb attack by the Terrorist Movement CCC on a Nato-pipeline in Wortegem-Petegem, West Flanders, Belgium.
1988 (-) Musician Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack at the age of 52 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA.
1989 (-) Mass Murderer Marc Lepine aka The Women-Hating Rambo, commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 25 in Montreal, Engineering University Campus, Quebec, Canada.
He first killed 14 women and injured another 12 in a shooting rampage.
1993 (x) Fourth bomb attack by 44-year-old Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs in Vienna, Austria.
Four bomb-letters arrive at various locations, three are detected before they explode, one women gets injured.
1994 (-) Murderer Herman Clark is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1995 (-) Murderer Robert O’Neal is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Montana, USA.
He was the first white man executed for the murder of a black.
1995 (-) Murderer Bernard Amos is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1995 (x) 39-year-old Serial Killer Marc Dutroux is imprisoned for car theft in Belgium.
While he is in prison 8-year-old Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo starve to death in a dungeon in his basement in Marcinelle.
2000 (-) Multiple murderer Daniel Hittle is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer Ernest Basden is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.