Wednesday, December 29, 2010

29 December 1999 - Bangkok, Thailand

My favourite array of late night foodstalls at the busstop in Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand.

1610 (x) 50-year-old Serial Killer Erszebeth Bathory aka Die Blutfrau, and her accomplices are arrested in Cachtice, Hungary.
1721 (+) Courtisane Madame De Pompadour originally Jeann-Antoinette Poisson, is born in Paris, France.
1800 (+) Engineer Charles Goodyear is born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
1808 (+) 17th president of the USA Andrew Johnson is born in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
1825 (-) Artist Jacques-Louis David is hit by a carriage and dies of deformations to the heart at the age of 77 in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1834 (-) Poet Charlotte Stieglitz commits suicide by driving a dagger through her heart at the age of 28 in Berlin, Germany.
1865 (-) Murderer John Hundley is executed by hanging in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
1876 (x) 92 Die in Pacific Express Train n° 5 derailment in Ashtabula, Ohio, USA.
The train plunged off a poorly constructed bridge. The two designers of the bridge committed suicide.
1901 (-) Husband Murderess Emily Swan is executed by hanging in Leeds, Armley Gaol, United Kingdom.
1916 (-) Influencial Monk Grigory Jefimovitsch Novitsch Rasputin aka The Mad Monk, is killed by Prince Joesoepov at the age of 47 in Petrograd, Russia.
1921 (+) Founder of the Solar Lodge division of the Ordo Templis Orientis Georgina Jean Brayton is born in California, USA.
1923 (+) Murderer Sam Samuel Holmes Sheppard is born in Ohio, USA.
1926 (-) Poet Rainer Maria Karl Wilhelm Johann Joseph Rilke dies of leukemia at the age of 51 in Valmont, Switzerland.
1933 (+) Quaker Norman Morrison is born in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.
1937 (+) Actress Mary Tyler Moore is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1938 (+) Actor Jon Jonathan Vincent Voight is born in Yonkers, New York, USA.
1943 (x) 12-year-old Serial Killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, is charged with burglary and committed to the Lyman School for Boys in Boston, Massachussets, USA.
1945 (x) Augusta Gein dies at the age of 67 of a cerebral hemorrhage, leaving her son 39-year-old Serial Killer Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka Psycho, America’s Most Bizarre Murderer, all alone on the farm and his fantasies on the loose in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.
1946 (+) Actress Marianne Faithfull is born in Hampstead, United Kingdom.
1957 (-) Judy Dull is is found skeletonised, abducted, assaulted and strangled by Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer, at the age of 20 in Thousand Palms, off US Highway 60, California, USA.
1969 (x) 56-year-old Muriel McKay is kidnapped by Arthur and Nizamodeen Hosein in Stocking Pelham, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
She was never found again, probably fed to the Hosein pigs.
1972 (x) 98 Die in Eastern Airlines airliner crash in Miami, Florida, USA.
1973 (-) Cruz Mestas is is found tortured and killed by Randy Kraft aka The Freeway Killer, at the age of 24 in San Bernardino mountains, California, USA.
1976 (-) An unidentified woman dies of spontaneous human combustion at the age of 33 in Isleworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom.
1977 (-) Ambrose Griffin is shot dead by Richard Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento, at the age of 52 in Sacramento, Robertson Avenue, California, USA.
1980 (-) Musician Tim Hardin dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 39 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1986 (-) Filmmaker Andrei Arseniewitsch Tarkovski dies of lung cancer at the age of 54 in Paris, France.
1987 (x) Over 150 Die in ferry fire in Patvakhali, Bangladesh.
1997 (x) The government starts to kill all 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza in Hong Kong.
2001 (x) 274 Die in massive downtown fire in Lima, Peru.
2009 (-) British Drug trafficker Akmal Shaikh is executed by lethal injection at the age of 53 in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China.

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