Saturday, February 11, 2012

11 February 2006 - Peter Bradford Benchley Dies

1535 (+) 229th Pope Gregorius XIV originally Niccolo Spondrati, is born in Somma, Italy.
1650 (-) Philosopher René Descartes dies of pneumonia at the age of 53 in Stockholm, Sweden.
1847 (+) Inventor Thomas Alva Edison is born in Milan, Ohio, USA.
1869 (-) Murderer James Whelan is executed by hanging in Ottawa, Canada.
It would be the last public hanging in Canada.
1906 (-) Murderer Milton Diltwer is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Missouri, USA.
1927 (-) William Gaffney is abducted from Riker Avenue, Astoria, Queens and strangled, cut to pieces and roasted by Albert Fish aka The Cannibal, at the age of 4 in New York, Brooklyn, 99 Fifteenth St., New York, USA.
The body was dumped in the Bowery Bay.
1935 (+) Musician Gene Vincent originally Vincent Eugene Craddock, is born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
1936 (+) Actor Burt Leon Reynolds is born in Lansing, Michigan, USA.
1937 (-) Child-murderer Albert E. Volckmann is executed by Old Sparky in New York, Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.
1938 (+) Musician Bobby Boris Pickett aka The Guy Lombardo of Halloween, is born in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA.
1941 (-) Martha Zernowski is attacked and thrown out of a train by Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder, in Berlin, Rummelsburg, Germany.
1942 (-) Margaret Lowe aka Pearl, is strangled and sexually mutilated with a razorblade and candlestick as third victim by Gordon Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper, at the age of 43 in London, Marylebone, Gosfield Street, United Kingdom.
1947 (+) Founding Symbionese Liberation Army member Emily Harris originally Emily Montague Schwartz, is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
1948 (-) Filmmaker Sergeï Mikhailovich Eisenstein dies of a heart attack at the age of 50 in Moscow, Russia.
1957 (x) 31-year-old Politician Margaret Tatcher aka The Iron Lady, is chosen as leader for the Conservative Party in London, United Kingdom.
1974 (+) Murderer Richard Cartwright is born in Texas, USA.
1985 (-) Filmmaker Henry Hathaway originally Henri Leonard de Fiennes, dies of a heart attack at the age of 86 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1986 (-) Writer Frank Franklin Patrick Herbert known for “Dune”, dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 65 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
1992 (-) Murderer Johnny Frank Garrett is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1994 (-) Actor William Conrad originally William Cann aka Cannon, dies of heart failure at the age of 73 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1997 (-) Rosemary Downs is strangled by Alfred Gaynor at the age of 43 in Springfield, Massachussets, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Danny Lee Barber is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (-) Filmmaker Roger Vadim originally Roger Vladimir Piemiannikov, dies of lymphoma at the age of 72 in Paris, France.
2004 (-) Triple murderer Edward Lewis Lagrone is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2006 (-) Writer Peter Bradford Benchley known for ‘Jaws’, dies of ideopathic pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 65 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

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