Sunday, February 12, 2012

12 February 1954 - Dziga Vertov originally Denis Abelevich Kaufman aka The Man with a Movie Camera Dies

1804 (-) Philiosopher Immanuel Kant dies at the age of 79 in Königsberg, Prussia, Germany.
1809 (+) Naturalist Charles Darwin is born in Mount House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom.
1809 (+) 16th president of the USA Abraham Lincoln is born in Larue, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA.
1861 (+) Writer and psycho-analist Lou Andreas Salome is born in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1867 (+) Writer Hedwig Courths-Mahler is born in Nebra, Germany.
1882 (+) Ballerina Anna Pavlovna Matveïevna Pavlova known for The Dying Swan, is born in St. Petersburg, Ligovo, Russia.
1884 (+) Artist Max Beckmann is born in Leipzig, Germany.
1885 (-) Murderer Lewis Beach is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Pennsylvania, USA.
1893 (+) War Leader Omar Nelson Bradley is born in Clark, Missouri, USA.
1907 (x) 131 Die in Larchmont Steamer shipwreck in Long Island, USA.
1913 (-) Murderer Frederick A. Pulin is executed by Old Sparky in Dannemora, New York, USA.
He was the last man executed by the electric chair in Clinton Prison.
1918 (-) Black murderer Jim McIlherron lynched by burning and charred to the bone by a mob of 1200 in Estil Springs, Tennessee, USA.
1923 (-) Fritz Franke is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 16 in Hannover, Germany.
1929 (-) Rudolf Scheer is stabbed to death by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 54 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Kurten also drank the blood of his victim.
1942 (-) Doris Jouannet aka Doris Robson, is strangled and sexually mutilated as fourth victim by Gordon Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper, at the age of 43 in London, United Kingdom.
1948 (-) Dr. Archibald Henderson is shot in the head and solved in acid by John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer, in Crawley, Leopold Road, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
Haigh the lured Rosalie Henderson to his workhop and killed her as well.
1952 (+) Murderer Larry Craig Green aka The Black Zebra Killer, is born in Berkeley, California, USA.

1954 (-) Filmmaker Dziga Vertov originally Denis Abelevich Kaufman aka The Man with a Movie Camera, dies of cancer at the age of 58 in Moscow, Russia.
1971 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown, is arrested and charged with assault of a teenage boy in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1979 (-) Filmmaker Jean Renoir dies of natural causes at the age of 84 in Beverley Hills, California, USA.
1980 (-) Artist Oskar Kokoschka dies at the age of 94 in Villeneuve, Vaud, Switzerland.
1980 (x) 33-year-old Serial Killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, is convicted to death for the murder of Kimberley Leach in Orlando, Florida, USA.
1984 (-) Writer Julio Florencio Cortázar dies of leukemia at the age of 69 in Paris, France.
1986 (-) Cutter of the Jonker-diamond Lazare Kaplan dies at the age of 103.
1989 (-) Writer Thomas Bernhard dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Gmunden, Austria.
1993 (-) James Bulger is abducted, tortured and stoned to death by 11-year-old Jon Venables and Robert Thompson at the age of 2 in Liverpool, Strand shopping centre, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
1994 (-) Minimal Artist Donald Judd dies of lymphoma at the age of 65 in New York, New York, USA.
1994 (x) 46-year-old Mass Murderer Freddy Horion aka Beatle, tries to escape through a hole in the wall of his cell in Leuven-Centraal, Brabant, Belgium.
He is caught in the prison courtyard.
1999 (-) Mass Murderer Edwin D. Bell commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 23 in Oklahoma City, Gardenwood Apartments, 1925 N. Gary Ave., Oklahoma, USA.
Minutes before he shot his 45-year-old mother Linda Farris, his 21-year-old wife Markita King, and his children, 4-year-old Ebony, 2-year-old Essyce, and 8-month-old Marjonna Bell
2000 (-) Musician Jalacy Hawkins aka Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, dies of aneurism at the age of 70 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
2003 (-) Murderer Richard E. Fox is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Lucasville, Southern Correctional Facility, Ohio, USA.
2004 (-) Double murderer Bobby Ray Hopkins is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (-) Mass murderer Sulejman Talovi is shot dead in a shootout with police at the age of 18 in Salt Lake City, Trolley Square Mall, Utah, USA.
He had shot five people and wounded four in a shooting spree

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