Saturday, February 18, 2012

18 February 1967 - Robert Julius Oppenheimer Dies

1455 (-) Artist Fra Angelico originally Guido di Pietro, dies at the age of 60 in Rome, Italy.
1516 (+) Queen Mary Tudor aka Bloody Mary, is born in Greenwich, United Kingdom.
1546 (-) Reformer Martin Luther dies of an apoplectic stroke at the age of 62 in Eisleben, Germany.
1564 (-) Artist Buonarotti Michelangelo dies of a stroke at the age of 89 in Rome, Italy.
1745 (+) Physicist Alessandro Guiseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta is born in Como, Italy.
1892 (+) Mass-Murderer Sadamichi Hirasawa aka Jiro Yamaguchi, is born in Japan.
1896 (+) Writer André Breton aka The Father of Surrealism, is born in Tinchebray, Orne, France.
1903 (+) USSR-leader Nikolay Viktorovitsch Podgorny is born in Russia.
1906 (+) Pediatrician Hans Asperger is born in Vienna, Austria.
1919 (+) Actor Jack Palance originally Volodymyr Palahnyuk, is born in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
1932 (+) Filmmaker Milos Jan Tomá Forman is born in áslav, Czechoslowakia.
1933 (+) Artist Yoko Ono is born in Tokyo, Japan.
1949 (-) Olive Durand-Deacon is shot dead and dumped in sulphuric acid by John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer, at the age of 69 in Crawley, Leopold Road, Sussex, United Kingdom.
1954 (+) Actor John Travolta is born in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
1956 (+) Rote Armee Fraktion 3rd Generation member Horst Ludwig Meyer is born in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.
1961 (x) Serial Rapist Ted Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, assaults an unidentified 12-year-old boy in Mont Cochon, Jersey.
1963 (-) Gertrude Gruen is attacked and raped by Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, in Boston, Massachussets, USA.
She survived.

1967 (-) Scientist and Father of the Atomic Bomb, Robert Julius Oppenheimer dies of throat cancer at the age of 62 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
1972 (x) The California Supreme Court vote 6 to 1 to abolish the Death Penalty in California, USA.
1972 (x) 26-year-old Performance artist Chris Burden starts his performance "Bed Piece" in Venice, Market Street, California, USA.
It lasted until 10 March 1972.
1973 (x) An ultra-right commando steals the coffin of Marshall Philippe Henri Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain and re-buries it near the Battlefield in Verdun, France.
1982 (-) Detective-writer Ngaio Edith Marsh dies at the age of 86 in New Zealand.
1983 (x) Fourteen people are gunned down during a robbery by Kwan Fai "Willie" Mak, Wai-Chiu "Tony" Ng, and Benjamin Ng in Seattle, Wah Mee Club, Washington, USA.
Only Wai Y. Chin survived the massacre and later testified in court against the three robbers.
1991 (-) Curtis Straughter is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 19 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.
1991 (x) Two IRA bombs explode in London, Paddington and Victoria stations, United Kingdom.
1997 (-) Joyce Dickerson is strangled by Alfred Gaynor at the age of 37 in Springfield, downtown, Massachussets, USA.
2001 (-) Artist Balthasar de Rola Klossowski aka Balthus, dies at the age of 93 in Rossinière, Switzerland.
2008 (-) Writer and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet dies of heart failure at the age of 85 in Caen, France.

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