Sunday, June 17, 2012

17 June 1939 - Eugene Weidmann is Executed

1882 (+)   Composer Igor Fyodorowitsch Strawinsky is born in Oraniënbaum, Lomonosov, Russia.

1889 (+)   Murderess Eva Coo originally Eva Curry aka Madame, is born in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada.

1898 (+)   Artist Maurits Cornelius Escher is born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

1900 (+)   Nazi-leader Martin Bormann is born in Wegeleben, Halberstadt, Germany.

1924 (+)   Serial Killer Archibald Thomson Hall aka Roy Fontaine aka The Monster Butler, is born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

1933 (-)  Raymond Caffrey is shot dead in an ambush by Charles Floyd aka Pretty Boy, at the age of 31 in Kansas City, USA.

1939 (-)  Serial Killer Eugene Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 31 in Versailles, outside Prison Saint-Pierre, rue Georges Clémenceau, France.
It was the last public execution and the last one before the outbreak of the war.

1940 (x)  84-year-old Marshall Philippe Henri Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain orders all Frenchmen to lay down their arms against Nazi Germany in Paris, France.

1943 (+)   Musician Barry Manilow originally Barry Alan Pincus, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1949 (+)   Musician Snakefinger originally Philip Charles Lithman, is born in London, United Kingdom.

1952 (+)   Artist John Duncan is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1952 (-)  Rocket propulsion researcher and Magick-pupil of Aleister Crowley, John “Jack” Whiteside Parsons is blown apart by an explosion of fulminate of mercury in his garage laboratory at the age of 37 in Pasadena, California, USA.
Later he was credited with the creation of solid rocket fuel, a crater on the moon is named after him. Hearing about her son's death, Parsons' mother committed suicide.

1959 (-)  Elizabeth Figg aka Ann Philips, is found naked and dead by Jack the Stripper at the age of 21 in London, Thames Banks, United Kingdom.

1959 (-)  Frieda Tesmer is strangled and butchered by Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, at the age of 24 in Rheinhausen, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1963 (-)  Last Commander of the Auschwitz concentration-camp Richard Baer dies of a heart attack in prison at the age of 51 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

1972 (x)   107 Die in train collision in a tunnel near Soissons, France.

1972 (x)   7 burglars are arrested in the Watergate-building, headquarters of the American Democratic Party in Washington, District Columbia, USA.

1974 (x)  Bomb attack by the Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen on the Gulf Oil headquarters to protest the company's actions in Angola and Vietnam in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

1986 (-)  Todd Stoops is abducted, tortured and killed by Robert Berdella aka The Kansas City Butcher, at the age of 21 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

1990 (-)  Fashion model and designer Henry Palmira aka Pal, dies of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 44 in New York, New York, USA.

1997 (-)  Kidnapper and multiple murderer Eddie J. Johnson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1999 (-)  Double murderer Michael Kent Poland is executed by lethal injection at the age of 59 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.

1999 (-)  Murderer Joseph S. Faulder is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2008 (-)  Serial Killer and cannibal Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer, is executed by hanging at the age of 45 in Tokyo Detention Centre, Japan.

2008 (-)  Double murderer Yoshio Yamasaki is executed by hanging at the age of 73 in Osaka, Japan.

2008 (-)  Murderer Shinji Mutsuda is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Tokyo Detention Centre, Japan.

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