Friday, January 19, 2007

19 january 2005 - Bern, Switzerland

First snow of the year in Bern, Switzerland.

1809 (+) Writer Edgar Allen Poe is born in the USA.
1866 (-) Murderess Martha Grinder is executed by hanging in the United Kingdom.
1870 (-) Serial Killer Jean-Baptiste Troppmann is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 28 in Paris, France.
1921 (+) Writer Patricia Highsmith is born in the United Kingdom.
1933 (-) Murderer Alexander Nunes is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, New York, New York, USA.
1935 (+) Actress Tippi Hedren is born.
1938 (+) Musician Phil Everly is born in Brownie, Kentucky, USA.
1943 (+) Musician Janis Joplin is born in the USA.
1946 (+) Musician and actress Dolly Parton is born in Sevierville, Tennessee, USA.
1947 (x) 392 Die in Himera Ocean liner hitting a forgotten WWII mine in Athens, Greece.
1958 (-) Marion Bartlett is shot, stabbed and choked to death by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 57 in Lincoln, 924 Belmont Avenue, Nebraska, USA.
1962 (x) Mass murderer Richard Speck aka Born To Raise Hell, marries Shirley Annette Malone in Dallas, Texas, USA.
1969 (-) Robert Gerekens commits suicide by self-immolation in Lille, France.
1973 (+) Actress Karen Lancaume originally Karine Bach, is born in Lyon, France.
1981 (-) Mass Murderer Alvin King commits suicide by hanging at the age of 48 in Dangerfield, town jail, Texas, USA.
He used strips torn from his towel to make the hanging rope.
1982 (-) Leader of the ‘Red Orchestra’ spy-ring Leopold Trepper dies at the age of 77.
1998 (-) Musician Carl Perkins aka Blue Suede Shoes, dies of heart-failure at the age of 65 in Tennessee, USA.
He suffered 3 heart-attacks in less than 2 months.

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