Sunday, February 11, 2007

11 february 2004 - KL-Singapore Express

An 'Elephant Woman' sleeping on the express train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.

1847 (+) Inventor Thomas 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.
1936 (+) Actor Burt Reynolds is born in Waycross, Georgia, USA.
1937 (-) Child-murderer Albert Volckmann is executed by Old Sparky in New York, Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.
1941 (-) Martha Zernowski is attacked and thrown out of a train by Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnellbahn Mörder, in Berlin, Germany.
1957 (x) Politician Margaret Thatcher aka The Iron Lady, is chosen as leader for the Conservative Party in London, United Kingdom.
1997 (-) Rosemary Downs is strangled by Alfred Gaynor at the age of 43 in Springfield, Massachussets, USA.
2006 (-) Writer Peter Benchley dies of ideopathic pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 65 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

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