Monday, February 5, 2007

5 february 2004 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Perhaps the most propiatory rite that a devotee of Shanmuka undertakes is what is known as the Kavadi. The benefits that a devotee gains from offering a Kavadi to the Lord are a millionfold greater than the little bit of pain that the devotee inflicts upon himself.

1840 (+) Engineer and tyre-manufacterer John Dunlop is born in Ireland.
1848 (+) The first woman ever to appear for a major crime before ‘Hanging Judge Parker’, Myra Belle Star Shirley is born in Missouri, USA.
1908 (+) Serial Killer Eugene Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil, is born in Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.
1914 (+) Writer William Seward Burroughs is born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
1924 (x) Ted Williams cuts the throats of his three daughters to save them from being put in an institution and presumed consequent prostitution in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
1937 (-) Writer and psycho-analist Lou Andreas Salome dies at the age of 76.
1948 (x) Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is convicted of auto theft and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
1973 (-) Rosalind Thorpe is shot dead and cut to pieces by Ed Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer, at the age of 22 in Berkeley, California, USA.
1997 (x) 73 Die in helicopter collision in Shaar Yishoev, Israƫl.

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