Thursday, February 8, 2007

8 february 2004 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The view from my room in the Empire Hotel, Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1587 (-) Queen of Scots Mary Stuart is executed by beheading at the age of 44 in Fotheringhay Castle, Scotland, United Kingdom.
It took three blows to separate her head.
1808 (-) Murderer Edward Donnelly is executed by hanging in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA.
1828 (+) Writer Jules Verne is born in France.
1920 (+) Actress Lana Turner is born in Wallace, Idaho, USA.
1921 (-) Anarchist Peter Alekseyewitsch Kropotkin aka The Anarchist Prince, dies at the age of 78 in Moscow, Russia.
1923 (x) 120 Die in coal-mine explosion in Dawson, Mexico.
1924 (-) Wife-murderer Gee Jon is executed by the Gas Chamber in Carson City, Nevada, USA.
He was the first man to be executed by gas.
1924 (-) Hermann Speichert is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 16 in Hannover, Germany.
1925 (+) Actor Jack Lemmon is born in Boston, Massachussets, USA.
1929 (-) Child-Rose Ohilger is strangled and stabbed to death by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster, at the age of 8 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1931 (+) Actor James Dean aka Rebel Without A Cause, is born in Marion, Indiana, USA.
1940 (+) Actor Nick Nolte is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
1942 (+) Producer and shaper of Californian Surf Sound Terry Melcher originally Terry Jordan, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
He’s the son of Doris Day and one of Manson’s enemies.
1955 (-) Irmgard Strehl is strangled and butchered by Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, at the age of 19 in Herrenstein, Germany.
1961 (-) Murderer Georges Riley is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in London, Shrewsbury Prison, United Kingdom.
1977 (-) Irene Richardson is hammered, stabbed and her throat cut by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 28 in Leeds, Roundhay, Soldiers Field, United Kingdom.
1980 (-) Greek Folk-legend Nikos Xilouris dies of cancer at the age of 44 in Greece.
1989 (x) 144 Die in Independent Air Boeing 707 collision in Santa Maria Island, off Portugal.
It crashed into a mountain.
1997 (x) 24-year-old Mass Murderer Stephen Anderson goes berserk in a ski resort, killing six people and wounding five others before he was arrested naked and unarmed by authorities who tracked him through the rugged forest with the help of planes and helicopters in Raurimu, New Zealand.

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