Sunday, March 25, 2007
25 march 2006 - Berlin, Germany
An U-Bahn station in Berlin.
1762 (-) Murderer James Lowry aka The Captain, is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in London, Newgate Prison, United Kingdom.
1867 (+) Composer Arturo Toscanini is born in Parma, Italy.
1875 (+) Actor Spencer Charters is born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, USA.
1881 (+) Composer Bela Bartok is born in Nagy-Szentmiklos, Hungary.
1891 (+) Writer Filip De Pillecijn is born in Hamme-aan-de-Durme, East Flanders, Belgium.
1905 (-) Murderer Lewis Lyons is executed by hanging in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1910 (-) Black Judge Jones is lynched by hanging in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA.
1911 (x) 147 Die in Triangle Shirt Waist Factory fire in New York, New York, USA.
1918 (+) Presumed son of Adolf Hitler, Jean-Marie Loret is born in France.
1918 (-) Composer Claude Debussy dies of cancer of the large intestin at the age of 55 in Paris, France.
1919 (-) Artist Wilhelm Lehmbruck commits suicide by distress in his ongoing state of depression at the age of 38 in Duisburg, Germany.
1921 (+) Actress Simone Signoret is born in France.
1923 (-) Actress Sarah Bernhardt dies of gangrene at the age of 78.
1935 (x) Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Fish aka The Cannibal, is sentenced to die in the Electric Chair in New York, New York, USA.
1940 (+) Actress Anita Bryant is born in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA.
1942 (+) Musician Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
1942 (-) Mme Khait is presumably murdered by Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, at the age of 55 in Paris, France.
1947 (+) Musician Elton John originally Reginald Dwight, is born in Middlesex, United Kingdom.
1947 (x) 111 Die in coal-mine explosion in Centralia, USA.
1969 (-) Maralynn Skelton is sexually assaulted and beaten to death by Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer, at the age of 16 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
1975 (-) King Faisal Ibn Abd Al-Aziz is shot dead by his 28-year-old nephew Faisal Ibn Musa’id at the age of 69 in Saudi-Arabia.
1976 (-) Artist Josef Albers dies at the age of 88 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
1983 (-) Teresa Watson aka Nicole, is hunted down and shot dead by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, at the age of 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
1984 (x) Sadist Murderer Peter Carlier attempts to escape from prison by keeping the director as a hostage, he surrenders when his accomplice Andreino Fabris is shot dead by police-snipers in Leuven, Brabant, Belgium.
1987 (x) Serial Killer Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, is arrested in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1989 (-) Anthony Sears is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 26 in West Allis, 2357 South 57th street, Wisconsin, USA.
1989 (-) Letter carrier Donald Mace walked in the post office, put a 38-caliber revolver to his head and killed himself at the age of 44 in Poway, California, USA.
1990 (x) 87 Die in Happy Land Club fire in New York, New York, USA.
The fire was deliberately started by the rejected lover of the cloakroom-attendant.
1997 (-) Murderer Pedro Medina is executed by Old Sparky in Starke, Raiford State Prison, Florida, USA.
With the first jolt of electricity, blue and orange flames sparked from the mask covering Medina's face. Flames up to a foot long shot out from the right side of Medina's head for 6 - 10 seconds. The execution chamber clouded with smoke, and the smell of burnt flesh filled the witness room.
1999 (-) Kidnapper and murderer Charles Rector is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.