Saturday, April 21, 2007
21 april 2005 - Vladivostok, Russia
The view down outside the window of Artetage Director Alexander Gorodny's cramped living barracks in Vladivostok.
1849 (-) Murderer James Rush aka The Killer in the Fog, is executed by hanging at the age of 49 in Norwich Gaol, United Kingdom.
1908 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Hermann Speichert is born in Hannover, Germany.
1910 (-) Writer Mark Twain originally Samuel Langhorne Clemens, dies of angina pectoris at the age of 75.
1915 (+) Actor Anthony Quinn is born in Chihuahua, Mexico.
1918 (-) War pilot Manfred Von Richtenhofen aka The Red Baron, is shot in the air at the age of 26.
1926 (+) Queen of England Elizabeth II is born in the United Kingdom.
1930 (+) Artist Dieter Roth is born in Hannover, Germany.
1930 (x) 322 convicts Die in cell-block fire in State Penitentiary, Ohio, USA.
1947 (+) Musician Iggy Pop originally James Newell Osterberg Jr., is born in Muskegon, Michigan, USA.
1949 (-) Murderer Harry Lewis is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.
1951 (+) Serial Killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, is born in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium.
1969 (-) Sharon Wood is attacked by Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, at the age of 24 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1971 (-) Dictator of Haiti François Duvalier aka Papa Doc, dies at the age of 64 in Haiti.
1973 (-) Clarnell Strandberg-Kemper is shot dead and decapitated by Ed Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer, in Santa Cruz, California, USA.
He also threw darts at his mother’s head and trashed her vocal cords because she always yelled at him.
1979 (-) Gudrun Thome is killed by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 15 in Rot, Heidelberg, Germany.
1990 (-) Murderer Jerome Butler is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1992 (-) Double murderer Robert Harris aka The Smiling Killer, is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 39 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
It was the first execution after a 25-year stay in California. His last words were "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the grim reaper".
1997 (-) Murderer Benjamin Boyle is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.