Tuesday, July 17, 2007
17 july 2003 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A scene with worms in Kuala Lumpur's Butterfly Park.
1793 (-) Murderess of Jean-Paul Marat Charlotte Corday is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 24 in Paris, France.
1816 (x) The French passenger vessel "Medusa" is wrecked off the coast in Senegal.
1889 (+) Writer Erle Stanley Gardner is born in Malden, Massachussets, USA.
1899 (+) Actor James Cagney is born in New York, New York, USA.
1901 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Friedel Rothe is born in Hannover, Germany.
1928 (-) General Alvaro Obregon is shot dead by 26-year-old José De Leon Toral at the age of 48 in San Angel, Mexico.
He was just elected for a second term as president.
1934 (+) Actor Donald Sutherland is born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
1942 (-) Greta Kneller is presumably killed by Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, in Paris, France.
1944 (x) 322 Die in ammunition-stock explosion in Port Chicago, California, USA.
1945 (+) Victim of Harvey Louis Carignan, The Want-Ad Killer, Eileen Marie Hunley is born in Minnesota, USA.
1946 (-) An unidentified woman is killed by Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher, in Walkenried, Germany.
1947 (x) 630 Die in ferry shipwreck in Bombay, India.
1955 (x) Filmmaker ‘Walt’ Disney opens the first Disneyland attraction park in Anaheim, California, USA.
1958 (-) King Feisal II and his entire family are assassinated during a military coup in Bagdad, Royal Palace, Iraq.
1958 (+) Filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai is born in Shanghai, China.
1959 (-) Musician Billie Holiday originally Eleanora Fagan aka Lady Day, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44 in New York, Metropolitan Hospital, New York, USA.
She died under police guard on charges of possession of drugs.
1968 (+) Serial Killer Yang Xinhai is born in China.
1973 (-) Homer Garcia is killed by Dean Corll aka The Candyman, at the age of 15 in Houston, the Heights, Texas, USA.
1975 (x) Apollo and Soyoez join in Space.
1977 (x) The villa of War-criminal and art-collector Pieter Menten is burned to the ground by persons unknown in Blaricum, the Netherlands.
1981 (x) 114 Die in Hyatt Regency Hotel Walkway collapse in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
1996 (-) War-criminal Paul Touvier dies of prostate cancer at the age of 81 in Paris, prison-hospital of Fresnes, France.
1996 (x) 230 Die in TWA flight 800 Boeing 747 explosion in Long Island, New York, USA.
2003 (x) After spending 38 years behind bars 62-year-old Serial Killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder, appeals for a release from prison in Regensburg, Germany.
It is denied.
2006 (-) Writer Mickey Spillane dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 88 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA.