Tuesday, July 24, 2007
24 july 2003 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
When I left for Kuala Lumpur and said there still was quite some jungle in Malaysia, AMVK told me I should at least walk over one of those jungle rope bridges. Here's the proof I did.
1735 (-) Murderess Patience Boston is executed by hanging in Falmouth, Maine, USA.
1802 (+) Writer Alexandre Dumas originally Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, is born in Villers-Cotterêts, France.
1862 (-) 8th president of the USA Martin Van Buren dies of bronchial asthma and heart failure at the age of 79 in Kinderhook, New York, USA.
1864 (+) Dramatist Frank Wedekind is born in Hannover, Germany.
1897 (+) Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is born in Atchison, Kansas, USA.
1909 (+) Serial Killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer, is born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
1914 (x) 45-year-old Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, is sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, France.
1915 (x) 812 Die in Eastland excursion steamer shipwreck in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1915 (x) 845 Die in S. S. Eastland capsizing in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1944 (+) Terrorist Jan-Carl Raspe is born in Berlin, Germany.
1974 (-) TV-reporter Chris Churbuck finishes reading the news and shoots herself in the head in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA.
1976 (-) Gangster John Salanitro dies of a heart-attack at the age of 44 in the USA.
1980 (-) Actor Peter Sellers aka Pink Panther, dies of a heart-attack at the age of 54 in London, Dorchester Hotel, United Kingdom.
1985 (x) 81 Die in DC-6 crash in Colombia.
1991 (-) Murderer Albert Clozza is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Virginia, USA.
1991 (-) Writer Isaac Bashevis Singer dies of a stroke at the age of 87 in Miami, Florida, USA.
2003 (-) Triple murderer Allen Janecka is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.