Saturday, July 28, 2007
28 july 2006 - Berlin, Germany
The grave of Christa "Nico" Päffgen on the "Selbstmörderfriedhof" in the midst of Grunewald-Forst in Berlin.
1332 (x) 13-year-old King Jean II aka le Bon, marries 17-year-old Bonne of Luxemburg in France.
1540 (x) 49-year-old King of England Henry VIII marries his fifth wife Katherine Howard in Oatlands Palace, Surrey, United Kingdom.
He divorced his previous wife less than 20 days earlier.
1540 (-) Statesman Thomas Cromwell is executed by beheading at the age of 55 in London, England.
After the execution his head was boiled and placed on a spike of London Bridge.
1741 (-) Composer Antonio Vivaldi dies of internal fire or asthma at the age of 54 in Venice, Italy.
1750 (-) Composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies of a fever-attack at the age of 65 in Leipzig, Germany.
1794 (-) Leader of the French Revolution Maximilian Robespierre is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 36 in Paris, Place de la Concorde, France.
1865 (-) Multiple murderer Dr. Edward Pritchard is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
It was the last public hanging in Scotland, for which about 100.000 people showed up.
1887 (+) Artist Marcel Duchamp is born in Blainville-Crevon, France.
1902 (+) Philosopher Karl Popper is born in Vienna, Austria.
1911 (-) Murderer Alejandro Gallego is executed by hanging at the age of 35 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1929 (+) Jacqueline Onassis aka Jackie Kennedy aka Jackie O., is born in Southhampton, New York, USA.
1945 (x) 14 die when the Old John Feather Merchant, a US B-25 bomber, flewn by 27-year-old lieutenant-colonel William Franklin Smith Jr crashes into the Empire State building in New York, New York, USA.
1948 (+) Actress Sally Struthers is born in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1948 (x) Over 200 Die in IG Farben Works explosion in Ludwigshaven, Germany.
1966 (x) 63-year-old Marie Couderc commits suicide by a shot through the head in a house previously owned by 97-year-old Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, in Montford l’Amaury, France.
1967 (x) 26-year-old Serial Killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder, is sentenced to life imprisonment in Nürnberg, Germany.
1974 (-) Joey Kallinger is drowned by Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, at the age of 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joseph and his other son Michael were supposedly going to take some pictures of him, chained to a ladder in a flooded basement.
1975 (x) 47-year-old Serial Killer Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, is sentenced to death in Katowice, Poland.
1976 (-) Child murderer Christian Ranucci is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 22 in Marseille, Baumettes Prison, France.
1982 (-) Kerry Heiss is abducted by Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, at the age of 10 in St. Joseph, East Hills shopping centre, Missouri, USA.
1986 (x) 24-year-old Serial Killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, is arrested in London, Southwark, Keyworth House, United Kingdom.
1998 (-) Maria Goetz is strangled by Richard Arinaitwe in Kampala, Uganda.
2005 (-) Murderer David Martinez is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.