Sunday, January 24, 2010

24 January 2004 - Singapore

A tropical rainshower at the foodcourt near Newton Circus in Singapore.
41 (-) Emperor Gaius Caligula is assassinated by his Praetorian Guards at the age of 28 in Rome, Italy.
76 (+) Roman Emperor Publius Hadrianus is born in Rome, Italy.
1705 (+) Soprano Castrato Farinelli originally Carlo Maria Broschi, is born in Andria, Italy.
1846 (-) Murderess Elisabeth Van Valkenburgh is executed by hanging in Fulton, New York, USA.
1920 (-) Artist Amadeo Modigliani dies of tubercular meningitis due to execessive alcohol and drug abuse at the age of 35 in Paris, France.
1921 (-) Eventual Murderer Morris Stein aka Stinie Morrison, dies of hungerstriking in claiming his innocence in a murder trial in Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
1940 (+) Performance artist Vito Acconci is born in The Bronx, New York, USA.
1943 (+) Actress Sharon Tate is born in Dallas, Texas, USA.
1944 (+) Countertenor Klaus Nomi originally Klaus Sperber, is born in Immenstadt, Bavaria, Germany.
1948 (-) Auschwitz-Birkenau SS-Oberaufseherin Maria Mandel aka The Beast, is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in Kraków, Poland.
1949 (+) Actor John Belushi is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1952 (+) SPK and RAF 2nd Generation member Siegfried Hausner is born in Selb, Germany.
1961 (+) Actress Natassja Kinski originally Nastassja Naksynski, is born in Berlin, Germany.
1961 (x) A B-52 Stratofortress bomber carrying two 24-megaton H-bombs breaks up in mid-air in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA.
One weapon nearly detonates; its uranium core is still lost.
1965 (-) Politician Winston Churchill dies of a stroke at the age of 90 in London, United Kingdom.
1966 (+) Seventeenth victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Joseph Bradehoft is born in Wisconsin, USA.
1966 (x) 117 Die in Air India Boeing 707 crash in Mont Blanc region, France.
1983 (-) Ervin Gibson is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 16 in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA.
1985 (x) 70-year-old Nazi-executioner Walter Reder aka The Slaughterer of Marzabotto, is released from prison in Italy.
1986 (-) Founder of the Church of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard dies of a stroke at the age of 74 in San Luis Obispo County, California, USA.
1989 (-) Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 42 in Starke, Raiford State Prison, Florida, USA.
1989 (x) Raphael's "La Madonna di Foligno" is attacked with a fire-bomb by an unidentified wheelchair-patient in Rome, Vatican Museum, Italy.
1991 (-) Pascale Escarfail is raped and stabbed to death by Guy Georges aka Le Tueur de la Bastille, in Paris, France.
1992 (-) Cop Killer Ricky Rector is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Arkansas, USA.
It took medical staff more than 50 minutes to find a suitable vein in Rector's arm. Witnesses were not permitted to view this scene, but reported hearing Rector's loud moans throughout the process. During the ordeal, Rector (who suffered serious brain damage from a lobotomy) tried to help the medical personal find a vein.
1995 (-) Murderer Kermit Smith is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
He is one of only a few white criminals to have been executed for murdering a black victim.
1995 (-) Murderer Clifton Russell is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (-) Murderer Billy Hughes is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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