Tuesday, January 26, 2010

26 January 2004 - Singapore

A colourful evening dinner (I had green Tandoori chicken) with Frank Pinckers and Namrata at Khansama restaurant on Serangoon Road in Singapore.
1340 (x) 27-year-old King of England Edward III is declared King of France.
1826 (-) Artist Théodore Géricault dies of tuberculosis at the age of 34 in Paris, France.
1880 (+) General Douglas MacArthur is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
1918 (+) Nationalist leader Nicolae Ceaucescu aka The Genius of the Carpathians, is born in Scornicesti, Romania.
1925 (+) Actor Paul Newman is born in Cleveland, Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA.
1938 (x) The dismembered body of 41-year-old Florence Polillo is found, she's the third victim of Serial Killer The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland, 2315 East 20th Street, Ohio, USA.
1944 (+) Political Activist Angela Davis is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
1947 (+) Actor Patrick Dewaere is born in Saint-Brieuc, France.
1948 (x) 12 die due to poisoning during a bank-robbery, presumably by 55-year-old Mass-Murderer Sadamichi Hirasawa aka Jiro Yamaguchi, in Tokio, Imperial Bank, Japan.
He posed as a health officer, and ordered 16 employees to drink some 'dysentery medicine', what was really potassium cyanide.
1955 (+) Musician Eddie Van Halen is born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
1958 (+) Murderer John Rose is born in North Carolina, USA.
1958 (x) 167 Die in Nankai Maru capsizing in Awaji Island, Japan.
1962 (-) Gangster Charlie Luciano originally Salvatore Lucania aka Lucky Luciano, dies of a heart-attack at the age of 64 in Napoli, Capodicine Airport, Italy.
He was meeting a scriptwriter who was about to write his life as a film.
1963 (x) 15-year-old Douglas Godfrey shoots his mother in a self-created 'sniper' attack in Bloomfield township, Michigan, USA.
1965 (x) 19-year-old Serial Killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, is arrested for auto-theft in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.
1965 (x) Hindi becomes the official language in India.
1966 (x) The Beaumont Children 9-year-old Jane Nartare, 7-year-old Arnna Kathleen and 4-year-old Grant Ellis collectively disappear in Adelaide, Gleneig Beach, South Australia, Australia.
It remains Australia's most infamous cold case.
1968 (x) 69 Die in Dakar submarine wrecking in the Mediterranean Sea.
1968 (-) Linda Slawson is sexually assaulted and beaten to death by Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, at the age of 19 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1971 (x) 36-year-old Family leader Charles Manson is found guilty of the Tate/LaBianca murders in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1974 (x) The RAF aka Rote Armee Fraktion - Aufbauorganisation calls itself the successor of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe in Germany.
1979 (-) Philantropist, politician and businessman Nelson Rockefeller dies of a heart attack at the age of 70 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
1983 (-) Stephen Sinclair Guild is strangled by Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company, at the age of 20 in London, United Kingdom.
1999 (-) Murderer Martin Vega is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (-) Science Fiction writer Alfred Elton Van Vogt dies at the age of 87 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
2008 (-) Son of Marlon, Christian Brando dies of pneumonia at the age of 49 in Los Angeles, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center , California, USA.

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