Wednesday, February 17, 2010

17 February 2004 - Singapore

A statue of Sri Kali, the destructive mother goddess, in Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple, Singapore.
1600 (-) Philosopher and mathematician Giordano Bruno is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 52 in Rome, Campo de' Fiori, Italy.
When the fire had died out his ashes were dumped into the Tiber river.
1673 (-) Playwriter Jean-Baptiste Molière dies of an imagined disease causing vomiting of blood at the age of 51 in Paris, France.
1854 (+) Artillery-engineer Friedrich Krupp is born in Essen, Germany.
1856 (-) Poet Heinrich Heine dies of multiple sclerosis at the age of 58 in Paris, France.
1909 (-) Last Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches, Goyathlay Geronimo aka The One Who Yawns, dies of pneumonia after he fell from his horse and lay in the cold all night at the age of 79 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA.
1929 (+) Writer and Rabbi Chaim Potok is born in The Bronx, New York, USA.
1929 (+) Actress Patricia Routledge aka Hyacinth Bucket, is born in Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
1934 (-) Third King of Belgium Albert I originally Albert Léoplold Clément Marie Meinrad, falls off a mountain at the age of 58 in Marche-les-Dames, Belgium.
1942 (+) Black Panther Huey Newton is born in Monroe, Louisiana, USA.
1970 (x) 26-year-old Murderer Jeffrey MacDonald stabs his pregnant wife Colette and two daughters 5-year-old Kimberley and 2-year-old Kristen to death in a self-created Manson-inspired attack in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA.
1974 (x) 48 Die in soccer riot during the game Zamalek-Dukla Prague in Egypt.
1981 (+) Heiress and media personality Paris Hilton is born in New York City, New York, USA.
1982 (-) Composer Thelonius Monk dies of a stroke at the age of 64 in New York, New York, USA.
1984 (-) Sigurd Bessener is strangled by Waldemar Stepinski aka The Doorbell Killer, at the age of 81 in Berlin, Schöneberg, Germany.
1986 (-) Religious leader Jiddu Krishnamurti dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 90 in Ojai, California, USA.
His ashes were scattered in India, England and the USA.
1986 (x) 69 Die in 2-train collision in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
They crashed head-on into each other.
1986 (x) 70 Die in bus crash in Suhamgano, Bangladesh.
It drove into a river.
1988 (+) Victim of Wolfgang Priklopil Natascha Kampusch aka The Girl in the Cellar, is born in Vienna, Donaustadt, Rennbahnweg 38, Austria.
1992 (x) 31-year-old Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, is sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
1993 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer Paul Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer, is arrested in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2004 (-) Triple murderer Cameron Willingham is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (-) Multiple murderer Dennis Bagwell is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (-) Collaborator and right wing politician Maurice Papon dies of congenital heart failure at the age of 96 in France.

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