Thursday, February 4, 2010

4 February 2004 - Batu Caves, Malaysia

Devotees of all kind gathering for the Thaipoosam Festive Days at the festival grounds in front of the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
708 (-) 87th Pope Sisinnius dies of gout in Rome, Italy.
1880 (x) 69-year-old James, Johannah, Thomas, Bridget and John Donelly are killed with clubs, spades and gunfire by the ‘Whiteboys’ Northern Division of the Ku Klux Klan in Lucan, Ontario, Canada.
1881 (+) Artist Fernand Léger is born in Argentan, France.
1894 (-) Designer and musician Adolphe Sax dies at the age of 79 in Paris, France.
1900 (+) Writer Jacques Prévert is born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France.
1902 (+) Aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh aka The Lone Eagle, is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1907 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, Wilhelm Erdner is born in Gehrden, Germany.
1908 (+) Actress Gwili Andre originally Gurli Andresen, is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1912 (-) Tailor and parachute pioneer Franz Reichelt aka The Birdman, dies at the age of 33 in Paris, France.
He jumped off the Eiffel Tower wearing a self-designed parachute, which didn't work.
1915 (+) Nazi-executioner Walter Reder aka The Slaughterer of Marzabotto, is born in Freiwaldau, Silesia, Austria.
1921 (-) Rapist and murderer Jack Field is executed by hanging at the age of 19 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1921 (-) Rapist and murderer William Gray is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1928 (-) Child-abductor and murderer William Hickman aka The Fox, is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in San Quentin, California, USA.
1940 (+) Filmmaker George Romero aka The Grandfather of the Zombie, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1948 (+) Musician Alice Cooper originally Vincent Damon Furnier, is born in Detroit, Allen Park, Michigan, USA.
1966 (x) 133 Die in All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 crash in Tokyo Bay, Japan.
1970 (x) 236 Die in train collision in Buenos Aires, Brazil.
1972 (-) Yvonne Weber is abducted and presumably killed by Zodiac at the age of 12 in Santa Rosa, Redwood Ice-Skating Rink, California, USA.
Her skeletonised bodies was found 10 months later.
1974 (x) 19-year-old Patty Hearst aka The Born-again Terrorist, is kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in Berkeley, California, USA.
1983 (-) Musician Karen Carpenter dies of anorexia nervosa and an Icepac overdose at the age of 32 in Downey, New York, USA.
1984 (-) Anneliese Schreiner is attacked and raped by Thomas Rath aka The Devil’s Moor Murderer, at the age of 20 in Bremen, Germany.
She survived.
1986 (-) John Jordan is presumably strangled by Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, at the age of 57 in Brixton, London, Josephine Avenue, United Kingdom.
1987 (-) Entertainer and musician Wladziu Liberace dies of AIDS at the age of 67 in Palm Springs, California, USA.
1995 (x) Four gypsies are killed in the seventh bomb attack by 45-year-old Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs in Oberwarth, Austria.
The gypsies tried to remove a racist poster near their camp.
1995 (-) Writer Patricia Highsmith originally Mary Patricia Plangman, dies of leukemia at the age of 74 in Locarno, Switzerland.
1997 (x) 54-year-old Serial Killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderess, is given notice that she will never leave prison during her life in the United Kingdom.
1999 (-) Satan Worshiper and Triple Murderer Sean Sellers aka Web of Darkness, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in McAlester, Oklahoma, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Darrick Gerlaugh is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Florence State Prison, Arizona, USA.
1999 (x) Cannibal Dorangel Vargas aka The Hannibal Lecter of the Andes, is arrested on charges of cannibalism in Caracas, Venezuela.
2001 (-) Composer Iannis Xenakis dies at the age of 78 in Paris, France.
2007 (-) Murderer John Elliott is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2009 (-) Musician Lux Interior originally Erick Lee Purkhiser, dies of aortic dissection at the age of 62 in Glendale, California, USA.

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