Saturday, March 20, 2010

20 March 2005 - Sierre, Switzerland

A sponsored warning sign near a small lake in Sierre, Switzerland.
1760 (x) The "Great Fire" destroys 349 buildings in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
1828 (+) Writer Hendrik Ibsen is born in Skien, Vestfold, Norway.
1879 (+) IRA-member Terence Joseph MacSwiney is born in Cork, Ireland.
1895 (+) Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham is born in Nürnberg, Germany.
1899 (-) Murderess Martha Place is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in New York, Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.
She was the first woman to be executed by The Electric Chair.
1923 (-) Wilhelm Schulze is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 16 in Hannover, Germany.
1927 (-) Albert Snyder is murdered by Ruth Snyder aka The Granite Woman, in the USA.
She committed the crime to please her lover Judd Gray.
1929 (-) Murderer John Clark is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Georgia, USA.
1933 (-) Assassin Joseph Zangara is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 32 in Raiford, Florida, USA.
1940 (+) Serial Killer Mike Debarbeleben aka The Lethal Shadow, is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
1942 (-) Triple murderer John Anthony Soto is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 17 in Oregon, USA.
1946 (x) 185 Die in train derailment in Aracuju, Brazil.
1957 (+) Actor and filmmaker Spike Shelton Jackson Lee is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
1958 (+) Actress Holly Hunter is born in Conyers, Georgia, USA.
1969 (x) 28-year-old Beatle John Winston Lennon marries artist Yoko Ono in Gibraltar, Spain.
1974 (x) 26-year-old Psychotic Ian Ball attacks Princess Anne and Mark Philips in a kidnap-attempt to gain ransom for curing his mental illness in London, United Kingdom.
1980 (-) Harry Turner is sodomised, beaten and strangled by William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, at the age of 14 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1983 (-) Richard Wayne is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 21 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
1984 (-) Unidentified girl is abducted, sexually assaulted and tortured by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 19 in Bainbridge, Glen Oaks Motel, Georgia, USA.
1995 (x) 12 Die and thousands are paralysed by a Sarin-gas-attack on one of the busiest metro-lines by Aum Shinrikyo in Tokio, Japan.
1996 (x) 39-year-old Serial Killer Marc Dutroux is released from prison in Belgium.
While he was in prison 8-year-old Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo starved to death in a dungeon in his basement in Marcinelle.
2003 (-) Murderer Keith Bernard Clay is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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