Monday, March 8, 2010

8 March 2005 - Wijnegem, Belgium

A bedroom in the abandoned castle Pulhof in Wijnegem, Belgium.
1782 (x) 96 Native Americans are tied, hit on the head and fatally scalped by Pennsylvania militiamen in the Moravian Missuinary Massacre in Gnadenhütten, Ohio, USA.
1869 (-) Composer Hector Berlioz dies at the age of 65 in Paris, France.
1874 (-) 13th president of the USA Millard Fillmore dies of a stroke at the age of 74 in Buffalo, New York, USA.
1905 (+) Murderess Christine Papin is born in Le Mans, France.
1917 (-) Aircraft designer Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich Graf von Zeppelin dies at the age of 78 in Konstanz, Germany.
1924 (x) 171 Die in coal-mine explosion in Castle Gate, Utah, USA.
1930 (-) 27th president of the USA William Howard Taft dies at the age of 72 in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1935 (-) Actress Lingyu Fenggeng Ruan commits suicide by an overdose of barbiturates at the age of 24 in Shanghai, China.
Her funeral procession was reportedly three miles long, with three women committing suicide during it.
1945 (-) Gustave Karl Hulten aka The Murderous GI, is executed by hanging in London, United Kingdom.
1948 (+) Pop singer Peggy March originally Margaret Annemarie Battavio aka Little Peggy March, is born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA.
1951 (-) Murderers Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez aka The Lonely Hearts Killers, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 36 in New York, Sing-Sing Prison, New York, USA.
1958 (-) Shirley Bridgeford is abducted and strangled by Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer, at the age of 24 in Anza-Borrega Desert State Park, California, USA.
1958 (+) Musician Gary Numan originally Gary Anthony James Webb, is born in London, Hammersmith, United Kingdom.
1963 (-) Murderer Patrick M. McGhee is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 55 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1969 (x) 35-year-old Gangsters and murderous twins Reginald & Ronald Kray aka The Profession of Violence, are sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1971 (-) Actor and filmmaker Harold Clayton Lloyd dies of prostate cancer at the age of 77 in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
1971 (-) Unidentified woman is assaulted and robbed by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, at the age of 20 in Mechelen, Raghenotunnel, Antwerp, Belgium.
She survived.
1977 (-) Virginia Voskerichian is shot dead by David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, in New York, New York, USA.
1990 (-) Mario Orosco is shot dead by N.Y. Zodiac Murderer at the age of 49 in New York, New York, USA.
1993 (-) Peter Walker is tortured to death by Colin Ireland aka The Gay Killer, at the age of 45 in London, United Kingdom.
1999 (x) Over 100 Die in ferry capsizing in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
1999 (-) Baseball player Joe Joseph Paul Di Maggio originally Giuseppe Paolo, dies of lung cancer at the age of 84 in Hollywood, Florida, USA.
He was Marilyn Monroe's husband for 9 months.
2001 (-) Simpletone Rudy Cabie dies at the age of 52 in Gent, East Flanders, Belgium.
2005 (-) Murderer George Anderson Hopper is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (-) Actor John Inman aka Mr. Humphries, dies of hepatitis A at the age of 71 in London, United Kingdom.

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