Sunday, April 18, 2010

18 April 2005 - Vladivostok, Russia

Creative scaffolding in the Museum of Modern Art in Vladivostok, Russia.
1480 (+) Florentine ruler Lucrezia Borgia is born in Rome, Italy.
1857 (+) Lawyer and civil libertarian Clarence Seward Darrow is born in Kinsman Township, Ohio, USA.
1881 (x) 21-year-old Outlaw Billy the Kid originally Henry McCarty aka Henry Antrim aka William Harrison Bonney, escapes from the Lincoln County Jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, USA.
1909 (x) Heroine Jeanne D’Arc aka The Maiden of Orleans, is declared Saint in Rome, St. Peters Cathedral, Italy.
1912 (-) Masonic Murderer Henry Seddon is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.
1924 (x) 19-year-old Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess, marries Dr. William C. Judd in Phoenix, Free Methodist Church, Arizona, USA.
1938 (x) The headless body of a woman is found, the second victim of Serial Killer The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
1940 (-) Welter-weight world champion Norman Selby aka Kid McCoy, commits suicide by an overdose of sleeping-pills at the age of 67 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1941 (-) Prime-minister Korysis commits suicide by fear of collaboration with the Nazis in Athens, Greece.
1942 (+) Formule-1 racer Jochen Rindt is born in Mainz, Germany.
1947 (+) Mass-murderer Herbert William Mullin is born in Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA.
1947 (-) Ex-president of Slowakia and Nazi collaborator Jozef Tiso is executed by hanging at the age of 59 in Bratislava, Czechoslowakia.
1947 (x) 22-year-old Serial Killer Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher, is arrested in Niedersachsen, Germany.
1947 (+) Poet, novelist and performance artist Kathy Acker is born in Manhattan, New York, USA.
1955 (-) Scientist Albert Einstein dies of an arterial rupture at the age of 76 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
1957 (-) Richard Horan is shot dead by Francis Kolakowski at the age of 35 in Suffield, Connecticut, USA.
1957 (x) 53-year-old George Peter Metesky aka The Mad Bomber, is declared insane and committed to Matteawan State Hospital in New York, New York, USA.
1974 (x) 46-year-old Serial Killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, is found guilty of the murder of Jerry Billings in Minnesota, USA.
1974 (x) Attorney Mario Sossi is kidnapped by the Terrorist Movement Red Brigades in Italy.
1985 (-) Murderous rapist James Briley is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 28 in Virginia, USA.
1988 (x) The body of 192nd Pope Celestinus V originally Pietro di Murrone, (died in 1300) is stolen from the Santa Maria di Colemaggio in L’Aquila and re-buried by persons unknown on the cemetary of Amatrice in Italy.
1997 (x) Three trash bags with human two upper legs, a hand and a forearm are found, presumed victims of Serial Killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer, in Havré, Chemin de Saint-Symphorien, Hainaut, Belgium.
2002 (-) Murderer Gerald Dwight Casey is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl dies of a brain tumour at the age of 87 in Colla Micheri, Italy.

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