Monday, July 19, 2010

19 July 2003 - Batu Caves, Malaysia

A temple monkey on the stairs leading to the entrance of the "Thaipoosam" Batu Caves in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1374 (-) Poet Francesco Petrarca aka The Father of Humanism, dies at the age of 70 in Arqua, Italy.

1692 (x) 5 people are executed on accusation of witchcraft in Salem, Oregon, USA.

1814 (+) Firearms inventor Samuel Colt is born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

1834 (+) Artist Edgar Hilaire Germain Degas is born in Paris, France.

1860 (+) Presumed hatchet murderess Lizzie Andrew Borden is born in Massachussets, USA.

1893 (+) Futurist writer Vladimir Vladimirowitsch Mayakovski is born in Bagdadi, Georgia, Russia.

1894 (+) Flemish Nationalist Verdinaso Leader Joris Van Severen is born in Wakken, Belgium.

1898 (+) Philosopher Herbert Marcuse is born in Berlin, Germany.

1900 (+) Nazi Sculptor Arno Breker is born in Elberfeld, Germany.

1935 (-) Murderer Yick Hong is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Washington, USA.

1949 (x) Start of the trial against 40-year-old Serial Killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer, in Lewes, Sussex, United Kingdom.

1960 (x) 225 Die in hospital fire in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

1966 (+) Bankrobber Emil Decebal Mătăsăreanu is born in North Hollywood, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, California, USA.

1967 (x) 82 Die in Piedmont Airlines Boeing 727 and Cessna 310 collision in Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA.

1969 (x) Serial Rapist Ted Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, assaults an unidentified 10-year-old girl in Trinity, Jersey.

1969 (+) The First Western Female Suicide Bomber Muriel Degauque aka Maryam, is born in Charleroi, Belgium.

1976 (-) Max Jensen is shot dead by Gary Gilmore aka The Executioner’s Song, in Orem, Utah, USA.

1979 (x) 19-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Candy, for You" in Brussels, Muntplein, Brabant, Belgium.

1982 (-) Gerda Oppelmeier is attacked and raped by Thomas Rath aka The Devil’s Moor Murderer, at the age of 17 in Bremen, Germany.

1984 (x) 37-year-old Serial Killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, and another deathrow inmate are caught in an attempt to break out of Raiford Prison in Starke, Florida, USA.

1984 (-) Anna Ischutina is stabbed to death and her nipples and vagina cut away by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 20 in Schachty, a wood near the Kirpitschnaja-station, Russia.

1985 (x) 268 Die in Dam collapse in Val di Stava, Italy.

1989 (x) 112 Die in United Airlines Flight 232 crash in Sioux City, Iowa, USA.
184 people survived.

1989 (-) Sylvie Rossi is stabbed to death by Francis Heaulme aka The Emmaus Murderer, at the age of 30 in France.

1991 (-) Joseph Bradehoft is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 25 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.

1995 (x) 44-year-old Serial Killer William Bill Lester Lee Suff aka The Lake Elsinore Killer, is found guilty of 12 murders in Riverside, California, USA.

1999 (x) 32-year-old Serial Killer Todd A. Reed aka The Forest Park Killer, is arrested on aggravated murder charges in the killing of three women in Portland, Oregon, USA.

2006 (-) Murderer Mauriceo Brown is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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