Wednesday, July 21, 2010

21 July 2003 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Some people sheltering for a tropical rainstorm along Jalan Masjid India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1414 (+) 212th Pope Sixtus IV originally Francesco della Rovere, is born in Celle Ligure, Italy.

1816 (+) Journalist and founder of the Reuters news agency Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter aka Joseph Josephat, is born in Kassel, Germany.

1831 (x) 40-year-old King of Belgium Leopold I originally Leopold George Christian Frederick of Saksen-Coburg-Saalfeld, is inaugurated as first King of the Belgians in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.

1873 (x) 25-year-old Outlaw Jesse Woodson James performs the first train robbery in Adair, Iowa, USA.

1898 (+) Writer Ernest Miller Hemingway is born in Chicago, Oak Park, Illinois, USA.

1904 (x) 35-year-old Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, is sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, France.

1911 (+) Philosopher Herbert Marshall McLuhan is born in Edmonton, Alta, Canada.

1922 (+) Actress Mollie Isabel Mary Sugden aka Mrs. Slocombe in “Are You Being Served?”, is born in Keighley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

1926 (+) Filmmaker Norman Frederick Jewison is born in Toronto, Canada.

1928 (x) 58-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Howard Hamilton Fish aka The Cannibal, is arrested for grand larceny in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1929 (-) Maria Maas is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 25 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
She survived.

1944 (-) Graff Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 36 in Berlin, Germany.

1948 (+) Musician Cat Stevens originally Steven Demetre Georgiou now Yusuf Islam, is born in London, United Kingdom.

1948 (-) Artist Arshile Gorky originally Vostanik Manoog Adoyan, commits suicide by hanging at the age of 44 in Sherman, Connecticut, USA.
He had undergone a cancer operation and was involved in a car crash in which he broke his neck. His wife left him and several of his works of art were destroyed in a fire.

1969 (x) 38-year-old Astronaut Neil Armstrong aka The First Man to Walk on the Moon, makes his first "giant step for mankind".

1972 (x) 11 Die and over 130 are wounded in 26 simultaneous IRA bomb-attacks on this "Bloody Friday" in Belfast, Ireland.

1973 (-) Weirdo Albert Brust commits suicide by cyanide-poisoning at the age of 44 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
In his house the police found a wide variety of pornography and torture-devices, as well as the walled-in body of 16-year-old Mark Matson.

1975 (-) Ann Arceneaux is beaten and strangled by Gerald Stano originally Paul Zeininger aka Blind Fury, at the age of 16 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA.

1976 (-) British ambassador Christopher Ewart-Biggs is blown up by an IRA bomb at the age of 54 in Dublin, Ireland.

1976 (x) 35-year-old Spree Killer Gary Mark Gilmore aka The Executioner’s Song, is arrested in Utah, USA.

1977 (-) Photographer Lee Elizabeth Miller aka Lady Penrose, dies of cancer at the age of 70 in Chiddingly, Farley Farm House, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

1979 (-) Eddy Smith is killed by Wayne Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer, at the age of 14 in Atlanta, USA.

1996 (-) Martine Bohn is presumably abducted as second victim by Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer, at the age of 33 in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.
Her breastless torso was found a couple of days later in the river La Hayne, her legs and arms in march 1997.

1999 (-) Mass Murderer Zhao Lianrong is executed by a shot in the head at the age of 37 in Bejing, China.

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