Thursday, August 19, 2010

19 August 2007 - Berlin, Germany

A wild boar at remarkable close distance in the Grunewald in Berlin, Germany.

440 (-) 44th Pope Sixtus III dies in Rome, Italy.
1662 (-) Mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal dies of tuberculosis at the age of 39 in Paris, France.
1692 (x) Susannah Martin, John Willard, George Burroughs, George Jacobs Sr., and John Proctor are executed on accusation of witchcraft in Salem, Oregon, USA.
1871 (+) Airplane pioneer Orville Wright is born in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
1889 (-) Writer Auguste Jean-Marie Mathias Philippe Villiers de l’Isle-Adam aka Le Comte, dies of stomach cancer at the age of 50 in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, France.
1895 (-) Outlaw and gunman John Wesley Hardin is shot in the back by John Selman at the age of 42 in El Paso, Acme Saloon, Texas, USA.
1902 (+) Robber, murderer, cop killer and Public Enemy Nº 1 Emile Buisson aka Mimile, is born in Paray-le-Minial, Saône-et-Loire, France.
1921 (+) Star Trek creator Eugene “Gene” Wesley Roddenberry is born in El Paso, Texas, USA.
1922 (-) Murderer Thomas Henry Allaway is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in Winchester Prison, United Kingdom.
1936 (-) Poet and dramatist Federico Garcìa Lorca is executed by Nationalist Francists of the Falanga Militia at the age of 38 in Granada, Spain.
One of them fired 2 bullets in his behind because he was a homosexual.
1947 (+) 42nd President of the USA Bill William Jefferson Clinton originally Blythe, is born in Hope, Arkansas, USA.
1947 (x) 43-year-old Nazi-doctor Karl Brandt and 6 other Nazi leaders are sentenced to death in the "Doctors' Trial" in Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany.
1960 (x) 31-year-old US Spy Pilot Gary Francis “Frank” Powers is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for spying in Moscow, Russia.
1962 (-) Ida Irga is strangled raped and left indecently exposed by Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, at the age of 75 in Boston West End, 7 Grove street, Massachussets, USA.
1964 (-) C. is attacked and raped by Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, at the age of 44 in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
She survived.
1968 (-) Child Actress Sara Jane Roberts dies after surgery at the age of 44 in the USA.
1975 (x) 128 Die in Iljoesjin 62 crash in Damascus, Syria.
1977 (-) Actor and filmmaker Groucho Julius Henry Marx dies of pneumonia at the age of 86 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1978 (x) 370 Die in cinema fire in Abadan, Persia.
1980 (x) 301 Die in Saudia Flight 163 Lockheed L1011-200 Tristar crash in Riad, Saudi Arabia.
1982 (-) Christian Klein is raped and shot dead by Pascal Bertrand aka The Back-Packer Murderer, at the age of 16 in Lons-le-Saunier, France.
1984 (-) Daniel Bridges is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 16 in Chicago, 1628 West Sherwin Avenue, Illinois, USA.
1987 (-) Spree Killer Michael Robert Ryan aka The Rambo Killer, commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 27 in Hungerford, United Kingdom.
He first killed his mother and 13 others in a shooting spree.
1989 (-) Jelena Warga is stabbed to death and part of her face cut away by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 19 in Krasnosnamenka, Russia.
1995 (-) Musique Concrète pioneer Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 85 in Aix-en-Provence, France.
2008 (x) 64-year-old Singer-songwriter Gary Glitter originally Paul Francis Gadd aka Paul Raven, is released from Thu Duc prison in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam.
He was to be deported to the United Kingdom but refused to board a plane to London in Bangkok. In all at least 19 countries refused to admit him and three days later he finally arrived at Heathrow Airport and was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

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