Sunday, August 22, 2010

22 August 2007 - Berlin, Germany

Decorated skulls and masks at the Museum of Ethnography in Dalhem, Berlin, Germany.

1241 (-) 178th Pope Gregorius IX originally Ugolino del Conti, dies at the age of 98 in Rome, Italy.
1280 (-) 188th Pope Nicholas III originally Giovanni Gaetano Orsini, dies of a heart attack at the age of 70 in Rome, Italy.
1760 (+) 252nd Pope Leo XII originally Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiore Girolamo Nicola della Genga, is born in Genga, Italy.
1862 (+) Composer Claude Achille Debussy is born in St. Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France.
1891 (+) Artist Jacques Chaim Jacob Lipchitz is born in Druskininkaï, Lithuania, Russia.
1902 (+) Actress and filmmaker Leni Helène Bertha Amalia Riefenstahl is born in Berlin, Germany.
1908 (+) Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson is born in Chanteloup, France.
1920 (+) Science Fiction writer Ray Bradbury known for “Fahrenheit 451”, is born in Waukegan, Illinois, USA.
1922 (-) Black Parks Blanks is lynched after a verbal disagreement with a Ku-Klux-Klan member in Yazoo-City, Missouri, USA.
1928 (+) Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen is born in Modrath, Germany.
1928 (x) 58-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Howard Hamilton Fish aka The Cannibal, is arrested for petty larceny in Manhattan, New York, USA.
1952 (+) Musician Peter Ravenscroft Laughner is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
1961 (x) Jean-Marie Bastien Thiry attempts to assassinate 70-year-old President of France Charles André Joseph Marie De Gaulle in Petit-Clamart, France.
1961 (-) Michael Gregsten is presumably attacked and shot by James Hanratty aka The A6 Lay-By Murderer, at the age of 36 in Deadman’s Hill, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.
His girlfriend Valerie Storie remained paralysed from the waist down.
1965 (-) Hermann Schmitz is stabbed to death by Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, at the age of 25 in Duisburg, Grossenbaum, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1967 (+) Musician and Teenage-Star Yukiko Okada aka Yukko, is born in Japan.
1969 (x) 22-year-old Viktor Iliyin tries to assassinate 62-year-old Statesman Leonid Ilyitsj Breshnev in Moscow, Red Square, Russia.
He kills Breshnev’s driver and injures 2 USSR-astronauts who accompanied him.
1976 (-) Lutheran Pastor Oskar Brüsewitz commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 47 in Zeits, in front of the Michaelskirche, Germany.
1978 (-) An unidentified woman dies of spontaneous human combustion at the age of 33 in West Cornforth, Durham, United Kingdom.
1980 (-) Margo Walls is strangled and hammered to death by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 47 in Farnsley, New Street, United Kingdom.
1982 (-) King Sobhuza II aka The Lion, dies at the age of 83 in Swaziland.
He leaves 500 widows and children.
1985 (x) 54 Die in British Airtours Boeing 737 fire in Manchester, United Kingdom.
1986 (-) Murderer Larry Smith is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1988 (-) Mari Konno is strangled by Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer, at the age of 4 in Saitama, Japan.
1989 (-) Black Panther Huey Percy Newton is fatally shot by 24-year-old Black Guerilla Family member Tyrone Robinson at the age of 47 in Oakland, 1400 block of 9th street, California, USA.
Newton's last words, as he stood facing his killer, were, "You can kill my body, but you can't kill my soul. My soul will live forever!"
1991 (-) Murderer Derick Lynn Peterson is executed by Old Sparky in Greenville, Virginia, USA.
1996 (-) Murderer Luis Morine Mata is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
2000 (-) Murderer Richard Wayne Jones is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer William Quentin Jones is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
2006 (x) 170 Die in Pulkovo Airlines Flight 612 Tupolev TU-154M crash in Sukha Balka, Ukraine.

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