Sunday, August 8, 2010

8 August 2009 - Mersing, Malaysia

Two women preparing to take off on their motorbike after attending a wedding in Mersing, Malaysia.

1276 (-) 186th Pope Adrianus V originally Ottobuono de’ Fieschi, dies at the age of 71 in Viterbo, Italy.
1879 (+) Revolutionary Leader Emiliano Zapata Salazar is born in Anenecuilco, Mexico.
1905 (+) Composer André Jolivet is born in Paris, France.
1914 (+) Supposed mistress of Adolf Hitler, Unity Valkyrie Mitford is born in London, United Kingdom.
1923 (-) Child murderer Albert Edward Burrows is executed by hanging at the age of 62 in Nottingham, United Kingdom.
1925 (x) The first national meeting of the Ku Klux Klan is joined by over 200.000 followers in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1929 (+) The Great Train Robber Ronald “Ronnie” Arthur Biggs is born in London East End, United Kingdom.
1931 (x) Mass Murderer Sylvester Matuschka aka The Orient-Express Wrecker, places a bomb on the Basel-Berlin Express D-train track in Juterbog, Germany.
1937 (+) Actor Dustin Hoffman is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1942 (x) The bodies of the Kneller family, victims of 45-year-old Serial Killer Marcel André Henri Felix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, are found floating in the Seine in Asnières, France.
1943 (x) 14-year-old Serial Killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More, is arrested for several burglaries in Chicago, Rogers Park Hotel, Illinois, USA.
1944 (+) Filmmaker Peter Weir is born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
1944 (+) Hardcore porn actor John Curtis Holmes aka Johnny Wadd, is born in Ashville, Ohio, USA.
1950 (-) Commander of Breendonk-KZ Philipp Johann Adolf Schmitt is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 47 in Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium.
It was the last official execution in Belgium.
1952 (-) Murderer Wayne Leroy Long is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 26 in Oregon, USA.
1956 (x) 263 Die in coal-mine explosion in Marcinelle, Belgium.
1958 (-) Infant-killer Angelo John Lemarca is executed by Old Sparky in New York, Sing Sing prison, New York, USA.
1962 (-) Murderess Elisabeth Duncan is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 74 in the USA.
She ordered the murder of her 29-year-old daughter-in-law Olga Kupczyk. In the Gas Chamber she was accompanied by 25-year-old Luis Moya and 31-year-old Augustine ‘Gus’ Baldonado, who actually killed the victim.
1963 (x) 31-year-old Mastermind Bruce Richard Reynolds aka The Great Train Robber, leads his gang on the robbery of the Royal Mail train, cashing £2.600.000 in London, 1/2 hour before Euston station, United Kingdom.
1972 (-) Andy Warhol Superstar Andrea Feldman aka Whips, commits suicide by jumping from the fourteenth floor window of her flat at the age of 24 in New York, 51 Fifth Avenue and 12th Street, New York, USA.
She invited several ex-boyfriends to her parents' apartment to witness her final starring role, her suicide.
1973 (-) Serial Killer Dean Arnold Corll aka The Candyman, is shot dead with his own .22 pistol by Wayne Henley at the age of 33 in Houston, Pasadena, 2020 Lamar St., Texas, USA.
Henley would later lead the police to 27 bodies of boys he delivered to Corll, who tortured and killed them.
1974 (-) Writer and Nazi Youth Leader Baldur von Schirach dies at the age of 67 in Kröv-an-der-Mosel, Germany.
1974 (x) 61-year-old 37th president of the USA Richard Mulhouse Nixon delivers his resignation speech due to the Watergate scandal in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1981 (-) IRA-member Thomas McElwee originally Tomas Mac Giolla Bhuidhe, dies after 62 days of hungerstriking at the age of 23 in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
He was the ninth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.
1985 (x) The German Stadtguerilla group Rote Armee Fraktion bomb the Rhein-Main US airbase in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden, Germany.
In Wiesbaden US soldier Edward Pimental is killed.
1985 (-) Elyath Abowath is raped, beaten and shot by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 35 in Los Angeles, San Gabriel, California, USA.
Sakina survived.
2001 (-) Murderer Mack Oran Hill is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer T.J. Jones is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (-) Writer Georges Joseph Christian Simenon dies at the age of 104 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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