Sunday, October 24, 2010

24 October 2003 - Brussels, Belgium

William Bennett performing with Whitehouse in Brussels, Belgium.

1537 (-) Third wife of Henry VIII Jane Seymour dies of puerperal fever at the age of 29 in Hampton Court, United Kingdom.
1903 (+) FBI-agent Melvin Horace Purvis is born in Illinois, USA.
1915 (+) Designer Bob Kane aka The Father of Batman, is born in California, USA.
1918 (-) Hotelier César Ritz dies at the age of 68 in Küssnacht, Switzerland.
1925 (+) Composer Luciano Berio is born in Oneglia, Liguria, Italy.
1926 (x) 52-year-old Magician Harry Houdini originally Erich Weiss, performs his last magic performance show in Detroit, Garrick Theatre, Michigan, USA.
1927 (+) Musician Gilbert Bécaud is born in Toulon, France.
1929 (x) All the rich run around in panic because of the Wall Street Crash in New York, New York, USA.
1929 (-) Hubertine Meurer is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 34 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
She survived.
1933 (+) Gangsters and murderous twins Reginald & Ronald Kray aka The Profession of Violence, is born in Hoxton, United Kingdom.
1935 (-) Gangster and bootlegger Arthur Flegenheimer aka Dutch Schulz, dies of peritonitis at the age of 33 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
He was shot by Charley "The Bug" Workman 22 hours before at the Palace Chop House. His famous last words, induced by high fever and morphine were recorded by a stenographer and inspired a number of writers.
1939 (x) 34-year-old Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess, escapes from the Arizona State Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
She returned voluntarily, 6 days later after visiting her ill mother.
1944 (-) Automobile pioneer Louis Renault due to mistreatment in Fresnes Prison accused of collaboration at the age of 67 in Paris, France.
1945 (+) SPK and Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Hanna Elise Krabbe is born in Bad Bentheim, Germany.
1948 (-) Composer Franz Ferenc Lehár dies at the age of 78 in Bad Ischi, Austria.
1951 (+) Rock fan Meredith Hunter is born in California, USA.
1953 (-) Evelyn Hartley is presumably murdered by Ed Gein aka Psycho, America’s Most Bizarre Murderer, at the age of 15 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.
1953 (x) 19-year-old Serial Killer Juan Vellejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer, marries Gabriella E. Hermosillo in Reno, Nevada, USA.
1955 (+) Double Murderer Jose Jesus Ceja is born in Arizona, USA.

1958 (-) Murderer Bart Caritativo is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 52 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
1960 (x) Over 120 skilled technicians and scientists Die in R-16 ICBM Rocket Missile explosion in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Site 41, Russia.
Its secondary engines were accidently ignited while is was still on the launchpad.
1962 (x) 37-year-old Comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested for obscenity in Hollywood, Troubadour Theatre, California, USA.
1963 (x) 137 Die in ferry capsizing in Yojoe, Han River, Korea.
1972 (-) Margaret Guilfoyle is stabbed to death and ripped to pieces by Herbert Mullin at the age of 24 in Santa Cruz, Empire Grade, California, USA.
1991 (-) Star Trek creator Eugene “Gene” Wesley Roddenberry dies at the age of 70 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1996 (x) 15-year-old Olga Galtseva is found, covered with terrible wounds during a raid on the apartment of Serial Killer and Cannibal Alexander Spesivtsev in Novokuznetsk, Siberia, Russia.
Also found are the mutilated bodies of 13-year-old Yevgenia Barashkina and 13-year-old Anastasia Burnayeva who had been missing for over a month.

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