Thursday, February 23, 2012

23 February 1965 - Stan Laurel originally Arthur Stanley Jefferson Dies

632 (x) Prophet and founder of Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah delivers his Last Sermon aka Khutbatul Wada' in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
1417 (+) 211th Pope Paul II originally Pietro Barbo, is born in Venice, Italy.
1447 (-) 207th Pope Eugenius IV originally Gabriele Condulmer, dies at the age of 109 in Rome, Italy,
1685 (+) Composer Georg Friedrich Handel is born in Halle, Germany.
1848 (-) 5th president of the USA John Quincy Adams dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 80 in Washington, Capitol Building, Speaker's Room, District Columbia, USA.
1850 (+) Hotelier César Ritz is born in Niederwald, Switzerland.
1878 (+) Suprematist artist Kazimir Severinovich Malevich is born in Kiev, USSR.
1885 (x) Murderer John Lee aka The Man They Couldn’t Hang, is brought upon the scaffold 3 times to be hanged, but the trapdoor refuses to open upon each attempt. He will at last be repreived in Exeter Jail, United Kingdom.
1897 (-) Celestin Gautrais is stabbed to death by Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, in France.
1904 (+) Leader of the ‘Rote Kapelle’ spy-ring Leopold Trepper is born in Nowy Targ, Poland.
1906 (-) Murderer of his 24 wives Johan Hoch is executed by hanging in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1924 (-) 28th president of the USA Thomas Woodrow Wilson dies at the age of 67 in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1930 (-) Nazi activist Horst Ludwig Wessel known for “Die Fahne Hoch” aka Das Horst-Wessel-Lied, dies due to injuries after an assault on 14 January 1930 at the age of 22 in Berlin, Germany.
1930 (-) Hildegard Eid is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 24 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
She survived.
1931 (-) Cop Killer ‘Iron’ Irene Schroder aka Tiger Girl, is executed by Old Sparky in Rockview Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA.
She was the first woman to die in the Pennsylvania Electric Chair.
1931 (+) Pop artist Tom Wesselmann is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
1937 (-) An unidentified woman is hacked to death by The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland, Lake Erie, East 156th street, Ohio, USA.
1939 (+) Actor Peter Fonda is born in New York, New York, USA.
1944 (+) Musician Johnny John Dawson III Winter is born in Beaumont, Texas, USA.
1944 (-) Inventor of Bakelite Leo Hendrik Baekeland dies of cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 80 in Beacon, New York, USA.
1946 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer Neville George Clevely Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo, is found whipping an unidentified girl in London, Strand Palace Hotel, United Kingdom.

1965 (-) Actor Stan Laurel originally Arthur Stanley Jefferson, dies of a heart attack at the age of 74 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1966 (+) Seventh victim of Bobby Joe Long aka Bound To Die, Virginia Johnson is born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.
1970 (+) Daughter of Marlon Cheyenne Tarita Brando is born in Tahiti.
1971 (-) An unidentified woman is assaulted by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium.
She survived.
1975 (x) 26-year-old Manson Family-member Susan Denise Atkins aka Sadie Mae Glutz, is baptised by Chaplain Sargent Wright in Frontiera, Institution for Women, California, USA.
1976 (x) Start of the first trial against 29-year-old Serial Killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, in Salt Lake City, Metropolitan Hall of Justice, Utah, USA.
1981 (x) 48-year-old Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina attempts a military coup in Madrid, Spain.
He failed.
1981 (-) Gabriella Bohn is killed by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 16 in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
1985 (x) Over 100 Die in train derailment in Calcutta, India.
1990 (x) 30-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs 'Body Art' in Bern, Galerie Lydia Megert, Switzerland.
1996 (-) Serial Killer William George Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
He was the first man to be executed by lethal injection in California.
1996 (x) Convicted Robber Paul Wilson tries to strangle 49-year-old Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, with the flex of a headphone in Broadmoor Hospital, Henley Ward, United Kingdom.
Stockwell Strangler Kenneth Erskine came to rescue Sutcliffe.
2000 (-) Murderer Cornelius Alan Goss is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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