Saturday, February 25, 2012

25 February 1922 - Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer is Executed

1500 (+) Emperor of Germany, Charles is born in Gent, East Flanders, Belgium.
1841 (+) Artist Pierre Auguste Renoir is born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France.
1842 (+) Writer Karl Friedrich May known for Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, is born in Ernstthal, Saxony, Germany.
1865 (-) Jane Taylor is poisoned by Dr. Edward Pritchard in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
1873 (+) Tenor Enrico Caruso is born in Napoli, Italy.
1879 (-) Charles Frederick Peace aka The Murderous Musician, is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Leeds, Armley Gaol, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
"Lion-hearted I've lived, And when my time comes Lion-hearted I'll die."
1894 (+) Guru Meher Baba originally Merwan Sheriar Irani aka The Silent Avatar, is born in Pune, India.
1899 (-) Journalist and founder of the Reuters news agency Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter aka Joseph Josephat, dies at the age of 82 in Nice, Villa Reuter, France.
1917 (+) Writer Anthony Burgess is born in Manchester, Harpurhey, United Kingdom.
1920 (+) Cult-leader Sun Myung Moon is born in Sangsa-ri, North Korea.
1921 (+) Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte aka Minister of Unemployment and Assimilation, is born in Quebec, Canada.

1922 (-) Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 52 in Paris, France.
1931 (+) Serial Killer Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, is born in Perth, Australia.
1943 (+) Beatle George Harrison aka L’Angelo Misterioso, is born in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
1945 (+) Japanese minister of Agriculture Toshikatsu Matsuoka is born in Aso, Kumamoto, Japan.
1953 (+) Artist Martin Kippenberger is born in Dortmund, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1957 (+) IRA-member Raymond Peter McCreesh originally Réamann Mac Raois, is born in Camlough, Armagh, Ireland.
1959 (+) Murderer Ricky Lee Sanderson is born in North Carolina, USA.
1964 (-) Artist Alexander Porfyrovych Archipenko dies at the age of 76 in New York, New York, USA.
1967 (x) 35-year-old Serial Killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, escapes from Bridgewater Hospital but is arrested 2 days later in Lynn, Massachussets, USA.
1969 (-) Revolutionary student Jan Zajic commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 18 in Prague, Wenceslas Square, Czechoslowakia.
1970 (-) Artist Mark Rothko originally Marcus Rothkowitz, commits suicide by slashing his wrists at the age of 66 in New York, New York, USA.
1978 (+) Son of Kelly Boyd and Kenneth Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler, Ryan Bianchi is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1980 (-) Michael Gluck is beaten to death by Randy Kraft aka The Freeway Killer, in Goshen, Oregon, USA.
1980 (-) Cassidy Johnson aka ‘Muffin’, is smothered by Christine Falling aka The Baby-Sitter, at the age of 2 in Blountstown, Florida, USA.
1981 (-) Jill Martin is sexually assaulted by Randy Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer, at the age of 18 in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
She survived.
1982 (x) 22-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs 'Resonantiepunktie' in an exhibition of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Antwerpen, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
1983 (-) Writer Tennessee Thomas Lanier Williams chokes to death on an eyedrop bottle cap at the age of 71 in New York, New York, USA.
The police report, however, suggested his use of drugs and alcohol contributed to his death.
1990 (x) 87 die in Happy Land Social Club fire, by Arsonist Julio Gonzales because of a row with his girlfriend and his eviction from the club in New York, The Bronx, New York, USA.
1994 (x) Mass Murderer Baruch Goldstein opens fire on Muslim worshipers in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, Israël.
He killed 29 of them before being bludgeoned to death by survivors.
1995 (-) Writer James Herriot originally James Alfred Wight, dies of prostate cancer at the age of 78 in Thrilby, United Kingdom.
2005 (x) 60-year-old Serial Killer Dennis Lynn Rader aka The BTK Killer, is arrested in Park City, 6022 61st and Independence, Kansas, USA.
2007 (-) Murderer Richard Head Williams is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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