Tuesday, February 28, 2012

28 February 1997 - Emil Decebal Mătăsăreanu is Shot Dead

1906 (+) Racketeer Bugsy Benjamin Siegel is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1912 (+) Mistress of Il Duce Benito Mussolini, Clara Claretta Petacci is born in Rome, Italy.
1942 (+) Rolling Stone Brian Lewis Hopkin Jones is born in Cheltenham, Park Nursing Home, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.
1947 (x) Start of the 228 Incident, an anti-government uprising in Taiwan.
Estimates of the number of deaths vary from ten thousand to thirty thousand or more.
1950 (+) IRA-member Francis Hughes originally Proinsias O hAodha, is born in Bellaghy, Londonderry, Ireland.
1956 (-) Robber, murderer, cop killer and Public Enemy Nº 1 Emile Buisson aka Mimile, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 53 in Paris, France.
1957 (-) Murderer Leonardo Salemi is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in New York, Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.
1958 (x) 26 children Die in school bus and wrecker truck collision in Floyd County, Levisa Fork River, Kentucky, USA.
It's the worst bus accident in the USA.
1960 (+) Serial Killer Richard ‘Ricky’ Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, is born in El Paso, Texas, USA.
1960 (+) Playmate of the Year 1980 Dorothy Stratten originally Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1971 (x) 31-year-old Performance artist Vito Acconci performs "Security Zone" with Lee Jaffe in New York, Pier 18, New York, USA.
1974 (x) Picasso’s “Guernica” is sprayed over with the text “Kill Lies All” by art-gallery-owner Tony Shafrazi in New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
1985 (x) Nine officers die in a mortar attack by the Terrorist Movement Provisional Irish Republican Army on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station in Newry, Ireland.
1986 (-) Prime-minister Olof Palme is shot dead at the age of 59 in Stockholm, Sveavägen, Sweden.
The crime remains unsolved and has been a national trauma.
1987 (x) 56-year-old Serial Killer Daniel Camargo Barboza aka The Beast of Ecuador and Monster of Charquito, is arrested and charged with the rape, mutilation and murder of 71 women in 15 months in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
1988 (x) 25-year-old Psychopatic killer Roberto Succo aka ‘André’, is arrested in Venice, Treviso, Italy.
1992 (-) Double Murderer David Clark is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.

1997 (-) Bankrobber Emil Decebal Mătăsăreanu is shot dead and Larry Eugene Jr. Phillips commits suicide after being shot in the hand during a shootout with patrol and SWAT officers after leaving the Bank of America he had just robbed at the age of 26 in North Hollywood, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, California, USA.
Ten officers and seven civilians suffered injuries.
2002 (-) Murderer Monty Allen Delk is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (x) 127 Die in a suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq.

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