Sunday, April 22, 2012

22 April 1994 - Richard Mulhouse Nixon Dies

1724 (+)   Philiosopher Immanuel Kant is born in Königsberg, Prussia, Germany.

1766 (+)   Writer Germaine Anne Louise de Staël originally Germaine Necker aka Madame, is born in Paris, France.

1840 (+)   Painter Odilon Redon is born in Bordeaux, France.

1870 (+)   Bolsjevist leader Vladimir Ilyitsch Lenin is born in Simbirsk, Russia.

1891 (+)   Anarchist and supposed murderer Nicola Ferdinando Sacco is born in Torremaggiore, Fogia, Italy.

1899 (+)   Writer Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Nabokov is born in St. Petersburg, Russia.

1904 (+)   Scientist and Father of the Atomic Bomb, Robert Julius Oppenheimer is born in New York, New York, USA.

1916 (+)   Composer Yehudi Menuhin is born in New York, New York, USA.

1922 (+)   Musician Charles Mingus is born in Nogales, Arizona, USA.

1923 (+)   TV-series-maker Aaron Spelling is born in Dallas, Texas, USA.

1923 (+)   Fetish model Bettie Mae Page aka the Queen of Pinups, is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

1925 (-)  Murderer John Norman Holmes Thorne is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.

1930 (-)  Murderer William Henry Podmore is executed by hanging in Winchester Prison, United Kingdom.

1933 (-)  Automobile pioneer Henry Frederick Royce dies at the age of 70 in West Wittering, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
His last words were reported to be, "I wish I had spent more time in the office."

1934 (-)  FBI-agent Carter Baum is killed by George Nelson originally Lester Joseph Gillis aka Baby Face, at the age of 29 in Spider Lake, Colorado, USA.

1937 (+)   Actor Jack Nicholson is born in Neptune, New Jersey, USA.

1942 (-)  Alice Porter is crucified by Fern Donald in Pueblo Church, Colorado, USA.

1945 (-)  Artist Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz dies at the age of 77 in Moritzburg, Germany.

1946 (+)   Filmmaker John Samuel Waters is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

1952 (+)   Pornographic actress Marilyn Chambers originally Marilyn Ann Briggs, is born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

1960 (-)  Murderer Lawrence Wade is executed by the Gas Chamber in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.

1960 (-)  Valeska Eder is shot dead by Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder, in Nürnberg, Tuchgartenstraße, Bavaria, Germany.

1970 (-)  H. Kecinski commits suicide by distress in Fahrdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
He also kills his wife and 7 children.

1972 (x)  26-year-old Serial Killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers aka The Genesee River Killer, marries his third wife, Penny Sherbino in Watertown, New York, USA.

1977 (-)  Debra Schlesinger is stabbed to death by a Yorkshire Ripper-copycat at the age of 18 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

1980 (x)   313 Die in Don Juan shipwreck in Manila, Filippines.

1983 (-)  Murderer John Evans is executed by Old Sparky in Alabama, USA.
After the first jolt of electricity, sparks and flames erupted from the electrode attached to his leg. The electrode then burst from the strap holding it in place and caught on fire. Smoke and sparks came out from under the hood. Two physicians entered the chamber and found a heartbeat. The electrode was reattached to his leg. More smoke and burning flesh. Again doctors found a heartbeat. Ignoring the pleas of Evan's lawyer, Russ Canan, a third jolt was applied. The execution took 14 minutes and left Evan's body charred and smoldering.

1984 (-)  April Brunais is raped and strangled by Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler, at the age of 16 in Griswold, Connecticut, USA.

1984 (-)  Leslie Shelley is raped and strangled by Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler, at the age of 14 in Griswold, Connecticut, USA.

1986 (-)  Black Vietnam-veteran and murderer David Funchess is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 37 in Starke State Prison, Florida, USA.

1992 (x)   206 Die in numerous gasoline explosions in the sewer system in Guadalajara, Mexico.

1994 (-)  37th president of the USA Richard Mulhouse Nixon dies of a stroke at the age of 81 in New York City, New York, USA.
He was the only president to resign without completing an elected term.

1998 (-)  Murderer Jose R. Villafuerte is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.

2002 (-)  Porn Actress Linda Lovelace originally Linda Susan Boreman, dies of massive trauma and internal injuries after a car accident on 3 April at the age of 53 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

2003 (-)  Murderer Juan Rodriguez Chavez is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2004 (x)   150 Die in two fuel trains collision in Ryongchon, North Korea.

2006 (x)  46-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs 'The Discovery of James Lee Byars' Tomb' in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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