Tuesday, April 24, 2012

24 April 1974 - Bud William Alexander Abbott Dies

1533 (+)   Prince and Count of Nassau Willem Van Oranje aka Willem De Zwijger aka William The Silent, is born in Dillenburg, Nassau, Germany.

1558 (x)  15-year-old Queen of Scots Mary Stuart marries the Dauphin of France, 14-year-old François II in Paris, Notre Dame, France.

1731 (-)  Writer and journalist Daniel Defoe known for “Robinson Crusoe”, dies at the age of 71 in London, United Kingdom.

1787 (+)   Criminologist and founder of toxicology Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila is born in Mahon, Minorca, Spain.

1853 (+)   Criminologist Alphonse Bertillon is born in Paris, France.

1856 (+)   Marshall Philippe Henri Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain is born in Cauchy-à-la-Tour, Pas-de-Calais, France.

1875 (x)  27-year-old Outlaw Jesse Woodson James marries his niece, Zerelda ‘Zee’ James in Missouri, USA.

1903 (+)   Founder of the Fascist Falange, José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Saenz De Heredia is born in Madrid, Spain.

1904 (+)   Artist Willem De Kooning is born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

1922 (-)  Murderer Colin Ross is executed by hanging in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

1929 (-)  Multiple Murderer Vernon Booher is executed by hanging in Alberta, Fort Saskatchewan jail, Canada.

1934 (+)   Actress Shirley MacLaine originally Shirley Beaty, is born in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

1942 (+)   Actress Barbara Streisand is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1950 (x)  46-year-old George Peter Metesky aka The Mad Bomber, plants his first bomb in a phone booth in New York, Fifth Avenue, outside the public library, New York, USA.

1964 (-)  Helen Catherine Barthelemey Helene Paul Thompson,, is found naked and dead, choked to death by Jack the Stripper at the age of 23 in London, United Kingdom.

1967 (-)  Soviet cosmonaut and the first human to die during a space mission Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov dies in a crash with Soyoez I at the age of 40 in Orenburg Oblast, Russia.

1971 (+)   Musician Mauro Antonio Pawlowski is born in Heusden, Limburg, Belgium.

1973 (x)  24-year-old Serial Killer Ed Emil Edmund Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer, gives himself up, confessing to a career of murder and mutilation in Pueblo, Colorado, USA.

1974 (-)  Actor Bud William Alexander Abbott dies of prostate cancer at the age of 73 in Woodland Hills, Motion Picture and Television Hospital, California, USA.

1975 (x)   113 Die in Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crash in New York, New York, USA.

1975 (x)  The Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion, Kommando Holger Meins featuring several members of the Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv attack the West German embassy, set it on fire and take 13 hostages in Stockholm, Sweden.
Four people die, including two of the terrorists.

1977 (-)  Tina Atkinson aka Mitra McGhee, is hammered and stabbed to death by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 32 in Bradford, Manningham, 9 Oak Avenue, United Kingdom.

1978 (x)  Serial Killer Zodiac writes an ‘I am back’-letter to The San Francisco Chronicle in San Francisco, California, USA.

1983 (-)  Paula Golding is abducted and shot dead by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

1984 (-)  Westland New Post leader Paul Latinus commits suicide by hanging in Court-Saint-Etienne, Brabant, Belgium.

1984 (x)  45-year-old Serial Killer Robert Christian Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, is taken on a flight to locate some of his victims’ graves. 3 days later he found 7, all near the Knik River in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

1995 (x)  Gilbert Murray is killed by a bomb mailed by 52-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, in Sacramento, Forest Association Office, California, USA.
Kaczinski also mails more letters to the New York Times, Washington Post and Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione, containing his “Industrial Society and its Future” manifesto.

1997 (-)  Murderer John A. Jr. Brown is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1998 (x)  50-year-old Radical Hutu-Power-leader Froduald Karamira and 21 other Hutu-leaders are publicly executed by the firing squad on market-squares and in football-stadions in five main cities where they have been responsible for the 1994 genocides in Nyamata and in Kigali, Rwanda.

1998 (-)  Murderer Joseph Cannon is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1998 (-)  Murderess Lesley Lee Gosch is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2003 (-)  Murderer Gary Brown is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Alabama, USA.

2005 (+)   The world’s first cloned dog Snuppy is born in Seoul, South Korea.
The puppy was created using the cell of an ear from an adult Afghan hound and involved 123 surrogate mothers.

2007 (-)  Murderer James Filiaggi is executed by lethal injection in Ohio, USA.

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