Tuesday, May 1, 2012

1 May 1998 - Eldridge Cleaver Dies

1555 (-)  222nd Pope Marcellus II originally Marcello Cervini degli Spannochi, dies at the age of 54 in Rome, Italy.

1572 (-)  225th Pope St. Pius V originally Michele Ghisleri, dies at the age of 68 in Rome, Italy.

1853 (+)   Scout Martha Jane Canary-Burke aka Calamity Jane, is born in Princeton, Missouri, USA.

1873 (-)  Explorer David Livingstone dies of dysentery at the age of 60 in Chief Chitambo's village near Lake Bangweulu, Zambia.
The actual cause of death was blood loss due to severe bleeding from the anus. His heart was buried under a tree on the spot where he died, his body was taken to London to be buried there.

1897 (x)  51-year-old Cannibal Adolph Louis Luetgert aka The Sausage King, kills his 40-year-old wife Louisa Bicknese in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
He probably mixed her body in the meat at his sausage company.

1900 (x)   Over 200 Die in Winter Quarters Mine explosion in Scofield, Utah, USA.

1904 (-)  Composer Antonín Leopold Dvo ák dies of heart failure at the age of 62 in Prague, Czechoslowakia.

1915 (+)   President of the German Employers’ Association Hanns Martin Schleyer is born in Offenburg, Germany.

1917 (-)  Double Murderer Dr. Arthur Warren Waite is executed by Old Sparky in Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.

1923 (+)   Writer Joseph Heller is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1927 (-)  Jennie Randolph is raped and strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, in Buffalo, New York, USA.

1931 (x)  The Empire State Building is inaugurated by the 56-year-old 31st president of the USA Herbert Clark Hoover in New York, New York, USA.

1945 (+)   Musician Rita Faye Coolidge is born in Lafayette, Tennessee, USA.

1945 (-)  Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Paul Goebbels commits suicide by poison and a shot through the head at the age of 47 in Berlin, Germany.

1945 (-)  Wife of Nazi Leader Joseph Goebbels, Magda Goebbels originally Johanna Maria Magdalena Behrend, commits suicide by poison and a shot through the head at the age of 43 in Berlin, Germany.
She first poisoned all of her 6 children with cyanide.

1947 (-)  Georgia Weckler is presumably murdered by Ed Gein aka Psycho, America’s Most Bizarre Murderer, in Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA.

1960 (x)  A Lockheed U-2 aircraft with 30-year-old US Spy Pilot Gary Francis “Frank” Powers is shot down in Sverdlovsk, Russia.

1966 (-)  Marysa Galazka is stabbed to death and mutilated by Lucian Staniak aka The Red Spider of Katowice, at the age of 17 in Warsaw, Zoliborz, Poland.

1973 (x)  27-year-old Performance artist Chris Burden performs "Movie on the Way Down" at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, USA.

1974 (x)   250 Die in motor launch capsizing in Bangladesh.

1974 (x)  The Black Zebra Killers JC Simon, Manuel Moore and Larry Green are arrested in San Francisco, California, USA.

1985 (x)  2 firemen are killed in the fourteenth bomb attack by the Revolutionary Cellules Communistes Combattantes in Brussels, VBO-Building, Brabant, Belgium.

1993 (-)  Ex-Prime Minister Pierre Beregovoy commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 67 in Nièvre, France.

1998 (-)  Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver dies of diabetes and prostate cancer at the age of 62 in Pomona, Valley Hospital Medical Center, California, USA.

2002 (x)  42-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs 'Six Pack' in Brussel, Theatre Mercelis, Brabant, Belgium.

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