Thursday, May 10, 2012

10 May 1994 - John Wayne Gacy is Executed

1818 (-)  Patriot, silversmith and activist Paul Revere dies at the age of 83 in Boston, Charter Street, Massachusetts, USA.

1838 (+)   Murderer John Wilkes Booth aka The Man Who Shot President Abraham Lincoln, is born in Bel Air, Maryland, USA.

1853 (+)   Victim of Jack the Ripper, Martha Tabram aka Martha Turner, is born in London, Southwark, United Kingdom.

1899 (+)   Actor Fred Astaire originally Fréderic Austerlitz, is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

1904 (-)  Explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley originally John Rowlands aka Bula Matari (Breaker of Rocks), dies at the age of 63 in London, United Kingdom.

1920 (x)  22-year-old Serial Killer John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, marries Ethel Simpson Waddington in Halifax Registry Office, United Kingdom.

1924 (x)  29-year-old FBI-boss John Edgar Hoover is inaugurated as director of the Federal Bureau in Washington, District Columbia, USA.

1933 (x)   Thousands of ‘entartete’ books are burned by the Nazis on public squares in various cities, Germany.

1940 (x)   Nazi-Germany attacks Belgium, Holland and Luxemburg.

1941 (x)  47-year-old Nazi leader Rudolf Walter Richard Hess flies to the United Kingdom, presumably with a peace-mission, but he crashes and is taken prisoner of war in Scotland, United Kingdom.

1946 (+)   Musician Donovan is born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

1952 (+)   Mass Murderer Thomas Watt Hamilton is born in Scotland, United Kingdom.

1955 (+)   Murderer David Mark Chapman aka The Man Who Shot John Lennon, is born in Decatur, Georgia, USA.

1957 (+)   Sex Pistol Sid Vicious originally Simon John Ritchie, is born in Lewisham, United Kingdom.

1967 (x)  25-year-old Rolling Stone Brian Lewis Hopkin Jones is arrested for drug use in Sussex, United Kingdom.

1970 (x)  Bomb attack by Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen on the National Guard Association building in Washington, District Columbia, USA.

1977 (-)  Actress Joan Crawford dies of a heart attack at the age of 73 in New York, New York, USA.

1987 (-)  Mass-Murderer Sadamichi Hirasawa aka Jiro Yamaguchi, dies of pneumonia at the age of 95 in in a prison, Japan.
He spent 39 years on Death Row.

1987 (x)  8 members of the Terrorist Movement Provisional Irish Republican Army are killed in an ambushed police-attack in Loughall, Ireland.

1993 (x)   188 Die in Kader Toy Factory fire in Sam Phran District, Thailand.

1994 (-)  Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Stateville Prison, Illinois, USA.
After the execution began, one of the three lethal drugs clogged the tube leading to Gacy's arm, and therefore stopped flowing. Blinds, covering the window through which witnesses observe the execution, were then drawn. The clogged tube was replaced with a new one, the blinds were opened, and the execution process resumed.

1996 (x)  50-year-old SPK and Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Hanna Elise Krabbe is released from prison after 21 years for her part in the occupation of the West German embassy in Stockholm in Lübeck, Germany.

2001 (x)   120 Die in football game stampede in Ghana.

2002 (-)  Cop Killer Lynda Lyon Block is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 54 in Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama, USA.
She was the last person to be electrocuted in Alabama.

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