Thursday, May 17, 2012

17 May 1974 - Six Symbionese Liberation Army members Die

1510 (-)  Artist Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi Botticelli dies at the age of 65 in Florence, Italy.

1866 (+)   Composer Erik Satie is born in Honfleur, France.

1868 (+)   Automobile manufacturing pioneer Horace Elgin Dodge is born in Niles, Michigan, USA.

1873 (+)   Writer Henri Barbusse is born in Asnières-sur-Seine, France.

1900 (x)  25-year-old Mass murderer John Filip Nordlund aka Mälarmördaren aka Mordlund aka Svarte Filip, kills the Prince Carl steamboat's captain Olof Rönngren, a butcher, an old lady, a farmer and a cattle merchant and wounds another nine passengers in Arboga, Sweden.

1904 (+)   Actor Jean Gabin originally Jean-Alexis Moncorgé, is born in Paris, France.

1924 (x)  Numerous skulls and bones are found in the river Leine between Schloss Herrenhausen and the Bruckmühle. They are all presumed victims of 44-year-old Serial Killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, in Hannover, Germany.

1927 (x)  29-year-old Serial Killer John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, is sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for malicious wounding in London, South Western Magistrates Court, United Kingdom.

1927 (-)  Cop Killer Albert Brownlee is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in Oregon, USA.

1937 (+)   Actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper is born in Dodge City, Kansas, USA.

1941 (x)  35-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe is released from prison on the occasion of the 2,600th anniversary celebrations of the mythical founding of Japan in Tochigi, Japan.

1950 (+)   Founding Symbionese Liberation Army member Patricia Monique Soltysik aka Mizmoon, is born in Goleta, California, USA.

1955 (+)   Actress Debra Winger is born in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

1974 (x)  In a police raid on the Symbionese Liberation Army headquarters, six members die from smoke inhalation, burns and gunshot wounds in Los Angeles, 1466 East 54th Street, California, USA.
The SLA dead were: Nancy Ling Perry aka Fahizah, Angela Atwood aka General Gelina, Willie Wolfe aka Cujo, who was reported to be Patricia Hearst's lover, Donald DeFreeze aka Cinque, and Patricia Soltysik aka Mizmoon.

1978 (-)  Vera Millward is hammered and stabbed to death by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 41 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

1979 (x)  29-year-old Serial Killer Richard Trenton Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento, is sentenced to die in the Gas Chamber in Santa Clara County, California, USA.

1990 (-)  Murderer Johnny R. Anderson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.

1994 (-)  Murderer John Thanos is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Maryland, USA.

2006 (-)  Double murderer Jermaine Herron is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2010 (-)  Entertainer Bobbejaan Modest Schoepen dies of heart failure at the age of 85 in Turnhout, Antwerp, Belgium.

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