Sunday, May 20, 2012

20 May 1509 - Christoffel Columbus Dies

1277 (-)  187th Pope John XXI originally Perdo Juliao, dies at the age of 62 in Viterbo, Italy.
He died of injuries suffered in the collapse of a roof above his bedroom 8 days earlier.

1509 (-)  Explorer Christoffel Columbus dies of heart failure at the age of 58 in Valladolid, Castile, Spain.

1521 (x)  Jezuït Ignatius Inigo Lopez De Loyola is severely injured when a French cannonball shatters his leg in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain.

1799 (+)   Writer Honoré de Balzac is born in Tours, France.

1851 (+)   Inventor and founder of the Berliner Gramophone Company Emil Berliner is born in Hannover, Germany.

1882 (+)   Writer Sigrid Undset is born in Kalundborg, Zeeland, Denmark.

1894 (-)  Eugenie Delhomme is raped, strangled, her throat cut and her right breast severed by Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, at the age of 20 in France.

1908 (+)   Actor James Maitland “Jimmy” Stewart is born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA.

1915 (+)   Politician and Military Leader Moshe Dayan is born in Degania, Palestine.

1917 (x)  Future 20-year-old Serial Killer Marcel André Henri Felix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, has his left foot ripped open by a German hand-grenade during a bitter fight in the Aisne, France.

1925 (+)   Aircraft designer Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev is born in Moscow, Russia.

1927 (-)  Murderer Charles J. Blackburn is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.

1940 (-)  Flemish Nationalist Verdinaso Leader Joris Van Severen is brutally murdered by drunken partizans at the age of 45 in Abbéville, France.

1944 (+)   Musician Joe John Robert Cocker is born in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

1946 (+)   Musician Cher originally Cherilyn Sarkisian, is born in El Centro, California, USA.

1952 (+)   Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Christian Georg Alfred Klar is born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

1965 (x)   119 Die in Pakistan International Airlines Flight 705 Boeing 720-040 B crash in Caïro International Airport, Egypt.

1968 (x)  26-year-old Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown, is sentenced for sodomy and sent to the Iowa Men Reformatory in Anamosa, Iowa, USA.

1981 (-)  Carmen Riviera is presumably murdered by Zodiac in Hayward, California, USA.

1992 (-)  Murderer Roger Keith Coleman is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 33 in Virginia, USA.

1992 (-)  Murderer Jesus Romero is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.

1997 (-)  Murderer Clarence Lackey is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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