Saturday, May 26, 2012

26 May 1946 - Marcel André Henri Felix Petiot is Executed

1478 (+)   219th Pope Clementius VII originally Giulio di Giuliano de Medici, is born in Florence, Italy.

1647 (-)  Witch Alse Young is executed by hanging at the age of 47 in Windsor, Connecticut, USA.
She was the first person in the records executed for witchcraft in the USA.

1822 (x)   116 Die in Grue Church fire in Skulstad, Norway.

1828 (x)  16-year-old Kaspar Casparus Hauser aka The Wild Child, is found on a market square in Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany.

1853 (+)   Outlaw and gunman John Wesley Hardin is born in Bonham, Texas, USA.

1867 (+)   Queen consort of the United Kingdom Victoria Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes Mary of Teck is born in London, Kensington Palace, United Kingdom.

1878 (+)   Choreographer Isadora Angela Duncan aka The Mother of Modern Dance, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.

1883 (+)   Serial Killer Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, is born in Mulheim-am-Rhein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1884 (-)  Husband murderess Mary Lefley is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Lincoln, United Kingdom.
She had to be dragged to the gallows screaming 'murder, murder!' and struggling with the warders.

1886 (+)   Singer Al Jolson originally Asa Yoelson aka The World’s Greatest Entertainer, is born in Seredzius, Lithuania.

1899 (+)   War criminal and art collector Pieter Nicolaas Menten is born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

1904 (-)  Neurologist Gilles Georges Albert Edouard Brutus de la Tourette dies due to depression and hypomania at the age of 46 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

1907 (+)   Actor John Wayne originally Marion Michael Morrison, is born in Winterset, Iowa, USA.

1913 (+)   Horror film actor Peter Wilton Cushing is born in Kenley, Surrey, United Kingdom.

1916 (x)  24-year-old Serial Killer Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder, sets fire to the State Penitentiary’s flax mill and workshops in Oregon, USA.

1920 (+)   Singer, songwriter and actress Peggy Lee originally Norma Deloris Egstrom, is born in Jamestown, North Dakota, USA.

1922 (x)  52-year-old Bolsjevist leader Vladimir Ilyitsch Lenin is hit by a stroke in Moscow, Russia.

1923 (+)   Actor Horst Tappert aka Stephan Derrick, is born in Elberfeld, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1924 (-)  Fritz Wittig is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 17 in Hannover, Germany.

1924 (-)  Friedrich Abeling is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 10 in Hannover, Germany.

1926 (+)   Musician Miles Dewey III Davis is born in Alton, Illinois, USA.

1928 (+)   Life Terminator Jack Kevorkian aka Doctor Death, is born in Pontiac, Michigan, USA.

1938 (-)  Murderer Robert Hoolhouse is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Durham Gaol, United Kingdom.

1938 (+)   Murderess Pauline Yvonne Parker aka Heavenly Creature, is born in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

1946 (-)  Serial Killer Marcel André Henri Felix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 49 in Paris, Prison de la Santé, France.

1946 (+)   Musician Michael “Mick” Ronson is born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

1954 (x)   103 Die in US Bennington aircraftcarrier explosion.

1954 (+)   Serial Killer Danny Harold Rolling aka The Gainesville Ripper, is born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.

1956 (+)   Army Veteran and Suicide Pilot Frank Eugene Corder is born in Perry Point, Maryland, USA.

1957 (+)   Serial Killer Mary Flora Bell aka Child of Hell, is born in Gateshead, United Kingdom.

1971 (x)  37-year-old Serial Killer Juan Vellejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer, is arrested and charged with the murders of 25 migrant farm workers in Yuba City, California, USA.

1976 (-)  Philosopher Martin Heidegger dies at the age of 86 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

1983 (x)   The Public Health Service announces AIDS to be the number 1 public health menace in the USA.

1984 (-)  Michelle Simms is abducted, raped and strangled by Bobby Long aka Bound to Die, at the age of 22 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

1991 (x)   223 Die in Lauda-Air Flight 004 Boeing 767-3Z9ER "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" crash in Phu Toei National Park, Suphanburi, Thailand.

1991 (-)  Konerak Sinthasomphone is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 14 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.

2003 (-)  Falun Gong member Li Rongxian is tortured to death at the age of 44 in Jiutai Forced Labour Camp, Jilin, China.
He also suffered of advanced stages of pulmonary tuberculosis.

2004 (x)  44-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs 'Hij die geen Hart Heeft zal geen Hartepijn Hebben' in Antwerpen, Factor 44, Antwerpen, Belgium.

2008 (-)  Filmmaker Sydney Irwin Pollack dies of stomach cancer at the age of 73 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

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