Saturday, May 5, 2012

5 May 1981 - Bobby Robert Gerard Sands Dies

1813 (+)   Philosopher and theologian Sören Aabye Kierkegaard is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1818 (+)   Economist Karl Marx is born in Trier, Germany.

1821 (-)  War leader Napoleon Bonaparte dies of inner bleedings at the age of 51 in St. Hélène, France.

1905 (-)  Murderer Frank Gugleilmo is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Oregon, USA.

1914 (+)   Actor Tyrone Power is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

1945 (-)  Commander of Dachau concentration camp Weiter commits suicide in Germany.

1961 (-)  Philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty dies of a heart attack at the age of 53 in Paris, France.

1963 (x)   James Henry Audett aka Blackie, is the last prisoner to step out of Alcatraz Prison before its closure in San Francisco, California, USA.

1967 (+)   Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Ernest Miller is born in Illinois, USA.

1973 (x)   250 Die in 2 riverboat collision in Dacca, Bangladesh.

1975 (x)  47-year-old Serial Killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, is sentenced to 60 years imprisonment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

1975 (-)  SPK and Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Siegfried Hausner dies at the age of 23 in Stuttgart, Stammheim Prison, Germany.
He was severely burned in an unintentional explosion at the West German Embassy in Stockholm where the RAF held several people hostage.

1980 (-)  Shelley Dudley aka Valorie Ann Street, is sexually assaulted and beaten to death by Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Midtown Torso Killer, at the age of 19 in Hasbrouck Heights, Quality Inn Motel, Room 132, New Jersey, USA.

1980 (-)  Anna Bachmeier is strangled by Klaus Grabowski at the age of 7 in Germany.
He was a previously sentenced and castrated sex-offender.

1980 (-)  Valerie Street is tortured to death by Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Midtown Torso Killer, at the age of 19 in Hasbrouck Heights Quality Inn, New York, USA.

1981 (-)  IRA-member Bobby Robert Gerard Sands dies after 66 days of hungerstriking at the age of 27 in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
He was the first to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

1981 (x)  Start of the trial against 34-year-old Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.

1982 (x)  The bomb mailed to Professor Patrick Fisher by 39-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, explodes when opened in the Computer Science Department in Nashville, Vanderbilt University , Tennessee, USA.
One person is injured.

1997 (-)  Transvestite Serial Killer Samuel Jacques Coetzee commits suicide by drug-overdose in Boksburg prison, South Africa.
He was accused of killing four men and a boy together with his ex-partner John Frank Brown. He left a note saying he no longer wanted to live.

1999 (-)  Multiple murderer Robert Wayne Vickers is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
An inmate on death row already, on 4 march 1982, he doused Buster Holsinger, another death row inmate, with Vitalis and set him on fire. Holsinger died as a result of tracheobronchial burns.

1999 (-)  Murderer Clydell Coleman is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2005 (x)  45-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs 'Noise-Electronics-Computerpunk' in Vladivostok, Art-Klub Premiera, Russia.

2007 (x)   114 Die in Kenya Airways Flight 507 Boeing 737-8AL crash in Mbanga Pongo, Kenya.

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