Wednesday, May 9, 2012

9 May 1976 - Ulrike Marie Meinhof Commits Suicide

1785 (-)  Composer Franz Xaver Schnitzer dies at the age of 44 in Ottobeuren, Germany.

1805 (-)  Poet, philosopher, historian and dramatist Friedrich Johann Christoph von Schiller dies of catarre at the age of 45 in Weimar, Saxony, Germany.

1837 (+)   Automobile engineer Adam Opel is born in Rüsselheim, Germany.

1860 (+)   Murderer William Kemmler aka John Hurt, is born in New York, USA.

1874 (+)   Archaeologist Howard Carter is born in London, Kensington, United Kingdom.

1907 (+)   Writer and Nazi Youth Leader Baldur von Schirach is born in Weimar, Germany.

1912 (+)   Actor Pedro Gregorio Hastings Armendariz is born in Mexico City, Mexico.

1921 (+)   Leader of The White Rose resistance group Sophie Magdalene Scholl is born in Forchtenberg am Kocher, Germany.

1924 (-)  Heinz Martin is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 14 in Hannover, Germany.

1936 (+)   Murderer Zane Hill is born in North Carolina, USA.

1938 (+)   Serial Killer Carroll Edward Cole aka Silent Rage, is born in Sioux City, Iowa, USA.

1942 (-)  Pauline Thompson is strangled by Edward Leonski aka The Singing Strangler, in Melbourne, Spring Street, Australia.

1949 (+)   Musician Billy Joel is born in the Bronx, New York, USA.

1959 (-)  Dorothy Pearce is raped and beaten to death by Wendell Lightbourne aka The Cannibalist Golf Caddy, at the age of 59 in Southlands Beach, Bermudas.

1968 (-)  Poet, Playwright and Lesbian Rights Pioneer Mercedes de Acosta dies of a brain tumour at the age of 75 in New York City, New York, USA.

1976 (-)  Founding member of the Rote Armee Fraktion, Ulrike Marie Meinhof commits suicide by hanging at the age of 41 in Stuttgart, Stammheim Prison, cell 719, Germany.
"Selbstmord ist der letzte Akt der Rebellion".

1976 (-)  Marcella Claxton is attacked by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, in Leeds, Roundhay, Soldiers’ Field, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
She survived.

1978 (-)  Politician Aldo Moro is murdered by the Red Brigades after being kidnapped at the age of 61 in Rome, Italy.

1978 (+)   9/11 Terrorist Yousef al-Shehhi Marwan is born in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

1979 (x)  36-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, places a booby trap bomb in a cardboard box in a common area at the Northwestern University Campus in Evanston, Illinois, USA.
One person is injured when opening the package.

1981 (x)  29-year-old IRA-member Joe McDonnel originally Seosamh Mac Domhnaill, starts hungerstriking in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.

1982 (-)  Regina Spielman is stabbed to death by Michael Wolpert aka The Strong Sex Drive, at the age of 17 in Dietzenbach, Heusenstamm Wald, Germany.

1982 (x)  25-year-old Serial Killer David Edwin Mason beats and garottes his cellmate to death with a towel in Alameda County Jail, California, USA.
He hung the victim from a shower rod to make it look like suicide.

1983 (-)  Jimmy Roberts is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 18 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1986 (x)  The leaders of the Revolutionary Cellules Communistes Combattantes, Pierre Carette, Bernard Sassoye, Didier Chevolet and Pascale Vandegeerde go hungerstriking in the prisons of St. Gillis and Vorst in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.

1986 (-)  Laurent Bureau is raped and beaten to death by Francis Heaulme aka The Emmaus Murderer, in Perigueux, France.

1986 (-)  Mountaineer and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay originally Namgyal Wangdi, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 72 in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

1987 (x)   183 Die in LOT Ilyushin IL-62M "Tadeusz Ko ciuszko" crash in Warsaw, Poland.

1990 (x)   34 Jewish graves are destroyed, and the freshly buried body of 81-year-old Felix Germon is mutilated with a spear thrust through the chest and rectum by a so-called neo-Nazi commando in Carpentras, France.
Afterwards it turned out to be the work of a group of bored bourgeois kids.

1997 (-)  William Reese is shot dead as fourth victim by Andrew Cunanan aka American Gigolo/American Psycho, in Pennsville, Finn’s Point National Cemetary, New Jersey, USA.
His body was found in a lake near Minneapolis a week later.

1997 (-)  Sam Arcuri is bludgeoned to death by Daniel Blank at the age of 76 in LaPlace, Texas, USA.

2000 (-)  Murderer William Joseph Kitchens is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2001 (x)   129 football fans Die in Accra Sports Stadium stampede in Ghana.

2002 (-)  Murderer Reginald Lenard Reeves is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2007 (-)  Murderer Philip Workman is executed by lethal injection in Tennessee, USA.

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