Sunday, June 10, 2012

10 June 1946 - Jack John Arthur Johnson Dies

323bc (-)  Military leader Alexander the Great dies of a fever attack due to poisoning at the age of 33 in Babylon,

1692 (-)  Supposed witch Bridget Bishop is executed by hanging at the age of 61 in Salem, Oregon, USA.
It was the first execution in the Salem Witchcraft Trials.

1819 (+)   Artist Gustave Courbet is born in Ornans, France.

1836 (-)  Physicist André-Marie Ampère dies at the age of 61 in Marseille, France.

1886 (x)  40-year-old The Mad King of Bavaria, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig II is officially declared incapable of executing his governmental powers due to insanity in Neuschwanstein, Germany.

1896 (-)  Murderess of over 50 infants Amelia Elisabeth Dyer is executed by hanging at the age of 67 in London, Newgate Prison, United Kingdom.

1910 (+)   Blues music pioneer Chester Arthur Burnett aka Howlin’ Wolf, is born in White Station, Mississippi, USA.

1915 (+)   Writer Saul Bellow originally Solomon Bellows, is born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada.

1922 (+)   Actress Judy Garland originally Frances Ethel Gumm, is born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA.

1923 (+)   Media tycoon Robert Maxwell originally Jan Ludvik Hoch aka Captain Bob, is born in Slatina-Doly, Ukraine.

1926 (-)  Architect Antonio Gaudi dies at the age of 74 in Barcelona, Spain.
Taking a scroll in the city, he was driven over by a streetcar.

1926 (-)  Lilian St. Mary is raped and strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 63 in San Francisco, California, USA.

1927 (-)  Murderer John Butchek is executed by hanging at the age of 47 in Oregon, USA.

1933 (+)   Attorney Francis Lee Bailey is born in Waltham, Massachussets, USA.

1941 (+)   Lead Singer of the Shirelles Shirley Owens is born in Henderson, North Carolina, USA.

1944 (x)   Over 700 are killed in a Nazi-massacre in Oradour-sur-Glane, France.

1946 (-)  First Black Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World Jack John Arthur Johnson aka ‘Li’l Artha aka The Galveston Giant, dies in a car crash at the age of 68 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

1949 (-)  Writer Sigrid Undset dies at the age of 67 in Lillehammer, Norway.

1957 (-)  Sex-Killer Clarence Gordon Van Buuren is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Praetoria Prison, South Africa.

1967 (-)  Actor Spencer Bonaventure Tracy dies of a heart attack at the age of 67 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1975 (x)  24-year-old Serial Killer Randy Randall Brent Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer, is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for armed assault in Portland, Oregon, USA.

1980 (x)  38-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, mails a bomb to United Airlines President Percy Wood in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA.
Wood is injured when opening the package.

1980 (-)  Wilhelm Deck is stabbed to death by Robert Stullgens at the age of 30 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1982 (-)  Filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder dies of heart failure resulting from a lethal interaction between sleeping pills and cocaine at the age of 37 in München, Bavaria, Germany.

1982 (-)  Muse of Salvador Dali Gala originally Elena Dmitrievna Diakonova, dies at the age of 87 in Port Lligat, Catalonia, Spain.

1982 (-)  Shirelle Addie ‘Micki’ Harris dies of a heart attack after a live show at the age of 42 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

1983 (x)  23-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Carl Großmann" in Antwerpen, Club Moral, Antwerp, Belgium.

1984 (x)  Serial Killer Philippe Pacque aka The Werewolf of Amiens, is sentenced to life-imprisonment in France.

1984 (-)  An unidentified girl is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, in Rostow, Russia.

1988 (-)  Child molester and serial killer Arthur Gary Bishop is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Draper State Prison, Utah, USA.

1994 (-)  Artist Edward Kienholz dies of a heart attack at the age of 66 in Hope, Idaho, USA.
He will be buried in his car, a Packard, nearby his house.

1998 (x)  19-year-old Mass Murderer Sa'eed Amin Qashash kills 12 members of his family ‘because they threatened to kick him out of the house if he failed to pass his exams this year’ in Amman, Bnyat, Jordan.

1998 (x)  25-year-old Serial Killer Vadim Yershov is sentenced to death for killing 19 people in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia.

2001 (-)  Iranian Princess Leila Pahlavi commits suicide by an overdose of quinalbarbitone and cocaine at the age of 31 in London, Leonard Hotel, United Kingdom.
Suffering from anorexia nervosa, chronic low self-esteem, and severe depression, she spent much of her last year staying at the Leonard Hotel paying £450 a night for her favourite suite.

2003 (-)  Musician Ray Charles originally Robinson aka Brother Ray, dies of a liver disease at the age of 72 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

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