Thursday, June 7, 2012

7 June 1937 - Jean Harlow Dies

1692 (x)   Port Royal disappears into the sea in just three minutes in Jamaïca.

1778 (+)   Men’s fashion pioneer Beau George Bryan Brummel is born in London, United Kingdom.

1848 (+)   Artist Paul Gauguin is born in Paris, France.

1904 (+)   Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, Hans Sonnenfeld is born in Hannover, Germany.

1917 (+)   Actor Dean Martin originally Dino Crocetti aka The King of Cool, is born in Steubenville, Ohio, USA.

1934 (+)   Murderer Robert Dwight Fenton is born in Arizona, USA.

1937 (-)  Actress and Sex-Queen Jean Harlow aka The Blonde Bombshell, dies of uremic poisoning due to abortion complications at the age of 26 in Hollywood, California, USA.

1940 (+)   Musician Tom Jones originally Thomas Woodward, is born in Pontypridd, Trefforest, 57 Kingsland Terrace, Wales, United Kingdom.

1946 (+)   Murderer Jimmie Wayne Jeffers is born in Arizona, USA.

1951 (-)  Nazi Administrator of Concentration Camps Oswald Pohl is executed by hanging at the age of 58 in Landsberg-am-Lech, Germany.

1954 (-)  Mathematician and cryptographer Alan Mathison Turing aka The Father of Computer Science, commits suicide by eating an apple laced with cyanide at the age of 41 in Hollymeade, Wilmslow, United Kingdom.
In 1952, Turing was convicted of acts of gross indecency after admitting to a sexual relationship with a man in Manchester. He was placed on probation and required to undergo hormone therapy. The Apple logo is an homage to him.

1957 (+)   Murderer Kermit Smith is born in North Carolina, USA.

1958 (+)   Musician Prince originally Prince Rogers Nelson, is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

1965 (x)   108 Die in natural gas explosion in Kakanj, Yugoslavia.

1965 (+)   Artist Damien Hirst is born in Bristol, United Kingdom.

1966 (-)  Artist Jean / Hans Arp dies at the age of 78 in Basel, Switzerland.

1967 (-)  22-year-old Frances Shea, bride of 33-year-old Murderer Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Kray aka The Profession of Violence, commits suicide by barbiturate-overdose in London, United Kingdom.

1968 (-)  Leader of the Revolutionary Euskadi ta Askatasuna Txabi Etxebarrieta aka Xabier Etxebarrieta Ortiz, becomes the first ETA member killed in action by the Guardia Civil at the age of 23 in Tolosa, Spain.

1968 (x)  Viennese Aktionists Gunter Brüs, Otto Mühl, Peter Weibel and Oswald Wiener perform "Kunst und Revolution" in Vienna, Hochschule, Austria.
Several of them are arrested and charged with obscenity.

1972 (x)  31-year-old Founding member of the Rote Armee Fraktion, Gudrun Ensslin is arrested in Hamburg, Jungfernstieg, Germany.
A sales clerk had noticed her concealed guns in the clothing boutique "Linette".

1977 (x)  30-year-old Serial Killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, opens a window of the Law Library, drops 30 feet and escapes in Aspen, Colorado, USA.
He will be recaptured 8 days later.

1980 (-)  Writer Henry Valentine Miller dies at the age of 88 in Pacific Palisades, 444 Ocampo Drive, California, USA.

1985 (x)  23-year-old Serial Killer Waldemar Stepinski aka The Doorbell Killer, is sentenced to life-imprisonment in Berlin, Germany.

1989 (x)   168 Die in Surinam Airways DC-8 Super 62 crash in Paramaribo Airport, Suriname.

1993 (-)  Andrew Collier is strangled by Colin Ireland aka The Gay Killer, at the age of 33 in London, United Kingdom.
His pet cat is also strangled.

2001 (-)  Falun Gong member Li Yinping dies of severe torture by police officers in Sunji, China.

2005 (-)  Murderer Alexander Rey Martinez is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2006 (-)  al-Qaeda Leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi originally Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh aka the Emir of Al Qaeda in the Country of Two Rivers, is killed in a bomb attack by US troops at the age of 39 in Baquba, Iraq.

2009 (-)  Musician Hugh Colin Hopper dies of leukaemia at the age of 64 in Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom.

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