Friday, June 8, 2012

8 June 1913 - Emily Wilding Davison Dies

632 (-)  Prophet and founder of Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah dies at the age of 62 in Medina, Arabia.

1671 (+)   Composer Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni is born in Venezia, Italy.

1810 (+)   Composer Robert Alexander Schumann is born in Zwickau, Germany.

1845 (-)  7th president of the USA Andrew Jackson aka Old Hickory, dies of chronic tuberculosis, dropsy, and heart failure at the age of 78 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

1867 (+)   Architect Frank Lloyd Wright is born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA.

1913 (-)  Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison dies due to injuries after she was struck by King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby four days earlier at the age of 40 in Epsom Cottage Hospital, United Kingdom.
A possibility of her reason for entering the race track was that she was trying to attach a flag to the King's horse, so when the horse crossed the finishing line it would quite literally be flying the suffragette flag.

1921 (+)   Second President of Indonesia Hadji Muhammad Suharto is born in Kemusuk, Indonesia.

1923 (+)   Composer Karel Goeyvaerts is born in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.

1927 (-)  Lola Cowan is strangled and raped by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 14 in Winnipeg, Canada.

1931 (-)  Actress Starr Wyman Faithfull aka The Drowned Girl, is found by beachcomber Daniel Moriarty, covered with over 100 injuries at the age of 25 in Long Beach, New York, USA.

1940 (+)   Singer and actress Nancy Sandra Sinatra is born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

1943 (+)   American Hero and mass murderer William Laws Calley is born in Miami, Florida, USA.

1959 (-)  Rita Walterspacher is raped and strangled by Heinrich Pommerencke aka The Beast of the Black Forest, at the age of 18 in Rastatt, Germany.

1965 (x)   33-year-old J.B. Sommer and 29-year-old R.A. Liem crash with their T-33 Shooting Star jets during a performance by the ‘Whisky Four’-stunt-team before a crowd of 18.000 in Woensdrecht, the Netherlands.

1970 (-)  Psychologist Abraham Elijah Maslow dies of a heart attack at the age of 62 in California, USA.

1973 (-)  Actress and second wife of Nazi Leader Hermann Göring, Emmy Johanna Henny Göring originally Emma Sonneman aka Die Hohe Frau, dies at the age of 80 in München, Germany.

1979 (x)  19-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Untitled" in Antwerpen, Ruimte Z, Antwerp, Belgium.

1981 (x)  23-year-old IRA-member Thomas McElwee originally Tomas Mac Giolla Bhuidhe, starts hungerstriking in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.

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

1994 (x)  35-year-old Serial Killer Joel David Rifkin is sentenced to a minimum of 25 years imprisonement for the murder of Tiffany Bresciani in Nassau County, New York, USA.

2007 (-)  Philosopher Richard McKay Rorty dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 75 in Stanford, California, USA.

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