Saturday, July 28, 2012

28 July 1945 - William Franklin Smith Jr Dies

1332 (x)  13-year-old King Jean II aka le Bon, marries 17-year-old Bonne of Luxemburg in France.

1540 (x)  49-year-old King of England Henry VIII marries his fifth wife Katherine Howard in Oatlands Palace, Surrey, United Kingdom.
He divorced his previous wife less than 20 days earlier.

1540 (-)  First Earl of Essex Thomas Cromwell is executed by beheading at the age of 55 in London, England.
After the execution his head was boiled and placed on a spike of London Bridge.

1655 (-)  Poet and duellist Cyrano Savinien de Bergerac presumably dies due to injuries suffered when a wooden beam fell upon him a year earlier at the age of 36 in Paris, Sannois, France.

1741 (-)  Composer Antonio Lucio Vivaldi dies of internal fire or asthma at the age of 54 in Venice, Italy.

1750 (-)  Composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies of a fever attack at the age of 65 in Leipzig, Germany.

1794 (-)  Leader of the French Revolution Maximilian François Marie Isidore de Robespierre is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 36 in Paris, Place de la Concorde, France.

1865 (-)  Multiple murderer Dr. Edward William Pritchard is executed by hanging at the age of 39 in Glasgow Green, Saltmarket, Scotland, United Kingdom.
It was the last public hanging in Scotland, for which about 100.000 people showed up.

1887 (+)   Artist Marcel Duchamp is born in Blainville-Crevon, France.

1902 (+)   Philosopher Karl Raimund Popper is born in Vienna, Austria.

1907 (+)   Inventor Earl Silas Tupper is born in Berlin, New Hampshire, USA.

1909 (+)   Writer Malcolm Clarence Lowry known for “Under the Volcano”, is born in New Brighton, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

1909 (+)   Founder of Burda magazine Aenne Burda originally Anna Magdalene Lemminger, is born in Offenburg, Germany.

1911 (-)  Murderer Alejandro Gallego is executed by hanging at the age of 35 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.

1927 (+)   Serial Killer Larry Lawrence Singleton is born in Florida, USA.

1929 (+)   First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy originally Jacqueline Lee Bouvier aka Jackie, is born in Southhampton, New York, USA.

1945 (x)   14 die when the Old John Feather Merchant, a US B-25 bomber, flewn by 27-year-old lieutenant-colonel William Franklin Smith Jr crashes into the Empire State building in New York, New York, USA.

1948 (+)   Actress Sally Ann Struthers is born in Portland, Oregon, USA.

1948 (x)   Over 200 Die in IG Farben Works explosion in Ludwigshaven, Germany.

1966 (x)  63-year-old Marie Couderc commits suicide by a shot through the head in a house previously owned by Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, in Montford l’Amaury, France.

1967 (x)  26-year-old Serial Killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder, is sentenced to life imprisonment in Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany.

1974 (-)  Joey Kallinger is drowned by Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, at the age of 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joseph and his other son Michael were supposedly going to take some pictures of him, chained to a ladder in a flooded basement.

1975 (x)  47-year-old Serial Killer Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, is sentenced to death in Katowice, Poland.

1976 (-)  Child murderer Christian Ranucci is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 22 in Marseille, Baumettes Prison, France.

1982 (-)  Kerry Heiss is abducted by Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, at the age of 10 in St. Joseph, East Hills shopping centre, Missouri, USA.
She escaped.

1986 (x)  24-year-old Serial Killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, is arrested in London, Southwark, Keyworth House, United Kingdom.

1998 (-)  Maria Goetz is strangled by Richard Arinaitwe at the age of 35 in Kampala, Uganda.

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

2010 (x)   152 Die in Blue Airline Flight ED202 Airbus 321 crash in Islamabad, Pakistan.

2010 (-)  Mass murderer Kazuo Shinozawa is executed by hanging at the age of 59 in Tokyo Detention Centre, Japan.
He burned six women to death in a jewellery shop robbery in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Province in 2000.

2010 (-)  Double murderer Hidenori Ogata is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Tokyo Detention Centre, Japan.

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