Monday, August 13, 2012

13 August 1961 - The Berlin Wall is Built

1818 (+)   Abolitionist and Suffragette Lucy Stone is born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA.

1863 (-)  Artist Eugène Victor Ferdinand Delacroix dies at the age of 65 in Paris, Île-de France, France.

1871 (+)   Founder of the Communist Party of Germany Karl Liebknecht is born in Leipzig, Germany.

1899 (+)   Filmmaker Alfred Joseph Hitchcock aka The Master of Suspense, is born in London, United Kingdom.

1902 (+)   Scientist and engineer Felix Heinrich Wankel is born in Lahr, Germany.

1907 (+)   Industrialist Alfried Felix Alwyn Von Bohlen und Halbach Krupp is born in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1907 (-)  Murderer Richard Brinkley is executed by hanging in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.

1910 (-)  Nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale aka The Lady with the Lamp, dies at the age of 90 in London, United Kingdom.

1912 (-)  Composer Jules Emile Fréderic Massenet dies of cancer at the age of 70 in Paris, France.

1913 (x)  40-year-old Acrobat and 5-day-King of Albania Otto Witte poses as a nephew of the Sultan and is crowned as King. in Durres, Albania.
During his 5-day "reign" he enjoyed the Sultan's harem and declared war to Montenegro.

1913 (+)   President and archbishop of Cyprus Makarios III originally Mihalis Christodoulou Mouskos, is born in Panagia, Cyprus.

1915 (-)  Serial Killer George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer, is executed by hanging at the age of 43 in Maidstone Prison, United Kingdom.

1924 (x)  51-year-old Welter-weight world champion Norman Selby aka Kid McCoy, shoots his lover Theresa Mors and several bystanders in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1926 (+)   Revolutionary leader Fidel Alejandro Ruz Castro is born in Biran, Cuba.

1929 (+)   Serial Killer Raymond Leslie Morris aka The Cannock Chase Murderer, is born in Walsall, United Kingdom.

1937 (-)  Murderer Burt Anderson is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 53 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.

1937 (-)  Murderer Ernest Patton is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 35 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.

1939 (-)  Frau Budzinski is beaten and stabbed by Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder, in Berlin, Rummelsburg, Germany.
She survived.

1946 (-)  Writer Herbert George Wells dies of heart failure at the age of 79 in London, United Kingdom.

1958 (-)  Acrobat and 5-day-King of Albania Otto Witte dies at the age of 85 in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

1961 (x)   USSR and DDR military forces start building the Wall in Berlin, Germany.

1964 (-)  Murderer Gwynne Owen Evans originally John Robson Walby aka Ginger, is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

1964 (-)  Murderer Peter Anthony Allen is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

1969 (x)  30-year-old Serial Killer and Necrophiliac Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, has a bucket of water slammed into his head by an unidentified fellow-inmate in State penitentiary, Oregon, USA.

1972 (+)   9/11 Terrorist Hani Saleh Hanjour is born in Ta'if, Saudi Arabia.

1973 (x)   85 Die in Caravelle explosion in La Coruna, Spain.

1982 (+)   Juvenile murderer Jon Venables is born in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

1982 (-)  Oleg Poshidajew is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 9 in Krasnodar Beach, Russia.

1993 (x)   Over 100 Die in Royal Plaza Hotel collapse in Naakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

1996 (x)  39-year-old Serial Killer Marc Dutroux, Michelle Martin and Michel Lelièvre are arrested on suspicion of kidnapping in Marcinelle, Belgium.
A search of his house fails to discover 2 abducted girls in his basement.

1996 (x)  Consensual victim of Robert Frederick Glass, Sharon Rina Lopatka originally Sharon Denburg, leaves her house for a date with an internet contact whom she had asked to torture and strangle her to death at the age of 34 in Lenoir, North Carolina, USA.

2007 (x)  45-year-old Cannibal and murderer Armin Meiwes aka Der Metzgermeister, is sentenced to life imprisonment in Frankfurt, Germany.

2009 (-)  Mass Murderer John Linley Frazier commits suicide by hanging at the age of 62 in Ione, Mule Creek State Prison, California, USA.

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