Monday, August 20, 2012

20 August 1940 - Leon Leb Davidowitsch Bronstein Trotsky is Hacked to Death

984 (-)  136th Pope John XIV originally Peter, dies of starvation or poison in Rome, Italy.

1823 (-)  251st Pope Pius VII originally Barnaba Niccolo Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, dies at the age of 81 in Rome, Italy.

1833 (+)   23rd president of the USA Benjamin Harrison is born in North Bend, Ohio, USA.

1890 (+)   Writer Howard Philips Lovecraft is born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

1900 (x)  Family-murderer Franz Theodore Wallert kills his wife and his 4 children in Minnesota, USA.

1912 (-)  Founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth dies at the age of 83 in London, Hadley Wood, United Kingdom.

1914 (-)  257th Pope Pius X originally Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, dies of a heart attack at the age of 79 in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.

1923 (+)   Musician Jim James Travis Reeves is born in Carthage, Texas, USA.

1929 (-)  Anne Goldhausen is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 16 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
She survived.

1937 (+)   Victim of Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, Lucienne Verhoeven-Bourlard is born in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.

1937 (x)  The concentration camp of Buchenwald is inaugurated by 36-year-old Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler in Weimar, Germany.

1940 (-)  Revolutionary leader Leon Leb Davidowitsch Bronstein Trotsky is hacked to death by Jaime Ramon Mercader Del Rio Hernandes aka Frank Jacson aka Jacques Mornard at the age of 60 in Coyoacan, Mexico.

1942 (+)   Musician Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Tennessee, USA.

1946 (-)  An unidentified woman is killed by Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher, in Hof, Guterbahnhof, Germany.

1948 (+)   Musician Robert Anthony Plant is born in West Bromwich, United Kingdom.

1950 (+)   Serial Killer William Bill Lester Lee Suff aka The Lake Elsinore Killer, is born in California, USA.

1962 (-)  Murderer Leeroy Sanford McGahuey is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 40 in Oregon, USA.

1962 (-)  Jane Sullivan is strangled and raped by Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, at the age of 67 in Boston, Dorchester, 435 Columbia Road, Massachussets, USA.

1966 (+)   Heavy Metal guitarist Darrell Abbott aka Dimebag, is born in Arlington, Texas, USA.

1971 (-)  Linda Dudley is stabbed to death by Zodiac in San Francisco, California, USA.

1976 (-)  An unidentified woman dies of spontaneous human combustion at the age of 23 in Bath, Avon, United Kingdom.

1978 (-)  An unidentified woman dies of spontaneous human combustion at the age of 54 in Biddeford, Maine, USA.

1980 (-)  Musician Joe Joseph Ira Dassin dies of a heart attack at the age of 41 in Tahiti.

1980 (x)  20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Untitled - 5" in Gent, Prinsenhof 03, East Flanders, Belgium.

1981 (-)  Christopher Williams is choked to death by Randy Kraft aka The Freeway Killer, at the age of 17 in San Bernardino, California, USA.

1982 (-)  Mass Murderer Carl Robert Brown is shot dead by Mark Kram while cycling away from the crime scene at the age of 51 in Miami, near Miami International Airport, Florida, USA.
Minutes before he killed eight people in Bob Moore's Welding & Machine Service Inc.

1986 (-)  Mass-murderer Patrick Henry Sherril commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 44 in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA.
He first shot 14 people in the post-office where he used to work.

1986 (-)  Murderer Randy Woolls is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
As an experienced drug addict, he helped the executioner to find a good vein.

1993 (-)  Murderer Carl Kelly is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1996 (-)  Musician Ralph Christian Möbius aka Rio Reiser, dies of heart failure at the age of 46 in Fresenhagen, Nordfriesland, Germany.

2002 (-)  Murderer Gary Wayne Etheridge is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2008 (x)   154 Die in Spanair Flight 5022 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 crash in Madrid, Barajas Airport, Spain.

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