Tuesday, September 4, 2012

4 September 1965 - Albert Schweitzer Dies

1241 (+)   King of Scotland Alexander III is born in Roxburg, Scotland, United Kingdom.
He was only seven years old when he attained the crown of Scotland. Two years later he married the daughter of Henry III.

1768 (+)   Writer and diplomat François-René de Chateaubriand aka The Father of Romanticism, is born in Saint-Malo, France.

1824 (+)   Composer Anton Bruckner is born in Ansfelden, Austria.

1888 (+)   Artist Oskar Schlemmer is born in Stuttgart, Germany.

1891 (+)   Founder of the Organisation Todt, Fritz Todt is born in Pforzheim, Germany.

1896 (+)   Theatre theorist Antonin Marie Joseph Artaud aka The Theatre of Cruelty, is born in Marseille, France.

1904 (+)   Chief Nazi Doctor at Auschwitz KZ Eduard Wirths is born in Geroldshausen, Germany.

1907 (-)  Composer Edvard Hagerup Grieg dies at the age of 64 in Bergen, Norway.

1915 (+)   Kammersänger Rudolf Johann Schock is born in Duisburg, Germany.

1918 (-)  Anna Pascal is killed by Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, at the age of 38 in Gambais, France.

1940 (-)  Murderer William Nelson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Tennessee, USA.

1963 (x)   80 Die in Swissair Flight SR306 Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III crash in Dürrenäsch, Switzerland.
43 victims came from the same small village of Humlikon.

1965 (-)  Theologican, physician, musician and moralist Albert Schweitzer dies of respiratory insufficiency and urine-poisoning at the age of 90 in Lambarene, Equatorial Africa.

1971 (x)   111 Die in Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 Boeing 727 crash in Juneau, Alaska, USA.

1972 (-)  Alexandra Clery is presumably beaten to death as 30th victim by Zodiac at the age of 24 in Oakland, California, USA.

1977 (-)  Elizabeth Wolf is stabbed to death by Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death, in Davis, California, USA.

1982 (x)  22-year-old Mass Murderer Humberto De La Torre sets fire to his uncle’s Dorothy Mae hotel and kills 24 guests, including 11 members of his family in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1989 (-)  Writer Georges Joseph Christian Simenon dies of natural causes at the age of 86 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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