Friday, October 12, 2012

12 October 1978 - Nancy Spungen is Stabbed to Death

1654 (x)   Over 100 Die in gunpowder store explosion in Delft, the Netherlands.

1875 (+)   Magick Master Aleister Edward Alexander Crowley aka The Great Beast 666, is born in Leamington, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

1891 (+)   Carmelite nun and martyr Edith Stein aka Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, is born in Breslau, Germany.

1915 (-)  Nurse Edith Louisa Cavell is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 49 in Brussels, Nationale Schietbaan, Brabant, Belgium.
She and her friend Philippe Baucq, who was also executed, were sentenced to death for offering help to British soldiers.

1923 (-)  Wilhelm Erdner is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 16 in Hannover, Mordhaus Neue Straße, Germany.

1935 (+)   Tenor Luciano Pavarotti is born in Modena, Italy.

1937 (-)  Thief and multiple murderer Fritz Ophuls is executed by the Guillotine in Germany.
He was sentenced to death for over 120 crimes.

1943 (+)   Murderer Jeffrey Robert MacDonald is born in Queens, Jamaica, New York, USA.

1946 (+)   Neighbour to David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, John Charles Carr is born in New York, Yonkers, New York, USA.
Berkowitz believed Carr’s dog to be Satan who gave him visionary messages.

1949 (+)   Terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos aka The Jackal, is born in Caracas, Venezuela.

1969 (x)  34-year-old Family leader Charles Miles Manson is arrested in a police-raid on the Barker Ranch in Death Valley, California, USA.
He was hiding in a small cupboard under a sink and spotted by his hair sticking out of the door. Also arrested are Beth Tracy aka Collie Sinclair, Diane Bluestein aka Shake Lake, Sherry Andrews aka Claudia Leigh Smith, John Philip Haught aka Zero Christopher Jesus, Kenneth R. Brown aka Scott Bell Davis, Lee Hamic aka William Rex Cole aka Bill Vance, Vern Edward Thompson aka Plumlee, Lawrence L. Bailey aka Little Larry and Bruce Davis. They are all charged with auto-theft.

1970 (x)  Five bomb attacks by Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen in Rochester, New York, USA.
There are also two attacks in New York City and one in Orlando, Florida.

1971 (-)  Musician Gene Vincent originally Vincent Eugene Craddock, dies of alcohol poisoning at the age of 36 in California, USA.

1974 (-)  Arlis Perry is raped, tortured and ritually murdered by cultists at the age of 19 in Stanford, University Memorial Church, California, USA.

1978 (-)  Susan Geiger is sexually tortured by Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Midtown Torso Killer, at the age of 19 in South Hackensack, Airport Motel, New Jersey, USA.
She survived.

1978 (-)  Nancy Spungen aka Nauseating Nancy, is stabbed to death by Sid Vicious originally Simon John Ritchie, at the age of 20 in New York, Chelsea Hotel, New York, USA.

1980 (x)  33-year-old Mass Murderer Freddy Horion aka Beatle, tries to escape from prison by use of a replica handgun made out of breadcrumb in Gent, De Nieuwe Wandeling, Belgium.
He is caught on the roof of the prison.

1982 (-)  Craig Townsend is handcuffed, severely beaten up and left in a coma by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, in Lowell, Indiana, USA.
He survived.

1985 (x)  Seventeenth bomb attack by the Revolutionary Cellules Communistes Combattantes in Charleroi, Acec factory, Hainaut, Belgium.

1985 (x)  Eighteenth bomb attack by the Revolutionary Cellules Communistes Combattantes in Charleroi, Taxpaying offices, Hainaut, Belgium.

1993 (x)  53 members of a cult commit suicide by axes and other primitive weaponry after Blind Cult Leader Ca Van Liem promised them they’d go straight to heaven in Ta He, Vietnam.

1997 (-)  Musician John Denver originally Henry John Deutschendorf, crashes into the sea with his private airplane at the age of 53 in Monterey, California, USA.

1999 (-)  Murderer Alvin Wayne Crane is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2001 (-)  Murderer David Junior Ward is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.

2002 (-)  Musician Ray Raymond Conniff dies at the age of 82 in Escondido, California, USA.

2002 (x)   202 Die in Paddy's Pub and Sari Club bomb attack by Islamic terrorists in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.

2004 (-)  Murderer Donald Loren Aldrich is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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