Wednesday, October 17, 2012

17 October 1970 - Pierre Laporte is Found Dead

1849 (-)  Composer Frédéric François Chopin dies of tuberculosis at the age of 39 in Paris, France.

1874 (x)  44-year-old Photographer Eadweard James Muybridge shoots Major Harry Larkin through the heart because he was dating his wife Flora in San Francisco, California, USA.
"Good evening, Major, my name is Muybridge and here is the answer to the letter you sent my wife."

1889 (+)   Murderess Juanita Eithel Leta Spinelli aka The Duchess, is born in Kentucky, USA.

1892 (+)   First commander of Dachau-KZ Theodor Eicke is born in Hudingen, Elsaa-Lothringen, Germany.

1898 (+)   Writer Simon Vestdijk is born in Harlingen, the Netherlands.

1912 (+)   263rd Pope John Paul I originally Albino Luciani, is born in Canale d'Agordo, Italy.

1915 (+)   Playwright and author Arthur Asher Miller is born in New York, New York, USA.

1918 (+)   Actress Rita Hayworth originally Marguerita Carmen Cansino, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1919 (+)   Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang is born in Hua County, Henan, China.

1920 (+)   Actor Montgomery ‘Monty’ Clift is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

1930 (+)   Writer Jimmy Breslin is born in Jamaica, New York, USA.

1931 (-)  Cult figure and first wife of Nazi Leader Hermann Göring Carin Göring originally Carin Frelin von Fock, dies of heart failure at the age of 43 in Stockholm, Sweden.

1933 (+)   Dominican nun and musician Jeanine Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers aka Sœur Sourire aka The Singing Nun, is born in Brussels, Belgium.

1938 (+)   Daredevil Evel Robert Craig Knievel is born in Butte, Montana, USA.

1967 (-)  The Last Emperor of China Henry Puyi dies of kidney cancer and heart disease at the age of 61 in Beijing, China.

1970 (-)  Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte aka Minister of Unemployment and Assimilation, is found strangled in the booth of a car after being kidnapped 8 days earlier by the Front de Libération de Quebec at the age of 49 in Quebec, Canada.

1972 (x)  27-year-old Serial Killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers aka The Genesee River Killer, is sentenced to 25 years imprisonment in Watertown, New York, USA.

1975 (-)  Teresa Knowlton is drugged and drowned by Charles Sobhraj aka Bad Blood, in Pattaya Beach, Thailand.

1977 (-)  Yolanda Washington is raped and strangled by The Hillside Stranglers Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, in Los Angeles, Hollywood Freeway, California, USA.

1977 (-)  Vida Menas is raped and strangled by Metod Torinus aka The Vampire Killer, at the age of 18 in Dolenja Vas, Yugoslavia.

1977 (-)  Russel Nelson is strangled by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 21 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.

1977 (x)  The Lufthansa Flight 181 "Landshut" Boeing is stormed by German GSG9 commandos in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Two hijackers are killed all hostages are rescued.

1984 (x)  Fifth bomb attack by the Revolutionary Cellules Communistes Combattantes in Gent, Christian Party Headquarters, East Flanders, Belgium.

1984 (-)  Writer and painter Henri Michaux dies at the age of 85 in Paris, France.

1990 (-)  Murderer Wilbert Lee Evans is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
During the electrocution, blood spewed from Evens’ right side face, drenching his shirt with blood.

1990 (-)  Wadim Gromow is stabbed to death and his tongue bitten off by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 16 in Rostow, Russia.

1997 (x)  A 15-year-old Unidentified boy is sentenced to indefinite detention at a juvenile prison in Kobe, Japan.
He was convicted of assaulting five children and murdering two.

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