Sunday, October 28, 2012

28 October 1976 - Máire Drumm is Shot Dead

1895 (x)  Start of the trial against 35-year-old America’s first Serial Killer Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor, in Philadelphia, Court of Oyer and Terminer, Pennsylvania, USA.

1898 (x)  28-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, is sentenced to death for twelve murders in Ain, France.

1901 (-)  ‘Brother’ of Lou Salomé and rival of Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Ludwig Carl Heinrich Ree commits suicide by jumping off a rock at the age of 51 in Celerina, Switzerland.

1903 (+)   Writer Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh is born in London, United Kingdom.

1909 (+)   Artist Francis Bacon is born in Dublin, Ireland.

1955 (+)   Software-tycoon Bill William Henry Gates is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.

1967 (+)   Actress Julia Roberts is born in Smyrna, Georgia, USA.

1967 (-)  Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie is stabbed to death by Reggie Kray aka The Profession of Violence, at the age of 38 in London, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom.

1976 (-)  IRA-Leader Máire Drumm is shot dead by persons unknown at the age of 56 in Belfast, Ireland.
She lay in a hospital, recovering from an eye-operation.

1987 (-)  Surrealist writer André Aimé René Masson dies at the age of 91 in Aix-en-Provence, France.

1997 (-)  Multiple Murderer Kenneth Ray Ransom is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1997 (x)  Distraught over debts, a failed marriage, and her latest lover leaving her, 33-year-old Mass murderess Susan Eubanks kills her 6-year-old, 7-year-old and 14-year-old sons with a shot through the head and tries to commit suicide by a gunblast to the abdomen in San Diego, California, USA.
Another 4-year-old son died in the hospital.

1999 (-)  Murderer Domingo Cantu is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2007 (x)  133-year-old 100 Die in hostel fire in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

2008 (-)  Murderer Michitoshi Kuma is executed by hanging at the age of 70 in Fukuoka, Japan.

2008 (-)  Murderer Masahiro Takashio is executed by hanging at the age of 55 in Sendai, Japan.

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