Sunday, November 11, 2012

11 November 1976 - Alexander Calder Dies

1493 (+)   Alchemist Paracelsus originally Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim, is born in Eindiedeln, Switzerland.

1724 (-)  Highwayman Joseph Blake aka Blueskin, is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Tyburn Tree, London, United Kingdom.

1821 (+)   Writer Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky is born in Moscow, Russia.

1855 (-)  Philosopher and theologian Sören Aabye Kierkegaard dies of a fainting-spell at the age of 42 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1880 (-)  Australia’s Most Famous Desperado, Edward “Ned” Kelly is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in Melbourne Gaol, Victoria, Australia.

1885 (+)   War leader George Patton aka Old Blood and Guts, is born in San Gabriel, California, USA.

1888 (+)   Airplane designer Andrej Toepolev is born in Pustomazovo, Russia.

1901 (+)   Wife of Nazi Leader Joseph Goebbels, Magda Goebbels originally Johanna Maria Magdalena Behrend, is born in Berlin, Germany.

1904 (+)   Actor Alger Hiss is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

1922 (+)   Writer Kurt Vonnegut is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

1938 (-)  Cook and healthy Typhoid Fever carrier Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary, dies of pneumonia at the age of 69 in New York, New York, USA.
Between 1900 and 1907 she infected 53 people of whom 3 died.

1972 (-)  Lauren Willet is shot dead by The Manson Family at the age of 19 in California, USA.

1972 (-)  Lori Kursa is abducted and her neck broken as presumed thirty-first victim by Zodiac at the age of 13 in Santa Rosa, U-Save market, California, USA.

1973 (x)  24-year-old Serial Killer Ed Emil Edmund Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer, is sentenced to 8 life-sentences and sent to the California Medical Facility in Vaccaville, California, USA.

1973 (x)  The kidnappers of 17-year-old Playboy John Paul Getty III cut off his ear and send it to a newspaper to enforce their demands for ransom in Italy.

1973 (-)  Valarie Lane is presumably shot dead as fortieth and forty-first victim by Zodiac in Yuba, California, USA.

1975 (-)  Would-be assassin Richard Paul Pavlick dies at the age of 88 in Manchester, Veterans Administration Hospital, New Hampshire, USA.

1976 (-)  Artist Alexander Calder dies at the age of 78 in New York, New York, USA.

1977 (-)  Mary Muldoon is beaten, shot and drowned by Gerald Stano originally Paul Zeininger aka Blind Fury, at the age of 23 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA.

1980 (-)  An unidentified woman is raped, beaten and strangled by David Mason at the age of 72 in California, USA.

1982 (x)  33-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is arrested in Heusenstamm, Germany.
The police had been observing a secret hiding-place in a forest for months.

1986 (x)   200 Die in overloaded Oklele shipwreck in La Gonave, Haïti.

1989 (-)  Frances Browne is beaten and strangled by Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers aka The Genesee River Killer, at the age of 22 in Rochester, Genesee Gorge, New York, USA.

2000 (x)   155 Die in cable car fire in Kaprun, Austria.

2004 (-)  Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat originally Mohammed Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini, dies at the age of 75 in Paris, France.

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