Sunday, November 18, 2012

18 November 1978 - Jim James Warren Jones Commits Suicide

1307 (x)  Legendary hero William Tell shoots an apple of his son Walter's head in Altdorf, Switzerland.

1784 (-)  Murderer Alexander White is executed by hanging in Long Island, New York, USA.

1825 (-)  Murderer James Reynolds is executed by hanging in New York, New York, USA.

1878 (-)  Multiple Murderer Garcia is executed by hanging in Usk Prison, Wales, United Kingdom.

1886 (-)  21st president of the USA Chester Alan Arthur dies of cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 57 in NewYork, New York, USA.

1922 (-)  Writer Marcel Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Proust dies of pneumonia at the age of 51 in Paris, France.

1922 (+)   President and dictator Luis Somoza Debayle is born in Nicaragua.

1926 (-)  Wilhelmina Edmunds is raped and strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 56 in San Francisco, California, USA.

1940 (x)  Bomb attack by 37-year-old George Peter Metesky aka The Mad Bomber, in New York, New York, USA.

1945 (+)   First female Chief of the Cherokee Nation Wilma Pearl Mankiller is born in Tahlequah, Rocky Mount, Oklahoma, USA.

1952 (-)  Writer Paul Eluard dies at the age of 55 in Paris, France.

1952 (+)   Murderer Ernest West Basden is born in North Carolina, USA.

1959 (+)   Multiple Murderess Karla Faye Tucker aka The Pick Axe Murderess, is born in Houston, Texas, USA.

1962 (-)  Physicist Niels Hendrik David Bohr dies at the age of 77 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1966 (-)  Automobile manufacterer Jean Peugeot dies at the age of 70 in France.

1974 (-)  Spree Killer Paul John Knowles aka Lester Daryl Gates aka Daryl Golden aka The Casanova Killer aka Killing Time, is shot dead by FBI-agent Ron Angel after making a grab for the Sheriff’s gun on transport to a maximum security jail at the age of 28 in Georgia, USA.

1976 (-)  Artist Man Ray originally Emmanuel Radnitzky, dies at the age of 86 in Paris, France.

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

1978 (-)  Founder of the People’s Temple Reverend Jim James Warren Jones commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 47 in Jonestown, Guyana.
Earlier that day he ordered his cult-members to drink cyanide-laced juice, killing all 928 present.

1978 (-)  Mike Inderbieten is emasculated and killed by Randy Kraft aka The Freeway Killer, at the age of 21 in San Diego, California, USA.

1981 (-)  Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham dies at the age of 86 in Lynn Township, Pennsylvania, USA.

1997 (-)  Yu Besun is shot dead in the course of a robbery by Louis Peoples at the age of 56 in Stockton, Village Oaks Market, California, USA.

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

1999 (-)  Writer Paul Frederic Bowles dies of heart failure at the age of 88 in Tangier, Italian Hospital, Morocco.

2002 (-)  Actor James Harrison Coburn dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 74 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

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