Tuesday, December 11, 2012

11 December 2008 - Bettie Mae Page Dies

1475 (+)   217th Pope Leo X originally Giovanni De Medici, is born in Florence, Italy.

1783 (-)  Mass Murderer William Beadle commits suicide by cutting his throat at the age of 53 in the United Kingdom.
He first hacked to death his wife and four children.

1803 (+)   Composer Hector Berlioz is born in Côte St. André, France.

1843 (+)   Bacteriologist Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch is born in Clausthal, Lower Saxony, Germany.

1880 (-)  Gunsmith Oliver Winchester dies at the age of 70 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

1912 (+)   Filmmaker Carlo Ponti is born in Magenta, Italy.

1913 (+)   Actor Jean Alfred Villain Marais is born in Cherbourg, France.

1916 (+)   Composer and musician Pérez Damaso Prado is born in Matanzas, Cuba.

1918 (+)   Writer Alexander Isaewitsch Solzhenitsyn is born in Kislovodsk, Russia.

1919 (+)   War leader Marshall Abdel Hakim Amer is born in Astal, Egypt.

1920 (x)  While singing in "L’Elesir d’Amour", 47-year-old Tenor Enrico Caruso starts bleeding heavily from the mouth in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1936 (+)   Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, is born in Philadelphia, Northern Liberties Hospital, Pennsylvania, USA.
Illigimate to 21-year-old Judith Renner.

1941 (x)   Nazi-Germany and Italy declare war to the USA.

1951 (-)  Murderer Herbert Leonard Mills is executed by hanging at the age of 19 in Nottingham Prison, United Kingdom.

1960 (x)  73-year-old Would-be assassin Richard Paul Pavlick attempts to blow op President John F. Kennedy in Palm Beach, St Edward Church, Florida, USA.
He was waiting in his dynamite-laden car to cause a fatal explosion but declined when he saw Jackie Kennedy and their two children.

1964 (-)  Musician Sam Cooke is presumably shot to death by Bertha Franklin at the age of 33 in Los Angeles, Hacienda Motel, California, USA.
He supposedly broke into manager Franklin's apartment wearing nothing but a shoe and a raincoat.

1965 (x)  12 die in Disco Club fire, arsoned by 25-year-old Mass Murderer Lee Lassiter in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1970 (x)  Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen members Vivian Bogart and Patricia Mclean are arrested after throwing an incendiary bomb at the Royal National Bank in New York City, New York, USA.
All of them plead guilty.

1975 (x)  39-year-old Serial Killer Donald Neilson originally Donald Nappey aka The Black Panther Killer, is arrested and beaten up by members of the public in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.

1976 (-)  Greg Godzik is murdered by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 17 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.

1978 (-)  Robert Piest is murdered by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 15 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.

1979 (-)  Gangster Yvan Somville shot dead in a police-fusillade at the age of 27 in Brussels, Koekelberg, Jacques Sermonlaan, Brabant, Belgium.

1980 (-)  Madeleine Humbert is shot in the head by Nestor Pirotte in Spa, restaurant "La Vieille France", Belgium.
Two other men were shot as well.

1982 (-)  An unidentified boy is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, in Rostow, Russia.

1985 (x)  Hugh Scrutton is killed when a booby trap placed by 43-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, explodes in Sacramento, Rentech Computer Store, California, USA.

1995 (-)  Murderer Esequel Banda is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1998 (x)   101 Die in Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 crash in Surat Thani, Thailand.

2002 (-)  Double murderer James Paul Collier is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2008 (-)  Fetish model Bettie Mae Page aka the Queen of Pinups, dies of pneumonia at the age of 85 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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