Monday, December 15, 2014

29th year - N° 349 Monday, 15 December 2014

29th year - N° 349 Monday, 15 December 2014

15 December / Today's 11 Events:
159 years ago

Saturday 15th of December 1855

31-year-old Serial poisoner William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners is arrested and charged with the poisoning of John Parsons Cook in Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

When detained at Stafford Gaol Palmer threatened to go on hunger strike but backed down when the governor informed him that this would lead to him being force fed.

93 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1921

24-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer graduates from the university as a doctor of medicine with the tract 'Contributions to the study of Acute Progressive Paralysis' in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Acute Progressive Paralysis was a disease Henri Desiré Landru was suffering from.

84 years ago

Monday 15th of December 1930

60-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is committed to the Bellevue Hospital for a 10-day observation after sending obscenities through the mail in New York City, New York, United States.

60 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1954

Murderess Styllou Pantopiou Christofi is executed by hanging at the age of 54 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

53 years ago

Friday 15th of December 1961

55-year-old SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Otto Eichmann known for organising the Holocaust is sentenced to death in Jerusalem District Court, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.

48 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1966

Film director and animator Walt Walter Elias Disney dies of acute circulatory collapse caused by lung cancer at the age of 65 in Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, United States.

47 years ago

Friday 15th of December 1967

21-year-old Serial killer Jürgen Bartsch, originally Karl-Heinz Sadrozinski aka Der Kirmesmörder is sentenced to life imprisonment in Landgericht Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

44 years ago

Tuesday 15th of December 1970

323 die in Namyong Ho ferry capsizing in the Korea Strait.

Only 12 people survived.

43 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1971

28-year-old Serial killer Manfred Wittmann aka The Beast of Oberfranken is sentenced to three life sentences in Coburg, Bayern, Germany.

43 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1971

25-year-old Mass murderer John Linley Frazier aka The Killer Prophet is convicted to die in the Gas Chamber in Santa Cruz, California, United States.

On the first day of the trial Frazier appeared in court with a new look representing the two sides of a hippie. One side had long hair and a long beard and the other side was totally bald with no beard.

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 15th of December 1999

A sturdy Landrover series III 109" in the courtyard in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

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