Sunday, December 19, 2010

19 December 1999 - Bangkok, Thailand

A long Dragon decorated with lights carried through the streets by some 60 men in Silom, Bangkok, Thailand.
1370 (-) 200th Pope Urbanus V originally Guillaume de Grimoard, dies at the age of 61 in Rome, Italy.
1848 (-) Writer Emily Jane Brontë dies of a bad cold and tuberculosis at the age of 30 in Haworth, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
1851 (-) Artist William Joseph Mallord Turner dies at the age of 76 in London, Chelsea, Cheyne Walk, United Kingdom.
He is said to have uttered the last words "The sun is God" before expiring.
1883 (-) Hendrik Frankenhuizen is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie, in Leiden, the Netherlands.
1906 (+) Statesman Leonid Ilyitsj Breshnev is born in Dneprodzerzhinsk, Ukraïne, Russia.
1907 (x) 239 Die in coal-mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, USA.
1910 (+) Writer and thief Jean Genet is born in Paris, Maternité de la Rue d’Assas 22, France.
1915 (+) Musician Edith Piaf originally Edith Giovanna Gassion, is born in Paris, France.
Somewhere in the street, on a policeman’s coat.
1915 (-) Neuropathologist Aloysius Alzheimer dies of heart failure at the age of 51 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany.
1925 (-) Black Lindsey Coleman is lynched because he wasn’t guilty of murder in Clarksdale, Missouri, USA.
1925 (-) Composer Jose Ignacio Quinton dies at the age of 44 in Puerto Rico.
1931 (x) 34-year-old Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Paul Goebbels marries Johanna Maria Magdalena ‘Engelchen’ Behrend in Severin, Germany.
1934 (-) Husband Murderess Ethel Lille Major is executed by hanging in Hull Prison, United Kingdom.
1946 (-) Mrs. G. is killed by Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher, at the age of 44 in Braunschweig, Germany.
1956 (x) 57-year-old General Practitioner and suspected Serial Killer John Bodkin Adams is arrested on suspicion of four murders in Lewes, United Kingdom.
1959 (-) Jillian Brewer is stabbed and hacked to death by Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, at the age of 22 in Perth, Cottesloe, Stirling Highway, Australia.
1964 (-) Christiane Herreman is raped and strangled by Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, at the age of 21 in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.
1968 (-) Nora Wenzl is slashed to ribbons by Manfred Wittiman aka The Beast of Oberfranken, at the age of 14 in Staffelstein, Germany.
1971 (-) Barbara Fields is abducted, assaulted and raped by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, at the age of 18 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
She survived.
1975 (x) 27-year-old Manson Family member Lynette Alice Fromme aka Squeaky, is sentenced to life-imprisonment for the attempted assassination of president Ford in Sacramento, California, USA.
1977 (-) John Swint is shot dead by Ottis Toole aka The Hand of Death, at the age of 67 in Houston, Texas, USA.
1995 (x) A search of the house of 39-year-old Serial Killer Marc Dutroux fails to discover 8-year-old Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo who are kept in a dungeon in his basement in Marcinelle, Hainaut, Belgium.
1996 (-) Actor Marcello Mastroianni dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72 in Paris, France.
1997 (x) 16-year-old Serial Killer Ershov is arrested after a 34-year-old woman managed to escape following an attack in a city park in Moscow, Russia.
During police interrogation, Ershov confessed to killing two of the five women murdered in Losiny Ostrov park over a two-month period.
1997 (x) 104 Die in SilkAir Flight 185 Boeing 737-300 crash in Palembang, Indonesia.
Due to the high speed, the entire aircraft and passengers disintegrated upon impact.
2000 (-) Murderer David Dewayne Johnson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Cummins Prison, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

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