Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 December 1939 - Douglas Fairbanks originally Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman Dies

1777 (-)  Scientist and poet Albrecht von Haller dies due to excessive opium abuse at the age of 69 in Bern, Switzerland.

1821 (+)   Writer Gustave Flaubert is born in Rouen, France.

1847 (+)   Criminologist Hans Gross is born in Graz, Austria.

1863 (+)   Artist Edvard Munch is born in Loten, Hedmark, Norway.

1875 (+)   War leader Gerd Karl Rudolf von Rundstedt is born in Aschersleben, Germany.

1883 (-)  Mien Frankenhuizen-Van Der Linden is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie, in Leiden, the Netherlands.

1885 (+)   Futurist artist Wladimir Jewgrafowitsch Tatlin is born in Moscow, Russia.

1901 (x)  27-year-old Inventor Guglielmo Marchese Marconi realizes the first radio transmission across the Atlantic in St. Johns, Signal Hill, Newfoundland.

1913 (-)  Alice Burnham is drowned by George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer, at the age of 25 in Blackpool, United Kingdom.

1915 (+)   Singer and actor Frank Francis Albert Sinatra aka Ol’ Blue Eyes aka The Voice, is born in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.

1917 (x)   Over 500 Die in train derailment in Modane, France.

1917 (+)   Serial Killer Edward Joseph Leonski aka The Singing Strangler, is born in New York, New York, USA.

1934 (x)  64-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Howard Hamilton Fish aka The Cannibal, is arrested in a rooming house in New York, 200 East 52nd Street, New York, USA.

1939 (-)  Actor Douglas Fairbanks originally Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman, dies of a heart attack at the age of 56 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

1941 (+)   Musician Dionne Warwick is born in East Orange, New Jersey, USA.

1946 (-)  Lucie S. is beaten to death by Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher, at the age of 55 in Niedersachsen, Germany.

1949 (+)   Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs is born in Gralla, Styria, Austria.

1951 (-)  Mass Murderer Billy E. Cook is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 22 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.

1965 (+)   Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Richard Guerrero is born in Wisconsin, USA.

1965 (-)  Irena S. is strangled by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 57 in Czeladz, Poland.

1969 (x)  Fascist bomb attack in Milano, Piazza della Fontana, Italy.

1984 (-)  Murderer Alpha Otis Stephens is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 39 in the USA.
After the first jolt of electricity failed to kill him , Stephens struggled for eight minutes before a second charge finished the job. The first jolt took two minutes, and there was a six minute pause so his body could cool before physicians could examine him (and declare that another jolt was needed.) During that six-minute interval, Stephens took 23 breaths.

1985 (x)   258 Die in Arrow Air Flight 1285 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF crash in Gander, Newfoundland.

1988 (-)  Erika Namba is abducted and strangled by Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer, at the age of 4 in Kawagoe, Japan.

1990 (-)  Oljoscha Chobotow is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 10 in Schachty’s main cemetary, Russia.

1994 (-)  Murderer Raymond Kinnemon is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1996 (-)  Rapist and murderer Lem Tuggle is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Virginia, USA.

1999 (-)  Writer Joseph Heller dies of a heart attack at the age of 76 in East Hampton, New York, USA.

2000 (x)  41-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "DDV en Danger" in Grenoble, Ecole Supérieure d'Art, France.

2001 (-)  Bankrobber and Cop Killer Vincent Edward Cooks is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2007 (-)  Musician Ike Wister Turner dies of emphysema at the age of 76 in San Marcos, California, USA.

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