Gooch was the first and only person hanged for a non-murdering kidnapping under the Lindbergh Law. Oklahoma’s executioner Richard Earnest Owen was an old hand with his state’s electric chair, but the federal execution method was hanging, which Owen had never before performed (and never would again). Gooch took 15 minutes to strangle at the end of the rope for an audience of about 300. (19 June 1936)
There are 3011 births, 3090 deaths, 797 murders, 373 disasters and 1683 other events about 4756 people in 5358 places until today.
Birth(+)Fact(x)Death(-) Calendar is an ongoing project since 1985 by DDV.