BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

39th year  -  N° 202                 Saturday, 20 July 2024         Antwerpen		
Paradise by the Dashboard Light


Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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  1. Wednesday 1st of September 1875 (+) Writer Edgar Rice Burroughs is born

  2. Friday 18th of January 1878 (x) Murderer and cannibal Adolph Luetgert marries 31-year-old Louisa Bicknese

  3. Tuesday 1st of July 1884 (-) Detective and spy Allan Pinkerton dies of a gangrene infection after biting his tongue when he slipped on the pavement

  4. Monday 23rd of July 1888 (+) Writer Raymond Chandler is born

  5. Tuesday 7th of July 1891 (+) Model and actress Virginia Rappe is born

  6. Monday 5th of August 1895 (x) Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch marries Mrs. Maria Steimbucher as Jacob Hoch
    Steimbucher died four months later and Hoch sold property for $4.000. Before dying Steimbucher made a declaration that she had been poisoned but no notice was taken of her statement.

  7. Thursday 28th of November 1895 (x) Automobile manufacturing pioneer Frank Duryea wins the first motor-car race in the United States, the Chicago Times-Herald race

  8. Wednesday 26th of June 1895 (+) Double murderer Carl Wanderer is born

  9. Tuesday 22nd of September 1896 (x) Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch marries widow Barbara Brossett of San Francisco as Schmitt
    Schmitt disappeared two days later with $1.465,- of Brossett's money. She was so affected by the losses that she died afterward.

  10. Saturday 1st of May 1897 (x) Murderer and cannibal Adolph Luetgert kills his 40-year-old wife Louisa Bicknese
    Luetgert probably mixed Louisa's remains in the meat at his sausage company. Metatarsal bones, a toe phalanx, rib and head were found in the furnace.

  11. Tuesday 19th of October 1897 (-) Engineer and industrialist George Pullman dies of a heart attack
    Pullman's family arranged for his remains to be placed in a lead-lined mahogany coffin which was then sealed inside a block of concrete. A large pit had been dug at the family plot in the cemetary. At its base and walls were 18 inches of reinforced concrete. The coffin was lowered and covered with asphalt and tarpaper. More concrete was poured on top, followed by a layer of steel rails bolted together at right angles and another layer of concrete. The entire burial process took two days.

  12. Monday 27th of March 1899 (+) Actress Gloria Swanson is born

  13. Wednesday 12th of December 1900 (x) Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch marries Amelia Hohn as John Healy

  14. Wednesday 18th of July 1900 (+) Gangster George Kelly is born

  15. Tuesday 8th of April 1902 (x) Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch marries Mrs Mary Becker of St Louis

  16. Sunday 19th of April 1903 (+) American Prohibition agent Eliot Ness is born

  17. Saturday 8th of October 1904 (x) Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch marries Bertha Dolder as Leo Prager
    Hoch disappears after buying $1.200,- of rugs from $3.500,- Dolder gave him for a furniture store.

  18. Saturday 10th of December 1904 (x) Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch marries Marie Walcker
    Walcker becomes ill and dies on 12 January 1905. Three days later Hoch marries Walcker's sister Mrs. Fischer as John Hock.

  19. Monday 30th of January 1905 (x) Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch is arrested
    Hoch is indicted for bigamy with the alleged number of wives to be twenty-nine.

  20. Sunday 11th of June 1905 (+) Kidnapper and murderer Richard Loeb is born

  21. Friday 23rd of February 1906 (-) Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch is executed by hanging
    Hoch was found guilty of the murder of one wife but is thought to have killed more, perhaps up to 50 victims.

  22. Sunday 6th of December 1908 (+) Gangster Baby Face Nelson is born

  23. Sunday 19th of September 1909 (+) Victim of Leopold & Loeb aka The Perfect Murderers Bobby Franks is born

  24. Saturday 25th of March 1911 (+) Nightclub operator Jack Ruby is born

  25. Saturday 22nd of March 1913 (+) Actor Karl Malden is born

  26. Sunday 30th of March 1913 (+) Singer and actor Frankie Laine is born

  27. Tuesday 24th of August 1915 (+) Science fiction writer Alice Sheldon is born

  28. Thursday 5th of April 1917 (+) Writer Robert Bloch is born

  29. Friday 30th of September 1921 (-) Double murderer Carl Wanderer is executed by hanging
    Wanderer sang 'Dear Old Pal O' Mine' before being hanged, causing the hangman to remark, "That son-of-a-bitch should have been a song plugger."

  30. Wednesday 21st of May 1924 (-) Victim of Leopold & Loeb aka The Perfect Murderers Bobby Franks is kidnapped and murdered by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb aka The Perfect Murderers
    Franks' body was dumped near Wolf Lake in Hammond, Indiana.

  31. Friday 9th of April 1926 (+) Adult magazine publisher Hugh Hefner is born

  32. Friday 3rd of June 1927 (-) Victim of Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer Mary Sietsema is raped and strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer

  33. Thursday 23rd of June 1927 (+) Choreographer and film director Bob Fosse is born

  34. Thursday 15th of November 1928 (+) Serial killer William Heirens is born

  35. Sunday 16th of December 1928 (+) Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick is born
    Dick and his twin sister Jane Charlotte were born six weeks prematurely. The death of Jane on 26 January 1929, profoundly affected Philip's life, leading to the recurrent motif of the 'phantom twin' in his books.

  36. Friday 11th of April 1930 (+) Founder of the Church of Satan Anton LaVey is born

  37. Wednesday 26th of November 1930 (+) Mass murderer Carl Robert Brown is born

  38. Monday 13th of February 1933 (+) Actress Kim Novak is born

  39. Wednesday 18th of July 1934 (+) Actress Darlene Conley is born

  40. Sunday 13th of March 1938 (-) Lawyer Clarence Darrow dies of pulmonary heart disease

  41. Thursday 19th of January 1939 (+) Musician Phil Everly is born

  42. Friday 12th of April 1940 (+) Musician, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock is born

  43. Thursday 5th of September 1940 (+) Actress Raquel Welch is born

  44. Monday 15th of July 1940 (+) Mass murderer Ronald Gene Simmons is born

  45. Friday 25th of July 1941 (+) Black Emmett Till is born

  46. Tuesday 23rd of September 1941 (+) Black Panther George Jackson is born

  47. Thursday 17th of December 1942 (+) Musician Paul Butterfield is born

  48. Sunday 8th of August 1943 (x) Serial killer William Heirens is arrested for prowling in the Rogers Park Hotel

  49. Thursday 2nd of August 1945 (+) Victim of Richard Speck aka Born To Raise Hell Pamela Wilkening is born

  50. Tuesday 30th of April 1946 (x) Serial killer William Heirens is arrested for carrying a gun, but is released

  51. Monday 30th of December 1946 (+) Poet and musician Patti Smith is born

  52. Sunday 24th of November 1946 (-) Artist László Moholy-Nagy dies of leukemia

  53. Monday 24th of January 1949 (+) Comedian and actor John Belushi is born

  54. Thursday 22nd of September 1949 (x) Kidnapper and murderer Nathan Leopold has his life sentence commuted to 85 years

  55. Friday 4th of December 1953 (x) Mass murderer Vincent Ciucci chloroforms his wife Anna and three children, 9-year-old Vincent, 8-year-old Virginia and 4-year-old Angeline, and shoots them in the head
    Ciucci then set the apartment on fire to cover up the murders and planned to run away with his 21-year-old pregnant mistress Carol Amora. Ciucci was arrested three days later.

  56. Friday 5th of November 1954 (+) Victim of Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer Ralph Calise is born

  57. Sunday 20th of March 1955 (+) Rapist and murderer Thomas Thompson is born

  58. Monday 27th of August 1956 (+) Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown John Butkovich is born

  59. Monday 9th of December 1957 (+) Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown John Szyc is born

  60. Monday 14th of July 1958 (+) Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown William Kindred is born

  61. Monday 23rd of March 1959 (+) Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown Gregory Godzik is born

  62. Friday 13th of November 1964 (+) Serial killer Hubert Geralds is born

  63. Sunday 8th of May 1966 (+) Victim of Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer Ervin Gibson is born

  64. Friday 5th of May 1967 (+) Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal Ernest Miller is born

  65. Friday 29th of September 1967 (+) Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal Jeremiah Weinberger is born

  66. Tuesday 5th of March 1968 (+) Human sacrifice Mark Kilroy is born
         

  67. Sunday 17th of August 1969 (-) Modernist architecture pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe dies of esophageal cancer

  68. Monday 9th of March 1970 (+) Tylenol poisoning victim Mary Kellerman is born

  69. Wednesday 11th of February 1970 (+) Murderer Richard Cartwright is born

  70. Friday 12th of February 1971 (x) Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is arrested and charged with assault of a teenage boy

  71. Wednesday 20th of September 1972 (x) Mass murderer Richard Speck has his death-sentence voided by the Supreme Court

  72. Tuesday 21st of November 1972 (x) Mass murderer Richard Speck has his death sentence commuted to 400 years imprisonment

  73. Thursday 15th of November 1979 (x) Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore Kaczynski mails Bomb #3 with a crude altimeter as a trigger to a non-existing address
    The bomb exploded on board of American Airlines Flight 444 Boeing 727 en route to Washington. Eighteen people were treated for smoke inhalation but there were no serious injuries.

  74. Thursday 13th of March 1980 (x) Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is sentenced to death for the murder of 33 boys

  75. Monday 30th of November 1981 (x) Victim of Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer Jim Griffin is beaten and threatened by Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer
    At Griffin's home Eyler had turned violent, beating Griffin with his fists, threatening him with two knives and an ice pick.

  76. Monday 9th of May 1983 (-) Victim of Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer Jimmy Roberts is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer

  77. Thursday 13th of September 1984 (x) — Start of the trial against Serial killer Larry Eyler

  78. Friday 3rd of October 1986 (x) Serial killer Larry Eyler is sentenced to death by lethal injection for the murder of Daniel Bridges
    Eyler was also sentenced to fifteen years in prison for aggravated kidnapping and five years for attempting to conceal his victim's death.

  79. Monday 12th of June 1995 (-) Victim of Hubert Geralds aka The Englewood Rapist Millicent Jones is found strangled by Hubert Geralds aka The Englewood Rapist

  80. Friday 14th of November 1997 (x) Serial killer Hubert Geralds is sentenced to death for the rape-murders of 6 women
    Geralds dumped the bodies in the trash near his house.

  81. Friday 9th of January 1998 (x) Serial killer Hubert Geralds is sentenced to death

  82. Tuesday 7th of May 2024 (-) Musician, record producer and audio engineer Steve Albini dies of a heart attack