BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

39th year  -  N° 202                 Saturday, 20 July 2024         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World
Sing Sing Prison

Ossining, New York, United States.

Related events:

  1. Monday 8th of May 1893 (-) Medical student and murderer Carlyle Harris is executed by Old Sparky

  2. Monday 20th of March 1899 (-) Murderess Martha Place is executed by Old Sparky
    Place was the first woman to die in the electric chair.

  3. Monday 14th of December 1903 (-) Murderer William Ennis is executed by Old Sparky
    Ennis was the first policeman to be executed by the Electric Chair.

  4. Monday 14th of March 1904 (-) Murderer Thomas Tobin is executed by Old Sparky

  5. Friday 30th of July 1915 (-) Lieutenant in the New York City Police Department, racketeer and murderer Charles Becker is executed by Old Sparky
    Becker's electrocution took nine minutes, causing him intense agony, and was described for years afterward as "the clumsiest execution in the history of Sing Sing."

  6. Thursday 24th of May 1917 (-) Dentist and murderer Arthur Waite is executed by Old Sparky
    He poisoned his mother-in-law Hannah Peck and his father-in-law John E. Peck with germs of diphtheria and tuberculosis between 30 January and 12 March 1916.

  7. Thursday 17th of September 1925 (-) Murderer Julius Miller is executed by Old Sparky

  8. Thursday 22nd of January 1925 (-) Cop killer Florencio Lerma is executed by Old Sparky

  9. Thursday 22nd of January 1925 (-) Murderer Nicholas Ferranti is executed by Old Sparky

  10. Thursday 12th of January 1928 (-) Murderess Ruth Snyder is executed by Old Sparky by Robert Elliott
    Snyder's execution by 'State Electrician' Robert G. Elliott was caught on film by a photograph of her as the electricity was running through her body with the aid of a miniature plate camera custom-strapped to the ankle of Chicago Tribune photographer Tom Howard.

  11. Thursday 12th of January 1928 (-) Murderer Henry Judd Gray is executed by Old Sparky by Robert Elliott

  12. Saturday 13th of December 1930 (-) Murderer Charles Chapin dies of pneumonia

  13. Thursday 19th of January 1933 (-) Murderer Alexander Nunes is executed by Old Sparky

  14. Thursday 27th of June 1935 (-) Murderess Eva Coo is executed by Old Sparky

  15. Thursday 16th of January 1936 (-) Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Fish is executed by Old Sparky
    The first blow short-circuited because of a number of needles Fish had inserted in his scrotum during his lifetime. He was the oldest man ever to be executed in Sing Sing. Fish' last words were reportedly "I don't even know why I'm here."

  16. Thursday 16th of July 1936 (-) Murderess Mary Creighton is executed by Old Sparky
    Creighton had passed out prior to the execution and was executed in an unconscious state.

  17. Thursday 16th of July 1936 (-) Murderer Everett Applegate is executed by Old Sparky

  18. Thursday 11th of February 1937 (-) Child killer Alfred Volckmann is executed by Old Sparky

  19. Thursday 3rd of August 1939 (-) Murderer Arthur Perry is executed by Old Sparky

  20. Saturday 4th of March 1944 (-) Mobster and head of the Mafia hit squad Murder, Inc Louis Buchalter is executed by Old Sparky
    A few minutes before Buchalter's execution, his lieutenants Mindy Weiss and Louis Capone were also executed.

  21. Thursday 25th of April 1946 (-) Murderer Abraham Gold is executed by Old Sparky

  22. Wednesday 8th of September 1948 (x) Serial killer Harvey Glatman is transferred to the maximum security prison

  23. Thursday 8th of March 1951 (-) Serial killer Martha Beck is executed by Old Sparky
    Beck's last words were "My story is a love story. But only those tortured by love can know what I mean [...] Imprisonment in the Death House has only strengthened my feeling for Raymond...."

  24. Thursday 8th of March 1951 (-) Serial killer Raymond Fernandez is executed by Old Sparky
    Fernandez' last words were "I wanna shout it out; I love Martha! What do the public know about love?"

  25. Friday 19th of June 1953 (-) American Communist and Soviet spy Julius Rosenberg is executed by Old Sparky

  26. Friday 19th of June 1953 (-) American Communist and wife of Soviet spy Julius Rosenberg Ethel Greenglass is executed by Old Sparky
    After the normal course of three electric shocks attendants removed the strapping and other equipment only to have doctors determine that Mrs. Rosenberg had not yet died. Two more electric shocks were applied and at conclusion eyewitnesses, including Bob Considine, reported that smoke rose from Rosenberg's head in the chamber.

  27. Thursday 21st of November 1957 (-) Murderer David Taylor is executed by Old Sparky

  28. Thursday 28th of February 1957 (-) Murderer Leonardo Salemi is executed by Old Sparky

  29. Thursday 9th of January 1958 (-) Hit man Elmer Burke is executed by Old Sparky
    Burke spent his last evening eating a final meal of steak, smoking six cigars and reading newspaper clippings about himself.

  30. Thursday 7th of August 1958 (-) Kidnapper and child murderer Angelo LaMarca is executed by Old Sparky

  31. Friday 22nd of May 1959 (-) Murderer Edward Eckwerth is executed by Old Sparky

  32. Thursday 23rd of June 1960 (-) Rapist and murderer Willard Phillips is executed by Old Sparky

  33. Monday 2nd of May 1960 (-) Robber and rapist Caryl Chessman is executed by Old Sparky

  34. Thursday 21st of March 1963 (-) Triple murderer Frederick Wood is executed by Old Sparky
    As he stood in the death chamber waiting to be strapped into the electric chair Wood grinned at the witnesses and said, “Gents, this is an educational project. You are about to witness the damaging effect electricity has on Wood. Enjoy yourselves.”