Monday, January 22, 2007

22 january 2005 - Bern, Switzerland

All day down with flu and high fever among the visionary demons of the Dürrenmatt Mansarde in Bern, Switzerland.

1849 (+) Writer August Strindberg is born in Stockholm, Sweden.
1875 (+) Filmmaker David Wark Griffith is born in Crestwood, Kentucky, USA.
1879 (+) Artist Francis Picabia is born in Feydieu, Gironde, France.
1901 (-) Queen Victoria dies at the age of in the United Kingdom.
Her death marks the end of the Victorian Age.
1922 (-) 257th pope Benedictus XV originally Giacomo Battista Marquis Della Chiesa, dies at the age of 70 in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.
1925 (-) Murderer Nichol Ferranti is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, New York, New York, USA.
1930 (-) Nora Lake dies of spontaneous human combustion at the age of 42 in Kerhonkson, New York, USA.
1931 (+) Serial Killer Daniel Camargo Barboza aka The Beast of Ecuador and Monster of Charquito, is born in Anolaima, Colombia.
1934 (+) Actor Bill Bixby is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
1937 (+) Writer Joseph Wambaugh is born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
1940 (+) Actor John Hurt is born in Chesterfield, United Kingdom.
1960 (x) The first atomic bomb-test by France.
1963 (-) Notorious bandit and murderer Teofilo Rojas aka Sparks, dies in mysterious circumstances.
He was credited with 592 up to 3500 murders.
1969 (x) USSR-astronauts Sjalatov, Jelisejev, Kroenov and Volynov, who have just returned with their Soyoez 4 and 5 spacecrafts are attacked by an unidentified young man during an official parade in Moscow, Russia.
1973 (-) 36th president of the USA Lyndon Baines Johnson dies at the age of 64 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
1973 (x) 176 pilgrims Die in Boeing 707 crash in Nigeria.
1980 (x) Physicist Andrei Sakharov is arrested by the KGB and expelled to Gorki in Russia.
1987 (-) Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer commits suicide by shooting himself in the mouth with a pistol in front of cameras at a news conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
He was about to being sentenced for taking a $300,000 kickback.

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