Tuesday, January 30, 2007
30 january 1999 - Bangkok, Thailand
A screen capture of an old documentary movie about "Sao Ching Cha" outside Wat Suthat in Bangkok, Thailand.
In this ceremony, monks swing from Sao Ching Cha or the Great Swing, trying to grab a bag of coins placed on one of the pillars. The ceremony was discontinued in 1935 after several fatal accidents. The last renovations were done in 1959.
1835 (x) 7th president of the USA Andrew Jackson escapes the first ever assassination-attempt on a president when Richard Lawrence’s 2 pistols both misfire in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1882 (+) 32nd president of the USA Franklin Delano Roosevelt is born in Hyde Park, New York, USA.
1889 (-) Juliette Deitsch is murdered in a magickal sex-rite by Etienne Deschamps at the age of 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1889 (-) Crown Prince Rudolf Habsburg commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 30 in Mayerling, the royal hunting lodge, Austria.
He probably killed his lover, 17-year-old baroness Mary Vetsera, first and then took his own life. There is no question that the depression-prone Rudolf and Mary had a suicide-pact.
1896 (x) Presentation of the first motion picture, ‘A Passion Play’ by Rich Hollaman in Hollywood, Eden Musée, California, USA.
1930 (+) Actor Gene Hackman is born in San Bernardino, California, USA.
1933 (x) Führer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler is appointed as ReichsKanssler in Berlin, Germany.
1937 (+) Actress Vanessa Redgrave is born in London,, United Kingdom.
1945 (x) Cabatuan-KZ is liberated by the American Armed Forces in Japan.
1948 (-) Airplane pioneer Orville Wright dies at the age of 78 in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
1948 (-) Mahatma Ghandi aka The Apostle of Non-violence, is shot dead by Nathuram Vinayak Godse at the age of 78 in Delhi, Berli House, India.
1951 (+) Musician Phil Collins is born in London, United Kingdom.
1951 (-) Automobile designer and engineer Ferdinand Porsche dies at the age of 75.
1971 (-) Donald Edward is tortured and strangled by Dean Corll aka The Candyman, at the age of 15 in Houston, Mangum, Texas, USA.
1972 (x) Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, is arrested and charged with child-abuse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1972 (x) 13 Die in the Bloody Sunday events in Londonderry, Ireland.
1977 (-) Christine Feund is shot dead by David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, in New York, New York, USA.
1980 (-) Mary Maher is stabbed and choked by Gerald Stano aka Blind Fury, in Daytona, Florida, USA.
1985 (-) Rapist and murderer James Raulerson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 33 in the USA.
1987 (-) Murderer Ramon Hernandez is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1993 (x) Over 140 Die in train derailment in Darajani, Kenia.
1996 (x) Serial Killer Anatoly Onoprienko aka The Terminator, butchers a family of four in Ukraïne, Russia.
1998 (-) Murderer Ricky Sanderson is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 39 in North Carolina, USA.