Friday, February 23, 2007

23 february 2007 - Gent, Belgium

The back of Viennese Aktionist Hermann Nitsch at the opening reception of his exhibition in Galerie Fortlaan 17 in Gent, Belgium.

1685 (+) Composer Georg Friedrich Handel is born in Halle, Germany.
1885 (x) Murderer John Lee aka The Man They Couldn’t Hang, is brought upon the scaffold 3 times to be hanged, but the trapdoor refuses to open upon each attempt. He will at last be repreived in Exeter Jail, United Kingdom.
1897 (-) Celestin Gautrais is stabbed to death by Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, in France.
1906 (-) Murderer of his 24 wives Johan Hoch is executed by hanging in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1924 (-) 28th president of the USA Thomas Woodrow Wilson dies at the age of 68 in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1930 (-) Nazi-leader Horst Wessel dies due to injuries after an assault in Germany.
1930 (-) Hildegard Eid is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster, at the age of 24 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
She survived.
1931 (-) Cop Killer ‘Iron’ Irene Schroder aka Tiger Girl, is executed by Old Sparky in Rockview Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA.
She was the first woman to die in the Pennsylvania Electric Chair.
1937 (-) An unidentified woman is hacked to death by The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland, Lake Erie, East 156th street, Ohio, USA.
1939 (+) Actor Peter Fonda is born in New York, New York, USA.
1942 (-) Writer Stefan Zweig commits suicide by an overdose of Veronal at the age of 61 in Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis, Brazil.
His girlfriend Lotte joins him in death.
1944 (+) Musician Johnny Winter is born in the USA.
1946 (x) Serial Killer Neville Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo, is found whipping an unidentified girl in London, Strand Palace Hotel, United Kingdom.
1965 (-) Actor Stan Laurel originally Arthur Jefferson, dies of a heart-attack at the age of 74.
1966 (+) Seventh victim of Bobby Joe Long aka Bound To Die, Virginia Johnson is born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.
1971 (-) An unidentified woman is assaulted by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium.
She survived.
1975 (x) Manson Family-member Susan Atkins aka Sadie, is baptised by Chaplain Sargent Wright in Frontiera, Institution for Women, California, USA.
1976 (x) Start of the first trial against Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, in Salt Lake City, Metropolitan Hall of Justice, Utah, USA.
1981 (x) Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina attempts a military coup in Spain.
He failed.
1981 (-) Gabriella Bohn is killed by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 16 in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
1985 (x) Over 100 Die in train derailment in Calcutta, India.
1996 (-) Serial Killer William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
He was the first man to be executed by lethal injection in California.

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