Monday, March 19, 2007
19 march 2003 - Brussels, Belgium
The "Tour of Flanders" with Minister of Social Affairs Frank Vandenbroucke, where a panel of artists and specialists explained the new system of social security for artists.
1286 (-) King of Scotland Alexander III dies at the age of 44 in Pettycur, Kinghorn, Scotland, United Kingdom.
After a long council, albeit with plenty of alcohol, he was desperate to return to his queen. Although everyone everyone advised him to make the 8-mile journey at nightfall with a storm approaching, he rode off into the night. The next morning he was found with a broken neck, having been thrown off his horse.
1831 (x) Bank Robber Edward Smith and an accomplice break into the City Bank in what is thought to be the first U.S. bank robbery in New York, New York, USA.
They stole $228,000 in coin and currency, of which only $175,000 was ever recovered.
1871 (+) Lover of Crown Prince Rudolf Mary Vetsera is born in Vienna, Austria.
1871 (+) Crown Prince Rudolf Habsburg is born in Vienna, Austria.
1873 (+) Composer Max Reger is born in Brand, Germany.
1888 (+) Artist Josef Albers is born in Bottrop, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1901 (-) George Parker is executed by hanging.
1905 (+) Nazi-architect Albert Speer is born in Germany.
1906 (+) Nazi-leader Adolf Eichmann is born in Solingen, Germany.
1921 (-) War-hero and homosexual wife-murderer Carl Wanderer is executed by hanging at the age of 34 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1933 (+) Writer Philip Roth is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
1936 (+) Actress Ursula Andress is born in Bern, Switzerland.
1945 (+) Serial Killer Randy Kraft aka The Freeway Killer, is born in California, USA.
1968 (-) Filmmaker Theodor Dreyer dies at the age of 79 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1971 (-) Lutgarde Van Der Wilt is raped, strangled and mutilated by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, at the age of 19 in Bonheiden, Wielewaalreservaat Zellaar, Antwerp, Belgium.
1993 (-) Murderer Fred Brown is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Maryland, USA.
1997 (-) Artist Willem De Kooning dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 92 in Long Island, New York, USA.
1997 (-) Barbara Bourgeois is stabbed to death as second victim by Daniel Blank at the age of 58 in Paulina, Texas, USA.