Tuesday, March 27, 2007

27 march 2005 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Easter with the Van Kerckhoven family at the Club Moral.

1827 (-) Composer Ludwig Van Beethoven dies of a liver disease at the age of 57 in Germany.
1845 (+) Scientist William Konrad Röntgen is born in Germany.
1878 (-) Composer Dobri Voynikov dies at the age of 44 in the USSR.
1886 (+) Architect Ludwig Van Der Rohe is born in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1960 (x) Serial Killer Ted Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, abducts and rapes an unidentified 14-year-old girl in St. Martin, Jersey.
1963 (+) Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is born.

1963 (-) Writer Jean Bruce aka OSS117, dies in a head-on collision of his Jaguar with a truck at 200kms per hour on the RN16 at the age of 42 in Chantilly, France.
1968 (-) The first man in space, Youri Gagarin dies in a jet crash at the age of 34 in Russia.
1969 (-) Karen Spinker is sexually assaulted, strangled and one breast cut off by Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, at the age of 19 in Salem, Center Street, Oregon, USA.
He used the cut-off breast as a paper-weight.
1972 (-) Artist Maurits Cornelius Escher dies at the age of 74 in the Netherlands.
1977 (-) Child-murderer Al Marjek is executed by hanging at the age of 19 in Damascus, Syria.
1977 (x) 582 Die in KLM Boeing 747 and Panam Boeing 747 collision in Tenerife, Spain.
Neither airline was originally due to be at the airport but both were diverted from the much bigger Las Palmas on nearby Gran Canaria island after a terrorist bomb blast near the departure lounge.
1980 (x) 123 Die in Alexander Kielland oilplatform capsizing in Ekofisk, the North Sea.
1984 (-) An unidentiefied woman is abducted, raped and strangled by Bobby Long aka Bound To Die, in Tampa, Ponderosa Street, Florida, USA.
1985 (-) Vincent Zazzara is stabbed, shot dead and mutilated by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 64 in Los Angeles, San Gabriel, California, USA.
2001 (-) Murderer Robert Massie is executed by lethal injection at the age of 59 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
While on parole for a murder he committed in 1965, he robbed a liquor store and shot two employees, killing one.

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