Wednesday, July 11, 2007

11 july 2003 - Hong Kong

A Halo-Pelvic Distraction Apparatus on display in the Hong Kong Medical Museum. I managed to buy an incredibly cheap flight to Hong Kong a couple of weeks before due to the mortality rate of SARS suddenly boosting to alarming numbers.

1767 (+) 5th president of the USA John Quincy Adams is born in Braintree, Quincy, Massachussets, USA.
As son of the 2nd president of the USA, John Adams.
1920 (+) Actor Yul Brynner is born in Vladivostok, Russia.
1929 (-) Maria Witt is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
She survived.
1937 (-) Composer George Gershwin dies of a brain tumor at the age of 38 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1958 (-) Serial Killer Peter Manuel aka The Monster in Human Shape, is executed by hanging at the age of 31 in Glasgow, Barlinnie Prison, Scotland, United Kingdom.
1966 (-) Poet Delmore Schwartz aka The European Son, dies of insanity at the age of 52 in Emerson, New Jersey, USA.
1973 (x) 122 Die in Brazilian Varig Boeing 707 crash in Orly, France.
12 people survived the crash.
1978 (x) Over 250 Die in Los Alfaques camping fire in San Carlo de la Rapita, Tarragona, Spain.
1979 (x) The space station Skylab returns to earth near Perth in Australia.
It had been in space for 6 years.
1982 (x) Serial Killer Daniël Baron aka The Triangle of Death Killer, is released from prison in Valence, France.
1983 (x) 119 Die in Boeing 727 crash in Cuenca, Ecuador.
1989 (-) Actor and filmmaker Sir Laurence Olivier dies of cancer at the age of 82 in Steyning, Sussex, United Kingdom.
1991 (x) 261 Die in Canadian Nationair DC 8 crash in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The plane carried pilgrims on their way to the Hajj and made an emergency landing.
1997 (x) 91 Die in Royal Jomtien Hotel fire in Pattaya, Thailand.
17-year-old kitchen helper Khayan Kasien confessed to causing a gas leak that sparked the blaze. He said that he removed a hose from a kitchen gas cylinder without turning the valve off beforehand.
2001 (-) Double Murderer James Wilkens is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2001 (-) Musician Herman Brood commits suicide by jumping off the roof of the Hilton Hotel at the age of 54 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
2006 (-) Double murderer Derrick O’Brien is executed by lethal injection at the age of 31 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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