Saturday, July 14, 2007

14 july 2001 - Antwerpen, Belgium

The inside of a hot air balloon, assisting my friend Frank with some rides in the Antwerpen area.

1606 (+) Artist Rembrandt Van Rijn is born in Leiden, the Netherlands.
1789 (x) The storming of the Bastille to release 7 prisoners marks the beginning of the French Revolution in Paris, France.
Ten days earlier the Marquis de Sade had been transferred from the Bastille to an asylum in Charenton.
1817 (-) Writer Germaine de Staël originally Germaine Necker aka Madame, dies at the age of 51 in Paris, France.
1862 (+) Artist Gustav Klimt is born in Vienna, Baumgarten, Austria.
1868 (+) Writer, traveler and political analyst Gertrude Bell aka The Uncrowned Queen of Iraq, is born in Washington Hall, Durham, United Kingdom.
1881 (-) Outlaw Billy the Kid originally Henry McCarty aka Henry Antrim aka William Harrison Bonney, is shot dead by Pat Garret at the age of 21 in Fort Summer, New Mexico, USA.
1903 (-) Womanizer and murderer Samuel Dougal is executed by hanging in Chelmsford Prison, United Kingdom.
1903 (-) Black rapist Ed Claus is lynched by hanging in Eastman, Georgia, USA.
1904 (+) Writer Isaac Bashevis Singer is born in Rapzymin, Poland.
1912 (+) Musician Woody Guthrie is born in Okemah, Oklahoma, USA.
1913 (+) 38th president of the USA Gerald Ford is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
1914 (-) Black thief James Bailey is lynched by hanging for stealing 3 mules in Lake Cormorant, Missouri, USA.
1918 (+) Filmmaker Ingmar Bergmann is born in Uppsala, Sweden.
1919 (+) Actor Lino Ventura is born in Parma, Italy.
1926 (+) Actor Harry Dean Stanton is born in West Irvine, Kentucky, USA.
1933 (x) Every millionaire in the city is placed under 24-hour surveillance because of a kidnap-epidemic throughout the nation in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1933 (-) Murderer Albert Fuller is executed by hanging in California, USA.
1957 (x) 270 Die in USSR Eshghabad shipwreck in the Caspian Sea.
1960 (x) 83-year-old Presumed murderer of the Drummond family, Gaston Domenici is released from Prison de Baumettes in Marseille, France.
1964 (-) Mary Fleming aka Mary Turner, is found naked and dead, choked to death by Jack the Stripper at the age of 30 in London, United Kingdom.
1966 (x) 21-year-old Gloria Davy, 20-year-old Pamela Wilkening, 20-year-old Mary Ann Jordan, 21-year-old Suzanne Farris, 24-year-old Nina Schmale, 23-year-old Valentina Pasion, 22-year-old Marlita Gargullo and 20-year-old Patricia Matusek, 7 nurses, are raped and killed by 24-year-old Mass murderer Richard Speck aka Born to Raise Hell, in Chicago, South Community Hospital, Illinois, USA.
Corazon Amurao hid under a bed and escaped tha massacre, she identified Speck due to the “Born to Raise Hell” tattoo on his forearm.
1966 (x) 225 Die in mental hospital fire in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
1970 (x) Cannibal Dean Baker is arrested carrying in his pocket the fingers of a man he killed, cut out the heart and ate it in Yellowstone Park, California, USA.
1974 (-) Janice Ott is strangled and bludgeoned to death by Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, at the age of 23 in Lake Sammanish, Washington, USA.
1975 (x) 41-year-old Mass-murderer James Ruppert is sentenced to 11 life-sentences for the murders of 11 members of his family in Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
1981 (-) Jennifer Daniels is smothered by Christine Falling aka The Baby-Sitter, in Perry, Florida, USA.
1988 (-) Jewgeni Muratow is stabbed to death and his tongue bitten off by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 16 in Rostow, Russia.
1989 (-) Mentally deranged murderer Horace Dunkins is executed by Old Sparky in Atmore, Alabama, USA.
The first blow just rendered him unconscious, the second one was administered only 9 minutes later due to a lack of power, he was pronounced dead 19 minutes after the first jolt.
1991 (-) Barbara Jacobs is found strangled by Joel Rifkin at the age of 32 in New York, Hudson River near West Tenth Street, New York, USA.
1999 (-) Mass Murderer Cyrano Marks commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 39 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He first killed his girlfriend, four of her five children, and her sister.

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