Friday, July 20, 2007
20 july 2001 - Malmédy, Belgium
The grave of Meriora Gillibrand aka Monsieur Hawarden in Ligneuville near Malmédy. His/her life story is told by Belgian writer Filip De Pillecijn and made into a cult-movie by Harry Kümel.
356bc (+) Military leader Alexander the Great is born in Pella, Macedonia, Greece.
985 (-) AntiPope Bonifacius VII originally Franco Ferrucci, dies in Rome, Italy.
1304 (+) Poet Francesco Petrarca aka The Father of Humanism, is born in Arezzo, Italy.
1822 (+) Biologist Gregor Johann Mendel is born in Heinzendorf, Moravia, Czechoslowakia.
1895 (+) Artist and designer Laszlo Moholo-Nagy is born in Borsod, Hungary.
1903 (-) 255th Pope Leo XIII originally Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaelle Luigi Pecci, dies at the age of 93 in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.
He was the oldest Pope ever.
1919 (+) Explorer Sir Edmund Hillary is born in Tuakau, New Zealand.
1923 (-) Revolutionary leader Pancho Villa originally Doroteo Arango Arambula, is shot to pieces at the age of 45 in Parral, Mexico.
1932 (+) Video Artist Nam June Paik is born in Seoul, Korea.
1934 (-) Murderer Alfred Bayly is executed by hanging in Auckland, New Zealand.
1934 (x) The SS is settled as official NAZI-organisation by Führer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany.
1937 (-) Scientist Guglielmo Marconi dies of overwork at the age of 63 in Rome, Italy.
1938 (+) Actress Natalie Wood originally Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko later Gurdin, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
1938 (+) Actress Diana Rigg is born in Doncaster, United Kingdom.
1944 (x) Under the codename ‘Operation Walkure’, 36-year-old Graff Claus von Stauffenberg places a bomb in the Fuhrer’s headquarters in Berlin, Germany.
1944 (+) Triple Murderer Allen Davis aka Tiny, is born in Florida, USA.
1945 (-) Poet Paul Valéry dies at the age of 73 in Paris, France.
1946 (+) Serial Killer Leonard Lake aka The Eye of Evil, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
1947 (+) Musician Carlos Santana is born in Autlan de Navarro, Mexico.
1964 (x) 43-year-old Artist Joseph Beuys is punched in the face by Uwe Schilling during a performance on the Festival Der Neuen Kunst in Aachen, Germany.
1969 (x) Apollo 11 lands on the Moon .
1970 (x) Start of the trial against Serial Killer Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
1973 (-) Actor, filmmaker and King of Kung Fu Bruce Lee Siu Loong originally Lee Yuen Kam, aka The Little Dragon, dies of swelling of the brain due to an allergy at the age of 32 in Hong Kong.
1974 (x) Mass Murderess Shirley Curry kills all her children, their father, her former sister-in-law and injures her former brother-in-law in Lowell, Arkansas, USA.
1976 (x) The Viking I lands on Mars .
1982 (x) 11 Soldiers die in two bomb attacks by the Terrorist Movement Provisional Irish Republican Army in London, Hyde Park and Regents Park, United Kingdom.
1984 (x) Serial Killer Alton Coleman and his accomplice Debra Brown are arrested in Ohio, USA.
1985 (-) Maxson Kneiding is shot dead by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 66 in Los Angeles, Glendale, California, USA.
1985 (-) Chainarong Khovananth is raped and shot by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 32 in Los Angeles, Glendale, California, USA.
1986 (-) William Downs is sexually assaulted and strangled by Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, at the age of 74 in London, Stockwell, Overton Road Estate, United Kingdom.
2006 (-) Child kidnapper and murderer Robert Anderson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.