Saturday, July 21, 2007
21 july 2003 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Two man waiting for a burst of tropical rain to stop in Jalan Masjid India in Kuala Lumpur. I used this and another photo from a couple of days ago in my "Flying Fox" piece.
1414 (+) 212th Pope Sixtus IV originally Francesco della Rovere, is born in Celle Ligure, Italy.
1831 (x) 40-year-old King Leopold I originally Leopold George Christian Frederick of Saksen-Coburg-Saalfeld, is inaugurated as first King of the Belgians in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1873 (x) 25-year-old Outlaw Jesse James performs the first train robbery in Adair, Iowa, USA.
1898 (+) Writer Ernest Hemingway is born in Chicago, Oak Park, Illinois, USA.
1904 (x) 35-year-old Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, is sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, France.
1911 (+) Philosopher Herbert Marshall McLuhan is born in Edmonton, Alta, Canada.
1926 (+) Filmmaker Norman Jewison is born in Toronto, Canada.
1928 (x) 58-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Fish aka The Cannibal, is arrested for grand larceny in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1929 (-) Maria Maas is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 25 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1941 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnellbahn Mörder, is sentenced to death in Berlin, Germany.
1944 (-) Graff Claus von Stauffenberg is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 36 in Berlin, Germany.
1948 (+) Musician Cat Stevens originally Steven Demetre Georgiou now Yusuf Islam, is born in London, United Kingdom.
1948 (-) Artist Arshile Gorky originally Vostanik Manoog Adoyan, commits suicide by hanging at the age of 44 in Sherman, Connecticut, USA.
He had undergone a cancer operation and was involved in a car crash in which he broke his neck. His wife left him and several of his works of art were destroyed in a fire.
1969 (x) 38-year-old Astronaut Neil Armstrong aka The First Man to Walk on the Moon, makes his first "giant step for mankind".
1972 (x) 11 Die and over 130 are wounded in 26 simultaneous IRA bomb-attacks on this "Bloody Friday" in Belfast, Ireland.
1973 (-) Weirdo Albert Brust commits suicide by cyanide-poisoning at the age of 44 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
In his house the police found a wide variety of pornography and torture-devices, as well as the walled-in body of 16-year-old Mark Matson.
1975 (-) Ann Arceneaux is beaten and strangled by Gerald Stano aka Blind Fury, at the age of 16 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA.
1976 (-) British ambassador Christopher Ewart-Biggs is blown up by an IRA bomb at the age of 54 in Dublin, Ireland.
1976 (x) 35-year-old Murderer Gary Gilmore aka The Executioner’s Song, is arrested in Utah, USA.
1979 (-) Eddy Smith is killed by Wayne Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer, at the age of 14 in Atlanta, USA.
1999 (-) Mass Murderer Zhao Lianrong is executed by a shot in the head at the age of 37 in Bejing, China.