Friday, July 6, 2007
6 july 2001 - Antwerpen, Belgium
In january 1999 Thai artist Sutee Kunavichayanont drew my attention to a street vendor with some root plants. It was used by buddhist forest monks to colour their robes, and supposedly coloured your teeth orange for a couple of days if you tasted it. Of course I did.
In summer 2001 AMVK noticed that the root which I had kept in a plastic bag was showing some kind of sprout. I placed it in a pot with some earth and for a long time nothing happened, and then two meager leaves appeared. Then, all of a sudden a wonderful flower appeared. The Young Flower stayed in Bloom for only two days and then completely shriveled up.
1415 (-) Philosopher Jan Hus is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 46 in Konstanz, Germany.
The Roman Catholic Church considered him an heretic.
1535 (-) Utopist Thomas More is executed by beheading at the age of 57 in London, United Kingdom.
He was charged with high treason.
1750 (-) Elizabeth Banks is executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, London, United Kingdom.
She stripped a child.
1750 (-) Forgeress Catherine Conway is executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, London, United Kingdom.
She forged a seamen’s ticket.
1750 (-) Thief Margaret Harvey is executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, London, United Kingdom.
She robbed her master.
1840 (-) Murderer François Courvoisier is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in London, Newgate Prison, United Kingdom.
1848 (-) Ex-convict turned prospering businessman César-Joseph Regault commits suicide at the age of 44 in Graville, Le Havre, France.
1854 (-) Physicist Georg Ohm dies at the age of 67 in München, Germany.
1893 (-) Writer Guy De Maupassant dies of insanity at the age of 42 in Paris, France.
1898 (+) Composer Hanns Eisler is born in Leipzig, Germany.
1907 (+) Artist Frida Kahlo originally Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, is born in Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico.
1916 (-) Painter Odilon Redon dies at the age of 76 in France.
1925 (+) Musician Bill Haley is born in Highland Park, Michigan, USA.
1927 (+) Actress Janet Leigh originally Jeannette Morrison, is born in Mercedes, California, USA.
1934 (-) Murderous brothers Manuel and Fred Hernandez are executed by The Gas Chamber at the age of 18 and 19 at the age of 18 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
It was the first execution in the Arizona Gas Chamber.
1935 (+) 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso is born in Amdo, Tibet.
1937 (-) An unidentified woman is found hacked to death as ninth victim by The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland, West 3rd Street, in the Cuyahoga river, Ohio, USA.
1944 (x) 168 Die in Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus fire in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Over 700 are injured on the "Day the Clowns Cried".
1946 (+) Actor Sylvester Stallone aka Rambo or Rocky, is born in NewYork, New York, USA.
1948 (+) Actress Nathalie Baye is born in Mainneville, France.
1950 (-) Double Murderer Daniel Raven is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.
1957 (x) 16-year-old Beatle John Lennon meets Paul McCartney in Liverpool, Woolton Parish Church Garden, United Kingdom.
1961 (-) Murderer Edwin Bush is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.
1961 (x) Over 300 Die in ship explosion in Mozambique.
1962 (-) Writer William Faulkner dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Byhalia, Mississippi, USA.
1964 (x) After sending numerous teasing letters to the police and press 27-year-old Serial Killer Lucien Leger aka The Paris Strangler, is arrested in Paris, France.
1971 (-) Musician Louis Armstrong aka Satchmo, dies of a heart-attack at the age of 69 in Corona, New York, USA.
1975 (+) Rapper Curtis Jackson III aka 50 Cent, is born in Queens, New York, USA.
1984 (x) Serial Killer Donald Carpenter aka The Trailside Killer, is convicted to death in California, USA.
1985 (x) 23-year-old Serial Killer Charles Chitat Ng is arrested in Ottawa, Canada.
1988 (x) 167 Die in Piper Alpha oil platform explosion in the North Sea.
1991 (-) Jeremiah Weinberger is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 23 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.
1999 (-) Serial Killer Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA.