Thursday, October 11, 2007

11 october 2005 - Shanghai, China

The chest of a mummified body in the Museum of National History in Shanghai.
Truly, it will not be long
before this body lies in the earth,
bereft of consciousness,
like a useless piece of wood,
which is thrown away.

1492 (x) Explorer Christoffel Columbus lands on the Bahamas and calls it San Salvador.
1885 (+) Writer François Mauriac is born in Bordeaux, France.
1896 (-) Composer Anton Bruckner dies at the age of 72 in Vienna, Austria.
1921 (-) Black Wylie McNeely is lynched by burning for insulting a white woman in Leesburg, Texas, USA.
1925 (+) Writer Elmore Leonard is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1925 (-) FBI-agent Edwin Shanahan is gunned down by Martin Durkin at the age of 31 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1929 (-) Elisabeth Dorrier is bludgeoned to death by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 22 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1940 (-) Ingeborg Gotz is attacked by Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder, in Berlin, Germany.
She survived.
1963 (-) Artist, writer and filmmaker Jean Cocteau dies of a heart attack at the age of 74 in Milly-la-Forêt, France.
1963 (-) Musician Edith Piaf originally Edith Giovanna Gassion, dies of internal bleeding at the age of 47 in France.
1966 (-) Jolanta G. is strangled by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 18 in Bedzin, Poland.
1969 (-) Paul Stine is shot dead as eighth victim by Zodiac at the age of 29 in San Francisco, California, USA.
1976 (-) Monika Pfeiffer is killed by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 18 in Mainz, Germany.
1979 (-) Yvonne Mysliniec is presumably attacked by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, in Ilkley, United Kingdom.
She survived.
1980 (+) 9/11 Terrorist Ahmed al-Haznawi is born in al Bahah, Saudi Arabia.
1998 (x) Carmelite nun and martyr Edith Stein aka Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, is canonized by Pope John Paul II in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.
She died in Auschwitz in 1942.

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