Thursday, November 15, 2007

15 november 2001 - Nantes, France

A row of speakers at the CIPAC international conference on professional conditions for visual artists in Nantes.

1397 (+) 208th Pope Nicholas V originally Tommaso Parentucelli, is born in Sarzana, Liguria, Italy.
1867 (-) Murderer Scott Holderman is executed by hanging in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
1887 (+) Artist Georgia O’Keeffe is born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA.
1887 (-) Murderer Lee Mosier is executed by hanging in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
1891 (+) Nazi Leader Erwin Rommel aka The Desert Fox, is born in Heidenheim, Germany.
1892 (-) Serial Killer Thomas Neill Cream aka The Strychnine Specialist, is executed by hanging at the age of 42 in Newgate Prison, United Kingdom.
On the scaffold he claimed to be Jack The Ripper.
1907 (+) Graff Claus von Stauffenberg is born in Jettingen, Germany.
1926 (-) Blanche Myers is raped and strangled as ninth victim by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 48 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1928 (+) Serial Killer William Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1930 (+) Writer James G. Ballard is born in Shanghai, China.
1932 (+) Musician Petula Clark is born in Ewell, Surrey, United Kingdom.
1936 (+) Dissident Wolf Biermann is born in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
1956 (+) Brian Douglas Wells aka The Human Pizza Delivery Bomb, is born in Pennsylvania, USA.
1958 (-) Actor Tyrone Power dies of a heart attack at the age of 44 in Madrid, Spain.
He died while dueling on the set of 'Solomon and Sheba'.
1959 (x) Herbert Clutter, Bonnie, Nancy and Kenyon are murdered by Mass-murderers Richard Hickock and Perry Edward Smith aka In Cold Blood, in Holcomb, Kansas, USA.
1969 (-) Sieglinde Hübner is mutilated and her throat cut by Manfred Wittiman aka The Beast of Oberfranken, at the age of 16 in Kaltenbrunn, Germany.
1971 (-) Susie Heppeard is attacked in her own house by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, at the age of 18 in Anchorage, Spenard, Alaska, USA.
1976 (-) Actor Jean Gabin originally Jean-Alexis Moncorgé, dies of a heart attack at the age of 72 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
1978 (-) Anthropologist Margaret Mead dies at the age of 76 in New York, New York, USA.
1978 (x) 183 Die in DC-8 crash in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
1979 (x) 37-year-old Theodore Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, mails a bomb to a non-existing address in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The bomb explodes on board of an American Airlines Boeing 727 en route to Washington, 12 people are injured.
1979 (x) 46-year-old Serial Killer Donald Gaskins aka Pee Wee, is arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Sumter, South Carolina, USA.
While being held, police started digging up bodies. He claimed to have killed dozens.
1985 (-) Artist Meret Oppenheim dies of a heart attack at the age of 72 in Basel, Switzerland.
1985 (x) Professor James McConnel is injured when opening a mail bomb from 43-year-old Theodore Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
1988 (x) Former policeman and 23-year-old Right Wing Spree Killer Barend Strydom aka Wit Wolf, kills seven blacks and wounds fifteen more in a shooting spree in Pretoria, South Africa.
1995 (-) Murderer Robert Sidebottom is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Missouri, USA.
1996 (-) Actor Alger Hiss dies at the age of 92 in New York, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, USA.
2000 (-) Murderer Stacey Lawton is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (-) Murderer Tony Chambers is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2001 (-) Murderer Emerson Rudd is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Serial Killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderess, dies of respiratory failure at the age of 60 in West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom.
The infection came due to a suspected heart-attack two weeks earlier. She had also been suffering from angina and osteoporosis.
2005 (-) Murderer Robert Rowell is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2006 (-) Fashion model Ana Carolina Reston dies of anorexia nervosa at the age of 21 in Hospital Municipal dos Servidores Publicos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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