Friday, November 16, 2007

16 november 2003 - Roeselaere, Belgium

A lightbox by AMVK in an exhibition in Roeselaere.

1548 (-) Theologian and church reformer Caspar Cruciger dies at the age of 44 in Wittenberg, Germany.
1724 (-) Robber and burglar Jack Sheppard aka Gentleman Jack, dies at the age of 22 in Tyburn, United Kingdom.
1849 (x) 28-year-old Writer Fjodor Dostojewski is sentenced to death for anti-government activities in Russia.
His execution was canceled at the last minute.
1869 (+) Serial Killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, is born in Isère, France.
1882 (+) Composer Zoltan Kodaly is born in Kecksemet, Hungary.
1895 (+) Composer Paul Hindemuth is born in Hanau, Germany.
1895 (+) Actor Jack Dougherty is born in Bowling Green, Missouri, USA.
1896 (+) Fascist Leader Oswald Mosley aka The British Führer, is born in Rolleston Hall, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.
1906 (x) 33-year-old Musician Enrico Caruso is charged with indecent behaviour for pinching a woman's bottom in the monkey house of the Central Park Zoo in New York, New York, USA.
1907 (x) Oklahoma is called out as 46th of the United States..
1930 (-) Sven Eriksson is shot dead and thrown in a frozen lake by Sigvard Thurnemann aka The Doctor, in Norway.
1940 (x) First Bomb attack by 37-year-old George Metesky aka The Mad Bomber, in New York, Consolidated Edison Plant, West 64th Street, New York, USA.
The device failed to explode.
1953 (+) RAF 2nd Generation member Monika Helbing is born in Flein, Germany.
1957 (-) Bernice Worden is shot dead, decapitated and dressed out like a deer by Ed Gein aka Psycho, America’s Most Bizarre Murderer, at the age of 58 in Plainfield, Wisconsin,
1957 (+) Filmmaker & hairdresser Ross Cannon is born in Tasmania.
1960 (-) Actor Clark Gable dies of a heart attack at the age of 59 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1966 (x) 43-year-old Murderer Sam Sheppard is found not guilty of the murder of his pregnant wife Marilyn in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
He had been sentenced to life in prison 12 years earlier.
1969 (-) Suzanne Merienne is shot through the head by Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de l’Ombre, at the age of 44 in Nogent-sur-Oise, 106 rue Faidherbe, France.
1971 (-) Actress Edie Sedgwick dies of acute barbiturate intoxication at the age of 28 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
1976 (x) 35-year-old Murderer Gary Gilmore aka The Executioner’s Song, attempts to commit suicide in State Prison, Utah, USA.
1982 (x) 30-year-old RAF 2nd Generation member Christian Klar is arrested near the RAF arms cache "Daphne" in the Sachsenwald in Friedrichsruh, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
1984 (x) Baby Fae is the first human being to have a baboon-heart transplanted in the USA.
1984 (x) 31-year-old Serial Killer Bobby Long aka Bound to Die, is arrested in Tampa, Main Street Cinema, Florida, USA.
1989 (x) 29-year-old Serial Killer Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, is transferred from the Los Angeles Central Jail to Death Row in San Quentin, California, USA.
1997 (-) Estelle Magd is raped and stabbed to death by Guy Georges aka Le Tueur de la Bastille, at the age of 25 in Paris, France.
1999 (-) Double murderer Desmond Jennings is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (-) Double murderer Shannon Thomas is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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