Thursday, November 22, 2007
22 november 2005 - Beijing, China
A plate of "Duck Tongues", a dish I couldn't resist in a duck specialty restaurant in Beijing.
1827 (-) Coiner Edward Lowe is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1827 (-) Highwayman Charles Smith is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1827 (-) Robber John Keats is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1827 (-) Robber John Powell is executed by hanging in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1853 (+) German ambassador in China Klemens von Ketteler is born in Potsdam, Germany.
1869 (+) Writer André Gide is born in Paris, France.
1880 (-) Murderer Joseph Distin is executed by hanging in Horfield Gaol, United Kingdom.
1883 (-) Catharina Aben is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg at the age of 5 in Leiden, the Netherlands.
1890 (+) President of France Charles De Gaulle is born in Lille, France.
1898 (+) Airplane pioneer Wiley Post is born in Van Zandt County, Texas, USA.
1902 (-) Artillery-engineer Friedrich Krupp commits suicide by a newspaper reporting about a homosexual escapade on Capri at the age of 48 in Essen, Villa Hügel, Germany.
1902 (+) General and WWII hero Philippe Leclerc is born in Belloy-Saint-Léonard, France.
1910 (-) Wife-Murderer Henry Thompson is executed by hanging in Liverpool, Walton Gaol, United Kingdom.
1913 (+) Composer Benjamin Britten is born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom.
1916 (-) Writer Jack London originally John Griffith, dies of uremia and morphine-poisoning at the age of 40 in Glen Ellen, California, USA.
1932 (+) Actor Robert Vaughn is born in New York, New York, USA.
1937 (-) Fritz Frommer is killed by Eugene Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil, at the age of 25 in Paris, La Celle Saint-Cloud, Villa la Voulzie, France.
1950 (-) Murderer Norman Goldthorpe is executed by hanging in Yarmouth, United Kingdom.
1958 (+) Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1958 (-) Murderer Richard Jordan is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 28 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1963 (-) 35th president of the USA John Fitzgerald Kennedy is shot dead by Lee Harvey Oswald at the age of 46 in Dallas, Dealey Plaza, Texas, USA.
1963 (-) Writer Aldous Huxley dies of an LSD-overdose, trying to ease his pain due to cancer at the age of 69 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1974 (x) 37-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, and his son Mike raid several houses and rape a woman in Lindenwold, New Jersey, USA.
1980 (-) Actress Mae West dies of a stroke at the age of 87 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1993 (-) Writer Anthony Burgess dies of lung cancer at the age of 76 in London, St. John’s Wood, United Kingdom.
1994 (-) Murderer Warren Bridge is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1995 (x) Serial Killer, wife of Frederick West aka The House of Horrors Murderer, Rosemary West is convicted to life imprisonment in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
She was accused of helping her husband in 10 murders.
1997 (-) INXS lead-singer Michael Hutchence commits suicide by hanging at the age of 37 in Sydney, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New South Wales, Australia.