Tuesday, December 4, 2007

4 december 2004 - Borgerhout, Belgium

A selection of gifts at AMVK's birthday party in Borgerhout.

1865 (+) Nurse Edith Cavell is born in Swardeston, United Kingdom.
1866 (+) Artist Wassily Kandinsky is born in Moscow, Russia.
1871 (-) Pieternella Swanenburg is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg at the age of 1 in Leiden, the Netherlands.
1875 (+) Poet Rainer Maria Rilke is born in Prague, Czechoslowakia.
1881 (-) Mass Murderer Konrad Beck is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Berlin, Germany.
1892 (+) Caudillo of Spain Francisco Franco is born in El Ferrol, La Coruna, Spain.
1894 (-) Murderer James Read is executed by hanging in Chelmsford, United Kingdom.
1924 (x) Start of the trial against 45-year-old Serial Killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, in Hannover Schwürgericht, Germany.
1940 (+) Murderer Gary Gilmore aka The Executioner’s Song, is born in Texas, USA.
1944 (+) Beach Boy Dennis Wilson is born in Inglewood, California, USA.
1949 (+) Actor Jeff Bridges is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1953 (x) 28-year-old Murderer Vincent Ciucci chloroforms his wife Anne and their 3 children and shoots them through the head in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1955 (+) Musician Maurizio Bianchi aka M.B., is born in Pomponesco, Mantua, Italy.
1957 (x) 92 Die in train collision in London, United Kingdom.
1971 (-) Member of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Georg von Rauch dies of a shot in the head at the age of 24 in Berlin, Schöneberg, Eisenacher Strasse, Germany.
He was shot dead by a policeman after trying to move an observed Ford Transit van, he was unarmed.
1971 (x) During a concert by Composer Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, an unidentified man in the audience sets fire to the concert hall with a flare gun in Montreux, Casino, Switzerland.
The event is noted in Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water".
1971 (x) 100 Die in Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 Boeing 737-2H6 crash in Tanjung Kupang, Johor, Malaysia.
The plane was presumably hijacked by a member of the Japanese Red Army who shot both pilots.
1974 (x) 191 Die in KLM DC-8 crash in Columbia, Sri Lanka.
1974 (x) 69-year-old writer, philosopher and critic Jean-Paul Sartre pays a visit to imprisoned RAF Leader Andreas Baader in Stuttgart, Stammheim Prison, Germany.
1976 (-) Composer Benjamin Britten dies at the age of 63 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom.
1980 (-) Prime minister Sa Carneiro dies in a plane crash in Portugal.
1981 (x) 28-year-old RAF member Stefan Wisniewski is sentenced to two life sentences in Düsseldorf, Germany.
1985 (x) Twentysixth bomb attack by the Terrorist Movement CCC in Antwerp, Bank of America, Antwerp, Belgium.
1986 (-) Murderer Michael Evans is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1993 (-) Composer Frank Zappa dies of cancer at the age of 52 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1993 (x) Second bomb attack by 44-year-old Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs in Vienna, Austria.
The package was addressed to president Helmut Schiller.
1997 (x) Serial Killer Moses Sithole is convicted on 38 counts of murder, 40 of rape and six of robbery, in Pretoria High Court, South Africa.
He is sentenced to 2,410 years in prison.
2002 (-) Double murderer Leonard Rojas is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer Ivan Murphy is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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