Friday, February 26, 2010

26 February 2004 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Cultural clergyman Eric Antonis announcing the City of Antwerp's collaboration with the artists' association NICC regarding studio management in Antwerpen, Belgium.
1378 (-) 201st Pope Gregorius XI originally Pierre Roger de Beaufort, dies in Rome, Italy.
1802 (+) Writer Victor Hugo is born in Besançon, France.
1829 (+) Clothing manufacturer Levi Strauss is born in Buttenheim, Bavaria, Germany.
1846 (+) Bison hunter and showman William Frederick Cody aka Buffalo Bill, is born in Le Claire, Iowa, USA.
1852 (-) Mass-murderess Helène Jegado is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 49 in Rennes, Champ-de-Mars, France.
She is believed to have murdered as many as 36 people with arsenic over a period of 18 years.
1852 (+) Advocate of dietary reform John Kellogg is born in Tyrone, Michigan, USA.
1908 (+) Animation artist Frederick “Tex” Avery is born in Taylor, Texas, USA.
1909 (-) Murderer C. Y. Timmons is executed by hanging at the age of 38 in Oregon, USA.
1914 (-) Murderer George Ball is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Liverpool, Walton Prison, United Kingdom.
1918 (x) Over 3000 Die in Provence crusier shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea.
1928 (+) Musician Antione Dominique “Fats” Domino is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1932 (+) Musician and one-time-criminal Johnny Cash aka The Man in Black, is born in Kingsland, Arkansas, USA.
1943 (-) First commander of Dachau-KZ Theodor Eicke dies in a plane-crash while performing a battlefield reconnaissance during the opening stages of the Third Battle of Kharkov at the age of 50 in Artelnoye, USSR.
1943 (x) The first transport of Gypsies arrives in Buchenwald-KZ, Germany.
1943 (-) Murderer William Wallace is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 54 in Oregon, USA.
1958 (+) Writer Michel Houellebecq is born in Réunion, France.
1959 (x) Peter Paul Rubens’ “Hollensturz der verdammten” is attacked with acid by 57-year-old Kurt Walmen in München, Alte Pinakothek, Germany.
1971 (-) Actor Fernand Contandin aka Fernandel, dies of cancer at the age of 67 in Paris, Avenue Foch, France.
1971 (-) Lynda Kanes is presumably strangled and beaten to death by Zodiac at the age of 20 in Angwin, California, USA.
Her body is found 8 days later, nude and wrapped in an American flag.
1978 (-) Poisoness of her mother, husband, mother-in-law and son, Audrey Hilley dies of a heart-attack due to hypothermia at the age of 53 in Blue Mountain, Vermont, USA.
She jumped parole and wandered through the woods for 5 days.
1984 (-) Rosario Gonzalez is abducted and killed by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 20 in Miami, Florida, USA.
1998 (-) Psychiatric patient and artist Shirley Mason aka Sybil (Isabel Dorsett), dies of breast cancer at the age of 75 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
2000 (-) Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell with the cable of an electric razor at the age of 50 in Gralla, Styria, Austria.

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