Tuesday, March 16, 2010

16 March 2006 - Antwerpen, Belgium

One of thirteen Aldi bags filled with dirt from my "Diggin' for Gordon" project that I left behind during openings in art galleries such as Jan De Cock's exhibition at Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
1751 (+) 3rd president of the USA James Madison is born in Port Conway, King George County, Virginia, USA.
1771 (+) Artist Antoine-Jean Gros is born in Paris, France.
1787 (+) Physicist Georg Simon Ohm is born in Erlangen, Germany.
1898 (-) Artist Aubrey Vincent Beardsley dies of tuberculosis at the age of 25 in Menton, France.
1911 (+) Nazi-doctor Josef Mengele aka The White Angel, is born in Günzborg, Bavaria, Germany.
1920 (+) Adolf Hitler’s private secretary Traudl Junge originally Gertraud Humps, is born in München, Bavaria, Germany.
1926 (+) Actor Jerry Lewis originally Joseph Levitch, is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
1927 (+) Soviet cosmonaut and the first human to die during a space mission Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov is born in Moscow, USSR.
1930 (-) Marianna Dal S. is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, in Düsseldorf, Grafenberger Wald, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1949 (+) RAF 2nd Generation member Christine Dümlein is born in Bamberg, Germany.
1955 (-) Artist Nicolas de Staël commits suicide by depression at the age of 41 in Antibes, France.
He jumped from his studio terrace on the eleventh floor.
1956 (-) Cop Killer Robert Carpenter is executed by Old Sparky in Joliet State Prison, Illinois, USA.
1957 (-) Artist Constantin Brancusi dies at the age of 81 in Paris, France.
1962 (x) 107 Die in Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation crash in the West Pacific.
1963 (+) Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown, Robert Piest is born in Illinois, USA.
1965 (-) Protester Alice Herz commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 82 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
She was protesting the US involvement in the war in Vietnam. Rescued by passers-by she died ten days later in the hospital.
1968 (x) A US military division under command of 24-year-old American Hero and mass murderer William Laws Calley massacres all the villagers in My Lai, Vietnam.
1969 (x) 154 Die in DC-9 crash in La Coriba, Venezuela.
1978 (x) 61-year-old Politician Aldo Moro is kidnapped by the Red Brigades in Rome, Via Fani, Italy.
His 5 body-guards are shot dead.
1984 (-) Triple murderer James W. Hutchins is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
He was the first man to die by lethal injection in North Carolina.
1990 (+) Murder victim James Patrick Bulger is born in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

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