Thursday, March 18, 2010

18 March 2010 - Borgerhout, Belgium

A piece of night jungle in our livingroom in Borgerhout, Belgium.
1314 (-) 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar Jacques de Molay is executed by burning at the stake in Paris, in front of the Notre Dame, France.
1789 (-) Christian Bowman is the last man to be burned on the stake in the USA.
1837 (+) 22nd and 24th president of the USA Grover Stephen Cleveland is born in Caldwell, New Jersey, USA.

1842 (+) Poet Stéphane Mallarmé is born in Paris, France.
1844 (+) Composer Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimsky-Korsakov is born in Tichwin, Russia.
1858 (+) Scientist and engineer Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel is born in Paris, France.
1865 (-) Mary Pritchard is poisoned by Dr. Edward Pritchard in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
1868 (+) Psychologist Wilhelm Stekel is born in Bujon, Bukovina, Romania.
1883 (+) Architect of the Bauhaus Walter Gropius is born in Berlin, Germany.
1906 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Robert Witzel is born in Hannover, Germany.
1910 (+) Cardiologist Herman Tarnower aka The Scarsdale Diëtist, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1915 (-) Murderer Arthur Rottman aka The Ruahine Axe Murderer, is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Wellington, Terrace Gaol, New Zealand.
1921 (x) Over 1000 Die in Hong Kong steamer shipwreck in Swatow, China.
1928 (-) Poet Paul Van Ostaijen aka Mister 1830, dies of tuberculosis at the age of 32 in Miavoye-Anthée, Belgium.
1932 (+) Writer John Updike is born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA.
1937 (x) 296 Die in New London School explosion in New London, Texas, USA.
In 1961, 41-year-old William Estel Benson is arrested for theft and confesses he unscrewed some gaspipes at the time.
1941 (+) Musician Wilson Pickett is born in Prattville, Alabama, USA.
1946 (x) Start of the trial against 49-year-old Serial Killer Marcel André Henri Felix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, in Paris, France.
1947 (-) Murderer Harold Hagger aka Sydney Sinclair, is executed by hanging in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1951 (x) 21-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, escapes from the State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA.
1957 (x) Start of the trial against 58-year-old General Practitioner and suspected Serial Killer John Bodkin Adams in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1959 (x) Hawaï is called out as 50th of the United States in the USA.
1965 (x) Astronaut Alexei Leonov is the first man to walk from his Voschod Spacecraft in Space.
1980 (-) Psychoanalist Erich Fromm dies at the age of 80 in Muralto, Ticino, Switzerland.
1982 (x) 52-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is committed to the Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA.
Posing as Richard Clark, he attempted to abduct Todd Peers.
1983 (x) 46-year-old Serial Poisoner Arnfinn Nesset is sentenced to 21 years in prison for poisoning at east 22 elderly people with the muscle relaxing drug Curacit in Trondheim, Norway.
1984 (-) Terry Ferguson is abducted and killed by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 21 in Indian Harbour, Merrit Square Shopping Mall, Florida, USA.
1987 (-) Deborah Dudley is electrocuted by Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1996 (x) 162 Die in nightclub fire in Quezon City, the Philippines.

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