Thursday, March 25, 2010

25 March 2010 - Borgerhout, Belgium

Nature awakening in mesmerising detail in Borgerhout, Belgium.
1762 (-) Murderer James Lowry aka The Captain, is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in London, Newgate Prison, United Kingdom.
1801 (-) Writer and philosopher Novalis originally Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, dies of tuberculosis at the age of 28 in Weißenfels, Germany.
1867 (+) Composer Arturo Toscanini is born in Parma, Italy.
1875 (+) Actor Spencer Charters is born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, USA.
1881 (+) Composer Bela Viktor Janos Bartok is born in Nagy-Szentmiklos, Hungary.
1891 (+) Writer Filip De Pillecijn is born in Hamme-aan-de-Durme, East Flanders, Belgium.
1905 (-) Murderer Lewis W. Lyons is executed by hanging in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1910 (-) Black Judge Jones is lynched by hanging in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA.
1911 (x) 147 Die in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York, New York, USA.
1918 (+) Presumed son of Adolf Hitler, Jean-Marie Loret originally Jean-Marie Lobjoie, is born in Seboncourt, Picardie, France.
1919 (-) Artist Wilhelm Lehmbruck commits suicide by distress in his ongoing state of depression at the age of 38 in Duisburg, Germany.
1921 (+) Actress Simone Signoret originally Henriette Charlotte Kaminker, is born in Wiesbaden, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1923 (-) Actress Sarah Henrietta Rosine Bernhardt dies of gangrene at the age of 78 in Paris, France.
1935 (x) 64-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Howard Hamilton Fish aka The Cannibal, is sentenced to die in the Electric Chair in New York, New York, USA.
1940 (+) Actress Anita Bryant is born in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA.
1942 (+) Musician Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
1946 (+) Serial Killer Gerard John Schaefer is born in Wisconsin, USA.
1947 (+) Musician Elton John originally Reginald Dwight, is born in Middlesex, United Kingdom.
1957 (-) Filmmaker Max Ophuls originally Maximilian Oppenheimer, dies of rheumatic heart disease at the age of 54 in Hamburg, Germany.
1969 (-) Maralynn Skelton is sexually assaulted and beaten to death by Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer, at the age of 16 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
1975 (-) King Faisal Ibn Abd Al-Aziz is shot dead by his 28-year-old nephew Faisal Ibn Musa’id in Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia.
1976 (-) Artist Josef Albers dies at the age of 88 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
1980 (-) Literary critic Roland Barthes succumbs to his injuries after being hit by a laundry van at the age of 64 in Paris, France.
1983 (-) Teresa Watson aka Nicole, is hunted down and shot dead by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, at the age of 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
1984 (x) 35-year-old Sadist Murderer Peter Carlier attempts to escape from prison by keeping the director as a hostage, he surrenders when his accomplice Andreino Fabris is shot dead by police-snipers in Leuven, Brabant, Belgium.
1987 (x) 43-year-old Serial Killer Gary M. Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, is arrested in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1989 (-) Anthony Sears is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 24 in West Allis, 2357 South 57th street, Wisconsin, USA.
1990 (x) 87 Die in Happy Land Club fire in New York, New York, USA.
The fire was deliberately started by the rejected lover of the cloakroom-attendant.
1993 (-) Murderer Ramon Montoya is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1997 (-) Murderer Pedro Medina is executed by Old Sparky in Starke, Raiford State Prison, Florida, USA.
With the first jolt of electricity, blue and orange flames sparked from the mask covering Medina's face. Flames up to a foot long shot out from the right side of Medina's head for 6 - 10 seconds. The execution chamber clouded with smoke, and the smell of burnt flesh filled the witness room.
1999 (-) Kidnapper and murderer Charles Rector is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2006 (-) Photographer Bob Carlos Clarke is hit by a train at the age of 55 in Barnes, United Kingdom.
2007 (x) 57-year-old RAF 2nd Generation member Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is released from prison after 24 years in Aichach, Germany.
She was the longest ever imprisoned RAF member.

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