Friday, March 26, 2010

26 March 2009 - Borgerhout, Belgium

Reconstruction works in our ex-small-bathroom now spacious kitchen in Borgerhout, Belgium.
1814 (-) Physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin dies of natural causes at the age of 75 in Paris, France.
1827 (-) Composer Ludwig Van Beethoven dies of lead poisoning at the age of 56 in Vienna, Austria.
1849 (+) Automobile manufacterer Armand Peugeot is born in Hérimoncourt, Montbelliard, France.
1892 (-) Poet and humanist Walt Walter Whitman aka the Father of Free Verse, dies of pleurisy of the left side, consumption of the right lung, general miliary tuberculosis and parenchymatous nephritis at the age of 72 in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
1904 (-) Robber and Murderer George Collins is executed by hanging in St. Louis, Illinois, USA.
His neck doesn’t break and he’s slowly strangled to death before the eyes of the appalled executioner and jurors.
1905 (-) Germaine Weber is strangled by Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or, at the age of 1 in Paris, France.
1908 (+) Camp-commander Franz Stangl aka The Bully of Treblinka, is born in Altmünster, Austria.
1911 (+) Writer Tennessee Thomas Lanier Williams is born in Columbus, Missouri, USA.
1913 (-) Murderer Henry Clark is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Agra, India.
1916 (-) Prison guard Andrew Turner is stabbed to death by Robert Stroud aka The Birdman of Alcatraz, in Leavenworth Prison, Kansas, USA.
1918 (-) Wachtmeester Emile Verfaille is executed by the Guillotine in Belgium.
1925 (+) Composer Pierre Boulez is born in Montbrison, Loire, France.
1929 (+) Triple murderer James W. Hutchins is born in North Carolina, USA.
He was the first man to die by lethal injection in North Carolina.
1931 (+) Actor Leonard Nimoy aka Mr. Spock, is born in Boston, Massachussets, USA.
1943 (+) Sole survivor of the Richard Speck-massacre in Chicago, Corazon Amurao is born in Durangao, Batangas, the Filippines.
1944 (+) Musician Diana Ross is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1953 (x) 84 die and 31 are mutilated in an attack by the Terrorist Movement Mau-Mau in Kikuya, Lari, Rift Valley, Kenya.
1959 (-) Writer Raymond Thornton Chandler dies of pneumonial peripheral vascular shock and prerenal uremia at the age of 70 in La Jolla, California, USA.
1965 (x) 19-year-old Serial Killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, is sentenced to death in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.
1973 (-) Actor Noel Coward dies of heart failure at the age of 73 in Blue Harbor, Jamaïca.
1996 (-) Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, dies of a seizure at the age of 59 in Waymart, hospital for the criminally insane, Pennsylvania, USA.
1997 (x) Police find the bodies of 39 members of the Higher Source sect, who have comitted suicide by an overdose of phenobarbital and wodka in San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA.
1998 (x) 35-year-old Serial Killer Guy Georges aka Le Tueur de la Bastille, is arrested in Paris, Metro Blanche, France.
1999 (x) Serial Killer Fernando Hernandez Leyva aka Pancho Villa, is arrested on charges of kidnapping and assault. in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Once in custody, he confessed to killing more than 100 people.
2003 (-) Murderer James Blake Colburn is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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