Monday, March 29, 2010

29 March 2002 - Brussels, Belgium

Visiting unused underground spaces of Central Station for an art project in Brussels, Belgium.
1683 (-) Arsonist Yaoya Oshichi is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 16 in Suzugamori, Japan.
She had hoped to meet Ikuta Shonosuke, a boy she fell in love with, again by starting a fire.
1790 (+) 10th president of the USA John Tyler is born in Greenway, Charles City County, Virginia, USA.
1889 (x) 28-year-old Murderer William Kemmler aka John Hurt, kills his wife Tilly Ziegler with a hatchet in New York, USA.
He was sentenced to death and will be the first man to be executed by use of the electric chair.
1891 (-) Artist Georges Seurat dies of meningitis at the age of 31 in Paris, France.
1901 (-) Family-murderer Franz Theodore Wallert is executed by hanging in Gaylord, Minnesota, USA.
1912 (-) Explorer Robert Falcon Scott is lost in a snowstorm at the age of 43 in Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
1917 (-) Murderer Leo O’Donnel is executed by hanging in Winchester Prison, United Kingdom.
1922 (+) Victim of John Reginald Christie, of 10 Rillington Place, Ruth Marguerite Christine Fuerst is born in Vienna, Austria.
1934 (+) Mass-murderer James Urban Ruppert is born in Ohio, USA.
1939 (+) Actor Terence Hill originally Mario Girotti, is born in Venice, Italy.
1944 (+) Singer, songwriter and environmentalist Terry Jacks known from Seasons in the Sun, is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1949 (+) Murderer John Arthur Spenkelink is born in Le Mars, Iowa, USA.
1951 (x) 32-year-old American Communist and Soviet spy Julius Rosenberg is convicted to death for conspiracy to commit espionage in New York, New York, USA.
1951 (x) 35-year-old American Communist and Soviet spy Ethel Rosenberg originally Ethel Greenglass, is convicted to death for conspiracy to commit espionage in New York, New York, USA.
1954 (+) Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl, is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
1959 (+) Mentally deranged murderer Charles Laverne Singleton is born in Arkansas, USA.
1961 (-) Murderer Jack Day is executed by hanging at the age of 31 in Bedford, United Kingdom.
1963 (-) Carola Hannwacker is shot dead by Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder, in Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany.
Her son Helmut is also shot in the same event.
1973 (x) The last US-soldier, Max Bielke leaves the battlefield in Vietnam.
1974 (x) Start of the trial against 46-year-old Serial Killer Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, who is accused of strangling 15 and attacking 6 women in Katowice, Poland.
1975 (-) Keith Crotwell is poisoned and mutilated by Randy Kraft aka The Freeway Killer, at the age of 19 in Long Beach Marina, California, USA.
1978 (x) 43-year-old Serial Killer Angelo Buono aka The Hillside Strangler, marries 21-year-old Tai-Fun Fanny Leung in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1982 (-) Composer Carl Orff dies at the age of 86 in München, Germany.
1983 (-) Jacqueline Croiset is attacked by Philippe Pacque aka The Werewolf of Amiens, at the age of 20 in Amiens, France.
She survived.
1984 (-) Sheryl Bonaventura is abducted, tortured and murdered by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 18 in Grand Junction, Mesa Mall, USA.
1985 (-) Dominican nun and musician Jeanine Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers aka Sœur Sourire aka The Singing Nun, commits suicide due to a depression after being harrassed for years by the Belgian tax-services at the age of 51 in Belgium.
She committed suicide together with her friend Annie Pechler.
1990 (-) Montenesdro is attacked by N.Y. Zodiac Murderer in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1997 (-) Murderer Joseph O’Dell is executed by lethal injection in Jarrat Prison, Virginia, USA.
Hours before his execution he marries law-student Lori Urs. After his death his body is shipped to Palermo, Italy where he is buried as a local hero, presumed innocent.
2003 (-) Physician Carlo Urbani known for first identifying Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome aka SARS, dies of SARS at the age of 46 in Bangkok, Thailand.
2006 (-) Murderer Kevin Kincy is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (-) Murderer Roy Pippin is executed by lethal injection in Texas, USA.

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