Wednesday, March 31, 2010

31 March 2004 - Brussels, Belgium

A music concert by Peaches in Brussels, Belgium.
1499 (+) 224th Pope Pius IV originally Gian Angelo De Medici, is born in Milan, Italy.
1596 (+) Philosopher René Descartes is born in La Haye en Touraine now Descartes, Indre-et-Loire, France.
1675 (+) 247th Pope Benedictus XIV originally Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini, is born in Bologna, Italy.
1727 (-) Scientist Isaac Newton dies of natural causes at the age of 84 in London, Kensington, United Kingdom.
1837 (-) Romantic painter John Constable dies of indigestion at the age of 60 in Hampstead, United Kingdom.
1878 (+) First Black Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World Jack John Arthur Johnson aka ‘Li’l Artha aka The Galveston Giant, is born in Galveston, Texas, USA.
1916 (-) Black Jeff Brown is lynched for bumping into a white woman in Cedar Bluff, Missouri, USA.
1926 (+) Writer John Robert Fowles known from The Collector, is born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom.
1932 (x) 24-year-old Writer and Nazi Youth Leader Baldur von Schirach marries Henriette Hoffmann in München, Den Alten Peter, Germany.
1933 (+) Serial Killer Donald Gaskins aka Pee Wee, is born in Leo, South Carolina, USA.
1935 (+) Musician Herb Alpert is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1935 (+) Actor Richard Chamberlain is born in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
1953 (x) 55-year-old Serial Killer John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, is arrested, posing as John Waddington in London, near Putney Bridge, United Kingdom.
1962 (-) Klaus Jung is abducted and killed by Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder, at the age of 18 in Essen, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1969 (x) 180 Die in coal-mine explosion in Barrotean, Mexico.
1970 (x) 62-year-old German ambassador Karl Maria von Spreti is kidnapped by FAR guerillas in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
1970 (x) Nine members of the Terrorist group Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 wielding Samurai swords and carrying bombs in Tokyo International Airport, Japan.
After releasing the hostages they flew to Pyongyang's Mirim Airport, where they surrendered to North Korean authorities, who offered the whole group asylum.
1971 (x) 27-year-old American Hero and mass murderer William Laws Calley is sentenced to life imprisonment of hard labour for the murder of the inhabitants of the Vietnamese village of My Lay in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA.
1980 (-) Olympic legend Jesse James Cleveland Owens dies of lung cancer at the age of 66 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
1984 (-) Murderer Ronald Clark O’Bryan aka The Pixy Stix Killer, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
He killed his son Timothy on Halloween, 1974 with a cyanide-laced Giant-sized Pixy Stix, in order to claim $20,000 in life insurance.
1986 (x) 166 Die in Mexicana de Aviacion Boeing 727 crash in Sierra Madre.
1994 (-) Murderer Freddie Webb is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1995 (-) Singer Selena originally Selena Quintanilla-Pérez aka Queen of Tejano Music, is shot dead by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club at the age of 23 in Corpus Christi, Days Inn hotel, Texas, USA.
1998 (-) Serial Killer Daniel Remeta is executed by Old Sparky in Starke, Florida, USA.
1999 (x) 31-year-old Serial Killer Sipho Agmatir Thwala aka The Phoenix Strangler aka The Phantom Sniper, is sentenced to 506 years imprisonment in Durban, South Africa.

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