Monday, April 12, 2010

12 April 2003 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Installing an outtake of AMVK's HeadNurse installation project at the M_hka in Antwerpen, Belgium.
1715 (-) Murderer Jeremiah Meacham is executed by hanging in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
1869 (+) Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, is born in Paris XIX, France.
1871 (+) Dictator Ioannis Metaxas is born in Ithaca, Greece.
1885 (+) Artist Robert Delaunay is born in Paris, France.
1895 (-) Minnie Williams is raped and strangled by William Durrant aka The Demon in the Belfry, in San Francisco, Library of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, California, USA.
1921 (x) 23-year-old Serial Killer John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, is sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for stealing postal orders in Halifax Borough Police Court, United Kingdom.
1932 (+) Musician Herbert Buckingham Khaury aka Tiny Tim, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1933 (+) Soprano Montserrat Concepción Bibiana Caballé i Folch is born in Barcelona, Spain.
1940 (+) Musician Herbie Herbert Jeffrey Hancock is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1945 (-) 32nd president of the USA Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63 in Warm Springs, Colorado, USA.
1946 (-) Flemish Nationalist Leader and WWI-collaborator Dr. August Borms is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 68 in Etterbeek, Brabant, Belgium.
1948 (+) Astrologer Howard Sasportas is born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
1950 (+) Musician David Cassidy is born in New York, New York, USA.
1961 (x) 27-year-old Cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first man to fly around the world in a space-craft.
1965 (+) Family murderess Frances Elaine Newton is born in Texas, USA.
1965 (x) 21-year-old Musician Johnny Halliday originally Jean-Philippe Smet, marries 21-year-old Sylvie Vartan in Loconville, France.
1967 (-) Cop Killer Aaron Mitchell is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 37 in San Quentin, California, USA.
He was the first man to be executed under Governor Ronald Reagan and the last man to be executed in California, until the Supreme Court re-installed the death-penalty in 1992.
1975 (-) Musician Josephine Baker originally Freda Josephine McDonald aka The Bronze Venus aka The Black Pearl, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 68 in Paris, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, France.
1977 (x) 40-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, sets fire to his Cell One in the E-Block of Lakeland Annex in Blackwood, New Jersey, USA.
1989 (-) Anarchist Abie Abbott Howard Hoffman commits suicide by an overdose of Phenobarbital at the age of 52 in New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA.
1997 (x) Two trash bags with a foot, part of a leg and a head are found, presumed victims of Serial Killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer, in Havré, Rue du Dépot, Hainaut, Belgium.
1999 (-) Serial Killer Marion Albert Pruett aka The Mad Dog Killer, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in Varner, Department of Corrections, Cummins Unit, Arkansas, USA.
2009 (-) Pornographic actress Marilyn Chambers originally Marilyn Ann Briggs, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 57 in Santa Clarita, California, USA.

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