Tuesday, April 20, 2010

20 April 2008 - Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Special Provo guest Roel Van Duijn at an alternative book fair at Witte de With in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
1314 (-) Pope Clementius V originally Raymond Bertrand de Got, dies at the age of 50 in Roquemaure, Gard, France.
1831 (-) Mass-Murderess Margaretha Gottfried Gesche Timm is executed in Germany.
She killed over 15 relatives.
1889 (+) Führer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler is born in Braunau, Gasthof zum Pommer, Germany.
1893 (+) Artist Juan Mirò is born in Barcelona, Spain.
1893 (+) Actor and filmmaker Harold Clayton Lloyd is born in Burchard, Nebraska, USA.
1907 (x) 15-year-old Serial Killer Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder, is court-martialed for stealing government-property and is sentenced to 3 years imprisonment in the USA.
1908 (+) Musician Lionel Leo Hampton is born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
1912 (-) Writer Bram Abraham Stoker known from ‘Dracula’, dies of tertiary syphilis at the age of 64 in London, United Kingdom.
1917 (-) Explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett vanishes into the Matto Grossi Jungle, probably killed and eaten by the Kalapolos Indians at the age of 49 in Brazil.
1917 (-) Andrée Babelay is killed by Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, in Gambais, France.
1928 (-) Murderer Ellisworth Kelley is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in Oregon, USA.
1928 (-) Murderer James Willos is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in Oregon, USA.
1940 (+) Writer Jan ‘I’ Cremer is born in Enschede, the Netherlands.
1943 (+) Actress Edie Edith Minturn Sedgwick is born in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
1949 (+) Actress Jessica Lange is born in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA.
1953 (+) Musician James Siegfried aka James White aka James Chance, is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
1954 (-) Mme Pirotte is beaten to death by Nestor Pirotte in Belgium.
1958 (x) 21-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, marries Elisabeth ‘Betty’ Baumgard in Elkton, Maryland, USA.
1965 (x) 31-year-old Murderer Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Kray aka The Profession of Violence, marries 21-year-old Frances Shea in London, United Kingdom.
1965 (x) 37-year-old Serial Killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, is sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for burglary in Walla Walla, Washington, USA.
1967 (x) 126 Die in Swissair Airliner crash in Nicosia, Cyprus.
1968 (x) 123 Die in SuidAfrikaanse Lugdiens Boeing 707 crash in Windhoek, South Africa.
1970 (x) Serial Killer Zodiac sends a diagram how to blow up a schoolbus to the San Francisco Chronicle in San Francisco, California, USA.
1972 (-) Jimmy Wallace is stabbed and his penis cut off by Charlie Chopoff at the age of 10 in New York, West Side, New York, USA.
He survived, the penis was found the next day while some kids were playing with it.
1978 (x) 48-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, escapes from the St. Paul mental hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
1978 (x) Korean Air Lines Flight 902 Boeing 707 is shot at with R-60 missiles by Soviet Sukhoi Su-15 'Flagon' fighters after violating Soviet airspace in Loukhi, Murmansk, Russia.
Two passengers died.
1984 (-) Caecili Hidde is strangled by Waldemar Stepinski aka The Doorbell Killer, at the age of 83 in Berlin, Neukölln, Germany.
1986 (x) Over 1000 Die in Ekhlas Star ferry shipwreck in Dacca, Dhaleswhari River, Bangladesh.
1991 (-) Small Faces guitarist Steve Stephen Peter Marriott dies in a fire due to smoking in bed while falling asleep at his 16th century house at the age of 44 in Arkesden, Essex, United Kingdom.
1995 (x) 52-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, mails a bomb to the Sacramento Forest Association Office in Oakland, California, USA.
He also mails letters to the New York Times, Professor David Gelernter at Yale University, Research director of New England Biolabs Richard J. Roberts and head of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s biology department Phillip A. Sharp.
1998 (x) Terrorist Movement Rote Armee Fraktion announce their dissolution after 28 years of Stadtguerilla in Germany.
1999 (-) Serial Killer Yuhui Li is executed by the Firing Squad in Bejing, China.
1999 (-) Mass Murderers Dylan Bennet Klebold and Eric David Harris aka The Columbine High School Killers, commit suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 17 and 18 in Columbine, Colorado, USA.
They killed 15 people in the Columbine High School.
2005 (-) Murderer Douglas Alan Roberts is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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