Tuesday, April 6, 2010

6 April 2006 - Antwerpen, Belgium

"Diggin' for Gordon" movin' on at an unknown location in Antwerpen, Belgium.
1199 (-) King of England Richard I aka Richard the Lionheart, is fatally wounded by a crossbow-shot at the age of 41 in Châlus, France.
1483 (+) Artist Raphael originally Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, is born in Urbino, Italy.
1520 (-) Artist Raphael originally Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, dies after a night of excessive sex with Margherita Luti, after which he fell into a fever at the age of 37 in Rome, Italy.
1528 (-) Artist Albrecht Dürer dies at the age of 56 in Nürnberg, Germany.
1892 (+) Airplane designer Donald Wills Douglas is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1894 (+) Alfred Arthur Rouse aka The Body in the Car Murderer, is born in London, United Kingdom.
1895 (x) 40-year-old Writer Oscar Fingal O’Flaherty Wills Wilde is arrested after losing a libel case against the 9th Marquess of Queensberry, John Sholto Douglas in London, Cadogan Hotel, United Kingdom.
1909 (x) Explorer Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson reach the Northpole.
1915 (+) Artist and theatre director Tadeusz Kantor is born in Wielopole Skrzy skie, Poland.
1917 (x) The United States declare war to Germany.
1919 (x) 49-year-old Indian Leader Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka The Apostle of Non-violence, orders a general strike in India.
1924 (-) Alfred Hogrefe is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 16 in Hannover, Germany.
1930 (+) Cop Killer Jacques Fesch is born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France.
1944 (+) Serial Killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj aka Bad Blood, is born in Saigon, Vietnam.
1945 (-) Murderer Lee Albert Smith is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 62 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1946 (-) Murderer Patrick ‘Paddy’ Carraher is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Glasgow, Barlinnie Prison, United Kingdom.
1950 (x) 108 Die in train derailment in Tangua, Brazil.
It drove off a viaduct.
1951 (-) Murderer Preston McBride is executed by hanging in Lansing Prison, Kansas, USA.
1953 (x) 13-year-old Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald aka The Man Who Shot J.F. Kennedy, attempts to shoot Major-General Edwin Walker in the USA.
1954 (+) Child murderer Christian Ranucci is born in Avignon, France.
1955 (+) Serial Killer Keith Hunter Jesperson aka The Happy Face Killer, is born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, USA.
1970 (-) Murderer Sam Samuel Holmes Sheppard commits suicide by an overdose of drugs and alcohol at the age of 46 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
1971 (-) Composer Igor Fyodorowitsch Strawinsky dies at the age of 88 in New York, New York, USA.
1973 (x) After an occupation of 37 days, Wounded Knee is taken over by United States Government Forces.
1975 (-) Denise Olverson is abducted by Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, at the age of 25 in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.
She is never found again.
1976 (-) Darrel Sampson is strangled by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.
1990 (x) 31-year-old P.G. attacks Rembrandt’s ‘Nightwatch’ with sulphuric acid in Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands.
1992 (-) SF-writer Isaac Asimov originally Isaac Yudovich Ozimov, dies of heart failure at the age of 72 in New York, New York, USA.
1992 (-) Double murderer Donald E. Harding is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 43 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
It was the first execution in 29 years in Arizona, and the last one in the Gas Chamber.
1995 (-) Murderer Noble Mays is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1998 (-) Musician Wendy O. Orlean Williams aka The Queen of Shock Rock, commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 48 in Storrs, Connecticut, USA.
1999 (x) 56-year-old Serial Killer Gary Beach is arrested after the police found five decomposed bodies in his house in Kansas City, Montana, USA.

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