Wednesday, April 7, 2010

7 April 2010 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Wood construction for an exercise in light at the architecture department's Mekano studio in Antwerpen, Belgium.
30 (-) Jesus Christ is executed by crucification in Rome, Italy.
1652 (+) 246th Pope Clementius XII originally Lorenzo Corsini, is born in Florence, Italy.
1699 (+) Composer Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer is born in Corsini, Italy.
1860 (+) Industrialist Will Keith Kellogg is born in Michigan, USA.
1870 (+) Advocate of Communist Anarchism Gustav Landauer is born in Karlsruhe, Germany.
1903 (-) Serial poisoner Severin Antoniovitch Klosowski aka George Chapman, is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
On the scaffold he confessed to being Jack the Ripper.
1915 (+) Musician Billie Holiday originally Eleanora Fagan aka Lady Day, is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
1920 (+) Musician Ravi Shankar originally Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, is born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
1926 (x) 42-year-old Fascist leader Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini aka Il Duce, is hit in the nose by a bullet, fired by an unidentified Irish woman in Rome, Italy.
1939 (+) Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1939 (+) TV-host David Frost is born in Tenterden, United Kingdom.
1947 (-) Automobile manufacterer Henry Ford dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 83 in Greenfield, Illinois, USA.
1947 (+) Serial Killer Herbert Baumeister is born in Westfield, Indiana, USA.
1968 (-) Formula-1 racer Jim Clark crashes into a tree in what was to be his last race before retiring on his sheep-farm at the age of 32 in Hockenheim, Germany.
1971 (x) President Richard Nixon orders the release from prison of 27-year-old American Hero and mass murderer William Laws Calley who was serving a life-term for the murder of the inhabitants of the Vietnamese village of My Lay in Leavenworth Prison, Kansas, USA.
Calley is given house arrest at Fort Benning instead.
1972 (-) Isobel Watson is attacked by Zodiac at the age of 33 in San Francisco, Pine Hill, California, USA.
She survived.
1973 (x) 27-year-old Serial Killer Gerard John Schaefer is arrested in Florida, USA.
1977 (-) Attorney-General Siegfried Buback is shot dead by the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion at the age of 57 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The Ulrike Meinhof Commando claims responsability.
1979 (-) Ex-prime Minister of Persia Abbas Hoveida is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 60 in Iran.
1991 (-) Errol Lindsey is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 19 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.
1997 (-) Mass Murderer Mohammed Nazari is executed by the Firing Squad in San’a, Yemen.
As crowds yelled "God is greatest", the vengeful father who killed six people was executed with a single bullet from a sharpshooter in front of the two schools were the rampage took place. His corpse was then nailed to a cross and displayed in public for three days.

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