Thursday, April 8, 2010

8 April 2007 - Borgerhout, Belgium

A crippled bicycle abandoned in Borgerhout, Belgium.
217 (-) Roman Emperor Caracallus originally Lucius Septimius Bassianus aka Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus, is assassinated while urinating at a roadside by Julius Martialis, an officer of his personal bodyguard at the age of 29 in Harran, Turkey.
1364 (-) King Jean II aka le Bon, dies of an unknown malady at the age of 45 in London, United Kingdom.
He was held as an honoured prisoner at the Savoy Palace.
1672 (-) Quaker Thomas Lancaster is executed by hanging in Hawkshead, Cumbria, United Kingdom.
He poisoned his family of 6.
1875 (+) Third King of Belgium Albert I originally Albert Léoplold Clément Marie Meinrad, is born in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1893 (+) Actress Mary Pickford originally Gladys Smith, is born in Toronto, Canada.
1898 (+) Serial Killer John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, is born in Halifax, Black Boy House, United Kingdom.
1911 (x) 128 Die in coal-mine explosion in Littleton, USA.
1911 (+) Philosopher Emil Cioran is born in R inari, Romania.
1929 (+) Musician and actor Jacques Romain Georges Brel is born in Schaarbeek, Brabant, Belgium.
1930 (-) Homosexual Matricider Sidney Harry Fox is executed by hanging at the age of 31 in Maidstone Prison, United Kingdom.
1938 (x) An unidentified headless woman is found as first victim of Serial Killer The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
1941 (+) Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood originally Vivienne Isabel Swire, is born in Tintwistle, Derbyshire, United Kingdom.
1949 (-) Murderer Jessie Carroll is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Georgia, USA.
1950 (-) Choreographer Vaslav Nijinski dies at the age of 61 in London, United Kingdom.
1953 (+) RAF member Stefan Werner Wisniewski is born in Klosterreichenbach, Germany.
1955 (+) Murderer Robert Dale Rowell is born in Texas, USA.
1961 (x) Over 200 Die in Dara shipwreck in the Persian Gulf.
1963 (+) Musician and son of Beatle John, Julian Lennon is born in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
1972 (-) Ruthless Ruler Sheik Abeid Aman Karume is assassinated by persons unknown in Zanzibar.
1973 (-) Artist Pablo Nepumuceno Crispiniano de la Santissima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso dies at the age of 91 in Mougins, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
1981 (-) War Leader Omar Nelson Bradley dies at the age of 88 in New York, New York, USA.
He led the Allied Forces to the beaches of Normandy.
1983 (-) Gustavo Herrera is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 28 in Lake County, Illinois, USA.
In the course of the fight, Eyler’s hand is badly cut between the thumb and forefinger.
1986 (-) Musician and Teenage-Star Yukiko Okada aka Yukko, commits suicide by jumping out of the 7th storey window of the Sun Music Agency building at the age of 18 in Tokio, Japan.
Over 30 young fans will follow her into death in the next days.
2003 (-) Murderer Don Wilson Jr. Hawkins is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in McAlester, State Penitentiary, Oklahoma, USA.
2006 (-) Writer Gerard Kornelis van het Reve dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 82 in Zulte, Belgium.
2007 (-) Conceptual artist Sol LeWitt dies of cancer at the age of 78 in New York, New York, USA.

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