Sunday, May 23, 2010

23 May 2007 - Tampere, Finland

My Chinese raincoat on the bed in my temporary dwelling during a performance festival in Tampere, Finland.
1430 (x) 18-year-old Heroine Jeanne D’Arc aka The Maiden of Orleans, is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve the city in Compiègne, France.
1734 (+) Physician and inventor of Animal Magnetism Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer is born in Moos, Baden-Württemburg, Germany.
1848 (+) Aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal aka The Glider King, is born in Anklam, Pomerania, Germany.
1868 (-) Trapper Christopher “Kit” Houston Carson dies of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the age of 58 in Fort Lyon, Colorado, USA.
1883 (+) Actor Douglas Fairbanks originally Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman, is born in Denver, Colorado, USA.
1892 (-) Mass murderer of his first wife and four children and second wife Frederick Bailey Deeming aka Albert Williams aka Baron Swanston, is executed by hanging at the age of 38 in Old Melbourne Gaol, Victoria, Australia.
About 10.000 spectators showed up.
1906 (-) Writer Hendrik Ibsen dies of a stroke at the age of 78 in Oslo, Norway.
1910 (+) Artist Franz Jozef Kline is born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.
1910 (+) Musician and bandleader Artie Shaw originally Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, is born in New York City, New York, USA.
1918 (-) Joseph Maggio is hacked to death by The Axe-Man of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
His wife is also killed in the same event.
1923 (-) Roland Hoch is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 15 in Hannover, Germany.
1933 (+) Actress Joan Henrietta Collins is born in London, United Kingdom.
1934 (-) Clyde Barker and Bonnie Parker are shot dead by the police at the age of 25 and 23 in Gibsland, Louisiana, USA.
They were lured in an ambush by an accomplice.
1934 (+) Musician and inventor Robert Arthur Moog is born in New York, New York, USA.
1936 (-) Multiple Child-Murderer Adolf Seefeld is executed by the Guillotine in Berlin, Germany.
1937 (-) Philantropist and industrialist John Davison Rockefeller dies of arteriosclerosis at the age of 97 in Ormond Beach, Florida, USA.
1939 (+) Composer Michel Colombier is born in Lyon, France.
1939 (+) Mountain climber Junko Tabei is born in Japan.
1945 (-) Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler commits suicide by cyanide-poisoning at the age of 44 in Lüneburg, Germany.
1950 (+) Serial Killer Richard Trenton Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento, is born in Sacramento, California, USA.
1958 (+) Victim of Harvey Louis Carignan, The Want-Ad Killer, Kathy Sue Miller is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1958 (-) Murderer Emil Tillman commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 41 in Germany.
1959 (-) Murderer Edward Eckwerth is executed by Old Sparky in Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.
1964 (x) 328 Die in soccer riot caused by a denied goal in the game Peru-Argentina in Lima, Peru.
1967 (x) 4-year-old Zeena LaVey is the first person to receive a legal Satanic baptism ever in San Francisco, The Church of Satan, California, USA.
1969 (-) Paul Adam Meyer crashes in the Channel with a Hercules C-130 he had stolen from Cambridge airbase at the age of 23 in Alderney, United Kingdom.
1970 (+) Assassin of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Yigal Amir is born in Herzliya, Israël.
1981 (x) 25-year-old IRA-member Kevin Lynch originally Caoimhghin O Loinsigh, starts hungerstriking in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
1988 (-) Psychopatic killer Roberto Succo aka ‘André’, commits suicide by opening a gas refill in a plastic bag over his head in his prison cell at the age of 26 in Vicenza, Italy.
1989 (x) 29-year-old Serial Killer Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, is sentenced to 5 years probation for sexual assault and enticing a child for immoral purposes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
1991 (-) Murderer Ignacio Cuevas is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1994 (-) George Peter Metesky aka The Mad Bomber, dies at the age of 90 in Waterbury, New York, USA.
1997 (-) Artist James Lee Byars dies at the age of 65 in Cairo, Egypt.
2000 (-) Falun Gong member Yulan Mei dies in police detention after she was fatally injured during force-feeding at the age of 44 in Minghang hospital, Beijing, China.
On may 17 she was force-fed by an inmate who had no medical skills at all, the feeding tube was wrongly inserted causing serious injuries. After she returned to her cell she had a headache and started to vomit blood, lapsed into a coma and never regained consciousness again. She was the 19th Falungong member to die in police custody.
2000 (-) Murderer James David Richardson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (x) 72-year-old Family leader Charles Miles Manson is denied parole for the 11th time in Corcoran, California, USA.

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