Friday, May 28, 2010

28 May 2009 - Antwerpen, Belgium

The new wooden floor in our kitchen in Antwerpen, Belgium.
1738 (+) Physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin is born in Manchester, United Kingdom.
1840 (+) Artist Hans Makart is born in Salzburg, Austria.
1905 (+) Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe is born in Tokyo, Kanda, Japan.
1906 (x) 37-year-old Serial Killer Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, is convicted to 3 months imprisonment for fraud in Paris, France.
1908 (+) Writer Ian Lancaster Fleming is born in London, Mayfair, United Kingdom.
1921 (+) Writer Heinz Gunther Konsalik is born in Köln, Germany.
1923 (+) Composer Gyorgi Sandor Ligeti is born in Diciosanmartin, Tirnaeni, Romania.
1935 (x) 23-year-old Wife-to-be of Reichsführer Adolf Hitler for one day Eva Anna Paula Braun is found unconscious after swallowing 35 tablets of Vanodorm in München, Germany.
She recovered a couple of days later.
1940 (x) Belgium capitulates for Nazi-Germany in WWII..
1940 (-) Murderer Boyd Wilson is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 44 in Nevada, USA.
1942 (-) Gladys Hosking is strangled by Edward Leonski aka The Singing Strangler, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
He wanted to get her voice.
1944 (+) Musician Gladys Knight is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
1947 (-) Nazi-doctor in Auschwitz and Mauthausen Friedrich Entress is executed by hanging in Landsberg, Germany.
1948 (-) Supposed mistress of Adolf Hitler, Unity Valkyrie Mitford dies due to injuries inflicted in a suicide-attempt 10 years earlier at the age of 33 in Oban, United Kingdom.
1949 (+) Musician Wendy O. Orlean Williams aka The Queen of Shock Rock, is born in Webster, New York, USA.
1959 (x) 92 Die in train derailment in Java.
1964 (x) 34-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for car theft in Oklahoma City, USA.
1965 (x) Over 400 Die in coal-mine explosion in Bihar, India.
1971 (-) Most decorated American soldier of WWII Audie Leon Murphy is killed in a plane crash at the age of 45 in Catawba, Virginia, USA.
The pilot and four passengers also died.
1972 (-) Ex-King of England Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Edward VIII aka The Duke of Windsor, dies of throat cancer at the age of 77 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, 4 Rue du Champ d'Entrainement, France.
1973 (-) Artist Jacques Chaim Jacob Lipchitz dies at the age of 81 in Capri, Italy.
1974 (x) 6 die in a bomb-attack during an anti-fascist rally in Brescia, Italy.
1977 (x) 160 Die in Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
1981 (-) Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski aka The Primate of the Millennium, dies at the age of 79 in Warsaw, Poland.
1981 (x) 24-year-old IRA-member Martin Edward Hurson originally Mairtin O hUrsain, starts hungerstriking in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
1986 (-) Wilfred Parkes is choked to death by Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, at the age of 70 in London, Stockwell Park Estate, Albamarle House, United Kingdom.
1987 (-) Murderer Anthony Williams is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1993 (-) Christopher Dunn is tortured to death by Colin Ireland aka The Gay Killer, at the age of 37 in London, United Kingdom.
1996 (-) Sabine Dardenne is abducted and held imprisoned by Marc Dutroux at the age of 13 in Kain, Belgium.
She was locked up in a cellar for 80 days.
1997 (x) 47-year-old Serial Killer Thomas Quick originally Sture Ragnar Bergwall, is convicted to indefinite confinement in a security asylum for the criminally insane for the 1988 murder of the Israeli tourist Yinon Levy in Sweden.
This is his fourth conviction for the serial killer who has confessed to 15 killings.
1997 (-) Double Murderer Robert Madden is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer Napoleon Beazley is executed by lethal injection at the age of 25 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2003 (-) Theoretical chemist Ilya Prigogine dies at the age of 86 in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
2007 (-) Japanese minister of Agriculture Toshikatsu Matsuoka commits suicide by hanging at the age of 62 in Tokyo, Japan.
He was involved in several corruption scandals.
2007 (-) Artist Jörg Immendorff dies of heart failure and Lou Gehrig's Disease at the age of 61 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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