Sunday, May 30, 2010

30 May 2009 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Chris Burden Descending a Staircase during his installation-performance "Beam Drop" in the Middelheim Museum in Antwerpen, Belgium.
1431 (-) Heroine Jeanne D’Arc aka The Maiden of Orleans, is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 19 in Rouen, France.
1535 (x) 43-year-old King of England Henry VIII marries his third wife Jane Seymour in London, United Kingdom.
It was only 11 days after the execution of his second wife, Anne Boleyn.
1640 (-) Artist Peter Paul Rubens dies of gout at the age of 62 in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.
1672 (+) Ruler Peter the Great originally Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov, is born in Moscow, Russia.
1778 (-) Writer Voltaire originally François-Marie Arouet, dies at the age of 83 in Paris, France.
When asked on his deathbed by a priest to renounce the devil and turn to God, he replied, "For God's sake, let me die in peace."
1814 (+) Anarchist Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin is born in Pryamukhino, Russia.
1845 (+) Duke of Aosta and King of Spain Amadeus I is born in Turin, Italy.
1881 (-) Cornelia De Hees-Van Der Linden is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie, in Leiden, the Netherlands.
They were sisters in law.
1887 (+) Artist Alexander Porfyrovych Archipenko is born in Kiev, Russia.
1909 (+) Musician Benny Benjamin David Goodman is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1912 (-) Airplane pioneer Wilbur Wright dies of typhoid fever at the age of 45 in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
1927 (-) Jenny Randolph is raped and strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 35 in Buffalo, New York, USA.
1929 (+) Lutheran Pastor Oskar Brüsewitz is born in Willkischken, Lithuania.
1947 (+) Artist Orlan is born in Saint Etienne, Loire, France.
1960 (+) Victim of Randy Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer, Beth Wilmot is born in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1960 (-) Writer Boris Leonidowitsch Pasternak dies of lung cancer at the age of 70 in Peredelkino, Russia.
1961 (-) Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo is assassinated at the age of 70 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.
1961 (x) 61 Die in KLM DC-8 crash in Portugal.
1963 (+) Nude model and pornographic performer Shauna Grant originally Colleen Marie Applegate aka Callie Aimes, is born in Bellflower, California, USA.
1969 (x) 30-year-old Serial Killer and Necrophiliac Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, is arrested in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1972 (x) 26 Die and 80 are injured when three gunmen from the Revolutionary Japanese Red Army open fire in the passenger terminal of Lod International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israël.
1972 (x) Start of the trial against Communist militant group The Angry Brigade in London, United Kingdom.
1981 (-) President Zia Ur-Rahman is killed during a rebellion in Bangladesh.
1985 (-) Arms-Factory director José Martinez-Parens is shot dead by the ETA at the age of 32 in Spain.
1985 (-) Carol Kyle is attacked and raped by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, in Los Angeles, Burbank, California, USA.
She survived.
1993 (-) Musician Sun Ra originally Herman Poole Blount officially Le Sony’r Ra, dies of pneumonia at the age of 79 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
1994 (-) Inventor of the ‘bic’, Marcel Bich dies at the age of 79 in France.
1999 (x) 37-year-old Mass Murderer Zhao Lianrong stabs eight women to death in Bejing, China.
2002 (-) Murderer Stanley Allison Jr. Baker is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2006 (-) Serial Killer Metod Trobec aka The Monster of Gorejne Vasi, commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 57 in Slovenia.

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