Monday, June 28, 2010

28 June 2002 - Borgerhout, Belgium

An interstellar still life on our window sill in Borgerhout, Belgium.

1476 (+) 223rd Pope Paul IV originally Giovanni Pietro Carafa, is born in Capriglia Irpina, Italy.

1491 (+) King of England Henry VIII is born in Greenwich, Palace of Placentia, United Kingdom.

1577 (+) Artist Peter Paul Rubens is born in Siegen, Germany.

1712 (+) Composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau is born in Genève, Switzerland.

1880 (x) 25-year-old Australia’s Most Famous Desperado, Edward “Ned” Kelly is captured in Glenrowan Inn, Victoria, Australia.
The other Kelly Gang members died in a shootout with the police.

1883 (+) Politician and Nazi collaborator Pierre Laval is born in Châteldon, Puy-de-Dôme, France.

1891 (+) Serial Killer Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder, is born in Warren, Minnesota, USA.

1901 (-) Murderer Frank Miller is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Alabama, USA.

1904 (x) Over 600 Die in Norge shipwreck in Rockall Reef, Scotland, United Kingdom.

1905 (-) Murderer Henri Languille is executed by the Guillotine in Paris, France.
Dr. Beaurieux lifted the head out of the basked and called out Henri’s name upon which the head opened its eyes.

1907 (-) Murderer Holliver Megorden is executed by hanging at the age of 57 in Oregon, USA.

1914 (-) Franz Ferdinand von Habsburg-Lothringen is shot dead by Gavrilo Princip aka The Teenager who Changed the World, at the age of 50 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
The event triggered the start of World War I.

1918 (-) Harriet Lowe is attacked by The Axe-Man of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

1926 (+) Filmmaker Mel Brooks originally Melvin Kaminsky, is born in New York, New York, USA.

1935 (+) Actor John Inman aka Mr. Humphries from “Are You Being Served?”, is born in Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

1940 (-) Murderer Ruf Satterfield is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 44 in North Carolina, USA.

1947 (+) Black Panther Mark Clark is born in Peoria, Illinois, USA.

1955 (-) Murderer Dr. Dalip Lutchmie Persap is executed by hanging in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

1962 (-) Mary Mullen dies of heart failure in the course of being assaulted by Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, at the age of 85 in Boston, 1435 Commonwealth Avenue, Massachussets, USA.

1971 (x) 56-year-old Mafia-leader Joseph “Joe” Colombo is shot by Jerome Johnson, who was then shot dead by an unidentified man during the second Italian Unity Day rally in New York, New York, USA.
Colombo survived but lingered in a coma for seven years without regaining consciousness.

1971 (-) Camp-commander Franz Stangl aka The Bully of Treblinka, dies of heart failure in prison at the age of 63 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Austria.

1973 (-) Marlys Townsend is attacked by Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
She survived.

1975 (-) Twilight Zone host Rod Rodman Edward Serling dies of a heart attack at the age of 50 in Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, New York, USA.

1976 (+) 9/11 Terrorist Satam al-Suqami is born in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

1980 (-) Roxanne Easlund is abducted and shot dead by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, at the age of 24 in Anchorage, Northern Lights Boulevard, Alaska, USA.

1980 (x) 20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Underground Confrontation" with Ria Pacquée in Antwerpen, Metro Station Meir / ICC, Antwerp, Belgium.

1981 (x) 94 Die in bomb-attack in Teheran, Iran.
Amongst the dead were 73 officials of the Islamitic Democrat Party and party-leader Ayatollah Mohammed Behesti.

1984 (-) Jennie Vincow is raped and stabbed to death by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Chapman Street, California, USA.

1986 (-) Valentine Gleim is sexually assaulted and strangled by Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, at the age of 84 in London, Stockwell Park Road, Somerville Hastings House, United Kingdom.

1988 (x) 33-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion 3rd Generation member Eva Sybille Haule-Frimpong is sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in Stuttgart, Germany.

1994 (x) 39-year-old Cult Leader of the Aum Shinrikyo aka Aleph religious group Shoko Asahara originally Chizuo Matsumoto, releases Sarin gas in the metro station in Matsumoto, Japan.
Seven people die, 660 are injured.

1995 (x) 53-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, mails letters to the New York Times and Washington Post in San Francisco, California, USA.

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