Friday, August 13, 2010

13 August 2003 - Jakarta, Indonesia

If you set foot on the carpet, you're part of the diskusie at Ruangrupa Art Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.

1818 (+) Abolitionist and Suffragette Lucy Stone is born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA.
1863 (-) Artist Eugène Victor Ferdinand Delacroix dies at the age of 65 in Paris, Île-de France, France.
1871 (+) Founder of the Communist Party of Germany Karl Liebknecht is born in Leipzig, Germany.
1899 (+) Filmmaker Alfred Joseph Hitchcock aka The Master of Suspense, is born in London, United Kingdom.
1902 (+) Scientist and engineer Felix Heinrich Wankel is born in Lahr, Germany.
1907 (+) Industrialist Alfried Felix Alwyn Von Bohlen und Halbach Krupp is born in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1907 (-) Murderer Richard Brinkley is executed by hanging in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1910 (-) Nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale aka The Lady with the Lamp, dies at the age of 90 in London, United Kingdom.
1912 (-) Composer Jules Emile Fréderic Massenet dies of cancer at the age of 70 in Paris, France.
1913 (x) 40-year-old Acrobat and 5-day-King of Albania Otto Witte poses as a nephew of the Sultan and is crowned as King. in Durres, Albania.
During his 5-day "reign" he enjoyed the Sultan's harem and declared war to Montenegro.
1913 (+) President and archbishop of Cyprus Makarios III originally Mihalis Christodoulou Mouskos, is born in Panagia, Cyprus.
1915 (-) Serial Killer George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer, is executed by hanging at the age of 43 in Maidstone Prison, United Kingdom.
1924 (x) 51-year-old Welter-weight world champion Norman Selby aka Kid McCoy, shoots his lover Theresa Mors and several bystanders in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1926 (+) Revolutionary leader Fidel Alejandro Ruz Castro is born in Biran, Cuba.
1929 (+) Serial Killer Raymond Leslie Morris aka The Cannock Chase Murderer, is born in Walsall, United Kingdom.
1937 (-) Murderer Burt Anderson is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 53 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1937 (-) Murderer Ernest Patton is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 35 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1939 (-) Frau Budzinski is beaten and stabbed by Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder, in Berlin, Rummelsburg, Germany.
She survived.
1946 (-) Writer Herbert George Wells dies of heart failure at the age of 79 in London, United Kingdom.
1958 (-) Acrobat and 5-day-King of Albania Otto Witte dies at the age of 85 in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
1961 (x) USSR and DDR military forces start building the Wall in Berlin, Germany.
1964 (-) Murderer Gwynne Owen Evans originally John Robson Walby aka Ginger, is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
1964 (-) Murderer Peter Anthony Allen is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
1969 (x) 30-year-old Serial Killer and Necrophiliac Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, has a bucket of water slammed into his head by an unidentified fellow-inmate in State penitentiary, Oregon, USA.
1972 (+) 9/11 Terrorist Hani Saleh Hanjour is born in Ta'if, Saudi Arabia.
1973 (x) 85 Die in Caravelle explosion in La Coruna, Spain.
1982 (+) Juvenile murderer Jon Venables is born in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
1982 (-) Oleg Poshidajew is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 9 in Krasnodar Beach, Russia.
1993 (x) Over 100 Die in Royal Plaza Hotel collapse in Naakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
1996 (x) 39-year-old Serial Killer Marc Dutroux, Michelle Martin and Michel Lelièvre are arrested on suspicion of kidnapping in Marcinelle, Belgium.
A search of Dutroux' house fails to discover 2 abducted girls in his basement.
1996 (-) Consensual victim of Robert Frederick Glass, Sharon Rina Lopatka originally Sharon Denburg, leaves her house for a date with an internet contact whom she had asked to torture and strangle her to death at the age of 34 in Lenoir, North Carolina, USA.
2007 (x) 45-year-old Cannibal and murderer Armin Meiwes aka Der Metzgermeister, is sentenced to life imprisonment in Frankfurt, Germany.
2009 (-) Mass Murderer John Linley Frazier commits suicide by hanging at the age of 62 in Ione, Mule Creek State Prison, California, USA.

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