Sunday, July 4, 2010

4 July 2010 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Miniature cliffs in a flower pot resulting from frostbite on our rooftop terrace in Antwerpen, Belgium.
966 (-) 132nd Pope Benedictus V dies in Rome, Italy.
He was disposed by the Roman Emperor Otto and served only 33 days in 964.
1790 (+) Surveyor George Everest is born in Crickhowell, Wales, United Kingdom.
1826 (-) 2nd president of the USA John Adams dies at the age of 90 in Quincy, Massachussets, USA.
1826 (-) 3rd president of the USA Thomas Jefferson dies at the age of 83 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
1831 (-) 4th president of the USA James Monroe dies of heart failure at the age of 73 in New York, New York, USA.
1848 (-) Writer and diplomat François-René de Chateaubriand aka The Father of Romanticism, dies at the age of 79 in Paris, 120 rue du Bac, France.
1872 (+) 30th president of the USA Calvin John Coolidge is born in Plymouth, Vermont, USA.
1878 (x) 18-year-old America’s first Serial Killer Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor, marries Clara A. Lovering in Alton, New Hampshire, USA.
1895 (+) Anarchist and Mass Cop Killer IJe Wijkstra is born in Groningen, Doezum, the Netherlands.
1902 (+) Gangster Meyer Lansky originally Majer Suchowlinski, is born in Grodno, Russia.
1910 (x) 32-year-old First Black Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World Jack John Arthur Johnson aka ‘Li’l Artha aka The Galveston Giant, wins from white Jim Jeffries in the World Championship in Reno, Nevada, USA.
His victory caused huge race-riots all over the country.
1928 (+) Actress Gina Lollobrigida is born in Subiaco, Italy.
1934 (-) Physicist and radiochemist Marie Curie originally Marya Sklodovska, dies of pernicous anemia at the age of 66 in Haute Savoye, France.
1943 (+) TV-host Geraldo Miguel Rivera is born in New York, New York, USA.
1954 (x) 30-year-old Murderer Sam Samuel Holmes Sheppard bludgeons his pregnant wife Marilyn to death, claiming they were attacked by persons unknown in their house in Bay Village, Lake Erie, Ohio, USA.
1963 (-) Murderer Melvin Weaver is shot dead by the police in a gunfight in Americus, Georgia, USA.
He escaped from Marianna Prison in Florida and killed 3 people on the way.
1970 (-) Artist Barnett Newman dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in New York, New York, USA.
1975 (-) Nancy Baird is abducted and killed by Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, in Bountiful, Colorado, USA.
1982 (-) Cop Killer Barry Peter Prudom commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 37 in Malton, United Kingdom.
He was closed in by the police.
1983 (-) General Practitioner and suspected Serial Killer John Bodkin Adams dies of ventricular failure at the age of 84 in Eastbourne, United Kingdom.
1987 (x) Over 400 Die in ferry capsizing in Luapala River, Zaïre.
1987 (x) 73-year-old Nazi leader Klaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon, is sentenced to life imprisonment in Lyon, France.
1992 (-) Composer Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla aka El Gran, dies at the age of 71 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2003 (-) Musician Barry Eugene White originally Barrence Eugene Carter aka The Walrus of Love, dies of renal failure at the age of 58 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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