Tuesday, July 6, 2010

6 July 2001 - Antwerpen, Belgium

A piece of root given to me by a Buddhist monk over a year earlier suddenly sprouted a wonderful flower in Antwerpen, Belgium.

1415 (-) Philosopher Jan Hus is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 43 in Konstanz, Germany.
The Roman Catholic Church considered him an heretic.

1535 (-) Utopist Thomas More is executed by beheading at the age of 57 in London, United Kingdom.
He was charged with high treason.

1750 (-) Elizabeth Banks is executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, London, United Kingdom.
She stripped a child.

1750 (-) Forgeress Catherine Conway is executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, London, United Kingdom.
She forged a seamen’s ticket.

1750 (-) Thief Margaret Harvey is executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, London, United Kingdom.
She robbed her master.

1840 (-) Murderer François Benjamin Courvoisier is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in London, Newgate Prison, United Kingdom.

1848 (-) Ex-convict turned prospering businessman César-Joseph Regault commits suicide at the age of 44 in Graville, Le Havre, France.

1854 (-) Physicist Georg Simon Ohm dies at the age of 67 in München, Germany.

1893 (-) Writer Guy Henri René Albert De Maupassant dies of insanity due to syphilis at the age of 42 in Paris, Passy, Hopital Dr. Esprit Blanche, France.

1898 (+) Composer Hanns Eisler is born in Leipzig, Germany.

1907 (+) Artist Frida Kahlo originally Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, is born in Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico.

1916 (-) Painter Odilon Redon dies at the age of 76 in France.

1925 (+) Musician Bill Haley is born in Highland Park, Michigan, USA.

1927 (+) Actress Janet Leigh originally Jeannette Morrison, is born in Mercedes, California, USA.

1934 (-) Murderous brothers Manuel and Fred Hernandez are executed by The Gas Chamber at the age of 18 and 19 at the age of 18 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
It was the first execution in the Arizona Gas Chamber.

1934 (x) 24-year-old Serial Killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer, marries 21-year-old Betty Hammer in Plymouth, United Kingdom.

1935 (+) 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso is born in Amdo, Tibet.

1937 (-) An unidentified woman is found hacked to death as ninth victim by The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland, West 3rd Street, in the Cuyahoga river, Ohio, USA.

1944 (x) 168 Die in Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus fire in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Over 700 are injured on the "Day the Clowns Cried".

1946 (+) Actor Sylvester Stallone known from “Rambo” and “Rocky”, is born in NewYork, New York, USA.

1948 (+) Actress Nathalie Marie Andrée Baye is born in Mainneville, France.

1948 (+) Serial Killer Metod Trobec aka The Monster of Gorejne Vasi, is born in Slovenia.

1950 (-) Double Murderer Daniel Raven is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.

1957 (x) 16-year-old Beatle John Winston Lennon meets Paul McCartney in Liverpool, Woolton Parish Church Garden, United Kingdom.

1961 (-) Murderer Edwin Bush is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.

1961 (x) Over 300 Die in ship explosion in Mozambique.

1962 (-) Writer William Cuthbert Faulkner originally Falkner, dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Byhalia, Mississippi, USA.

1964 (x) After sending numerous teasing letters to the police and press 27-year-old Serial Killer Lucien Leger aka The Paris Strangler, is arrested in Paris, France.

1964 (+) Murderer Joseph Timothy Keel is born in North Carolina, USA.

1971 (-) Musician Louis Daniel Armstrong aka Satchmo, dies of a heart attack at the age of 69 in Corona, New York, USA.

1975 (+) Rapper Curtis James Jackson III aka 50 Cent, is born in Queens, New York, USA.

1984 (x) 54-year-old Serial Killer David Joseph Carpenter aka The Trailside Killer, is convicted to death in California, USA.

1985 (x) 23-year-old Serial Killer Charles Chitat Ng is arrested in Ottawa, Canada.

1987 (x) 27-year-old Serial killer Michael Bruce Ross aka The Roadside Strangler, is sentenced to death in Connecticut, USA.

1988 (x) 167 Die in Piper Alpha oil platform explosion in the North Sea.

1991 (-) Jeremiah Weinberger is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 23 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.

1999 (-) Serial Killer Gary M. Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Rockview Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA.

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