Friday, July 9, 2010

9 July 1999 - Antwerpen, Belgium

A wary moment of boredom during a party in Antwerpen, Belgium.

1540 (x) 49-year-old King of England Henry VIII divorces his fourth wife Anne of Cleves in London, United Kingdom.
Henry claimed she was so unattractive he could barely sleep with her. They had been married for 6 months only.

1850 (-) 12th president of the USA Zachary Taylor dies of gastroenteritis due to a heat stroke at the age of 65 in Washington, District Columbia, USA.

1918 (x) Over 100 Die in train N°1 and N°4 collision in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
171 more were injured in what was to be "The Great Train Wreck of 1918".

1929 (+) Musician Lee Hazlewood is born in Mannford, Oklahoma, USA.

1937 (+) Artist David Hockney is born in Bradford, United Kingdom.

1946 (+) Musician Bon Ronald Belford Scott known from "AC/DC", is born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom.

1947 (+) Sportsman and presumable murderer O. J. Orenthal James Simpson is born in San Francisco, California, USA.

1952 (x) 160 Die in train derailment in Rzepin, Poland.

1956 (+) Actor Tom Hanks is born in Oakland, California, USA.

1962 (x) The "Campbell's Soup Cans" exhibition by 34-year-old Artist and filmmaker Andy Andrew Warhol aka The Pope of Pop, opens in Los Angeles, Ferus Gallery, California, USA.

1965 (+) Artist Jason Rhoades is born in Newcastle, California, USA.

1971 (x) 24-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Georg von Rauch is sentenced for assaulting a journalist from "Quick" magazine in Berlin, Moabit, Germany.
Upon sentencing he changes places with Thomas Weissbecker, leaves the courtroom and goes in the underground.

1982 (x) 32-year-old Homeless punk Michael Fagan breaks into the bedroom of Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom.

1982 (x) 146 Die in Pan Am American Flight 759 crash in Kenner, Louisiana, USA.
Another eight people are killed on the ground.

1985 (-) Murderer Henry M. Porter is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.

1986 (-) Siemens chairman Karl-Heinz Beckurts and his driver Eckhard Groppler die in a bomb-attack by the Rote Armee Fraktion, Kommando Mara Cagol at the age of 56 in Stra├člach, Germany.

1986 (x) 33-year-old Serial Killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, is convicted to death in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1987 (-) Larry Pearson is abducted, tortured and killed by Robert Berdella aka The Kansas City Butcher, at the age of 20 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

2002 (-) Actor Rod Rodney Stephen Steiger dies of pneumonia and complications from surgery for a gall bladder tumor at the age of 77 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2003 (-) Triple murderer Christopher Sr. Black is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2004 (-) Triple murderer Riley Dobi Noel is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Cummins Prison, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

2006 (x) 122 Die in Sibir Airlines Airbus A-310 crash off the runway in Irkutsk Airport, Siberia, Russia.
Some 80 people survived.

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