Wednesday, August 18, 2010

18 August 2006 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Our cat Harry helping out with archiving Club Moral documents in Antwerpen, Belgium.

1227 (-) Mongol Ruler Ghengis Khan originally Temüüjin, dies of injuries suffered when falling off his horse at the age of 65 in Mongolia.
1503 (-) 214th Pope Alexander VI originally Rodrigo Borgia, is presumably poisoned at the age of 72 in Rome, Italy.
His stomach was swelling and became liquid while his skin was peeling off.
1559 (-) 223rd Pope Paul IV originally Giovanni Pietro Carafa, dies at the age of 83 in Rome, Italy.
1634 (-) Priest and philanderer Urbain Grandier aka The Devil of Loudun, is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 44.
He supposedly bewitched an entire Ursuline nun convent into debauchery.
1850 (-) Writer Honoré de Balzac dies of cold-fire at the age of 51 in Paris, France.
His face had swollen up and turned black.
1867 (+) Explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett is born in Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom.
1883 (+) Fashion designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel is born in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France.
1921 (-) Suspected black rapist Jerome Whitfield is lynched by hanging in Winston, North Carolina, USA.
1922 (+) Writer and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet is born in Brest, France.
1933 (+) Filmmaker Roman Raymond Polanski is born in Paris, France.
1934 (+) Attorney in the Manson Family trial Vincent Bugliosi is born in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA.
1936 (+) Actor Robert Redford is born in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1947 (x) 147 Die in dockyard explosion in Cadiz, Spain.
1954 (+) Actor Patrick Wayne Swayze is born in Houston, Texas, USA.
1958 (x) The novel "Lolita" by 59-year-old Writer Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Nabokov is published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in New York, New York, USA.
It sold 100,000 copies in the first three weeks of publication.
1959 (-) Serial Killer Harvey Murray Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer, is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 31 in San Quentin, California, USA.
1960 (x) The Beatles play their first concert in Hamburg, Indra Club, Germany.
1977 (x) 2 Elvis-fans are killed when an 18-year-old drunk driver crashes into the mouring crowd outside Elvis’ mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
1980 (-) An unidentified man is beaten and strangled by David Mason at the age of 75 in California, USA.
1984 (x) Over 200 Die in ferry shipwreck in Bangladesh.
1985 (x) Over 300 Die in ferry capsizing in Taiyang, China.
Everybody had moved to one side of the ship because of a fight.
1989 (-) Vietnam-hero turned murderer Herbert Lee Richardson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 43 in Atmore, Alabama, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Joe Mario Jr. Trevino is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (x) 60-year-old Serial Killer Dennis Lynn Rader aka The BTK Killer, is sentenced to 10 life sentences, one for each "Bind, Torture, Kill" murder in Wichita, Kansas, USA.

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