Wednesday, August 4, 2010

4 August 2007 - Oostende, Belgium

Sunset over the beach and the sea in Oostende, Belgium.

1521 (+) 228th Pope Urbanus VII originally Giovanni Battista Castagna, is born in Rome, Italy.
1693 (x) 55-year-old Benedictine Monk Dom Pérignon invents Champagne in Epernay, Abbey of Hautvilliers, France.
1755 (+) Artist and inventor of the pencil Nicolas-Jacques Conté is born in Saint-Céneri-près-Sées, France.
1792 (+) Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley is born in Horsham, England.
1859 (+) Writer Knut Hamsun is born in Lom, Norway.
1875 (-) Writer Hans Christian Andersen dies of cancer of the liver at the age of 70 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1892 (-) Andrew Borden is and his wife Abby are presumably hacked to death by Lizzie Borden at the age of 70 in Fall River, 92 Second Street, Massachussets, USA.
1897 (x) 27-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, is arrested after an attempt to kill a woman in the Bois des Pelleries, France.
1901 (+) Musician Louis Daniel Armstrong aka Satchmo, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1906 (x) 350 Die in Sirio shipwreck in Cape Palos, Italy.
1944 (x) 15-year-old Writer Anne Annelies Marie Frank is discovered in a hideout in Amsterdam, Prinsengracht, the Netherlands.
The whole family is transported to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen KZ.
1947 (+) Composer Klaus Schulze aka Richard Wahnfried, is born in Berlin, Germany.
1961 (+) 44th and first Black President of the USA Barack Hussein Obama II is born in Honolulu, Hawaï, USA.
1962 (-) Mass murderer Ray Lanker commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 14 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
First he killed his father, mother, brother and sister.
1962 (x) 16-year-old Mass murderer Hugh Paulsen shoots his neighbours; husband, wife and 3 children in Brookings, South Dakota, USA.
1965 (-) Zofia W. is attacked by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 22 in Lagisza, Poland.
She survived.
1974 (x) Fascists bomb the Rome-München Italicus express-train in San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy.
1975 (x) Revolutionary Japanese Red Army takes over 50 hostages including the U.S. consul in Kuala Lumpur, AIA Building, Malaysia.
They win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya.
1980 (x) 20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, starts his performance "11 Days" in Gent, Prinsenhof 03, East Flanders, Belgium.
It lasted 11 days.
1999 (-) Murderer Ricky Blackmon is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (-) Musician Lee Hazlewood dies of renal cancer at the age of 78 in Henderson, Nevada, USA.

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