Thursday, September 16, 2010

16 September 2005 - Beijing, China

Workers taking an obligatory power nap during the construction of a Pig installation at 798 Art District in Beijing, China.

1736 (-) Physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit dies at the age of 50 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
1782 (-) Soprano Castrato Farinelli originally Carlo Maria Broschi, dies at the age of 77 in Bologna, Italy.
1887 (+) Artist Jean / Hans Arp is born in Strassburg, Germany.
1921 (x) Over 100 Die in bomb-attack in New York, US Assay building, New York, USA.
The attack is claimed by anarchists.
1922 (-) Reverend Edward Hall and his 34-year-old lover Eleanor Millsis killed by throatcutting by persons unknown at the age of 41 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
Their love letters are strewn about around the dead bodies.
1924 (+) Actress Lauren Bacall originally Betty Joan Perske, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1925 (+) Musician B. B. Riley King aka The King of Blues, is born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA.
1927 (+) Actor Peter Michael Falk aka Lieutenant Columbo, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1932 (-) Actress Peg Lillian Millicent Entwistle commits suicide by jumping off "HollywoodLand" Mount Lee at the age of 24 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1935 (+) Minimal Artist Carl Andre is born in Quincy, Massachussets, USA.
1956 (+) Magician David Copperfield originally David Seth Kotkin, is born in Metuchen, New Jersey, USA.
1956 (+) Actor Mickey Rourke is born in Schenectady, New York, USA.
1977 (-) Soprano Maria Callas originally Mengeghini-Calogeropoulou, dies of a heart attack at the age of 53 in Paris, France.
1977 (-) Musician Marc Bolan aka Tyrannosaurus Rex, dies in a car crash at the age of 29 in London, United Kingdom.
1979 (x) Killer Groupie Veronica ‘Ver Lyn’ Compton tries to strangle an unidentified girl in an attempt to make a cover-up for Serial Killer Kenneth Alessio Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler, in Bellingham, Shangri-La Motel, Washington, USA.
1980 (-) Psychologist and philosopher Jean Piaget dies at the age of 84 in Genève, Switzerland.
1980 (x) 51-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, escapes from the Regional Mental Health Center in Norfolk, Nebraska, USA.
1987 (-) An unidentified girl is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, in St. Petersburg, Lembolowo station, Russia.
1987 (-) Murderer Joseph Starvaggi is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1988 (x) 36-year-old Cellules Communistes Combattantes leader Pierre Carette starts hungerstriking in the prison of St. Gilles in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1992 (-) Double murderer Willie Leroy is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 34 in Jarratt, Virginia, USA.
1994 (-) Murderer Jesse Gutierrez is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Serial Killer Archibald Thomson Hall aka Roy Fontaine aka The Monster Butler, dies of a stroke at the age of 78 in Portsmouth, Kingston Prison, United Kingdom.

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