Wednesday, September 22, 2010

22 September 2005 - Beijing, China

A view behind the shopfronts from an overpass in Beijing, China.

1515 (+) Fourth wife of Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves is born in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1692 (x) Mary Esty, Martha Cory, Ann Pudeator, Samuel Wardwell, Mary Parker, Alice Parker, Wilmot Redd, and Margaret Scott are executed on accusation of witchcraft in Salem, Oregon, USA.
1774 (-) 249th Pope Clementius XIV originally Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli, dies at the age of 68 in Rome, Italy.
1776 (-) America’s first spy Nathan Hale is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
1791 (+) Physicist Michael Faraday is born in London, Surrey, United Kingdom.
1835 (x) 26-year-old Writer Edgar Allen Poe secretly marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Eliza Clemm in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
1885 (+) Actor and filmmaker Erich Oswald von Stroheim aka The Man You Love to Hate, is born in Vienna, Austria.
1903 (+) Chief informer against the Cosa Nostra Joseph ‘Joe Cargo’ Valachi aka Charles Chanbano aka Anthony Sorge, is born in Harlem, New York, USA.
1903 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Heinrich Koch is born in Hannover, Germany.
1906 (+) KZ-Commander-wife and human-skin-handywoman Ilse Koch originally Ilse Kohler Schnitzel aka Die Hexe von Buchenwald aka Die Buchenwälder Schlampe, is born in Dresden, Germany.
1914 (x) 49-year-old Artist Camille Claudel is admitted to the Asile de Montdevergues. in Montfavet, France.
She spent the last 30 years of her life there.
1924 (x) 26-year-old Serial Killer John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, is sentenced to 3 and 6 months imprisonment for larceny in London, United Kingdom.
1927 (-) Composer Giannotto Bastianelli commits suicide at the age of 44 in Tunis, Tunisia.
1934 (x) 265 Die in coal-mine explosion in Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom.
1939 (-) Murderer Frank Connor is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 23 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1948 (x) 135 Die in chemical warehouse explosion in Hong Kong.
1949 (x) 44-year-old Murderer Nathan Freudenthal Leopold aka The Perfect Murderer, has his life sentence commuted to 85 years in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1957 (-) Singer and Actress Zhou Xuan originally Su Pu aka Beautiful Jade, dies of encephalitis following a nervous breakdown at the age of 39 in a mental asylum in Shanghai, China.
1958 (+) Musician Joan Jett originally Joan Marie Larkin, is born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, USA.
1975 (x) 62-year-old 38th president of the USA Gerald Rudolph Ford is attacked by Manson Family member Sarah Jane Moore in San Francisco, California, USA.
1977 (x) 25-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion member Knut Detlef Folkerts is arrested in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
In the shootout policeman Arie Kranenburg is shot dead.
1984 (x) 55-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is convicted to life imprisonment for the murder of Michelle Steel in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
1984 (x) 25-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "La Chute des Anges Rebelles" in Brussels, 1693 Waversesteenweg, Brabant, Belgium.
1989 (-) Composer Irving Berlin originally Israel Isidore Baline, dies at the age of 101 in New York, New York, USA.
1992 (-) Triple Murderer James Demouchette is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1995 (-) Double murderer Philip Ingle is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
1998 (-) Lanett White is found murdered by Wayne Ford aka The Breast Severer, at the age of 25 in Lodi, California, USA.
2007 (-) Actor Marcel Marceau dies at the age of 84 in Cahors, France.

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