Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1 December 2010 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Edelweiss flowers spring through the snow on our rooftop rock garden in Antwerpen, Belgium.

1521 (-) 217th Pope Leo X originally Giovanni De Medici, dies at the age of 46 in Rome, Italy.
1761 (+) Wax sculptor Marie Tussaud originally Marie Grosholtz, is born in Strasbourg, France.
1830 (-) 253rd Pope Pius VIII originally Francesco Xaverio Cappeliari, dies at the age of 69 in Rome, Italy.
1866 (-) Surveyor George Everest dies at the age of 76 in Greenwich, United Kingdom.
1933 (+) Musician Lou Allen Rawls is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1935 (+) Actor and filmmaker Woody Allen originally Allen Konigsberg, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1942 (x) The first transport of jews arrives in the concentration-camp in Birkenau, Germany.
1945 (+) Musician Bette Midler is born in Paterson, New Jersey, USA.
1947 (-) Magick Master Aleister Edward Alexander Crowley aka The Great Beast 666, dies of myocardial degeneration and chronic bronchitis at the age of 72 in Netherwood, The Ridge, Hastings, United Kingdom.
1949 (+) Drug Baron Pablo Emilio Gaviria Escobar aka El Patron, is born in Medellin, Colombia.
1957 (-) Robert Colvert is robbed and shot dead by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 21 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
1958 (x) 95 Die in Our Lady of Angels parochial school fire in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It turned out to be a case of arson by a 10-year-old boy who confessed in 1962.
1961 (+) Cannibal and murderer Armin Meiwes aka Der Metzgermeister, is born in Germany.
1965 (x) The death-sentence of 19-year-old Serial Killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, is commuted to life-imprisonment in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
1969 (-) Elaine Davis is presumably killed as ninth victim by Zodiac in California, USA.
1973 (-) Architect of Israël David Gruen Ben Gurion dies at the age of 87 in Tel-Aviv, Israël.
1974 (-) An unidentified man is killed as first victim by The Skid Row Slasher in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1974 (x) 92 Die in Trans World Airlines Flight 514 Boeing 727-231 crash in Mount Weather, Virginia, USA.
1981 (x) 178 Die in Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9 crash in Corsica, France.
1982 (x) 61-year-old The first man with an artificial heart, Barney Clark has a heart transplantation in Salt Lake City, Utah,
1987 (-) Terrorist Shinichi Hachiya commits suicide by poisoning at the age of 69 in Bahrein, airport, Saudi-Arabia.
Along with 27-year-old Mayume Akabe he was arrested on suspicion of planting the bomb in the Boeing that exploded 2 days before in Birma. Later the two were identified as Korean agents Kim Sung-il and Kim Hyun-hee.
1987 (x) 24-year-old Serial Killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune, is arrested in Paris, France.
1987 (x) Jean-Marie Rouillan, Nathalie Menigon, Joëlle Aubron and Georges Cipriani, leaders of the Terrorist Movement Action Directe start hungerstriking in prison in Paris, France.
1987 (-) Susan Tucker is strangled by Timothy Spencer aka The Southside Strangler, in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
2007 (x) 57-year-old Fraudster John Darwin aka The Canoe Man, walks into a police station and claims loss of memory in London, United Kingdom.
He had been missing after a trip on the North Sea on 21 march 2002 and declared dead.

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