Sunday, November 28, 2010

28 November 2007 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Complex plumbing in our refurbished bathroom in Antwerpen, Belgium.

1757 (+) Poet and artist William Blake is born in London, England.
1820 (+) Philosopher Friedrich Engels is born in Barmen, Prussia, Germany.
1881 (+) Writer Stefan Zweig is born in Vienna, Austria.
1881 (-) Murderer John Aspinal Simpson is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Manchester, Strangeways Prison, United Kingdom.
1882 (-) Murderer Edward Wheatfill is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in York Castle, United Kingdom.
1887 (-) Murderer Enoch Wadley is executed by hanging in Gloucester, United Kingdom.
1893 (-) Murderer Emanuel Hamar is executed by hanging in Manchester, Strangeways Prison, United Kingdom.
1895 (x) Sportsman James Franklin Duryea wins the first automobile race, which took place between Chicago and Waukegan in Illinois, USA.
1899 (-) Murderer Charles Scott is executed by hanging in Reading Gaol, United Kingdom.
1907 (+) Writer Alberto Pincherle Moravia aka Il Conformista, is born in Rome, Italy.
1908 (+) Philosopher Claude Levi-Strauss is born in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1911 (-) Murderer Herbert Cooper lies down on the railway track and is decapitated in High Gate, Crouch End, United Kingdom.
1937 (-) Raymond Lesobre is shot dead by Eugene Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil, in Saint Cloud, Villa Mon Playsir, France.
1942 (x) 492 Die in Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in Boston, Massachussets, USA.
1942 (-) Murderess Toni Jo Henry originally Annie Beatrice McQuiston, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 26 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.
She killed a man to steal his car and became the first woman executed in the Louisiana electric chair.
1943 (+) Musician Randy Newman is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1947 (-) General and WWII hero Philippe de Hautecloque Leclerc dies in an airplane crash at the age of 45 in Colomb-Béchar, Algeria.
1950 (-) Murderer James Henry Corbett is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Manchester, Strangeways Prison, United Kingdom.
1958 (x) 18-year-old Murderer Lowell Lee Andrews shoots his father, mother and sister to become a ‘hired gun’, and inherit the family’s property in Wolcott, Kansas, USA.
1962 (-) Murderer James Smith is executed by hanging at the age of 26 in Manchester, Strangeways Prison, United Kingdom.
1963 (+) Serial Killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune, is born in Fort-de-France, Martinique.
1963 (+) Double murderer Jesus Ledesma Aguilar is born in Mexico.
1971 (-) Prime minister Wasfi Tel is assassinated by Black September at the age of 51 in Jordania.
1972 (-) Murderer Roger Bontemps is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 36 in Paris, Prison de la Santé, France.
1972 (-) Murderer Claude Buffet is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 39 in Paris, Prison de la Santé, France.
1976 (x) 44-year-old Harry De La Roche Sr., 51-year-old Mary Jane, 15-year-old Ronald and 12-year-old Eric are shot dead by 18-year-old Mass-murderer Harry William Frederick De La Roche jr. in Montvale, 23 East Grand Avenue, New Jersey, USA.
1977 (-) Lauren Wagner is raped and strangled by The Hillside Stranglers Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, at the age of 18 in Los Angeles, Glendale, 703 East Colorado Street, California, USA.
1979 (x) 257 Die in Air New Zealand sightseeing Flight 901 McDonnel-Douglas DC-10-30 crash in Antarctica.
It collided with Mount Erebus volcano.
1980 (x) 21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Hear/See" at Mixage Festival in Breda, De Beyerd, the Netherlands.
1987 (x) 159 Die in South African Airways Flight 295 Boeing 747-244B Combi crash in the Indian Ocean.
1994 (-) Serial Killer Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, is beaten to death with a bar from the weight room by fellow-inmate Christopher Scarver, while cleaning the toilets and showers in a maximum security jail at the age of 34 in Portage, Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium, Wisconsin, USA.
In the same event also murderer Jesse Anderson was beaten to death.
1994 (-) Great Train Robber Buster Edwards commits suicide by hanging at the age of 62 in London, United Kingdom.
1997 (x) 72-year-old Politician Margaret Tatcher aka The Iron Lady, resigns as prime minister of Britain in London, United Kingdom.
2001 (-) Murderer Xin Baojun is executed at the age of 44 in the N°1 Intermediate People's Court of Beijing, China.
He became acquainted with a woman surnamed Zhang via a local marriage agent and later murdered her and stole 3.000 yuan worth of her property.

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