Monday, May 21, 2012

21 May 1974 - Joseph Heinrich Beuys Starts to Like America

1471 (+)   Artist Albrecht Dürer is born in Nürnberg, Germany.

1471 (-)  King of England Henry VI dies of melancholy after hearing of his son's death in the Battle of Tewkesbury at the age of 49 in London, Tower of London prison, United Kingdom.

1633 (+)   Composer Joseph De La Barre is born in France.

1844 (+)   Artist Henri Julien Félix Rousseau aka Le Douanier, is born in Laval, Mayenne, France.

1873 (-)  Johanna Swanenburg is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie, at the age of 12 in Leiden, the Netherlands.

1907 (+)   German ambassador Karl Maria von Spreti is born in Landshut, Germany.

1916 (+)   Writer Harold Robbins originally Francis Kane and given the adoptive name Harold Rubin, is born in New York, New York, USA.

1918 (-)  An unidentified girl is assaulted by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, in California, USA.

1921 (+)   Physicist, dissident and Human Rights activist Andrei Dmitrievitsch Sakharov is born in Moscow, Russia.

1921 (x)  24-year-old Serial Killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, is charged with assault on a child and sent to an asylum in San Francisco, California, USA.

1924 (-)  Bobby Franks is kidnapped and killed by Nathan & Richard Leopold & Loeb aka The Perfect Murderers, at the age of 14 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1927 (x)  25-year-old Aviation pioneer Charles Augustus Lindbergh aka The Lone Eagle, is the first man to fly from New York to Paris non-stop.

1932 (x)  34-year-old Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, landing in in Derry, Ireland.

1943 (x)  46-year-old Serial Killer Marcel André Henri Felix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, is arrested by the French Gestapo, suspected of leading an escape-route for jews in Paris, France.

1951 (+)   Serial Killer Douglas Edward Gretzler is born in Arizona, USA.
Along with mental hospital escapee Willie Luther Steelman, he killed 19 people.

1954 (-)  Murderer Nathaniel Germany is executed by hanging in Lansing Prison, Kansas, USA.

1960 (+)   Serial Killer Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, is born in Milwaukee, Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, Wisconsin, USA.

1963 (x)  26-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, sets fire to the basement of a building he owns, collecting 15000$ on insurance in Philadelphia, 2039 East Fletcher Street, Pennsylvania, USA.

1963 (+)   Murderer Donald Jay Miller is born in Arizona, USA.

1965 (-)  Mass-Murderer Roger Girard commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 34 in Chavagneux, France.
He first killed his 34-year-old wife Jeannette, his 58-year-old mother Angèle, his 23-year-old brother Robert and 10-year-old Eliane, 8-year-old Jacqueline, 7-year-old Bernard, 4-year-old Yves, 2-year-old Daniel, 16-months-old Sylvianne and 6-months-old Pierre.

1968 (x)  26-year-old Rolling Stone Brian Lewis Hopkin Jones is arrested for marijuana possession in United Kingdom.

1970 (-)  Jutta Rahn is strangled by Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, at the age of 13 in Breitscheid, Germany.
Her 20-year-old boyfriend Peter Schay is charged with the crime and spent 15 months in prison before he was released due to lack of evidence.

1972 (x)  33-year-old Michelangelo’s ‘Piëta’-attacker Laszlo Toth strikes in the St-Peters-Dom in Rome, Italy.

1972 (-)  Billy Baulch is tortured and strangled by Dean Corll aka The Candyman, at the age of 17 in Houston, the Heights, Texas, USA.

1974 (x)  53-year-old Artist Joseph Heinrich Beuys starts his performance "I like America and America likes Me" in New York City, René Block Gallery, New York, USA.

1975 (x)  Start of the trial against the German Stadtguerilla group Rote Armee Fraktion members Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe in Stuttgart, Stammheim Prison, Germany.

1976 (x)  The artificial respiration for 22-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl, is stopped in St. Claire's Hospital, New Jersey, USA.
She would remain in a coma for almost 10 years until her death.

1981 (-)  IRA-member Raymond Peter McCreesh originally Réamann Mac Raois, dies after 61 days of hungerstriking at the age of 24 in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
He was the third to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

1981 (-)  IRA-member Patrick Patsy O’Hara originally Padraig or Peatsai O hEadra, dies after 61 days of hungerstriking at the age of 23 in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
He was the fourth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

1988 (x)  32-year-old Elite-sergeant Marciano Contaoe shoots 11 people in a drunken rage in Manila, the Fillipines.

1989 (x)   Over 150 Die in Darma Mulia Ferry capsizing in Street of Lombok, Indonesia.

1996 (x)   About 800 Die in MV Bukoba steamer sinking in Lake Victoria, Tanzania.
Among the victims was Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri, who was at the time second in command of the Al Qaeda.

1997 (-)  Murderer Bruce Callins is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1998 (x)  15-year-old Spree killer Kip Kipland Philip Kinkel drives to his school where he starts a shooting rampage that kills two of his classmates and wounds another 22 in Springfield, Thurston High School cafeteria, Oregon, USA.
The day before he had been expelled from school for possession of a handgun, in the evening he killed his parents to protect them from the embarrassment that his expulsion would have caused.

2000 (-)  Founder of Herbalife International Inc. Mark Reynolds Hughes dies of a combination of alcohol and anti-depressant Doxepin at the age of 44 in Malibu, California, USA.

2000 (-)  Actor John Gielgud dies at the age of 96 in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

2002 (-)  Artist Niki Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle dies at the age of 71 in La Jolla, California, USA.

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