Friday, July 20, 2012

20 July 1973 - Robert Smithson Dies

356bc (+)   Military leader Alexander the Great is born in Pella, Macedonia, Greece.

985 (-)  AntiPope Bonifacius VII originally Franco Ferrucci, dies in Rome, Italy.
Probably murdered, his naked body was dragged through the streets and left beneath a statue of Marcus Aurelius.

1304 (+)   Poet Francesco Petrarca aka The Father of Humanism, is born in Arezzo, Italy.

1519 (+)   230th Pope Innocentus IX originally Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti, is born in Bologna, Italy.

1822 (+)   Biologist Gregor Johann Mendel is born in Heinzendorf, Moravia, Czechoslowakia.

1890 (+)   King of the Hellenes George II is born in Tatoi Palace, Greece.

1895 (+)   Artist and designer Laszlo Moholo-Nagy is born in Borsod, Hungary.

1903 (-)  256th Pope Leo XIII dies at the age of 93 in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.
He was the oldest Pope ever.

1919 (+)   Explorer Sir Edmund Perceval Hillary is born in Tuakau, New Zealand.

1923 (-)  Revolutionary leader Pancho Francisco Villa originally Doroteo Arango Arambula, is shot to pieces in a fusillade at the age of 45 in Parral, Mexico.

1925 (+)   Revolutionary philosopher and psychiatrist Frantz Omar Fanon is born in Martinique.

1932 (+)   Video Artist Nam June Paik is born in Seoul, Korea.

1934 (-)  Murderer Alfred William Bayly is executed by hanging in Auckland, New Zealand.

1934 (x)  The SS is settled as official NAZI-organisation by Führer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany.

1937 (-)  Inventor Guglielmo Marchese Marconi dies of overwork at the age of 63 in Rome, Italy.

1938 (+)   Actress Natalie Wood originally Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko later Gurdin, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.

1938 (+)   Actress Diana Rigg is born in Doncaster, United Kingdom.

1944 (x)  Under the codename ‘Operation Walkure’, 36-year-old Graff Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg places a bomb in the Fuhrer’s headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

1944 (+)   Triple Murderer Allen Lee Davis aka Tiny, is born in Florida, USA.

1945 (-)  Poet Paul Ambroise Toussaint Jules Valéry dies at the age of 73 in Paris, France.

1946 (+)   Serial Killer Leonard Lake aka The Eye of Evil, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.

1947 (+)   Musician Carlos Augusto Alves Santana is born in Autlan de Navarro, Mexico.

1964 (x)  43-year-old Artist Joseph Heinrich Beuys is punched in the face by Uwe Schilling during a performance on the Festival Der Neuen Kunst in Aachen, Germany.

1969 (x)  Apollo 11 lands on the Moon .

1970 (x)  Start of the trial against Serial Killer Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

1973 (-)  Actor, filmmaker and King of Kung Fu Bruce Lee Siu Loong originally Lee Yuen Kam, aka The Little Dragon, dies of a cerebral edema at the age of 32 in Hong Kong.
His brain had swollen considerably from 1400 to 1575 grams.

1973 (-)  Land Artist Robert Smithson dies in a plane crash, while surveying sites for his work "Amarillo Ramp" at the age of 35 in Texas, USA.

1974 (x)  Mass Murderess Shirley Marie Curry kills all her children, their father, her former sister-in-law and injures her former brother-in-law in Lowell, Arkansas, USA.

1976 (x)  The Viking I lands on Mars .

1976 (-)  Bennie Bushnell is shot dead by Gary Gilmore aka The Executioner’s Song, in Provo, Utah, USA.

1977 (x)  Members of the German Stadtguerilla group Rote Armee Fraktion, Karl-Heinz Dellwo, Hanna Krabbe, Bernd Rössner and Lutz Taufer are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Occupation of the West German Embassy in Stockholm in Germany.

1982 (x)  11 Soldiers die in two bomb attacks by the Terrorist Movement Provisional Irish Republican Army in London, Hyde Park and Regents Park, United Kingdom.

1984 (x)  28-year-old Spree Killer Alton Coleman and his accomplice Debra Brown are arrested in Waukegan, Illinois, USA.

1985 (-)  Maxson Kneiding is shot dead by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 66 in Los Angeles, Glendale, California, USA.

1985 (-)  Chainarong Khovananth is raped and shot by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 32 in Los Angeles, Glendale, California, USA.

1986 (-)  William Downs is sexually assaulted and strangled by Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, at the age of 74 in London, Stockwell, Overton Road Estate, United Kingdom.

2006 (-)  Child kidnapper and murderer Robert Anderson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2011 (-)  Murderer Mark Anthony Stroman is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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