Monday, February 19, 2007
19 february 2007 - Antwerpen, Belgium
Noise, fireworks & smoke at the New Year's Dragon ceremony, celebrating the start of the Chinese Year of the Pig in Chinatown, Antwerpen, Belgium.
1473 (+) Scientist Nicolaus Copernicus is born in Torun, Poland.
1725 (-) Innkeeper Mme Millet dies of spontaneous human combustion in Rheims, France.
1898 (+) Sect-leader Lauwrens ‘Lou’ Voorthuyzen aka De Palingboer, is born in the Netherlands.
1924 (+) Actor Lee Marvin is born in the USA.
1943 (+) ‘Mama’ Cass Elliott is born in the USA.
1943 (x) 46-year-old Murderer James Rawlins is executed by the Gas Chamber in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1951 (-) Murderer Jean Lee is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Sydney, Pentridge Jail, New South Wales, Australia.
1951 (-) Murderer Robert Clayton is executed by hanging in Sydney, Pentridge Jail, New South Wales, Australia.
1951 (-) Murderer Norman Andrews is executed by hanging in Sydney, Pentridge Jail, New South Wales, Australia.
1951 (-) Writer André Gide dies at the age of 81 in Paris, France.
1952 (-) Writer Knut Hamsun dies at the age of 93 in Aust-Agder, Norway.
1958 (x) 180 Die in coal-mine explosion in Asanoi, India.
1963 (-) Musician Beny Moré aka El Barbaro Del Ritmo, originally Bartolome Maximilliano, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44 in Havana, Cuba.
1966 (-) Stanislawa S. is attacked by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 45 in Grudkow, Poland.
1980 (-) AC/DC Heavy Metal musician Bon Scott chokes to death in his own vomit at the age of 33 in the USA.
1983 (x) 13 people are fatally shot in a robbery by Willie Mak and Benjamin Ng in Seattle, Chinatown, Washington, USA.
1985 (x) 148 Die in Iberia Boeing crash in Bilbao, Spain.
It collided into a mountain.
1989 (+) Daughter of Tex Watson of the Manson Family, Mary Elisabeth Watson is born in Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Wilford Berry is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Southern Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, USA.
He was the first person to be executed in Ohio since 1963.
2002 (-) Murderer John Byrd is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Southern Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, USA.