Friday, February 9, 2007

9 february 1999 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Returning from Bangkok into Schiphol at 7am in the morning I took up my teaching job at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1617 (-) Composer Hans Haiden dies at the age of 44.
1771 (+) Farmer, mechanic and composer Daniel Belknap is born in Framingham, Massachussets, USA.
1773 (+) 9th president of the USA William Henry Harrison is born in Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia, USA.
He served only 31 days, having caught pneumonia at his inauguration.
1881 (-) Writer Fjodor Dostojewski dies at the age of 60 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1885 (+) Composer Alban Berg is born in Vienna, Austria.
1913 (-) Black murderer Dand Rucker is lynched by burning in Houston, Texas, USA.
1932 (-) Murderer Major Johnson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Georgia, USA.
1942 (x) Triple Murderer Gordon Cummins strangles a woman outside of an air raid shelter during The Blitz in London, United Kingdom.
He went on to kill three more women over the next five days before being captured.
1945 (+) Actress Mia Farrow is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1963 (-) Military overtaker of King Feisal II General Quassim is executed in Iraq.
1977 (-) Engineer and designer Sergei Iljoesjin dies at the age of 83 in Russia.
1979 (-) Helena L. is shot through the head by Freddy Horion aka Beatle, in Gent, East Flanders, Belgium.
1980 (x) Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, marries Carole Boone in the Orlando Courthouse, Florida, USA.
1980 (-) Kimberley Leach is bludgeoned to death by Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, at the age of 12 in Jacksonville, Lake City, Florida, USA.
1981 (-) Musician Bill Haley dies at the age of 55 in Harlingen, Texas, USA.
1983 (x) Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company, is arrested after neighbours complained about a blocked drain in 23 Cranley Gardens in London, Muswell Hill, United Kingdom.
1984 (-) Soviet leader Joeri Andropov dies of a bad cold at the age of 69 in Moscow, Russia.
1999 (-) Double murderer Jaturun Siripongs is executed by lethal injection in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.

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