Sunday, April 22, 2007
22 april 2006 - Berlin, Germany
Artefacts on show for a 24-hour lecture by Maren Hoffmeister at Ballhaus Ost in Berlin. She read her complete book "'Lustmord' als Effekt dispositiver Sexualentwürfe historischer Diskursgemeinschaften", for which I made a soundtrack.
1870 (+) Bolsjevist leader Vladimir Ilyitsch Lenin is born in Simbirsk, Russia.
1904 (+) Scientist and Father of the Atomic Bomb, Robert Oppenheimer is born in New York, New York, USA.
1917 (+) Composer Yehudi Menuhin is born in New York, New York, USA.
1922 (+) Musician Charles Mingus is born in Nogales, Arizona, USA.
1925 (-) Murderer John Thorne is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1928 (+) TV-series-maker Aaron Spelling is born in Dallas, Texas, USA.
1930 (-) Murderer William Podmore is executed by hanging in Winchester Prison, United Kingdom.
1934 (-) Carter Baum is killed by Nelson aka Baby Face, at the age of 29 in Spider Lake, Colorado, USA.
1937 (+) Actor Jack Nicholson is born in Neptune, New Jersey, USA.
1942 (-) Alice Porter is crucified by Fern Donald in Pueblo Church, Colorado, USA.
1960 (-) Murderer Lawrence Wade is executed by the Gas Chamber in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
1960 (-) Valeska Eder is shot dead by Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder, in Nürnberg, Tuchgartenstraße, Germany.
1970 (-) H. Kecinski commits suicide by distress in Fahrdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
He also kills his wife and 7 children.
1972 (x) Serial Killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers, marries his third wife, Penny Sherbino in Watertown, New York, USA.
1977 (-) Debra Schlesinger is stabbed to death by a Yorkshire Ripper-copycat at the age of 18 in Leeds, United Kingdom.
1980 (x) 313 Die in Don Juan shipwreck in Manila, Filippines.
1983 (-) Murderer John Evans is executed by Old Sparky in Alabama, USA.
After the first jolt of electricity, sparks and flames erupted from the electrode attached to his leg. The electrode then burst from the strap holding it in place and caught on fire. Smoke and sparks came out from under the hood. Two physicians entered the chamber and found a heartbeat. The electrode was reattached to his leg. More smoke and burning flesh. Again doctors found a heartbeat. Ignoring the pleas of Evan's lawyer, Russ Canan, a third jolt was applied. The execution took 14 minutes and left Evan's body charred and smoldering.
1986 (-) Black Vietnam-veteran and murderer David Funchess is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 37 in Starke State Prison, Florida, USA.
1998 (-) Murderer Jose Villafuerte is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer Juan Chavez is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.