Sunday, June 24, 2007

24 june 2001 - Antwerpen, Belgium

A party for Ade Darmawan at our house in Antwerpen.

1804 (+) Priest and botanist Stephan Endlicher is born in Bratislava, Slovakia.
1894 (-) Fourth President of France Sadi Carnot is stabbed to death by anarchist Santo Geronimo Caserio after delivering a speech at a public banquet at the age of 56 in Lyon, France.
1908 (-) 22nd and 24th president of the USA Grover Stephen Cleveland dies of a heart attack at the age of 71 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
1909 (+) Engineer of the first British atomic bomb William Penney is born in Gibraltar, United Kingdom.
1930 (+) Filmmaker Claude Chabrol is born in Paris, France.
1961 (-) Millionaire George Vanderbilt III commits suicide by jumping through his window in San Francisco, Mark Hopkins Hotel, California, USA.
1975 (x) 112 Die in Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crash in New York, Kennedy Airport, New York, USA.
1976 (x) 49-year-old Serial Killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, is sentenced to life-imprisonment in Minnesota, USA.
1979 (-) 5 members of the Steyaert family are shot dead by Freddy Horion aka Beatle and Roland Feneuille, in Gent, St. Amandsberg, East Flanders, Belgium.
1987 (-) Murderer Elliott Johnson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
It took 35 minutes to insert a catheder into his vein.
1993 (x) Professor David Gelernter is badly injured when opening a package sent by 51-year-old Theodore Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, in New Haven, Yale University, Connecticut, USA.
1994 (-) 46-year-old B-52 Pilot Bud Holland steers a B-52 Stratofortress beyond operational parameters resulting in a crash, killing all 4 crew members in Washington, Fairchild Air Force Base, District Columbia, USA.
In an investigation the USAF stated that the crash was entirely attributable to Holland's personality and behaviour.
1995 (x) Theodore Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, mails a bomb threat to the San Francisco Chronicle in San Francisco, California, USA.
1995 (-) Julie and Mélissa Lejeune and Russo are abducted by Marc Dutroux at the age of 8 in Grâce-Hollogne, Liège, Belgium.
They were kept in a dungeon in his basement and died of starvation while Dutroux was in prison from december that year onwards.

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