Monday, June 25, 2007

25 june 1999 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Happy curator Ronald Van De Sompel at a party in Antwerpen.

1767 (-) Composer Georg Telemann dies at the age of 86 in Hamburg, Germany.
1835 (-) Artist Jean Gros commits suicide by drowning at the age of 64 in Sèvres, France.
A note hidden in his hat read: "Las de la vie, et trahi par les dernières facultés qui la lui rendaient supportable, il avait résolu de s’en défaire."
1852 (+) Architect Antonio Gaudi is born in Reus, Tarragona, Spain.
1875 (-) Double Murderer Louis Wagner is executed by hanging in Thomaston Prison, United Kingdom.
1903 (+) Writer George Orwell originally Eric Arthur Blair, is born in Motihari, Bengal, India.
1923 (-) Ernst Ehrenberg is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 13 in Hannover, Neue Straße, Germany.
1924 (+) Filmmaker Sidney Lumet is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1942 (-) Triple Murderer Gordon Cummins is executed by hanging in London, United Kingdom.
1945 (+) Musician Carly Simon is born in New York, New York, USA.
1959 (-) Spree Killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 20 in State Penitentiary, Nebraska, USA.
1963 (+) Musician George Michael originally Georgios-Kyriacos Panayiotou, is born in London, United Kingdom.
1979 (x) Start of the trial against 32-year-old Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, for the Chi-Omega murders in Miami, Dade County Metropolitan Hall of Justice, Florida, USA.
1985 (-) Psychotic Murderer and rapist Morris Mason aka The Killer for the Eastern Shore, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Virginia, USA.
1985 (-) Murderer Charles Milton is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1993 (x) 17 Die in hospital for the mentally deranged fire in Rennes, France.
All the inmates were severely sedated and could not be awakened in time.
1997 (-) Murderer William Woratzeck is executed by lethal injection at the age of 51 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.

2002 (-) Mass-murderer Robert Coulson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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