Tuesday, June 26, 2007
26 june 1999 - Antwerpen, Belgium
The opening of AMVK's exhibition "Nursing Care, in Melancholy Stupor" at the M_hka in Antwerpen.
1284 (x) A Pied Piper lures 120 children out of the village in Hameln, Lower Saxony, Germany.
All of the children were taken to the Weser river and drowned.
1613 (-) Carpenter John Hitchen dies of spontaneous human combustion in Christchurch, Dorset, United Kingdom.
His body was dragged into the street and continued to burn for three days.
1892 (+) Writer Pearl S. Buck is born in Hilsboro, West Virginia, USA.
1898 (+) Airplane designer and pioneer Wilhelm Messerschmidt is born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.
1904 (+) Actor Peter Lorre originally Ladislav Löwenstein, is born in Ruzomberok, Hungary.
1923 (+) Murderess Barbara Graham originally Barbara Eilaine Wood, is born in Oakland, California, USA.
1926 (-) Murderess Louise Calvert is executed by hanging in Manchester, Strangeways Prison, United Kingdom.
1926 (-) Anna Russel is strangled and raped by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 58 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
1946 (x) 17-year-old Serial Killer William Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More, is arrested whilst prowling around Wayne Manor Apartments in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1957 (-) Margaret Harold is raped and shot dead by Melvin Rees aka The Sex Beast in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
1968 (-) Actor and comedian Anthony Hancock commits suicide by an overdose of drugs and alcohol at the age of 44 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
1977 (-) Salvatore Lupo is attacked by David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, in New York, New York, USA.
1977 (-) Jayne McDonald is hammered and stabbed to death by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 16 in Leeds, United Kingdom.
1990 (-) Murderer James Smith is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1998 (-) Multiple murderer Leopoldo Narvaiz is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2001 (-) Murderer Miguel Richardson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer Jeffery Williams is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.