Sunday, July 29, 2007
29 july 2002 - Sooden, Germany
A weird mushroom in the forests around Sooden. This image was used for the cover of Carl Cryplant's Sex Music Vol 2.
1099 (-) 159th Pope Urbanus II originally Otho of Lagery aka The Blessed, dies at the age of 57 in Rome, Italy.
1644 (-) 235th Pope Urbanus VIII originally Maffeo Barberini, dies at the age of 76 in Rome, Italy.
1856 (-) Composer Robert Schumann dies of heart-failure at the age of 46 in Endenich, Germany.
1879 (-) Murderess Kate Webster aka Catherine Lawler, is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1883 (+) Fascist leader Benito Mussolini aka Il Duce, is born in Forli, Predappio, Italy.
1890 (-) Artist Vincent Van Gogh commits suicide by a shot in the stomach at the age of 37 in France.
1900 (-) King Umberto I is shot dead by American anarchist Gaetano Bresci at the age of 56 in Monza, Italy.
1901 (-) Murderer George Middleton is executed by Old Sparky in New York, Clinton Prison, New York, USA.
He needs 4 blows in 12 minutes time.
1905 (+) Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld is born in Jönköping, Sweden.
1905 (+) Actress Thelma Todd is born in Lawrence, Massachussets, USA.
1914 (+) Inventor of the ‘bic’, Marcel Bich is born in Torino, Italy.
1923 (+) Sound pioneer Jim Marshall aka The Father of Loud, is born in United Kingdom.
1924 (+) Murder victim Elisabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia, is born in Boston, Massachussets, USA.
1929 (+) Sociologist and philosopher Jean Baudrillard is born in Reims, France.
1938 (-) Mary Carpenter dies of spontaneous human combustion in Norfolk, United Kingdom.
She was holidaying on a cabin cruiser on the Norfolk Broads.
1950 (-) Murderer Angel Serna is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 27 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1974 (-) Musician Cass Elliot originally Ellen Naomi Cohen, dies of heart failure at the age of 32 in London, United Kingdom.
There is an urban legend that she choked to death in a ham sandwich.
1976 (-) Donna Lauria is shot dead by David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, at the age of 18 in the Bronx, New York, USA.
In the same event 19-year-old Jody Valenti is also shot, but he survived.
1978 (x) 25-year-old Serial Killer David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, is sentenced to 315 years imprisonment and sent to the Attica Correctional Facility in New York, New York, USA.
1979 (-) Philosopher Herbert Marcuse dies at the age of 81 in Sternberg, Germany.
1981 (x) 20-year-old Princess Diana Spencer aka Lady Di, marries Prince Charles in London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, United Kingdom.
1982 (-) Michelle Steele is abducted, raped and asphyxiated by Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, at the age of 11 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
1983 (-) Filmmaker Luis Bunuel aka Un Chien Andalou, dies at the age of 83 in Mexico City, Mexico.
1983 (-) Actor David Niven dies of Lou Gehrig's Disease at the age of 73 in Chateu d'Oex, Switzerland.
1984 (-) Pia Rontini is shot dead and mutilated by Pietro Pacciani aka Il Mostre, at the age of 18 in Florence, Vicchio, Italy.
Her left breast and pubis had been removed.
1987 (-) Wanja Bilowetzki is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 12 in Saporosje, Ukraïne, Russia.
1990 (-) Viktor Petrow is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 13 in Rostow, Botanic Garden, Russia.
1993 (x) 73-year-old John Demjanjuk aka Iwan The Terrible, is ruled innocent of being a Nazi camp-commander of Treblinka by the High Court in Israël.
1997 (-) Murderer Bobby West is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Mass murderer Mark Barton commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 44 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He shot nine people and wounded another thirteen in Piedmont Avenue business district after murdering his wife and two children.
2000 (-) Serial Killer Nestor Pirotte dies of a stroke at the age of 67 in Jamioulx, Charleroi, Belgium.
He killed 7 people, was sentenced to death twice and sentenced to a mental hospital for life three times.