Sunday, July 8, 2007
8 july 2001 - Antwerpen, Belgium
A room in the abandoned Lockmaster's House near the Royers-lock in Antwerpen. The building has since been converted in an Artist in Residence facility. Yesterday they had an open-air festival where Club Moral performed "Hail to Thee Black Prince".
1099 (x) 15.000 starving Christian soldiers march around the city as instructed by Desiderius in the first Crusade in Jerusalem, Israël.
They had been "crusading" for four years.
1153 (-) Pope Eugene III originally Bernardo del Paganelli di Montemagno, dies in Tivoli, Italy.
1621 (+) Poet and fabulist Jean de La Fontaine is born in Château-Thierry, Champagne, France.
1623 (-) Pope Gregorius XV originally Alessandro Ludovisi, dies at the age of 69 in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.
1806 (x) Captain James Purrinton hacks to death his wife and seven of his eight children after meditating on his bible, then he slits his own throat in Augusta, Old Belgrade Road, Maine, USA.
1822 (-) Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley is lost at sea on his boat "Don Juan", presumably drowned between Livorno and Lerici at the age of 29 in Italy.
Some say he was depressed and wanted to die. His body washed ashore several days later, and was cremated on the beach, on this occasion his heart was stolen by Edward Trelawny and from then on kept by Mary Shelley for the rest of her life.
1838 (+) Aircraft designer Ferdinand von Zeppelin is born in Konstanz, Baden-Württemburg, Germany.
1839 (+) Philantropist and industrialist John Rockefeller is born in Richford, New York, USA.
1867 (+) Artist Käthe Kollwitz is born in Kaliningrad, Russia.
1885 (+) Designer and film director Paul Leni aka The Forgotten Master, is born in Stuttgart, Germany.
1904 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Willi Senger is born in Hannover, Germany.
1908 (+) Philantropist, politician and businessman Nelson Rockefeller is born in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA.
1921 (-) Irene Little is slashed to death by Harold Jones at the age of 11 in Abertillery, United Kingdom.
15-year-old Jones had a "desire to kill".
1924 (x) 23-year-old Accomplice of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Hans Grans is arrested in Hannover, Germany.
1934 (+) Actor Martin “Marty” Feldman is born in London, United Kingdom.
He suffered from Graves Disease, causing his bulging eyes.
1939 (-) Sexuologist Henry Havelock Ellis dies at the age of 80 in Washbrook, Suffolk, United Kingdom.
He suffered from impotence until the age of 60 when he got aroused from seeing a woman urinate.
1946 (x) 29-year-old Serial Killer Neville Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo, is arrested in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
1961 (x) 227 Die in Save shipwreck in Mozambique.
1967 (-) Actress Vivien Leigh originally Vivien Hartley, dies of tuberculosis at the age of 53 in London, United Kingdom.
1970 (+) Musician Beck originally Bek David Campbell, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1978 (x) 51-year-old Filmmaker Kenneth Anger originally Kenneth Wilbur Anglemeyer, is mugged in the doorway of his building in New York, 354 East Ninety-first street, Apartment 9, New York, USA.
He was knocked out for about 1 1/2 hour and stitched up in Metropolitan Hospital.
1981 (-) IRA-member Joe McDonnel originally Seosamh Mac Domhnaill, dies after 61 days of hungerstriking at the age of 29 in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
1986 (-) William Carmen is sexually assaulted and strangled by Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, at the age of 82 in London, Islington, Clephane Road, Sybil Thorndike House, United Kingdom.
1987 (-) Murderer John Thompson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1988 (x) Over 100 Die in train derailment in Trivandrum, India.
It drove off a viaduct.
1990 (-) Unidentified boy is attacked by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 15 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.
1999 (-) Triple Murderer Allen Davis aka Tiny, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 55 in Starke, Florida, USA.
He suffered a nosebleed, burns to his head, leg and groin during the last execution by use of the Electric Chair in Florida.
2003 (x) 117 Die in Sudan Airways Flight 39 Boeing 737-200 crash in Port-Sudan, Sudan.
The only survivor is a 2-year-old child.