Sunday, September 16, 2007

16 september 2006 - Borgerhout, Belgium

"Dolfijntje" (small dolphin) is one of the four "Reuskens" (small giants) from Borgerhout dating from around 1712. On this day the original samples were taken out on for the annual street parade for the last time.

1736 (-) Physicist Daniel Fahrenheit dies at the age of 50 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
1887 (+) Artist Hans Arp is born in Strassburg, Germany.
1921 (x) Over 100 Die in bomb-attack in New York, US Assay building, New York, USA.
The attack is claimed by anarchists.
1922 (-) Reverend Edward Hall and his 34-year-old lover Eleanor Millsis killed by throatcutting by persons unknown at the age of 41 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
Their love-letters are strewn about around the dead bodies.
1924 (+) Actress Lauren Bacall originally Betty Joan Perske, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1925 (+) Musician B. B. King aka The King of Blues, is born in Itta Bena, Missouri, USA.
1927 (+) Actor Peter Falk aka Columbo, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1935 (+) Artist Carl Andre is born in Quincy, Massachussets, USA.
1956 (+) Magician David Copperfield originally David Seth Kotkin, is born in Metuchen, New Jersey, USA.
1956 (+) Actor Mickey Rourke is born in Schenectady, New York, USA.
1977 (-) Soprano Maria Callas originally Mengeghini-Calogeropoulou, dies of a heart attack at the age of 53 in Paris, France.
1977 (-) Musician Marc Bolan aka Tyrannosaurus Rex, dies in a car crash at the age of 0 in London, United Kingdom.
1979 (x) Killer Groupie Veronica ‘Ver Lyn’ Compton tries to strangle an unidentified girl in an attempt to make a cover-up for Serial Killer Kenneth Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler, in Bellingham, Shangri-La Motel, Washington, USA.
1980 (-) Psychologist and philosopher Jean Piaget dies at the age of 84 in Genève, Switzerland.
1980 (x) 51-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, escapes from the Regional Mental Health Center in Norfolk, Nebraska, USA.
1987 (-) An unidentified girl is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, in St. Petersburg, Lembolowo station, Russia.
1987 (-) Murderer Joseph Starvaggi is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1988 (x) 36-year-old Terrorist Pierre Carette starts hungerstriking in the prison of St. Gilles in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1992 (-) Double murderer Willie Leroy is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 34 in Jarratt, Virginia, USA.
1994 (-) Murderer Jesse Gutierrez is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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