Saturday, September 8, 2007
8 september 2003 - Antwerpen, Belgium
A parade of elephants in Museumstraat in Antwerpen.
701 (-) 84th Pope Sergius I dies in Rome, Italy.
1157 (+) King of England Richard I aka Richard the Lioneart, is born in Oxford, Beaumont Palace, England.
1727 (x) 78 children Die in barn fire in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England.
They ware watching a puppet show.
1841 (+) Assassin Charles Guiteau aka The Man Who Shot President Garfield, is born in Freeport, Illinois, USA.
1841 (+) Composer Antonin Dvorak is born in Muhlhausen-Kralup, Czechoslowakia.
1873 (+) Dramatist Alfred Jarry is born in Laval, France.
1873 (+) Murderer of president Sadi Carnot, Geronimo Caserio is born in Motta Visconti, Italy.
1888 (-) Annie Chapman aka Dark Annie, is stabbed to death, her throat cut, her body ripped open and her uterus removed from the abdomen by Jack the Ripper at the age of 47 in London, Spitalfields, 29 Hanbury Street, United Kingdom.
1901 (+) Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd aka The Architect of Apartheid, is born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1915 (-) Black Mallie Wilson is lynched for accidently entering a white woman’s room in Dresden, Tennessee, USA.
1925 (+) Actor Peter Sellers aka The Pink Panther, is born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
1933 (-) Murderer Bryant Stone is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in North Carolina, USA.
1934 (x) 134 Die in Morro Castle ocean liner fire in New Jersey, USA.
1937 (-) Joseph Couffy is shot dead by Eugene Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil, in Orleans, France.
1940 (+) Teen Idol Frankie Avalon originally Francis Thomas Avallone, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1943 (x) Italy surrenders to the Allied Forces in WWII.
1948 (x) A British De Havilland 08 Jet is the first aircraft to break the sound-barrier.
1948 (x) 20-year-old Serial Killer Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer, is transferred to the maximum security prison in Sing Sing, New York, USA.
1949 (-) Composer Richard Strauss dies at the age of 85 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
1956 (+) Musician Frank Tovey aka Fad Gadget, is born in Leeds, United Kingdom.
1963 (-) Evelyn Corbin is strangled and grossly exposed as eleventh victim by Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, at the age of 58 in Salem, 224 Lafayette Street, Massachussets, USA.
1965 (-) Actress Dorothy Dandridge commits suicide by drug-overdose on Imipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant at the age of 42 in West Hollywood, California, USA.
She was the first African American to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
1966 (x) The first episode of "Star Trek" - "The Man Trap" is aired in the USA.
1974 (-) June Lynch is attacked by Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, at the age of 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
1979 (-) Actress Jean Seberg commits suicide by an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol at the age of 40 in in the back seat of her car in a Paris suburb, France.
1985 (x) The ashes from victims who died in an airplane crash on 12 august are stolen from the crematorium by persons unknown in Gumma, Japan.
1985 (-) Nadine Mauriot is shot dead and mutilated as fifteenth and sixteenth victim by Pietro Pacciani aka Il Mostre, at the age of 36 in Florence, Scopeti, Italy.
Nadine’s left breast and pubis had been removed.
1997 (x) Over 300 Die in La Belle Gonaidienne Ferry shipwreck in Montruis, Haïti.
2003 (-) Actress and filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl dies of cancer at the age of 101 in Pöcking, Germany.