Monday, October 15, 2007
15 october 2006 - Antwerpen, Belgium
A tree struck by lightning leaving behind a horned stump in Rivierenhof, Antwerpen.
55BC (-) Poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius commits suicide by drinking a love potion at the age of 44 in Italy.
1398 (-) 202nd Pope Urbanus VI originally Bartolomeo Prignano, dies at the age of 80 in Rome, Italy.
1591 (-) 229th Pope Gregorius XIV originally Niccolo Spondrati, dies at the age of 56 in Rome, Italy.
1844 (+) Philosopher and philologist Friedrich Nietzsche is born in Rocken, Saxony, Germany.
1881 (+) Writer Pelham ‘Plum’ Grenville Wodehouse is born in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.
1917 (-) Spy Margaretha Zelle aka Mata Hari, is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 41 in Vinçennes, France.
1920 (+) Writer Mario Puzo is born in Manhattan, New York, USA.
1926 (+) Philosopher Michel Foucault is born in Poitiers, France.
1935 (-) Rapist and multiple murderer Jerry Thompson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 25 in Joliet Prison, Illinois, USA.
1935 (-) Murderer John Favorito is executed by Old Sparky in Trenton State Prison, USA.
The executioner is almost knocked out when he touches the body, which was loaded with electric current after the execution.
1938 (+) Musician and politician Fela Kuti originally Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, is born in Abeokuta, Nigeria.
1940 (+) Student Benno Ohnesorg is born in Hannover, Germany.
1941 (-) Mass Cop Killer Eric Graham is shot dead by the police in New Zealand.
1945 (-) Politician Pierre Laval is executed by the Guillotine in Paris, France.
He was a Nazi-collaborator during the war.
1946 (-) Nazi-leader Hermann Göring commits suicide by cyanide-poisoning at the age of 53 in Nurnberg Prison, Germany.
1946 (+) RAF 2nd Generation member Bernhard Rössner is born in München, Germany.
1946 (+) Musician Richard Carpenter is born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
1956 (+) Mass Murderer George Hennard is born in Texas, USA.
1959 (x) 20-year-old Serial Killer Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, is discharged from the US Army because of his bizarre obsessions in Fort Gordon, Georgia, USA.
1962 (+) Serial Killer Guy Georges aka Le Tueur de la Bastille, is born in Vitry-le-François, France.
1964 (-) Musician Cole Porter dies of pneumonia and a heart attack at the age of 72 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1967 (+) Murderer Desmond Carter is born in North Carolina, USA.
1967 (-) Protester Florence Beaumont commits suicide by self-immolation in Los Angeles, Federal Building, California, USA.
She was protesting the US involvement in the war in Vietnam.
1971 (-) Marie-Therese Rosseel is assaulted, stabbed to death, mutilated and raped by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, at the age of 18 in Muizen, Muizenhoek 1, Antwerp, Belgium.
1972 (-) Laura Brook is killed by Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, in Bellingham, Washington, USA.
1977 (-) Christine Eadie is strangled by The Bible John Killer at the age of 17 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
1982 (x) Serial Killer Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Midtown Torso Killer, is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
1982 (x) 24-year-old Ralf Erb is sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder committed by Serial Killer Kurt Steinwegs in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1983 (-) An unidentified boy is found as skeletonised victim by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, in Rensseler, Indiana, USA.
1984 (x) Fourth bomb attack by the Terrorist Movement CCC in Brussels, Liberal Politic Centre, Brabant, Belgium.
1986 (-) Ex-wife of Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline Picasso commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 60 in Mougins, Villa Notre Dame de la Vie, France.
1992 (x) 56-year-old Serial Killer Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, is sentenced to death in Rostow, House of Justice, Russia.