Wednesday, October 24, 2007
24 october 2003 - Brussels, Belgium
A performance by Whitehouse in Brussels.
1537 (-) Third wife of Henry VIII Jane Seymour dies of puerperal fever at the age of 29 in Hampton Court, United Kingdom.
1903 (+) FBI-agent Melvin Purvis is born in Illinois, USA.
1915 (+) Designer Bob Kane aka The Father of Batman, is born in California, USA.
1925 (+) Composer Luciano Berio is born in Oneglia, Liguria, Italy.
1927 (+) Musician Gilbert Bécaud is born in Toulon, France.
1929 (x) All the rich run around in panic because of the Wall Street Crash in New York, New York, USA.
1929 (-) Hubertine Meurer and Klara Wander are attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 34 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
They both survived.
1933 (+) Gangsters and murderous twins Reginald & Ronald Kray aka The Profession of Violence, are born in Hoxton, United Kingdom.
1935 (-) Gangster and bootlegger Arthur Flegenheimer aka Dutch Schulz, dies of peronitis at the age of 33 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
He was shot by Charley "The Bug" Workman 22 hours before at the Palace Chop House. His famous last words, induced by high fever and morphine were recorded by a stenographer and inspired a number of writers.
1939 (x) 34-year-old Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess, escapes from the Arizona State Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
She returned voluntarily, 6 days later after visiting her ill mother.
1944 (-) Automobile pioneer Louis Renault due to mistreatment in Fresnes Prison accused of collaboration at the age of 67 in Paris, France.
1945 (+) SPK and RAF 2nd Generation member Hanna Krabbe is born in Bad Bentheim, Germany.
1948 (-) Composer Franz Lehar dies at the age of 78 in Bad Ischi, Austria.
1953 (-) Evelyn Hartley is presumably murdered by Ed Gein aka Psycho, America’s Most Bizarre Murderer, at the age of 15 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.
1958 (-) Murderer Bart Caritativo is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 52 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
1960 (x) Over 120 skilled technicians and scientists Die in R-16 ICBM Rocket Missile explosion in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Site 41, Russia.
Its secondary engines were accidently ignited while is was still on the launchpad.
1962 (x) 37-year-old Comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested for obscenity in Hollywood, Troubadour Theatre, California, USA.
1963 (x) 137 Die in ferry capsizing in Yojoe, Han River, Korea.
1972 (-) Margaret Guilfoyle is stabbed to death and ripped to pieces by Herbert Mullin at the age of 24 in Santa Cruz, Empire Grade, California, USA.
1991 (-) Star Trek creator Eugene “Gene” Roddenberry dies at the age of 70 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1996 (x) 15-year-old Olga Galtseva is found, covered with terrible wounds during a raid on the apartment of Serial Killer and Cannibal Alexander Spesivtsev in Novokuznetsk, Siberia, Russia.
Also found are the mutilated bodies of 13-year-old Yevgenia Barashkina and 13-year-old Anastasia Burnayeva who had been missing for over a month.