Sunday, October 28, 2007

28 october 2001 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Queues lining the streets around Antwerp Central Station to see the multi-media installation by AMVK in the tunnel underneath, in all 75.000 people passed by in two days.

1895 (x) Start of the trial against 35-year-old America’s first Serial Killer Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor, in Philadelphia, Court of Oyer and Terminer, Pennsylvania, USA.
1898 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, is sentenced to death for twelve murders in Ain, France.
1901 (-) ‘Brother’ of Lou Salomé and rival of Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Ludwig Carl Heinrich Ree commits suicide by jumping off a rock at the age of 51 in Celerina, Switzerland.
1903 (+) Writer Evelyn Waugh is born in London, United Kingdom.
1909 (+) Artist Francis Bacon is born in Dublin, Ireland.
1955 (+) Software-tycoon Bill Gates is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1967 (+) Actress Julia Roberts is born in Smyrna, Georgia, USA.
1967 (-) Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie is stabbed to death by Reggie Kray aka The Profession of Violence, at the age of 38 in London, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom.
1976 (-) IRA-Leader Maire Drumm is shot dead by persons unknown at the age of 56 in Belfast, Ireland.
He lay in a hospital, recovering from an eye-operation.
1997 (-) Multiple Murderer Kenneth Ransom is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1997 (x) Distraught over debts, a failed marriage, and her latest lover leaving her, 33-year-old Mass murderess Susan Eubanks kills her 6-year-old, 7-year-old and 14-year-old sons with a shot through the head and tries to commit suicide by a gunblast to the abdomen in San Diego, California, USA.
Another 4-year-old son died in the hospital
1999 (-) Murderer Domingo Cantu is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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