Friday, November 2, 2007
2 november 2005 - Beijing, China
The amazing archive of China's Noise Guru n°1 Yan Jun in Beijing.
1755 (+) Excessive Queen of France Marie Antoinette originally Maria Antonia Josefa Johanna von Habsburg-Lothringen, is born in Wien, Austria.
1815 (+) Mathematician George Boole is born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
1865 (+) 29th president of the USA Warren Gamaliel Harding is born in Corsica, now Blooming Grove, Ohio, USA.
1878 (+) Car manufacterer André Citroën is born in Paris, France.
1903 (+) George Metesky aka The Mad Bomber, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1906 (+) Filmmaker Luchino Visconti is born in Milan, Italy.
1913 (+) Actor Burt Lancaster is born in East Harlem, New York, USA.
1917 (-) Writer and murderer Roland Molineux dies of syphilis at the age of 49 in a New York asylum, New York, USA.
1923 (x) 26-year-old Serial Killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, leaves the State Hospital for Mental Defectives to start a killing spree in Napa, California, USA.
1942 (+) Actress Stefanie Powers is born in Hollywood, California, USA.
1942 (+) Sex educator Shere Hite is born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA.
1944 (x) 47-year-old Serial Killer Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, is arrested, posing as Captain Henri Valéry, a hero for the resistance in Paris, St.-Mandé-Tourelle metro-station, France.
1944 (-) Inventor and chemist Thomas Midgley dies at the age of 55 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA.
He accidently strangled himself in a system of ropes and pulleys he designed himself to lift him from his bed since he was struck by polio 4 years earlier.
1944 (+) Musician Keith Emerson is born in Todmorden, United Kingdom.
1947 (x) 41-year-old Pilot, filmmaker and eccentric Howard Hughes makes the first and only flight of his own designed H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" largest ever floating boat in Long Beach, California, USA.
1950 (-) Writer George Bernard Shaw dies at the age of 94 in Ayot St. Lawrence, United Kingdom.
1952 (+) Gangster and kidnapper Patrick Haemers is born in Schaarbeek, Brabant, Belgium.
1965 (-) Quaker Norman Morrison commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 31 in Washington, the Pentagon, District Columbia, USA.
With his act he protested against the use of napalm by US troops in Vietnam.
1972 (-) Henri Tomey is stabbed and beaten to death by Herbert Mullin in Los Gatos, St. Mary’s church, California, USA.
1974 (-) Edward Hilliard is strangled by Paul Knowles aka Killing Time, in Macon, Georgia, USA.
1974 (x) 78 Die in Time Go-Go Club fire in Seoul, South Korea.
1975 (-) Writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini is driven over with a car by 17-year-old Giuseppe Pelosi at the age of 53 in Rome, Ostia beach, Italy.
1979 (-) Gangster Jacques Mesrine aka Public Ennemy n°1, is shot dead by the police in an ambush at the age of 42 in Paris, Place de la Bastille, France.
1984 (-) Iona Seicaresco is strangled as third victim by Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune, at the age of 71 in Paris 18th, 60 Boulevard de Clichy, France.
1984 (-) Murderess Velma Barfield is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
She was the first woman to die by lethal injection in North Carolina.
1986 (x) 99 Islamitic Fighters Die in Hercules C-130 crash in Zahedan, Iran.
2004 (-) Theo Van Gogh is stabbed and shot dead by a 26-year old muslim fundamentalist at the age of 47 in Amsterdam, Linnaeusstraat, the Netherlands.
He had just finished a film 'Submission' about violence against women in the Koran. He was working on a new film '0605' about the murder of Pim Fortuyn.
2004 (-) Murderer Lorenzo Morris is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.