Saturday, November 3, 2007
3 november 1999 - Den Haag, the Netherlands
At the inauguration of a permanent art installation by AMVK at the Flemish Representation Office Building in Den Haag.
1783 (-) Highwayman John Austin is executed by hanging in London, Tyburn Tree, United Kingdom.
It was the last public hanging at Tyburn.
1793 (-) Feminist Olympe de Gouges originally Marie Gouze, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 44 in Paris, France.
1795 (+) 11th president of the USA James Knox Polk is born in Pineville, North Carolina, USA.
1881 (-) Arend De Hees is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg in Leiden, the Netherlands.
1901 (+) King Leopold III originally Filips Karel Albert Meinrad Hubertus Maria Miguel Von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, is born in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1901 (+) Writer and politician André Malraux originally André Berger, is born in Paris, France.
1914 (-) Writer Georg Trakl commits suicide by an overdose of cocaïne at the age of 27 in Krakow, Poland.
1922 (+) Actor Charles Bronson originally Charles Dennis Buchinski, is born in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, USA.
1954 (+) Musician Adam Ant is born in London, United Kingdom.
1954 (-) Artist Henri Matisse dies of a heart-attack at the age of 84 in Cimiez, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
1957 (-) Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich dies of heart failure at the age of 60 in Lewisburg, Federal Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA.
1957 (x) Laika becomes the first dog in space, in a Sputnik 2.
1982 (x) Over 1000 Die in fuel tanker and munitions truck collision and fire in Salang, Afghanistan.
1983 (-) Simone Newin is strangled by Michael Wolpert aka The Strong Sex Drive, at the age of 22 in Offenbach, Germany.
1984 (-) Lisa McVey is abducted and repeatedly raped for 26 hours by Bobby Long aka Bound to Die, at the age of 17 in Tampa, Waters Avenue, Florida, USA.
1988 (-) Murderer Donald Franklin is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1993 (-) Inventor Léon Theremin originally Lev Sergeyevich Termen, dies at the age of 97 in Moscow, Russia.
1996 (-) Military Ruler Jean Bokassa dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Moyen-Congo.
1998 (-) Designer Bob Kane aka The Father of Batman, dies at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
2003 (x) 35-year-old Serial Killer Yang Xinhai is arrested in Hebei, China.
He is suspected of killing 67 people.
2005 (-) Child murderer Melvin White is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.