Thursday, December 13, 2007
13 december 2005 - Borgerhout, Belgium
Upcoming lonely christmas atmosphere in Borgerhout.
1521 (+) 227th Pope Sixtus V originally Felice Peretti, is born in Grottamare, Italy.
1740 (+) Composer Franz Schnitzer is born in Urtsbach, Germany.
1782 (-) Cannibal Blaise Ferrage Seye is broken on the wheel and exposed to die on the gibbet at the age of 25 in the United Kingdom.
1797 (+) Poet Heinrich Heine is born in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1863 (+) Serial Killer and presumed cannibal Karl Grossmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof, is born in Neuruppin, Germany.
1912 (-) Murderer Mike Morgan is executed by hanging in Oregon, USA.
1912 (-) Murderer Fiaulder Noble is executed by hanging in Oregon, USA.
1912 (-) Murderer Frank Garrison is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Oregon, USA.
1912 (-) Double murderer H. E. Roberts is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in Oregon, USA.
1913 (x) 32-year-old Thief Vincenzo Peruggia is arrested when he tried to sell the Mona Lisa, stolen by him 2,5 years earlier, to an antique dealer in Paris, France.
1925 (+) Actor Dick Van Dyke is born in West Plains, Montana, USA.
1930 (-) Wife-murderer Charles Chapin aka Sing Sing’s Rose Man, dies in New York, Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.
1934 (-) Murderer Ruf Satterfield is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in North Carolina, USA.
1937 (x) The Imperial Japanese Army marches into China, slaughtering over 50.000 people in less than 2 months in Nanking, China.
1944 (-) Artist Wassily Kandinsky dies at the age of 78 in Paris, France.
1944 (-) Actress Lupe Vélez commits suicide by an overdose of Secobarbital at the age of 36 in Glendale, California, USA.
Instead of dying from the overdose, her stomach got upset and she drowned while vomiting in the toilet.
1945 (-) Guard and Senior Supervisor in Ravensbrück, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen Irma Grese aka The Beast of Belsen, is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Hameln Gaol, Germany.
Also hanged on this occasion are Elisabeth Volkenrath, Juanna Bormann, Josef Kramer, Dr. Fritz Klein and 8 more leaders of the Belzen-KZ. Her last word to executioner Albert Pierrepoint was: "Schnell!".
1948 (+) Musician Ted Nugent aka The Atrocious Theodocious, is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1954 (-) Murderess Styllou Christofi is executed by hanging at the age of 53 in London, Holloway Prison, United Kingdom.
1959 (-) Billy Peterson dies of spontaneous human combustion in Michigan, USA.
1970 (-) James Glass is tortured and strangled by Dean Corll aka The Candyman, at the age of 14 in Houston, Columbia, Texas, USA.
1971 (x) Serial Rapist Ted Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, is convicted to 30 years imprisonment in Winchester, Jersey.
1973 (-) Marietta Di Girolamo is shot by Black Zebra Killers at the age of 31 in San Francisco, California, USA.
Her friend Agnos survived.
1973 (x) 42-year-old Founder of the People’s Temple Reverend Jim Jones is arrested for solliciting a vice officer in a cinema-toilet in Los Angeles, California, USA.
He had been watching Dirty Harry.
1977 (-) Kimberley Martin aka Donna, is raped and strangled by The Hillside Stranglers Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, in Los Angeles, Glendale, 703 East Colorado Street, California, USA.
1977 (+) 9/11 Terrorist Ahmed al-Nami is born in Saudi Arabia.
1984 (-) USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolai Sjetsjelokow commits suicide by a shot in the head after a degradation at the age of 75 in Russia.
1988 (-) Murderer Raymond Landry is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
Pronounced dead 40 minutes after being strapped to the execution gurney and 24 minutes after the drugs first started flowing into his arms. Two minutes into the killing, the syringe came out of Landry's vein, spraying the deadly chemicals across the room toward the witnesses. The execution team had to reinsert the catheter into the vein. The curtain was drawn for 14 minutes so witnesses could not see the intermission.
1995 (-) Murderer James Griddle is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1995 (x) A search of the house of 39-year-old Serial Killer Marc Dutroux fails to discover 8-year-old Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo who are kept in a dungeon in his basement in Marcinelle, Hainaut, Belgium.