Saturday, February 20, 2010

20 February 2007 - Borgerhout, Belgium

A rusty gas pipe in desperate need of replacement in our basement in Borgerhout, Belgium.
1431 (-) 206th Pope Martinus V originally Oddone Colonna, dies at the age of 93 in Rome, Italy.
1867 (-) Murderer Martin Bates is executed by hanging in Burlingame, Kansas, USA.
1895 (+) Henri Valéry , an alias used by Marcel Petiot, The Triangular Chamber of Death, is born in Elbeuf, Seine-Maritime, France.
1904 (+) USSR-prime minister Alexej Kosygin is born in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1909 (x) 32-year-old Artist Emilio Marinetti publishes the Futurist Manifesto in the Le Figaro newspaper in Paris, France.
1911 (-) Mass-poisoner John Hutchinson commits suicide by Prussic acid in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.
1912 (+) Writer Pierre Boulle known from “Planet of the Apes”, is born in Avignon, France.
1925 (+) Filmmaker Robert Altman is born in Kansas City, Montana, USA.
1926 (-) Clara Newman is raped and strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 60 in San Francisco, California, USA.
1927 (+) Actor Sidney Poitier is born in Miami, Florida, USA.
1941 (-) Lisa Nowak is beaten to death by Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder, at the age of 30 in Berlin, Germany.
1954 (+) Patty Hearst aka The Born-again Terrorist, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
1960 (+) Murderer and son of Joseph Kallinger, The Shoemaker, Joey Kallinger is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1962 (x) 40-year-old Astronaut John Glenn is the first US-astronaut to fly around the earth in Space.
1967 (+) Musician Kurt Cobain aka The Pope of Grunge, is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1971 (x) 46-year-old Dictator Idi Amin Dada is chosen for president by the army in Uganda.
1987 (x) 44-year-old Theodore Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, places a booby trap behind the CAAMs computer store in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
One person is injured when moving the package.
1991 (-) Murderer Lawrence Buxton is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1993 (-) Car designer Ferrucio Lamborghini dies of a heart attack at the age of 76 in Perugia, Umbria, Italy.
2002 (-) Murderer Robert Glass dies of a heart attack in Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institute, North Carolina, USA.
He had fulfilled his victim's wish to be tortured and strangled to death.
2005 (-) Writer Hunter Thompson aka the creator of Gonzo journalism, commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 67 in Woody Creek, Colorado, USA.
"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun—for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax—This won't hurt."

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