Tuesday, February 23, 2010

23 February 2007 - Gent, Belgium

Art by Hermann Nitsch at his exhibition at Galerie Fortlaan 17 in Gent, Belgium. Master Nitsch was present himself too but for once acting rather shy.
632 (x) Prophet Muhammad delivers his Last Sermon aka Khutbatul Wada' in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
1417 (+) 211th Pope Paul II originally Pietro Barbo, is born in Venice, Italy.
1447 (-) 207th Pope Eugenius IV originally Gabriele Condulmer, dies at the age of 109 in Rome, Italy,
1685 (+) Composer Georg Friedrich Handel is born in Halle, Germany.
1850 (+) Hotelier César Ritz is born in Niederwald, Switzerland.
1878 (+) Suprematist artist Kazimir Malevich is born in Kiev, USSR.
1885 (x) Murderer John Lee aka The Man They Couldn’t Hang, is brought upon the scaffold 3 times to be hanged, but the trapdoor refuses to open upon each attempt. He will at last be reprieved in Exeter Jail, United Kingdom.
1897 (-) Celestin Gautrais is stabbed to death by Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, in France.
1904 (+) Leader of the ‘Rote Kapelle’ spy-ring Leopold Trepper is born in Nowy Targ, Poland.
1906 (-) Murderer of his 24 wives Johan Hoch is executed by hanging in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1924 (-) 28th president of the USA Thomas Woodrow Wilson dies at the age of 67 in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1930 (-) Nazi activist Horst Wessel known from “Die Fahne Hoch” aka Das Horst-Wessel-Lied, dies due to injuries after an assault on 14 January 1930 at the age of 22 in Berlin, Germany.
1930 (-) Hildegard Eid is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 24 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
She survived.
1931 (-) Cop Killer ‘Iron’ Irene Schroder aka Tiger Girl, is executed by Old Sparky in Rockview Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA.
She was the first woman to die in the Pennsylvania Electric Chair.
1931 (+) Pop artist Tom Wesselman is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
1937 (-) An unidentified woman is hacked to death by The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland, Lake Erie, East 156th street, Ohio, USA.
1939 (+) Actor Peter Fonda is born in New York, New York, USA.
1944 (+) Musician Johnny Winter is born in Beaumont, Texas, USA.
1944 (-) Inventor of Bakelite Leo Baekeland dies of cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 80 in Beacon, New York, USA.
1946 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer Neville Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo, is found whipping an unidentified girl in London, Strand Palace Hotel, United Kingdom.
1965 (-) Actor Stan Laurel originally Arthur Stanley Jefferson, dies of a heart attack at the age of 74 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1966 (+) Seventh victim of Bobby Joe Long aka Bound To Die, Virginia Johnson is born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.
1970 (+) Daughter of Marlon Cheyenne Brando is born in Tahiti.
1971 (-) An unidentified woman is assaulted by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium.
She survived.
1975 (x) 26-year-old Manson Family-member Susan Atkins aka Sadie, is baptised by Chaplain Sargent Wright in Frontiera, Institution for Women, California, USA.
1976 (x) Start of the first trial against 29-year-old Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, in Salt Lake City, Metropolitan Hall of Justice, Utah, USA.
1981 (x) 48-year-old Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina attempts a military coup in Madrid, Spain.
He failed.
1981 (-) Gabriella Bohn is killed by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 16 in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
1985 (x) Over 100 Die in train derailment in Calcutta, India.
1996 (-) Serial Killer William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
He was the first man to be executed by lethal injection in California.
1996 (x) Convicted Robber Paul Wilson tries to strangle 49-year-old Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, with the flex of a headphone in Broadmoor Hospital, Henley Ward, United Kingdom.
Stockwell Strangler Kenneth Erskine came to rescue Sutcliffe.
2000 (-) Murderer Cornelius Goss is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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