Tuesday, February 9, 2010

9 February 2006 - Borgerhout, Belgium


A view on my installation where I rebuilt a Chinese village where I had spent three months, in Factor 44 in Antwerpen, Belgium.
1555 (-) Bishop John Hooper aka Johan Hoper, is executed by burning at the stake in Gloucester, United Kingdom.
1617 (-) Composer Hans Haiden dies at the age of 45 in Germany.
1771 (+) Farmer, mechanic and composer Daniel Belknap is born in Framingham, Massachussets, USA.
1773 (+) 9th president of the USA William Henry Harrison is born in Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia, USA.
1881 (-) Writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky dies of a lung-bleeding at the age of 59 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1885 (+) Composer Alban Berg is born in Vienna, Austria.
1902 (+) Nazi Reichsfrauenf├╝hrerin Gertrud Scholtz-Klink originally Gertrud Emma Treusch, is born in Aldesheim, Germany.
1913 (-) Black murderer Dand Rucker is lynched by burning in Houston, Texas, USA.
1931 (+) Writer Thomas Bernhard is born in Heerlen, the Netherlands.
1932 (-) Murderer Major Johnson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Georgia, USA.
1932 (+) Artist Gerhard Richter is born in Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
1942 (x) Triple Murderer Gordon Cummins strangles a woman outside of an air raid shelter during The Blitz in London, United Kingdom.
He went on to kill three more women over the next five days before being captured.
1945 (+) Actress Mia Farrow is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1963 (-) Military overtaker of King Feisal II General Quassim is executed in Iraq.
1968 (x) 46-year-old Artist Joseph Beuys performs "Eurasienstab 82 min Fluxorium Organum" in Antwerpen, Wide Whide Space Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
1972 (x) 26-year-old Performance artist Chris Burden performs "T.V. Hijack" on Channel 3 Cablevision in Irvine, California, USA.
1977 (-) Engineer and aircraft designer Sergey Ilyushin dies at the age of 82 in Moscow, Russia.
1978 (-) Kimberley Leach is bludgeoned to death by Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, at the age of 12 in Jacksonville, Lake City, Florida, USA.
1978 (-) Nazi leader Herbert Kappler dies at the age of 70 in Soltau, Germany.
He escaped from prison 10 months earlier.
1979 (-) Helena L. is shot through the head by Freddy Horion aka Beatle, in Gent, East Flanders, Belgium.
1980 (x) 33-year-old Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, marries Carole Boone in Orlando, Courthouse, Florida, USA.
1981 (-) Musician Bill Haley dies of a brain tumour at the age of 55 in Harlingen, Texas, USA.
1983 (x) 37-year-old Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company, is arrested after neighbours complained about a blocked drain in 23 Cranley Gardens in London, Muswell Hill, United Kingdom.
1984 (-) Soviet leader Yuri Andropov dies of a bad cold at the age of 69 in Moscow, Russia.
1996 (-) Double Murderer Leo Jenkins is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1998 (-) Triple murderer Steven Renfro is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Double murderer Jaturun Siripongs is executed by lethal injection in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.

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