Sunday, April 25, 2010

25 April 2007 - Brussels, Belgium

Band leader and all-time Contortion James White Chance during a concert in Brussels, Belgium.
1215 (+) Saint King Louis IX is born in Poissy, France.
1595 (-) Poet Torquato Tasso dies of feeble health at the age of 51 in Sant'Onofrio, Italy.
1744 (-) Astronomer Anders Celsius dies of tuberculosis at the age of 42 in Uppsala, Sweden.
1791 (-) Highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier is executed by the Guillotine in Paris, Place de Grève, France.
It is the first ever execution by the Guillotine.
1859 (x) British and French engineers start digging the Suez Canal in Port Said, Egypt.
1874 (+) Inventor Guglielmo Marchese Marconi is born in Bologna, Palazzo Marescalchi, Italy.
1884 (+) Automobile manufacterer Arthur Chevrolet is born in La-Chaux-De-Fonds, Neuchatel, Switzerland.
1901 (-) Train robber Tom Thomas Edward Ketchum aka Black Jack Ketchum, is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, USA.
On the trapdoor he shouts “I’ll be in Hell before you start breakfast, boys!”, then he drops and his head is torn off due to a mistied rope.
1902 (+) Nazi-Doctor Werner Heyde aka Fritz Sawade, is born in Forst, Germany.
1917 (+) Musician Ella Jane Fitzgerald aka The First Lady of Song, is born in Newport News, Virginia, USA.
1921 (+) Artist Karel Christiaan Appel is born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1935 (x) A recently caught tiger-shark swimming in a public aquarium regurgitates the tattood arm of 40-year-old James Smith, victim of murderer Patrick Brady in Sydney, Coogee Beach, New South Wales, Australia.
1940 (+) Actor Al Pacino is born in New York, New York, USA.
1945 (x) 52-year-old Nazi-leader Hermann Göring is arrested and sentenced to death for treason by the SS in München, Germany.
1946 (-) Murderer Abraham Gold is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, New York, New York, USA.
1951 (-) Murderer Joseph Brown is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1951 (-) Murderer Edward Charles Smith is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1966 (x) 81 Army cadets Die in Lockheed Elektra crash in Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA.
1972 (-) Jeanette Kamahele is presumably murdered by Zodiac at the age of 20 in Sahoma County, California, USA.
1973 (x) 43-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is sentenced to one year imprisonment for an attack on a boy in San Francisco, California, USA.
1974 (-) Wife of Jim, Pam Susan Courson Morrison dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 27 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1975 (-) RAF 2nd Generation member Ulrich Wessel due to an unintended explosion at the age of 29 in Stockholm, West German Embassy, Sweden.
Siegfried Hausner was severely burned in the explosion and died 10 days later in Stammheim Prison.
1976 (-) Sniper Moses Pearson commits suicide by a shot through the head in Georgia, USA.
He was closed in by the police.
1978 (x) 25-year-old PFLP member Souhalia Andrawes aka Soraya Ansari, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for the hi-jacking of the "Landshut" Boeing in an attempt to liberate imprisoned Rote Armee Fraktion leaders in Mogadishu, Somalia.
She was the only one of four terrorists to survive the action.
1980 (x) 8 US-soldiers die in a helicopter-crash in an attempt to free the American hostages in their embassy in Teheran, Iran.
1988 (x) 68-year-old John Demjanjuk aka Iwan The Terrible, is sentenced to death for the mass-murders in the Treblinka concentration-camp in Jeruzalem, Israël.
1988 (-) Radical Feminist and founder of the "Society for Cutting Up Men" Valerie Jean Solanas dies of emphysema at the age of 52 in San Francisco, Tenderloin, Bristol Hotel, California, USA.
1991 (-) Neo-Nazi Leader Michael Kühnen dies of aids at the age of 35 in Kassel, Germany.
1995 (-) Actress Ginger Rogers originally Virginia McMath, dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 83 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.
2000 (-) Nguyen Thi Hiep is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 44 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
In 1997 she tried to smuggle a kilo of heroin through Hanoi Airport.
2001 (-) Murderer David Lee Goff is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (x) 107 Die in a crowded Rapid Service train derailment in Amagasaki, Japan.
2007 (-) Musician Bobby Boris Pickett aka The Guy Lombardo of Halloween, dies of leukemia at the age of 69 in Los Angeles, Veterans Hospital, California, USA.

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