Thursday, July 29, 2010

29 July 1999 - Antwerpen, Belgium

Colonel Jos Van Den Berg in a playful mood with some candy at our house in Antwerpen, Belgium.

1099 (-) 159th Pope Urbanus II originally Otho of Lagery aka The Blessed, dies at the age of 57 in Rome, Italy.
1644 (-) 235th Pope Urbanus VIII originally Maffeo Barberini, dies at the age of 76 in Rome, Italy.
1856 (-) Composer Robert Alexander Schumann dies of heart-failure at the age of 46 in Endenich, Germany.
1879 (-) Murderess Kate Webster aka Catherine Lawler, is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1883 (+) Fascist leader Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini aka Il Duce, is born in Forli, Predappio, Italy.
1890 (-) Artist Vincent Van Gogh commits suicide by a shot in the stomach at the age of 37 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
He shot himself two days earlier and lingered on for two days in the Hotel de Ravoux
1900 (-) King Umberto I is shot dead by American anarchist Gaetano Bresci at the age of 56 in Monza, Italy.
1901 (-) Murderer George Middleton is executed by Old Sparky in New York, Clinton Prison, New York, USA.
He needs 4 blows in 12 minutes time.
1905 (+) Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld is born in Jönköping, Sweden.
1905 (+) Actress Thelma Todd is born in Lawrence, Massachussets, USA.
1905 (+) Actress Clara Gordon Bow aka The It Girl, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1914 (+) Inventor of the ‘bic’, Marcel Bich is born in Torino, Italy.
1923 (+) Sound pioneer Jim James Marshall aka The Father of Loud, is born in United Kingdom.
1924 (+) Murder victim Elizabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia, is born in Boston, Massachussets, USA.
1938 (-) Mary Carpenter dies of spontaneous human combustion in Norfolk, United Kingdom.
She was holidaying on a cabin cruiser on the Norfolk Broads.
1947 (-) Murderer Cecil Tate is executed by hanging in Lansing Prison, Kansas, USA.
1947 (-) Murderer George F. Gumtow is executed by hanging in Lansing Prison, Kansas, USA.
1950 (-) Murderer Angel B. Serna is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 27 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1963 (+) Murderer Jack Wade Clark is born in Texas, USA.
1974 (-) Musician Cass ‘Mama’ Elliot originally Ellen Naomi Cohen, dies of heart failure at the age of 32 in London, Mayfair, 9 Curzon Place #12, United Kingdom.
There is an urban legend that she choked to death in a ham sandwich. "The Who" drummer Keith Moon died in the same flat four years later.
1976 (-) Donna Lauria is shot dead by David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, at the age of 18 in the Bronx, New York, USA.
In the same event 19-year-old Jody Valenti is also shot, but he survived.
1979 (-) Philosopher Herbert Marcuse dies of a stroke at the age of 81 in Sternberg, Germany.
1981 (x) 20-year-old Princess Diana Frances Spencer aka Lady Di, marries Prince Charles in London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, United Kingdom.
1982 (-) Michelle Steele is abducted, raped and asphyxiated by Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, at the age of 11 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
1983 (-) Filmmaker Luis Bunuel known from “Un Chien Andalou”, dies at the age of 83 in Mexico City, Mexico.
1983 (-) Actor David James Graham Niven dies of Lou Gehrig's Disease at the age of 73 in Chateu d'Oex, Switzerland.
1984 (-) Pia Rontini is shot dead and mutilated by Pietro Pacciani aka Il Mostre, at the age of 18 in Florence, Vicchio, Italy.
Her left breast and pubis had been removed.
1987 (-) Wanja Bilowetzki is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 12 in Saporosje, Ukraïne, Russia.
1990 (-) Viktor Petrow is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 13 in Rostow, Botanic Garden, Russia.
1993 (x) 73-year-old John Demjanjuk aka Iwan The Terrible, is ruled innocent of being a Nazi camp-commander of Treblinka by the High Court in Israël.
1997 (-) Murderer Bobby West is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Mass murderer Mark O. Barton commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 44 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He shot nine people and wounded another thirteen in Piedmont Avenue business district after murdering his wife and two children.
2000 (-) Serial Killer Nestor Pirotte dies of a stroke at the age of 67 in Jamioulx, Charleroi, Belgium.
He killed 7 people, was sentenced to death twice and sentenced to a mental hospital for life three times.
2007 (-) Television personality Tom Thomas James Snyder dies of complications of leukemia at the age of 71 in San Francisco, California, USA.

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