Sunday, September 12, 2010

12 September 2009 - Namur, Belgium

An abandoned wheelchair during a wedding reception in the garden of the Chateau in Namur, Belgium.

1362 (-) 199th Pope Innocentus VI originally Etienne Aubert, dies in Avignon, France.
1812 (+) The Mountain Meadows Massacre Perpetrator, John Doyle Lee is born in Kaskaskia, Illinois, USA.
1857 (x) 426 Die in SS Central America sinking in a hurricane in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA.
The ship also carried 15 tons of gold.
1888 (+) Actor and musician Maurice Auguste Chevalier is born in Paris, France.
1892 (x) 18-year-old Gangster Kate “Ma” Barker originally Arizona Clark, marries George Elias Barker in Aurora, Missouri, USA.
1913 (+) Olympic legend Jesse James Cleveland Owens is born in Lawrence County, Alabama, USA.
1921 (+) Science Fiction writer Stanislaw Lem known for “Solaris”, is born in Lwow, Poland.
1943 (+) Victim of Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, Christiane Herreman is born in Gent, East Flanders, Belgium.
1944 (+) Musician Barry Eugene White originally Barrence Eugene Carter aka The Walrus of Love, is born in Galveston, Texas, USA.
1951 (+) Serial Killer Gerald Eugene Stano originally Paul Zeininger aka Blind Fury, is born in Schenectady, New York, USA.
He was originally named Paul, but 9 months later he was given up for adoption.
1956 (+) Musician Leslie Kwok-Wing Cheung originally Cheung Fat Chung aka Gor-Gor (Elder Brother), is born in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
1968 (-) Revolutionary teacher Ryszard Siwiec dies in hospital after setting himself on fire four days earlier at the age of 59 in Warsaw, Dziesieciolecia, Poland.
It was a protest against the Soviet invasion in Czechoslowakia
1973 (x) 27-year-old Performance artist Chris Burden performs "Through the Night Softly" in Los Angeles, Main Street, California, USA.
1977 (-) Nationalist Leader Steve Stephen Bantu Biko dies of a brain hemorrhage from massive injuries to the head at the age of 30 in Pretoria, Soweto Prison, South Africa.
He was interrogated and tortured in a coma for 22 hours in Police Room 619 in Port Elizabeth on 21 August 1977.
1980 (x) 20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "I Wanna Be Injured", "Gibt Mir Dein Hand", "I'm Suffocating", "Power-Drill!" and "Out" with The Simpletones in an AMVK exhibition in Amsterdam, Art Something, the Netherlands.
1990 (-) Murderer Charles Walker is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Stateville Prison, Illinois, USA.
1992 (-) Actor Anthony Perkins aka Norman Bates, dies of AIDS at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1994 (-) Army Veteran and Suicide Pilot Frank Eugene Corder commits suicide by an airplane crash at the age of 38 in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
He had stolen the Cessna 150 a day earlier and intended to crash onto the White House, instead he crashed into South Lawn.
2003 (-) Double murderer Henry L. Hunt is executed by lethal injection at the age of 58 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
2003 (-) Musician and one-time-criminal Johnny Cash aka The Man in Black, dies of diabetes at the age of 71 in Nashville, Baptist Hospital, Tennessee, USA.
2006 (-) Murderer Farley Matchett is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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