Kendell Geers
T.W. (C.V.)

6 April 1652
Jan van Riebeeck declares the Cape of Good Hope a Dutch Colony

1655
Oedipus Aegyptiacus

1666
Great Fire of London

1667
Paradise Lost

1677
Mutus Liber

1688
French Huguenots flee France, settling in the Cape of Good Hope

1717
Grand Lodge of England

1728
Grand Orient de France

1786
Goethe joins the Academy of Arcadia in Rome

1791
Marie Antoinette flees to Orval

1808
Ingres paints Oedipus and the Sphinx at the Villa Medici, Rome

1814
Great Britain purchases the Cape Colony from the Dutch for 6 Million Pounds

1815
Saartjie Baartman dies in Paris
Battle of Waterloo

1820
British Settlers arrive in Algoa Bay

1825
Jacques-Louis David dies in Brussels

1830
Belgian Revolution

1833
Slavery abolished in the Cape Colony

1838
Slavery abolished in the British Empire
Carel Frederik Christoffel Geers fights in the Battle of Blood River

1839
Photography invented

1845
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels work on the Communist Manifesto in Brussels

1851
Victor Hugo flees to Brussels
Foucault Pendulum

1857
Les Fleurs du Mal

1863
Olympia

1866
L'Origine du Monde

1867
Gold and Diamonds discovered on Witwatersrand

1873
Verlaine shoots Rimbaud in Brussels

1879
Pornokrates

1884
Berlin Conference divides Africa among European Powers

1879
Anglo-Zulu War

1880
First Anglo Boer War

1881
Pablo Picasso born

1886
Statue of Liberty dedicated

1887
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

1888
Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer

1889
Eiffel Tower

1891
Là-Bas

1893
Gandhi moves to South Africa
Mao Tse-tung born

1895
Cinema invented by the Lumière Brothers

1896
Ubu Roi

1897
Aspirin

1899
Scorched Earth Policy, Concentration Camps, Barbed Wire, Second Anglo-Boer War
Heart of Darkness
The White Man’s Burden

1900
Oscar Wilde dies

1902
Le Surmâle

1904
The Book of the Law
Herero and Namaqua Genocide by Lothar von Trotha, German South West Africa

1905
Theory of Relativity

1910
Impressions of Africa

1911
Bonnot Gang

1912
Titanic Sinks
MDMA Synthesized by Anton Köllisch

1913
Raymond Callemin guillotined, Paris
Jung Freud fallout

1914
Liber Novus

1915
In Advance of a Broken Arm lost
Marcel Duchamp Emigrates to New York

1916
Jacobus Hermanus Pieter Geers born
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

1918
100 000 000 Die in the Spanish Flu

1920
"The Second Coming"
La Sainte Vierge

1923
Television "Invented"

1925
Afrikaans becomes Official Language of the Union of South Africa

1928
Cannibal Manifesto
Story of the Eye

1929
Un Chien Andalou
Trotsky Deported from Soviet Union

1930
Fernando Pessoa helps Aleister Crowley fake his suicide at Boca do Inferno

1932
Gold Standard dropped

1933
Reichstag Fire Decree

1936
Acephale

1937
On Guerrilla Warfare

1938
LSD synthesized by Albert Hofmann, Sandoz Laboratories

1940
Walter Benjamin commits suicide, Hotel de Francia, Portbou, Catalonia

1941
Hitler forbids the use of Fraktur and Blackletter typefaces

1943
ANC Youth League Launched

1944
Le Coupable

1945
11 Million people die in Nazi Concentration Camps
USA drops Atom Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 230,000 people
USA blanket-bombs Tokyo, killing 200,000 people
Adolf Hitler commits suicide

1946
Étant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau, 2° le gaz d'éclairage
Paysage Fautif

1947
AK-47 invented
Aleister Crowley dies
"License to Live," Encyclopaedia Da Costa
Elizabeth Short (“The Black Dahlia”) Ritual Murder

1948
Song of the Pick

1950
Population Registration, Immorality, Group Areas and Suppression of Communism Acts
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Her 21st Birthday in South Africa
Jackson Pollock Urinates in Peggy Guggenheim's Fireplace
China invades Tibet

1952
Abolition of Passes Act

1953
Reservation of Separate Amenities Act
Bantu Education Act
Francis Picabia dies
A Guest + A Host = A Ghost
Divine Horsemen

1954
Brion Gysin opens “1001 Nights”  Tangier

1955
Freedom Charter Adopted
Forced Removals in Sophiatown

1956
Priory of Sion

1957
Ghana gains Independence from Britain

1958
Hendrik Verwoerd becomes Prime Minister of South Africa
Ghana Declares Non-Alignment in Cold War
Things Fall Apart


1959
Dalai Lama flees Tibet

1960
69 Die in Sharpeville Massacre
African National Congress (ANC) and Pan African Congress (PAC) Banned
State of Emergency declared
Minutes To Go

1961
Armed Struggle begins with the Formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe
South Africa leaves the Commonwealth
Lenny Bruce arrested for obscenity
“I Am For An Art” manifesto
Jacobus Hermanus Pieter Geers commits suicide
Franz Fanon dies
Maya Deren dies from extreme malnutrition
King Baudouin abdicates for a day, Patrice Émery Lumumba assasinated
Les Larmes d’Éros


1962
Sabotage Act, South Africa
Nelson Mandela receives Guerilla Training in Algeria
Georges Bataille dies

1963
The Rivonia Trial - Nelson Mandela sentenced to Life Imprisonment
France Grants Algeria Independence
Organisation of African Unity Founded in Addis Ababa
Jean Cocteau dies

1964
The Silence of Marcel Duchamp is Overrated
Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung
Lenny Bruce and Howard Solomon found guilty on obscenity charges

1965
Malcolm X assassinated
Rhodesia Gains independence
Mary McFadden leaves South Africa
Alphaville

1966
First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar
Hendrik Verwoerd stabbed to death in Parliament by Dimitri Tsafendas
The Black Panther Party

1967
Che Guevara dies in combat
Terrorism Act
Biafra declares independence and secedes from Nigeria
The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths

1968
Born in May
D'ailleurs, c'est toujours les autres qui meurent
Martin Luther King assassinated
Protests at the Venice Biennale against South African Participation
South Africa expelled from United Nations
The beautyful ones are not yet born
Andy Warhol shot by Valerie Solanas
Brian Jones presents the pipes of Pan at Jajouka
Riots in Paris, Prague, Mexico City, Chicago, Washington, Brussels
Sympathy for the devil
Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka

1969
Sharon Tate murdered by followers of Charles Manson
Brian Jones murdered
Sentences on Conceptual Art

1970
Biafra Surrenders
Red Army Faction

1971
Idi Amin Seizes Power of Uganda in Military Coup
A Clockwork Orange
Behind the Green Door
Jim Morrison dies in Paris
Stairway to Heaven

1972
Andreas Baader arrested
Parents Divorce - Father gets custody
Terrorist Attack, Munich Olympic Games
Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television”
Begin School at Rondebult Primary School
Deep Throat

1973
United Nations declares Apartheid a Crime against Humanity
The Devil in Miss Jones

1974
Julius Evola dies
Tony Shafrazi spray-paints "KILL LIES ALL" on Guernica

1975
Clement Greenberg visits South Africa
Portugal grants independence to Angola and Mozambique
South African Defense Forces invade Angola

1976
Soweto Riots
First Television Broadcast in South Africa
Fail Northern Sotho at School
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever identified, Zaire
Steve Jones calls Bill Grundy a "dirty fucker" and a "fucking rotter" on live television


1977
Stephen Biko dies in detention
17 Organizations and 2 Newspapers banned
Second World Festival of Negro Arts, Lagos
God save the Queen
Red Mercury invented
"Death Night," Stammheim Prison

1978
Jean-Luc Godard visits Mozambique

1979
Sid Vicious commits suicide
Idi Amin deposed
Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Set up under Bishop Abel Muzorewa
Apocalypse Now

1980
“Waiting for the Barbarians

1981
New York Times reports outbreak of "Gay Cancer"
The Mission is Terminated

1982
Hospitalized for Meningitis
Ozzy Osbourne urinates on the Alamo
Walter Battiss dies
The House of Spirits

1983
Car Bomb, Pretoria
Run away from Home

1984
Hospitalized after Car Crash
HIV virus discovered
Flash of the Spirit

1985
State of Emergency declared in 36 Magisterial Districts
Lose My Virginity
Carl Andre charged with the Murder of Ana Mendieta

1986
Arrested for "Attending an Illegal Gathering"
Car Bomb, Durban
Samora Machel dies in Plane Crash
Brion Gysin dies
Burning Man

1987
2 Attempted Suicides
Car Bomb, Johannesburg
S.A.A. "Helderberg" explodes over Indian Ocean
Virgin and Child with St Anne and the Infant St John attacked with a shotgun, London
First Intifada
Die Hemel Help Ons

1988
Graduate B.A. (F.A.) Wits University
Publicly refuse to serve in the South African Defense Force (SADF)
Car Bomb, Johannesburg
Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, Angola

1989
Forced into exile (New York) by South African Defense Force
My Traitor’s Heart
Chinese Police open fire on Unarmed Demonstrators in Tiananmen Square
Magiciens de la Terre, Paris
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Alaska

1990
Application to Whitney Independent Studies Program Rejected
Application to Jan Van Eyck Academy rejected
Return to South Africa after Mandela's release from Jail
Namibia declares independence
Neil Goedhals commits suicide
Koos disbanded
Age of Iron

1991
Fired from Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg
Gulf War
Dumile Feni dies outside Tower Records, New York City
Losing My Religion

1992
2nd Application to Whitney Independent Studies Program Rejected
Retrenched and banned from Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Slagplaas
Application for a Fulbright Scholarship rejected
First Dakar Biennale
Bobby Fischer plays chess in Yugoslavia and is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the USA

1993
IRA Bomb, London
Car Bomb, World Trade Center, New York
The New Patron rejected from Vita Art Now
72 Members of Branch Davidian sect die in Waco, Texas
Car Bomb, Uffizi Museum, Florence
Chris Hani assassinated
T.W. (Riot) destroyed
South Africa participates in the Venice Biennale

1994
Kurt Cobain commits suicide
53 People die in Shell House Massacre
Car Bomb, Johannesburg
Receive 3 Death Threats in response to Untitled (ANC, AVF, AWB, CP, DP, IFP, NP, PAC, SACP)
Guy Debord commits suicide
500,000 Civilians die in Rwanda
Koos Prinsloo dies
Kevin Carter Wins Pulitzer Prize, commits suicide

1995
Sarin Gas Attack on Tokyo Underground
Car Bomb, Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City
Metro Bomb, Paris
One Minute’s Silence rejected from Volkskas Atelier Competition
Evicted from Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg
Christmas card design rejected by Villa Arson
Jean Clair cancels "Aperto" exhibition at Venice Biennale
Title Withheld (Hijack) rejected from first Gwangju Biennale
Volatile Colonies

1996
Title Withheld (Score) rejected from Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt
TWA Flight 800 Explodes
Bomb Blast, Atlanta, Summer Olympic Games
Cultural Weapons banned in South Africa
Félix González-Torres dies

1997
Guilty banned by Pretoria City Council
Hong Kong returned to China
William Burroughs dies
Fela Kuti dies
Prince Charles visits Second Johannesburg Biennale
T.W. (Rock) Rejected from Documenta 10
H5N1 influenza outbreak, Hong Kong


1998
Bill Clinton visits South Africa
Country of my Skull
Rejected from "Hugo Boss Prize"
Near-Fatal Car Crash outside Hyatt Hotel
Bomb Blasts in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam
Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland

1999
War in Kosovo
Michael Jackson buys Sun City
Julius Nyerere dies
DeCSS decryption code released
White Man's Burden censored by Vita Art Now

2000
George W. Bush elected President of the United States
Thabo Mbeki declares the AIDS Virus to be a Myth
"Love-Letter-for-You.htm" Computer Virus
Concorde crashes in Paris
Second Intifada
Terrence McKenna dies

2001
Airplanes crash into World Trade Center,  the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania
United States invades Afghanistan
Slobodan Milošević arrested
9-Month-Old Baby Gang Raped in Upington
The USA Patriot Act

2002
5-Month-Old Baby Raped in Johannesburg
Documenta 11
Sanctions Imposed by European Union against Zimbabwe
Euro currency introduced
Jimmy Carter visits Cuba
Saartjie Baartman’s remains returned to South Africa
Monument to the Unknown Anarchist rejected from Liverpool Biennial
2002 Peace Treaty signed in Angola, ending 27-year Civil War
Vandals destroy The Terrorist’s Apprentice, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Vandals steal and destroy Suitcase, Johannesburg Art Gallery
Married to Cendrine du Welz in Alexandra
J. M. Coetzee emigrates from South Africa


2003
United States invades Iraq
Idi Amin dies in Saudi Arabia
Visit Hiroshima
23 people killed in Istanbul car-bomb attacks
Vandals destroy The Lovers, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Brian Gilbertson resigns from BHP Billiton
The Da Vinci Code
Darfur
Facemash opens

2004
10 Backpack Bombs kill 200 people on Madrid Trains
Tsunami, Indian Ocean
George W. Bush re-elected President of the United States
Saddam Hussein captured
Peter Doroshenko fired from SMAK, Ghent
Body Sound Image Kortrijk
Vladkka Diana Isis Marina Geers

2005
Bobby Fischer granted citizenship in Iceland
Pope John Paul II dies
Hunter S. Thompson commits suicide, Aspen
Marburg virus outbreak, Angola
220 Kocktail glasses stolen from Dionysiac opening in Paris
Jyllands-Posten publishes Muhammad Cartoons
Facebook
State of Emergency, France

2006
Isidor Zadig Xander Lorenzo Geers
Manhood stolen from FIAC, Paris
Israel invades Lebanon
Saddam Hussein hanged
Belgium news announces the country’s collapse

2007
27 Kocktail glasses stolen from SMAK
Vladkka 10 stitches, Knokke
Vladkka 2 stiches, Brussels
Imschoot publishers goes bankrupt
Pierre-Olivier Rollin breaks his leg
Shanghai Art Fair censors  Losing My Religion
Eric Troncy and Jean Max Collard smear attack
HAARP becomes active
Profanations

2008
Lehman Brothers declares bankruptcy
Banking Crisis
Belgian Government collapses
Thabo Mbeki resigns
Fidel Castro resigns
Wilkins Ice Shelf breaks off from Antarctica
Cyclone Nargis kills 84,500 in Myanmar
Wenchuan earthquake kills 69,000 in China
Ai Weiwei designs Olympic Stadium, Beijing
Robert Mugabe re-elected President of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean, Malawian, Mozambican, and Somali Squatters hacked to death
NOIT(LOVE)R Tattoo, Zurich

2009
Jacob Zuma sues cartoonist Zapiro
Norway Spiral
Be Contemporary goes bankrupt
Australian Bushfires
Stoned for 72 hours
Merce Cunningham dies
Pina Bausch dies
6 minutes 38.8 seconds Solar Eclipse
United Nations Climate Change Conference fails
Ayahuasca
Fuckface ripped off by “Mr. Nobody,” Jaco van Dormael
Jung’s Red Book published

2010
2 Kudus killed by lightning, Nirox
Eyjafjallajökull erupts
Robert Hodgins dies
Malcolm McLaren dies
Solstice Lunar Total Eclipse
Transformer (Riot) and Transformer (Fear) destroyed
Belgian Government collapses
BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico
J. D. Salinger dies
Haiti Earthquake kills 230,000
Stuxnet worm
FIFA World Cup, South Africa
Oslo Airport closed because of "By Any Means Necessary"
Petermann Glacier breaks off from Greenland
Mertz Glacier breaks off from Antarctica
18 people die in Brussels train crash
Severe Hallucinations, Cape Town
Lubi Reboani leaves Galleria Continua


2011
55,000 “No Government” protest, Brussels
Earthquake damages Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor
Occupy Wall Street
Vertigo, Ibiza
No Government, No Cry
Siebrits Buys Naidoo, IZIKO
Severe depression leads to painting

2012
Naidoo Buys Siebrits, IZIKO
Marikana Massacre
Broken rib
The Spear
Je Suis Innocent
Handgrenades from My Heart stolen, Brussels
Reading glasses
Isidor diagnosed with hypermetropia
22 Children die in Swiss bus crash
“Mass Suicide” protest at Apple Foxconn Factory
Sandy unleashes chaos
Mayan Apocalypse prophecy


2013
Chelyabinsk meteor
Entire family hospitalized for food poisoning, Orange County, India
Nagraj and Vijay save Cendrine’s life, Mysore, India
Ghouta chemical weapons attack