Friday, April 11, 2014

29th year - N° 101 Friday, 11 April 2014

29th year - N° 101 Friday, 11 April 2014

11 April / Today's 7 Events:
124 years ago He Wanted to Sleep Like Other People

Friday 11th of April 1890

Joseph Carey Merrick aka The Elephant Man dies of a dislocation of the vertebrae of the neck at the age of 28 in The London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Merrick had always slept sitting upright out of necessity, during the autopsy Dr. Frederick Treves came to the conclusion that he must have 'made the experiment', attempting to sleep lying down, trying to sleep like other people.

84 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1930

Founder of the Satanic Church Anton Szandor LaVey, originally Howard Stanton Levey is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

68 years ago

Thursday 11th of April 1946

Artist Chris Christopher Burden is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

67 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1947

Prostitute cum serial killer Louise Peete, originally Lofie Louise Preslar is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 67 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

Peete was the second woman to be executed in the gas chamber.

46 years ago

Thursday 11th of April 1968

Rudi Alfred Willi Dutschke aka Rote Rudi is shot twice in the head and once in the shoulder by assassin Josef Bachmann in Kurfürstendamm 141, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

"Ich möchte zu meinem Bedauern feststellen, dass Dutschke noch lebt. Ich hätte eine Maschinenpistole kaufen können. Wenn ich das Geld dazu gehabt hätte, hätte ich Dutschke zersägt."

39 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1975

29-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Doomed' in Museum of Contemporary Art, 237 East Ontario Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 11th of April 1999

Scoring locations for a public art project by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven in Offerandestraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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