Sunday, April 13, 2014

29th year - N° 103 Sunday, 13 April 2014

29th year - N° 103 Sunday, 13 April 2014

13 April / Today's 8 Events:
114 years ago

Friday 13th of April 1900

Artist Pierre Molinier is born in Agen, Aquitaine, France.

83 years ago

Monday 13th of April 1931

Start of the trial against 48-year-old Serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

67 years ago

Sunday 13th of April 1947

Hermann Bennen is hacked to death by serial killer Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher in Zorge, Niedersachsen, Germany.

64 years ago

Thursday 13th of April 1950

White-supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, originally James Clayton Vaughn aka The Racist Killer is born in Mobile, Alabama, United States.

41 years ago

Friday 13th of April 1973

27-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Icarus' in Venice, California, United States.

32 years ago

Tuesday 13th of April 1982

'Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue IV' by 77-year-old Artist Barnett Newman known for Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? is attacked by 29-year-old student Josef Nikolaus Kleer in Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Kleer claimed that the painting was a "perversion of the German flag".

30 years ago

Friday 13th of April 1984

Serial killer Christopher Bernard Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer dies due to self-inflicted gun-shots in a fight with a state-trooper at the age of 39 in Vic's Getty Oil-Station, corner of Main and Bridge Streets, Colebrook, New Hampshire, United States.

When the troopers approached Wilder, he retreated to his car to arm himself with a .357 Magnum. Trooper Leo Jellison grabbed Wilder from behind and subdued his arms. In the scuffle two shots were fired; the first bullet passed through Wilder's body, exited through his back and into Jellison. The second also went into Wilder's chest - both bullets went through Wilder's heart, killi ng him instantly.

7 years ago

Friday 13th of April 2007

48-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Red Dragon' in Ernest van Dijckkaai 8, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Between 17.00 and 18.00hrs on I stood on the edge of the top balcony ramp of the house on Ernest Van Dijckkaai N°8 in Antwerp dressed in a shiny red cape rubber boots blindfolded and with my 'Diggin' for Gordon' shovel like a rifle in my hands. While I counted from 1 till 1978 Sofie Pepermans read a cutup text about this piece. The performance had - apart from casual passers-by below - one viewer: Mauro Pawlowski.

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