Saturday, April 26, 2014

29th year - N° 116 Saturday, 26 April 2014

29th year - N° 116 Saturday, 26 April 2014

26 April / Today's 8 Events:

149 years ago

Wednesday 26th of April 1865

Actor and assassin John Wilkes Booth aka The Man Who Shot President Abraham Lincoln is tracked down shot dead by Sergeant Boston Corbett in Richard H. Garrett's tobacco barn at the age of 27 in Port Royal, Virginia, United States.

In Booth's pockets were found a compass, a candle, pictures of five women (actresses Alice Grey, Helen Western, Effie Germon, Fannie Brown and Booth's fiancée Lucy Hale), and his diary, where he had written of Lincoln's death, "Our country owed all her troubles to him, and God simply made me the instrument of his punishment".

90 years ago

Saturday 26th of April 1924

Robert Witzel is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Celler Straße 27, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

81 years ago He Founded a Reign of Terror

Wednesday 26th of April 1933

The Gestapo is founded by 40-year-old Reichsmarschall and Nazi leader Hermann Wilhelm Göring in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Gestapo was an abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei.

72 years ago

Sunday 26th of April 1942

1.549 die in coal mine dust explosion in Honkeiko Colliery, Benxi, Liaoning, China.

62 years ago

Saturday 26th of April 1952

176 die in USS Hobson destroyer and USS Wasp aircraft carrier collision in the North Atlantic Ocean.

43 years ago

Monday 26th of April 1971

25-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden starts his 'Five Day Locker Piece' performance in University of California, Irvine, California, United States.

20 years ago

Tuesday 26th of April 1994

264 die in China Airlines Airbus A300B4-622R Flight 140 crash in Nagoya Airfield, Nagoya, Chūbu, Japan.

There were 7 survivors. 31-year-old Noriyasu Shirai said that a flight attendant announced that the plane would crash after the aircraft stalled.

9 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 26th of April 2005

Scenes of daily life in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.

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