Friday, May 16, 2014

29th year - N° 136 Friday, 16 May 2014

29th year - N° 136 Friday, 16 May 2014

16 May / Today's 5 Events:
153 years ago

Thursday 16th of May 1861

Serial killer Henry Howard Holmes, originally Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor is born in Gilmantown, New Hampshire, United States.

94 years ago

Sunday 16th of May 1920

508-year-old Heroine Jeanne d'Arc aka La Pucelle d'Orléans is canonised Saint by Pope Benedict XV in Basilica di San Pietro, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

84 years ago

Friday 16th of May 1930

Gertrud Bell is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Kürten reasoned that she had not attempted to fight him, and because she could not remember where he lived, he took her to the train station and walked away. The woman wrote a letter to a friend to tell her of the horrible incident, but since it was undeliverable, the letter was opened by a postal worker. The police were notified immediately. They questioned the young woman and then she led them to Kurten's home, and then he was arrested on 24 May 1930.

50 years ago

Saturday 16th of May 1964

39-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 8 / Stillleben' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.

7 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 16th of May 2007

Preparing for a performance in Finland by filling a wooden box with earth from my Hole in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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