Tuesday, June 24, 2014

29th year - N° 175 Tuesday, 24 June 2014

29th year - N° 175 Tuesday, 24 June 2014

24 June / Today's 17 Events:
640 years ago

Saturday 24th of June 1374

Due to an outbreak of Johannestanz aka St. John's Dance aka Dancing Mania people start hallucinating, jumping and twitching uncontrollable until collapsing in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

126 years ago

Sunday 24th of June 1888

Furniture designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld is born in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.

105 years ago

Thursday 24th of June 1909

Mathematician William George Penney aka The Father of the British Atomic Bomb is born in Gibraltar, Overseas Territory, United Kingdom.

84 years ago

Tuesday 24th of June 1930

Film director Claude Henri Jean Chabrol is born in Sardent, Limousin, France.

79 years ago

Monday 24th of June 1935

Minimal composer Terry Terrence Mitchell Riley is born in Colfax, California, United States.

73 years ago

Tuesday 24th of June 1941

Mass murderer Charles Joseph Whitman aka The Man on the Tower is born in Lake Worth, Florida, United States.

72 years ago His Kingdom Was About to Come

Wednesday 24th of June 1942

Musician Arthur Brown, originally Arthur Wilton Brown aka The God of Hellfire is born in Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

65 years ago

Friday 24th of June 1949

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is born in Rheinberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

53 years ago

Saturday 24th of June 1961

Yachtsman and scientific explorer George Washington Vanderbilt III known for his lavish lifestyles commits suicide by leaping from his 10th floor suite at the age of 47 in Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California Street, San Francisco, California, United States.

49 years ago

Thursday 24th of June 1965

40-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 20 / Turnstunde in Nahrungsmitteln' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.

48 years ago

Friday 24th of June 1966

41-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion nr. 2/ Die für Vernünftige Geisteskranke Nicht Ohne Bedeutung Sein Dürfte' with Günter Brus in Galerie Josef Dvorak, Lagergasse 2, Wien, Wien, Austria.

39 years ago

Tuesday 24th of June 1975

113 die in Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727-225 Flight 66 crash in Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, United States.

There were 11 survivors.

20 years ago

Friday 24th of June 1994

B-52 pilot Arthur Holland aka Bud steers a B-52 Stratofortress beyond operational parameters resulting in a crash, killing all 4 crew members at the age of 46 in Fairchild Air Force Base, Fairchild, Washington, United States.

In an investigation the USAF stated that the crash was entirely attributable to Holland's personality and behaviour.

19 years ago

Saturday 24th of June 1995

8-year-old Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo are abducted by 39-year-old Kidnapper, serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux in Rue de Fexhe, Grâce-Hollogne, Liège, Belgium.

The two girls were kept in a dungeon in Dutroux' basement and died of starvation while he was in prison from later that year onwards.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 24th of June 2001

A party in honour of Ade Darmawan at our house in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

12 years ago

Monday 24th of June 2002

281 die in passenger and goods train collision in Igandu, Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania.

The driver stopped the train near the summit of the hill to inspect and adjust the braking system and climbed back into the cab. When he started the train the brakes totally failed, causing the train to roll with great velocity straight back down the hill, crashing after passing two stations into a slow moving goods train.

9 years ago

Friday 24th of June 2005

46-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Le Petit Bucher de Margarete' in an exhibition by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Belfort, Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I took off my left shoe and tied small branches and straw against my leg. I lit several candles together and let the candlewax drip over the branches and my leg until a kind of shell was formed. Then I cut loose all the ropes and left the small stake behind.

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