Wednesday, August 27, 2014

29th year - N° 239 Wednesday, 27 August 2014

29th year - N° 239 Wednesday, 27 August 2014

27 August / Today's 10 Events:
121 years ago

Sunday 27th of August 1893

Carpenter and inventor Peter Mitterhofer known for inventing the typewriter dies of natural causes at the age of 71 in Partschins, Südtirol, Austria.

108 years ago

Monday 27th of August 1906

0-year-old Murderer and body snatcher Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka America's Most Bizarre Murderer is baptised in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States.

102 years ago

Tuesday 27th of August 1912

The 77-year-old father of 43-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais commits suicide by hanging in Bois de Boulogne, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Julien-Alexandre Sylvain Landru could not stand the disgrace due to his son's criminal activities and prison sentences any longer.

93 years ago

Saturday 27th of August 1921

Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See is executed by beheading at the age of 28 in Strafgefängnis Plötzensee, Plötzensee, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

His last meal request was for "Bouletten mit Teltower Rübchen und zum Nachtisch ein schön suppiges Grieß-flammeri mit Blaubeer-Kompott. Zudem gab es eine richtige Weiße mit Schuss, serviert im Weißbierglas." After his last meal he confessed to 14 more murders, bringing his total to 25.

50 years ago

Thursday 27th of August 1964

Serial killer Paul Kenneth Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

36 years ago

Sunday 27th of August 1978

Artist Gordon Matta-Clark, originally Gordon Roberto Echaurren Matta dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 35 in New York City, New York, United States.

25 years ago

Sunday 27th of August 1989

33-year-old Serial killer groupie Veronica Ver Lyn Compton marries 60-year-old James P. Wallace, a retired Eastern Washington University (EWU) professor in Washington Corrections Center for Women, 9601 Bujacich Rd., Gig Harbor, Washington, United States.

Compton and Wallace were granted conjugal visits and in 1993, she gave birth to a daughter at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. She returned to prison while Wallace and Compton's mother cared for the baby.

19 years ago

Sunday 27th of August 1995

36-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Marteling van de Heilige Erasmus' in Kapel van de Romaanse Poort, Brusselsestraat 63, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

The audience entered the space through a glass door. Then I tied a thin rope to the outside of the door lay down on the ground and tied my feet to two posts on the street. The other end of the rope I swallowed. The performance stopped when someone opened the door from the inside.

7 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 27th of August 2007

The house where on 14 May 1970 Ulrike Meinhof assisted in the freeing of Andreas Baader with Gudrun Ensslin, Irene Goergens and Ingrid Schubert, and jumped in the underground through this window in Deutsches Zentralinstitut für Soziale Fragen, Miquelstraße 83, Dahlem, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

7 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 27th of August 2007

The location of a 1940s crime scene of serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder in Betriebsbahnhof, Rummelsburg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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