Tuesday, February 16, 2016

31st year - N° 47 Tuesday, 16 February 2016

31st year - N° 47 Tuesday, 16 February 2016

16 February / Today's 13 Events:
168 years ago

Wednesday 16th of February 1848

Writer Octave Mirbeau known for Le Jardin des Supplices is born in Trévières, Basse-Normandie, France.

117 years ago Il Voulait être César, Il ne fut que Pompée

Thursday 16th of February 1899

7th President of France Félix François Faure dies suddenly from apoplexy while having sex with 30-year-old Marguerite Steinheil at the age of 50 in Palais de l'Élysée, 55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, VIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

It has been widely reported that Faure had his fatal seizure while Steinheil was fellating him but the exact nature of their sexual intercourse is in fact unknown. Steinheil was later suspected of the murder of her husband and stepmother.

99 years ago

Friday 16th of February 1917

Writer Octave Mirbeau known for Le Jardin des Supplices dies of unknown causes at the age of 69 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

81 years ago

Saturday 16th of February 1935

Musician and born-again politician Sonny Salvatore Phillip Bono known from Sonny & Cher is born in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

73 years ago The Light Went Out for Him

Tuesday 16th of February 1943

29-year-old Serial killer Gordon Frederick Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper is arrested in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

68 years ago

Monday 16th of February 1948

Spree killer James Edward Pough aka Pop is born in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

62 years ago

Tuesday 16th of February 1954

Mass murderer Hastings Arthur Wise is born in Aiken, South Carolina, United States.

Wise's mother died right after giving birth.

61 years ago

Wednesday 16th of February 1955

100 die in elderly home for Catholics fire in Yokohama, Kantō, Japan.

58 years ago War es Sein Letzte Tod

Sunday 16th of February 1958

Serial killer Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher commits suicide by hanging with a towel at the age of 34 in Justizvollzugsanstalt Celle, Celle, Niedersachsen, Germany.

54 years ago

Friday 16th of February 1962

Musician John 'Jhonn' Balance, originally Geoffrey Laurence Burton, later Geoff(rey) Rushton known from the experimental music group Coil is born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.

38 years ago

Thursday 16th of February 1978

William Kindred aka Billy Shotgun is strangled by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Kindred was the last victim that was buried in the crawl space under Gacy's house. Running out of space he dumped his next victims in the Des Plaines River.

10 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 16th of February 2006

Harry Heirmans making a large wrapped ball containing all that remained from my Chinese Village installation at Factor 44 in Factor 44, Bleekhofstraat 44, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

1 years ago She Cried if She Wanted to

Monday 16th of February 2015

Singer Lesley Gore, originally Lesley Sue Goldstein dies of lung cancer at the age of 69 in Langone Medical Center, New York City, New York, United States.

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