Tuesday, May 23, 2017

32nd year - N° 143 Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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32nd year - N° 143 Tuesday, 23 May 2017

23 May / Today's 20 Events:
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587 years ago

Sunday 23rd of May 1430

18-year-old Heroine Jeanne d'Arc aka La Pucelle d'Orléans is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve the city in Compiègne, Oise, France.

Jeanne was then sold to the English.


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283 years ago

Sunday 23rd of May 1734

Physician and inventor of animal magnetism Franz Anton Mesmer known for Mesmerism is born in Höristraße, Moos, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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134 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of May 1883

Actor Douglas Fairbanks, originally Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman is born in Denver, Colorado, United States.


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111 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of May 1906

Poet and playwright Henrik Johan Ibsen dies of a stroke at the age of 78 in Arbins Gade 1, Oslo, Østlandet, Norway.


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94 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of May 1923

Roland Hoch is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Neue Straße 8, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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84 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of May 1933

Actress Joan Henrietta Collins is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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83 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of May 1934

Gangster Clyde Chestnut Barrow is shot dead with 23-year-old Bonnie Parker by a posse at the age of 25 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Barrow and Parker appeared in daylight in an automobile and were shot by a posse of four Texas officers, Frank Hamer, B.M. 'Manny' Gault, Bob Alcorn and Ted Hinton and two Louisiana officers, Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley. Barrow had 17 entrance wounds in his body.


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83 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of May 1934

Gangster Bonnie Elizabeth Parker is shot dead with 25-year-old Clyde Barrow by a posse at the age of 24 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Barrow and Parker appeared in daylight in an automobile and were shot by a posse of four Texas officers, Frank Hamer, B.M. 'Manny' Gault, Bob Alcorn and Ted Hinton and two Louisiana officers, Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley. Parker had 26 entrance wounds in her body.


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83 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of May 1934

Electronic music pioneer Robert Arthur 'Bob' Moog known for the Moog synthesizer is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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76 years ago

Friday 23rd of May 1941

44-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer buys a property from Marie-Sidonie Desmit, wife of Joseph Marie Rodolphe, Prince of Colloredo Mannsfield in 21 Rue Le Sueur, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Petiot paid 495.000,- Francs. He killed between 27 (confirmed) and 64 (presumed) people in this 'hôtel'.


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72 years ago He Was Reluctant to Open His Mouth

Wednesday 23rd of May 1945

Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS) Heinrich Luitpold Himmler commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 45 in 31st Civilian Interrogation Camp, Uelzener Straße 31a, Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.

Doctor Wells conducted a medical exam on Himmler and attempted to examine the inside of Himmler's mouth but the prisoner was reluctant to open it and jerked his head away. Himmler then bit into a hidden cyanide pill and collapsed onto the floor.


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67 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of May 1950

Serial killer and cannibal Richard Trenton Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento is born in Jadon Rico, California, United States.


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36 years ago

Saturday 23rd of May 1981

25-year-old Irish republican hunger striker Kevin Lynch, originally Caoimhghin O Loinsigh starts hungerstriking in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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29 years ago

Monday 23rd of May 1988

Serial killer Roberto Succo aka L'Assassino della Luna Piena aka Il Mostro di Mestre aka Roberto il Folle commits suicide by opening a gas refill in a plastic bag over his head at the age of 26 in Carcere di San Pio X, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy.


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28 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of May 1989

29-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is sentenced to 5 years probation for sexual assault and enticing a child for immoral purposes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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23 years ago

Monday 23rd of May 1994

Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber dies of unknown causes at the age of 91 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States.


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20 years ago

Friday 23rd of May 1997

Artist James Lee Byars dies of cancer at the age of 65 in Anglo-American Hospital, Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.


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10 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

73-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson, originally no name Maddox known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is denied parole for the eleventh time in Corcoran State Prison, Corcoran, California, United States.



10 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

My Chinese raincoat at our temporary quarters in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland.


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4 years ago

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Singer-songwriter Georges Moustaki, originally Giuseppe Mustacchi dies of emphysema at the age of 79 in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


Monday, May 22, 2017

32nd year - N° 142 Monday, 22 May 2017

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32nd year - N° 142 Monday, 22 May 2017

22 May / Today's 20 Events:
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204 years ago

Saturday 22nd of May 1813

Composer Richard Wilhelm Wagner is born in Gasthof Roter und Weißer Löwe, Brühl 3, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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158 years ago

Sunday 22nd of May 1859

Writer Arthur Conan Ignatius Doyle known for creating Sherlock Holmes is born in 11 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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121 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1896

59-year-old Baby farm murderess Amelia Elizabeth Dyer, originally Hobley aka The Ogress of Reading pleads guilty to the murder of 4-months-old Doris Marmon in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

It took the jury only four and a half minutes to find Dyer guilty. There is little doubt she was responsible for many more similar deaths - possibly 400 or more - over a period of perhaps 20 years.


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110 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of May 1907

Cartoonist Georges Prosper Remi aka Hergé known for his creation of Tintin is born in 25 Rue Cranz, Etterbeek, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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103 years ago He Was Teleported from Saturn

Friday 22nd of May 1914

Musician Sun Ra, originally Herman Poole Blount, legally Le Sony'r Ra is born in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.


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102 years ago

Saturday 22nd of May 1915

226 die in five train collision and fire in Quintinshill, Gretna Green, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Those killed were mainly Territorial soldiers from the Royal Scots 1/7th (Leith) Battalion heading for Gallipoli.


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93 years ago

Thursday 22nd of May 1924

Singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour, originally Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian is born in Rue Monsieur-le-Prince, VIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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92 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1925

Artist Jean Tinguely is born in Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland.


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75 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1942

Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber is born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States.


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66 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of May 1951

Serial killer Kenneth Alessio Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler is born in Rochester, New York, United States.

Bianchi was born to a prostitute who gave him up for adoption two weeks after he was born. He was adopted at three months by Frances Scioliono and her husband Nicholas Bianchi.


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58 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1959

Murderer Edward F Eckwerth is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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57 years ago

Sunday 22nd of May 1960

Victim of Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper Jacqueline Hill is born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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50 years ago

Monday 22nd of May 1967

251 die in L'Innovation department store fire in L'Innovation, Rue Neuve, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

The fire inspired Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin to burn down warehouses in Germany as a protest against the war in Vietnam.


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49 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of May 1968

99 die in USS Scorpion (SSN-589) nuclear submarine shipwreck in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Scorpion contained highly sophisticated spy gear and spy manuals, two nuclear-tipped torpedoes, and a nuclear propulsion system. The boat was officially declared 'lost' on 5 June 1968. End October 1968 the wreck was discovered in more than 3.000m of water.


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36 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1981

35-year-old Serial killer Peter William Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper is convicted to life imprisonment for killing 13 women in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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36 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1981

23-year-old Serial killer Wayne Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer is questioned by the police near the Chattahoochee River where three days later the body of 27-year-old Nathaniel Cater was found in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


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25 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1992

67-year-old Television host Johnny Carson known for ‘The Tonight Show’ presents his last show on NBC in Hollywood, California, United States.

For the last time America heard "Heeeeeeere's Johnny!".


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25 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1992

Murder plotter Robert Black is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Black hired John Wayne Hearn to kill his wife Sandra.



18 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 22nd of May 1999

Two men discussing at the opening of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK's exhibition at Barbara Thumm Gallery in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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7 years ago

Saturday 22nd of May 2010

158 die in Air India Express Boeing 737-800 Flight 812 crash in Mangalore International Airport, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

There were 8 survivors.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

32nd year - N° 141 Sunday, 21 May 2017

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32nd year - N° 141 Sunday, 21 May 2017

21 May / Today's 24 Events:
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546 years ago

Sunday 21st of May 1471

King of England Henry VI of England dies of melancholy after hearing of his son Edward's death in the Battle of Tewkesbury at the age of 50 in Tower of London, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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173 years ago

Tuesday 21st of May 1844

Painter Henri Julien Félix Rousseau aka Le Douanier is born in Laval, Mayenne, France.


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114 years ago

Thursday 21st of May 1903

President of Argentina Perdo Eugenio Aramburu is born in Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina.


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103 years ago

Thursday 21st of May 1914

Victim of Neville Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo Margery Aimee Brownell Gardner, originally Margery Wheat is born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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99 years ago

Tuesday 21st of May 1918

21-year-old Serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer assaults an unidentified girl in San Francisco, California, United States.


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96 years ago

Saturday 21st of May 1921

24-year-old Serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer is sentenced for assault on 12-year-old Mary Summers and committed to Napa State Mental Hospital in San Francisco, California, United States.


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85 years ago

Saturday 21st of May 1932

35-year-old Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, landing in Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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74 years ago

Friday 21st of May 1943

46-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is arrested by the French Gestapo, suspected of leading an escape-route for jews under the alias of 'Dr. Eugène' in 66 Rue de Caumartin, IXe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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66 years ago

Monday 21st of May 1951

Serial killer Douglas Edward Gretzler is born in Bronx, New York, New York, United States.


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57 years ago

Saturday 21st of May 1960

Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is born in Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, 1821 Grand Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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54 years ago

Tuesday 21st of May 1963

28-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker sets fire to the basement of a building he owns in 2039 East Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Kallinger collected 15.000,- $ on insurance money.


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49 years ago

Tuesday 21st of May 1968

26-year-old Rolling Stone Brian Lewis Hopkins Jones is arrested for possession of cannabis in his apartment in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

The jury found Jones guilty but the judge had sympathy for him, instead of jailing him he fined him £50 plus £105 in costs and told him: "For goodness sake, don't get into trouble again or it really will be serious".


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47 years ago

Thursday 21st of May 1970

Jutta Rahn is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale in Hösel, Breitscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Rahn's 20-year-old neighbour Peter Schay is arrested on 8 June 1970 and charged with her murder. He spent 18 months in prison before he was acquitted on 12 November 1971 due to lack of evidence.


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45 years ago He Rose from the Dead with a Hammer

Sunday 21st of May 1972

34-year-old Geologist and art vandal László Tóth attacks Michelangelo's Pietà with a geologist's hammer in Basilica di San Pietro, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

With fifteen blows Tóth removed Mary's arm at the elbow, knocked off a chunk of her nose, and chipped one of her eyelids while shouting "I am Jesus Christ - risen from the dead". Toth was subdued by bystanders, including American sculptor Bob Cassilly, who was the first person to pull him away from the Pietà.


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45 years ago

Sunday 21st of May 1972

Billy Gene Baulch is tortured and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 925 Schuler Street, Houston, Texas, United States.

He was strangled by Wayne Henley and buried at High Island Beach.


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43 years ago

Tuesday 21st of May 1974

53-year-old Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys starts his performance 'I like America and America likes Me' in René Block Gallery, 409 West Broadway, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


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42 years ago

Wednesday 21st of May 1975

Start of the trial against Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe as leaders of die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stammheim, Asperger Straße 60, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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41 years ago She Kept Breathing

Friday 21st of May 1976

The artificial respiration for 22-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl is stopped in St Clare's Hospital, 25 Pocono Road, Denville, New Jersey, United States.

Quinlan lived in a persistent vegetative state until her death from complications from pneumonia on 11 June 1985.


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36 years ago

Thursday 21st of May 1981

Irish republican hunger striker Raymond McCreesh, originally Réamonn Mac Raois dies after 61 days of hungerstriking at the age of 24 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

McCreesh was the third to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.


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36 years ago

Thursday 21st of May 1981

Irish republican hunger striker Patsy O'Hara, originally Pádraig Ó hEadhra dies after 61 days of hungerstriking at the age of 24 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

O'Hara was the fourth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.


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29 years ago

Saturday 21st of May 1988

32-year-old Rampage killer Marciano Contaoe shoots 11 people in a drunken rage in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.


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21 years ago

Tuesday 21st of May 1996

Up to 1000 die in MV Bukoba ferry capsizing in Lake Victoria, Mwanza, Nigeria.

Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri, who was then second in command of Al Qaeda, died in the disaster.



18 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 21st of May 1999

A passing S-Bahn train in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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15 years ago

Tuesday 21st of May 2002

Artist Niki Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle dies of emphysema at the age of 72 in La Jolla, California, United States.