Monday, October 23, 2017

32nd year - N° 296 Monday, 23 October 2017

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32nd year - N° 296 Monday, 23 October 2017

23 October / Today's 16 Events:
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124 years ago

Monday 23rd of October 1893

Vaudeville performer Gummo Milton Marx known from the Marx Brothers is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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107 years ago

Sunday 23rd of October 1910

King of Siam Rama V, originally Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poraminthra Maha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua aka The Royal Buddha dies of a kidney disease at the age of 57 in Phra Ratcha Wang Dusit, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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96 years ago

Sunday 23rd of October 1921

Inventor John Boyd Dunlop dies of unknown causes at the age of 81 in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.


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94 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of October 1923

21-year-old Dancer, actress, film director and photographer Leni Helene Bertha Amalie Riefenstahl performs her first solo dance performance in Tonhalle, Grafinger Straße 6, München, Bayern, Germany.


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92 years ago Johnny was Heeeeeeeeere!

Friday 23rd of October 1925

Television host Johnny Carson known for ‘The Tonight Show’ is born in Coming, Iowa, United States.


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90 years ago

Sunday 23rd of October 1927

Installation artist Ed Edward Ralph Kienholz is born in Fairfield, Washington, United States.


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75 years ago

Friday 23rd of October 1942

Murderer Donald Harry Fearn is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 27 in Colorado State Penitentiary, Cañon City, Colorado, United States.

Fearn received his death sentence for kidnapping, raping, torturing and shooting 16-year-old high school student Alice Porter. Thirty-six hours before the murder Fearn's wife gave birth to their second child.


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67 years ago

Monday 23rd of October 1950

Singer, actor and comedian Al Jolson, originally Asa Yoelson aka The World's Greatest Entertainer dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, United States.

Jolson was playing cards in his suite at the hotel. His last words were said to be "Boys, I'm going."


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60 years ago His Heart Skipped a Beat

Wednesday 23rd of October 1957

Fashion designer Christian Dior dies of a heart attack at the age of 52 in Montecatini Terme, Toscana, Italy.

Some reports say that Dior died of a heart attack after choking on a fish bone. Time's obituary stated that he died of a heart attack after playing a game of cards. However, the Paris socialite Baron de Redé wrote in his memoirs that contemporary rumor was that Dior's heart attack had been caused by a strenuous sexual encounter with two young men.


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56 years ago

Monday 23rd of October 1961

Murderer Arthur Schuck is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 45 in Rockview Penitentiary, Benner Township, Pennsylvania, United States.


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45 years ago

Monday 23rd of October 1972

Wendell Hubbard is stabbed to death and his penis severed by unidentified serial killer Charlie Chop-off in Harlem, New York, New York, United States.


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35 years ago

Saturday 23rd of October 1982

Steven Crockett is beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in Kankakee, Illinois, United States.


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25 years ago

Friday 23rd of October 1992

Triple murderer John Starling Gardner is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Gardner's last words were "All I have to say is if more parents would raise their children in God-fearing homes, maybe some of them wouldn't end up in the position I'm in."


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19 years ago

Friday 23rd of October 1998

Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.



12 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 23rd of October 2005

One threewheeler helping out another one along the way in Tunnel Warfare Museum, Jiaozhuanghu, Shunyi, China.


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3 years ago

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

Musician Alvin Stardust, originally Bernard William Jewry dies of prostate cancer at the age of 72 in Muswell Hill, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

32nd year - N° 295 Sunday, 22 October 2017

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32nd year - N° 295 Sunday, 22 October 2017

22 October / Today's 27 Events:
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232 years ago

Saturday 22nd of October 1785

45-year-old Revolutionary politician, philosopher and writer Donatien Alphonse François de Sade aka Marquis de Sade begins to write his '120 Days of Sodom' on a paper roll of 11cm wide and 12m long, finishing it in just 37 days in Prison de la Bastille, IVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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206 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of October 1811

Composer Franz Ferenc Liszt is born in Doborján, Őrvidék, Hungary.


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173 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of October 1844

Actress Sarah Henrietta Rosine Bernhardt, originally Rosine Bernardt aka The Divine Sarah is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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140 years ago

Monday 22nd of October 1877

207 die in William Dixon's Blantyre Colliery Pits No. 2 and No. 3 explosion in William Dixon's Blantyre Colliery, Blantyre, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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138 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of October 1879

32-year-old Inventor Thomas Alva Edison aka The Wizard of Menlo Park tests the first incandescent light bulb in Menlo Park, Raritan Township, New Jersey, United States.

Edison's lamp burned for 13 1/2 hours.


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112 years ago

Sunday 22nd of October 1905

Physicist and radio engineer Karl Guthe Jansky known for discovering radio waves emanating from the Milky Way is born in Norman, Oklahoma, United States.


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111 years ago

Monday 22nd of October 1906

Artist Paul Cézanne dies of delirium influenza at the age of 67 in Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France.


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104 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of October 1913

265 die in Stag Canyon Mine No. 2 explosion in Dawson, New Mexico, United States.


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97 years ago He Tuned in

Friday 22nd of October 1920

Psychologist and writer Timothy Francis Leary known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs is born in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.


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92 years ago

Thursday 22nd of October 1925

Artist Robert Milton Ernest Rauschenberg is born in Port Arthur, Texas, United States.


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83 years ago

Monday 22nd of October 1934

Bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd, originally Charles Arthur Floyd is shot dead by the FBI in a shoot-out at the age of 30 in Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool, Ohio, United States.


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81 years ago

Thursday 22nd of October 1936

Founder of the Black Panther Party Bobby Robert George Seale is born in Dallas, Texas, United States.


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74 years ago

Friday 22nd of October 1943

Actress Catherine Deneuve, originally Catherine Fabienne Dorléac is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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69 years ago

Friday 22nd of October 1948

Member of the 'Manson Family' Lynette Alice Fromme aka Squeaky known for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford is born in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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68 years ago

Saturday 22nd of October 1949

200 die in Gdansk-Warschau Express train derailment in Nowy Dwór, Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.

There are no known witnesses or documents (victims, employees of emergency services and hospitals, injured, survivors or relatives of victims). Even after the 'wende' no concealed documents or witnesses could be traced - even if the extent of the damage was much smaller. Therefore, this accident is classified as a hoax.


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57 years ago

Saturday 22nd of October 1960

23-year-old Serial killer Heinrich Max Pommerenke aka The Beast of the Black Forest is convicted to life-imprisonment in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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47 years ago

Thursday 22nd of October 1970

62-year-old SS commandant of the Sobibór and Treblinka extermination camps Franz Paul Stangl aka Der Weiße Tod is convicted for the murder of over 400.000 jews and sentenced to life imprisonment in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

After the war Stangl had been living in Syria and Brazil until his arrest on 28 February 1967.


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46 years ago

Friday 22nd of October 1971

Polizeimeister Norbert Schmid is shot dead during an attempt to arrest member of die Rote Armee Fraktion Margrit Schiller at the age of 33 in Alstertal-Einkaufszentrum, Heegbarg 31, Poppenbüttel, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

Schmid was the first deadly victim of die Rote Armee Fraktion.


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39 years ago

Sunday 22nd of October 1978

21-year-old Musician Sid Vicious, originally John Simon Ritchie known from The Sex Pistols attempts to commit suicide by slitting his wrist with a smashed light bulb in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

Vicious was subsequently hospitalized at Bellevue Hospital where he also tried killing himself by jumping from a window as well as shouting "I want to be with my Nancy" or other similar words, but got pulled back by hospital staff.


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38 years ago

Monday 22nd of October 1979

45-year-old Serial killer Angelo Anthony Buono aka The Hillside Strangler is arrested in Glendale, California, United States.


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30 years ago

Thursday 22nd of October 1987

Actor Lino Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura dies of a heart attack at the age of 68 in Saint-Cloud, Île-de-France, France.


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22 years ago

Sunday 22nd of October 1995

Writer Kingsley William Amis dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 73 in St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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21 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of October 1996

Performance artist and political activist Kathy Change, originally Kathleen Chang commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 46 in University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

I want to protest the present government and economic system and the cynicism and passivity of the people … as emphatically as I can. But primarily, I want to get publicity in order to draw attention to my proposal for immediate social transformation. To do this I plan to end my own life. The attention of the media is only caught by acts of violence. My moral principles prevent me from doing harm to anyone else or their property, so I must perform this act of violence against myself.


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20 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of October 1997

Murderer Alan Jeffrey Bannister is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Missouri State Penitentiary aka The Walls, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.

Bannister was executed by manual lethal injection. His last words were "The State of Missouri is committing as premeditated a murder as possible, far more heinous and deliberate than my crime. Thank you to all of you who have supported me."


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19 years ago

Thursday 22nd of October 1998

Patricia Anne Tamez is raped, beaten and strangled by serial killer Wayne Ford aka The Breast Severer in Victorville, California, United States.

Ford kept Tamez' severed breast as a trophy.


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16 years ago

Monday 22nd of October 2001

Double murderer Gerald Lee Mitchell is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Mitchell's last meal request was for an assorted bag of Jolly Ranchers.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 22nd of October 2002

A patch of green along the railroad in Vilvoorde, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

32nd year - N° 294 Saturday, 21 October 2017

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32nd year - N° 294 Saturday, 21 October 2017

21 October / Today's 22 Events:
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577 years ago

Wednesday 21st of October 1440

35-year-old Baron, knight, companion-in-arms of Jeanne D'Arc and serial killer of children Gilles de Rais, originally Gilles de Montmorency-Laval aka Gilles de Retz makes a full confession of his crimes in court in Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France.


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212 years ago They Did it at Last

Monday 21st of October 1805

Admiral Horatio Nelson aka 1st Viscount Nelson is shot in the spine by a marksman from the Redoutable during the Battle of Trafalgar at the age of 47 in Cabo Trafalgar, Cádiz, Spain.

The bullet had entered Nelson's left shoulder, passed through his spine at the sixth and seventh thoracic vertebrae, and lodged 5 cm below his right shoulder blade in the muscles of his back. "Hardy, I do believe they have done it at last… my backbone is shot through."


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184 years ago

Monday 21st of October 1833

Chemist, engineer, innovator and armaments manufacturer Alfred Bernhard Nobel aka The Merchant of Death known for inventing dynamite is born in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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129 years ago

Sunday 21st of October 1888

First wife of Hermann Göring Carin Axelina Hulda Fock is born in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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100 years ago

Sunday 21st of October 1917

Musician and bandleader Dizzy John Birks Gillespie is born in Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.


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91 years ago

Thursday 21st of October 1926

Mabel Fluke is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Portland, Oregon, United States.


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91 years ago

Thursday 21st of October 1926

United States Air Force pilot Felix Eugene Moncla is born in Mansura, Louisiana, United States.


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87 years ago

Tuesday 21st of October 1930

Murderer Richard Lewis Jordan is born in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.


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71 years ago

Monday 21st of October 1946

Musician Lux Interior, originally Erick Lee Purkhiser known from The Cramps is born in Akron, Ohio, United States.


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63 years ago

Thursday 21st of October 1954

Triple murderer Charles Rodman Campbell is born in Oʻahu, Hawaii, United States.


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51 years ago

Friday 21st of October 1966

116 children and 28 adults die in colliery spoil tip collapse in Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan, South Wales, United Kingdom.

Over 40,000 cubic metres of debris covered the village in minutes and the classrooms at Pantglas Junior School were immediately inundated, with young children and teachers dying from impact or suffocation.


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48 years ago

Tuesday 21st of October 1969

Writer, poet and pioneer of the Beat Generation Jack Kerouac, originally Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac known for On The Road dies of internal hemorrhage caused by cirrhosis at the age of 47 in St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 7th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.

The day before around 11 in the morning Kerouac was sitting in his favorite chair drinking whiskey and malt liquor, trying to scribble notes for a book about his father's print shop. Kerouac suddenly felt sick to his stomach, which was nothing unusual, and headed for the bathroom. He began to throw up large amounts of blood, and yelled to his wife, "Stella, I'm bleeding." Eventually he was persuaded to go to the hospital and was taken by ambulance to St. Anthony's. Blood continued to pour from his mouth and he underwent several transfusions. That evening Kerouac underwent surgery in an attempt to tie off all the burst blood vessels, but his damaged liver prevented his blood from clotting.


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46 years ago

Thursday 21st of October 1971

26-year-old Leading member of the 'Manson Family' Tex Charles Watson is sentenced to die in the Gas Chamber for the Tate-LaBianca murders in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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37 years ago

Tuesday 21st of October 1980

Pediatrician Hans Asperger dies of natural causes at the age of 74 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

Asperger's Syndrome was named after Asperger and officially recognized in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1994.


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33 years ago

Sunday 21st of October 1984

Film director François Roland Truffaut dies of a brain tumour at the age of 52 in American Hospital, 63 Blvd Victor Hugo, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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32 years ago

Monday 21st of October 1985

San Francisco supervisor and assassin Dan Daniel James White commits suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 39 in San Francisco, California, United States.

The San Francisco Weekly has referred to White as "perhaps the most hated man in San Francisco's history."


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28 years ago

Saturday 21st of October 1989

131 die in Tan-Sahsa Boeing 727-200 Flight 414 crash in Toncontín International Airport, Tegucigalpa, Municipio del Distrito Central, Honduras.

There were 15 survivors.


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28 years ago

Saturday 21st of October 1989

The skeletonised body of 59-year-old Victim of Arthur Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer Dorothy Keeler , beaten to death by Arthur Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer is found in Seth Green Island, Rochester, New York, United States.


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18 years ago

Thursday 21st of October 1999

Murderer Arthur Martin Boyd is executed by lethal injection at the age of 54 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Boyd's last meal request was for two bacon mushroom melts from Wendy's and a pint of chocolate milk. Boyd's last words were "I love you, Laura".



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 21st of October 2003

Tables and chairs in the largest restaurant for civil servants that served 2000 people at the same time and is now demolished in Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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11 years ago

Saturday 21st of October 2006

Writer and biographer of Aleister Crowley John Symonds aka The Picasso of the Occult dies of natural causes at the age of 92 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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10 years ago

Sunday 21st of October 2007

Artist R. B. Ronald Brooks Kitaj commits suicide by suffocation with a plastic bag at the age of 75 in Los Angeles, California, United States.