Saturday, August 19, 2017

32nd year - N° 231 Saturday, 19 August 2017

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32nd year - N° 231 Saturday, 19 August 2017

19 August / Today's 18 Events:
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355 years ago

Saturday 19th of August 1662

Mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and philosopher Blaise Pascal dies of tuberculosis at the age of 39 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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146 years ago

Saturday 19th of August 1871

Aviation pioneer Orville Wright is born in Dayton, Ohio, United States.


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134 years ago

Sunday 19th of August 1883

Fashion designer Coco Chanel, originally Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel is born in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France.


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128 years ago

Monday 19th of August 1889

Symbolist writer Auguste Jean Marie Mathias Philippe Villiers de l'Isle-Adam aka Le Comte dies of stomach cancer at the age of 51 in Clinique des Frères Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, 19 Rue Oudinot, VIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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115 years ago

Tuesday 19th of August 1902

Gangster and French public enemy No. 1 for 1950 Émile Buisson aka Mimile is born in Paray-le-Minial, Saône-et-Loire, France.


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96 years ago

Friday 19th of August 1921

Several body parts, presumed victims of 58-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof are found in Luisenstädtischer Kanal, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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96 years ago He Came in a Starship

Friday 19th of August 1921

Television screenwriter and producer Gene Eugene Wesley Roddenberry known for the TV series Star Trek is born in El Paso, Texas, United States.


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81 years ago

Wednesday 19th of August 1936

Poet Federico García Lorca, originally Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca is executed by Nationalist Francists of the Falanga Militia at the age of 38 in Alfacar, Andalucía, Spain.

One of them fired 2 bullets in Lorca's behind because he was a homosexual. Lorca was buried nearby the excution site but until today his grave was never found.


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70 years ago

Tuesday 19th of August 1947

43-year-old SS-Gruppenführer and leader of the Aktion T4 euthanasia program Karl Brandt and 6 other Nazi doctors are sentenced to death in the 'Nürnberger Ärzteprozess' in Justizpalast, Fürther Straße 110, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.


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57 years ago

Friday 19th of August 1960

31-year-old United States Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers known from the 1960 U-2 incident is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for spying in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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47 years ago

Wednesday 19th of August 1970

23-year-old Serial killer John Norman Collins, originally John Chapman aka The Ypsilanti Killer sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.


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33 years ago

Sunday 19th of August 1984

Daniel Bridges is beaten, stabbed to death and cut to pieces by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in 1628 West Sherwin Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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30 years ago

Wednesday 19th of August 1987

Spree killer and mass murderer Michael Robert Ryan aka The Rambo Killer commits suicide a shot through the head at the age of 27 in John O'Gaunt School, Hungerford, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

Ryan first killed his mother and 15 others in a shooting spree.


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22 years ago

Saturday 19th of August 1995

Composer, musicologist and acoustician Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 85 in Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France.


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22 years ago

Saturday 19th of August 1995

Deranged gunman Marcus Wayne Chenault dies of a stroke at the age of 44 in Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Georgia, United States.

On 30 June 1974 he killed Mrs. Alberta Williams King, the mother of Dr. Martin Luther King.



16 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 19th of August 2001

A Joseph Beuys lookalike mannequin in the sick bay of a War Memorial Museum in Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.



10 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 19th of August 2007

A wild boar at remarkable close distance in Grünewald, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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9 years ago He Was Back Again

Tuesday 19th of August 2008

64-year-old Singer-songwriter Gary Glitter, originally Paul Francis Gadd aka Paul Raven, Rubber Bucket, Paul Monday or Paul Russell is released from prison after nearly three years of confinement in Hàm Tân, Bình Thuận, Vietnam.

Glitter was to be deported to the United Kingdom but refused to board a plane to London in Bangkok. In all at least 19 countries refused to admit Glitter and three days later he finally arrived at Heathrow Airport and was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.


Friday, August 18, 2017

32nd year - N° 230 Friday, 18 August 2017

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32nd year - N° 230 Friday, 18 August 2017

18 August / Today's 12 Events:
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458 years ago

Tuesday 18th of August 1559

223rd Pope Paulus IV, originally Gian Pietro Carafa dies of ill health at the age of 83 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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383 years ago

Friday 18th of August 1634

Priest and philanderer Urbain Grandier aka The Devil of Loudun is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 44 in Loudun, Poitou-Charentes, France.

Grandier supposedly bewitched an entire Ursuline nun convent into debauchery.


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167 years ago

Sunday 18th of August 1850

Writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac known for La Comédie Humaine dies of peritonitis and gangrene at the age of 51 in 18 Rue Fortunée, VIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

de Balzac's face was swollen up and had turned black.


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98 years ago

Monday 18th of August 1919

26-year-old Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See shoots 52-year-old forester Wilhelm Nielbock in Hohenhorster Weg, Falkensee, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Earlier that day Schumann had already shot an unidentified man on his bicycle on Spandauer Chaussee. Before succombing, Nielbock also fired a hailshot at Schumann. When Schumann went to see a doctor two days later, he was arrested.


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95 years ago

Friday 18th of August 1922

Film director Alain Robbe-Grillet is born in Brest, Bretagne, France.


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84 years ago

Friday 18th of August 1933

Film director Roman Polanski, originally Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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83 years ago

Saturday 18th of August 1934

Attorney and writer Vincent T. Bugliosi known for prosecuting Charles Manson is born in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States.


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81 years ago

Tuesday 18th of August 1936

Actor and film director Robert Charles Redford aka The Godfather of Indie Film is born in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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59 years ago

Monday 18th of August 1958

The novel 'Lolita' by 59-year-old Writer Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov aka Vladimir Sirin known for Lolita is first published in America by G.P. Putnam's Sons in New York City, New York, United States.

Lolita sold 100.000 copies in the first three weeks of publication.


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48 years ago

Monday 18th of August 1969

64-year-old Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess is arrested in San Francisco after a six-year period of escape in Arizona State Hospital, 2500 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

Judd became a live-in maid for a wealthy family living in a mansion overlooking the bay using the name Marian Lane.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 18th of August 2003

A devoted fan with a dubious t-shirt at Ruangrupa in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.



11 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 18th of August 2006

Our cat Harry helping out with archiving Club Moral documents in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

32nd year - N° 229 Thursday, 17 August 2017

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32nd year - N° 229 Thursday, 17 August 2017

17 August / Today's 17 Events:
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231 years ago

Thursday 17th of August 1786

Folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician Davy David Crockett aka King of the Wild Frontier is born in Limestone, Tennessee, United States.


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138 years ago

Sunday 17th of August 1879

Film producer Samuel Goldwyn, originally Szmuel Gelbfisz aka Samuel Goldfish is born in Warszawa, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.


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124 years ago

Thursday 17th of August 1893

Actress, singer and sex symbol Mae Mary Jane West is born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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121 years ago

Monday 17th of August 1896

Bridget Driscoll becomes the United Kingdom's first automobile fatality when she steps in front of a car off Dolphin Terrace at the age of 45 in The Crystal Palace, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

At the coroner's inquest, driver Arthur James Edsall stated that he had been driving at only 4 mph and that when he saw Driscoll he rang his bell and shouted "Stand back!".


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102 years ago He Was a Postcard Celebrity

Tuesday 17th of August 1915

Alleged child killer Leo Max Frank aka Max the Jew is lynched by a mob of prominent citizens calling themselves 'The Knights of Mary Fagan' at the age of 31 in Marietta, Georgia, United States.

Several photographs were taken of the lynching, which were published and sold as postcards in local stores for 25 cents each, a common practice after lynchings, along with pieces of the rope, Frank's nightshirt, and branches from the tree.


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101 years ago

Thursday 17th of August 1916

Artist Umberto Boccioni dies of multiple injuries at the age of 34 in Verona, Veneto, Italy.

The day before Boccioni was thrown off his horse during a cavalry training and trampled.


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88 years ago

Saturday 17th of August 1929

United States Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers known from the 1960 U-2 incident is born in Jenkins, Kentucky, United States.


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84 years ago

Thursday 17th of August 1933

Revolutionary black activist Michael X, originally Michael de Freitas aka Abdul Malik is born in Port-of-Spain, Metropolitan Area, Trinidad.


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74 years ago He Didn't Come in a Taxi

Tuesday 17th of August 1943

Actor Robert De Niro known from the movie Taxi Driver is born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


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55 years ago

Friday 17th of August 1962

Bricklayer and first victim of the Berlin Wall Border Guard Peter Fechter bleeds to death after being shot in the right hip by border guards 26-year-old Rolf Friedrich and 20-year-old Erich Schreiber at the age of 18 in Zimmerstraße, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Fechter was left bleeding on the spot for over an hour in full view of western onlookers.


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55 years ago

Friday 17th of August 1962

21-year-old Mass murderer Charles Joseph Whitman aka The Man on the Tower marries 19-year-old Kathleen Frances Leissner in Needville, Texas, United States.


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48 years ago

Sunday 17th of August 1969

Dentist Philip Blaiberg dies of a final rejection of his new heart at the age of 60 in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa.

Blaiberg was the man who lived longest with a transplanted heart.


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37 years ago

Sunday 17th of August 1980

Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain aka The Dingo Baby is possibly abducted and killed by a dingo at the age of 0 in Barbecue Area, Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia.


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30 years ago

Monday 17th of August 1987

Nazi leader and Stellvertreter des Führers Rudolf Walter Richard Hess commits suicide by asphyxiation at the age of 93 in Kriegsverbrechergefängnis, Spandau, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Hess took an extension cord from one of the lamps, strung it over a window latch and hanged himself. A short note to his family thanking them for all they had done was found in his pocket.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 17th of August 2002

A lonely break during a party on our rooftop terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 17th of August 2003

Season's greetings with a picture of the shattered windows after 28-year-old al-Qaeda suicide bomber Asmar Latin Sani detonated a Toyota Kijang car bomb outside the lobby of the Marriott on 5 August 2003, killing twelve people and injuring 150 in Marriott Hotel, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.


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3 years ago

Sunday 17th of August 2014

298 die in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Boeing 777-200ER crash in Hrabove, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.

The plane was shot down pro-Russian rebels with a Buk surface-to-air missile during the Donbass insurgency.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

32nd year - N° 228 Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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32nd year - N° 228 Wednesday, 16 August 2017

16 August / Today's 20 Events:
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129 years ago His Valuable Brain Tonic Didn't Help

Thursday 16th of August 1888

Pharmacist John Stith Pemberton known for inventing Coca Cola dies of stomach cancer at the age of 57 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


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129 years ago

Thursday 16th of August 1888

Man of Action Thomas Edward Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia is born in Gorphwysfa, Tremadog, Wales, United Kingdom.


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123 years ago

Thursday 16th of August 1894

Anarchist and assassin Sante Geronimo Caserio is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 21 in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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118 years ago

Wednesday 16th of August 1899

Chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen known for development of the Bunsen burner dies of natural causes at the age of 88 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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105 years ago

Friday 16th of August 1912

Murderess Virginia Christian is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 17 in Virginia State Penitentiary, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

Christian was the only female juvenile executed by the electric chair.


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97 years ago

Monday 16th of August 1920

Poet and writer Charles Henry Bukowski, originally Heinrich Karl Bukowski aka Hank is born in Aktienstraße 12, Andernach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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91 years ago

Monday 16th of August 1926

Mary Nesbitt is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Oakland, California, United States.


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89 years ago

Thursday 16th of August 1928

37-year-old Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder is arrested in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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72 years ago

Thursday 16th of August 1945

Admiral Takijirō Ōnishi aka The Father of the Kamikaze commits suicide by Seppuku at the age of 54 in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

Ōnishi did not use a kaishakunin (second), and died of self-inflicted injuries over a period of 15 hours.


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69 years ago

Monday 16th of August 1948

Baseball player George Herman Ruth aka Babe Ruth aka The Sultan of Swat dies of nasopharyngeal carcinoma at the age of 53 in Memorial Hospital for Cancer, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


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67 years ago

Wednesday 16th of August 1950

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Petra Schelm is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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67 years ago

Wednesday 16th of August 1950

Serial killer Jack Johann Unterweger aka Jack the Writer aka Der Häfenpoet aka The Pug Dumper is born in Judenburg, Steiermark, Austria.


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61 years ago He Stayed in His Coffin

Thursday 16th of August 1956

Actor Bela Lugosi, originally Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó known for portraying Count Dracula dies of a heart attack at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Per request of his son George and fifth wife Hope Lininger, Lugosi was buried wearing one of the Dracula Cape costumes.


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52 years ago He Was Burning Down the House

Monday 16th of August 1965

30-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker sets fire to the first floor of a building he owns, collecting $11.000 on insurance in 2039 East Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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48 years ago They Played Grand Auto Theft

Saturday 16th of August 1969

35-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson, originally no name Maddox known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is arrested in a police-raid on suspicion of leading a major auto theft ring that had been stealing Volkswagens and converting them into dune buggies in Spahn Ranch, 12000 Santa Susana Pass Road, Chatsworth, California, United States.

21 other Manson Family members were also arrested but released after a couple of days due to a warrant misdate.


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42 years ago He Carried Common Household Items

Saturday 16th of August 1975

29-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is arrested and charged with 'attempting to evade a police-officer' in Granger, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Noting that the Volkswagen's front passenger seat was missing the police officer searched Bundy's car and found a ski mask, a second mask fashioned from pantyhose, a crowbar, handcuffs, trash bags, a coil of rope, an ice pick, and other items initially assumed to be burglary tools. Bundy explained that the ski mask was for skiing, he had found the handcuffs in a dumpster and the rest were common household items.


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40 years ago He Left the Building for Good

Tuesday 16th of August 1977

Singer and actor Elvis Aaron Presley aka The King of Rock and Roll dies of cardiac arrhythmia due to polypharmacy at the age of 42 in Graceland, 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Whitehaven, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


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40 years ago

Tuesday 16th of August 1977

Bartholomeus Bruyn's 'Portrait', Lucas Cranach the Elder's 'Portrait of Martin Luther and his wife Katharina von Bora' and several more paintings are attacked with acid by 40-year-old Art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Niedersächsischen Landesmuseum, Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 16th of August 2003

Passengers in the back of a crowded pick-up truck aka public transport staring at a weird white guy in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.


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14 years ago

Saturday 16th of August 2003

58-year-old Artist Jörg Immendorff is caught with seven prostitutes (and four more on the way) and 10 grams of cocaïne in a Versace ashtrey in the luxury suite in Steigenberger Parkhotel, Königsallee 1a, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Immendorf explained it as an act of 'orientalism'.