Tuesday, April 18, 2017

32nd year - N° 108 Tuesday, 18 April 2017

32nd year - N° 108 Tuesday, 18 April 2017

18 April / Today's 11 Events:
537 years ago

Sunday 18th of April 1480

Duchess of Bisceglie, Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Princess of Salerno and femme fatale Lucrezia Borgia is born in Subiaco, Lazio, Italy.

160 years ago

Saturday 18th of April 1857

Lawyer Clarence Seward Darrow is born in Kinsman Township, Ohio, United States.

93 years ago

Friday 18th of April 1924

19-year-old Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess marries Dr. William C. Judd in Free Methodist Church, 4002 N 18th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

76 years ago

Friday 18th of April 1941

The body of 59-year-old Writer Virginia Adeline Stephen Woolf is found in River Ouse, Rodmell, Sussex, United Kingdom.

Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home and drowned herself on 28 March 1941.

70 years ago He Was Most Likely to Succeed

Friday 18th of April 1947

Serial killer Herbert William Mullin aka The Hippie Killer is born in Salinas, California, United States.

70 years ago

Friday 18th of April 1947

Feminist punk poet Kathy Acker, originally Karen Lehmann is born in New York City, New York, United States.

62 years ago

Monday 18th of April 1955

Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein dies of the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the age of 76 in Princeton Hospital, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Einstein refused surgery, saying: "I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly."

60 years ago

Thursday 18th of April 1957

54-year-old Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is declared "hopeless and incurable both mentally and physically" and committed in Matteawan Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Beacon, New York, United States.

Expected to live only a few weeks due to his advanced tuberculosis Metesky had to be carried into the hospital. After a year and a half of treatment, his health had improved, and a newspaper article written fourteen years later described the 68-year-old Metesky as "vigorous and healthy looking".

42 years ago

Friday 18th of April 1975

48-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is found guilty on four counts of sodomy and indecent liberties in the attack of Jerri Billings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

32 years ago

Thursday 18th of April 1985

Spree killer James Dyral Briley is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 29 in Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Boydton, Virginia, United States.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 18th of April 2005

Modes of construction for (re)building a museum in Museum of Modern Art, ul Aksakovskaya 12, Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.

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