Wednesday, May 24, 2017

32nd year - N° 144 Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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32nd year - N° 144 Wednesday, 24 May 2017

24 May / Today's 29 Events:
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523 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 1494

Painter Jacopo Pontormo, originally Jacopo Carucci is born in Pontorme, Toscana, Italy.


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474 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1543

Mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus dies of a stroke at the age of 70 in Frombork, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland.


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331 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1686

Physicist, engineer and glass blower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit is born in Hundegasse 32A, Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.


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274 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1743

Activist during the French Revolution Jean-Paul Marat is born in Boudry, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


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198 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1819

Queen Alexandrina Victoria is born in Kensington Palace, Kensington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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118 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 1899

Poet, writer and painter Henri Michaux is born in Namur, Namur, Belgium.


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108 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1909

Dentist Philip Blaiberg is born in Uniondale, Cape Province, South Africa.


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100 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 1917

Dentist and murderer Arthur Warren Waite aka The Playboy Poisoner is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 28 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

He poisoned his mother-in-law Hannah Peck and his father-in-law John E. Peck with germs of diphtheria and tuberculosis between 30 January and 12 March 1916.


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87 years ago

Saturday 24th of May 1930

47-year-old Serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf is arrested in Mettmanner Straße, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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82 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1935

Murderer Tellie McQuate aka Thomas Jones is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Folsom State Prison, Represa, Folsom, California, United States.

McQuate killed and dismembered wealthy eccentric 74-year-old Ella Straw on 8 October 1933 in San Diego.


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77 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1940

Poet Joseph Brodsky, originally Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky is born in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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76 years ago

Saturday 24th of May 1941

Musician Bob Dylan, originally Robert Allen Zimmerman is born in St. Mary's Hospital, 400 E 3rd Street, Duluth, Minnesota, United States.


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72 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 1945

Priscilla Presley, originally Priscilla Ann Wagner is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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63 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1954

Murderer Arthur Martin Ross is born in Ohio, United States.


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61 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 1956

Mass murderer Steven Timothy Judy is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.


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45 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 1972

Actress Asta Sofie Amalie Nielsen aka Die Asta dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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45 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 1972

Car bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe 'Kommando 15. Juli' - death of Petra Schelm - in Seventh United States Army Headquarters, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Captain Clyde R. Bonner, specialist Ronald A. Woodward and specialist Charles L. Peck are killed by the blast.


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43 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1974

Bandleader and composer Duke Edward Kennedy Ellington dies of lung cancer and pneumonia at the age of 75 in New York City, New York, United States.


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42 years ago

Saturday 24th of May 1975

Spree killer Russell Lee Smith commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 28 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.

On the same day he killed his 16-year-old girlfriend Joan Marie Gatewood and 25-year-old Paulette Couch, he also wounded 27-year-old James Bailey, 38-year-old Charles Baltozer, 38-year-old Carole Baltozer, 17-year-old Charles Baltozer Jr., 6-year-old Heather Baltozer, 28-year-old George Christopherson, 27-year-old Ocie Curry, 29-year-old Joseph Pickett and 19-year-old Ann Wenclewicz.


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35 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1982

Kidnap victim Suzanne Wagner escapes after being held imprisoned as a sex-slave for over a year by sex researcher Dr. Ulrich Kochwald in Regensburg, Bayern, Germany.


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34 years ago

Tuesday 24th of May 1983

Model and actress Seung-yeon Woo is born in Seoel, Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea.


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32 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1985

Serial killer Michael Wolter aka Der Neu-Isenburger Frauenmörder is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of six young women in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.


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30 years ago

Sunday 24th of May 1987

Almost a million people attempt to walk from each side over the Golden Gate Bridge on it's 50th anniversary in Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, United States.

The celebration attracted 750.000 to 1.000.000 people, and ineffective crowd control meant the bridge became congested with roughly 300.000 people, causing the center span of the bridge to flatten out under the weight.


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28 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 1989

Murderer Stephen McCoy is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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26 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1991

Anthony Hughes is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Hughes was strangled and his body left on Dahmer's bedroom floor for three days before being dismembered, with Dahmer photographing the dismemberment process. At his trial Dahmer said Hughes lost his life due to the "foreseeable but unintended consequences of the drilling technique."


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17 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 2000

Murderer Richard Donald Foster is executed by lethal injection at the age of 48 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Foster's last words were "I'll see you when you get there, okay?'' to his cousin who witnessed the execution.


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11 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 2006

Double murderer Jesus Ledesma 'Chuy' Aguilar is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Aguilar's last meal was a full meal of enchiladas. Family members of the victims were outraged at the final words, a 'shout-out' to his fellow Texas Syndicate prison gang members which came in a mixture of Spanish and English. Huntsville Unit Warden Charles O'Reilly silently requested the start of the lethal dosage, cutting off Aguilar's speech.


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10 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 2007

Murderer Christopher J. Newton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

His final meal request was of steak, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, feta cheese, a soft drink, cake and watermelon. Newton weighed 265 pounds and his veins were very difficult to locate. It took over two hours and 10 attempts before the execution was completed. It took so long that Newton was given a bathroom break.


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7 years ago

Monday 24th of May 2010

41-year-old Serial killer Stephen Shaun Griffiths aka The Crossbow Cannibal is arrested after a CCTV camera caught him shooting 36-year-old prostitute Suzanne Blamires in the head with a crossbow in Holmfield Courtflats, Thornton Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Parts of Blamires's body were found in the river Aire in Shipley on 25 May 2010.


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.