Sunday, May 7, 2017

32nd year - N° 127 Sunday, 7 May 2017

32nd year - N° 127 Sunday, 7 May 2017

7 May / Today's 18 Events:
269 years ago

Tuesday 7th of May 1748

Feminist, activist, playwright and abolitionist Olympe de Gouges, originally Marie Gouze is born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France.

193 years ago

Friday 7th of May 1824

The Symphony No. 9 in D minor by 54-year-old Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is premiered in Theater am Kärntnertor, Wien, Wien, Austria.

This was Beethoven's first on-stage appearance in 12 years; the hall was packed with an eager audience and a number of musicians. The whole audience acclaimed Beethoven through standing ovations five times; there were handkerchiefs in the air, hats, raised hands, so that Beethoven, who could not hear the applause, could at least see the ovation gestures.

125 years ago

Saturday 7th of May 1892

Yugoslav statesman Josip Broz Tito is born in Muzeja Staro Selo, Kumrovec, Hrvatsko Zagorje, Austria-Hungary.

121 years ago

Thursday 7th of May 1896

Serial killer Henry Howard Holmes, originally Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor is executed by hanging at the age of 35 in Moyamensing Prison, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Holmes' neck did not snap; he instead was strangled to death slowly, twitching over 15 minutes before being pronounced dead 20 minutes after the trap had been sprung.

116 years ago

Tuesday 7th of May 1901

Actor Gary Cooper, originally Frank James Cooper is born in 730 Eleventh Avenue, Helena, Montana, United States.

102 years ago

Friday 7th of May 1915

1.198 die in RMS Lusitania ocean liner sinking in Old Head of Kinsale, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.

The RMS Lusitania was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 and sank in 20 minutes.

98 years ago

Wednesday 7th of May 1919

Spiritual Leader of the Nation of Argentina Eva María Duarte de Perón aka Evita is born in Casa Natal Eva Perón, Los Toldos, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

80 years ago He Got Off Here

Friday 7th of May 1937

World War I veteran Harold B. Wobber commits suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge at the age of 47 in Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, United States.

During a stroll on the walkway Wobber took off his coat and vest, threw them to a passer-by and declared "This is where I get off. I'm going to jump." After his death newspapers reported Wobber was a victim of shell shock and had been under mental health treatment. It was the first suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge, just a little over three months past its opening.

75 years ago

Thursday 7th of May 1942

An unidentified male headless body is fished out of the Seine and presumed to be the first victim of 45-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer in Saint-Ouen, Île-de-France, France.

69 years ago

Friday 7th of May 1948

Member of the 'Manson Family' Susan Denise Atkins aka Sadie Mae Glutz is born in San Gabriel, California, United States.

50 years ago

Sunday 7th of May 1967

Mass murderer Martin Bryant is born in Lenah Valley, Tasmania, Australia.

49 years ago

Tuesday 7th of May 1968

Underage pornographic actress, model and singer Traci Lords, originally Nora Louise Kuzma is born in Steubenville, Ohio, United States.

43 years ago

Tuesday 7th of May 1974

28-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Velvet Water' in School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

35 years ago

Friday 7th of May 1982

53-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is discharged in Mental Health Institute, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States.

33 years ago

Monday 7th of May 1984

The body of 22-year-old Victim of Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer David M. Block is found in Crawford Road, South R 173, Zion, United States.

Block was beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer on 30 December 1982.

16 years ago

Monday 7th of May 2001

72-year-old Great Train Robber Ronnie Ronald Arthur Biggs returns voluntarily to Britain after being on the run for 25 years in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 7th of May 2004

An installation with two movies by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK and music by Mauro Pawlowski in the 'Mariages' series in ModeMuseum, Nationalestraat 28, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

5 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 7th of May 2012

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK on the Prime Meridian in Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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