Sunday, May 14, 2017

32nd year - N° 134 Sunday, 14 May 2017

32nd year - N° 134 Sunday, 14 May 2017

14 May / Today's 19 Events:
185 years ago

Monday 14th of May 1832

Burglar and murderer Charles Frederick Peace aka The Murderous Musician is born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

161 years ago

Wednesday 14th of May 1856

Start of the trial against 32-year-old Serial poisoner William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

149 years ago

Thursday 14th of May 1868

Magnus Hirschfeld is born in Kołobrzeg, Województwo Zachodniopomorskie, Poland.

120 years ago

Friday 14th of May 1897

Musician Sidney Bechet is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

105 years ago

Tuesday 14th of May 1912

Writer August Johan Strindberg dies of pneumonia and stomach cancer at the age of 63 in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.

87 years ago

Wednesday 14th of May 1930

Maria Budlick aka Maria Butlies is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

She survived.

86 years ago He Was Laying in a Room

Thursday 14th of May 1931

Composer Alvin Lucier is born in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States.

82 years ago

Tuesday 14th of May 1935

Magnus Hirschfeld dies of a heart attack at the age of 67 in Gloria Mansions I, 63 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

81 years ago He Was His Sister's Mandarin Duck

Thursday 14th of May 1936

Singer-songwriter Bobby Darin, originally Walden Robert Cassotto aka The Dream Lover is born in East Harlem, New York, New York, United States.

Darin was reared by his maternal grandmother Vivian Fern Walden aka Polly who he thought was his mother. Darin's birth mother Vanina Juliette 'Nina' Cassotto became pregnant with him in the summer of 1935 when she was 17. Presumably because of the scandalous nature of out-of-wedlock pregnancies in that era Nina and her mother hatched a plan to pass the baby off as her parents' child and for Nina to be passed off as his older sister. He allegedly chose the name < strong>Darin because he had seen a malfunctioning electrical sign at a Chinese restaurant reading "DARIN DUCK" rather than "MANDARIN DUCK".

77 years ago

Tuesday 14th of May 1940

Anarchist and feminist Emma Goldman dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 71 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

65 years ago

Wednesday 14th of May 1952

Musician David Byrne is born in Dumbarton, Scotland, United Kingdom.

58 years ago The Night was a Witch

Thursday 14th of May 1959

Musician Sidney Bechet dies of lung cancer at the age of 62 in Garches, Île-de-France, France.

55 years ago

Monday 14th of May 1962

Kidnapper Wolfgang Přiklopil is born in Hainburg an der Donau, Niederösterreich, Austria.

49 years ago

Tuesday 14th of May 1968

Mr Delisse is shot in the head by serial killer Nestor Pirotte aka Le Tueur Fou in Genval, Brabant-Wallon, Belgium.

Pirotte, sentenced to death 13 years earlier, was out on parole.

47 years ago

Thursday 14th of May 1970

36-year-old Journalist and leader of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ulrike Marie Meinhof assists with Gudrun Ensslin in the escape of Andreas Baader in Deutsches Zentralinstitut für Soziale Fragen, Miquelstraße 83, Dahlem, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

By following Baader in his jump through the window Meinhof gave up her intellectual fight and went in the underground. This event marks the official foundation of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe aka Rote Armee Fraktion.

40 years ago

Saturday 14th of May 1977

Unknown Master's 'Heimkehr des Verlorenen Sohnes' is attacked with acid by 40-year-old Art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Aegidienkirche, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

33 years ago

Monday 14th of May 1984

SS Standartenführer Walter Rauff known for inventing the ‘Black Raven’ mobile gas chambers dies of lung cancer at the age of 78 in Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile.

Rauff's funeral was attended by hundreds of old Nazis.

26 years ago The Revolution Had Been Stolen

Tuesday 14th of May 1991

Actress and wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing, originally Lǐ Shūméng aka Lan Ping aka Madame Mao commits suicide by hanging in her bathroom at the age of 77 in Beijing, Hebei, China.

Qing's suicide not read "Chairman, your student and fighter is coming to see you!"

18 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 14th of May 1999

A bored man with a half empty glass in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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