Tuesday, July 25, 2017

32nd year - N° 206 Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 206 Tuesday, 25 July 2017

25 July / Today's 13 Events:
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220 years ago He Wanted to Get Rid of this Useless Piece of Flesh

Tuesday 25th of July 1797

39-year-old Admiral Horatio Nelson aka 1st Viscount Nelson loses his right arm in the battle during a failed siege and conquest in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain.

The surgeon had been warned of the contingency and got his instruments ready. Nelson was cited as saying, as he pointed to his right arm "Doctor, I want to get rid of this useless piece of flesh here". Nelson's operation was quick and aseptic. The limb was thrown over board despite the admiral's wish to keep it.


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123 years ago

Wednesday 25th of July 1894

Assassin Gavrilo Princip aka The Teenager who Changed the World known for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is born in Obljaj, Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia.


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112 years ago

Tuesday 25th of July 1905

Writer Elias Canetti is born in Ruse, Rusenska Oblast, Bulgaria.


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108 years ago

Sunday 25th of July 1909

37-year-old Aviation pioneer Louis Charles Joseph Blériot becomes the first man to fly from Calais, France across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft in Northfall Meadow, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.

Blériot won the prize of £1,000 offered by the Daily Mail newspaper.


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102 years ago

Sunday 25th of July 1915

Murderer Donald Harry Fearn is born in Red Cloud, Nebraska, United States.


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91 years ago

Sunday 25th of July 1926

29-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is elected as mayor in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, Yonne, France.


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85 years ago

Monday 25th of July 1932

Naturalist writer Cyriel Cyrillus Gustave Emile Buysse dies of natural causes at the age of 73 in Afsnee, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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58 years ago

Saturday 25th of July 1959

Serial killer Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko aka The Terminator aka Citizen O is born in Lasky, Zhytomyr Oblast, Russia.


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39 years ago

Tuesday 25th of July 1978

First in-vitro baby Louise Joy Brown is born in Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


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37 years ago

Friday 25th of July 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 3' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I have filled a plate with petrol and held my head above it until all the petrol had evaporated.


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31 years ago

Friday 25th of July 1986

33-year-old Serial killer Bobbie Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist is sentenced to death for the Michelle Simms murder in Tampa, Florida, United States.



12 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 25th of July 2005

The rusty gate of what seemed like the ideal hide-out for mafia gangsters to keep and torture kidnap victims in Porto San Giorgio, Marche, Italy.


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1 years ago The Lily Garden Turned Red

Monday 25th of July 2016

26-year-old Mass murderer Satoshi Uematsu known for the Sagamihara stabbings stabs 19 mentally disabled people from 18 to 70 years old to death in a residential care center in Tsukui Yamayuri En, Sagamihara, Kantō, Japan.

Another 26 patients were injured. Uematsu turned himself in at the Tsukui Police Station two hours after the incident with a bag of multiple kitchen knives and other bloodstained sharp tools.


Monday, July 24, 2017

32nd year - N° 205 Monday, 24 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 205 Monday, 24 July 2017

24 July / Today's 10 Events:
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282 years ago

Sunday 24th of July 1735

Murderess Patience Boston is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Falmouth, Maine, United States.


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215 years ago

Saturday 24th of July 1802

Writer Alexandre Dumas, originally Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie known for Les Trois Mousquetaires is born in Villers-Cotterêts, Picardie, France.


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155 years ago

Thursday 24th of July 1862

8th President of the United States Martin Van Buren dies of bronchial asthma and heart failure at the age of 80 in Lindenwald, Kinderhook, New York, United States.


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153 years ago

Sunday 24th of July 1864

Playwright Frank Benjamin Franklin Wedekind is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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120 years ago

Saturday 24th of July 1897

Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart is born in Atchison, Kansas, United States.


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108 years ago

Saturday 24th of July 1909

Serial killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer is born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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76 years ago

Thursday 24th of July 1941

29-year-old Serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder is sentenced to death in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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73 years ago

Monday 24th of July 1944

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Jan-Carl Raspe is born in Seefeld, Tirol, Austria.


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37 years ago

Thursday 24th of July 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 2' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I was laying on the floor in an empty room and let and icecube melt on my naked chest.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 24th of July 2003

Originally built for its researchers and scientists to study above-ground flora and fauna more effectively, the Canopy Walkway is opened to public whereby visitors will literally feel like they are hovering above the forest grounds, taking in views and landscapes that is unbeknown to the eye at ground level. The idea of walking at 'tree level' may be disorienting to some at first but it is certainly a spectacle that should not be missed out on in Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

32nd year - N° 204 Sunday, 23 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 204 Sunday, 23 July 2017

23 July / Today's 13 Events:
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242 years ago

Sunday 23rd of July 1775

Criminal and criminalist Eugène François Vidocq known for founding the first known private detective agency is born in 222 Rue du Mirroir-de-Venise, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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129 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1888

Writer Raymond Thornton Chandler is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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112 years ago

Sunday 23rd of July 1905

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Heinrich Struß is born in Egestorf, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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89 years ago He Took the Exit

Monday 23rd of July 1928

Writer Hubert Selby known for Last Exit to Brooklyn is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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75 years ago

Thursday 23rd of July 1942

Serial killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers (with Ian Brady) is born in Gorton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


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66 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1951

General Philippe Henri Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain dies of natural causes at the age of 95 in Fort de Pierre-Levée, Île d'Yeu, Pays de la Loire, France.

In February 1973 Pétain's coffin was stolen from the Île d'Yeu cemetery by extremists who demanded that President Georges Pompidou consent to his interment in the Douaumont cemetery among the war dead. Authorities retrieved the coffin a few days later and Pétain was ceremoniously reburied with a Presidential wreath on his coffin, but on the Île d'Yeu as before.


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63 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1954

Writer, sex educator, former prostitute, feminist stripper and pornographic actress Annie Sprinkle, originally Ellen F. Steinberg is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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51 years ago

Saturday 23rd of July 1966

Actor Montgomery Edward 'Monty' Clift dies of occlusive coronary artery disease at the age of 46 in 217 East 61st Street, New York, New York, United States.


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44 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1973

White House intern Monica Lewinsky aka The Woman with Whom President Bill Clinton Did not Have Sexual Relations is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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35 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1982

48-year-old Mass murderer James Urban Ruppert has a review of his trial in Findlay, Ohio, United States.

A 3-judge panel found Ruppert guilty of first degree murder in the case of his mother and brother but this time, they found him not guilty on the other 9 counts of murder by reason of insanity. He received life sentences for each of the two charges to be served consecutively rather than concurrently.



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28 years ago He Wanted a Close-up

Sunday 23rd of July 1989

27-year-old Serial killer, cannibal and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer is arrested in Hachioji, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

Miyazaki attempted to insert a zoom lens into the vagina of a grade school–aged girl in a park near her home and was apprehended by the girl's father. After fleeing naked on foot Miyazaki eventually returned to the park to retrieve his Toyota car whereupon he was arrested by police who had responded to a call by the grandfather. A search of Miyazaki's two-room bungalow turned up a collection of 5.763 videotapes, some containing anime and slasher films. Interspersed among them was video footage and pictures of his victims.


11 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 23rd of July 2006

The wound on my chest after performing 'He Just Wanted to Play in his Bath Tube and Put a Finger in his Ass' in Vilma Gold Gallery, Schlesische Straße 26, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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3 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Double murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood is executed by lethal injection at the age of 56 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

Wood was executed with a combination of midazolam and hydromorphone. The execution began at 1:52 p.m. and ended at 3:49 p.m. when Wood was pronounced dead. Wood gasped and snorted for well over an hour, and a media witness compared Wood's breathing to a "fish gulping for air". An Associated Press reporter said Wood gasped more than 600 times.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

32nd year - N° 203 Saturday, 22 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 203 Saturday, 22 July 2017

22 July / Today's 12 Events:
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217 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of July 1800

Christian mystic and visionary Jakob Lorber aka Der Schreibknecht Gottes is born in Kanischa, Spodnja Štajerska, Slovenia.


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173 years ago His Worth Was a Binder

Monday 22nd of July 1844

Oxford don William Archibald Spooner known for Spoonerism is born in 17 Chapel Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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135 years ago

Saturday 22nd of July 1882

Artist Edward Hopper is born in 82 N Broadway, Nyack, New York, United States.


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131 years ago

Thursday 22nd of July 1886

Victim of Karl Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof Marie Nitschke is born in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.


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128 years ago

Monday 22nd of July 1889

Film director James Whale known for Frankenstein is born in Dudley, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.


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124 years ago

Saturday 22nd of July 1893

Psychiatrist Karl Augustus Menninger is born in Topeka, Kansas, United States.


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83 years ago

Sunday 22nd of July 1934

Bank robber John Herbert Dillinger is supposedly shot dead by Melvin Purvis at the age of 31 in Biograph Theater, 2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Dillinger was struck four times, with two bullets grazing him, one cut a superficial hole in his right side, and the fatal shot - which entered Dillinger through the back of his neck, severed his spinal cord and tore through his brain before exiting out the front of his head just under his right eye, severing two sets of veins and arteries. An ambulance was summoned though it was clear Dillinger had quickly died from his gunshot wounds. At 10:50 p.m. Dillinger was pronounced dead at Alexian Brothers Hospital. He died without saying a word. There were reports of people dipping their handkerchiefs and skirts into the blood pool that had formed.In 'The Dillinger Dossier' author Jay Robert Nash maintains that Dillinger escaped death at the Biograph Theater simply by not being there. In his stead was a 'Jimmy Lawrence', a local Chicago petty criminal whose appearance was similar to Dillinger's.


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78 years ago

Saturday 22nd of July 1939

Actor Terence Henry Stamp is born in Stepney, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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37 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of July 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 1' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I have cut my hair and thrown it in the sink. Then I have made a cut on the inside of my elbow with a razorblade and let the blood run down off my arm onto the cut-off hair.


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26 years ago He Should Be Dead for What He Did

Monday 22nd of July 1991

31-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is arrested in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Two Milwaukee police officers were flagged down by Tracy Edwards at the corner of North 25th Street. The officers noted Edwards had a handcuff attached to his wrist whereupon Edwards explained to the officers that a 'freak' had placed the handcuffs upon him. When the officers and Edwards arrived at Apartment 213, Dahmer invited the trio inside and acknowledged he had indeed placed the handcuffs upon Edwards. In the bedroom, officer Rolf Mueller noted there was a large knife beneath the bed; he also saw an open drawer which, upon closer inspection, contained scores of Polaroid pictures - many of which were of human bodies in various stages of dismemberment. Mueller noted the decor indicated they had been taken in the very apartment in which they were standing. He walked into the living room to show them to his partner, uttering the words, "These are for real."


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11 years ago

Saturday 22nd of July 2006

47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'He Just Wanted to Play in his Bath Tube and Put a Finger in his Ass' in Vilma Gold Gallery, Schlesische Straße 26, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

During a live video-performance by artist Brock Enright the audience was encouraged to react to notes he wrote before a camera from his New York bathroom. He smeared ketchup all over himself and tried to provoke some violence from the audience. After a while I stepped in front of the camera and told him I wanted real blood. He kept provoking and wrote "I'm scared". I took a shard of glass from the floor and cut my chest until blood streamed down, put my shirt back on and left.


11 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 22nd of July 2006

The grave of Ulrike Marie Meinhof in Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof III, Eisenacher Straße 61, Mariendorf, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


Friday, July 21, 2017

32nd year - N° 202 Friday, 21 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 202 Friday, 21 July 2017

21 July / Today's 14 Events:
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603 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1414

212th Pope Sixtus IV, originally Francesco della Rovere known for building the Sistine Chapel is born in Celle Ligure, Liguria, Italy.


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201 years ago His Birth Wasn't World News

Sunday 21st of July 1816

Journalist, entrepreneur and pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter, originally Israel Beer Josafat is born in Kassel, Hessen, Germany.


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172 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1845

Cousin and first wife of Jesse James Zerelda Amanda Mimms is born in Logan, Kentucky, United States.


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144 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1873

26-year-old Outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer Jesse Woodson James performs the first train robbery by derailing the Rock Island train in Adair, Iowa, United States.

James managed to steal approximately $ 3,000.


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119 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1898

Writer Ernest Miller Hemingway is born in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.


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113 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1904

35-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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106 years ago

Friday 21st of July 1911

Philosopher Marshall Herbert McLuhan known for “the medium is the message” is born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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89 years ago

Saturday 21st of July 1928

58-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is arrested for grand larceny in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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69 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1948

Painter Arshile Gorky, originally Vostanik Manuk Adoian commits suicide by hanging at the age of 44 in Sherman, Connecticut, United States.

Gorky had undergone a cancer operation and was involved in a car crash in which he broke his neck. His wife left him and several of his works of art were destroyed in a studio fire.


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46 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1971

Photographer Lee Elizabeth Miller aka Lady Penrose dies of cancer at the age of 64 in Farley Farm House, Chiddingly, East Sussex, United Kingdom.


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41 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1976

36-year-old Double murderer Gary Mark Gilmore aka The Executioner's Song is arrested in Provo, Utah, United States.

Gilmore's cousin Brenda turned him in to police shortly after he phoned her asking for bandages and painkillers for the injury to his hand. The day before, while disposing of the .22 caliber pistol he used in his murders, Gilmore accidentally shot himself in his right hand.


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21 years ago

Sunday 21st of July 1996

Martine Bohn is abducted by unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.

Bohn's breastless torso was found a couple of days later in the river La Hayne, her legs and arms in March 1997.


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18 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1999

Mass murderer Zhao Lianrong is executed by a shot in the back of the head at the age of 36 in Beijing, Hebei, China.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 21st of July 2003

Two men waiting for a burst of tropical rain to stop in Empire Hotel, Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.