Monday, July 10, 2017

32nd year - N° 191 Monday, 10 July 2017

32nd year - N° 191 Monday, 10 July 2017

10 July / Today's 18 Events:
161 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1856

Inventor, electrical engineer, physicist and futurist Nikola Tesla aka The Man who Invented the Twentieth Century is born in Parish Hall, Smiljan, Lika, Croatia.

151 years ago

Tuesday 10th of July 1866

Surgeon and grafting pioneer Serge Abrahamovitch Voronoff is born in Voronezh, Voronezh Oblast, Russia.

Voronoff's actual birth date is unknown, 10 July 1866 is the date of his circumcision in a synagogue.

146 years ago Il Venait à la Recherche du Temps Perdu

Monday 10th of July 1871

Writer Marcel Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Proust is born in Auteuil, Île-de-France, France.

122 years ago

Wednesday 10th of July 1895

Composer Carl Heinrich Maria Orff known for his cantata Carmina Burana is born in München, Bayern, Germany.

92 years ago He Remained Silent

Friday 10th of July 1925

31-year-old Spiritual master Meher Baba, originally Merwan Sheriar Irani aka Avatar decides to keep silent for the rest of his life in Meherabad, Maharashtra, India.

Baba was communicating first by use of chalk and slate, then by an alphabet board and later by self-styled hand gestures. In January 1927 he gave up writing with pen or pencil also.

70 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1947

Singer-songwriter Arlo Davy Guthrie is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.

59 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1958

The heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world Robert Earl Hughes dies of uremia at the age of 32 in Baylis, Illinois, United States.

At the age of six Hughes weighed about 92 kilograms (200 lb); at ten, he weighed 171 kilograms (380 lb). By the time of his death, he weighed almost half a ton.

55 years ago

Tuesday 10th of July 1962

The Telstar satellite is shot into space on top of a Thor-Delta rocket in Space Launch Complex 17, Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States.

47 years ago

Friday 10th of July 1970

30-year-old Serial rapist and killer Mike James Mitchell DeBardeleben aka The Lethal Shadow marries 18-year-old Caryn in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.

44 years ago It Was not a Ploy

Tuesday 10th of July 1973

17-year-old Playboy John Paul Getty is kidnapped in Piazza Farnese, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

A ransom note was received, demanding $17 million in exchange for Getty's safe return. When that ransom message arrived, some family members suspected the kidnapping was merely a ploy by the rebellious youngster as he had frequently joked about staging his own kidnapping to extract money from his frugal grandfather.

38 years ago

Tuesday 10th of July 1979

26-year-old Serial killer David Richard Berkowitz, originally Richard David Falco aka Son of Sam is attacked with a razor, almost cutting his throat, by an unidentified fellow-inmate in Attica Prison, Attica, New York, United States.

Berkowitz refused to identify the person(s) who had attacked him with a knife but suggested that the act was directed by the cult he once belonged to. He bears a permanent scar from the wound that took 56 stitches to close.

25 years ago

Friday 10th of July 1992

Chief executioner Albert Pierrepoint dies of natural causes at the age of 87 in Southport, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

Pierrepoint executed at least 433 men and 17 women, including some 200 Nazi war criminals.

20 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1997

52-year-old Serial killer Arthur John Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer marries his long time sweetheart Clara Neal in the visiting room in Sullivan Correctional Facility, Fallsburg, New York, United States.

Shawcross used Neal's car to pick up, have sex with, and then kill his victims. According to the institution's policy, the newlyweds will be able to enjoy conjugal visits.

17 years ago

Monday 10th of July 2000

Over 125 die in garbage dump collapse in Payatas, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 10th of July 2004

The audience warming up for our 'How Reliable is the Brain?' performance with Club Moral in Club Zero, Monheimsallee 44, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

9 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 2008

Serial killer Ahmad Suradji, originally Nasib Kelewang aka The Sorcerer is executed by the firing squad at the age of 59 in Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia.

Suradji told police that he had a dream in 1986 in which his father's ghost directed him to drink the saliva of 70 dead, young women, so that he could become a mystic healer.

3 years ago He Was Not Alive

Thursday 10th of July 2014

Conceptual artist On Kawara dies of natural causes at the age of 81 in New York City, New York, United States.

2 years ago

Friday 10th of July 2015

Actor Omar Sharif, originally Michel Demitri Chalhoub dies of a heart attack at the age of 83 in Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

In May 2015 it was reported that Sharif was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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