Thursday, July 13, 2017

32nd year - N° 194 Thursday, 13 July 2017

32nd year - N° 194 Thursday, 13 July 2017

13 July / Today's 14 Events:
490 years ago

Wednesday 13th of July 1527

Mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and occult philosopher John Dee is born in Tower Ward, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

427 years ago

Friday 13th of July 1590

239th Pope Clemens X, originally Emilio Bonaventura Altieri is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

224 years ago

Saturday 13th of July 1793

Activist during the French Revolution Jean-Paul Marat is stabbed to death in his bath by 24-year-old Charlotte Corday at the age of 50 in Rue de Cordeliers 20, VIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Marat spent most of the time of his last three years in his bath due to dermatitis herpetiformes.

97 years ago

Tuesday 13th of July 1920

27-year-old Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See is sentenced to seven death penalties, one life sentence, ten years hard labour and several other sentences in Schwurgerichtskammer des Landgerichts III, Tegeler Weg 17-21, Moabit, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Schumann was found guilty of 34 crimes; murders, attempted murders and robberies.

81 years ago

Monday 13th of July 1936

Start of the trial against 28-year-old Serial killer and leader of the so called 'Salaligan' Sigvard Thurneman, originally Sven Emil Sigvard Nilsson aka The Doctor and his gang members Eric Hedström, Roland Abrahamsson, Herbert Jansson and Åke Lindberg in Västerås, Västmanlands Län, .

73 years ago

Thursday 13th of July 1944

Inventor and architect Ernő Rubik known for the mechanical puzzle Rubik’s Cube is born in Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary.

66 years ago

Friday 13th of July 1951

Composer Arnold Schönberg dies of heart failure at the age of 77 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Schönberg had spent the whole day in bed suffering from triskaidekaphobia. On his seventy-sixth birthday, his friend, mentor and fellow composer Oskar Adler wrote Schönberg a note warning him that the year was a critical one: 7 + 6 = 13. This stunned and depressed the composer, for up to that point he had only been wary of multiples of 13 and never considered adding the digits of his age.

63 years ago She Hoped Never to Return

Tuesday 13th of July 1954

Painter Frida Kahlo, originally Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón dies of pulmonary embolism at the age of 47 in La Casa Azul, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico.

Kahlo attempted to commit suicide a couple of times but no official autopsy was done. The last words in her diary were "I hope the leaving is joyful and I hope never to return".

62 years ago

Wednesday 13th of July 1955

Murderess Ruth Ellis is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 29 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Ellis was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom, after being convicted of the murder of her 25-year-old lover David Blakely on 10 April 1955.

36 years ago

Monday 13th of July 1981

Irish republican hunger striker Martin Edward Hurson, originally Mairtin O hUrsain dies of dehydration after 46 days of hungerstriking at the age of 25 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Hurson, replacing Brendan McLaughlin who withdrew following a perforated stomach ulcer, was the sixth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

31 years ago He Was that He Was

Sunday 13th of July 1986

Artist, writer and sound poet Brion John Clifford Gysin aka The Father of Cut-up dies of lung cancer at the age of 70 in 135 rue Saint-Martin, IVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

30 years ago

Monday 13th of July 1987

Lashkar-e-Taiba Islamist terrorist Ajmal Mohammed Amir Kasab is born in Faridkot, Punjab, Pakistan.

18 years ago

Tuesday 13th of July 1999

40-year-old Serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, originally Ángel Leoncio Reyes Recendis aka The Railroad Killer turns himself in to Immigration and Naturalization Services officials in El Paso, Texas, United States.

Reséndiz was being hunted down by the FBI for over a month.

14 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 13th of July 2003

A superb portion of beef flank in a specialty restaurant in Hong Kong, China.

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