Tuesday, October 17, 2017

32nd year - N° 290 Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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32nd year - N° 290 Tuesday, 17 October 2017

17 October / Today's 19 Events:
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188 years ago

Saturday 17th of October 1829

17-year-old Foundling Kaspar Hauser aka The Wild Child is attacked and wounded by a hooded man who also threatened him with the words "You still have to die ere you leave the city of Nürnberg" in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.


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168 years ago

Wednesday 17th of October 1849

Composer Frédéric François Chopin, originally Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin dies of tuberculosis at the age of 39 in Place Vendôme 12, Ier, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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143 years ago

Saturday 17th of October 1874

44-year-old Photographer Eadweard James Muybridge shoots Major Harry Larkyns through the heart because he was dating his 23-year-old wife Flora Shallcross Stone and might have fathered their seven-month-old son Florado in Calistoga, California, United States.

Upon finding Larkyns, Muybridge said, "Good evening, Major, my name is Muybridge and here is the answer to the letter you sent my wife" and shot him point-blank. The jury dismissed an insanity plea and acquitted the photographer on the grounds of 'justifiable homicide'.


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128 years ago

Thursday 17th of October 1889

Gangster and ex-wrestler Juanita Evelita Spinelli aka The Duchess is born in Kentucky, United States.


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125 years ago

Monday 17th of October 1892

SS-Obergruppenführer and first commander of Dachau-KZ Theodor Eicke is born in Hudingen, Lorraine, France.

Eicke was the youngest of 11 children


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119 years ago

Monday 17th of October 1898

Writer Simon Vestdijk is born in Voorstraat 61a, Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands.


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105 years ago

Thursday 17th of October 1912

263rd Pope Ioannes Paulus I, originally Albino Luciani is born in Forno di Canale, Veneto, Italy.


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102 years ago

Sunday 17th of October 1915

Playwright Arthur Asher Miller known for his play ‘Death of a Salesman’ is born in Harlem, New York, New York, United States.


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99 years ago She Was Baby Love

Thursday 17th of October 1918

Actress and pin-up model Rita Hayworth, originally Margarita Carmen Cansino aka The Love Goddess is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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97 years ago

Sunday 17th of October 1920

Actor Montgomery Edward 'Monty' Clift is born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


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87 years ago

Friday 17th of October 1930

Writer Jimmy Breslin is born in Jamaica, New York, United States.


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86 years ago

Saturday 17th of October 1931

First wife of Hermann Göring Carin Axelina Hulda Fock dies of heart failure at the age of 43 in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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84 years ago

Tuesday 17th of October 1933

Singer-songwriter Jeanine Deckers aka Sœur Sourire aka The Singing Nun is born in Laeken, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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79 years ago

Monday 17th of October 1938

Daredevil and entertainer Evel Robert Craig Knievel is born in Butte, Montana, United States.


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50 years ago

Tuesday 17th of October 1967

Last Emperor of China Aisin-Gioro Henry Puyi dies of complications from kidney cancer and heart disease at the age of 61 in Beijing, Hebei, China.


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45 years ago

Tuesday 17th of October 1972

27-year-old Serial killer Arthur John Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer is sentenced to 25 years imprisonment in Watertown, New York, United States.

Instead of standing trial for two child murders Shawcross made a plea bargain with prosecutors that allowed him to plead guilty to the murder of Karen Hill while the charges of murder for Jack Blake were dismissed. In April 1987 Shawcross was paroled and started killing again less than a year later.


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33 years ago

Wednesday 17th of October 1984

Fifth bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in C.V.P. Secretariaat, Koning Albertlaan 214, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

It was the fifth action in their Première Campagne Anti-Impérialiste d'Octobre.


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33 years ago

Wednesday 17th of October 1984

Poet, writer and painter Henri Michaux dies of unknown causes at the age of 85 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.



12 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 17th of October 2005

My mode of transport on the country roads in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.