Wednesday, August 15, 2018

33rd year - N° 227 Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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33rd year - N° 227 Wednesday, 15 August 2018

15 August / Today's 26 Events:
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249 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1769

War leader Napoléon Bonaparte, originally Napoleone di Buonaparte is born in Casa Buonaparte, Rue Saint-Charles, Ajaccio, Corsica, France.


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247 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1771

Historical novelist, playwright and poet Walter Scott is born in College Wynd, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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233 years ago

Monday 15th of August 1785

Writer Thomas Penson De Quincey is born in 86 Cross Street, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom.


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196 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1822

Wife of Edgar Allan Poe Virginia Eliza Clemm is born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


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161 years ago

Saturday 15th of August 1857

Jack the Ripper suspect Montague John Druitt is born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, United Kingdom.


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141 years ago He Had a Little Needle

Wednesday 15th of August 1877

30-year-old Inventor Thomas Alva Edison aka The Wizard of Menlo Park makes the first phonograph recording in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

Edison recorded 'Mary had a Little Lamp'.


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123 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1895

Murderess Virginia Christian is born in Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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122 years ago

Saturday 15th of August 1896

Inventor Léon Theremin, originally Lev Sergeyevich Termen is born in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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113 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1905

Nazi doctor Joachim Mrugowsky is born in Rathenow, Brandenburg, Germany.


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113 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1905

Multiple murderer Arthur Devereux is executed by hanging by Henry Pierrepoint at the age of 24 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Devereux killed his 25-year-old wife Beatrice Ellen Maud and their 2-year-old twins Evelyn and Lawrence.


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93 years ago

Saturday 15th of August 1925

Actor Mike Connors, originally Kreker J. Ohanian known for playing detective Joe Mannix is born in Fresno, California, United States.


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83 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1935

Aviation pioneer Wiley Hardeman Post dies in a plane crash at the age of 37 in Point Barrow, Alaska, United States.

Along with Wiley also 55-year-old newspaper columnist Will Rogers died in the crash.


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78 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1940

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Gudrun Ensslin is born in Bartholomä, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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74 years ago Elle Était une Jolie Poupée

Tuesday 15th of August 1944

Singer-songwriter and actress Sylvie Vartan, originally Sylvie Georges Vartanian aka La Collégienne du Twist is born in Iskrets, Sofiyska Oblast, Bulgaria.


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63 years ago

Monday 15th of August 1955

Victim of Dean Corll aka The Candyman Donald Wayne Waldrop is born in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States.


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60 years ago

Friday 15th of August 1958

Murderess Laurie Lawrencia Bembenek aka Run, Bambi, Run is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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57 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1961

19-year-old Soldier Conrad Hans Schumann aka The First Man to Jump the Berlin Wall succesfully makes his escape to the West over the Berlin Wall in Ruppiner Straße and Bernauer Straße, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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55 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1963

Murderer Henry John Burnett known for becoming the last man to be hanged in Scotland is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 21 in Craiginches, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Burnett was the last man to be hanged in Scotland.


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51 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1967

Surrealist painter René François Ghislain Magritte dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 69 in Schaerbeek, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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47 years ago

Sunday 15th of August 1971

Double murderer James Scott Porter is born in Lake Dallas, Texas, United States.


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44 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1974

Double murderer Tommie Tom Andrew Hughes is born in Dallas, Texas, United States.


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43 years ago

Friday 15th of August 1975

Olive Smelt is hit on the head and back with a hammer by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Woodside Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Smelt survived and required brain surgery.


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41 years ago He Fitted in a Suitcase

Monday 15th of August 1977

70-year-old Sicherheitspolizei commander Herbert Kappler escapes from a prison hopital in Ospedale Militare Celio, Piazza Celimontana 52, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Kappler was diagnosed with terminal cancer. His wife and qualified nurse Anneliese carried him out in a large suitcase (he weighed about 47 kg at the time) and drove him straight to Germany in a red Fiat automobile. Six months after his escape Kappler died at home.


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38 years ago They Came to Take Him Away

Friday 15th of August 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'First Aid' in Bilzen, Limburg, Belgium.

I wanted to do the performance 'Ladder-1' on the roof of a building. Just when I started I was taken down by the security-services.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 15th of August 2003

A night-ride in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.



11 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 15th of August 2007

A wooden fisherman's house on the old Schelde river in Weert, Antwerpen, Belgium.