Friday, January 17, 2014

29th year - N° 17 Friday, 17 January 2014

29th year - N° 17 Friday, 17 January 2014

17 January / Today's 6 Events:

140 years ago
Saturday 17th of January 1874

Chang of the Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker dies of a stroke due to pneumonia, and three hours later Eng dies of fear at the age of 63 in Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States.

Connected through a 15cm thick navelstring, a doctor was summoned to perform an emergency separation, but he was too late. Dying of fear is characterised by an overfull-bladder and a lifted right testicle.

117 years ago
Sunday 17th of January 1897

Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is born in 100 Rue de Paris, Auxerre, Yonne, France.

95 years ago
Friday 17th of January 1919

460 die in Chaonia steamer shipwreck in the Strait of Messina, Italy.

The ship struck a floating mine by moonlight 40 miles off the Messina lighthouse.

64 years ago
Tuesday 17th of January 1950

11 gangsters rob $1.218.211,29 in cash, and over $1.5-million in checks, money orders and other securities in Brink's Building, 600 Commercial Street, North End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Although all of the gangsters were captured and put on trial only 58.000 Dollars were ever recovered. The rest is fabled to be hidden in the hills north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

12 years ago
Thursday 17th of January 2002

43-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Only the Lonely' at the 'Bordello' event in Oudemansstraat 13, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

In an abandoned brothel I lay on the floor in one of the back rooms. The door was slightly ajar and people could only see the performance by sticking their head inside. I made a machine with a cast of my hand that caressed my back until it bled. A cassette player played Roy Orbison’s ‘Only the Lonely’ all the time.

8 years ago
Tuesday 17th of January 2006

Triple murderer Clarence Ray Allen is executed by lethal injection at the age of 76 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

His last meal consisted of Buffalo steak and frybread as well as a bucket of KFC white-meat-only chicken, sugar-free pecan pie, sugar-free walnut ice cream and whole milk. The ice-cream was left out to thaw for one hour, which he turned into a milkshake by hand.

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