29th year - N° 49 Tuesday, 18 February 2014
18 February / Today's 6 Events:
468 years ago
Tuesday 18th of February 1546
Theologian and church reformer Martin Luther dies of an apoplectic stroke at the age of 63 in Martin Luthers Geburtshaus, Lutherstraße 16, Eisleben, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.
93 years ago
Friday 18th of February 1921
Self-proclaimed Emperor of Central Africa Jean-Bédel Bokassa is born in Bobangui, Ubangi-Shari, French Equatorial Africa.
53 years ago
Saturday 18th of February 1961
36-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey assaults an unidentified 12-year-old boy in Vingtaine du Mont Cochon, Saint Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom.
47 years ago
Saturday 18th of February 1967
Theoretical physicist Robert Julius Oppenheimer aka The Father of the Atomic Bomb dies of throat cancer at the age of 63 in Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey, United States.
Oppenheimer was diagnosed with throat cancer in late 1965 and underwent unsuccessful radiation treatment and chemotherapy. He fell into a coma on 15 February 1967.
44 years ago
Wednesday 18th of February 1970
81 die in train derailment in Langa Langa, Benue, Nigeria.
42 years ago He Went to Bed Early
Friday 18th of February 1972
26-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden starts his performance 'Bed Piece' in Market Street, Venice, California, United States.
Burden did not speak to anyone during the performance but the curator Josh Young provided him with water, food, and toilet facilities without being asked. 'Bed Piece' lasted until 10 March 1972.