Tuesday, March 4, 2014

29th year - N° 63 Tuesday, 4 March 2014

29th year - N° 63 Tuesday, 4 March 2014

4 March / Today's 3 Events:
54 years ago

Friday 4th of March 1960

100 die in La Coubre freighter explosion in Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.

The 4.310-ton French vessel was carrying 76 tons of Belgian munitions from the port of Antwerpen. Thirty minutes after the first explosion, while hundreds of people were involved in a FAR-organized operation to rescue victims and secure the ship, a second even more powerful explosion occurred, resulting in many further fatalities. At the time of the explosion, Che Guevara was in a meeting in the INRA building nearby. The explosion is often attributed to the CIA who wished to overthrow the new government of Fidel Castro.

20 years ago

Friday 4th of March 1994

27-year-old Musician Kurt Donald Cobain aka The Pope of Grunge is found in a coma due to a suicidal cocktail of Rohypnol and champagne by his wife Courtney Love in Westin Excelsior Hotel Suite 541, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Cobain was immediately rushed to the hospital, and spent the rest of the day unconscious. After five days in the hospital he was released and returned to Seattle. Courtney Love later stated that the incident was Cobain's first suicide attempt.

7 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 4th of March 2007

Spring on our rooftop terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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