Wednesday, April 9, 2014

29th year - N° 99 Wednesday, 9 April 2014

29th year - N° 99 Wednesday, 9 April 2014

9 April / Today's 5 Events:
270 years ago

Thursday 9th of April 1744

Wife of a fishmonger Grace Pett dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion at the age of 60 in St. Clement, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

Pett's body was on the floor, her head against the grate of the fireplace, her torso stretched across the hearth, and her legs on the wood floor, and it was described as "appearing like a Block of Wood burning with a glowing Fire without Flame." Her daughter poured two bowls of water on the body to quench the smolder, which produced a thick and noxious smoke as her neighbours arrived to help. Pett's death is one of the earliest published accounts of a strange fire death being attributed to an internal source of ignition.

193 years ago

Monday 9th of April 1821

Poet and art critic Charles Pierre Baudelaire known for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ is born in 13 Rue Hautefeuille, VIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

184 years ago They didn't Take His Motion-Picture

Friday 9th of April 1830

Photographer Eadweard James Muybridge is born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom.

78 years ago She Wasn't SCUM

Thursday 9th of April 1936

Radical feminist writer Valerie Jean Solanas known for shooting Andy Warhol is born in Ventnor City, New Jersey, United States.

9 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 9th of April 2005

The stage for a Club Moral performance in 't Ol van Pluto, Stene 14, Sint-Maria-Horebeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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