Thursday, May 22, 2014

29th year - N° 142 Thursday, 22 May 2014

29th year - N° 142 Thursday, 22 May 2014

22 May / Today's 9 Events:
100 years ago He Was Teleported from Saturn

Friday 22nd of May 1914

Musician Sun Ra, originally Herman Poole Blount, legally Le Sony'r Ra is born in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

99 years ago

Saturday 22nd of May 1915

226 die in five train collision and fire in Quintinshill, Gretna Green, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Those killed were mainly Territorial soldiers from the Royal Scots 1/7th (Leith) Battalion heading for Gallipoli.

72 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1942

Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber is born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States.

47 years ago

Monday 22nd of May 1967

323 die in L'Innovation department store fire in L'Innovation, Rue Neuve, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

The fire inspired Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin to burn down warehouses in Germany as a protest against the war in Vietnam.

46 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of May 1968

99 die in USS Scorpion (SSN-589) nuclear submarine shipwreck in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Scorpion contained highly sophisticated spy gear and spy manuals, two nuclear-tipped torpedoes, and a nuclear propulsion system. The boat was officially declared 'lost' on 5 June 1968. End October 1968 the wreck was discovered in more than 3.000m of water.

22 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1992

Murder plotter Robert Black is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Black hired John Wayne Hearn to kill his wife Sandra.

22 years ago

Friday 22nd of May 1992

67-year-old Television host Johnny Carson known for ‘The Tonight Show’ presents his last show on NBC in Hollywood, California, United States.

For the last time America heard "Heeeeeeere's Johnny!".

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 22nd of May 1999

Two men discussing at the opening of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK's exhibition at Barbara Thumm Gallery in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

4 years ago

Saturday 22nd of May 2010

158 die in Air India Express Boeing 737-800 Flight 812 crash in Mangalore International Airport, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

There were 8 survivors.

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