Wednesday, June 18, 2014

29th year - N° 169 Wednesday, 18 June 2014

29th year - N° 169 Wednesday, 18 June 2014

18 June / Today's 14 Events:
208 years ago

Wednesday 18th of June 1806

Poet Charlotte Stieglitz is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

117 years ago

Friday 18th of June 1897

Jean-Pierre Laurent is killed and raped by serial killer Joseph Vacher aka L'Eventreur du Sud-Est in Courzieu-la-Giraudière, Rhône-Alpes, France.

86 years ago

Monday 18th of June 1928

Explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen disappears while flying on a rescue mission for crew members of the Italia aircraft at the age of 56 in Tromsø, Troms, Norway.

Amundsen's team included Norwegian pilot Leif Dietrichson, French pilot René Guilbaud, and three more Frenchmen. It is believed that the plane crashed in fog in the Barents Sea and that Amundsen and his crew were killed in the crash, or died shortly afterward.

78 years ago

Thursday 18th of June 1936

Writer and political activist Maxim Gorky, originally Alexei Maximovich Peshkov dies of influenza at the age of 68 in Ryabushinsky Mansion, Malaya Nikitskaya Street 6, Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

Speculation has long surrounded the circumstances of Gorky's death. He was probably murdered by kampher injections and digitaline-strychnine-poisoning by members of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs.

62 years ago

Wednesday 18th of June 1952

Actress and philantropist Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

61 years ago

Thursday 18th of June 1953

129 die in United States Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II crash in Tachikawa Air Base, Tachikawa, Kantō, Japan.

51 years ago

Tuesday 18th of June 1963

Actor Pedro Armendáriz, originally Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings commits suicide by a shot in the chest at the age of 51 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Armendáriz learned that the cancer in his hips condition was terminal and had the gun smuggled into the hospital.

48 years ago

Saturday 18th of June 1966

Peter Frese is tortured by serial killer Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder in Luftschutzbunker, Heegerstraße 34, Langenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Frese managed to escape by burning through his bindings with a candle that Bartsch had left burning. His testimony led to the arrest of Bartsch three days later.

43 years ago

Friday 18th of June 1971

37-year-old Serial killer Juan Vallejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer suffers a mild heart attack in his prison cell in Yuba City, California, United States.

42 years ago

Sunday 18th of June 1972

118 die in British European Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C Flight 548 crash in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom.

36 years ago

Sunday 18th of June 1978

Steven Mark Hicks is bludgeoned and strangled by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in 4480 West Bath Road, Bath, Ohio, United States.

Hicks' remains were pulverized and scattered in woodland behind Dahmer's childhood home.

24 years ago

Monday 18th of June 1990

Spree killer James Edward Pough aka Pop commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 42 in 7870 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

Minutes before Pough walked into a General Motors Acceptance Corporation car loan office to buy a new car but decided to shoot 14 people, leaving 9 dead. The day before he shot and killed 30-year-old prostitute Doretta Drake and 39-year-old pimp Louis Carl Bacon.

7 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 18th of June 2007

Stuffing a suitcase with earth from my Hole for a performance in Lausanne in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

4 years ago

Friday 18th of June 2010

Double murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner is executed by the firing squad at the age of 49 in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.

Three days before, Gardner ate a last meal of steak, lobster tail, apple pie, vanilla ice cream and 7-Up before beginning a 48-hour fast while watching The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and reading Divine Justice.

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