Wednesday, December 10, 2014

29th year - N° 344 Wednesday, 10 December 2014

29th year - N° 344 Wednesday, 10 December 2014

10 December / Today's 9 Events:
494 years ago

Friday 10th of December 1520

37-year-old Theologian and church reformer Martin Luther publicly sets fire to the Papal Bull 'Exsurge Domine' in Schloßkirche, Wittenberg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.

Luther defended his act in 'Why the Pope and his Recent Book are Burned' and 'Assertions Concerning All Articles'. As a consequence he was excommunicated by Pope Leo X on 3 January 1521.

473 years ago

Wednesday 10th of December 1541

Thomas Culpeper is beheaded and Francis Dereham is hung, cut down while still alive, disemboweled, beheaded and quartered for having sexual relations with 18-year-old Fifth wife of Henry VIII Catherine Howard in Tyburn Tree, Tyburn, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

According to custom, Culpeper and Dereham's heads were placed on top of London Bridge.

146 years ago

Thursday 10th of December 1868

The first traffic control device is installed at the intersection of George and Bridge Streets in Parliament Square, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

The device had lights and it used arms which extended outwards. It was operated manually by a police officer.

118 years ago

Thursday 10th of December 1896

Chemist, engineer, innovator and armaments manufacturer Alfred Bernhard Nobel aka The Merchant of Death known for inventing dynamite dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63 in San Remo, Liguria, Italy.

95 years ago

Wednesday 10th of December 1919

Murderess Jean Lee, originally Marjorie Jean Maude Wright is born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.

69 years ago

Monday 10th of December 1945

Frances Brown is battered, shot and stabbed to death by serial killer William Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More in Pine Crest Residential Hotel, Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

On the bedroom wall Heirens wrote in lipstick: "For heaven's sake catch me before I kill more I cannot control myself".

34 years ago

Wednesday 10th of December 1980

32-year-old Serial killer Metod Trobec aka The Monster of Dolenja Vas is found guilty of the rape and murder of 5 young girls in Stari Log, Primorsko-Goranska, Yugoslavia.

28 years ago

Wednesday 10th of December 1986

Actress Susan Cabot, originally Harriet Shapiro is beaten to death with a weightlifting bar by her 22-year-old dwarf son Timothy Scott Roman at the age of 59 in Encino, California, United States.

Roman, who suffered from psychological problems, was subsequently charged with involuntary manslaughter and received a three-year suspended sentence.

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 10th of December 1999

A deformed beggar making his way on the sidewalk in Pahurat, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

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