Sunday, December 21, 2014

29th year - N° 355 Sunday, 21 December 2014

29th year - N° 355 Sunday, 21 December 2014

21 December / Today's 9 Events:
103 years ago

Thursday 21st of December 1911

Société Générale bank messenger Ernest Caby is robbed and shot by 35-year-old Illegalist Jules Bonnot aka Le Bourgeois known from ‘La Bande à Bonnot’ and his gang in 148 rue Ordener, XVIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

The holdup was the first ever criminal use of a get-away car, a green-and-black 12CV Delaunay-Belleville 1910 model.

79 years ago

Saturday 21st of December 1935

Journalist, satirist and writer Kurt Tucholsky aka Kaspar Hauser, Peter Panter, Theobald Tiger and Ignaz Wrobel commits suicide by an overdose of sleeping-pills at the age of 45 in Hindås, Västergötland, Sweden.

78 years ago

Monday 21st of December 1936

31-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe is convicted of murder in the second degree and mutilation of a corpse in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

77 years ago

Tuesday 21st of December 1937

Actress, political activist and fitness guru Jane Fonda, originally Jayne Seymour Fonda is born in New York City, New York, United States.

63 years ago

Friday 21st of December 1951

119 die in Orient No. 2 coal mine explosion in Orient No. 2, West Frankfort, Illinois, United States.

62 years ago

Sunday 21st of December 1952

Serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer is born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States.

31 years ago

Wednesday 21st of December 1983

38-year-old Serial killer Dennis Andrew Nilsen aka Killing For Company is slashed across the cheek with razor by 21-year-old Albert Moffat in Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Nilsen needed 89 stitches.

26 years ago

Wednesday 21st of December 1988

270 die in Pan Am Boeing 747-121 Flight 103 bomb explosion in Sherwood Crescent, Lockerbie, Scotland, United Kingdom.

The plane was sabotaged by Libyan terrorists. In 2001 Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was jailed for the bombing.

4 years ago

Tuesday 21st of December 2010

41-year-old Serial killer Stephen Shaun Griffiths aka The Crossbow Cannibal is sentenced to life imprionment for three murders in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

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