Monday, December 29, 2014

29th year - N° 363 Monday, 29 December 2014

29th year - N° 363 Monday, 29 December 2014

29 December / Today's 16 Events:
293 years ago

Monday 29th of December 1721

Courtisane and official chief mistress of King Louis XV Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson aka Madame de Pompadour is born in Rue de Cléry, IIe, Paris, Île-de-France, Belgium.

214 years ago

Monday 29th of December 1800

Engineer and chemist Charles Goodyear is born in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

180 years ago

Monday 29th of December 1834

Poet Charlotte Stieglitz commits suicide by driving a dagger through her heart at the age of 28 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

138 years ago

Friday 29th of December 1876

92 die in Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Pacific Express Train n° 5 derailment in Ashtabula River Bridge, Edgewood, Ohio, United States.

The train plunged off a poorly constructed bridge. The survivors were led, carried and conveyed on sleds to hotels and private houses in the town, there being no hospital. However, people assisting also stole money and valuables from the survivors and dead, $1500 (about $33000 today). Bridge designer Amasa Stone committed suicide seven years later after experiencing financial difficulties with some foundries he had interests in, suffering from severe ulcers that kept him from sleeping and scorn from the public over the disaster.

124 years ago

Monday 29th of December 1890

Between 175 and 300 Lakota Indians are massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment commanded by Major Samuel M. Whitside in Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, United States.

91 years ago

Saturday 29th of December 1923

Victim of Charles Starkweather aka Little Red Merle Collison is born in Great Falls, Montana, United States.

88 years ago

Wednesday 29th of December 1926

Poet and writer Rainer Maria Rilke, originally René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke dies of leukemia at the age of 51 in Clinique de Valmont, Route de Valmont, Glion sur Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland.

Rilke suffered ulcerous sores in his mouth, pain troubled his stomach and intestines and he struggled with increasingly low spirits.

71 years ago

Wednesday 29th of December 1943

12-year-old Serial killer Albert Henry DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man is charged with burglary and committed to the Lyman School for Boys in Lyman School for Boys, Lyman School Road, Westborough, Massachusetts, United States.

69 years ago

Saturday 29th of December 1945

Augusta Gein dies at the age of 67 of a cerebral hemorrhage, leaving her son 39-year-old Murderer and body snatcher Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka America's Most Bizarre Murderer all alone on the farm and his fantasies on the loose in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States.

68 years ago

Sunday 29th of December 1946

Singer-songwriter Marianne Evelyn Faithfull is born in Hampstead, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

57 years ago

Sunday 29th of December 1957

The skeletonised remains of 19-year-old Victim of Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer Judy Ann Dull, originally Judith Ann Van Horn Dull are found in a shallow grave in Thousand Palms, Indio, California, United States.

Dull was abducted, raped and strangled on 1 August 1957. Glatman took several photos before and after the murder.

42 years ago

Friday 29th of December 1972

101 die in Eastern Air Lines Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar Flight 401 crash in Area 3A, The Everglades, Florida, United States.

The crash occurred as a result of the entire flight crew becoming preoccupied with a burnt-out landing gear indicator light and failing to notice the autopilot had inadvertently been disconnected. 75 people survived.

28 years ago

Monday 29th of December 1986

Film director Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky dies of lung cancer at the age of 54 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

19 years ago

Friday 29th of December 1995

Actress Lita Grey, originally Lillita Louise MacMurray dies of cancer at the age of 87 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 29th of December 1999

Late night dinner at my favourite foodstall at the busstop in Taling Chan, Central Thailand, Thailand.

13 years ago

Saturday 29th of December 2001

291 die in Mesa Redonda shopping center fire in Mesa Redonda, Lima, Lima Metropolitana, Peru.

The fire started when a fireworks display created a chain reaction, setting off the fireworks of other nearby vendors. The aftermath created a "wall of fire" that spread for four blocks and raged for several hours.

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