Monday, April 13, 2015

30th year - N° 103 Monday, 13 April 2015

30th year - N° 103 Monday, 13 April 2015

13 April / Today's 15 Events:
445 years ago

Monday 13th of April 1570

Catholic conspirator Guy Guido Fawkes known planning the Gunpowder Plot is born in Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

272 years ago

Saturday 13th of April 1743

Founding Father and 3rd President of the United States Thomas Jefferson is born in Shadwell, Virginia, United States.

155 years ago

Friday 13th of April 1860

Artist James Sidney Edouard Ensor is born in Langestraat 26B, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

130 years ago

Monday 13th of April 1885

Marxist philosopher György Lukács, originally Löwinger György Bernát is born in Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary.

115 years ago

Friday 13th of April 1900

Artist Pierre Molinier is born in Agen, Aquitaine, France.

114 years ago

Saturday 13th of April 1901

Psychoanalist Jacques Marie Émile Lacan is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

109 years ago He Kept Nobody Waiting

Friday 13th of April 1906

Writer and playwright Samuel Barclay Beckett known for Waiting for Godot is born in Cooldrinagh, Kerrymount Avenue, Foxrock, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.

84 years ago

Monday 13th of April 1931

Start of the trial against 48-year-old Serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

68 years ago

Sunday 13th of April 1947

Hermann Bennen is hacked to death by serial killer Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher in Zorge, Niedersachsen, Germany.

65 years ago

Thursday 13th of April 1950

White-supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, originally James Clayton Vaughn aka The Racist Killer is born in Mobile, Alabama, United States.

42 years ago

Friday 13th of April 1973

27-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Icarus' in Venice, California, United States.

33 years ago

Tuesday 13th of April 1982

'Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue IV' by 77-year-old Artist Barnett Newman known for Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? is attacked by 29-year-old student Josef Nikolaus Kleer in Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Kleer claimed that the painting was a "perversion of the German flag".

31 years ago

Friday 13th of April 1984

Serial killer Christopher Bernard Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer dies due to self-inflicted gun-shots in a fight with a state-trooper at the age of 39 in Vic's Getty Oil-Station, corner of Main and Bridge Streets, Colebrook, New Hampshire, United States.

When the troopers approached Wilder, he retreated to his car to arm himself with a .357 Magnum. Trooper Leo Jellison grabbed Wilder from behind and subdued his arms. In the scuffle two shots were fired; the first bullet passed through Wilder's body, exited through his back and into Jellison. The second also went into Wilder's chest - both bullets went through Wilder's heart, killi ng him instantly.

16 years ago

Tuesday 13th of April 1999

71-year-old Pathologist and euthanasia activist Jack Jacob Kevorkian aka Doctor Death is sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for his assistance in the videotaped suicide of 52-year-old Lou Gehrig's disease patient Thomas Youk in Pontiac, Michigan, United States.

Kevorkian was sent to a prison in Coldwater, Michigan to serve his sentence. After his conviction and subsequent losses on appeal Kevorkian was denied parole repeatedly until 2007.

8 years ago

Friday 13th of April 2007

48-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Red Dragon' in Ernest van Dijckkaai 8, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Between 17.00 and 18.00hrs on I stood on the edge of the top balcony ramp of the house on Ernest Van Dijckkaai N°8 in Antwerp dressed in a shiny red cape rubber boots blindfolded and with my 'Diggin' for Gordon' shovel like a rifle in my hands. While I counted from 1 till 1978 Sofie Pepermans read a cutup text about this piece. The performance had - apart from casual passers-by below - one viewer: Mauro Pawlowski.

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