Wednesday, April 15, 2015

30th year - N° 105 Wednesday, 15 April 2015

30th year - N° 105 Wednesday, 15 April 2015

15 April / Today's 26 Events:
563 years ago

Thursday 15th of April 1452

Artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician, inventor and polymath Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is born in Vinci, Toscana, Italy.

186 years ago

Wednesday 15th of April 1829

20-year-old Writer Edgar Allan Poe is discharged from the US Army in Fort Moultrie, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

152 years ago

Wednesday 15th of April 1863

Victim of Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais Marie-Angélique Guillin, originally Pelletier is born in Bellavilliers, Basse-Normandie, France.

141 years ago

Wednesday 15th of April 1874

Physician John Irving Bentley is born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, United States.

On 5 December 1966 Bentley died of Spontaneous Human Combustion.

121 years ago

Sunday 15th of April 1894

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev is born in Kalinovka, Kursk Oblast, Russia.

111 years ago

Friday 15th of April 1904

Painter Arshile Gorky, originally Vostanik Manuk Adoian is born in Khorgom, Van Ili, Turkey.

107 years ago

Wednesday 15th of April 1908

Actress Lita Grey, originally Lillita Louise MacMurray is born in Hollywood, California, United States.

103 years ago

Monday 15th of April 1912

First Supreme Leader of North Korea Il-sung Kim, originally Kim Sŏng-ju is born in Mangyongdae, P'yŏngan, North Korea.

103 years ago

Monday 15th of April 1912

Between 1.490 and 1.635 die in RMS Titanic and iceberg collision in the North Atlantic Ocean.

On her maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic carried 2.224 passengers and crew.

91 years ago

Tuesday 15th of April 1924

Hermann Bock is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 2, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

90 years ago

Wednesday 15th of April 1925

Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 46 in Königliches Zellengefängnis, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

Haarmann's head is kept in the Kraepelinschen Hirnforschungsinstitut in München, Germany.

77 years ago

Friday 15th of April 1938

Actress Claudia Joséphine Rose Cardinale is born in La Goulette, Tunis, Protectorat Français, Tunisia.

68 years ago

Tuesday 15th of April 1947

581 die in SS Grandcamp explosion and fire in Port of Texas City, Texas City, Texas, United States.

The SS Grandcamp's cargo of approximately 2.300 tons of ammonium nitrate detonated due to a fire and caused a subsequent chain-reaction of further fires and explosions in other ships and nearby oil-storage facilities. An additional 113 people were classified as missing, for no identifiable parts were ever found.

64 years ago

Sunday 15th of April 1951

Mabel Everson dies at the age of 69. On the night of the funeral 45-year-old Murderer and body snatcher Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka America's Most Bizarre Murderer robs her grave and takes parts of her body home to make his grisly artefacts in Plainfield, Wisconsin, United States.

58 years ago

Monday 15th of April 1957

23-year-old Serial killer Angelo Anthony Buono aka The Hillside Strangler marries Mary Catherine Castillo in Los Angeles, California, United States.

41 years ago She Was Tania and Wanted the Motherfuckers Up Against the Wall

Monday 15th of April 1974

20-year-old Newspaper heiress, kidnap victim and member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Patty Patricia Campbell Hearst takes part in a bank robbery by the Symbionese Liberation Army in Sunset District Hibernia Bank, 1450 Noriega Street, San Francisco, California, United States.

40 years ago She Fitted into the New Dress

Tuesday 15th of April 1975

21-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl suffers irreversible brain damage after experiencing an extended period of respiratory failure during a coma in Landing, New Jersey, United States.

Quinlan became unconscious after arriving home from a party where she had consumed diazepam, dextropropoxyphene and Gin and Tonics. She was taken to a hospital where she lapsed into a persistent vegetative state for ten years. Around the time of the party Quinlan went on a radical diet in order to fit into a dress that she had bought.

40 years ago

Tuesday 15th of April 1975

Melanie 'Suzy' Cooley is abducted and bludgeoned to death by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Nederland, Colorado, United States.

A road maintenance worker found Cooley's body in Coal Creek Canyon on 2 May 1975. Bundy was never officially tied to this murder.

35 years ago

Tuesday 15th of April 1980

Writer, philosopher, political activist and critic Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre dies of pulmonary edema at the age of 75 in Hôpital Broussais, XIVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

32 years ago

Friday 15th of April 1983

Ervin Gibson is found beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States.

31 years ago

Sunday 15th of April 1984

Actor and comedian Tommy Thomas Frederick Cooper dies of a heart attack at the age of 63 in Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, Westminster, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Cooper was midway through his act on the London Weekend Television variety show Live From Her Majesty's, transmitted live from Her Majesty's Theatre.

29 years ago

Tuesday 15th of April 1986

Writer, thief and political activist Jean Genet dies of throat cancer at the age of 76 in Jack's Hôtel Room #205, 19 Avenue Stéphen-Pichon, XIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Genet is buried in the Spanish Cemetery in Larache, Morocco.

26 years ago

Saturday 15th of April 1989

96 die in Liverpool - Nottingham Forest football game stampede in Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

14 years ago

Sunday 15th of April 2001

Musician Joey Ramone, originally Jeffrey Ross Hyman dies of lymphoma at the age of 50 in NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, New York, United States.

13 years ago

Monday 15th of April 2002

129 die in Air China Boeing 767-2J6ER Flight 129 crash in Gimhae Airport, Busan, Yeongnam, South Korea.

There were 37 survivors.

10 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 15th of April 2005

The Lenin Mausoleum early in the morning in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

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