Wednesday, May 20, 2015

30th year - N° 140 Wednesday, 20 May 2015

30th year - N° 140 Wednesday, 20 May 2015

20 May / Today's 11 Events:
216 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1799

Writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac known for La Comédie Humaine is born in Tours, Centre, France.

164 years ago

Tuesday 20th of May 1851

Inventor Emile Berliner known for developing the disc record gramophone is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

133 years ago

Saturday 20th of May 1882

Writer Sigrid Undset is born in Kalundborg, Sjælland, Denmark.

100 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1915

Israeli military leader and politician Moshe Kitaigorodsky Dayan is born in Degania Alef, Emek Hayarden, Israel.

98 years ago

Sunday 20th of May 1917

20-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer has his left foot ripped open by a German hand-grenade during a bitter fight in Aisne, Picardie, France.

90 years ago

Wednesday 20th of May 1925

Aircraft designer Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

79 years ago She Kept Trying and Trying

Wednesday 20th of May 1936

31-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe is arrested walking around the street with the cut off penis and testicles of her lover Kichizo Ishida in her handbag in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

"I felt attached to Ishida's penis and thought that only after taking leave from it quietly could I then die. I unwrapped the paper holding them and gazed at his penis and scrotum. I put his penis in my mouth and even tried to insert it inside me... It didn't work however though I kept trying and trying." After her arrest, Ishida's penis and testicles were moved to Tokyo University Medical School's pathology museum. They were put on public display not long after the end of World War II, but they have since disappeared.

63 years ago

Tuesday 20th of May 1952

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Christian Klar is born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

50 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1965

121 die in Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 720-040B Flight 705 crash in Cairo International Airport, Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

There were 6 survivors.

47 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1968

26-year-old Serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown is sentenced for sodomy and sent to the Iowa Men Reformatory in Anamosa, Iowa, United States.

8 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 20th of May 2007

One of several lakes on the way from Pori for a performance in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland.

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