Thursday, August 20, 2015

30th year - N° 232 Thursday, 20 August 2015

30th year - N° 232 Thursday, 20 August 2015

20 August / Today's 13 Events:
192 years ago

Wednesday 20th of August 1823

251st Pope Pius VII, originally Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti dies from complications of a hip fracture on 6 July 1823 at the age of 81 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

182 years ago

Tuesday 20th of August 1833

23rd President of the United States Benjamin Harrison is born in North Bend, Ohio, United States.

125 years ago He Was no Thing on the Doorstep

Wednesday 20th of August 1890

Horror fiction writer H. P. Howard Philips Lovecraft is born in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

103 years ago

Tuesday 20th of August 1912

Founder of the Salvation Army William Booth dies of natural causes at the age of 83 in Hadley Wood, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

96 years ago

Wednesday 20th of August 1919

26-year-old Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See is arrested in Arztpraxis Dr. Georg Tepling, Potsdamer Straße 42/43, Spandau, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Schumann came to see Dr. Tepling because of a wound in his shoulder when shot two days before by 52-year-old forester Wilhelm Nielbock. The doctor had read about the warrant for a wounded man in the newspaper.

92 years ago

Monday 20th of August 1923

Singer-songwriter Jim James Travis Reeves is born in Galloway, Texas, United States.

86 years ago

Tuesday 20th of August 1929

Victim of Paul John Knowles aka Killing Time Carswell Carr is born in Wilkinson County, Georgia, United States.

78 years ago

Friday 20th of August 1937

Victim of Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank Lucienne Verhoeven-Bourlard is born in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

78 years ago

Friday 20th of August 1937

37-year-old Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS) Heinrich Luitpold Himmler inaugurates the Konzentrationslager in KZ Buchenwald, Weimar, Thüringen, Germany.

The camp was to be named K. L. Ettersberg but this was changed to Buchenwald since Ettersberg carried too many associations with Goethe.

67 years ago

Friday 20th of August 1948

Musician Robert Anthony Plant known from the band Led Zeppelin is born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

35 years ago

Wednesday 20th of August 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 5' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

With a 'Lucky Strike' cigarette I burned the so-called 'vital line' in my hand several times. Afterwards I was not satisfied with the result and I cut across it with a razorblade.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 20th of August 1999

A sleeping dog on the pavement in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

11 years ago

Friday 20th of August 2004

60-year-old Serial killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj, originally Bharat Rajpurohit aka Bad Blood is sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1975 murders of 29-year-old Connie Bronzich and 26-year-old Laurent Ormond Carrière in Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal.

Sobhraj was recognised in a street of Kathmandu by a journalist on 17 September 2003 and arrested two days later.

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