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31st year - N° 16 Saturday, 16 January 2016

31st year - N° 16 Saturday, 16 January 2016

16 January / Today's 14 Events:
152 years ago

Saturday 16th of January 1864

19-year-old Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols, originally Walker aka Polly marries John Nichols in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Between 1866 and 1879, the couple had five children: Edward John, Percy George, Alice Esther, Eliza Sarah, and Henry Alfred.

109 years ago

Wednesday 16th of January 1907

24-year-old Serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf tries to commit suicide by lacerating the skin over a main artery in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

He was sentenced to three years imprisonment for 34 burglaries and thefts in 1905.

86 years ago

Thursday 16th of January 1930

Triple murderer Clarence Ray Allen is born in Blair, Oklahoma, United States.

81 years ago

Wednesday 16th of January 1935

Crime matriarch Ma Kate Barker, originally Arizona Donnie Clark is killed along her son Fred by federal agents after an intense hours-long shootout at the age of 62 in 13250 East Highway C-25, Ocklawaha, Florida, United States.

80 years ago

Thursday 16th of January 1936

Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 66 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

The first blow short-circuited because of a number of needles Fish had inserted in his scrotum during his lifetime. He was the oldest man ever to be executed in Sing Sing. Fish' last words were reportedly "I don't even know why I'm here."

73 years ago

Saturday 16th of January 1943

Photographer and Wiener Aktionist model Heinz Cibulka is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.

68 years ago

Friday 16th of January 1948

Film director John Howard Carpenter is born in Carthage, New York, United States.

55 years ago

Monday 16th of January 1961

Double murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner is born in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

47 years ago

Thursday 16th of January 1969

21-year-old Revolutionary student Jan Palach aka Pochodeň č. 1 puts himself on fire as a political protest against the end of the Prague Spring in Wenceslas Square, Praha, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.

"Given the fact that our nations are on the verge of desperation and resignation, we have decided to express our protest and stir the sleeping conscience of the nation." Palach died three days later in the Charles University Faculty Hospital.

36 years ago

Wednesday 16th of January 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Das Berchtesgaden Diner' in 't Fabrieksken, Burchtstraat 20, Aalst, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I was laying on the floor, tied up and my right arm pulled up by a piece of wood. Speeches of Adolf Hitler sounded very loud from speakers. With my head in a plate, I ate a mixture of salad, raw eggs and red wine. After about 15 minutes I got cramps in my stomach and threw up, after 25 minutes someone from the audience untied me.

18 years ago

Friday 16th of January 1998

James Doxtator is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in South 57th Street, West Allis, Wisconsin, United States.

A week later Dahmer 'defleshed' the corpse with either acid or a knife, smashed the bones with a sledgehammer, packed the whole bloody mess into a couple of binbags and left them out for the garbage truck.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 16th of January 2004

AMVK interviewed in her Headroom installation in Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Nicolaas de Liemaeckereplein 2, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

9 years ago

Tuesday 16th of January 2007

Food entrepreneur Rudolf-August Oetker dies of pneumonia at the age of 91 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

2 years ago

Thursday 16th of January 2014

Murderer Dennis McGuire is executed by lethal injection at the age of 53 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

McGuire made several loud snorting or snoring sounds while straining to catch his breath as he experienced a medical phenomenon known as air hunger. Ohio officials used intravenous doses of two drugs, the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone.

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