Thursday, January 7, 2016

31st year - N° 7 Thursday, 7 January 2016

31st year - N° 7 Thursday, 7 January 2016

7 January / Today's 18 Events:
514 years ago

Tuesday 7th of January 1502

226th Pope Gregorius XIII, originally Ugo Boncompagni is born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

480 years ago

Tuesday 7th of January 1536

Princess of Wales and first wife of Henry VIII Catalina de Aragón dies of cancer at the age of 51 in Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

Rumours of poisoning were born after the apparent discovery during Catalina's embalming that there was a black growth on her heart that might have been caused by poisoning. Modern medical experts are in agreement that her heart's discolouration was due not to poisoning but to cancer, something which was not understood at the time.

405 years ago

Friday 7th of January 1611

Start of the trial against 51-year-old Countess and serial killer Erzsébet de Ecsed Báthory aka Die Blutfrau in Nagybiccse, Žilina, Hungary.

Báthory and her accomplices were on trial for violating and killing over 650 girls and maidens in Austria, Hungary and Czechoslowakia. Her servants Ilona Nagy's fingers were torn off with red hot pincers, Dorottya Szentes Szeoch and Janos Ficzko Ujvary were decapitated, drained of all their blood and thrown into the fire, while Báthory is sentenced to be walled in in her own castle.

361 years ago

Thursday 7th of January 1655

236th Pope Innocentius X, originally Giovanni Battista Pamphilj dies of natural causes at the age of 81 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

124 years ago

Thursday 7th of January 1892

Serial killer Joe Joseph D. Ball aka The Alligator Man aka The Butcher of Elmendorf is born in The Sociable Inn, Farm to Market Road 327, Elmendorf, Texas, United States.

118 years ago

Friday 7th of January 1898

Double murderer Theodore William Henry Durrant aka The Demon in the Belfry is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

91 years ago

Wednesday 7th of January 1925

Presumed serial killer Pietro Pacciani aka Il Mostro di Firenze is born in Mercatale, Toscana, Italy.

78 years ago

Friday 7th of January 1938

Artist, writer and filmmaker Roland Topor is born in 11 Rue Corbeau, Xe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

73 years ago

Thursday 7th of January 1943

Inventor, electrical engineer, physicist and futurist Nikola Tesla aka The Man who Invented the Twentieth Century dies of coronary thrombosis at the age of 87 in New Yorker Hotel Room #3327, 481 Eighth Avenue, New York City, New York, United States.

Tesla's corpse was found by his maid Alice Monaghan after she had ignored the 'do not disturb' sign that he had placed on his door two days prior to his death.

70 years ago

Monday 7th of January 1946

Suzanne Degnan is abducted, killed and cut to pieces by serial killer William Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More in 5943 North Kenmore Avenue, Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

49 years ago

Saturday 7th of January 1967

Mass murderer Richard James Paris hands his 22-year-old bride Christine 14 sticks of dynamite and shoots into the package at the age of 28 in The Orbit Inn Motel, Fremont at 7th St., Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Also died in the blast: 68-year-old George Brooks and his 57-year-old new bride Arnell, and 60-year-old John Auwaerter and his 58-year-old wife Lillian, while several others were severely injured. All of the victims were decapitated and one skull was found lying in an adjoining alley - it had been blown through the roof and over the wall. The leg of a woman was found embedded in a wall.

44 years ago

Friday 7th of January 1972

104 die in Iberia Airlines Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle Flight 602 crash and explosion in Ibiza Town, Islas Baleares, Spain.

The aircraft captain's last words were "Get me a beer ready, we are here."

43 years ago Africa Greeted You

Sunday 7th of January 1973

Spree killer Mark James Robert Essex is killed in a bullet spray at the age of 24 in Downtown Howard Johnson's Hotel, 330 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Essex confronted 11 hours of siege during which he killed 7 and wounded 13 people, including a police officer with a a 5-shot Ruger Model 44 .44-caliber semi-automatic carbine. Essex was barraged with fatal gunfire from police sharpshooters on the roofs of adjacent buildings as well as the automatic weapons aboard a helicopter. An autopsy later revealed more than 200 gunshot wounds. On New Year's Eve 1972 Essex had already killed two cops. Before the attack the television station WWL received a handwr itten note from Essex. It read: "Africa greets you. On December 31, 1972, aprx. 11 p.m., the downtown New Orleans Police Department will be attacked. Reason — many, but the death of two innocent brothers will be avenged. And many others."

39 years ago

Friday 7th of January 1977

Barbara Kiel is attacked by serial killer Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Kiel survived.

26 years ago

Sunday 7th of January 1990

40-year-old Self-proclaimed prophet and cult leader Jeffrey Don Lundgren aka The Volunteer is arrested with his wife Alice Keeler and his son Damon in Santa Fe Motel, National City, California, United States.

In the next days 10 more members of his cult are arrested. They were charged with the murder of the Avery family of five on 10 April 1989 in Kirtland, Ohio.

22 years ago

Friday 7th of January 1994

Catherine Rocher is raped and stabbed to death by serial killer Guy Georges aka Le Tueur de la Bastille in Boulevard de Reuilly, XIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

18 years ago

Wednesday 7th of January 1998

56-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber attempts to commit suicide by hanging in his prison cell in Sacramento, California, United States.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 7th of January 2004

A snappy shot of my home-made Guillotine in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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