Monday, February 29, 2016

31st year - N° 60 Monday, 29 February 2016

31st year - N° 60 Monday, 29 February 2016

29 February / Today's 6 Events:
224 years ago

Wednesday 29th of February 1792

Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini is born in Pesaro, Marche, Italy.

152 years ago

Monday 29th of February 1864

Outsider artist Adolf Wölfli is born in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.

108 years ago

Saturday 29th of February 1908

Artist Balthasar Kłossowski, originally Kłossowski de Rola aka Balthus is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

60 years ago

Wednesday 29th of February 1956

Serial killer Aileen Carol Wuornos, originally Pittman aka The Florida Highway Killer is born in Rochester, Michigan, United States.

56 years ago The Bullet Traced his Head

Monday 29th of February 1960

FBI Special Agent Melvin Horace Purvis aka Little Mel commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 57 in Florence, South Carolina, United States.

Purvis died from a gunshot wound to the head fired from the pistol given to him by fellow agents when he resigned from the FBI. A later investigation suggested that Purvis may have shot himself accidentally while trying to extract a tracer bullet jammed in the pistol.

20 years ago

Thursday 29th of February 1996

123 die in Faucett Boeing 737-222 Flight 251 crash in Rodríguez Ballón International Airport, Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru.

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