Friday, May 6, 2016

31st year - N° 127 Friday, 6 May 2016

31st year - N° 127 Friday, 6 May 2016

6 May / Today's 32 Events:
515 years ago

Monday 6th of May 1501

222nd Pope Marcellus II, originally Marcello Cervini degli Spannochi is born in Montefano, Marche, Italy.

442 years ago

Monday 6th of May 1574

236th Pope Innocentius X, originally Giovanni Battista Pamphilj is born in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

338 years ago

Friday 6th of May 1678

Composer Joseph Chabanceau de La Barre dies of unknown causes at the age of 45 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

258 years ago

Saturday 6th of May 1758

Leader of the French Revolution Maximilien François Marie Isidore Robespierre is born in Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

178 years ago

Sunday 6th of May 1838

Composer Alfred Humphreys Pease is born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

160 years ago He Had Nothing on His Mind

Tuesday 6th of May 1856

Neurologist Sigmund Freud, originally Sigismund Schlomo Freud aka The Father of Psychoanalysis is born in Schlossergasse 117, Freiberg, Mähren, Austria.

154 years ago Came Good Sailing

Tuesday 6th of May 1862

Writer, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau known for his book ‘Walden’ dies of tuberculosis at the age of 45 in Concord, Massachusetts, United States.

Thoreau's last words were "Now comes good sailing" followed by two lone words, "moose" and "Indian".

153 years ago

Wednesday 6th of May 1863

Murderer John Shirley is executed by hanging in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

Three thousand men, women and children watched Shirley's hanging on the open ground south of the guardhouse.

136 years ago

Thursday 6th of May 1880

Expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is born in Aschaffenburg, Bayern, Germany.

121 years ago He Was a Spoiled Child

Monday 6th of May 1895

Actor and sex symbol Rudolph Valentino, originally Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla aka Latin Lover is born in Castellaneta, Apulia, Italy.

118 years ago

Friday 6th of May 1898

Gauleiter of Sudetengau Konrad Ernst Eduard Henlein is born in Vratislavice nad Nisou, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.

114 years ago

Tuesday 6th of May 1902

Film director Max Ophüls, originally Maximillian Oppenheimer is born in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany.

106 years ago He Was Very Glad

Friday 6th of May 1910

King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India Edward VII dies of several heart attacks at the age of 69 in Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

101 years ago

Thursday 6th of May 1915

Actor and film director Orson George Welles is born in 463 Park Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

96 years ago

Thursday 6th of May 1920

Serial killer Martha Beck, originally Martha Jule Seabrook aka The Lonely Hearts Killers (with Raymond Fernandez) is born in Milton, Florida, United States.

Allegedly due to a glandular problem Beck was overweight and underwent puberty prematurely.

86 years ago

Tuesday 6th of May 1930

Serial killer David Joseph Carpenter aka The Trailside Killer is born in San Francisco, California, United States.

79 years ago

Thursday 6th of May 1937

36 die in LZ 129 Hindenburg airship fire in Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.

The Hindenburg disaster was the subject of spectacular newsreel coverage, photographs and eyewitness reports from the landing field.

73 years ago

Thursday 6th of May 1943

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Andreas Bernd Baader is born in München, Bayern, Germany.

67 years ago

Friday 6th of May 1949

Poet and writer Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck dies of a heart attack at the age of 87 in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

66 years ago

Saturday 6th of May 1950

Cop killer George Miller is executed by hanging at the age of 62 in Lansing Correctional Facility, 301 E Kansas Avenue, Lansing, Kansas, United States.

63 years ago

Wednesday 6th of May 1953

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

56 years ago

Friday 6th of May 1960

47-year-old Catalan communist and assassin Ramón Mercader, originally Jaime Ramón Mercader del Río aka Jacques Mornard aka Frank Jacson known for the assassination of Russian Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky is released from prison in Palacio de Lecumberri, Mexico City, Mexico.

Mercader moved to Havana where Fidel Castro's new revolutionary government welcomed him.

53 years ago

Monday 6th of May 1963

Beverly Samans is stabbed to death by serial killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man in 4 University Road, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

50 years ago

Friday 6th of May 1966

Serial killers the Moors Murderers aka Ian Brady and Myra Hindley are sentenced to 3 and 2 respectively concurrent terms of life-imprisonment in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

42 years ago

Monday 6th of May 1974

Roberta Kathleen Parks is bludgeoned to death by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States.

Parks' skull was later found on Taylor Mountain. Bundy confessed to her murder shortly before his execution. 

31 years ago

Monday 6th of May 1985

Fifteenth bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Direction Supérieure de la Logistique et des Finances de la Gendarmerie, Rue Père Eudore Devroye 245, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

It was a revenge because the State Police failed to warn 2 firemen who got killed in the attack of 1 May 1985.

24 years ago

Wednesday 6th of May 1992

Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich, originally Maria Magdalena Von Losch dies of renal failure at the age of 91 in 12 Avenue Montaigne, VIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

18 years ago

Wednesday 6th of May 1998

Serial killer Bai Baoshan is executed by a shot in the back of the head at the age of 40 in Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uyghur, China.

Baoshan and two accomplices killed 10 people, including police officers, security guards and civilians, and stole 1.5 million yuan. Baoshan killed his accomplice Wu Ziming and made off with the money.

14 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 6th of May 2002

Weird garden furniture in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.

13 years ago

Tuesday 6th of May 2003

Murderer Roger Dale Vaughn is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Vaughn's last meal request was for a double meat cheeseburger with everything, a baked potato, a salad, a Coke and butter pecan ice cream.

6 years ago

Thursday 6th of May 2010

23-year-old Lashkar-e-Taiba Islamist terrorist Ajmal Mohammed Amir Kasab is found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and of waging war against India and sentenced to death for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India.

Kasab was the only attacker captured alive by police.

4 years ago

Sunday 6th of May 2012

53-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Prelude to a Motorcycle Accident' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in The Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

A music performance of Club Moral with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven whereby I screamed with my head in a bucket filled with water crawled on the floor between the audience and ate a bouquet of flowers that I spewed out again.

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