Sunday, May 8, 2016

31st year - N° 129 Sunday, 8 May 2016

31st year - N° 129 Sunday, 8 May 2016

8 May / Today's 14 Events:
160 years ago

Thursday 8th of May 1856

Murderer Francis Kol is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 30 in Kasteelplein, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

It was the last execution by the Guillotine in Antwerpen.

132 years ago

Thursday 8th of May 1884

33rd President of the United States Harry S. Truman is born in Lamar, Missouri, United States.

113 years ago

Friday 8th of May 1903

Actor and singer Fernandel, originally Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin is born in 72 Boulevard Chave, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

112 years ago He Was Laying Perfectly Still

Sunday 8th of May 1904

Photographer Eadweard James Muybridge dies of prostate cancer at the age of 74 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom.

83 years ago

Monday 8th of May 1933

64-year-old Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka The Apostle of Non-violence starts his Third Anti-Untouchability Fast, for the improvement of Harijans' condition in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Gandhi's fast lasted for 21 days.

72 years ago He Was Rock and Roll Parts One and Two

Monday 8th of May 1944

Singer-songwriter Gary Glitter, originally Paul Francis Gadd aka Paul Raven, Rubber Bucket, Paul Monday or Paul Russell is born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

57 years ago

Friday 8th of May 1959

Cop killer Ronald Henry Marwood is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

51 years ago

Saturday 8th of May 1965

40-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 18 / Rumpsti Pumpsti (Schießscheibe oder Portrait in Farbringen)' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.

50 years ago

Sunday 8th of May 1966

Victim of Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer Ervin Gibson is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

43 years ago

Tuesday 8th of May 1973

After an occupation of 71 days by 200 Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement, Wounded Knee is taken over by United States Government Forces in Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, United States.

38 years ago

Monday 8th of May 1978

42-year-old Gangster Jacques René Mesrine aka Public Enemy No. 1 escapes from prison with François Besse and Carman Rives in Prison de la Santé, 42 Rue de la Santé, XIVe, Montparnasse, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Mesrine and Besse were the first men to escape from La Santé. Rives was shot dead on the prison wall by police.

26 years ago

Tuesday 8th of May 1990

Composer Luigi Nono dies of unknown causes at the age of 66 in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

17 years ago

Saturday 8th of May 1999

Actor Dirk Bogarde, originally Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde dies of a heart attack at the age of 79 in Flat 11, 2-4 Cadogan Gardens, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

5 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 8th of May 2011

The setting for a Club Moral audio and video recording and subsequent installation by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Station Nekkerspoel, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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