Friday, May 20, 2016

31st year - N° 141 Friday, 20 May 2016

31st year - N° 141 Friday, 20 May 2016

20 May / Today's 21 Events:
739 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1277

187th Pope Ioannes XXI, originally Pedro Julião dies of injuries suffered when the roof of his bedroom collapsed on 14 May at the age of 62 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy.

507 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1509

Explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain Christophorus Columbus dies of Reiter's syndrome at the age of 58 in Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain.

495 years ago

Friday 20th of May 1521

30-year-old Founder of the Jesuits Ignatius de Loyola is severely injured when a French cannonball shatters his leg while storming the fortress in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain.

217 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1799

Writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac known for La Comédie Humaine is born in Tours, Centre, France.

165 years ago

Tuesday 20th of May 1851

Inventor Emile Berliner known for developing the disc record gramophone is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

134 years ago

Saturday 20th of May 1882

Writer Sigrid Undset is born in Kalundborg, Sjælland, Denmark.

108 years ago

Wednesday 20th of May 1908

Actor James Maitland Stewart is born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

101 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1915

Israeli military leader and politician Moshe Kitaigorodsky Dayan is born in Degania Alef, Emek Hayarden, Israel.

99 years ago

Sunday 20th of May 1917

20-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer has his left foot ripped open by a German hand-grenade during a bitter fight in Aisne, Picardie, France.

91 years ago

Wednesday 20th of May 1925

Aircraft designer Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

89 years ago

Friday 20th of May 1927

Murderer Charles J. Blackburn is executed by hanging at the age of 35 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

80 years ago She Kept Trying and Trying

Wednesday 20th of May 1936

31-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe is arrested walking around the street with the cut off penis and testicles of her lover Kichizo Ishida in her handbag in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

"I felt attached to Ishida's penis and thought that only after taking leave from it quietly could I then die. I unwrapped the paper holding them and gazed at his penis and scrotum. I put his penis in my mouth and even tried to insert it inside me... It didn't work however though I kept trying and trying." After her arrest, Ishida's penis and testicles were moved to Tokyo University Medical School's pathology museum. They were put on public display not long after the end of World War II, but they have since disappeared.

76 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1940

Leader of the Verdinaso Joris Edmond Eduard Van Severen is brutally murdered by drunken French partizans at the age of 46 in Kiosque d'Abbeville, Abbeville, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

Twenty one suspects of varying political stripe were selected and executed without trial.

72 years ago

Saturday 20th of May 1944

Singer and musician Joe John Robert Cocker is born in 38 Tasker Road, Crookes, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

70 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1946

Singer and actress Cher, originally Cherilyn Sarkisian aka The Goddess of Pop is born in El Centro, California, United States.

64 years ago

Tuesday 20th of May 1952

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Christian Klar is born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

51 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1965

121 die in Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 720-040B Flight 705 crash in Cairo International Airport, Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

There were 6 survivors.

48 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1968

26-year-old Serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown is sentenced for sodomy and sent to the Iowa Men Reformatory in Anamosa, Iowa, United States.

24 years ago

Wednesday 20th of May 1992

Murderer Roger Keith Coleman is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 34 in Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, Virginia, United States.

Coleman's last meal request was for cold pepperoni pizza, with chocolate marshmallow cookies and 7UP.

24 years ago

Wednesday 20th of May 1992

Murderer Jesus Romero is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

9 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 20th of May 2007

One of several lakes on the way from Pori for a performance in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland.

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