Friday, September 16, 2016

31st year - N° 260 Friday, 16 September 2016

31st year - N° 260 Friday, 16 September 2016

16 September / Today's 21 Events:
280 years ago

Sunday 16th of September 1736

Physicist, engineer and glass blower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit dies of unknown causes at the age of 50 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

234 years ago

Monday 16th of September 1782

Castrato singer Farinelli, originally Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi dies of natural causes at the age of 77 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

129 years ago

Friday 16th of September 1887

Artist Jean / Hans Arp is born in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France.

92 years ago

Tuesday 16th of September 1924

Actress Lauren Bacall, originally Betty Joan Perske is born in Bronx, New York, New York, United States.

91 years ago

Wednesday 16th of September 1925

Singer-songwriter and musician B. B. Riley King aka The King of the Blues is born in Berclair, Mississippi, United States.

89 years ago

Friday 16th of September 1927

Actor Peter Michael Falk known for his role as Lt. Columbo is born in New York City, New York, United States.

Falk's right eye was surgically removed when he was three because of a retinoblastoma; he wore an artificial eye for most of his life.

84 years ago

Friday 16th of September 1932

Stage actress Peg Millicent Lilian Entwistle commits suicide by jumping off the Hollywood Sign at the age of 24 in Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Entwistle died of multiple fractures of the pelvis. A suicide note read "I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E."

81 years ago

Monday 16th of September 1935

Minimal artist Carl Andre is born in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.

64 years ago

Tuesday 16th of September 1952

Actor and retired boxer Mickey Philip Andre Rourke is born in Schenectady, New York, United States.

60 years ago

Sunday 16th of September 1956

Illusionist David Copperfield, originally David Seth Kotkin is born in Metuchen, New Jersey, United States.

45 years ago

Thursday 16th of September 1971

38-year-old Serial killer Joachim Georg Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale moves into his new flat in Friesenstraße 11, Laar, Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

39 years ago He Rode a Black Swan

Friday 16th of September 1977

Singer-songwriter and musician Marc Bolan, originally Mark Feld known from T. Rex dies in a car crash at the age of 30 in Queen's Ride, Barnes, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Bolan was a passenger in a purple Mini 1275GT (registration FOX 661L) driven by Gloria Jones as they headed home from Mortons drinking club and restaurant. Jones lost control of the car: it struck a steel reinforced chain link fence post and came to rest against a sycamore tree after failing to negotiate a small humpback bridge near Gipsy Lane. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt and Bolan was killed instantly.

39 years ago She Was Lonely and Unhappy

Friday 16th of September 1977

Soprano Maria Callas, originally Mengeghini-Calogeropoulou aka La Divina dies of a heart attack at the age of 54 in 36 Avenue Georges-Mandel, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Callas spent her last years living largely in isolation.

36 years ago

Tuesday 16th of September 1980

24-year-old Serial killer groupie Veronica Ver Lyn Compton tries to strangle an unidentified girl in an attempt to make a cover-up for serial killer Kenneth Alessio Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler in Shangri-La Motel, 611 East Holly Street, Bellingham, Washington, United States.

Compton smuggled a semen sample of Bianchi out of prison so that she could plant it on the murder victim. Compton bungled the murder attempt and she was arrested on 3 October for attempted murder.

36 years ago

Tuesday 16th of September 1980

51-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate escapes from a mental health clinic for sex offenders in Norfolk Regional Center, Norfolk, Nebraska, United States.

36 years ago

Tuesday 16th of September 1980

Developmental psychologist and philosopher Jean Piaget dies of unknown causes at the age of 84 in Genève, Romandie, Switzerland.

Per his request Piaget was buried with his family in an unmarked grave in the Cimetière des Rois in Genève.

28 years ago

Friday 16th of September 1988

36-year-old Leader of Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes Pierre Carette starts hungerstriking in a campaign to acquire the status of political prisoner in Prison de St. Gilles, Avenue Ducpétiaux 106, Saint-Gilles, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

Carette's three comrads Didier Chevolet, Bertrand Sassoye and Pascal Vandegeerde joined him.

22 years ago He Just Loved Everybody

Friday 16th of September 1994

Murderer Jessie Gutierrez is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Gutierrez' last words were "I just love everybody, and that's it."

14 years ago

Monday 16th of September 2002

Serial killer Archibald Thomson Hall aka The Monster Butler aka Roy Fontaine dies of a stroke at the age of 78 in Kingston Prison, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Hall made numerous suicide attempts in prison which were all unsuccessful.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 16th of September 2005

Workers taking an obligatory power nap during the construction of a Piggery installation by Wim Delvoye at the Convergence exhibition in 798 Art District, Dashanzi, Beijing, Hebei, China.

10 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 16th of September 2006

Dolfijntje is one of the four 'Reuskens' from Borgerhout dating from around 1712. On this day the original 'Reuskens' were taken out on for the annual street parade for the last time in Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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