Saturday, December 10, 2016

31st year - N° 345 Saturday, 10 December 2016

31st year - N° 345 Saturday, 10 December 2016

10 December / Today's 14 Events:
496 years ago

Friday 10th of December 1520

37-year-old Theologian and church reformer Martin Luther publicly sets fire to the Papal Bull 'Exsurge Domine' in Schloßkirche, Wittenberg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.

Luther defended his act in 'Why the Pope and his Recent Book are Burned' and 'Assertions Concerning All Articles'. As a consequence he was excommunicated by Pope Leo X on 3 January 1521.

475 years ago

Wednesday 10th of December 1541

Thomas Culpeper is beheaded and Francis Dereham is hung, cut down while still alive, disemboweled, beheaded and quartered for having sexual relations with 18-year-old Fifth wife of Henry VIII Catherine Howard aka The Rose without a Thorn in Tyburn Tree, Tyburn, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

According to custom, Culpeper and Dereham's heads were placed on top of London Bridge.

148 years ago

Thursday 10th of December 1868

The first traffic control device is installed at the intersection of George and Bridge Streets in Parliament Square, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

The device had lights and it used arms which extended outwards. It was operated manually by a police officer.

120 years ago

Thursday 10th of December 1896

Chemist, engineer, innovator and armaments manufacturer Alfred Bernhard Nobel aka The Merchant of Death known for inventing dynamite dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63 in San Remo, Liguria, Italy.

116 years ago

Monday 10th of December 1900

Mass murderer John Filip Nordlund aka Mälarmördaren aka Mordlund aka Svarte Filip is executed by beheading by Albert Gustaf Dalman at the age of 25 in Västerås, Västmanlands Län, .

Nordlund's execution was swift, striking the head off in a single blow.

108 years ago

Thursday 10th of December 1908

Composer, organist and ornithologist Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen is born in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

97 years ago

Wednesday 10th of December 1919

Murderess Jean Lee, originally Marjorie Jean Maude Wright is born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.

96 years ago

Friday 10th of December 1920

Automobile manufacturing pioneer Horace Elgin Dodge dies of Spanish flu and pneumonia at the age of 52 in Palm Beach, Florida, United States.

71 years ago

Monday 10th of December 1945

Frances Brown is battered, shot and stabbed to death by serial killer William Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More in Pine Crest Residential Hotel, Pine Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

On the bedroom wall Heirens wrote in lipstick: "For heaven's sake catch me before I kill more I cannot control myself".

49 years ago He Wasn't Docking at the Bay

Sunday 10th of December 1967

Singer-songwriter Otis Ray Redding dies in a Beechcraft H19 plane crash due to poor weather conditions at the age of 26 in Lake Monona, Wisconsin, United States.

The other victims of the crash were four members of the Bar-Kays—guitarist Jimmy King, tenor saxophonist Phalon Jones, organist Ronnie Caldwell and drummer Carl Cunningham, their valet Matthew Kelly and pilot Richard Fraser.

38 years ago

Sunday 10th of December 1978

Cult film director Ed Edward Davis Wood aka The Worst Director of All Time dies of a heart attack at the age of 54 in Hollywood, California, United States.

36 years ago

Wednesday 10th of December 1980

32-year-old Serial killer Metod Trobec aka The Monster of Dolenja Vas is found guilty of the rape and murder of 5 young girls in Stari Log, Primorsko-Goranska, Yugoslavia.

30 years ago

Wednesday 10th of December 1986

Actress Susan Cabot, originally Harriet Shapiro is beaten to death with a weightlifting bar by her 22-year-old dwarf son Timothy Scott Roman at the age of 59 in Encino, California, United States.

Roman, who suffered from psychological problems, was subsequently charged with involuntary manslaughter and received a three-year suspended sentence.

17 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 10th of December 1999

A deformed beggar making his way on the sidewalk in Pahurat, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

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