Monday, December 26, 2016

31st year - N° 361 Monday, 26 December 2016

31st year - N° 361 Monday, 26 December 2016

26 December / Today's 12 Events:
153 years ago

Saturday 26th of December 1863

Film pioneer Charles Pathé is born in Chevry-Cossigny, Seine-et-Marne, France.

133 years ago

Wednesday 26th of December 1883

Painter Maurice Utrillo, originally Maurice Valadon is born in Rue du Poteau, XVIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

After Maurice was born to Suzanne Valadon, she went to Renoir, for whom she had modeled nine months previously. Renoir looked at the baby and said "He can't be mine, the color is terrible!". Next she went to Degas, for whom she had also modeled. He said, "He can't be mine, the form is terrible!". At a cafe, Valadon saw an artist she knew named Miguel Utrillo, to whom she spilled her woes. The man told her to call the baby Utrillo: "I would be glad to put my name to the work of either Renoir or Degas!"

125 years ago

Saturday 26th of December 1891

Writer Henry Valentine Miller is born in 450 East 85th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

123 years ago

Tuesday 26th of December 1893

Communist revolutionary and father of the People's Republic of China Mao Zedong aka Mao Tse-Tung aka Chairman Mao is born in Mao Zhengongci, 309 County Road, Shaoshan, Hunan, China.

117 years ago

Tuesday 26th of December 1899

Punjabi revolutionary Udham Singh, originally Sher Singh Jammu aka Shaheed-i-Azam is born in Sunam, Punjab, India.

76 years ago

Thursday 26th of December 1940

Record producer and songwriter Phil Harvey Phillip Spector known for the ‘Wall of Sound’ production method is born in Bronx, New York, New York, United States.

66 years ago

Tuesday 26th of December 1950

Serial killer Randall Brent 'Randy' Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer is born in Salem, Oregon, United States.

57 years ago

Saturday 26th of December 1959

Irmgard Feder is attacked by serial killer Manfred Wittmann aka The Beast of Oberfranken in Freiberg, Sachsen, Germany.

52 years ago

Saturday 26th of December 1964

Lesley Ann Downey is abducted and killed by serial killers the Moors Murderers aka Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in Ancoats, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

Downey was undressed, gagged and forced to pose for photographs before being raped and killed while her pleas and screams were recorded on tape. Downey was buried the next day and Brady and Hindley slept a night on a blanket on her grave on Saddleworth Moors.

36 years ago

Friday 26th of December 1980

Serial killer and cannibal Richard Trenton Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento commits suicide by an overdose of medication at the age of 30 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

Chase saved up his daily dose of prison doctor-prescribed Sinequan (doxepin hydrochloride) for several weeks.

29 years ago

Saturday 26th of December 1987

47-year-old Mass murderer Ronald Gene Simmons kills his 23-year-old son William Billy and 22-year-old daughter-in-law Renata, their one-year-old son William Trae, his 24-year-old daughter Sheila and her 23-year-old husband Dennis McNulty, his incestuous 6-year-old daughter Sylvia Gail and 20-month-ol grandson Michael by gunfire and strangulation in Mockingbird Hill, Dover, Arkansas, United States.

Four days earlier Simmons had already killed seven members of his family.

17 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 26th of December 1999

The famous Buddha head that was miraculously brought up from the earth by the roots of a Banyan tree in Wat Phra Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Thailand.

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