Saturday, December 16, 2017

32nd year - N° 350 Saturday, 16 December 2017

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32nd year - N° 350 Saturday, 16 December 2017

16 December / Today's 19 Events:
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532 years ago

Wednesday 16th of December 1485

Princess of Wales and first wife of Henry VIII Catalina de Aragón is born in Palacio Arzobispal, Alcalá de Henares, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.


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247 years ago

Sunday 16th of December 1770

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is born in Bonngasse 20, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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242 years ago

Saturday 16th of December 1775

Writer Jane Austen is born in Steventon, Hampshire, United Kingdom.


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227 years ago

Thursday 16th of December 1790

1st King of Belgium Leopold I, originally Leopold George Christian Frederick of Saksen-Coburg-Saalfeld is born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Bayern, Germany.


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151 years ago Kam der Blaue Reiter

Sunday 16th of December 1866

Painter and art theorist Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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118 years ago

Saturday 16th of December 1899

Playwright, director, actor and singer Noël Peirce Coward is born in Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom.


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116 years ago

Monday 16th of December 1901

Anthropologist Margaret Mead is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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113 years ago

Friday 16th of December 1904

Widow Gladys Cochcrane dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in Falkirk, Rosehall, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Cochrane was found burned beyond recognition in her bedroom sitting in a chair surrounded by pillows and cushions which were not burned. Cochrane had not cried out and there was no fire in her grate.


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100 years ago

Sunday 16th of December 1917

Science fiction writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer and television series host Arthur C. Charles Clarke known for 2001: A Space Odyssey is born in Minehead, Somerset, United Kingdom.


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89 years ago

Sunday 16th of December 1928

Science fiction writer Philip K. Kindred Dick known for his novel Blade Runner is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Dick and his twin sister Jane Charlotte were born six weeks prematurely. The death of Jane on 26 January 1929, profoundly affected Philip's life, leading to the recurrent motif of the 'phantom twin' in his books.


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79 years ago

Friday 16th of December 1938

Actress Liv Johanne Ullmann is born in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.


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73 years ago

Saturday 16th of December 1944

567 die in Cinema Rex explosion in Cinema Rex, De Keyserlei 15, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

The building was caught in a full hit by a V2 during the showing of Cecil B DeMille's 'The Plainsman' starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur.


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61 years ago

Sunday 16th of December 1956

Musician Lizzy Martine-Elisabeth Mercier Descloux is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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57 years ago

Friday 16th of December 1960

134 die in United Airlines Douglas DC-8-11 Flight 826 and Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation Flight 266 collision in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.

The only initial survivor of the tragedy was 11-year-old Stephen Lambert Baltz, but he died of pneumonia the next day.


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49 years ago

Monday 16th of December 1968

43-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion / Das Böse / Tv–film für den WDR' in Praterstraße 32, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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47 years ago

Wednesday 16th of December 1970

16-year-old Multiple murderer Frank Alexander is found beating his 39-year-old mother Dagmar and his 18-year-old and 15-year-old sisters Marina and Petra to death in Flat 1d, 37 Calle Jesús Nazareno, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

Alexander had also been tearing out their hearts and cutting away their sex organs and nailing them to the walls of the flat while his father Harald played the organ in a presumer 'Lorberbewegung' ritual. Petra's twin sister Sabina managed to escape. In the subsequent trial the young Alexander stated "I saw that mom was looking at me, I felt I was not allowed that she looked at me that wa y."


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47 years ago

Wednesday 16th of December 1970

45-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Weihnacht 70' in Aktionsgalerie Rudolf Jäggli, Uferweg 42, Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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32 years ago

Monday 16th of December 1985

The four only members, 33-year old Pierre Carette, 30-year-old Didier Chevolet, 28-year-old Pascale Vandegeerde and 23-year-old Bertrand Sassoye of Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC are arrested in Quick restaurant, Avenue de la Gare 7, Namur, Namur, Belgium.



13 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 16th of December 2004

Musician Jeroen Stevens at a Catholic performance in a record shop (that still owes us about 1.000,- € from cd-sales) in Freaks end Future, Prinsstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


Friday, December 15, 2017

32nd year - N° 349 Friday, 15 December 2017

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32nd year - N° 349 Friday, 15 December 2017

15 December / Today's 16 Events:
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1980 years ago

Tuesday 15th of December 0037

5th Emperor of the Roman Empire Nero, originally Nerō Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus is born in Antium, Lazio, Italy.


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185 years ago

Saturday 15th of December 1832

Engineer and architect Gustave Alexandre Bonickhausen dit Eiffel is born in Dijon, Bourgogne, France.


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162 years ago

Saturday 15th of December 1855

31-year-old Serial poisoner William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners is arrested and charged with the poisoning of John Parsons Cook in Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

When detained at Stafford Gaol Palmer threatened to go on hunger strike but backed down when the governor informed him that this would lead to him being force fed.


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125 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1892

Industrialist Jean Paul Getty aka The Richest Living American is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


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96 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1921

Disc jockey and radio presenter Alan Albert James Freed aka Moondog known for naming Rock and Roll is born in Windber, Pennsylvania, United States.


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96 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1921

24-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer graduates from the university as a doctor of medicine with the tract 'Contributions to the study of Acute Progressive Paralysis' in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Acute Progressive Paralysis was a disease Henri Desiré Landru was suffering from.


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87 years ago

Monday 15th of December 1930

Victim of The Manson Family Rosemary LaBianca, originally Ruth Katherine Elliott is born in Mexico.

At age 8 Ruth Kathyrn Elliott was adopted by the Harmons in Fullerton who had lost their own daughter to disease. The Harmons renamed her after their deceased daughter and thus Ruth became Rosemary.


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87 years ago

Monday 15th of December 1930

60-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is committed to the Bellevue Hospital for a 10-day observation after sending obscenities through the mail in New York City, New York, United States.


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63 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1954

Murderess Styllou Pantopiou Christofi is executed by hanging at the age of 54 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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56 years ago

Friday 15th of December 1961

55-year-old SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Otto Eichmann known for organising the Holocaust is sentenced to death in Jerusalem District Court, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.


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51 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1966

Film director and animator Walt Walter Elias Disney dies of acute circulatory collapse caused by lung cancer at the age of 65 in Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, United States.


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50 years ago

Friday 15th of December 1967

21-year-old Serial killer Jürgen Bartsch, originally Karl-Heinz Sadrozinski aka Der Kirmesmörder is sentenced to life imprisonment in Landgericht Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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47 years ago

Tuesday 15th of December 1970

323 die in Namyong Ho ferry capsizing in the Korea Strait.

Only 12 people survived.


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46 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1971

28-year-old Serial killer Manfred Wittmann aka The Beast of Oberfranken is sentenced to three life sentences in Coburg, Bayern, Germany.


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46 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1971

25-year-old Mass murderer John Linley Frazier aka The Killer Prophet is convicted to die in the Gas Chamber in Santa Cruz, California, United States.

On the first day of the trial Frazier appeared in court with a new look representing the two sides of a hippie. One side had long hair and a long beard and the other side was totally bald with no beard.



18 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 15th of December 1999

A sturdy Landrover series III 109" in the courtyard in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

32nd year - N° 348 Thursday, 14 December 2017

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32nd year - N° 348 Thursday, 14 December 2017

14 December / Today's 17 Events:
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514 years ago

Monday 14th of December 1503

Apothecary and seer Nostradamus, originally Michel de Nostredame known for his collections of prophecies is born in Rue Hoche, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence, France.


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152 years ago

Thursday 14th of December 1865

Serial poisoner George Chapman, originally Seweryn Antonowicz Kłosowski aka The Borough Poisoner is born in Nagórna, Województwo Wielkopolskie, Poland.


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121 years ago

Monday 14th of December 1896

Surrealist poet Paul Éluard, originally Eugène Émile Paul Grindel is born in Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France.


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106 years ago

Thursday 14th of December 1911

39-year-old Explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen becomes the first man to reach the South-Pole in Polheim, the South Pole.

Amundsen arrived at Polheim (Home at the Pole) along with four other members of his expedition: Helmer Hanssen, Olav Bjaaland, Oscar Wisting, and Sverre Hassel.


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104 years ago

Sunday 14th of December 1913

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Friedrich Abeling is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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94 years ago

Friday 14th of December 1923

Writer Gerard Reve, originally Gerard Kornelis van het Reve is born in Van Hallstraat 25, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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82 years ago

Saturday 14th of December 1935

Actress Lee Ann Remick is born in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.


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74 years ago

Tuesday 14th of December 1943

Advocate of dietary reform John Harvey Kellogg dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States.


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71 years ago

Saturday 14th of December 1946

Actress and singer Jane Mallory Birkin is born in Marylebone, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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65 years ago

Sunday 14th of December 1952

Ethel Simpson, originally Simpson Waddington is gassed and strangled by serial killer John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place in 10 Rillington Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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58 years ago

Monday 14th of December 1959

Ethel Little is tortured to death by an unidentified sexual deviate at the age of 53 in 1220 NW Thirty-first Street, Miami, Florida, United States.

Little was confronted in her own home and savagely attacked and died of shock and blood loss. One of her breasts had been cut off and stuck onto a bedroom dresser mirror. Over 4000 palm prints were taken but a suspect was never found.


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49 years ago

Saturday 14th of December 1968

47-year-old Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys performs 'Ja ja ja ja ja, nee nee nee nee nee' in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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41 years ago

Tuesday 14th of December 1976

35-year-old Serial killer Marcel Henri Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre is arrested after eight years of terror in Nogent-sur-Oise in Martinets, Montataire, Oise, France.



18 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 14th of December 1999

A busdriver manoeuvering his vehicle through the traffic jam in Thanon Samdet Phra Pin Klao, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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14 years ago He Was a Visitor

Sunday 14th of December 2003

Musician Patrick Miller aka Minimal Man dies of unknown causes at the age of 51 in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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5 years ago

Friday 14th of December 2012

53-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Sower of Fear' in Musis Sacrum, Koningsplein 12, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands.


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4 years ago

Saturday 14th of December 2013

Actor Peter Seamus O'Toole dies of cancer at the age of 81 in Wellington Hospital, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.