Thursday, May 25, 2017

32nd year - N° 145 Thursday, 25 May 2017

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32nd year - N° 145 Thursday, 25 May 2017

25 May / Today's 34 Events:
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932 years ago

Monday 25th of May 1085

157th Pope Gregorius VII, originally Ildebrando da Soana dies of unknown causes at the age of 65 in Salerno, Campania, Italy.

"I have loved justice and hated iniquity; therefore, I die in exile."


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756 years ago

Wednesday 25th of May 1261

181st Pope Alexander IV, originally Rinaldo di Jenne dies of unknown causes at the age of 62 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy.


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152 years ago

Thursday 25th of May 1865

Over 300 die in federal ammunition depot explosion in Beauregard Street, Mobile, Alabama, United States.


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152 years ago

Thursday 25th of May 1865

Leader of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) John Raleigh Mott is born in Livingston Manor, New York, United States.


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130 years ago

Wednesday 25th of May 1887

Stigmatised monk Pio of Pietrelcina, originally Francesco Forgione is born in Pietrelcina, Campania, Italy.


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128 years ago

Saturday 25th of May 1889

Aviation pioneer Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky is born in 15-a Yaroslaviv Val, Kiev, Ukraine, Russia.


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122 years ago

Saturday 25th of May 1895

41-year-old Poet and writer Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde is convicted of 'committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons' and sentenced to two years hard labour in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Judge Justice Wills described the sentence, the maximum allowed, as "totally inadequate for a case such as this" and that the case was "the worst case I have ever tried". Wilde's response was "And I? May I say nothing, my Lord?"


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104 years ago

Sunday 25th of May 1913

Christine Klein is throatcut by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Mulheim-am-Rhein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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90 years ago

Wednesday 25th of May 1927

Writer Robert Ludlum is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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81 years ago

Monday 25th of May 1936

30-year-old Wife of camp commandant and human-skin-handywoman Ilse Koch, originally Margarete Ilse Köhler aka Die Hexe von Buchenwald aka Die Buchenwälder Schlampe marries SS-Mann Karl Otto Koch in KZ Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany.


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74 years ago

Tuesday 25th of May 1943

In a letter to Enrico Fermi, 39-year-old Theoretical physicist Robert Julius Oppenheimer aka The Father of the Atomic Bomb discusses the possibility of infecting food with Strontium 90 whereby easily about 1/2 million people could be killed at once in Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States.


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71 years ago

Saturday 25th of May 1946

Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 49 in Prison de la Santé, 42 Rue de la Santé, XIVe, Montparnasse, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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61 years ago

Friday 25th of May 1956

Irish republican hunger striker Kevin Lynch, originally Caoimhghin O Loinsigh is born in Park, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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56 years ago

Thursday 25th of May 1961

Murderer Victor John Terry is executed by hanging at the age of 20 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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54 years ago

Saturday 25th of May 1963

28-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker sets fire to the 2nd floor of a building he owns in 2039 East Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

He collected 15.000$ on insurance money.


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49 years ago

Saturday 25th of May 1968

Martin Brown is strangled by child killer Mary Bell aka Child of Hell in 85 St. Margaret's Road, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

"There has been a boy who Just lay down and Died."


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48 years ago

Sunday 25th of May 1969

30-year-old Serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer is arrested and questioned but released by the FBI in Corvallis, Oregon, United States.


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43 years ago

Saturday 25th of May 1974

After a botched abduction of a Puerto Rican boy on 15 May 1974, Erno Soto is arrested on suspicion of being Unidentified serial killer Charlie Chop-off in New York City, New York, United States.

He was never brought to trial due to lack of evidence.


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40 years ago

Wednesday 25th of May 1977

Two unidentified burglars are blown to pieces while robbing a safe in a dynamite warehouse in Hunneberg, Västergötland, Sweden.


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39 years ago

Thursday 25th of May 1978

36-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber leaves bomb #1 in the parking lot in University of Illinois Science & Engineering Building, Chicago Circle, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Campus security officer Terry Marker is injured on his left hand when he opens the package and the bomb explodes the next day at the Northwestern Technological Institute.


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38 years ago

Friday 25th of May 1979

Murderer John Arthur Spenkelink is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 30 in Florida State Prison, 7819 N.W. 228th Street, Raiford, Florida, United States.

Spenkelink's last meal request was for two swigs of Jack Daniels. After the execution, unfounded rumors spread that the fighting, shouting Spenkelink was dragged to the electric chair, gagged, beaten and had his neck broken.


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38 years ago

Friday 25th of May 1979

273 die in American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 Flight 191 crash in Ravenswood Airport, Des Plaines, Illinois, United States.


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34 years ago

Wednesday 25th of May 1983

294 die in 10th of the Ramadan Ferry fire and sinking in Lake Nasser, Egypt.


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33 years ago

Friday 25th of May 1984

Sue Luna is abducted and killed by serial killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.


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33 years ago

Friday 25th of May 1984

An unidentified boy is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Rostov, Yaroslavi Oblast, Russia.


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33 years ago

Friday 25th of May 1984

The first daughter of 28-year-old Child killer Mary Flora Bell aka Child of Hell is born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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31 years ago

Sunday 25th of May 1986

Some 600 die in M.V. Shamia Ferry capsizing in Meghna River, Barisal, Bangladesh.


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31 years ago

Sunday 25th of May 1986

School shooter Andrew Douglas Golden aka Drew Douglas Grant is born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States.


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27 years ago

Friday 25th of May 1990

Member of the Grupos de Resistencia Antifascista Primero de Octubre José Manuel Sevillano dies after 177 days hungerstriking at the age of 30 in Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Calle Doctor Esquerdo 46, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.


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17 years ago

Thursday 25th of May 2000

Murderer James Edward Clayton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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15 years ago

Saturday 25th of May 2002

192 die in train derailment in Tenga, Maputo, Mozambique.


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11 years ago

Thursday 25th of May 2006

Musician Desmond Dekker, originally Desmond Adolphus Dacres dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Thornton Heath, Croydon, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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10 years ago

Friday 25th of May 2007

21-year-old School shooter Andrew Douglas Golden aka Drew Douglas Grant is released from prison in Arkansas Juvenile Assessment & Treatment Center, 1501 Woody Drive, Bryant, Arkansas, United States.

Golden served nine years for the Jonesboro Massacre.



4 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 25th of May 2013

John Cale surveying the audience for his video-installation 'Diddiau Du/Dark Days' in Middelheimmuseum, Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

32nd year - N° 144 Wednesday, 24 May 2017

BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)
32nd year - N° 144 Wednesday, 24 May 2017

24 May / Today's 29 Events:
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523 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 1494

Painter Jacopo Pontormo, originally Jacopo Carucci is born in Pontorme, Toscana, Italy.


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474 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1543

Mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus dies of a stroke at the age of 70 in Frombork, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland.


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331 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1686

Physicist, engineer and glass blower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit is born in Hundegasse 32A, Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.


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274 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1743

Activist during the French Revolution Jean-Paul Marat is born in Boudry, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


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198 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1819

Queen Alexandrina Victoria is born in Kensington Palace, Kensington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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118 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 1899

Poet, writer and painter Henri Michaux is born in Namur, Namur, Belgium.


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108 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1909

Dentist Philip Blaiberg is born in Uniondale, Cape Province, South Africa.


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100 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 1917

Dentist and murderer Arthur Warren Waite aka The Playboy Poisoner is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 28 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

He poisoned his mother-in-law Hannah Peck and his father-in-law John E. Peck with germs of diphtheria and tuberculosis between 30 January and 12 March 1916.


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87 years ago

Saturday 24th of May 1930

47-year-old Serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf is arrested in Mettmanner Straße, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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82 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1935

Murderer Tellie McQuate aka Thomas Jones is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Folsom State Prison, Represa, Folsom, California, United States.

McQuate killed and dismembered wealthy eccentric 74-year-old Ella Straw on 8 October 1933 in San Diego.


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77 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1940

Poet Joseph Brodsky, originally Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky is born in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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76 years ago

Saturday 24th of May 1941

Musician Bob Dylan, originally Robert Allen Zimmerman is born in St. Mary's Hospital, 400 E 3rd Street, Duluth, Minnesota, United States.


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72 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 1945

Priscilla Presley, originally Priscilla Ann Wagner is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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63 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1954

Murderer Arthur Martin Ross is born in Ohio, United States.


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61 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 1956

Mass murderer Steven Timothy Judy is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.


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45 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 1972

Actress Asta Sofie Amalie Nielsen aka Die Asta dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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45 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 1972

Car bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe 'Kommando 15. Juli' - death of Petra Schelm - in Seventh United States Army Headquarters, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Captain Clyde R. Bonner, specialist Ronald A. Woodward and specialist Charles L. Peck are killed by the blast.


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43 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1974

Bandleader and composer Duke Edward Kennedy Ellington dies of lung cancer and pneumonia at the age of 75 in New York City, New York, United States.


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42 years ago

Saturday 24th of May 1975

Spree killer Russell Lee Smith commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 28 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.

On the same day he killed his 16-year-old girlfriend Joan Marie Gatewood and 25-year-old Paulette Couch, he also wounded 27-year-old James Bailey, 38-year-old Charles Baltozer, 38-year-old Carole Baltozer, 17-year-old Charles Baltozer Jr., 6-year-old Heather Baltozer, 28-year-old George Christopherson, 27-year-old Ocie Curry, 29-year-old Joseph Pickett and 19-year-old Ann Wenclewicz.


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35 years ago

Monday 24th of May 1982

Kidnap victim Suzanne Wagner escapes after being held imprisoned as a sex-slave for over a year by sex researcher Dr. Ulrich Kochwald in Regensburg, Bayern, Germany.


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34 years ago

Tuesday 24th of May 1983

Model and actress Seung-yeon Woo is born in Seoel, Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea.


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32 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1985

Serial killer Michael Wolter aka Der Neu-Isenburger Frauenmörder is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of six young women in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.


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30 years ago

Sunday 24th of May 1987

Almost a million people attempt to walk from each side over the Golden Gate Bridge on it's 50th anniversary in Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, United States.

The celebration attracted 750.000 to 1.000.000 people, and ineffective crowd control meant the bridge became congested with roughly 300.000 people, causing the center span of the bridge to flatten out under the weight.


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28 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 1989

Murderer Stephen McCoy is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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26 years ago

Friday 24th of May 1991

Anthony Hughes is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Hughes was strangled and his body left on Dahmer's bedroom floor for three days before being dismembered, with Dahmer photographing the dismemberment process. At his trial Dahmer said Hughes lost his life due to the "foreseeable but unintended consequences of the drilling technique."


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17 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 2000

Murderer Richard Donald Foster is executed by lethal injection at the age of 48 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Foster's last words were "I'll see you when you get there, okay?'' to his cousin who witnessed the execution.


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11 years ago

Wednesday 24th of May 2006

Double murderer Jesus Ledesma 'Chuy' Aguilar is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Aguilar's last meal was a full meal of enchiladas. Family members of the victims were outraged at the final words, a 'shout-out' to his fellow Texas Syndicate prison gang members which came in a mixture of Spanish and English. Huntsville Unit Warden Charles O'Reilly silently requested the start of the lethal dosage, cutting off Aguilar's speech.


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10 years ago

Thursday 24th of May 2007

Murderer Christopher J. Newton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

His final meal request was of steak, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, feta cheese, a soft drink, cake and watermelon. Newton weighed 265 pounds and his veins were very difficult to locate. It took over two hours and 10 attempts before the execution was completed. It took so long that Newton was given a bathroom break.


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7 years ago

Monday 24th of May 2010

41-year-old Serial killer Stephen Shaun Griffiths aka The Crossbow Cannibal is arrested after a CCTV camera caught him shooting 36-year-old prostitute Suzanne Blamires in the head with a crossbow in Holmfield Courtflats, Thornton Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Parts of Blamires's body were found in the river Aire in Shipley on 25 May 2010.