Saturday, February 18, 2017

32nd year - N° 49 Saturday, 18 February 2017

32nd year - N° 49 Saturday, 18 February 2017

18 February / Today's 14 Events:
501 years ago

Friday 18th of February 1516

Queen of England and Ireland Mary Tudor aka Bloody Mary is born in Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

471 years ago

Monday 18th of February 1546

Theologian and church reformer Martin Luther dies of an apoplectic stroke at the age of 63 in Martin Luthers Geburtshaus, Lutherstraße 16, Eisleben, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.

111 years ago

Sunday 18th of February 1906

Pediatrician Hans Asperger is born in Hausbrunn, Niederösterreich, Austria.

96 years ago

Friday 18th of February 1921

Self-proclaimed Emperor of Central Africa Jean-Bédel Bokassa is born in Bobangui, Ubangi-Shari, French Equatorial Africa.

84 years ago

Saturday 18th of February 1933

Artist Yoko Ono is born in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

70 years ago

Tuesday 18th of February 1947

Victim of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers Pauline Reade is born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

68 years ago

Friday 18th of February 1949

Olive Henrietta Olivia Robarts Durand-Deacon is shot in the head by serial killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer in 2 Leopold Road, Crawley, Sussex, United Kingdom.

Haigh stripped Durand-Deacon of her valuables, including a Persian lamb coat and put her into a sulphuric acid bath. Investigation of the sludge at the workshop by the pathologist Keith Simpson revealed three human gallstones and part of a denture which was later identified by Mrs Durand-Deacon's dentist during the trial and conviction.

56 years ago

Saturday 18th of February 1961

36-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey assaults an unidentified 12-year-old boy in Vingtaine du Mont Cochon, Saint Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom.

54 years ago

Monday 18th of February 1963

Gertrude Gruen is attacked and raped by serial killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Gruen survived.

50 years ago

Saturday 18th of February 1967

Theoretical physicist Robert Julius Oppenheimer aka The Father of the Atomic Bomb dies of throat cancer at the age of 63 in Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Oppenheimer was diagnosed with throat cancer in late 1965 and underwent unsuccessful radiation treatment and chemotherapy. He fell into a coma on 15 February 1967.

47 years ago

Wednesday 18th of February 1970

81 die in train derailment in Langa Langa, Benue, Nigeria.

45 years ago He Went to Bed Early

Friday 18th of February 1972

26-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden starts his performance 'Bed Piece' in Market Street, Venice, California, United States.

Burden did not speak to anyone during the performance but the curator Josh Young provided him with water, food, and toilet facilities without being asked. 'Bed Piece' lasted until 10 March 1972.

26 years ago

Monday 18th of February 1991

Curtis Durrell Straughter 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.

16 years ago

Sunday 18th of February 2001

Artist Balthasar Kłossowski, originally Kłossowski de Rola aka Balthus dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in Grand Chalet, Rossinière, Vaud, Switzerland.

Prime ministers and rock stars alike attended Kłossowski's funeral including the President of France, the Prince Sadruddhin Aga Khan and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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