Wednesday, April 26, 2017

32nd year - N° 116 Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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32nd year - N° 116 Wednesday, 26 April 2017

26 April / Today's 20 Events:
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219 years ago He Was Not His Father's Son

Thursday 26th of April 1798

Romantic painter Eugène Ferdinand Victor Delacroix is born in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne, France.

There is reason to believe that Delacroix' father Charles-François was infertile at the time of Eugène's conception and that his real father was Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord who was a friend of the family and successor of Charles Delacroix as Minister of Foreign Affairs and whom the adult Eugène resembled in appearance and character.


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152 years ago He Was the Instrument of His Punishment

Wednesday 26th of April 1865

Actor and assassin John Wilkes Booth aka The Man Who Shot President Abraham Lincoln is tracked down and shot dead by Sergeant Boston Corbett in Richard H. Garrett's tobacco barn at the age of 27 in Port Royal, Virginia, United States.

In Booth's pockets were found a compass, a candle, pictures of five women (actresses Alice Grey, Helen Western, Effie Germon, Fannie Brown and Booth's fiancée Lucy Hale), and his diary, where he had written of Lincoln's death, "Our country owed all her troubles to him, and God simply made me the instrument of his pu nishment".


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128 years ago He Would Be Better Understood in the Future

Friday 26th of April 1889

Philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein is born in Wittgenstein Palace, Alleegasse 16, Wien, Wien, Austria-Hungary.


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123 years ago

Thursday 26th of April 1894

Nazi leader and Stellvertreter des Führers Rudolf Walter Richard Hess is born in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.


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117 years ago He Squeaked

Thursday 26th of April 1900

Seismologist and physicist Charles Francis Richter known for creating the Richter magnitude scale is born in Overpeck, Ohio, United States.


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112 years ago L'Atalante Passait

Wednesday 26th of April 1905

Film director Jean Vigo is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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107 years ago She Was a Spring Dream

Tuesday 26th of April 1910

Silent film actress Lingyu Ruan, originally Ruan Fenggen is born in Shanghai, China.


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93 years ago

Saturday 26th of April 1924

Robert Witzel is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 4, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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92 years ago

Sunday 26th of April 1925

Chocolate maker Michele Ferrero known for inventing Nutella chocolate paste is born in Dogliani, Piemonte, Italy.


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84 years ago He Founded a Reign of Terror

Wednesday 26th of April 1933

The Gestapo is founded by 40-year-old Reichsmarschall and Nazi leader Hermann Wilhelm Göring in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Gestapo was an abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei.


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75 years ago

Sunday 26th of April 1942

1.549 die in coal mine dust explosion in Honkeiko Colliery, Benxi, Liaoning, China.


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72 years ago

Thursday 26th of April 1945

Nazi doctor Sigmund Rascher known for his ‘freezing experiments’ on behalf of the Luftwaffe is executed by the firing squad at the age of 36 in Konzentrationslager Dachau, Dachau, Bayern, Germany.

In an attempt to please Himmler by demonstrating that population growth could be accelerated by extending the childbearing age, Rascher publicized the fact that his wife had given birth to three children even after becoming 48 years of age and Himmler used a photograph of Rascher's family as propaganda material. However during her fourth "pregnancy" Mrs. Rascher was arrested for trying to kidnap a baby and an investigation revealed that her other three children had been either bought or kidnapped. Himmler felt betrayed by this conduct and had Rascher and his wife sentenced to death.


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67 years ago

Wednesday 26th of April 1950

Imaginary serial killer Sture Ragnar Bergwall aka Thomas Quick aka Sätermannen is born in Källviken, Falun, Dalarna, Sweden.


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65 years ago

Saturday 26th of April 1952

176 die in USS Hobson destroyer and USS Wasp aircraft carrier collision in the North Atlantic Ocean.


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58 years ago

Sunday 26th of April 1959

Mass murderer Dirk De Winne is born in Scheldewindeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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49 years ago

Friday 26th of April 1968

Collage artist John Heartfield, originally Helmut Herzfeld dies of unknown causes at the age of 77 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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46 years ago

Monday 26th of April 1971

25-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden starts his 'Five Day Locker Piece' performance in University of California, Irvine, California, United States.


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33 years ago

Thursday 26th of April 1984

Musician and bandleader Count William James Basie dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 in Hollywood, California, United States.


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23 years ago

Tuesday 26th of April 1994

264 die in China Airlines Airbus A300B4-622R Flight 140 crash in Nagoya Airfield, Nagoya, Chūbu, Japan.

There were 7 survivors. 31-year-old Noriyasu Shirai said that a flight attendant announced that the plane would crash after the aircraft stalled.



12 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 26th of April 2005

Scenes of daily life in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

32nd year - N° 115 Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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32nd year - N° 115 Tuesday, 25 April 2017

25 April / Today's 15 Events:
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459 years ago

Friday 25th of April 1558

Queen of Scots Mary Stuart in IVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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273 years ago He Was Getting a Temperature

Saturday 25th of April 1744

Astronomer, physicist and mathematician Anders Celsius dies of tuberculosis at the age of 43 in Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden.


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143 years ago He Was Transmitted Succesfully

Saturday 25th of April 1874

Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi known for inventing radio is born in Palazzo Dall'Armi Marescalchi, Via Quattro Novembre 5, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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133 years ago

Friday 25th of April 1884

Racecar driver and automobile manufacturer Arthur Chevrolet is born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


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115 years ago

Friday 25th of April 1902

Nazi psychiatrist Werner Heyde aka Fritz Sawade known for organizing the T-4 Euthanasia Program is born in Forst, Brandenburg, Germany.


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96 years ago

Monday 25th of April 1921

Artist Karel Christiaan Appel is born in Dapperstraat 7, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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77 years ago

Thursday 25th of April 1940

Actor Al Alfredo James Pacino is born in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


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72 years ago

Wednesday 25th of April 1945

52-year-old Reichsmarschall and Nazi leader Hermann Wilhelm Göring is arrested and sentenced to death by the SS for treason in München, Bayern, Germany.


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66 years ago

Wednesday 25th of April 1951

Murderer Edward Charles Smith is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 33 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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66 years ago

Wednesday 25th of April 1951

Murderer Joseph Brown is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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44 years ago

Wednesday 25th of April 1973

44-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is sentenced to one year imprisonment for an attack on an unidentified boy in San Francisco, California, United States.


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37 years ago

Friday 25th of April 1980

8 US-soldiers die in RH-53 Bluebeard 3 helicopter crash in Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

'Operation Eagle Claw' was an aborted attempt to free the American hostages in their embassy.


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29 years ago

Monday 25th of April 1988

Radical feminist writer Valerie Jean Solanas known for shooting Andy Warhol dies of pneumonia at the age of 52 in Bristol Hotel, 56 Mason Street, Tenderloin, San Francisco, California, United States.


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15 years ago

Thursday 25th of April 2002

225 die in China Airlines Boeing 747-209B Flight 611 crash in Makung, Penghu Islands, Taiwan.


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12 years ago

Monday 25th of April 2005

107 die in Rapid commuter train derailment in Amagasaki Station, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan.

The front two carriages rammed into an apartment building. Investigators have focused on speeding by the 23-year-old driver, Ryūjirō Takami (who was among the dead), as being the most likely cause of the accident.


Monday, April 24, 2017

32nd year - N° 114 Monday, 24 April 2017

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32nd year - N° 114 Monday, 24 April 2017

24 April / Today's 14 Events:
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230 years ago

Tuesday 24th of April 1787

Chemist Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila, originally Mateu Josep Bonaventura Orfila i Rotger known for founding the science of toxicology is born in Mahón, Menorca, Spain.


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161 years ago

Thursday 24th of April 1856

General Philippe Henri Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain is born in Cauchy-à-la-Tour, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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143 years ago

Friday 24th of April 1874

Outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer Jesse Woodson James is born in Kearney, Missouri, United States.


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121 years ago

Friday 24th of April 1896

Victim of Louise Masset Manfred Louis Masset is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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114 years ago

Friday 24th of April 1903

Founder of the Falange Española José Antonio Primo de Rivera is born in Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.


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113 years ago

Sunday 24th of April 1904

Abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning is born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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83 years ago

Tuesday 24th of April 1934

Actress Shirley MacLaine, originally Shirley MacLean Beaty is born in Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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75 years ago

Friday 24th of April 1942

Singer-songwriter and actress Barbra Streisand, originally Barbara Joan Streisand is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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75 years ago

Friday 24th of April 1942

Start of the trial against 28-year-old Serial killer Gordon Frederick Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Cummins' trial had to be restarted with new jury on 27 April due to a legal technicality.


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39 years ago

Monday 24th of April 1978

Unidentified serial killer Zodiac writes an 'I am back'-letter to The San Francisco Chronicle in San Francisco, California, United States.


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33 years ago

Tuesday 24th of April 1984

45-year-old Serial killer Robert Christian Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter is taken on a flight to locate some of his victims' bodies in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

Three days later Hansen located seven bodies, all near the Knik River.



16 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 24th of April 2001

Excavations for an underground railway line in Centraal Station, Astridplein, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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12 years ago

Sunday 24th of April 2005

The world's first cloned dog Snuppy is born in Seoul National University, Seoel, Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea.

Snuppy was created using a cell from an ear from an adult Afghan hound and involved 123 surrogate mothers of which only three produced pups. Snuppy being the sole survivor. Snuppy was named as a portmanteau of the initials of the Seoul National University (SNU) and the word 'puppy'.


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4 years ago

Wednesday 24th of April 2013

1.129 die in Rana Plaza building collapse in Rana Plaza, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Approximately 2.515 injured people were rescued from the building alive.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

32nd year - N° 113 Sunday, 23 April 2017

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32nd year - N° 113 Sunday, 23 April 2017

23 April / Today's 21 Events:
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453 years ago He Was Bound to Be the Bard

Thursday 23rd of April 1564

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is born in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.


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401 years ago He Drank Himself a Fever

Saturday 23rd of April 1616

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare dies of fever at the age of 52 in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

Shakespeare had a merry birthday meeting with Drayton and Ben Jonson and drank too hard. Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted.


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242 years ago

Sunday 23rd of April 1775

Romantic landscape painter William Joseph Mallord Turner is born in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

It is generally believed Turner was born between late April and early May. Turner himself claimed he was born on 23 April but there is no proof.


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226 years ago

Saturday 23rd of April 1791

15th President of the United States James Buchanan is born in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, United States.


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159 years ago

Friday 23rd of April 1858

Theoretical physicist Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck known for originating quantum theory is born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


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132 years ago

Thursday 23rd of April 1885

Start of the trial against 46-year-old Serial poisoner Maria Catherina Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

Swanenburg was charged with the poisoning of over 100 people, killing at least 30.


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110 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of April 1907

Photographer Lee Elizabeth Miller aka Lady Penrose is born in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.


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89 years ago

Monday 23rd of April 1928

Actress Shirley Temple is born in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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81 years ago He Had it

Thursday 23rd of April 1936

Singer-songwriter Roy Kelton Orbison aka Big O is born in Vernon, Texas, United States.


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77 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of April 1940

209 die in Rhythm Club dance hall fire in Rhythm Club, Natchez, Mississippi, United States.


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56 years ago

Sunday 23rd of April 1961

36-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey abducts and rapes an unidentified 11-year-old girl in Saint Martin, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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55 years ago

Monday 23rd of April 1962

Petra Giese is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale in Stollbach, Dinslaken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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50 years ago

Sunday 23rd of April 1967

39-year-old Assassin James Earl Ray aka The Man Who Shot Martin Luther King escapes in Missouri State Penitentiary aka The Walls, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.

Ray was captured a few days later.


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49 years ago He Was a Wanderer

Tuesday 23rd of April 1968

Terrorist Timothy James 'Tim' McVeigh aka The Oklahoma City Bomber is born in Lockport, New York, United States.


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43 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of April 1974

28-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Trans-fixed' in Venice, California, United States.


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43 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of April 1974

Start of the trial against 23-year-old Serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen in Assisenhof, Britselei 55-57, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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37 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of April 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Installation - 3' at the Symposium d'Art Performance in Maison des Avocats, 60 Rue Saint-Jean, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.

After the audience had entered the cellar, I closed the door and fastened a rope to my neck and the door, then I tied my feet and hands. The audience could watch my actions on a closed TV-circuit on the other side of the door. Then someone had to open the door -and pull me over- in order to get out.


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24 years ago

Friday 23rd of April 1993

34-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Murder of Petra Giese' in Jockel Headquarters, Lothringer Straße 36, Gerthe, Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

On exactly the same day that, 21 years earlier, 13-year-old Petra Giese was killed by Joachim 'Jockel' Kroll, the Ruhr Hunter, I sat on a chair and cut off all the clothes off my body. To my left hand a rope was tied, leading to an electric winch at the other end of the room, slowly dragging my body over the concrete floor.


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19 years ago

Thursday 23rd of April 1998

Assassin James Earl Ray aka The Man Who Shot Martin Luther King dies of complications related to kidney disease and liver failure caused by hepatitis C at the age of 70 in Columbia Nashville Memorial Hospital, 3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 430, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.


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19 years ago

Thursday 23rd of April 1998

42-year-old Kidnapper, serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux escapes from the courthouse, where he was consulting the records for his defence, by knocking down a state trooper and running out of the building in Neufchateau, Luxemburg, Belgium.

Dutroux was found by forest watcher Stéphane Michaux about three hours later in a wood, where his stolen car got stuck in the mud.


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10 years ago

Monday 23rd of April 2007

First President of the Russian Federation Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin dies of at the age of 76 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.