Thursday, June 8, 2017

32nd year - N° 159 Thursday, 8 June 2017

32nd year - N° 159 Thursday, 8 June 2017

8 June / Today's 17 Events:
346 years ago

Monday 8th of June 1671

Composer Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni is born in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

207 years ago

Friday 8th of June 1810

Romantic composer Robert Schumann is born in Robert-Schumann-Haus, Hauptmarkt 5, Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany.

172 years ago

Sunday 8th of June 1845

7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson aka Old Hickory dies of chronic tuberculosis, dropsy and heart failure at the age of 78 in Hermitage Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

150 years ago

Saturday 8th of June 1867

Architect Frank Lloyd Lincoln Wright is born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States.

104 years ago

Sunday 8th of June 1913

Heroine of the women's suffrage movement Emily Wilding Davison dies due to a fractured skull and internal injuries after she was struck by King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby four days earlier at the age of 41 in Epsom Cottage Hospital, Alexandra Road, Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom.

94 years ago

Friday 8th of June 1923

Composer Karel Goeyvaerts is born in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

90 years ago

Wednesday 8th of June 1927

Lola Cowan is strangled and raped by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

86 years ago

Monday 8th of June 1931

The body of 25-year-old Actress Starr Wyman Faithfull aka The Drowned Girl is found by beachcomber Daniel Moriarty, covered with over 100 injuries in Long Beach, New York, United States.

Shortly after Faithfull's death her diary was found. It detailed her years of drug abuses and sexual encounters with 19 men, among them aristocrats from England.

77 years ago She Had no Boots for Walking

Saturday 8th of June 1940

Singer and actress Nancy Sandra Sinatra known for These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ is born in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.

74 years ago

Tuesday 8th of June 1943

American hero and mass murderer William Laws Calley known for the My Lay Massacre is born in Miami, Florida, United States.

66 years ago

Friday 8th of June 1951

SS-Obergruppenführer Oswald Ludwig Pohl is executed by hanging at the age of 59 in Kriegsverbrechergefängnis, Landsberg am Lech, Oberbayern, Germany.

58 years ago

Monday 8th of June 1959

Rita Walterspacher is raped and strangled by serial killer Heinrich Pommerenke aka The Beast of the Black Forest in Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

47 years ago

Monday 8th of June 1970

Psychologist Abraham Harold Elijah Maslow dies of a heart attack at the age of 62 in Menlo Park, California, United States.

44 years ago

Friday 8th of June 1973

Second wife of Hermann Göring Emma Johanna Henny Sonnemann aka Die Hohe Frau des Deutschen Reiches dies of unknown causes at the age of 80 in München, Bayern, Germany.

38 years ago

Friday 8th of June 1979

20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled' in Ruimte Z, Lovelingstraat 56, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

In a darkened room a slide was projected onto a sheet of transparent plastic. From behind I sprayed white paint on it so the projection became visible: a view of the backroom in which I hung upside down. Unseen by the audience I hung myself in the same way. While violently swinging my body back and forth I could reach the plastic and pull it away while all the lights were switched on.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 8th of June 2004

A surprise concert by Louise Vertigo in an amazing leather workshop in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

10 years ago

Friday 8th of June 2007

Philosopher Richard McKay Rorty dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 in Palo Alto, California, United States.

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