Monday, July 24, 2017

32nd year - N° 205 Monday, 24 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 205 Monday, 24 July 2017

24 July / Today's 10 Events:
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282 years ago

Sunday 24th of July 1735

Murderess Patience Boston is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Falmouth, Maine, United States.


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215 years ago

Saturday 24th of July 1802

Writer Alexandre Dumas, originally Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie known for Les Trois Mousquetaires is born in Villers-Cotterêts, Picardie, France.


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155 years ago

Thursday 24th of July 1862

8th President of the United States Martin Van Buren dies of bronchial asthma and heart failure at the age of 80 in Lindenwald, Kinderhook, New York, United States.


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153 years ago

Sunday 24th of July 1864

Playwright Frank Benjamin Franklin Wedekind is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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120 years ago

Saturday 24th of July 1897

Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart is born in Atchison, Kansas, United States.


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108 years ago

Saturday 24th of July 1909

Serial killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer is born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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76 years ago

Thursday 24th of July 1941

29-year-old Serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder is sentenced to death in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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73 years ago

Monday 24th of July 1944

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Jan-Carl Raspe is born in Seefeld, Tirol, Austria.


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37 years ago

Thursday 24th of July 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 2' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I was laying on the floor in an empty room and let and icecube melt on my naked chest.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 24th of July 2003

Originally built for its researchers and scientists to study above-ground flora and fauna more effectively, the Canopy Walkway is opened to public whereby visitors will literally feel like they are hovering above the forest grounds, taking in views and landscapes that is unbeknown to the eye at ground level. The idea of walking at 'tree level' may be disorienting to some at first but it is certainly a spectacle that should not be missed out on in Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

32nd year - N° 204 Sunday, 23 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 204 Sunday, 23 July 2017

23 July / Today's 13 Events:
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242 years ago

Sunday 23rd of July 1775

Criminal and criminalist Eugène François Vidocq known for founding the first known private detective agency is born in 222 Rue du Mirroir-de-Venise, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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129 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1888

Writer Raymond Thornton Chandler is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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112 years ago

Sunday 23rd of July 1905

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Heinrich Struß is born in Egestorf, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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89 years ago He Took the Exit

Monday 23rd of July 1928

Writer Hubert Selby known for Last Exit to Brooklyn is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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75 years ago

Thursday 23rd of July 1942

Serial killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers (with Ian Brady) is born in Gorton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


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66 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1951

General Philippe Henri Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain dies of natural causes at the age of 95 in Fort de Pierre-Levée, Île d'Yeu, Pays de la Loire, France.

In February 1973 Pétain's coffin was stolen from the Île d'Yeu cemetery by extremists who demanded that President Georges Pompidou consent to his interment in the Douaumont cemetery among the war dead. Authorities retrieved the coffin a few days later and Pétain was ceremoniously reburied with a Presidential wreath on his coffin, but on the Île d'Yeu as before.


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63 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1954

Writer, sex educator, former prostitute, feminist stripper and pornographic actress Annie Sprinkle, originally Ellen F. Steinberg is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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51 years ago

Saturday 23rd of July 1966

Actor Montgomery Edward 'Monty' Clift dies of occlusive coronary artery disease at the age of 46 in 217 East 61st Street, New York, New York, United States.


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44 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1973

White House intern Monica Lewinsky aka The Woman with Whom President Bill Clinton Did not Have Sexual Relations is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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35 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1982

48-year-old Mass murderer James Urban Ruppert has a review of his trial in Findlay, Ohio, United States.

A 3-judge panel found Ruppert guilty of first degree murder in the case of his mother and brother but this time, they found him not guilty on the other 9 counts of murder by reason of insanity. He received life sentences for each of the two charges to be served consecutively rather than concurrently.



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28 years ago He Wanted a Close-up

Sunday 23rd of July 1989

27-year-old Serial killer, cannibal and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer is arrested in Hachioji, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

Miyazaki attempted to insert a zoom lens into the vagina of a grade school–aged girl in a park near her home and was apprehended by the girl's father. After fleeing naked on foot Miyazaki eventually returned to the park to retrieve his Toyota car whereupon he was arrested by police who had responded to a call by the grandfather. A search of Miyazaki's two-room bungalow turned up a collection of 5.763 videotapes, some containing anime and slasher films. Interspersed among them was video footage and pictures of his victims.


11 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 23rd of July 2006

The wound on my chest after performing 'He Just Wanted to Play in his Bath Tube and Put a Finger in his Ass' in Vilma Gold Gallery, Schlesische Straße 26, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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3 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Double murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood is executed by lethal injection at the age of 56 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

Wood was executed with a combination of midazolam and hydromorphone. The execution began at 1:52 p.m. and ended at 3:49 p.m. when Wood was pronounced dead. Wood gasped and snorted for well over an hour, and a media witness compared Wood's breathing to a "fish gulping for air". An Associated Press reporter said Wood gasped more than 600 times.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

32nd year - N° 203 Saturday, 22 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 203 Saturday, 22 July 2017

22 July / Today's 12 Events:
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217 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of July 1800

Christian mystic and visionary Jakob Lorber aka Der Schreibknecht Gottes is born in Kanischa, Spodnja Štajerska, Slovenia.


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173 years ago His Worth Was a Binder

Monday 22nd of July 1844

Oxford don William Archibald Spooner known for Spoonerism is born in 17 Chapel Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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135 years ago

Saturday 22nd of July 1882

Artist Edward Hopper is born in 82 N Broadway, Nyack, New York, United States.


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131 years ago

Thursday 22nd of July 1886

Victim of Karl Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof Marie Nitschke is born in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.


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128 years ago

Monday 22nd of July 1889

Film director James Whale known for Frankenstein is born in Dudley, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.


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124 years ago

Saturday 22nd of July 1893

Psychiatrist Karl Augustus Menninger is born in Topeka, Kansas, United States.


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83 years ago

Sunday 22nd of July 1934

Bank robber John Herbert Dillinger is supposedly shot dead by Melvin Purvis at the age of 31 in Biograph Theater, 2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Dillinger was struck four times, with two bullets grazing him, one cut a superficial hole in his right side, and the fatal shot - which entered Dillinger through the back of his neck, severed his spinal cord and tore through his brain before exiting out the front of his head just under his right eye, severing two sets of veins and arteries. An ambulance was summoned though it was clear Dillinger had quickly died from his gunshot wounds. At 10:50 p.m. Dillinger was pronounced dead at Alexian Brothers Hospital. He died without saying a word. There were reports of people dipping their handkerchiefs and skirts into the blood pool that had formed.In 'The Dillinger Dossier' author Jay Robert Nash maintains that Dillinger escaped death at the Biograph Theater simply by not being there. In his stead was a 'Jimmy Lawrence', a local Chicago petty criminal whose appearance was similar to Dillinger's.


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78 years ago

Saturday 22nd of July 1939

Actor Terence Henry Stamp is born in Stepney, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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37 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of July 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 1' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I have cut my hair and thrown it in the sink. Then I have made a cut on the inside of my elbow with a razorblade and let the blood run down off my arm onto the cut-off hair.


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26 years ago He Should Be Dead for What He Did

Monday 22nd of July 1991

31-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is arrested in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Two Milwaukee police officers were flagged down by Tracy Edwards at the corner of North 25th Street. The officers noted Edwards had a handcuff attached to his wrist whereupon Edwards explained to the officers that a 'freak' had placed the handcuffs upon him. When the officers and Edwards arrived at Apartment 213, Dahmer invited the trio inside and acknowledged he had indeed placed the handcuffs upon Edwards. In the bedroom, officer Rolf Mueller noted there was a large knife beneath the bed; he also saw an open drawer which, upon closer inspection, contained scores of Polaroid pictures - many of which were of human bodies in various stages of dismemberment. Mueller noted the decor indicated they had been taken in the very apartment in which they were standing. He walked into the living room to show them to his partner, uttering the words, "These are for real."


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11 years ago

Saturday 22nd of July 2006

47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'He Just Wanted to Play in his Bath Tube and Put a Finger in his Ass' in Vilma Gold Gallery, Schlesische Straße 26, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

During a live video-performance by artist Brock Enright the audience was encouraged to react to notes he wrote before a camera from his New York bathroom. He smeared ketchup all over himself and tried to provoke some violence from the audience. After a while I stepped in front of the camera and told him I wanted real blood. He kept provoking and wrote "I'm scared". I took a shard of glass from the floor and cut my chest until blood streamed down, put my shirt back on and left.


11 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 22nd of July 2006

The grave of Ulrike Marie Meinhof in Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof III, Eisenacher Straße 61, Mariendorf, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


Friday, July 21, 2017

32nd year - N° 202 Friday, 21 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 202 Friday, 21 July 2017

21 July / Today's 14 Events:
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603 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1414

212th Pope Sixtus IV, originally Francesco della Rovere known for building the Sistine Chapel is born in Celle Ligure, Liguria, Italy.


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201 years ago His Birth Wasn't World News

Sunday 21st of July 1816

Journalist, entrepreneur and pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter, originally Israel Beer Josafat is born in Kassel, Hessen, Germany.


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172 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1845

Cousin and first wife of Jesse James Zerelda Amanda Mimms is born in Logan, Kentucky, United States.


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144 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1873

26-year-old Outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer Jesse Woodson James performs the first train robbery by derailing the Rock Island train in Adair, Iowa, United States.

James managed to steal approximately $ 3,000.


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119 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1898

Writer Ernest Miller Hemingway is born in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.


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113 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1904

35-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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106 years ago

Friday 21st of July 1911

Philosopher Marshall Herbert McLuhan known for “the medium is the message” is born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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89 years ago

Saturday 21st of July 1928

58-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 arrested for grand larceny in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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69 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1948

Painter Arshile Gorky, originally Vostanik Manuk Adoian commits suicide by hanging at the age of 44 in Sherman, Connecticut, United States.

Gorky had undergone a cancer operation and was involved in a car crash in which he broke his neck. His wife left him and several of his works of art were destroyed in a studio fire.


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46 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1971

Photographer Lee Elizabeth Miller aka Lady Penrose dies of cancer at the age of 64 in Farley Farm House, Chiddingly, East Sussex, United Kingdom.


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41 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1976

36-year-old Double murderer Gary Mark Gilmore aka The Executioner's Song is arrested in Provo, Utah, United States.

Gilmore's cousin Brenda turned him in to police shortly after he phoned her asking for bandages and painkillers for the injury to his hand. The day before, while disposing of the .22 caliber pistol he used in his murders, Gilmore accidentally shot himself in his right hand.


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21 years ago

Sunday 21st of July 1996

Martine Bohn is abducted by unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.

Bohn's breastless torso was found a couple of days later in the river La Hayne, her legs and arms in March 1997.


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18 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1999

Mass murderer Zhao Lianrong is executed by a shot in the back of the head at the age of 36 in Beijing, Hebei, China.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 21st of July 2003

Two men waiting for a burst of tropical rain to stop in Empire Hotel, Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

32nd year - N° 201 Thursday, 20 July 2017

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32nd year - N° 201 Thursday, 20 July 2017

20 July / Today's 15 Events:
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713 years ago

Sunday 20th of July 1304

Poet Francesco Petrarca aka The Father of Humanism is born in Arezzo, Toscana, Italy.


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498 years ago

Sunday 20th of July 1519

230th Pope Innocentius IX, originally Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti is born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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195 years ago

Saturday 20th of July 1822

Biologist and Augustinian friar Gregor Johann Mendel is born in Heinzendorf bei Odrau, Moravskoslezský Kraj, Czechoslovakia.


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122 years ago

Saturday 20th of July 1895

Artist László Moholy-Nagy, originally László Weisz is born in Bácsborsód, Dél-Alföld, Hungary.


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98 years ago

Sunday 20th of July 1919

Mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Percival Hillary is born in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.


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94 years ago

Friday 20th of July 1923

Revolutionary general Pancho Villa, originally José Doroteo Arango Arámbula is shot to pieces in a fusillade at the age of 45 in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico.

While driving back through the city in his black 1919 Dodge roadster Villa passed by a school and a pumpkinseed vendor ran toward Villa's car and shouted "Viva Villa!" – a signal for a group of seven riflemen who then appeared in the middle of the road and fired more than 40 shots into the automobile. In the fusillade of shots, nine Dumdum bullets, normally used for hunting big game hit Villa in the head and upper chest, killing him instantly.


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92 years ago

Monday 20th of July 1925

Revolutionary philosopher and psychiatrist Frantz Omar Fanon is born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, France.


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85 years ago

Wednesday 20th of July 1932

Video artist Nam June Paik is born in Seoel, Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea.


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83 years ago

Friday 20th of July 1934

Murderer Alfred William Bayly is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Mount Eden Prison, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

He killed his neighbours, Samuel and Christobel Lakey in Ruwaro on 16 October 1933.


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80 years ago He Was Totally Wired

Tuesday 20th of July 1937

Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi known for inventing radio dies of a heart attack at the age of 63 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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79 years ago She Was Very Russian, You Know

Wednesday 20th of July 1938

Actress Natalie Wood, originally Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko aka Natasha Gurdin is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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71 years ago

Saturday 20th of July 1946

Serial killer Leonard Thomas Lake aka The Eye of Evil is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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53 years ago

Monday 20th of July 1964

43-year-old Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys is punched in the face by Uwe Schilling during his performance 'Kukei, akopee-Nein!' on the Festival Der Neuen Kunst in Audimax der Technischen Hochschule, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Local students were so upset by the onslaught of absurdity unleashed by the performers that they stormed the stage and started a fight.


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47 years ago

Monday 20th of July 1970

Start of the trial against 23-year-old Serial killer John Norman Collins, originally John Chapman aka The Ypsilanti Killer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.


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11 years ago

Thursday 20th of July 2006

Child killer Robert James Anderson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.