Wednesday, December 12, 2018

33rd year - N° 346 Wednesday, 12 December 2018

BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)
33rd year - N° 346 Wednesday, 12 December 2018

12 December / Today's 26 Events:
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241 years ago

Friday 12th of December 1777

Anatomist, physiologist, naturalist and poet Albrecht von Haller aka The Father of Modern Physiology dies of excessive opium abuse at the age of 69 in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.

von Haller supported his failing strength by means of opium since 1973.


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197 years ago

Wednesday 12th of December 1821

Writer Gustave Flaubert known for his novel ‘Madame Bovary’ is born in Rouen, Haute-Normendie, France.


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171 years ago

Sunday 12th of December 1847

Criminologist Hans Gustav Adolf Gross is born in Graz, Steiermark, Austria.


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155 years ago

Saturday 12th of December 1863

Artist Edvard Munch is born in Ådalsbruk, Hedmark, Norway.


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143 years ago

Sunday 12th of December 1875

War leader Gerd Karl Rudolf von Rundstedt is born in Aschersleben, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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135 years ago

Wednesday 12th of December 1883

Mien Frankenhuizen-Van Der Linden is poisoned with arsenic by serial poisoner Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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118 years ago

Wednesday 12th of December 1900

45-year-old Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch, originally John Schmidt aka The Bluebeard Murderer marries Amelia Hohn as John Healy in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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117 years ago

Thursday 12th of December 1901

27-year-old Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi known for inventing radio realizes the first radio transmission across the Atlantic using a 150m kite-supported antenna for reception-signals in Signal Hill, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada.


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105 years ago

Friday 12th of December 1913

Alice Burnham is drowned by serial killer George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer in 16 Regent Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.


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103 years ago

Sunday 12th of December 1915

Singer and actor Frank Francis Albert Sinatra aka Ol' Blue Eyes aka The Voice is born in 415 Monroe Street, Hoboken, New Jersey, United States.


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101 years ago

Wednesday 12th of December 1917

Serial killer Edward Joseph Leonski aka The Singing Strangler is born in Kenvil, New Jersey, United States.

The Leonski family moved to East 77th Street, New York during Edward's infancy.


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101 years ago

Wednesday 12th of December 1917

675 die in train crash and subsequent fire in Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, Rhône-Alpes, France.

After continuing at dangerous and uncontrolled speeds of up to 135 kilometres per hour for nearly 6.5 kilometres the first coach derailed, causing a pile-up and resultant fire. Because of the fire and impact only 425 of the 675 troops killed could be identified.


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84 years ago

Wednesday 12th of December 1934

64-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 in a rooming house in 200 East 52nd Street, New York, New York, United States.


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79 years ago He'd Never Felt Better

Tuesday 12th of December 1939

Actor Douglas Fairbanks, originally Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman dies of a heart attack at the age of 56 in Santa Monica, California, United States.

Fairbanks' last words were reportedly "I've never felt better."


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78 years ago

Thursday 12th of December 1940

Singer Dionne Marie Warwick is born in East Orange, New Jersey, United States.


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72 years ago

Thursday 12th of December 1946

Lucie S. is robbed and beaten by serial killer Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher in Nordhausen, Thüringen, Germany.

S. survived and later was a crucial witness in the trial.


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69 years ago

Monday 12th of December 1949

Xenophobic serial bomber Franz Fuchs is born in Gralla, Steiermark, Austria.


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66 years ago

Friday 12th of December 1952

Spree killer Billy William Edward Cook aka Billy Boy Cockeyed Cook is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 24 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.


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53 years ago

Sunday 12th of December 1965

Irena Szrek is strangled by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Czeladź, Województwo Sląskie, Poland.


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53 years ago

Sunday 12th of December 1965

Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal Richard Guerrero is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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34 years ago He Took 23 Breaths

Wednesday 12th of December 1984

Murderer Alpha Otis O'Daniel Stephens is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 39 in Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison, Highway 36, Jackson, Georgia, United States.

After the first jolt of electricity failed to kill him Stephens struggled for eight minutes before a second charge finished the job. The first jolt took two minutes and there was a six minute pause so his body could cool before physicians could examine him (and declare that another jolt was needed). During that six-minute interval Stephens took 23 breaths. He was declared dead 19 minutes after the first surge of electricity hit his body.


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33 years ago

Thursday 12th of December 1985

256 die in Arrow Air Flight 1285 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF crash in Gander International Airport, Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.


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30 years ago He Made a Cut-up

Monday 12th of December 1988

Erika Namba is abducted and strangled by serial killer, cannibal and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer in Naguri, Saitama, Japan.

Miyazaki sent a postcard to her family assembled using words cut out of magazines: "Erika. Cold. Cough. Throat. Rest. Death."


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22 years ago

Thursday 12th of December 1996

Multiple murderer Lem Davis Tuggle is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Boydton, Virginia, United States.



19 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 12th of December 1999

A fine traffic jam in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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18 years ago

Tuesday 12th of December 2000

41-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'DDV en Danger' in Ecole Supérieure d'Art, 25 Rue Lesdiguières, Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France.

A double glass door with a long piece of wood attached to both sides. Inside two benches are placed on a heap of concrete bricks. On one bench stands a fine selection of art books from the school's library I am stretched out on the other bench. The spectators can choose to open a door and push forward the piece of wood and make the bench tumble over. At first the books go down on the floor after that I go down on the floor.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

33rd year - N° 345 Tuesday, 11 December 2018

BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)
33rd year - N° 345 Tuesday, 11 December 2018

11 December / Today's 32 Events:
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543 years ago

Saturday 11th of December 1475

217th Pope Leo X, originally Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici is born in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.


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236 years ago

Wednesday 11th of December 1782

Mass murderer William Beadle commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 52 in Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States.

Earlier that day Beadle slit the throats of his 32-year-old wife Lydia and his children, 11-year-old Ansel Lothrop, 10-year-old Elizabeth, 8-year-old Lydia and 6-year-old Mary.


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215 years ago

Sunday 11th of December 1803

Romantic composer Hector Berlioz is born in La Côte-Saint-André, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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175 years ago

Monday 11th of December 1843

Bacteriologist Robert Heinrich Herman Koch is born in Clausthal, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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138 years ago

Saturday 11th of December 1880

Weapon designer Oliver Fisher Winchester known for the Winchester repeating rifle dies of unknown causes at the age of 70 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.


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106 years ago

Wednesday 11th of December 1912

Film director Carlo Ponti is born in Magenta, Lombardia, Italy.


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105 years ago Il Était Beau et pas une Bête

Thursday 11th of December 1913

Actor Jean Marais, originally Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais is born in Cherbourg, Normandie, France.


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102 years ago

Monday 11th of December 1916

Bandleader and composer Pérez Dámaso Prado aka King of the Mambo is born in Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba.


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100 years ago

Wednesday 11th of December 1918

Writer Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn is born in Kislovodsk, Stavropolsky Kray, Russia.


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99 years ago

Thursday 11th of December 1919

War leader Abdel Hakim Mohamed Amer is born in Astal, Minya Governorate, Egypt.


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98 years ago

Saturday 11th of December 1920

During a performance of 'L'elisir d'amore' by Donizetti, 47-year-old Tenor Enrico Caruso suffers a throat haemorrhage and starts bleeding heavily from the mouth in Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.

The performance was canceled at the end of Act 1.


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82 years ago

Friday 11th of December 1936

Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker is born in Northern Liberties Hospital, 802-10 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Kallinger was born illigimate to 21-year-old Judith Renner. In December 1937 Kallinger was placed in a foster home after his father had abandoned his mother. On 15 October 1939 he was adopted by Stephen and Anna Kallinger.


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67 years ago

Tuesday 11th of December 1951

Murderer Herbert Leonard Mills is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 19 in Lincoln Prison, Greetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.


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58 years ago

Sunday 11th of December 1960

73-year-old Postal worker and would-be assassin Richard Paul Pavlick plans to blow op President John F. Kennedy in St. Edward Church, 144 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida, United States.

As Kennedy was preparing to leave for mass Pavlick waited in his dynamite-laden car hoping to detonate his 1950 Buick to cause a fatal explosion. However Pavlick changed his mind after seeing Jacqueline Kennedy and the couple's two small children.


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54 years ago

Friday 11th of December 1964

Singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, originally Samuel Cook is presumably shot dead by Bertha Franklin at the age of 33 in Hacienda Motel, 9137 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Cooke supposedly broke into manager Franklin's apartment wearing nothing but a shoe and a raincoat. Singer Etta James told that apart from being shot, Cooke had been so badly beaten that his head was nearly separated from his shoulders, his hands were broken and crushed, and his nose mangled.


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53 years ago

Saturday 11th of December 1965

12 Die in an arsoned fire by 25-year-old Arsonist and mass murderer Robert Lee Lassiter in Seeley Club, 2026 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Lassiter poured two gallons of gasoline into the doorway and left a trail onto the sidewalk. Not having a match he asked one from a passerby to light his cigarette. Instead Lassiter dropped the match into the gasoline.


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48 years ago

Friday 11th of December 1970

45-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion mit Hammel' in Pädagogische Hochschule, Lange Reihe 81, Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.


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48 years ago

Friday 11th of December 1970

Members of Radical left organisation the Weather Underground 20-year-old Vivian Bogart and 19-year-old Patricia McLean are arrested after throwing an incendiary bomb in Royal National Bank of New York, Fifth Avenue and 28th Street, New York City, New York, United States.


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43 years ago

Thursday 11th of December 1975

39-year-old Multiple murderer Donald Neilson, originally Donald Nappey aka The Black Panther is arrested and beaten up by members of the public in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.


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42 years ago

Saturday 11th of December 1976

Gregory Godzik is strangled by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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40 years ago

Monday 11th of December 1978

Robert Jerome Piest is murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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39 years ago

Tuesday 11th of December 1979

Gangster Yvan Somville is shot dead in a police-fusillade at the age of 27 in Jacques Sermonlaan, Koekelberg, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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38 years ago

Thursday 11th of December 1980

Madeleine Humbert is shot in the head by serial killer Nestor Pirotte aka Le Tueur Fou in La Vieille France, Route du Lac, Spa, Liège, Belgium.

Two more guests 39-year-old André Gressani and Alain Demeuse, and Humbert's dog are also found shot in the head.


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36 years ago

Saturday 11th of December 1982

Noise music band Club Moral play their 21st concert in Midgard, Kuiperspoort 12, Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands.


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36 years ago

Saturday 11th of December 1982

Olga Stalmachenok is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Novoshakhtinsk, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

Stalmachenok was lured off a bus while riding home from her piano lessons.


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33 years ago He Only Wanted to Pick up Litter

Wednesday 11th of December 1985

Hugh Scrutton is killed in a bomb blast by mathematician and serial bomber Theodore Kaczynski aka The Unabomber in Rentech Computer Store, Sacramento, California, United States.

Scrutton left his computer rental store for lunch when he stopped to pick up what he may have thought to be litter. It was Kaczynski's pipe bomb #11 concealed in a wooden box.


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23 years ago

Monday 11th of December 1995

Murderer Esequel Banda is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Banda said that he had sold his soul to the Devil and that the Devil had told him to kill six people. Banda's sister testified that on the night of the killing he confessed to stabbing 74-year-old Merle Laird 20 or 30 times and then drinking some blood from her mouth.


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20 years ago

Friday 11th of December 1998

101 die in Thai Airways International Airbus A310-300 Flight 261 crash in Surat Thani Airport, Surat Thani, Surat Thani, Thailand.

45 people survived.



19 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 11th of December 1999

A large worm caught under the house of an artist. Usually they pour whisky over it in a jar, let the worm die in it and rest for 24 hours. Then you drink it to become a strong man in Taling Chan, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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16 years ago He Didn't Get Big Red

Wednesday 11th of December 2002

Double murderer James Paul Collier is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Collier's last meal request was for 30 jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce, a baked potato, French fries, a T-bone steak, a chocolate malt, one gallon of vanilla ice cream and three cans of Big Red. He was given fried fish, chicken fried steak, baked potato and ice cream. Collier's last words were "The only thing I want to say is that I appreciate the hospitality you guys have shown me and the respect. And the last meal was really good. That is about it."


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11 years ago

Tuesday 11th of December 2007

58-year-old Serial killer Robert William 'Willie' Pickton aka The Pig Farmer Killer is sentenced to life with no possibility of parole for 25 years in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.


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10 years ago

Thursday 11th of December 2008

Pin-up model Bettie Mae Page aka The Queen of Pinups dies of a heart attack at the age of 85 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Page was taken to hospital on 6 December and also suffered from pneumonia. Her family eventually agreed to discontinue life support.