Thursday, August 16, 2018

33rd year - N° 228 Thursday, 16 August 2018

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33rd year - N° 228 Thursday, 16 August 2018

16 August / Today's 21 Events:
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130 years ago

Thursday 16th of August 1888

Man of Action Thomas Edward Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia is born in Gorphwysfa, Tremadog, Wales, United Kingdom.


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130 years ago His Valuable Brain Tonic Didn't Help

Thursday 16th of August 1888

Pharmacist John Stith Pemberton known for inventing Coca Cola dies of stomach cancer at the age of 57 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


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124 years ago

Thursday 16th of August 1894

Anarchist and assassin Sante Geronimo Caserio is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 21 in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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119 years ago

Wednesday 16th of August 1899

Chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen known for development of the Bunsen burner dies of natural causes at the age of 88 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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106 years ago

Friday 16th of August 1912

Murderess Virginia Christian is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 17 in Virginia State Penitentiary, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

Christian was the only female juvenile executed by the electric chair.


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98 years ago

Monday 16th of August 1920

Poet and writer Charles Henry Bukowski, originally Heinrich Karl Bukowski aka Hank is born in Aktienstraße 12, Andernach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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92 years ago

Monday 16th of August 1926

Mary Nesbitt is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Oakland, California, United States.


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90 years ago

Thursday 16th of August 1928

37-year-old Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder is arrested in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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73 years ago

Thursday 16th of August 1945

Admiral Takijirō Ōnishi aka The Father of the Kamikaze commits suicide by Seppuku at the age of 54 in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

Ōnishi did not use a kaishakunin (second), and died of self-inflicted injuries over a period of 15 hours.


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70 years ago

Monday 16th of August 1948

Baseball player George Herman Ruth aka Babe Ruth aka The Sultan of Swat dies of nasopharyngeal carcinoma at the age of 53 in Memorial Hospital for Cancer, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


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68 years ago

Wednesday 16th of August 1950

Serial killer Jack Johann Unterweger aka Jack the Writer aka Der Häfenpoet aka The Pug Dumper is born in Judenburg, Steiermark, Austria.


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68 years ago

Wednesday 16th of August 1950

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Petra Schelm is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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62 years ago He Stayed in His Coffin

Thursday 16th of August 1956

Actor Bela Lugosi, originally Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó known for portraying Count Dracula dies of a heart attack at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Per request of his son George and fifth wife Hope Lininger, Lugosi was buried wearing one of the Dracula Cape costumes.


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53 years ago He Was Burning Down the House

Monday 16th of August 1965

30-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker sets fire to the first floor of a building he owns, collecting $11.000 on insurance in 2039 East Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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49 years ago He Took Her from the Ballroom

Saturday 16th of August 1969

Jemima McDonald is raped, beaten and strangled by serial killer The Bible John Killer in MacKeith Street, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

McDonald met her unidentified killer at the Barrowland Ballroom.


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49 years ago They Played Grand Auto Theft

Saturday 16th of August 1969

35-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson, originally no name Maddox known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is arrested in a police-raid on suspicion of leading a major auto theft ring that had been stealing Volkswagens and converting them into dune buggies in Spahn Ranch, 12000 Santa Susana Pass Road, Chatsworth, California, United States.

21 other Manson Family members were also arrested but released after a couple of days due to a warrant misdate.


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43 years ago He Carried Common Household Items

Saturday 16th of August 1975

29-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is arrested and charged with 'attempting to evade a police-officer' in Granger, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Noting that the Volkswagen's front passenger seat was missing the police officer searched Bundy's car and found a ski mask, a second mask fashioned from pantyhose, a crowbar, handcuffs, trash bags, a coil of rope, an ice pick, and other items initially assumed to be burglary tools. Bundy explained that the ski mask was for skiing, he had found the handcuffs in a dumpster and the rest were common household items.


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41 years ago He Left the Building for Good

Tuesday 16th of August 1977

Singer and actor Elvis Aaron Presley aka The King of Rock and Roll dies of cardiac arrhythmia due to polypharmacy at the age of 42 in Graceland, 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Whitehaven, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


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41 years ago

Tuesday 16th of August 1977

Bartholomeus Bruyn's 'Portrait', Lucas Cranach the Elder's 'Portrait of Martin Luther and his wife Katharina von Bora' and several more paintings are attacked with acid by 40-year-old Art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Niedersächsischen Landesmuseum, Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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15 years ago

Saturday 16th of August 2003

58-year-old Artist Jörg Immendorff is caught with seven prostitutes (and four more on the way) and 10 grams of cocaïne in a Versace ashtrey in the luxury suite in Steigenberger Parkhotel, Königsallee 1a, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Immendorf explained it as an act of 'orientalism'.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 16th of August 2003

Passengers in the back of a crowded pick-up truck aka public transport staring at a weird white guy in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

33rd year - N° 227 Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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33rd year - N° 227 Wednesday, 15 August 2018

15 August / Today's 26 Events:
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249 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1769

War leader Napoléon Bonaparte, originally Napoleone di Buonaparte is born in Casa Buonaparte, Rue Saint-Charles, Ajaccio, Corsica, France.


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247 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1771

Historical novelist, playwright and poet Walter Scott is born in College Wynd, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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233 years ago

Monday 15th of August 1785

Writer Thomas Penson De Quincey is born in 86 Cross Street, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom.


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196 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1822

Wife of Edgar Allan Poe Virginia Eliza Clemm is born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


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161 years ago

Saturday 15th of August 1857

Jack the Ripper suspect Montague John Druitt is born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, United Kingdom.


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141 years ago He Had a Little Needle

Wednesday 15th of August 1877

30-year-old Inventor Thomas Alva Edison aka The Wizard of Menlo Park makes the first phonograph recording in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

Edison recorded 'Mary had a Little Lamp'.


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123 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1895

Murderess Virginia Christian is born in Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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122 years ago

Saturday 15th of August 1896

Inventor Léon Theremin, originally Lev Sergeyevich Termen is born in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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113 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1905

Nazi doctor Joachim Mrugowsky is born in Rathenow, Brandenburg, Germany.


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113 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1905

Multiple murderer Arthur Devereux is executed by hanging by Henry Pierrepoint at the age of 24 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Devereux killed his 25-year-old wife Beatrice Ellen Maud and their 2-year-old twins Evelyn and Lawrence.


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93 years ago

Saturday 15th of August 1925

Actor Mike Connors, originally Kreker J. Ohanian known for playing detective Joe Mannix is born in Fresno, California, United States.


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83 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1935

Aviation pioneer Wiley Hardeman Post dies in a plane crash at the age of 37 in Point Barrow, Alaska, United States.

Along with Wiley also 55-year-old newspaper columnist Will Rogers died in the crash.


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78 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1940

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Gudrun Ensslin is born in Bartholomä, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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74 years ago Elle Était une Jolie Poupée

Tuesday 15th of August 1944

Singer-songwriter and actress Sylvie Vartan, originally Sylvie Georges Vartanian aka La Collégienne du Twist is born in Iskrets, Sofiyska Oblast, Bulgaria.


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63 years ago

Monday 15th of August 1955

Victim of Dean Corll aka The Candyman Donald Wayne Waldrop is born in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States.


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60 years ago

Friday 15th of August 1958

Murderess Laurie Lawrencia Bembenek aka Run, Bambi, Run is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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57 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1961

19-year-old Soldier Conrad Hans Schumann aka The First Man to Jump the Berlin Wall succesfully makes his escape to the West over the Berlin Wall in Ruppiner Straße and Bernauer Straße, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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55 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1963

Murderer Henry John Burnett known for becoming the last man to be hanged in Scotland is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 21 in Craiginches, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Burnett was the last man to be hanged in Scotland.


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51 years ago

Tuesday 15th of August 1967

Surrealist painter René François Ghislain Magritte dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 69 in Schaerbeek, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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47 years ago

Sunday 15th of August 1971

Double murderer James Scott Porter is born in Lake Dallas, Texas, United States.


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44 years ago

Thursday 15th of August 1974

Double murderer Tommie Tom Andrew Hughes is born in Dallas, Texas, United States.


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43 years ago

Friday 15th of August 1975

Olive Smelt is hit on the head and back with a hammer by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Woodside Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Smelt survived and required brain surgery.


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41 years ago He Fitted in a Suitcase

Monday 15th of August 1977

70-year-old Sicherheitspolizei commander Herbert Kappler escapes from a prison hopital in Ospedale Militare Celio, Piazza Celimontana 52, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Kappler was diagnosed with terminal cancer. His wife and qualified nurse Anneliese carried him out in a large suitcase (he weighed about 47 kg at the time) and drove him straight to Germany in a red Fiat automobile. Six months after his escape Kappler died at home.


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38 years ago They Came to Take Him Away

Friday 15th of August 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'First Aid' in Bilzen, Limburg, Belgium.

I wanted to do the performance 'Ladder-1' on the roof of a building. Just when I started I was taken down by the security-services.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 15th of August 2003

A night-ride in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.



11 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 15th of August 2007

A wooden fisherman's house on the old Schelde river in Weert, Antwerpen, Belgium.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

33rd year - N° 226 Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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33rd year - N° 226 Tuesday, 14 August 2018

14 August / Today's 20 Events:
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554 years ago

Sunday 14th of August 1464

210th Pope Pius II, originally Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini dies of fever at the age of 59 in Ancona, Marche, Italy.


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276 years ago

Tuesday 14th of August 1742

251st Pope Pius VII, originally Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti is born in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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178 years ago

Friday 14th of August 1840

Psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing, originally Richard Fridolin Joseph Freiherr Krafft von Festenberg auf Frohnberg, genannt von Ebing known for Psychopathia Sexualis: eine Klinisch-Forensische Studie is born in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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151 years ago

Wednesday 14th of August 1867

Baby farmer and murderess Rhoda Rhoda aka Leslie James is born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.


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130 years ago

Tuesday 14th of August 1888

KZ-Aufseherin Emma Zimmer, originally Emma Anne Mezel is born in Schlüchtern, Hessen, Germany.


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112 years ago

Tuesday 14th of August 1906

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Paul Bronichewski is born in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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111 years ago She Farmed the Last Baby

Wednesday 14th of August 1907

Baby farmer and murderess Rhoda Rhoda aka Leslie James is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Cardiff Prison, Adamsdown, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

Willis was the only woman to be hanged in Wales in the 20th century and the last baby farmer to be executed.


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108 years ago

Sunday 14th of August 1910

Composer, musicologist and acoustician Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer is born in Nancy, Lorraine, France.


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93 years ago

Friday 14th of August 1925

Murderer Arthur Henry Bishop is executed by hanging at the age of 18 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Bishop murdered 26-year-old Francis Edward Rix at 24 Charles Street, Mayfair, London on 7 June 1925.


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92 years ago

Saturday 14th of August 1926

Film director Lina Wertmüller, originally Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spañol von Braueich is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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73 years ago War Er Nicht Über Berlin

Tuesday 14th of August 1945

Film director Wim Ernst Wilhelm Wenders is born in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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68 years ago

Monday 14th of August 1950

Fraudster John Darwin aka The Canoe Man known for organising his own disappearance and presumed death is born in Hartlepool, North East, United Kingdom.


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67 years ago

Tuesday 14th of August 1951

Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst dies of unknown causes at the age of 82 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.


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62 years ago He Was the Man in Steel

Tuesday 14th of August 1956

Poet, playwright and theatre director Bertolt Eugen Friedrich Brecht dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

In his will Brecht provided instructions that a stiletto be placed in his heart and that he be buried in a steel coffin so that his corpse could not be eaten by worms.


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57 years ago

Monday 14th of August 1961

Actor Edwin Cooper aka Bozo the Clown dies of unknown causes at the age of 41 in Denver, Colorado, United States.


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53 years ago

Saturday 14th of August 1965

Film director Roger Vadim, originally Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov dies of unknown causes in Dunes Hotel, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S., Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Vadim and Fonda divorced on 16 January 1973.


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38 years ago

Thursday 14th of August 1980

Playmate of the Year 1980 Dorothy Stratten, originally Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten is shot dead by 29-year-old Paul Snider at the age of 20 in 10881 West Clarkson Road, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Stratten as well as Snider's naked bodies were found in Snider's room both facially blasted with a Mossberg 12 gauge. Police believed that Snider murdered Stratten and then abused and raped the corpse before turning the shotgun on himself.


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24 years ago

Sunday 14th of August 1994

Writer Elias Canetti dies of unknown causes at the age of 89 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 14th of August 2003

The Nayada Kanca Studio Musik where I had a rehearsal with Henry Foundation aka Batman for a music performance at the BB's Club, organized by Pink Girl Go Wild EuNice Nuh in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.


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9 years ago

Friday 14th of August 2009

61-year-old Member of the 'Manson Family' Lynette Alice Fromme aka Squeaky known for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford is released from prison on parole in Federal Medical Center Carswell, Fort Worth, Texas, United States.