Monday, April 2, 2018

33rd year - N° 92 Monday, 2 April 2018

33rd year - N° 92 Monday, 2 April 2018

2 April / Today's 16 Events:
293 years ago

Monday 2nd of April 1725

Adventurer, writer and sexual athlete Giacomo Casanova is born in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

213 years ago

Tuesday 2nd of April 1805

Writer of fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen is born in Bangs Boder 29, Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark.

178 years ago

Thursday 2nd of April 1840

Writer Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola is born in 10 Rue Saint-Joseph, IIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

146 years ago

Tuesday 2nd of April 1872

Painter and inventor Samuel Finley Breese Morse known for developing the Morse code dies of unknown causes at the age of 81 in 5 West 22nd Street, New York City, New York, United States.

127 years ago

Thursday 2nd of April 1891

Surrealist artist Max Ernst is born in Brühl, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

104 years ago

Thursday 2nd of April 1914

Actor Alec Guinnes, originally Alec Guinness de Cuffe is born in 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

90 years ago

Monday 2nd of April 1928

Singer-songwriter, actor and poet Serge Gainsbourg, originally Lucien Ginsburg is born in Hôtel-Dieu de Paris, 1 Parvis Notre-Dame, Ier, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Gainsbourg had a faux twin sister named Liliane.

79 years ago

Sunday 2nd of April 1939

Singer-songwriter and musician Marvin Gaye, originally Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. aka The Prince of Motown is born in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

72 years ago

Tuesday 2nd of April 1946

Murderer Frank Quarles is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Indiana State Prison, 1 Park Row, Michigan City, Indiana, United States.

71 years ago

Wednesday 2nd of April 1947

Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris is born in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

56 years ago He Was the Last to Spark

Monday 2nd of April 1962

Murderer Elmo Smith is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 41 in Rockview Penitentiary, Benner Township, Pennsylvania, United States.

Smith was the last man to die in the electric chair in Pennsylvania.

35 years ago

Saturday 2nd of April 1983

Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV is executed by Old Sparky in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

33 years ago

Tuesday 2nd of April 1985

36-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is sentenced to life five times with a minimum 24-year mandatory sentence for nine murders during the 'Deutsche Herbst' of 1977 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

33 years ago He Didn't Have a Gun

Tuesday 2nd of April 1985

24-year-old Double murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner attempts to escape during trial proceedings for the Otterstrom murder in Metropolitan Hall of Justice, 400 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Gardner was immediately shot in the chest by guard Luther Hensley. After running to the courtroom archives, Gardner confronted attorneys Robert Macri and Michael Burdell and shot them both. Gardner made his way outside the building, where he was surrounded by dozens of police officers. Gardner threw the gun away, dropped and yelled: "Don't shoot, I don't have a gun."

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31 years ago

Thursday 2nd of April 1987

28-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'L'Age D'Or nr2 / Variation Australis' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in The Performance Space, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

A variation on the L'Age d'Or nr 2 performance, where my feet were tied to the floor, and I tried to pull myself off the ground via a pulley and a rope around my neck. Using a throat-microphone I repeated "I wanna be injured", the sound was electronically distorted by AMVK.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 2nd of April 2007

Abandoned communication systems and electrical equipment in an office in Kattenberg 79, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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