Monday, May 20, 2019

34th year - N° 140 Monday, 20 May 2019

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34th year - N° 140 Monday, 20 May 2019

20 May / Today's 21 Events:
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742 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1277

187th Pope Ioannes XXI, originally Pedro Julião dies of injuries suffered when the roof of his bedroom collapsed on 14 May at the age of 62 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy.


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510 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1509

Explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain Christophorus Columbus dies of Reiter's syndrome at the age of 58 in Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain.


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498 years ago

Friday 20th of May 1521

30-year-old Founder of the Jesuits Ignatius de Loyola is severely injured when a French cannonball shatters his leg while storming the fortress in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain.


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220 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1799

Writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac known for La Comédie Humaine is born in Tours, Centre, France.


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168 years ago

Tuesday 20th of May 1851

Inventor Emile Berliner known for developing the disc record gramophone is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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137 years ago

Saturday 20th of May 1882

Writer Sigrid Undset is born in Kalundborg, Sjælland, Denmark.


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111 years ago

Wednesday 20th of May 1908

Actor James Maitland Stewart is born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.


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104 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1915

Israeli military leader and politician Moshe Kitaigorodsky Dayan is born in Degania Alef, Emek Hayarden, Israel.


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102 years ago

Sunday 20th of May 1917

20-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer has his left foot ripped open by a German hand-grenade during a bitter fight in Aisne, Picardie, France.


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94 years ago

Wednesday 20th of May 1925

Aircraft designer Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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92 years ago

Friday 20th of May 1927

Murderer Charles J. Blackburn is executed by hanging at the age of 35 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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83 years ago She Kept Trying and Trying

Wednesday 20th of May 1936

31-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe is arrested walking around the street with the cut off penis and testicles of her lover Kichizo Ishida in her handbag in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

"I felt attached to Ishida's penis and thought that only after taking leave from it quietly could I then die. I unwrapped the paper holding them and gazed at his penis and scrotum. I put his penis in my mouth and even tried to insert it inside me... It didn't work however though I kept trying and trying." After her arrest, Ishida's penis and testicles were moved to Tokyo University Medical School's pathology museum. They were put on public display not long af ter the end of World War II, but they have since disappeared.


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79 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1940

Leader of the Verdinaso Joris Edmond Eduard Van Severen is brutally murdered by drunken French partizans at the age of 46 in Kiosque d'Abbeville, Abbeville, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

Twenty one suspects of varying political stripe were selected and executed without trial.


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75 years ago

Saturday 20th of May 1944

Singer and musician Joe John Robert Cocker is born in 38 Tasker Road, Crookes, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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73 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1946

Singer and actress Cher, originally Cherilyn Sarkisian aka The Goddess of Pop is born in El Centro, California, United States.


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67 years ago

Tuesday 20th of May 1952

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Christian Klar is born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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54 years ago

Thursday 20th of May 1965

121 die in Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 720-040B Flight 705 crash in Cairo International Airport, Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

There were 6 survivors.


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51 years ago

Monday 20th of May 1968

26-year-old Serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown is sentenced for sodomy and sent to the Iowa Men Reformatory in Anamosa, Iowa, United States.


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27 years ago

Wednesday 20th of May 1992

Murderer Jesus Romero is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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27 years ago

Wednesday 20th of May 1992

Murderer Roger Keith Coleman is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 34 in Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, Virginia, United States.

Coleman's last meal request was for cold pepperoni pizza, with chocolate marshmallow cookies and 7UP.



12 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 20th of May 2007

One of several lakes on the way from Pori for a performance in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland.


Sunday, May 19, 2019

34th year - N° 139 Sunday, 19 May 2019

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34th year - N° 139 Sunday, 19 May 2019

19 May / Today's 31 Events:
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723 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 1296

192nd Pope Celestinus V, originally Pietro Angelerio or Pietro da Morrone dies of poor health at the age of 81 in Castello di Fumone, Fumone, Lazio, Italy.

After Celestinus V's resignation he was imprisoned by his successor Pope Boniface VIII.


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483 years ago

Tuesday 19th of May 1536

Second wife of King Henry VIII Anne Boleyn is executed by beheading at the age of 35 in Tower of London, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

She had been charged with adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft. She knelt upright, in the French style of executions. The execution consisted of a single stroke.


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163 years ago

Monday 19th of May 1856

Victim of Henry Howard Holmes aka The Torture Doctor Benjamin Freelon Pitezel is born in Galva, Illinois, United States.


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149 years ago

Thursday 19th of May 1870

Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is born in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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138 years ago

Thursday 19th of May 1881

Army officer, revolutionary and first President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk aka Father of the Turks is born in Islahhane Street, Salonica, Macedonia, Greece.


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129 years ago

Monday 19th of May 1890

Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, originally Nguyễn Sinh Côn aka Nguyễn Tất Thành aka Nguyễn Ái Quốc is born in Hoàng Trù, Nam Đàn, Kim Liên, Nghệ An, Vietnam.


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125 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 1894

Eugénie Delomme is raped and strangled by serial killer Joseph Vacher aka L'Eventreur du Sud-Est in Beaurepaire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

Vacher also severed Delomme's right breast. She was his first deadly victim.


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109 years ago

Thursday 19th of May 1910

Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi Nathuram Vinayak Godse is born in Baramati, Maharashtra, India.


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101 years ago

Sunday 19th of May 1918

Artist Ferdinand Hodler dies of unknown causes at the age of 65 in Genève, Romandie, Switzerland.


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96 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 1923

Murderer Angel P. Serna is born in Franklin, Arizona, United States.


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94 years ago

Tuesday 19th of May 1925

Revolutionary black activist Malcolm X, originally Malcolm Little aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz is born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


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91 years ago He Had a Sar Complexion

Saturday 19th of May 1928

Cambodian socialist revolutionary and leader of the Khmer Rouge Pol Pot, originally Saloth Sar is born in Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thom, Cambodia.


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91 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 1928

195 die in Mather Collieries coal mine explosion in Mather, Pennsylvania, United States.


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86 years ago

Friday 19th of May 1933

Murderer Luke Nichols is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 0 in Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States.


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86 years ago

Friday 19th of May 1933

Murderer Claude Buffet is born in Reims, Marne, France.


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84 years ago

Sunday 19th of May 1935

Man of Action Thomas Edward Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia dies due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days earlier at the age of 47 in Clouds Hill, Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom.


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74 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 1945

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Pete Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend known from the rock band the Who is born in Chiswick, West London, United Kingdom.


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71 years ago They Hadn't Seen that Face Before

Wednesday 19th of May 1948

Model, singer-songwriter and actress Grace Beverly Jones aka Grace Mendoza is born in Spanish Town, Middlesex, Jamaica.


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68 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 1951

Musician Joey Ramone, originally Jeffrey Ross Hyman is born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, New York, United States.


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65 years ago

Wednesday 19th of May 1954

Modernist composer Charles Edward Ives dies of a stroke at the age of 80 in New York City, New York, United States.


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50 years ago

Monday 19th of May 1969

Film director Thomas Vinterberg known for co-founding the Dogme 95 movement is born in Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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48 years ago

Wednesday 19th of May 1971

The fresh corpse of 40-year-old Kenneth Whitacre is found on the ranch of 37-year-old Serial killer Juan Vallejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer in Yuba City, California, United States.

In the next days a total of 24 bodies was excavated from Corona's ranch.


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48 years ago

Wednesday 19th of May 1971

23-year-old Serial killer Wayne Clifford Boden aka The Vampire Rapist is arrested in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The day before Boden raped and strangled 33-year-old high school teacher Elizabeth Anne Porteous in her apartment. Her breasts were mutilated with bite marks and amid the wreckage the police discovered Boden's broken cufflink under her body.


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47 years ago

Friday 19th of May 1972

17 people are injured in a bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe in Axel Springer Hochhaus, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße 20, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

The 2 Juni Kommando claimed responsability for the attack.


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32 years ago She Carried Out Her Plan

Tuesday 19th of May 1987

Science fiction writer Alice Bradley Sheldon aka James Tiptree Jr. commits suicide a shot in the head at the age of 72 in McLean, Virginia, United States.

Sheldon shot dead her invalid and blind 84-year-old husband Huntingdon in his sleep first. Sheldon herself was suffering health issues caused by a lifetime of smoking.


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32 years ago

Tuesday 19th of May 1987

Oleg Makarenkov is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Revda Station, Revda, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.

Makarenkov's body was not found until 1991, after Chikatilo's arrest.


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25 years ago

Thursday 19th of May 1994

First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Lee Bouvier aka Jackie Kennedy dies of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 65 in 1040 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side, New York, New York, United States.



18 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 19th of May 2001

Pressure gauges at an abandoned factory in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.



17 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 19th of May 2002

The fortress where Marquis de Sade was imprisoned in 1777 and where he remained until February 1784 when it was closed and de Sade was transferred to the Bastille in Château de Vincennes, Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, France.



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12 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 2007

48-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Wie Man dem Zerrissenen Hasen die Aktionskunst Erklärt' in Kulttuuritalo Annis, Annankatu 6, Pori, Satakunta, Finland.

I took a wooden crate with 15kgs of dirt from my hole on the airplane and buried it close to the culture center. The performance started with digging up the crate to everybody's amazement. I carried the crate inside and hacked it to pieces with a spade. I took a toy hare and removed the filling with my mouth. Then I filled the empty hare with dirt, also using my mouth to do that. Then I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art where I spread the dirt in several spaces. The empty hare was left behind at night in a children's playground.

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7 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 2012

53-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Fatal Motorcycle Bumper Pull Up of Ho Chi Minh and Joey Ramone as if Composed by Charles Ives' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Mu.ZEE, Romestraat 11, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

A music performance of Club Moral with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven whereby I screamed with my head in a bucket filled with water crawled on the floor between the audience and ate dirt from my hole. On 19 May Ho Chi Minh, Malcolm X, Grace Jones and Joey Ramone were born and Lawrence of Arabia, Charles Ives and Jackie Kennedy died.