Monday, December 16, 2019

34th year - N° 350 Monday, 16 December 2019

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34th year - N° 350 Monday, 16 December 2019

16 December / Today's 30 Events:
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534 years ago

Wednesday 16th of December 1485

Princess of Wales and first wife of Henry VIII Catalina de Aragón is born in Palacio Arzobispal, Alcalá de Henares, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.


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249 years ago

Sunday 16th of December 1770

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is born in Bonngasse 20, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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244 years ago

Saturday 16th of December 1775

Writer Jane Austen is born in Steventon, Hampshire, United Kingdom.


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229 years ago

Thursday 16th of December 1790

1st King of Belgium Leopold I, originally Leopold George Christian Frederick of Saksen-Coburg-Saalfeld is born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Bayern, Germany.


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160 years ago

Friday 16th of December 1859

Folklorist and mythologist Wilhelm Karl Grimm dies of an internal infection at the age of 73 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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153 years ago Kam der Blaue Reiter

Sunday 16th of December 1866

Painter and art theorist Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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137 years ago

Saturday 16th of December 1882

Composer Zoltán Kodály is born in Kecskemét, Dél-Alföld, Hungary.


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120 years ago

Saturday 16th of December 1899

Playwright, director, actor and singer Noël Peirce Coward is born in Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom.


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118 years ago

Monday 16th of December 1901

Anthropologist Margaret Mead is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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115 years ago

Friday 16th of December 1904

Widow Gladys Cochcrane dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in Falkirk, Rosehall, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Cochrane was found burned beyond recognition in her bedroom sitting in a chair surrounded by pillows and cushions which were not burned. Cochrane had not cried out and there was no fire in her grate.


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102 years ago

Sunday 16th of December 1917

Science fiction writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer and television series host Arthur C. Charles Clarke known for 2001: A Space Odyssey is born in Minehead, Somerset, United Kingdom.


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91 years ago

Sunday 16th of December 1928

Science fiction writer Philip K. Kindred Dick known for his novel Blade Runner is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Dick and his twin sister Jane Charlotte were born six weeks prematurely. The death of Jane on 26 January 1929, profoundly affected Philip's life, leading to the recurrent motif of the 'phantom twin' in his books.


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84 years ago

Monday 16th of December 1935

Actress Thelma Alice Todd aka The Bohemian Girl dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 30 in Pacific Palisades, California, United States.


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81 years ago His Carpet Wasn't Stained

Friday 16th of December 1938

Swindler Phillip Mariano Fausto Musica aka F. Donald Coster commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 61 in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

Musica was careful to stand in a way that when he fell into a large marble bathtub none of his blood stained the carpet on the floor.


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81 years ago

Friday 16th of December 1938

Actress Liv Johanne Ullmann is born in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.


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75 years ago

Saturday 16th of December 1944

567 die in Cinema Rex explosion in Cinema Rex, De Keyserlei 15, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

The building was caught in a full hit by a V2 during the showing of Cecil B DeMille's 'The Plainsman' starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur.


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70 years ago

Friday 16th of December 1949

Possible victim of the Zodiac Killer Betty Elizabeth Marie Cloer is born in Lakeview, Oregon, United States.


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63 years ago

Sunday 16th of December 1956

Musician Lizzy Martine-Elisabeth Mercier Descloux is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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59 years ago

Friday 16th of December 1960

134 die in United Airlines Douglas DC-8-11 Flight 826 and Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation Flight 266 collision in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.

The only initial survivor of the tragedy was 11-year-old Stephen Lambert Baltz, but he died of pneumonia the next day.


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54 years ago

Thursday 16th of December 1965

Writer and playwright William Somerset Maugham dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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51 years ago

Monday 16th of December 1968

43-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion / Das Böse / Tv–film für den WDR' in Praterstraße 32, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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49 years ago

Wednesday 16th of December 1970

16-year-old Multiple murderer Frank Alexander is found beating his 39-year-old mother Dagmar and his 18-year-old and 15-year-old sisters Marina and Petra to death in Flat 1d, 37 Calle Jesús Nazareno, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

Alexander had also been tearing out their hearts and cutting away their sex organs and nailing them to the walls of the flat while his father Harald played the organ in a presumer 'Lorberbewegung' ritual. Petra's twin sister Sabina managed to escape. In the subsequent trial the young Alexander stated "I saw that mom was looking at me, I felt I was not allowed that she looked at me that wa y."


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49 years ago

Wednesday 16th of December 1970

45-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Weihnacht 70' in Aktionsgalerie Rudolf Jäggli, Uferweg 42, Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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43 years ago

Thursday 16th of December 1976

36-year-old Double murderer Gary Mark Gilmore aka The Executioner's Song tries to commit suicide in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.


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42 years ago

Friday 16th of December 1977

Maryann Carr is abducted and killed by serial killer Richard Cottingham aka The Torso Killer in Ledgewood Terrace Apartments, Liberty Street, Little Ferry, New Jersey, United States.

Carr's body was left on the parking lot of a Quality Inn Motel parking lot.


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34 years ago

Monday 16th of December 1985

The four only members, 33-year old Pierre Carette, 30-year-old Didier Chevolet, 28-year-old Pascale Vandegeerde and 23-year-old Bertrand Sassoye of Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC are arrested in Quick restaurant, Avenue de la Gare 7, Namur, Namur, Belgium.


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30 years ago

Saturday 16th of December 1989

Actor Lee Clarence Leroy Van Cleef dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Oxnard, California, United States.


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26 years ago

Thursday 16th of December 1993

Double murderer David Mark Pruett is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, Virginia, United States.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 16th of December 2004

Musician Jeroen Stevens at a Catholic performance in a record shop (that still owes us about 1.000,- € from cd-sales) in Freaks end Future, Prinsstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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9 years ago

Thursday 16th of December 2010

Murderer John David Duty is executed by lethal injection at the age of 58 in Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States.

Duty was to be the first US prisoner whose execution included the use of the sedative pentobarbital, commonly used to euthanise animals. Duty's last meal request was for a double cheeseburger with mayonnaise, a foot-long hot dog with cheese, mustard and onions, a cherry limeade, and a banana shake.


Sunday, December 15, 2019

34th year - N° 349 Sunday, 15 December 2019

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34th year - N° 349 Sunday, 15 December 2019

15 December / Today's 24 Events:
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1982 years ago

Tuesday 15th of December 0037

5th Emperor of the Roman Empire Nero, originally Nerō Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus is born in Antium, Lazio, Italy.


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258 years ago He Jumped Twice

Tuesday 15th of December 1761

Murderer John M'Naughton is executed by hanging at the age of 38 in Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

M'Naughton desired the executioner to be speedy and when the fellow pointed to the ladder he mounted with great spirit. The moment he was tied up he jumped from it with such vehemence that the rope snapped and he fell to the ground without dislocating his neck or doing himself much injury. When they had raised M'Naughton on his legs again he soon recovered his senses. The executioner then borrowed the rope from M'Naughton's accomplice Dunlap and fixed it round M'Naughton's neck. M'Naughton went up the ladder a second time and tying the rope himself to the gallows, jumped from it again with the same force and appeared dead in a minute.


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187 years ago

Saturday 15th of December 1832

Engineer and architect Gustave Alexandre Bonickhausen dit Eiffel is born in Dijon, Bourgogne, France.


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164 years ago

Saturday 15th of December 1855

31-year-old Serial poisoner William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners is arrested and charged with the poisoning of John Parsons Cook in Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

When detained at Stafford Gaol Palmer threatened to go on hunger strike but backed down when the governor informed him that this would lead to him being force fed.


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127 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1892

Industrialist Jean Paul Getty aka The Richest Living American is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


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98 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1921

Disc jockey and radio presenter Alan Albert James Freed aka Moondog known for naming Rock and Roll is born in Windber, Pennsylvania, United States.


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98 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1921

24-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer graduates from the university as a doctor of medicine with the tract 'Contributions to the study of Acute Progressive Paralysis' in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Acute Progressive Paralysis was a disease Henri Desiré Landru was suffering from.


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89 years ago

Monday 15th of December 1930

Victim of The Manson Family Rosemary LaBianca, originally Ruth Katherine Elliott is born in Mexico.

At age 8 Ruth Kathyrn Elliott was adopted by the Harmons in Fullerton who had lost their own daughter to disease. The Harmons renamed her after their deceased daughter and thus Ruth became Rosemary.


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89 years ago

Monday 15th of December 1930

60-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 committed to the Bellevue Hospital for a 10-day observation after sending obscenities through the mail in New York City, New York, United States.


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75 years ago His Carburetor Iced Up

Friday 15th of December 1944

40-year-old Trombonist, arranger, composer and bandleader Glenn Alton Miller departs with his a single-engine UC-64 Norseman airplane for Paris in RAF Twinwood Farm, Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Miller's plane probably crashed above the English Channel because of its carburetor which was of a type known to ice up in cold weather.


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65 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1954

Murderess Styllou Pantopiou Christofi is executed by hanging at the age of 54 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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58 years ago

Friday 15th of December 1961

55-year-old SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Otto Eichmann known for organising the Holocaust is sentenced to death in Jerusalem District Court, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.


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53 years ago

Thursday 15th of December 1966

Film director and animator Walt Walter Elias Disney dies of acute circulatory collapse caused by lung cancer at the age of 65 in Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, United States.


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52 years ago

Friday 15th of December 1967

21-year-old Serial killer Jürgen Bartsch, originally Karl-Heinz Sadrozinski aka Der Kirmesmörder is sentenced to life imprisonment in Landgericht Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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49 years ago

Tuesday 15th of December 1970

323 die in Namyong Ho ferry capsizing in the Korea Strait.

Only 12 people survived.


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48 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1971

28-year-old Serial killer Manfred Wittmann aka The Beast of Oberfranken is sentenced to three life sentences in Coburg, Bayern, Germany.


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48 years ago He Was Two Johns

Wednesday 15th of December 1971

25-year-old Mass murderer John Linley Frazier aka The Killer Prophet is convicted to die in the Gas Chamber in Santa Cruz, California, United States.

On the first day of the trial Frazier appeared in court with a new look representing the two sides of a hippie. One side had long hair and a long beard and the other side was totally bald with no beard.


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46 years ago

Saturday 15th of December 1973

17-year-old Playboy John Paul Getty is found in an abandoned petrol station after a 5-month kidnap in Lauria, Basilicata, Italy.

A ransom of 2.2 Million Dollars —the maximum amount that was tax deductible— was paid by his grandfather Jean Paul and Getty's ear had been cut off.


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44 years ago

Monday 15th of December 1975

Cornelia Hemker aka Cocky is murdered by serial killer Charles Sobhraj aka Bad Blood in Rangsit, Central Thailand, Thailand.

Their bodies were found burned on the beach the next day.


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30 years ago

Friday 15th of December 1989

Darlene Trippi is beaten to death by serial killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer in Salmon Creek, Rochester, New York, United States.

Trippi was found on 5 January 1990.


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26 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1993

Double murderer Clifford X. Phillips is executed by lethal injection at the age of 59 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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21 years ago The Ocean Returned to Itself

Tuesday 15th of December 1998

Murderer James Ronald Meanes is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Meanes' last words were "As the ocean always returns to itself, love always returns to itself. So does consciousness, always returns to itself. And I do so with love on my lips. May God bless all mankind."



20 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 15th of December 1999

A sturdy Landrover series III 109" in the courtyard in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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20 years ago

Wednesday 15th of December 1999

Murderer Sammie Felder is executed by lethal injection at the age of 54 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.