Friday, July 10, 2020

35th year - N° 192 Friday, 10 July 2020

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35th year - N° 192 Friday, 10 July 2020

10 July / Today's 32 Events:
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1882 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 0138

Roman Emperor Hadrianus, originally Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus dies of feeble health at the age of 62 in Baiae, Campania, Italy.


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436 years ago Finally His Head Should Be Cut Off

Tuesday 10th of July 1584

Prince of Orange Willem de Zwijger aka William the Silent is shot dead by Burgundian Catholic Balthasar Gérard at the age of 51 in Prinsenhof, Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

King of Spain Philip II offered a reward of 25,000 crowns to anyone who killed William, calling him a "pest on the whole of Christianity and the enemy of the human race". It was the first assassination by use of a handgun. Gérard was caught before he could escape Delft and was imprisoned. Gérard was tortured before his trial on 13 July, where he was sentenced to an execution brutal even by the standards of that time. The magistrates decreed that the right hand of Gérard should be burned off with a red-hot iron, that his flesh should be torn from his bones with pincers in six different places, that he should be quartered and disembowelled alive, that his heart should be torn from his chest and flung in his face and that finally his head should be cut off.


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164 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1856

Inventor, electrical engineer, physicist and futurist Nikola Tesla aka The Man who Invented the Twentieth Century is born in Parish Hall, Smiljan, Lika, Croatia.


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154 years ago He was Circumcised

Tuesday 10th of July 1866

Surgeon and grafting pioneer Serge Abrahamovitch Voronoff is born in Voronezh, Voronezh Oblast, Russia.

Voronoff's actual birth date is unknown, 10 July 1866 is the date of his circumcision in a synagogue.


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149 years ago Il Venait à la Recherche du Temps Perdu

Monday 10th of July 1871

Writer Marcel Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Proust is born in Auteuil, Île-de-France, France.


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132 years ago

Tuesday 10th of July 1888

Surrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico is born in Volos, Thessalía, Greece.


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130 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1890

Wyoming is admitted as 44th of the United States in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States.


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125 years ago

Wednesday 10th of July 1895

Composer Carl Heinrich Maria Orff known for his cantata Carmina Burana is born in München, Bayern, Germany.


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101 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1919

Multiple murderer Henry Perry aka Beckett, the Lodger from Hell is executed by hanging by John Ellis at the age of 38 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Perry murdered 48-year-old Walter Cornish, his 43-year-old wife Alice and their two daughters 15-year-old Alice and 6-year-old Marie at 13 Stukeley Road, Forest Gate, London on 28 April 1919.


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95 years ago He Remained Silent

Friday 10th of July 1925

31-year-old Spiritual master Meher Baba, originally Merwan Sheriar Irani aka Avatar decides to keep silent for the rest of his life in Meherabad, Maharashtra, India.

Baba was communicating first by use of chalk and slate, then by an alphabet board and later by self-styled hand gestures. In January 1927 he gave up writing with pen or pencil also.


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84 years ago She Kissed His Cyanide Lips

Friday 10th of July 1936

Murderer Frank Rascon is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 26 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

When the gas chamber was cleared of gas Rascon's wife Ramona threw herself upon his body and kissed his lips. She became seriously ill from the cyanide contamination on her mouth.


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74 years ago

Wednesday 10th of July 1946

Actress Sue Suellyn Lyon known for her role as ‘Lolita’ in Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 film is born in Davenport, Iowa, United States.


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73 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1947

Singer-songwriter Arlo Davy Guthrie is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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62 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1958

The heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world Robert Earl Hughes dies of uremia at the age of 32 in Baylis, Illinois, United States.

At the age of six Hughes weighed about 92 kilograms (200 lb); at ten, he weighed 171 kilograms (380 lb). By the time of his death, he weighed almost half a ton.


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58 years ago

Tuesday 10th of July 1962

The Telstar satellite is shot into space on top of a Thor-Delta rocket in Space Launch Complex 17, Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States.


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50 years ago

Friday 10th of July 1970

30-year-old Serial rapist and murderer Mike James Mitchell DeBardeleben aka The Lethal Shadow marries 18-year-old Caryn in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.


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47 years ago It Was not a Ploy

Tuesday 10th of July 1973

17-year-old Playboy John Paul Getty is kidnapped in Piazza Farnese, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

A ransom note was received, demanding $17 million in exchange for Getty's safe return. When that ransom message arrived, some family members suspected the kidnapping was merely a ploy by the rebellious youngster as he had frequently joked about staging his own kidnapping to extract money from his frugal grandfather.


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44 years ago

Saturday 10th of July 1976

Approximately six tonnes of chemicals including the poisonous TCDD are released during an industrial accident in ICMESA Plant, Seveso, Lombardia, Italy.

Within days a total of 3.300 animals, mostly poultry and rabbits, were found dead. 1.600 people of all ages had been examined and 447 were found to suffer from skin lesions or chloracne.


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43 years ago They Heard Her Feeble Cries

Sunday 10th of July 1977

Maureen Long is attacked with a hammer by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Bowling Back Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Long was discovered at 8:30 in the morning when two women walking near the waste ground heard her feeble cries, which they first thought sounded like a baby whimpering. Her girdle, pants and tights had been pulled down. She had suffered one blow to the back of the head and stab wounds to her chest, stomach, and back, including one slashing stab wound from her breasts to below her navel.


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41 years ago

Tuesday 10th of July 1979

26-year-old Serial killer David Richard Berkowitz, originally Richard David Falco aka Son of Sam is attacked with a razor, almost cutting his throat, by an unidentified fellow-inmate in Attica Prison, Attica, New York, United States.

Berkowitz refused to identify the person(s) who had attacked him with a knife but suggested that the act was directed by the cult he once belonged to. He bears a permanent scar from the wound that took 56 stitches to close.


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38 years ago

Saturday 10th of July 1982

Elsbet Warnecke is attacked and raped by serial killer Thomas Rath aka Der Moormörder in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.


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36 years ago

Tuesday 10th of July 1984

Dmitriy Illarionov is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

Illarionov's body was found in a cornfield on 12 August.


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34 years ago She Didn't Know Whether She Could Bear This

Thursday 10th of July 1986

Miss Hungary 1985 Csilla Andrea Molnár commits suicide by an overdose of Lidocaine at the age of 17 in Fonyód, Dél-Dunántúl, Hungary.

Molnár complained of being harassed by the public saying, "I don't know whether I can bear this, everybody is harassing me. They ask: Where and from whom did you get those beautiful clothes? Who helped you? Do you or your father have special connections with the jury? And so on." She was the first Hungarian beauty queen after a 50-year interval.


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28 years ago

Friday 10th of July 1992

Chief executioner Albert Pierrepoint dies of natural causes at the age of 87 in Southport, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

Pierrepoint executed at least 433 men and 17 women, including some 200 Nazi war criminals.


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23 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 1997

52-year-old Serial killer Arthur John Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer marries his long time sweetheart Clara Neal in the visiting room in Sullivan Correctional Facility, Fallsburg, New York, United States.

Shawcross used Neal's car to pick up, have sex with, and then kill his victims. According to the institution's policy, the newlyweds will be able to enjoy conjugal visits.


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20 years ago

Monday 10th of July 2000

250 die in leaking petroleum pipeline explosion and fire in Jesse, Delta State, Nigeria.

Villagers had been scavenging gasoline.


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20 years ago

Monday 10th of July 2000

218 die in garbage dump collapse in Payatas, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.


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16 years ago

Saturday 10th of July 2004

Noise music band Club Moral play their 102nd concert in Club Zero, Monheimsallee 44, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.



16 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 10th of July 2004

The audience warming up for our 'How Reliable is the Brain?' performance with Club Moral in Club Zero, Monheimsallee 44, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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12 years ago

Thursday 10th of July 2008

Serial killer Ahmad Suradji, originally Nasib Kelewang aka The Sorcerer is executed by the firing squad at the age of 59 in Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia.

Suradji told police that he had a dream in 1986 in which his father's ghost directed him to drink the saliva of 70 dead, young women, so that he could become a mystic healer.


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6 years ago He Was Not Alive

Thursday 10th of July 2014

Conceptual artist On Kawara dies of natural causes at the age of 81 in New York City, New York, United States.


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5 years ago

Friday 10th of July 2015

Actor Omar Sharif, originally Michel Demitri Chalhoub dies of a heart attack at the age of 83 in Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

In May 2015 it was reported that Sharif was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.


Thursday, July 9, 2020

35th year - N° 191 Thursday, 9 July 2020

BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)
35th year - N° 191 Thursday, 9 July 2020

9 July / Today's 26 Events:
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480 years ago

Tuesday 9th of July 1540

49-year-old King of England Henry VIII of England, originally Henry Tudor divorces his fourth wife Anna von Kleve in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Henry claimed she was so unattractive he could barely sleep with her. They had been married for 6 months only.


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170 years ago

Tuesday 9th of July 1850

12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor dies of cholera morbus at the age of 66 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

On 4 July 4 Taylor reportedly consumed copious amounts of raw fruit and iced milk while attending holiday celebrations during a fund-raising event at the Washington Monument.


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145 years ago

Friday 9th of July 1875

Victim of George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer Beatrice Constance Annie Mundy aka Bessie is born in Warminster, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.

Mundy was baptised in Christ Church on this day.


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102 years ago

Tuesday 9th of July 1918

101 die in train No. 1 and No. 4 collision in Dutchman's Curve, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

171 more were injured in what was to be 'The Great Train Wreck of 1918'. The cause of the accident was due to serious errors by the crew of train No. 4 and tower operators, all of whom failed to properly account for the presence of the train No. 1 on the line.


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93 years ago

Saturday 9th of July 1927

Actress Susan Cabot, originally Harriet Shapiro is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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91 years ago

Tuesday 9th of July 1929

Singer-songwriter Lee Barton Hazlewood is born in Mannford, Oklahoma, United States.


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83 years ago

Friday 9th of July 1937

Painter David Hockney is born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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74 years ago

Tuesday 9th of July 1946

Musician Bon Ronald Belford Scott known from AC/DC is born in Fyfe Jamieson Maternity Hospital, Forfar, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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68 years ago

Wednesday 9th of July 1952

160 Soviet soldiers die in Blue Express train derailment in Rzepin, Województwo Lubuskie, Poland.

The incident was not confirmed by official Polish or Soviet sources but was reported by Western press agencies.


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64 years ago

Monday 9th of July 1956

Actor Tom Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is born in Concord, California, United States.


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58 years ago

Monday 9th of July 1962

Writer and philosopher Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille dies of cerebral arteriosclerosis at the age of 65 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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58 years ago

Monday 9th of July 1962

Serial killer Peter Hößl aka Der Wochenendmörder is sentenced to 15 years for three murders committed in 1956, 1959 and 1960 in München, Bayern, Germany.


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58 years ago The Soup was Hot but Inexpensive

Monday 9th of July 1962

The 'Campbell's Soup Cans' exhibition by 34-year-old Pop artist Andy Warhol, originally Andrew Warhola aka The Pope of Pop opens in Ferus Gallery, 723 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Five of Warhol's canvases sold for $100 each, but director Irving Blum bought them back to keep the set intact.


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55 years ago

Friday 9th of July 1965

Installation artist Jason Rhoades is born in Newcastle, California, United States.


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53 years ago The Severed Appendages Were Never Found

Sunday 9th of July 1967

Mary Terese Fleszar is beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer John Norman Collins aka The Ypsilanti Killer in Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States.

Fleszar's nude body was found by two 15-year-old boys on an abandoned farm at Superior Township on 7 August. Fleszar had been stabbed approximately 30 times in the chest and abdomen with a knife or other sharp object, her feet had been severed just above the ankle, the thumb and sections of the fingers of one hand were missing and one forearm had been severed from her body (these severed appendages were never found).


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49 years ago He Quickly Was Tommy

Friday 9th of July 1971

24-year-old Member of Zentralrat der Umherschweifenden Haschrebellen and Bewegung 2. Juni Georg von Rauch is sentenced for assaulting a journalist from Quick magazine in Schwurgericht I, Turmstraße 91, Moabit, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Upon sentencing von Rauch changed places with RAF collegue Thomas Weissbecker, left the courtroom and went in the underground.


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38 years ago He Asked for Some Cigarettes

Friday 9th of July 1982

34-year-old Intruder Michael Fagan breaks into the bedroom of Queen Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Fagan wandered the palace corridors for several minutes before reaching the section where the royal apartments were located. In an anteroom Fagan broke a glass ashtray, cutting his hand. He was still carrying a fragment of the glass when he entered the Queen's bedroom. The Queen woke when he disturbed a curtain and initial reports said Fagan sat on the edge of her bed. Fagan then asked for some cigarettes which were brought by a maid who had been cleaning a neighbouring room. Duty footman Paul Whybrew, who had been walking the Queen's dogs then appeared followed by two policemen on palace duty who removed Fagan.


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38 years ago

Friday 9th of July 1982

153 die in Pan American Boeing 727-235 Flight 759 crash in Kenner, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

There were also eight fatalities on the ground.


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35 years ago

Tuesday 9th of July 1985

Cop killer Henry Martinez Porter is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Porter's last meal request was for steak, refried beans, tossed salad, jalapenos, tortillas, chocolate cake and iced tea.


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34 years ago

Wednesday 9th of July 1986

Physicist and research manager Karl Heinz Beckurtz and his driver Eckhard Groppler die in a roadside bomb-attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion, Kommando Mara Cagol at the age of 56 in Tölzer Straße, Straßlach, Oberbayern, Germany.


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32 years ago

Saturday 9th of July 1988

Anna Marie Steffen is strangled by serial killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer in Rochester, New York, United States.

Steffen's body was found on 11 September.



21 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 9th of July 1999

Boring moments during a party in Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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18 years ago

Tuesday 9th of July 2002

Actor Rod Rodney Stephen Steiger dies of pneumonia and kidney failure as a result of complications from surgery for a gall bladder tumor at the age of 77 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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17 years ago

Wednesday 9th of July 2003

Triple murderer Christopher Black is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Black's final meal request was for one steak (medium well), fried chicken (wings and thighs), French fries, mushroom gravy, mixed steamed vegetables, chocolate fudge cake, peach cobbler, sweet tea, bread, and chef salad with Italian dressing.


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16 years ago

Friday 9th of July 2004

Triple murderer Riley Dobi Noel is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Cummins Unit, Varner, Arkansas, United States.


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14 years ago

Sunday 9th of July 2006

124 die in Sibir S7 Airlines Airbus A310-324 Flight 778 crash on landing in Irkutsk International Airport, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.

There were 79 survivors.