Saturday, September 26, 2020

35th year - N° 270 Saturday, 26 September 2020

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35th year - N° 270 Saturday, 26 September 2020

26 September / Today's 34 Events:
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229 years ago

Monday 26th of September 1791

Artist Théodore Jean-Louis André Géricault is born in Rouen, Haute-Normendie, France.


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171 years ago

Wednesday 26th of September 1849

Physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov is born in Ryazan, Russia.


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152 years ago

Saturday 26th of September 1868

Mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius known for his discovery of the Möbius strip dies of unknown causes at the age of 78 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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132 years ago

Wednesday 26th of September 1888

Poet and playwright Thomas Stearns Eliot aka T. S. Eliot is born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.


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131 years ago

Thursday 26th of September 1889

Philosopher Martin Heidegger is born in Mesnerhaus, Kirchplatz, Meßkirch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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123 years ago

Sunday 26th of September 1897

262nd Pope Paulus VI, originally Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini aka The Pilgrim Pope is born in Concesio, Lombardia, Italy.


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122 years ago He Was a Russian in New York

Monday 26th of September 1898

Composer George Gershwin, originally Jacob Gershwine is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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118 years ago

Friday 26th of September 1902

Clothing manufacturer Levi Strauss, originally Löb Strauß known for Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans dies of unknown causes at the age of 73 in San Francisco, California, United States.


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91 years ago

Thursday 26th of September 1929

Maria Radusch is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Gerresheim, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Radusch managed to free herself from Kürten's grip and escaped.


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83 years ago

Sunday 26th of September 1937

Blues singer Bessie Smith aka aka the Empress of the Blues dies of critical injuries suffered in a car crash on U.S. Route 61 at the age of 43 in G.T. Thomas Hospital, Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States.


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80 years ago

Thursday 26th of September 1940

Philosopher Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin commits suicide by an overdose of morphine tablets at the age of 48 in Hotel de Francia, Portbou, Catalonia, Spain.

A fierce critic of Nazism, Benjamin was on the run for the Gestapo. Benjamin wanted to cross the border into Portugal and then sail to the United States.


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75 years ago

Wednesday 26th of September 1945

Singer-songwriter and musician Bryan Ferry known from the art rock band Roxy Music is born in Washington, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.


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75 years ago

Wednesday 26th of September 1945

Composer Béla Viktor János Bartók dies of secondary polycythemia at the age of 64 in West Side Hospital, 57 West 57th Street, New York City, New York, United States.


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69 years ago

Wednesday 26th of September 1951

Mass murderer Ronald Joseph 'Butch' DeFeo aka The Amityville Horror Murderer is born in Adelphi Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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66 years ago

Sunday 26th of September 1954

1159 die in Tōya Maru ferry capsizing during Typhoon Marie in Tsugaru Strait, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Of the 1309 passengers and crew on board only 150 people survived. Four other ferries sank in the same typhoon, making a total loss of life of 1430.


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58 years ago

Wednesday 26th of September 1962

Double murderer Robert Lloyd Henry is born in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States.


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50 years ago

Saturday 26th of September 1970

A wildfire destroys all of the Spahn Movie Ranch's film sets and residential structures in Spahn Ranch, 12000 Santa Susana Pass Road, Chatsworth, California, United States.


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43 years ago

Monday 26th of September 1977

31-year-old Serial killer Peter William Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper and his wife Sonia Szurma move into their new house in 6 Garden Lane, Heaton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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40 years ago His Bomb Was 5 Years Older than Him

Friday 26th of September 1980

German right-wing extremist Gundolf Köhler dies in a pipe bomb attack at the age of 21 in Oktoberfest, München, Bayern, Germany.

Köhler did not get away fast enough and was killed in the attack himself. 12 other people died and 211 were injured. The area affected by the bombing was the size of a football field, approximately 100 metres by 60 metres. Reconstruction from the site of the bombing indicates that it was created from a British mortar projectile manufactured in 1954.


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37 years ago They Were Quite Close

Monday 26th of September 1983

Mystery writer Muriel Davidson, originally Muriel Friedland aka The Thursday Woman is shot dead by 51-year-old alcoholic Robert Thom at the age of 60 in Benedict Canyon, California, United States.

Davidson met Thom at a hospital where she counseled alcoholics once a week. A police report called the two quite close. A county probation officer said that just prior to her murder Davidson had tried to sever her sporadic sexual relationship with Thom. Thom pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and was given a sentence of 17 years to life.


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37 years ago

Monday 26th of September 1983

Singer and actor Tino Constantin Rossi dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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35 years ago

Thursday 26th of September 1985

James Walter Ferris is abducted, tortured and killed by serial killer Robert Berdella aka The Kansas City Butcher in 4315 Charlotte Street, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

Berdella brought Ferris home and drugged him with crushed tranquilizers he had concealed in a meal an then tied him to his bed before torturing him almost constantly for approximately 27 hours. The torture included repeated administering of 7.700-volt electrical shocks to the shoulder and testicles for up to five minutes in each instance and acupuncture via hypodermic needles to the neck and genitals.


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34 years ago

Friday 26th of September 1986

Noise music band Club Moral play their 57th concert in Mermaid, Stratford/Warwick Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.

Also played: Con-DomVictor/imIron Brotherhood.


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32 years ago

Monday 26th of September 1988

43-year-old Serial killer Randy Steven Kraft aka The Scorecard Killer start of the trial against in Superior Court of California, 700 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, California, United States.


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32 years ago

Monday 26th of September 1988

Keison Sinthasomphone is drugged and sexually assaulted by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Sinthasomphone reported the incident to the police and Dahmer was charged with sexual assault and enticing a child for immoral purposes. He spent one week in jail before getting released on bail. On 30 January 1990 Dahmer was found guilty but sentencing wouldn't take place for another four months.


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30 years ago

Wednesday 26th of September 1990

Writer Alberto Moravia, originally Alberto Pincherle aka Il Conformista dies of a heart attack at the age of 83 in Lungotevere della Vittoria 1, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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23 years ago

Friday 26th of September 1997

234 die in Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 Airbus A300B4-220 crash in Pancur Batu, Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia.


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18 years ago

Thursday 26th of September 2002

1.863 die in MV Le Joola roll-on/roll-off ferry capsizing in the Atlantic Ocean, Gambia.

The ship was en route from Ziguinchor to Dakar when it ran into a violent storm farther out to sea than it was licensed to sail. The estimated 2000 passengers aboard would have amounted to at least three times the ship's design capacity. The large numbers sleeping on-deck added further instability. Only 64 passengers survived.


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17 years ago

Friday 26th of September 2003

Murderer Joseph Earl Bates is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Bates' last meal request was for fried pork chops, French fries, hush puppies, apple pie, a Pepsi and a Dr. Pepper.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 26th of September 2005

Photographer Wang Wei overseeing her most smelly job at the Tattooed Pig installation of Wim Delvoye in 798 Art District, Dashanzi, Beijing, Hebei, China.


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13 years ago

Wednesday 26th of September 2007

A mistrial is declared in the case against 67-year-old Record producer and songwriter Phil Harvey Phillip Spector known for the ‘Wall of Sound’ production method for the murder of 40-year-old nightclub hostess and B movie-actress Lana Clarkson in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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12 years ago

Friday 26th of September 2008

Actor Paul Leonard Newman dies of lung cancer at the age of 83 in Westport, Connecticut, United States.


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11 years ago

Saturday 26th of September 2009

76-year-old Film director Roman Polanski, originally Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański is arrested with a 2005 international arrest warrant for his 1977 sexual assault case involving then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in Zürich Airport, Kloten, Zürich, Switzerland.

Polanski was jailed near Zürich for two months, then put under house arrest at his home in Gstaad while awaiting decision of appeals.


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4 years ago There Was no Blood Feast

Monday 26th of September 2016

Film director Herschell Gordon Lewis aka The Godfather of Gore dies of natural causes at the age of 87 in Pompano Beach, Florida, United States.


Friday, September 25, 2020

35th year - N° 269 Friday, 25 September 2020

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35th year - N° 269 Friday, 25 September 2020

25 September / Today's 28 Events:
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486 years ago

Tuesday 25th of September 1534

219th Pope Clemens VII, originally Giulio di Giuliano de Medici dies from eating poisonous mushrooms at the age of 56 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Just a few days before his death Clemens VII ordered Michelangelo to paint 'The Last Judgment' in the Sistine Chapel.


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188 years ago

Tuesday 25th of September 1832

Architect and engineer William Le Baron Jenney aka The Father of the American Skyscraper is born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States.


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123 years ago

Saturday 25th of September 1897

Writer William Cuthbert Faulkner is born in New Albany, Mississippi, United States.


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117 years ago

Friday 25th of September 1903

Abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko, originally Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz is born in Dvinsk, Vitebsk Oblast, Russia.


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114 years ago

Tuesday 25th of September 1906

Composer Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich is born in Podolskaya Street 2, St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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102 years ago

Wednesday 25th of September 1918

Friedel Rothe is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Celler Straße 27, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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94 years ago She Kept His Wedding Ring

Saturday 25th of September 1926

16-year-old Gangster Bonnie Elizabeth Parker marries Roy Thornton six days before her 16th birthday in Cement City, Texas, United States.

After January 1929 their paths never crossed again. But they were never divorced and Parker was wearing Thornton's wedding ring when she died.


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88 years ago

Sunday 25th of September 1932

Pianist Glenn Hubert Gould known for his interpretations of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach is born in 32 Southwood Drive, The Beaches, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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76 years ago

Monday 25th of September 1944

Actor Michael Kirk Douglas is born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.


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69 years ago

Tuesday 25th of September 1951

Murderer Steve Mitchell is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 49 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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68 years ago

Thursday 25th of September 1952

Serial killer Patrick David Mackay aka Franklin Bollvolt the First is born in Park Royal Hospital, Acton Lane, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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68 years ago He Was Baby Superman

Thursday 25th of September 1952

Actor Christopher D'Olier Reeve known for portraying Superman is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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50 years ago He Was the Candyman's First

Friday 25th of September 1970

Jeffrey Alan Konen is tortured and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in Yorktown Street, Houston, Texas, United States.

Konen vanished while hitchhiking with another student from the University of Texas to his parents' home in Houston. He was dropped off alone at the corner of Westheimer Road and South Voss Road near the Uptown area of Houston. Konen was Corll's first victim. Konen's body was buried at High Island Beach.


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43 years ago

Sunday 25th of September 1977

John A. Mowery is murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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42 years ago

Monday 25th of September 1978

144 die in Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 Boeing 727-214 collision in North Park, San Diego, California, United States.

Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 collided with a private Cessna 172 light aircraft flown by 32-year-old Martin B. Kazy Jr. and 35-year-old David Boswell. The site of the crash was immediately swarmed with looters who robbed the bodies of all their valuables.


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41 years ago

Tuesday 25th of September 1979

20-year-old Mass murderer Dirk De Winne is sentenced to 20 years hard labour in Assisenhof, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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38 years ago He Was Filled with Hate and Anger

Saturday 25th of September 1982

40-year-old Spree killer George Emil Banks shoots 13 people including three of his girlfriends and five of his children to death with a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States.

Banks said he killed his children because he felt they would be tormented by the cruelty of racial views against mixed-race children. Since his conviction Banks has tried to kill himself four times and has gone on hunger strikes that required him to be force-fed.


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37 years ago

Sunday 25th of September 1983

King of Belgium Leopold III, originally Leopold Filips Karel Albert Meinrad Hubertus Maria Miguel dies of heart failure at the age of 82 in Universitair Ziekenhuis Saint-Luc, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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37 years ago

Sunday 25th of September 1983

In the largest prison escape in the United Kingdom, 38 Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners armed with handguns hijack a prison lorry and smash their way out in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Fifteen escapees were captured on the first day, including four who were discovered hiding underwater in a river near the prison using reeds to breathe.


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36 years ago His Face Melted

Tuesday 25th of September 1984

50-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson, originally no name Maddox known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is doused with paint thinner and set on fire by inmate Jan Holstrom in the hobby shop in California Medical Facility, Vaccaville, California, United States.

Manson suffered second-and third-degree burns over 18% of his body, mostly his head and hands.


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33 years ago He Put it in the Wrong Hand

Friday 25th of September 1987

36-year-old Mass murderer James E. Schnick shoots 7 members of his family to death in Elkland, Missouri, United States.

The victims were his 30-year-old wife Julie Schnick, his 35-year-old brother-in-law Steve Buckner, his 36-year-old sister-in-law Jeannette and their sons 14-year-old Kirk, 8-year-old Dennis, 6-year-old Timmy and 2-year-old Michael. Schnick tried to blame Kirk Buckner for the murders but placed the gun in Kirk's right hand while he was left-handed.


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29 years ago

Wednesday 25th of September 1991

Cop killer Warren McCleskey is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison, Highway 36, Jackson, Georgia, United States.


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29 years ago

Wednesday 25th of September 1991

SS-Hauptsturmführer Klaus Nikolaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon dies of leukemia and cancer of the spine and prostate at the age of 78 in Prison Saint-Joseph, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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26 years ago

Sunday 25th of September 1994

33-year-old Double murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner gets drunk from consuming alcohol which he fermented in his own prison cell sink and stabs inmate Richard 'Fats' Thomas with a shiv fashioned from a pair of sunglasses in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.

Thomas suffered nine puncture wounds to his face, mouth, arm and chest that were life-threatening, but made a full recovery.


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23 years ago He Wanted a Coke

Thursday 25th of September 1997

Double murderer Benjamin C. Stone is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Stone ordered a Coke only for his last meal.


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22 years ago

Friday 25th of September 1998

Lanett Deyon White is stabbed to death by serial killer Wayne Ford aka The Breast Severer in Lodi, California, United States.


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18 years ago He Was Peppered

Wednesday 25th of September 2002

Murderer Calvin Eugene King is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

King's last meal request was for half of a fried chicken cooked in garlic powder and red pepper, French fries, one Dr. Pepper and hot sauce.


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8 years ago

Tuesday 25th of September 2012

Singer Andy Howard Andrew Williams aka The Moon River Singer dies of bladder cancer at the age of 85 in Branson, Missouri, United States.