Monday, January 18, 2021

36th year - N° 18 Monday, 18 January 2021

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36th year - N° 18 Monday, 18 January 2021

18 January / Today's 28 Events:
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447 years ago

Friday 18th of January 1574

Serial killer and cannibal Gilles Garnier aka The Werewolf of Dôle is executed by burning at the stake in Dôle, Jura - Franche-Comte, France.

Garnier confessed to have stalked and murdered at least four children between the ages of 9 and 12 and was found guilty of 'crimes of lycanthropy and witchcraft'.


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218 years ago the World was Holding Back

Tuesday 18th of January 1803

Murderer George Forster aka The Galvanised Corpse is executed by hanging in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Shortly after the execution Forster's body was taken to a nearby house where it was used in an experiment by Italian scientist Giovanni Aldini. "On the first application of the process to the face, the jaws of the deceased criminal began to quiver, and the adjoining muscles were horribly contorted, and one eye was actually opened. In the subsequent part of the process the right hand was raised and clenched, and the legs and thighs were set in motion."


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143 years ago

Friday 18th of January 1878

33-year-old Murderer and cannibal Adolph Louis Luetgert, originally Adolph Ludwig Lütgert aka The Sausage King marries 31-year-old Louisa Bicknese in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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131 years ago

Saturday 18th of January 1890

Duke of Aosta Amadeus I dies of unknown causes at the age of 45 in Palazzo Reale, Torino, Piedmontese, Italy.


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129 years ago He Outwitted his Dad

Monday 18th of January 1892

Actor Oliver Ollie Hardy, originally Norvell Hardy known from Laurel and Hardy is born in Harlem, Georgia, United States.


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117 years ago

Monday 18th of January 1904

Actor Cary Grant, originally Archibald Alexander Leach is born in 15 Hughenden Road, Bristol, South West England, United Kingdom.


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112 years ago

Monday 18th of January 1909

Charlie Von Dahmer is shot dead by 19-year-old Double murderer Robert Franklin Stroud aka The Birdman of Alcatraz in Gastineau Avenue, Juneau, Alaska, United States.

Stroud went to the police station and turned himself and the gun in.


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110 years ago

Wednesday 18th of January 1911

Actor, singer, dancer, comedian and musician Danny Kaye, originally David Daniel Kaminsky is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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96 years ago Il-y-avait une Difference sans Repetition

Sunday 18th of January 1925

Philosopher Gilles Deleuze is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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92 years ago

Friday 18th of January 1929

4 Policemen on their way to arrest him are killed by 34-year-old Cop killer IJje Wijkstra in Doezum, Groningen, Netherlands.


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89 years ago

Monday 18th of January 1932

Writer, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist and self-described agnostic mystic Robert Anton Wilson, originally Robert Edward Wilson is born in Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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85 years ago He Was Deleted from the List of Subscribers

Saturday 18th of January 1936

Writer Rudyard Joseph Kipling known for his novel ‘Jungle Book’ dies of a perforated duodenal ulcer at the age of 71 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Kipling's death had in fact previously been incorrectly announced in a magazine, to which he wrote, "I've just read that I am dead. Don't forget to delete me from your list of subscribers."


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75 years ago

Friday 18th of January 1946

Child killer Joseph Bernhard Wessel is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla, Washington, United States.

Wessel was executed for the hammer murder of his 5-year-old daughter Mary Ann Wessel.


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69 years ago

Friday 18th of January 1952

Tamil brigand and dacoit Veerappan, originally Koose Munisamy Veerappan Gounder is born in Gopinatham, Karnataka, India.


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66 years ago

Tuesday 18th of January 1955

Actor and film director Kevin Michael Costner is born in Lynwood, California, United States.


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63 years ago

Saturday 18th of January 1958

Serial killer Peter Hößl aka Der Wochenendmörder is sentenced to four years youth imprisonment for the murder of Franz Stöbich on 24 November 1956. in München, Bayern, Germany.

Hößl was released on 13 February 1959.


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48 years ago

Thursday 18th of January 1973

39-year-old Serial killer Juan Vallejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer is sentenced to 25 terms of life imprisonment for 25 counts of first degree murder in Fairfield, California, United States.


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44 years ago

Tuesday 18th of January 1977

84 die in commuter train derailment in Bold Street Bridge, Granville, New South Wales, Australia.

It is the worst rail disaster in Australian history.


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40 years ago

Sunday 18th of January 1981

Shari Hull is abducted, sexually assaulted and shot dead by serial killer Randall Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer in TransAmerica Title Building, 3700 River Road N., Salem, Oregon, United States.

21-year-old Beth Wilmot was also assaulted and shot in the head but survived.


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39 years ago The Thunderbirds Hit the Ground

Monday 18th of January 1982

Four pilots from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Team die in a crash while practicing a basic diamond formation with their Northrop T-38 Talon jets for a performance at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona in Air Force Auxiliary Field, Indian Springs, Nevada, United States.

The four pilots were 37-year old Major Norm Lowry, 31-year-old Captain Willie Mays, 32-year-old Captain Joseph 'Pete' Peterson and 31-year-old Captain Mark E. Melancon. Initial speculation was that the accident might have been due to pilot error, that the leader might have misjudged his altitude or speed and the other three pilots rep eated the error. However, the Air Force concluded that the crash was due to a jammed stabilizer on the lead jet. The other pilots, in accordance with their training, did not break formation.


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37 years ago

Wednesday 18th of January 1984

Mass murderer Seung-Hui Cho aka Ismail Ax aka the School Shooter is born in Asan, Chungcheong, South Korea.


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34 years ago

Sunday 18th of January 1987

Jacqueline Askins is abducted and held imprisoned by serial killer Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer in 3520 North Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Askins survived after Josefina Rivera escaped in March 1987 and informed the police about several women held imprisoned in Heidnik's house.


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33 years ago

Monday 18th of January 1988

108 die in China Southwest Airlines Ilyushin Il-18 Flight 4146 crash in Chongqing, China.


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21 years ago He went Zzz

Tuesday 18th of January 2000

Murderer Spencer Corey Goodman is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Goodman kidnapped and brutally killed Cecile Ham, wife of Bill Ham, manager and image-maker of ZZ Top in 1991.


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20 years ago

Thursday 18th of January 2001

Murderer Alvin Urial Goodwin is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



19 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 18th of January 2002

An abandoned Jewish print workshop solliciting for an art studio overhaul in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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11 years ago

Monday 18th of January 2010

52-year-old Assassin and Grey Wolves member Mehmet Ali Ağca is released from Sincan Prison in Ankara, Anatolia, Turkey.

Ağca was serving a 10-year sentence for the assassination of  Abdi İpekçi, editor of the major Turkish newspaper Milliyet.


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11 years ago

Monday 18th of January 2010

Singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle known for Complainte pour Ste Catherine dies of clear-cell sarcoma at the age of 64 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Sunday, January 17, 2021

36th year - N° 17 Sunday, 17 January 2021

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36th year - N° 17 Sunday, 17 January 2021

17 January / Today's 32 Events:
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517 years ago

Sunday 17th of January 1504

225th Pope Pius V, originally Antonio Michele Ghislieri is born in Bosco Marengo, Piemonte, Italy.


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315 years ago He Was One of Seventeen

Sunday 17th of January 1706

Founding Father of the United States Benjamin Franklin aka The First American is born in Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Benjamin was one of seventeen children born to Josiah Franklin and one of ten born by Josiah's second wife Abiah Folger.


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270 years ago

Sunday 17th of January 1751

Composer Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni dies of diabetes mellitus at the age of 80 in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.


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147 years ago

Saturday 17th of January 1874

Chang of the Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker dies of a stroke due to pneumonia, and three hours later Eng dies of fear at the age of 63 in Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States.

Connected through a 15cm thick navelstring, a doctor was summoned to perform an emergency separation of Chang and Eng Bunker but he was too late. Dying of fear is characterised by an overfull-bladder and a lifted right testicle.


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128 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 1893

19th President of the United States Rutherford Birchard Hayes dies of complications of a heart attack at the age of 71 in Fremont, Ohio, United States.


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124 years ago

Sunday 17th of January 1897

Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is born in 100 Rue de Paris, Auxerre, Yonne, France.


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122 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 1899

Gangster, bootlegger and racketeer Al Alphonse Gabriel Capone aka Scarface is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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122 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 1899

Writer and aeronautical engineer Nevil Shute, originally Nevil Shute Norway is born in Somerset Road, Ealing, London, West London, United Kingdom.


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102 years ago

Friday 17th of January 1919

460 die in Chaonia steamer shipwreck in the Strait of Messina, Italy.

The ship struck a floating mine by moonlight 40 miles off the Messina lighthouse.


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93 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 1928

Hair stylist Vidal Sassoon is born in Hammersmith, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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88 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 1933

Singer and actress Dalida, originally Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti is born in Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.


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79 years ago

Saturday 17th of January 1942

Boxer Muhammad Ali, originally Cassius Marcellus Clay is born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.


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78 years ago

Sunday 17th of January 1943

Member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Wendy Masako Yoshimura is born in Internment Camp for Japanese Americans, Manzanar, California, United States.


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77 years ago

Monday 17th of January 1944

Singer-songwriter Françoise Madeleine Hardy is born in Rue d'Aumale, IXe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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71 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 1950

11 gangsters rob $1.218.211,29 in cash, and over $1.5-million in checks, money orders and other securities in Brink's Building, 600 Commercial Street, North End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Although all of the gangsters were captured and put on trial only 58.000 Dollars were ever recovered. The rest is fabled to be hidden in the hills north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.


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65 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 1956

22-year-old Serial killer Juan Vallejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer is committed an asylum, diagnosed with schizophrenia and paranoia in DeWitt State Hospital, Auburn, California, United States.

During his treatment Corona was given 23 electroshocks in three months time.


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64 years ago

Thursday 17th of January 1957

Suicide bomber Anthony Quinn Warner is born in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.


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56 years ago

Sunday 17th of January 1965

Aniuta Kaliniak is found tortured and garotted by serial killer Łucjan Staniak aka The Red Spider of Katowice in Praga, Warszawa, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.

Kaliniak was found with a 6 inch metal spike through her genitals.


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55 years ago

Monday 17th of January 1966

B-52G bomber of the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command collides with a KC-135 tanker during mid-air refueling at 9.450 m, killing three of the seven crew members in Palomares, Andalucía, Spain.

Of the four Mk28-type hydrogen bombs the B-52G carried, three were found on land. The non-nuclear explosives in two of the weapons detonated upon impact with the ground resulting in the contamination of a 2 km2 area by plutonium. The fourth, which fell into the Mediterranean Sea, was recovered intact after a ​2 1⁄2-month-long search.


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51 years ago

Saturday 17th of January 1970

Student Régis Tall commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 17 in Lycée Gaston Berger, Avenue Gaston Berger, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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46 years ago

Friday 17th of January 1975

40-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker and his 13-year-old son Michael are arrested and charged with rape, robbery and murder in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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46 years ago

Friday 17th of January 1975

Robert Shannahan is stabbed to death by serial killer Vaughn Greenwood aka The Skid Row Slasher in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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44 years ago They Did it

Monday 17th of January 1977

Double murderer Gary Mark Gilmore aka The Executioner's Song is executed by the firing squad at the age of 37 in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.

Gilmore gained international attention for demanding the implementation of his death sentence for two murders. Gilmore's last meal request was for steak, potatoes, milk and coffee but consumed only the milk and coffee. When asked for any last words Gilmore simply replied "Let's do it."


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32 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 1989

School shooter Patrick Edward Purdy aka The Stockton Schoolyard Shooter commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 25 in Cleveland Elementary School, 20 East Fulton Street, Stockton, California, United States.

Purdy fired 106 rounds with a Norinco Type 56 AK-47 semi-automatic rifle in three minutes killing five predominantly Southeast Asian refugee schoolchildren and wounding 32 others before turning a Taurus PT92 pistol on himself. The victims were 9-year-old Rathanar Or, 8-year-old Ram Chun, 6-year-old Sokhim An, 8-year-old Oeun Lim and 6-year-old Thuy Tran.


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26 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 1995

Double murderer Mario S. Marquez is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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19 years ago

Thursday 17th of January 2002

43-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Only the Lonely' at the 'Bordello' event in Oudemansstraat 13, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

In an abandoned brothel I lay on the floor in one of the back rooms. The door was slightly ajar and people could only see the performance by sticking their head inside. I made a machine with a cast of my hand that caressed my back until it bled. A cassette player played Roy Orbison's 'Only the Lonely' all the time.



19 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 17th of January 2002

An abandoned brothel where I performed 'Only the Lonely' in Oudemansstraat 13, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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15 years ago

Tuesday 17th of January 2006

Triple murderer Clarence Ray Allen is executed by lethal injection at the age of 76 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

Allen's last meal consisted of Buffalo steak and frybread as well as a bucket of KFC white-meat-only chicken, sugar-free pecan pie, sugar-free walnut ice cream and whole milk. The ice-cream was left out to thaw for one hour, which he turned into a milkshake by hand.


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14 years ago

Wednesday 17th of January 2007

Cop killer Johnathan Bryant Moore is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Moore's last meal request was for Kraft Cheese & Macaroni and beef flavored Rice-A-Roni.


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13 years ago

Thursday 17th of January 2008

Chess grandmaster Bobby Robert James Fischer dies of renal failure at the age of 65 in Landspítali Hospital, Reykjavík, Greater Reykjavík, Iceland.


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11 years ago

Sunday 17th of January 2010

Writer Erich Wolf Segal known for his bestselling novel Love Story dies of a heart attack at the age of 73 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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11 years ago

Sunday 17th of January 2010

69-year-old Military commander and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service Ali Hassan al-Majid, originally Alī Ḥasan ʿAbd al-Majīd al-Tikrītī aka Chemical Ali is sentenced to death for the fourth time in Baġdād, Muḥāfaẓät Baġdād, Iraq.