Thursday, May 1, 2014

29th year - N° 121 Thursday, 1 May 2014

29th year - N° 121 Thursday, 1 May 2014

1 May / Today's 5 Events:
114 years ago

Tuesday 1st of May 1900

246 die in coal mine dust explosion in Winter Quarters, Scofield, Utah, United States.

69 years ago

Tuesday 1st of May 1945

Joseph Paul Goebbels commits suicide by cyanide poisoning and a shot through the head at the age of 48 in Führerbunker, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

At 20.00hrs Goebbels arranged for SS dentist Helmut Kunz to inject his six children with morphine. When they were unconscious, Magda Goebbels and Ludwig Stumpfegger, Hitler's personal doctor who then crushed cyanide capsules in their mouths. Shortly afterwards Goebbels and his wife went up to the garden of the bunker where they killed themselves.

41 years ago

Tuesday 1st of May 1973

27-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Movie on the Way Down' in Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, United States.

29 years ago

Wednesday 1st of May 1985

Fourteenth bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique, Stuiversstraat, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

Despite warnings two fire-fighters are killed near the bomb car.

12 years ago

Wednesday 1st of May 2002

43-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Six Pack' in Le Petit Théâtre Mercelis, 13 Rue Mercelis, Ixelles, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

I was pulled up by my feet with a rope. A filmloop of a car ride at night was projected onto me. While I was hanging upside down I cut the knot that fastened the rope with an axe so I fell down on the floor.

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