Monday, May 19, 2014

29th year - N° 139 Monday, 19 May 2014

29th year - N° 139 Monday, 19 May 2014

19 May / Today's 10 Events:
478 years ago

Wednesday 19th of May 1536

Second wife of King Henry VIII Anne Boleyn is executed by beheading at the age of 35 in Tower of London, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

She had been charged with adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft. She knelt upright, in the French style of executions. The execution consisted of a single stroke.

158 years ago

Monday 19th of May 1856

Victim of Henry Howard Holmes aka The Torture Doctor Benjamin Freelon Pitezel is born in Galva, Illinois, United States.

144 years ago

Thursday 19th of May 1870

Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is born in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

86 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 1928

195 die in Mather Collieries coal mine explosion in Mather, Pennsylvania, United States.

81 years ago

Friday 19th of May 1933

Murderer Claude Buffet is born in Reims, Marne, France.

79 years ago

Sunday 19th of May 1935

Man of Action Thomas Edward Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia dies due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days earlier at the age of 47 in Clouds Hill, Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 19th of May 2001

Pressure gauges at an abandoned factory in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 19th of May 2002

The fortress where Marquis de Sade was imprisoned in 1777 and where he remained until February 1784 when it was closed and de Sade was transferred to the Bastille in Château de Vincennes, Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, France.

7 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 2007

48-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Wie Man dem Zerrissenen Hasen die Aktionskunst Erklärt' in Kulttuuritalo Annis, Annankatu 6, Pori, Satakunta, Finland.

I took a wooden crate with 15kgs of dirt from my hole on the airplane and buried it close to the culture center. The performance started with digging up the crate to everybody's amazement. I carried the crate inside and hacked it to pieces with a spade. I took a toy hare and removed the filling with my mouth. Then I filled the empty hare with dirt, also using my mouth to do that. Then I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art where I spread the dirt in several spaces. The empty hare was left behind at night in a children's playground.

2 years ago

Saturday 19th of May 2012

53-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Fatal Motorcycle Bumper Pull Up of Ho Chi Minh and Joey Ramone as if Composed by Charles Ives' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Mu.ZEE, Romestraat 11, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

A music performance of Club Moral with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven whereby I screamed with my head in a bucket filled with water crawled on the floor between the audience and ate dirt from my hole. On 19 May Ho Chi Minh, Malcolm X, Grace Jones and Joey Ramone were born and Lawrence of Arabia, Charles Ives and Jackie Kennedy died.

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