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29th year - N° 176 Wednesday, 25 June 2014

29th year - N° 176 Wednesday, 25 June 2014

25 June / Today's 15 Events:
247 years ago

Thursday 25th of June 1767

Composer Georg Philipp Telemann dies of a chest ailment at the age of 86 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

179 years ago Il Avait Résolu de s'en Défaire

Thursday 25th of June 1835

Painter Antoine-Jean Gros commits suicide by drowning at the age of 64 in Sèvres, Île-de-France, France.

A note hidden in Gros' hat read: "Las de la vie, et trahi par les dernières facultés qui la lui rendaient supportable, il avait résolu de s'en défaire."

162 years ago

Friday 25th of June 1852

Architect Antoni Gaudí, originally Antoni Gaudí i Cornet aka God's Architect is born in Reus, Catalonia, Spain.

111 years ago He Was Not on an Animal Farm

Thursday 25th of June 1903

Writer George Orwell, originally Eric Arthur Blair is born in Motihari, Bihar, India.

91 years ago

Monday 25th of June 1923

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

Ehrenberg was the son of Haarmann's neighbour.

90 years ago

Wednesday 25th of June 1924

Film director Sidney Arthur Lumet is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

74 years ago

Tuesday 25th of June 1940

Physician and psychologist Wilhelm Stekel commits suicide by an overdose of Aspirin at the age of 72 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Stekel wanted to end the pain of his prostate and diabetic gangrene.

72 years ago Came His Final Blackout

Thursday 25th of June 1942

Serial killer Gordon Frederick Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

69 years ago She Was Not So Vain

Monday 25th of June 1945

Singer-songwriter Carly Elisabeth Simon is born in New York City, New York, United States.

55 years ago He Moved to the Badlands

Thursday 25th of June 1959

Spree killer Charles Raymond Starkweather aka Little Red is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 21 in Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

35 years ago

Monday 25th of June 1979

Start of the trial against 33-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness for the Chi-Omega murders in Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, United States.

34 years ago

Wednesday 25th of June 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Diagonal - 1', 'Diagonal - 2' with Ria Pacquée and 'Installation - 4' in Galerie Diagonale, Boulevard Edgar Quinet, XIVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

I was laying with my back naked in the middle of the room. Ria Pacquée spray-painted a diagonal through the space and over my back. Then she removed the paint from my back with sandpaper. On the floor I wrote: "I don't belong here".

30 years ago

Monday 25th of June 1984

Philosopher Michel Paul Foucault dies of AIDS at the age of 58 in Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Boulevard de l'Hôpital, XIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

24 years ago

Monday 25th of June 1990

Mass murderer Ronald Gene Simmons is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Cummins Unit, Varner, Arkansas, United States.

Simmons killed 16 relatives over a week-long period in 1987.

5 years ago He Stopped Because He Had Enough

Thursday 25th of June 2009

Singer-songwriter and actor Michael Joseph Jackson aka The King of Pop dies of an overdose of propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines: lorazepam and midazolam at the age of 51 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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