Friday, July 4, 2014

29th year - N° 185 Friday, 4 July 2014

29th year - N° 185 Friday, 4 July 2014

4 July / Today's 8 Events:
224 years ago

Sunday 4th of July 1790

Surveyor and geographer George Everest is born in Gwernvale Manor, Crickhowell, Wales, United Kingdom.

136 years ago

Thursday 4th of July 1878

17-year-old Serial killer Henry Howard Holmes, originally Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor marries Clara A. Lovering in Alton, New Hampshire, United States.

104 years ago

Monday 4th of July 1910

32-year-old Boxer Jack John Arthur Johnson aka The Galveston Giant known for becoming the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion wins from white Jim Jeffries in the World Championship in 'The Fight of the Century' in Reno, Nevada, United States.

Johnson's victory caused huge race-riots all over the country. In all, riots occurred in more than 25 states and 50 cities. Twenty people were killed across America from the riots, and hundreds more were injured.

95 years ago

Friday 4th of July 1919

22-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is discharged from the army in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

He was diagnosed as suffering from mental disorder, neurasthenia, depression, melancholia, obsession and phobia.

48 years ago

Monday 4th of July 1966

41-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 30 / Vietnamparty' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.

44 years ago

Saturday 4th of July 1970

Artist Barnett Newman known for Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in New York City, New York, United States.

27 years ago

Saturday 4th of July 1987

74-year-old SS-Hauptsturmführer Klaus Nikolaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon is sentenced to life imprisonment in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.

4 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 4th of July 2010

Miniature cliffs in a flower pot resulting from frostbite on our rooftop terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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