Tuesday, July 15, 2014

29th year - N° 196 Tuesday, 15 July 2014

29th year - N° 196 Tuesday, 15 July 2014

15 July / Today's 10 Events:
108 years ago

Sunday 15th of July 1906

Murderer Alfred William Bayly is born in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

106 years ago

Wednesday 15th of July 1908

Victim of Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter Maria Hettgen is born in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

74 years ago

Monday 15th of July 1940

Mass murderer Ronald Gene Simmons is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

61 years ago

Wednesday 15th of July 1953

Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place is executed by hanging at the age of 54 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

After being pinioned for execution, Christie complained that his nose itched. Executioner Albert Pierrepoint assured him that "It won't bother you for long".

58 years ago

Sunday 15th of July 1956

Musician Marky Ramone, originally Marc Steven Bell is born in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

55 years ago

Wednesday 15th of July 1959

53-year-old Art vandal Walter Menzl is sentenced to three years imprisonment and a 800.000,- DM fine for the acid attack on Peter Paul Rubens' 'Der Höllensturz der Verdammten' on 26 February 1959 in Alte Pinakothek, München, Bayern, Germany.

40 years ago

Monday 15th of July 1974

News reporter Christine Chubbuck commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 30 in WXLT-TV, Sarasota, Florida, United States.

Chubbuck was doing a live newscast during her Suncoast Digest show and said "In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: an attempted suicide" and shot herself behind the left ear. Chubbuck was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead fourteen hours later.

24 years ago

Sunday 15th of July 1990

32-year-old Murderess Laurie Lawrencia Bembenek aka Run, Bambi, Run escapes from prison with the help of her fiancé Nick Gugliatto in Taycheedah Correctional Institution, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States.

Bembenek's escape ignited the slogan 'Run, Bambi, Run'. They fled to Thunder Bay, Ontario and spent three months as fugitives before being apprehended.

23 years ago

Monday 15th of July 1991

Oliver Lacy aka Birdie is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Earlier that day Dahmer was fired from his job at the Ambrosia Chocolate Co. for chronic absenteism.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 15th of July 2003

Weird things to see around and in Muzium Negara, Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.

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