Sunday, August 17, 2014

29th year - N° 229 Sunday, 17 August 2014

29th year - N° 229 Sunday, 17 August 2014

17 August / Today's 8 Events:
118 years ago

Monday 17th of August 1896

Bridget Driscoll becomes the United Kingdom's first automobile fatality when she steps in front of a car off Dolphin Terrace at the age of 45 in The Crystal Palace, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

At the coroner's inquest, driver Arthur James Edsall stated that he had been driving at only 4 mph and that when he saw Driscoll he rang his bell and shouted "Stand back!".

98 years ago

Thursday 17th of August 1916

Artist Umberto Boccioni dies of multiple injuries at the age of 34 in Verona, Veneto, Italy.

The day before Boccioni was thrown off his horse during a cavalry training and trampled.

52 years ago

Friday 17th of August 1962

21-year-old Mass murderer Charles Joseph Whitman aka The Man on the Tower marries 19-year-old Kathleen Frances Leissner in Needville, Texas, United States.

45 years ago

Sunday 17th of August 1969

Dentist Philip Blaiberg dies of a final rejection of his new heart at the age of 60 in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa.

Blaiberg was the man who lived longest with a transplanted heart.

34 years ago

Sunday 17th of August 1980

Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain aka The Dingo Baby is possibly abducted and killed by a dingo at the age of 0 in Barbecue Area, Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 17th of August 2002

A lonely break during a party on our rooftop terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 17th of August 2003

Season's greetings with a picture of the shattered windows after 28-year-old al-Qaeda suicide bomber Asmar Latin Sani detonated a Toyota Kijang car bomb outside the lobby of the Marriott on 5 August 2003, killing twelve people and injuring 150 in Marriott Hotel, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.

0 years ago

Sunday 17th of August 2014

298 die in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Boeing 777-200ER crash in Hrabove, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.

The plane was shot down pro-Russian rebels with a Buk surface-to-air missile during the Donbass insurgency.

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