Friday, August 22, 2014

29th year - N° 234 Friday, 22 August 2014

29th year - N° 234 Friday, 22 August 2014

22 August / Today's 6 Events:
94 years ago

Sunday 22nd of August 1920

Science fiction writer Ray Douglas Bradbury known for Fahrenheit 451 is born in Waukegan, Illinois, United States.

86 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of August 1928

58-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is arrested for petty larceny in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

62 years ago

Friday 22nd of August 1952

Musician Peter Ravenscroft Laughner is born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

49 years ago

Sunday 22nd of August 1965

Hermann Schmitz is stabbed to death by serial killer Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale in Großenbaum, Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Schmitz' girlfriend Marion Veen escaped unharmed.

38 years ago

Sunday 22nd of August 1976

Lutheran pastor Oskar Brüsewitz known for his protest against the repression of religion in the Communist state of East Germany dies of of his severe burns due to his self-immolation on 18 August 1976 in front of his church at the age of 47 in Michaeliskirche, Michaeliskirchhof 9, Zeitz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.

On the day of his protest suicide Brüsewitz carried pamphlets accusing the communists of repression. "Funkspruch an alle: Die Kirche in der DDR klagt den Kommunismus an! Wegen Unterdrückung in Schulen an Kindern und Jugendlichen."

23 years ago

Thursday 22nd of August 1991

Murderer Derick Lynn Peterson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 30 in Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Boydton, Virginia, United States.

No comments: