Friday, September 5, 2014

29th year - N° 248 Friday, 5 September 2014

29th year - N° 248 Friday, 5 September 2014

5 September / Today's 8 Events:
84 years ago

Friday 5th of September 1930

Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder is executed by hanging at the age of 39 in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

While the noose was being put around his neck, Panzram allegedly spat in his executioner's face and declared "I wish the entire human race had one neck, and I had my hands around it!" When asked by the executioner if he had any last words, Panzram barked "Yes, hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you're screwing around!"

83 years ago

Saturday 5th of September 1931

28-year-old Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is injured in a boiler blowback and inhales poisonous gases in Consolidated Edison Hell Gate power plant, New York City, New York, United States.

According to claims disputed by Consolidated Edison, Metesky's accident led to pneumonia that in turn developed into tuberculosis. A claim for workers' compensation was denied because he waited too long to file it. Three appeals of the denial were also rejected, the last in 1936. Metesky developed a hatred for the company's attorneys and for the three co-workers whose testimony in his compensation case he believed was perjured in favor of the company. Between 1940 and 1956 Metesky planted at le ast 33 bombs, of which 22 exploded.

82 years ago

Monday 5th of September 1932

Film director and Jean Harlow's husband Paul Bern, originally Paul Levy commits suicide a shot through the head at the age of 43 in 9820 Easton Drive, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Bern shot himself in Jean Harlow's bedroom, drenched in her perfume. Leaving a note "Dearest Dear, Unfortuately this is the only way to make good the frightful wrong I have done you and to wipe out my abject humiliation, I Love you. Paul - You understand that last night was only a comedy."

68 years ago

Thursday 5th of September 1946

18-year-old Serial killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More is sentenced to 3 consecutive life-sentences in Cook County's Criminal Court, 2650 South California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

The day before, with Heirens's parents and the victims' families attending and Chief Justice Harold G. Ward presiding, Heirens admitted his guilt on the burglary and murder charges.

63 years ago

Wednesday 5th of September 1951

Joan Vollmer is shot in the head in a William Tell shooting-game by writer, painter and spoken word performer William Burroughs in The Bounty Bar, Monterrey 122, Mexico City, Mexico.

Vollmer's death was ruled a culpable homicide, after Mexican police investigated and Burroughs gave several contradictory versions of events. Burroughs was held in custody on murder charges for two weeks before being released on bail. In absentia he was convicted of manslaughter and received a two-year suspended sentence.

36 years ago

Tuesday 5th of September 1978

49-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is arrested as Richard Clarke for sodomizing an unidentified 16-year-old boy in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

34 years ago

Friday 5th of September 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Ladder - 2' in ICC, Meir 50, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

I placed my self-made ladders on the marble staircase and then fell from the stairs 6 times.

9 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 5th of September 2005

Our finalized Club Moral Monument containing the names of some 300 individuals and bands who played, performed, exhibited at Club Moral and/or contributed to Force Mental at the stonecutter in Borsbeek, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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