Tuesday, October 7, 2014

29th year - N° 280 Tuesday, 7 October 2014

29th year - N° 280 Tuesday, 7 October 2014

7 October / Today's 12 Events:
167 years ago

Thursday 7th of October 1847

23-year-old Serial poisoner William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners marries 20-year-old Annie Thornton Brookes in St Nicholas Church, Market Place, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

165 years ago

Sunday 7th of October 1849

Writer Edgar Allan Poe dies of alcohol poisoning at the age of 40 in Washington Medical College, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Poe was found on East Lombard Street on 3 October 1849 in great distress. He was never coherent long enough to explain how he came to be in his dire condition and why he was wearing clothes that were not his own. The actual cause of death remains a mystery. Speculation has included delirium tremens, heart disease, epilepsy, syphilis, meningeal inflammation, cholera and rabies.

140 years ago

Wednesday 7th of October 1874

Serial killer Jeanne Weber, originally Jeanne Moulinet aka l'Ogresse de la Goutte d'Or is born in Kérity, Bretagne, France.

121 years ago

Saturday 7th of October 1893

24-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais marries Marie-Catherine Rémy in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Landru and Rémy already had a daughter born on 4 June 1891.

80 years ago Hat der Kampf Angefangen

Sunday 7th of October 1934

Journalist and leader of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ulrike Marie Meinhof is born in Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.

70 years ago

Saturday 7th of October 1944

Muriel Amelia Eady is strangled by serial killer John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place in 10 Rillington Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

55 years ago He Died in the Twilight Zone

Wednesday 7th of October 1959

Tenor and actor Mario Lanza, originally Alfred Arnold Cocozza dies of pulmonary embolism at the age of 38 in Clinica Valle Giulia, Via Giuseppe de Notaris 2, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

On 25 September 25 1959 Lanza entered the clinic for the purpose of losing weight for an upcoming film. While in the clinic he underwent a controversial weight loss program colloquially known as 'the twilight sleep treatment' which required its patients to be kept immobile and sedated for prolonged periods.

46 years ago

Monday 7th of October 1968

Zezo Ze-Ce Zadfrak Glutz is born to 20-year-old Member of the 'Manson Family' Susan Denise Atkins aka Sadie Mae Glutz in Spahn Ranch, 12000 Santa Susana Pass Road, Chatsworth, California, United States.

Five days later Atkins and the other women on the ranch arranged for her to move with the baby to a nearby religious mission and retreat house called the Fountain, where some of the girls had stayed occasionally.

45 years ago

Tuesday 7th of October 1969

44-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Der Tod der Sharon Tate' in Galleria Milano, Via Manin 13, Milano, Lombardia, Italy.

37 years ago

Friday 7th of October 1977

Four paintings are attacked with acid by 40-year-old Art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel, Hessen, Germany.

The paintings were Rembrandt's 'Jacob blessing Joseph's second son', a self-portrait by Rembrandt, Nicolaus Maes' 'Apostle Thomas' and Willem Drost's 'Noli me tangere'.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 7th of October 2002

A roadside shrine for Jacqueline Leclercq, victim of the Trash Bag Killer in Rue Emile Vandervelde, Cuesmes, Hainaut, Belgium.

9 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 7th of October 2005

A handsome leaping little friend in Natural History Museum, Shanghai, China.

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