Sunday, October 26, 2014

29th year - N° 299 Sunday, 26 October 2014

29th year - N° 299 Sunday, 26 October 2014

26 October / Today's 7 Events:
574 years ago

Monday 26th of October 1440

Baron, knight, companion-in-arms of Jeanne D'Arc and serial killer of children Gilles de Rais, originally Gilles de Montmorency-Laval aka Gilles de Retz is executed by hanging at the age of 35 in Île de Biesse, Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France.

de Rais' body and those of his accomplices Henriet and Poitou, also hanged, are thrown into the fire.

116 years ago

Wednesday 26th of October 1898

Start of the trial against 29-year-old Serial killer Joseph Vacher aka L'Eventreur du Sud-Est in Bourg-en-Bresse, Rhône-Alpes, France.

Vacher entered the courtroom with "J'ai une balle dans la tête" written on a panel and shouting "Vive Jésus ! Vive Jeanne d'Arc".

73 years ago

Sunday 26th of October 1941

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Holger Klaus Meins is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

50 years ago

Monday 26th of October 1964

Serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Fremantle Prison, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.

49 years ago

Tuesday 26th of October 1965

Sylvia Marie Likens dies of a brain hemorrhage, shock and malnutrition after multiple beatings, burnings and scalding baths by Gertrud Baniszewski at the age of 16 in 3850 East New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

Baniszewski encouraged neighborhood children to torment Likens, including extinguishing cigarettes on her skin and forcing her to remove her clothes and insert a glass Coca-Cola bottle into her vagina on at least two occasions. Shortly before Likens died Baniszewski began to carve the words "I'm a prostitute and proud of it!" into Likens' stomach with a heated needle.

42 years ago

Thursday 26th of October 1972

Aviation pioneer Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky dies of natural causes at the age of 83 in Easton, Connecticut, United States.

9 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 26th of October 2005

The Art Farm landlord posing proudly before its gate in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.

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