Friday, November 21, 2014

29th year - N° 325 Friday, 21 November 2014

29th year - N° 325 Friday, 21 November 2014

21 November / Today's 12 Events:
320 years ago

Sunday 21st of November 1694

Writer Voltaire, originally François-Marie Arouet is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

71 years ago

Sunday 21st of November 1943

Serial killer Gary Michael Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer is born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

51 years ago

Thursday 21st of November 1963

Double murderer Robert Franklin Stroud aka The Birdman of Alcatraz dies of natural causes at the age of 73 in Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Springfield, Missouri, United States.

Stroud was incarcerated for the last 54 years of his life, of which 42 were spent in solitary confinement. Because of Stroud's contributions to the field of ornithology, he gained a large following of thousands of bird breeders, and poultry raisers who demanded his release and for many years a 'Committee to Release Robert F. Stroud' campaigned to have Stroud released from prison. Because Stroud had killed a federal officer his punishment in solitary confinement remained intact.

46 years ago

Thursday 21st of November 1968

35-year-old Artist Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage of the baby she was expecting with John Lennon in Queen Charlotte's Hospital, 339-351 Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Just before the miscarriage the foetal heartbeat was recorded and included in Lennon and Ono's 1969 album 'Life with the Lions' followed by two minutes' silence. The unborn child was named John Ono Lennon II and was buried by the couple in a secret location. It was later claimed that Ono's miscarriage was caused by the stress of their October drugs bust and subsequent arrest.

42 years ago

Tuesday 21st of November 1972

31-year-old Mass murderer Richard Benjamin Speck aka Born to Raise Hell has his death sentence commuted to 400 years imprisonment in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

39 years ago

Friday 21st of November 1975

23-year-old Serial killer Patrick David Mackay aka Franklin Bollvolt the First is sentenced to life imprisonment in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

39 years ago

Friday 21st of November 1975

24-year-old Mass murderer Ronald Joseph 'Butch' DeFeo aka The Amityville Horror Murderer is found guilty of six counts of second-degree murder in New York City, New York, United States.

34 years ago

Friday 21st of November 1980

85 die in MGM Grand Hotel and Casino fire in MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, United States.

The fire was caused by an electrical ground fault inside a wall soffit.

29 years ago

Thursday 21st of November 1985

Twenty-fifth bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Motorola, Avenue Van Becelaere, Watermael-Boitsfort, Brabant, Belgium.

It was the third action in their 'Campagne Pierre Akkerman'.

21 years ago

Sunday 21st of November 1993

Actor Bill Wilfred Bailey Bixby known from ‘The Magician’ dies of prostate cancer at the age of 59 in Century City, California, United States.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 21st of November 2001

Installing my 'Perpetrators of Death' in the corridors of a psychiatric center in Sleidinge. in Psychiatrisch Centrum, Weststraat 135, Sleidinge, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

2 years ago

Wednesday 21st of November 2012

Lashkar-e-Taiba Islamist terrorist Ajmal Mohammed Amir Kasab is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in Yerwada Central Jail, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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