Monday, December 8, 2014

29th year - N° 342 Monday, 8 December 2014

29th year - N° 342 Monday, 8 December 2014

8 December / Today's 20 Events:
472 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1542

Queen of Scots Mary Stuart is born in Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

153 years ago

Sunday 8th of December 1861

Illusionist and film pioneer Georges Marie Jean Méliès is born in 29 Boulevard Saint-Martin, IIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

150 years ago Her Logic Failed

Thursday 8th of December 1864

Mathematician, philosopher and logician George Boole dies of fever-induced pleural effusion at the age of 49 in Ballintemple, Munster, Ireland.

One day in 1864, Boole walked two miles in the drenching rain and lectured wearing his wet clothes. He soon became ill, developing a severe cold and high fever. As his wife believed that remedies should resemble their cause, she put Boole to bed and poured buckets of water over him - the wet having brought on his illness. With neither spouse distinguishing good idea from bad, Boole's condition worsened and he died.

149 years ago

Friday 8th of December 1865

Composer Jean Johan Julius Christian Sibelius is born in Hämeenlinna, Tavastia Proper, Finland.

101 years ago

Monday 8th of December 1913

Poet Delmore Schwartz aka The European Son is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.

100 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1914

Camp doctor in Auschwitz and Mauthausen Friedrich Karl Entress is born in Poznań, Wielkopolska, Poland.

99 years ago

Wednesday 8th of December 1915

Black Cordella Stevenson is hung from the limb of a tree without any clothing in Mobile and Ohio Railroad Station, Columbus, Mississippi, United States.

Stevenson was dragged from her house, raped and lynched because her son was suspected of the arson of Gabe Frank's barn. The gruesomely scene was witnessed by thousands and thousands of passengers who traveled in and out of the city the next morning. Stevenson's body was left hanging until Friday morning.

99 years ago

Wednesday 8th of December 1915

Berthe-Anna Héon is murdered by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in l'Ermitage, Allée des Tilleuls et la Roserale, Gambais, Île-de-France, France.

78 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1936

Actor David Carradine, originally John Arthur Carradine aka The Barefoot Legend known for his role as warrior monk Kwai Chang Caine is born in Hollywood, California, United States.

77 years ago They Had a Hammer

Wednesday 8th of December 1937

29-year-old Kidnapper and multiple murderer Eugen Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil is arrested in Villa La Voulzie, Avenue Pigault-Lebrun, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Île-de-France, France.

Arriving at his home Weidmann found two officers waiting for him. Inviting them in he then turned and fired three times at them with a pistol. Although they were unarmed, the wounded Sûreté men managed to wrestle Weidmann down, knocking him unconscious with a hammer that happened to be nearby.

61 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1953

Actress Kim Kimila Ann Basinger is born in Athens, Georgia, United States.

60 years ago She Returned as a Mask

Wednesday 8th of December 1954

Mary Hogan is shot dead by murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein aka America's Most Bizarre Murderer in Plainfield, Wisconsin, United States.

During a search of Gein's house, Hogan's face mask was found in a paper bag and her skull in a box among other artefacts made of human body parts.

48 years ago

Thursday 8th of December 1966

217 die in SS Heraklion ferry capsizing in Falkonera, Saronic Islands, the Aegean Sea.

45 years ago

Monday 8th of December 1969

90 die in Olympic Airways Douglas DC-6 Flight 954 crash in Keratea, Attica, Greece.

41 years ago

Saturday 8th of December 1973

Bar owner Betty Satlow dies of carbon monoxide poisoning in Hoquiam, Washington, United States.

After the autopsy Satlow's body was taken to the Coleman Funeral Home where she was embalmed. On the next evening the Satlow family and their friends gathered at Coleman's to conduct Catholic Rosary services over her body. After the services the funeral director closed and sealed the lower half of the casket before going home for the night. Around 1:00 a.m., a tenant living in an apartment above the chapel woke up smelling smoke and called the fire department. When the firemen arrived, they entered the chapel and found that Satlow's coffin was at the center of a tremendously hot fire. On ce they put the flames out they examined the metal coffin which seemed to have acted like an oven. They found that Satlow's upper body was reduced to ashes and a few bone fragments. Her lower body was more or less intact below the hips.

34 years ago

Monday 8th of December 1980

John Winston Lennon known from The Beatles is shot dead by murderer Mark David Chapman aka The Man Who Shot John Lennon in The Dakota, 72nd Street and Central Park West, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

33 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1981

34-year-old Serial killer William George Bonin aka The Freeway Killer is beaten up by Hillside Strangler Angelo Buono and murderer John W. Stinson in a holding cell during his trial in Los Angeles, California, United States.

20 years ago

Thursday 8th of December 1994

325 schoolchildren die in Friendship Theatre fire in Karamay, Xinjiang Uyghur, China.

During the fire, the students and teachers were ordered to remain seated to allow Communist Party officials to walk out first.

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 8th of December 1999

Waiting for the bus with some monks in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

4 years ago

Wednesday 8th of December 2010

81 die in San Miguel Prison fire in San Miguel Prison, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile.

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