Wednesday, December 17, 2014

29th year - N° 351 Wednesday, 17 December 2014

29th year - N° 351 Wednesday, 17 December 2014

17 December / Today's 15 Events:
181 years ago

Tuesday 17th of December 1833

Foundling Kaspar Hauser aka The Wild Child dies of a stab wound suffered three days earlier at the age of 21 in Ansbach, Bayern, Germany.

On 14 December 1833 Hauser came home with a deep wound in his left breast. He said that he was lured to the Ansbach Hofgarten and that a stranger stabbed him there while giving him a bag. When policeman Herrlein searched the Hofgarten he found a small violet purse containing a pencilled note in 'Spiegelschrift' (mirror writing). The message read "Hauser wird es euch ganz genau erzählen können, wie ich aussehe, und wo her ich bin. Den Hauser die Mühe zu ersparen will ich es euch selber sagen, woher ich komme _ _ Ich komme von von _ _ _ der Baierischen Gr� �nze _ _ Am Fluße _ _ _ _ _ Ich will euch sogar noch den Namen sagen: M. L. Ö."

137 years ago

Monday 17th of December 1877

Chief executioner Jules-Henri Desfourneaux aka Monsieur de Paris is born in Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, France.

100 years ago

Thursday 17th of December 1914

Serial killer Raymond Martinez Fernandez aka The Lonely Hearts Killers (with Martha Beck) is born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

71 years ago

Friday 17th of December 1943

Member of the 'Manson Family' Mary Theresa Brunner aka Marioche aka Mother Mary is born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.

67 years ago

Wednesday 17th of December 1947

Pathologist Bernard Henry Spilsbury commits suicide by gassing at the age of 70 in University College, Bloomsbury, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Spilsbury was depressed over his finances and his declining health.

66 years ago

Friday 17th of December 1948

Murderer Stephen McCoy is born in Houston, Texas, United States.

56 years ago

Wednesday 17th of December 1958

31-year-old Serial killer Harvey Murray Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer is sentenced to death in San Diego, California, United States.

53 years ago

Sunday 17th of December 1961

Over 500 die in Gran Circus Norte-Americano fire in Gran Circus Norte-Americano, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The fire was arsoned by former employee Adilson Marcelino.

46 years ago

Tuesday 17th of December 1968

12-year-old Child killer Mary Flora Bell aka Child of Hell is sentenced to detention for life for the murder of two children in Moot Hall, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

Mary's accomplice Norma Bell is acquitted.

45 years ago

Wednesday 17th of December 1969

44-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 59 / Stille Nacht / Frohe Weihnacht' aka 'O Tannenbaum' in Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Johannes-Selenka-Platz 1, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany.

25 years ago

Sunday 17th of December 1989

June Cicero is strangled and mutilated by serial killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer in Salmon Creek, Rochester, New York, United States.

Cicero's body was discovered by aerial surveillance on 3 January 1990.

17 years ago

Wednesday 17th of December 1997

72-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl is released from prison after serving six years for sex and drug offences in Eisenstadt, Burgenland, Austria.

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 17th of December 1999

Waiting with a monk on the pier for the last river-express boat in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

10 years ago

Friday 17th of December 2004

Pop artist Tom Wesselman dies of complications after heart surgery at the age of 73 in University Medical Center, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

1 years ago

Tuesday 17th of December 2013

Great Train Robber Ronnie Ronald Arthur Biggs dies of pneumonia at the age of 84 in Carlton Court Care Home, 112 Bells Hill, East Barnet, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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