Wednesday, January 21, 2015

30th year - N° 21 Wednesday, 21 January 2015

30th year - N° 21 Wednesday, 21 January 2015

21 January / Today's 17 Events:
222 years ago

Monday 21st of January 1793

King of France and Navarre Louis XVI, originally Louis-Auguste de France is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 39 in Place de la Révolution, VIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

While Louis's blood dripped to the ground many members of the crowd ran forward to dip their handkerchiefs in it.

160 years ago

Sunday 21st of January 1855

Firearms designer John Moses Browning is born in Ogden, Utah, United States.

119 years ago

Tuesday 21st of January 1896

Younger sister of Reichsführer Adolf Hitler Paula Hitler aka Paula Wolf is born in Hafeld, Oberösterreich, Austria.

110 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1905

Fashion designer Christian Dior is born in 1 Rue d'Estouteville, Granville, Manche, France.

91 years ago

Monday 21st of January 1924

Political theorist and communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, originally Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov dies of sclerosis of the cerebral arteries at the age of 54 in Gorki, Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

Persistent stories mark syphilis as the cause of Lenin's death. A retrospective diagnosis published in The European Journal of Neurology in 2004 strengthens these suspicions.

84 years ago

Wednesday 21st of January 1931

Singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, originally Samuel Cook is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States.

77 years ago

Friday 21st of January 1938

Illusionist and film pioneer Georges Marie Jean Méliès dies of cancer at the age of 77 in Hôpital Léopold-Bellan, 19-21, Rue Vercingétorix, XIVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

74 years ago

Tuesday 21st of January 1941

Tenor Plácido Domingo, originally José Plácido Domingo Embil is born in 34 Calle Ibiza, distrito de Retiro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

71 years ago

Friday 21st of January 1944

Murderer and literary talent Jack Henry Abbott known for ‘In the Belly of the Beast’ is born in Oscoda, Michigan, United States.

65 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1950

Writer George Orwell, originally Eric Arthur Blair dies of a lung bleeding at the age of 47 in University College Hospital, Euston Road, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

56 years ago He Went to the Morgue Instead

Wednesday 21st of January 1959

Film director Cecil Blount DeMille dies of heart failure at the age of 78 in Hollywood, California, United States.

On the evening before DeMille's doctor paid him a visit at home and seeing how weak the director was advised that he go to the hospital at once. DeMille merely replied "No, I think I'll go to the morgue instead."

54 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1961

Writer Blaise Cendrars, originally Frédéric-Louis Sauser dies of a stroke at the age of 74 in 5, Rue José-Maria-de-Heredia, VIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

50 years ago

Thursday 21st of January 1965

Lucienne Verhoeven-Bourlard is strangled by serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank in Gloriantlaan, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

47 years ago

Sunday 21st of January 1968

Mistress of Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais Fernand Ernestine Marcelline Segret commits suicide by drowning at the age of 76 in Château de Flers de l'Orne, Flers, Basse-Normandie, France.

A picture of Landru was found in Segret's room in the retirement home where she was staying.

35 years ago

Monday 21st of January 1980

Start of the trial against 34-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness for the murder of Kimberley Leach in Orange County Courthouse, 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, United States.

17 years ago

Wednesday 21st of January 1998

Double murderer Jose Jesus Ceja is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

Ceja's last meal request were two chili beef burritos, two cans of Coke Classic and a slice of cherry pie.

13 years ago

Monday 21st of January 2002

Singer-songwriter Peggy Lee, originally Norma Deloris Egstrom dies of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at the age of 82 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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