Saturday, April 11, 2015

30th year - N° 101 Saturday, 11 April 2015

30th year - N° 101 Saturday, 11 April 2015

11 April / Today's 11 Events:
125 years ago He Wanted to Sleep Like Other People

Friday 11th of April 1890

Joseph Carey Merrick aka The Elephant Man dies of a dislocation of the vertebrae of the neck at the age of 28 in The London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Merrick had always slept sitting upright out of necessity, during the autopsy Dr. Frederick Treves came to the conclusion that he must have 'made the experiment', attempting to sleep lying down, trying to sleep like other people.

100 years ago

Sunday 11th of April 1915

Serial poisoner Maria Catherina Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Gorinchem, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

Swanenburg was locked up in a correctional facility since 1885. It was established with certainty she poisoned at least 102 people of which 27 died with arsenic.

85 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1930

Founder of the Satanic Church Anton Szandor LaVey, originally Howard Stanton Levey is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

69 years ago

Thursday 11th of April 1946

Artist Chris Christopher Burden is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

68 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1947

Prostitute cum serial killer Louise Peete, originally Lofie Louise Preslar is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 67 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

Peete was the second woman to be executed in the gas chamber.

47 years ago

Thursday 11th of April 1968

Rudi Alfred Willi Dutschke aka Rote Rudi is shot twice in the head and once in the shoulder by assassin Josef Bachmann in Kurfürstendamm 141, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

"Ich möchte zu meinem Bedauern feststellen, dass Dutschke noch lebt. Ich hätte eine Maschinenpistole kaufen können. Wenn ich das Geld dazu gehabt hätte, hätte ich Dutschke zersägt."

44 years ago

Sunday 11th of April 1971

Murderer Raymond Dale Rowsey is born in Burlington, North Carolina, United States.

40 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1975

29-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Doomed' in Museum of Contemporary Art, 237 East Ontario Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 11th of April 1999

Scoring locations for a public art project by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven in Offerandestraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

8 years ago

Wednesday 11th of April 2007

Writer Kurt Vonnegut dies from head injuries suffered while falling down a flight of stairs in his home at the age of 85 in New York City, New York, United States.

3 years ago

Wednesday 11th of April 2012

78-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson, originally no name Maddox known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is denied parole for the twelfth time in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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