Sunday, May 10, 2015

30th year - N° 130 Sunday, 10 May 2015

30th year - N° 130 Sunday, 10 May 2015

10 May / Today's 11 Events:
177 years ago

Thursday 10th of May 1838

Actor and assassin John Wilkes Booth aka The Man Who Shot President Abraham Lincoln is born in Bel Air, Maryland, United States.

116 years ago The History of Dance on Film Began

Wednesday 10th of May 1899

Stage dancer, singer and actor Fred Astaire, originally Frederick Austerlitz is born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

95 years ago

Monday 10th of May 1920

Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place is born in Spring Hall Register Office, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

74 years ago He Had an Important Message

Saturday 10th of May 1941

47-year-old Nazi leader and Stellvertreter des Führers Rudolf Walter Richard Hess flies to the United Kingdom in a Messerschmitt Bf 110, presumably with a peace-mission, but he crashes and parachuted out of the plane in Floors Farm, Eaglesham, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Identifying himself as Hauptmann Alfred Horn, Hess said he had an important message for the Duke of Hamilton.

69 years ago He Was a Hurdy Gurdy Baby

Friday 10th of May 1946

Singer-songwriter Donovan, originally Donovan Philips Leitch is born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

60 years ago

Tuesday 10th of May 1955

Murderer Mark David Chapman aka The Man Who Shot John Lennon is born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

58 years ago

Friday 10th of May 1957

Musician Sid Vicious, originally John Simon Ritchie known from The Sex Pistols is born in Lewisham, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

22 years ago

Monday 10th of May 1993

188 die in Kader toy factory fire in Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Road, Sam Phran, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

Workers in the first building who tried to escape found the ground floor exit doors locked, and the stairwells soon collapsed. Many workers jumped from the second-, third-, and fourth-floor windows in order to escape the flames, resulting in severe injuries or death.

21 years ago

Tuesday 10th of May 1994

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Stateville Correctional Center, Crest Hill, Illinois, United States.

After the execution began, one of the three lethal drugs clogged the tube leading to Gacy's arm, and therefore stopped flowing. Blinds, covering the window through which witnesses observe the execution, were then drawn. The clogged tube was replaced with a new one, the blinds were opened, and the execution process resumed. The entire procedure took 18 minutes. It is reported that his final spoken words were simply "Kiss my ass."

19 years ago

Friday 10th of May 1996

51-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Hanna Elise Krabbe known from Kommando Holger Meins is released from prison in Justizvollzugsanstalt Lübeck, Lauerhöfer Felde, St. Gertrud, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Krabbe spent 21 years of a life sentence in prison for her involvement in the bombing of the German embassy in Stockholm on 24 April 1975.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 10th of May 2002

A rat in a corner on the Rhône quai in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.

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