Thursday, June 11, 2015

30th year - N° 162 Thursday, 11 June 2015

30th year - N° 162 Thursday, 11 June 2015

11 June / Today's 19 Events:
506 years ago

Friday 11th of June 1509

King of England Henry VIII of England, originally Henry Tudor in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

239 years ago

Tuesday 11th of June 1776

Painter John Constable is born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

151 years ago

Saturday 11th of June 1864

Composer Richard Georg Strauss known for Der Rosenkavalier is born in München, Bayern, Germany.

117 years ago He Spinned His First Disc

Saturday 11th of June 1898

47-year-old Inventor Emile Berliner known for developing the disc record gramophone makes the first wax-record, a precursor of the single and lp-records in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

110 years ago

Sunday 11th of June 1905

Kidnapper and murderer Richard Albert Loeb aka The Perfect Murderer is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

87 years ago

Monday 11th of June 1928

Queen of Belgium Fabiola, originally Fabiola Fernanda María de las Victorias Antonia Adelaida de Mora y Aragón is born in Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

80 years ago

Tuesday 11th of June 1935

Actor Gene Wilder, originally Jerome Silberman is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

60 years ago

Saturday 11th of June 1955

22-year-old Serial killer Nestor Pirotte aka Le Tueur Fou is sentenced to death by a military court for beating to death his aunt Celina Debonny in Liège, Liège, Belgium.

52 years ago

Tuesday 11th of June 1963

Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức, originally Lâm Văn Túc commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 66 in Phan Đình Phùng Boulevard and Lê Văn Duyệt Street intersection, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, Vietnam.

Đức's act was a protest against against the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam's Ngô Đình Diệm administration. "Before closing my eyes and moving towards the vision of the Buddha, I respectfully plead to President Ngô Đình Diệm to take a mind of compassion towards the people of the nation and implement religious equality to maintain the strength of the homeland eternally."

51 years ago

Thursday 11th of June 1964

Mass murderer Willi Walter Seifert aka Der Neue Hitler commits suicide by E605 poisoning at the age of 43 in Katholische Volksschule, Volkhovener Weg 209–211, Volkhoven, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Before Seifert attacked people at the school with a home-made flamethrower, a mace and a lance, killing eight students and two teachers and wounding twenty-two others. Seifert had crafted all of his weapons about two months prior to the attack. The lance was made from a broomstick and a triangular scraper, while he used a pump bracket to create the mace. His flamethrower was made from an insecticide sprayer with a wire netting attached to the nozzle and filled with a mixture of old motor oil and paint thinner.

38 years ago

Saturday 11th of June 1977

49-year-old Assassin James Earl Ray aka The Man Who Shot Martin Luther King and six other convicts escape in Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Petros, Tennessee, United States.

Ray and his fellow escapees were captured two days later.

36 years ago

Monday 11th of June 1979

Actor John Wayne, originally Marion Robert Morrison dies of lung cancer at the age of 72 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.

35 years ago

Wednesday 11th of June 1980

Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain aka The Dingo Baby is born in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.

34 years ago

Thursday 11th of June 1981

22-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs as 'David Mark Chapman', murderer of John Lennon in Pannenhuis, Hendrik Conscienceplein, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

34 years ago

Thursday 11th of June 1981

40-year-old Serial killer Marcel Henri Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre is sentenced to life-imprisonment in Cour d'Assises d'Oise, 20 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Beauvais, Oise, France.

32 years ago

Saturday 11th of June 1983

47-year-old Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death is arrested by Texas Ranger Phil Ryan in Stoneburg, Texas, United States.

30 years ago

Tuesday 11th of June 1985

Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl dies of pneumonia at the age of 31 in Morris Township, New Jersey, United States.

Quinlan spent 10 years in a persistent vegetative state due to an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol at a party.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 11th of June 1999

Annemie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in a digital art installation at the Biennale in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

14 years ago He Was the Captain of His Soul

Monday 11th of June 2001

Terrorist Timothy James 'Tim' McVeigh aka The Oklahoma City Bomber is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States.

McVeigh invited conductor and composer David Woodard to perform pre-requiem Mass music on the eve of his execution. McVeigh's last meal request was for two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream. McVeigh chose William Ernest Henley's poem 'Invictus' as his final statement.

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