Friday, June 12, 2015

30th year - N° 163 Friday, 12 June 2015

30th year - N° 163 Friday, 12 June 2015

12 June / Today's 8 Events:
1199 years ago

Sunday 12th of June 0816

96th Pope Leo III dies of unknown causes at the age of 66 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

125 years ago

Thursday 12th of June 1890

Artist Egon Schiele is born in Tulln an der Donau, Niederösterreich, Austria.

95 years ago

Saturday 12th of June 1920

54-year-old Surgeon and grafting pioneer Serge Abrahamovitch Voronoff performs the first official transplantation of a monkey gland into a human in 2 Rue d'Auteuil, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

The monkey gland would be cut in pieces of about two centimeters long by a half centimeter wide and a few millimeters deep. The surgeon would then introduce two grafts in the scrotum, which he fixed with stitches taken off after eight days. Among forty men operated on during the 1920's-30's at the Villa Molière in Auteil, at a nursing home, Ambroise Paré in Neuilly, and the Rue Montaigne nursing home were nine employees, seven doctors, four engineers, four men of letters, three architects, three manufacturers, two attorneys, two university professors, one man of private means, one agronomist, one painter, and one worker. Nine were between the ages of 20 and 40, eighteen were between 41 and 60 and seventeen were between 61 and 80.

37 years ago

Monday 12th of June 1978

25-year-old Serial killer David Richard Berkowitz, originally Richard David Falco aka Son of Sam is sentenced to 315 years imprisonment and sent to the Attica Correctional Facility in New York City, New York, United States.

28 years ago He Didn't Catch no Fish

Friday 12th of June 1987

Double murderer Jimmy L. Glass is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 25 in Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, Louisiana, United States.

Glass' last words at execution were "I'd rather be fishing".

28 years ago

Friday 12th of June 1987

66-year-old Self-proclaimed Emperor of Central Africa Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death in Palais de Justice, Rue de Normandie, Bangui, Ombella-M'Poko, Central African Republic.

Bokassa was found guilty of all but the cannibalism charges.

9 years ago

Monday 12th of June 2006

Composer György Sándor Ligeti dies of unknown causes at the age of 83 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

7 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 12th of June 2008

My 'Manson Family' installation hacking away in Verbeke Foundation, Westakker, Kemzeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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