Wednesday, August 5, 2015

30th year - N° 217 Wednesday, 5 August 2015

30th year - N° 217 Wednesday, 5 August 2015

5 August / Today's 16 Events:
165 years ago

Monday 5th of August 1850

Writer Guy Henri René Albert de Maupassant is born in Château de Miromesnil, Tourville-sur-Arques, Seine-Maritime, France.

155 years ago He Began to Develop Swellings

Sunday 5th of August 1860

Joseph Carey Merrick aka The Elephant Man is born in 50 Lee Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

Merrick began to develop swellings on his lips at the age of 21 months followed by a bony lump on his forehead and a loosening and roughening of the skin. The Merrick family explained his symptoms as the result of his mother Mary Jane Potterton being knocked over and frightened by a fairground elephant while she was pregnant with Joseph.

109 years ago

Sunday 5th of August 1906

Film director John Marcellus Huston is born in Nevada, Missouri, United States.

108 years ago

Monday 5th of August 1907

Artist, recurring mental hospital patient and murderer Robert George Irwin aka The Mad Sculptor is born in Arroyo Seco Park, Pasadena, California, United States.

97 years ago

Monday 5th of August 1918

Mrs. Edward Schneider is attacked by serial killer The Axeman of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Schneider had a serious gash in her head and some teeth were knocked out but she and her unborn child survived.

85 years ago

Tuesday 5th of August 1930

Astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong known for becoming the first person to walk on the Moon is born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States.

81 years ago

Sunday 5th of August 1934

Victim of Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter Frieda Klara Tesmer is born in Thüringen, Germany.

55 years ago

Friday 5th of August 1960

33-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is arrested on charges of burglary and assault in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.

53 years ago

Sunday 5th of August 1962

Actress Marilyn Monroe, originally Norma Jeane Mortenson commits suicide by acute barbiturate poisoning at the age of 36 in 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

At the subsequent autopsy eight mg/dL of chloral hydrate and 4.5 mg/dL of Nembutal were found in Monroe's system. It was reported that President Kennedy was the last person Monroe called.

40 years ago

Tuesday 5th of August 1975

Communist militant group the Japanese Red Army takes over 50 hostages including the U.S. consul and the Swedish chargé d'affaires in American Insurance Associates Building, 99 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.

The gunmen won the release of five imprisoned comrades and flew with them to Libya.

39 years ago

Thursday 5th of August 1976

Murderer Napoleon Beazley is born in Houston, Texas, United States.

31 years ago

Sunday 5th of August 1984

Actor Richard Burton, originally Richard Walter Jenkins dies of a brain haemorrhage at the age of 59 in Céligny, Genève, Switzerland.

22 years ago He Was Cryosectioned

Thursday 5th of August 1993

Murderer Joseph Paul Jernigan known from the Visible Human Project is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Jernigan's cadaver was sectioned and photographed for the Visible Human Project and the University of Colorado School of Medicine by Dr. Vic Spitzer and associates.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 5th of August 2003

Preparations for a Buddhist ceremony in Gaeyling in Singapore, Singapore.

10 years ago

Friday 5th of August 2005

Game addict Lee Seungseob dies of cardiac arrest due to exhaustion and dehydration at the age of 28 in Daegu, Yeongnam, South Korea.

Seungseob had played StarCraft almost continuously for fifty hours.

2 years ago

Monday 5th of August 2013

70-year-old Accomplice of spree killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red Caril Ann Fugate is seriously injured in a single vehicle accident in Interstate 69, Tekonsha, Michigan, United States.

Fugate's husband Fredrick Clair, who was driving their SUV when it went off the road and overturned, died at the scene of the accident.

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