Thursday, August 6, 2015

30th year - N° 218 Thursday, 6 August 2015

30th year - N° 218 Thursday, 6 August 2015

6 August / Today's 19 Events:
1757 years ago

Friday 6th of August 0258

24th Pope Sixtus II is executed by beheading in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Sixtus was martyred along with six deacons; Januarius, Vincentius, Magnus, Stephanus, Felicissimus and Agapitus.

1492 years ago

Friday 6th of August 0523

52nd Pope Hormisdas dies of unknown causes at the age of 73 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

557 years ago

Friday 6th of August 1458

209th Pope Callixtus III, originally Alfons de Borja dies of unknown causes at the age of 80 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

355 years ago

Friday 6th of August 1660

Painter Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez dies of fever at the age of 61 in Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

206 years ago

Sunday 6th of August 1809

Poet Alfred Tennyson is born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

191 years ago

Friday 6th of August 1824

Serial poisoner William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners is born in Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

134 years ago

Saturday 6th of August 1881

Biologist, pharmacologist and botanist Alexander Fleming known for discovering Penicillin is born in Lochfield Farm, Darvel, Scotland, United Kingdom.

125 years ago the Stench Was Unbearable

Wednesday 6th of August 1890

Murderer William Francis Kemmler aka John Hart known for becoming the first man executed using an electric chair is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 30 in Auburn Prison, State Street, Auburn, New York, United States.

Kemmler was the first person in the world to be legally executed using an electric chair. He murdered his common-law wife Matilda 'Tillie' Ziegler with a hatchet on 29 March 1889. Current of 1.000 volts was passed through Kemmler for 17 seconds and he was declared dead by Dr. Edward Charles Spitzka. Witnesses noticed Kemmler was still breathing so attending physicians Dr. Spitzka and Dr. Char les F. Macdonald came forward to examine Kemmler. After confirming he was still alive Spitzka called out "Have the current turned on again, quick — no delay." In the second attempt Kemmler was shocked with 2.000 volts. Blood vessels under the skin ruptured and bled and some witnesses erroneously claimed his body caught fire. The New York Times reported instead that "an awful odor began to permeate the death chamber, and then, as though to cap the climax of this fearful sight, it was seen that the hair under and around the electrode on the head and the flesh under and around the electrode at the base of the spine was singeing. The stench was unbearable."

113 years ago

Wednesday 6th of August 1902

Mobster Arthur Flegenheimer aka Dutch Schultz is born in New York City, New York, United States.

90 years ago

Thursday 6th of August 1925

Victim of The Manson Family Leno Pasqualino Antonio LaBianca is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.

88 years ago

Saturday 6th of August 1927

Pop artist Andy Warhol, originally Andrew Warhola aka The Pope of Pop is born in 3252 Dawson Street, South Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

54 years ago

Sunday 6th of August 1961

26-year-old Cosmonaut Gherman Stepanovich Titov becomes the second person to orbit the earth aboard Vostok 2, landing in Krasny Kut, Saratov Oblast, Russia.

Titov was preceded by Yuri Gagarin aboard Vostok 1 on 12 April 1961.

50 years ago

Friday 6th of August 1965

Peter Fuchs is abducted, tortured and killed by serial killer Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder in Luftschutzbunker, Heegerstraße 34, Langenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Fuchs was abducted from the Hauptbahnhof in Oberhausen.

49 years ago

Saturday 6th of August 1966

41-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey assaults and rapes an unidentified 15-year-old girl in Trinity, Jersey, United Kingdom.

37 years ago

Sunday 6th of August 1978

262nd Pope Paulus VI, originally Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini dies of a heart attack at the age of 81 in Palazzo Apostolico, Castel Gandolfo, Lazio, Italy.

25 years ago

Monday 6th of August 1990

Child beauty queen JonBenét Patricia Ramsey is born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

10 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 6th of August 2005

A performance by an unidentified artist at the Death Petrol festival in Scheld'apen, D'Herbouvillekaai 36, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

6 years ago

Thursday 6th of August 2009

80-year-old Great Train Robber Ronnie Ronald Arthur Biggs is released from prison on compassionate grounds in Norwich Prison, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

On 28 July 2009 Biggs was admitted to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with pneumonia. He had been admitted to the same hospital a month earlier with a chest infection and a fractured hip but returned to prison on 17 July 2009.

6 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 6th of August 2009

The old pier in Rawa Island, Johor, Malaysia.

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