Tuesday, August 18, 2015

30th year - N° 230 Tuesday, 18 August 2015

30th year - N° 230 Tuesday, 18 August 2015

18 August / Today's 12 Events:
456 years ago

Tuesday 18th of August 1559

223rd Pope Paulus IV, originally Gian Pietro Carafa dies of ill health at the age of 83 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

381 years ago

Friday 18th of August 1634

Priest and philanderer Urbain Grandier aka The Devil of Loudun is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 44 in Loudun, Poitou-Charentes, France.

Grandier supposedly bewitched an entire Ursuline nun convent into debauchery.

165 years ago

Sunday 18th of August 1850

Writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac known for La Comédie Humaine dies of peritonitis and gangrene at the age of 51 in 18 Rue Fortunée, VIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

de Balzac's face was swollen up and had turned black.

96 years ago

Monday 18th of August 1919

26-year-old Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See shoots 52-year-old forester Wilhelm Nielbock in Hohenhorster Weg, Falkensee, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Earlier that day Schumann had already shot an unidentified man on his bicycle on Spandauer Chaussee. Before succombing, Nielbock also fired a hailshot at Schumann. When Schumann went to see a doctor two days later, he was arrested.

93 years ago

Friday 18th of August 1922

Film director Alain Robbe-Grillet is born in Brest, Bretagne, France.

82 years ago

Friday 18th of August 1933

Film director Roman Polanski, originally Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

81 years ago

Saturday 18th of August 1934

Attorney and writer Vincent T. Bugliosi known for prosecuting Charles Manson is born in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States.

79 years ago

Tuesday 18th of August 1936

Actor and film director Robert Charles Redford aka The Godfather of Indie Film is born in Santa Monica, California, United States.

57 years ago

Monday 18th of August 1958

The novel 'Lolita' by 59-year-old Writer Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov aka Vladimir Sirin known for Lolita is first published in America by G.P. Putnam's Sons in New York City, New York, United States.

Lolita sold 100.000 copies in the first three weeks of publication.

46 years ago

Monday 18th of August 1969

64-year-old Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess is arrested in San Francisco after a six-year period of escape in Arizona State Hospital, 2500 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

Judd became a live-in maid for a wealthy family living in a mansion overlooking the bay using the name Marian Lane.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 18th of August 2003

A devoted fan with a dubious t-shirt at Ruangrupa in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.

9 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 18th of August 2006

Our cat Harry helping out with archiving Club Moral documents in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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