Thursday, March 31, 2016

31st year - N° 91 Thursday, 31 March 2016

31st year - N° 91 Thursday, 31 March 2016

31 March / Today's 14 Events:
138 years ago

Sunday 31st of March 1878

Boxer Jack John Arthur Johnson aka The Galveston Giant known for becoming the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion is born in Galveston, Texas, United States.

107 years ago

Wednesday 31st of March 1909

Writer and journalist Robert Brasillach is born in Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

100 years ago

Friday 31st of March 1916

Black Jeff Brown is lynched for bumping into a white woman in Cedar Bluff, Mississippi, United States.

90 years ago

Wednesday 31st of March 1926

Writer John Robert Fowles known for The Collector is born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom.

84 years ago

Thursday 31st of March 1932

Nazi leader and Reichsjugendführer Baldur Benedikt von Schirach is born in Alter Peter, Petersplatz 1, München, Bayern, Germany.

81 years ago

Sunday 31st of March 1935

Actor Richard George Chamberlain is born in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

81 years ago

Sunday 31st of March 1935

Musician Herb Herbert Alpert known from Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass is born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States.

63 years ago

Tuesday 31st of March 1953

54-year-old Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place is arrested, posing as John Waddington in Putney Bridge, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

All he had in his possession were some coins and an old newspaper clipping about the remand of Timothy Evans.

54 years ago

Saturday 31st of March 1962

Klaus Jung is abducted and killed by serial killer Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

46 years ago

Tuesday 31st of March 1970

A Japan Airlines Boeing 727-89 Flight 351 is hijacked by nine members of the Communist militant group the Japanese Red Army on the way from Tokyo in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.

The group then proceeded to Pyongyang's Mirim Airport, where they surrendered to North Korean authorities, who offered the whole group asylum.

36 years ago He Couldn't Win from Death

Monday 31st of March 1980

Black Olympic legend Jesse James Cleveland Owens dies of lung cancer at the age of 67 in Tucson, Arizona, United States.

30 years ago

Monday 31st of March 1986

167 die in Mexicana Boeing 727–264 Flight 940 crash into a mountain in El Carbón, Michoacán, Sierra Madre, Mexico.

21 years ago

Friday 31st of March 1995

Singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Pérez aka The Queen of Tejano music is shot dead by 35-year-old Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club at the age of 24 in Days Inn Motel, 901 Navigation Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States.

Saldívar was embezzling money from the Selena fan club and Selena decided to fire her. Shot once in her right shoulder, severing an artery, Selena ran towards the lobby for help. She collapsed on the floor as the clerk called 911, with Saldívar still chasing her and calling her a "bitch". Selena died in a hospital from loss of blood. Her funeral drew 60.000 mourners.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 31st of March 2004

Peaches on stage in Ancienne Belgique, Boulevard Anspach 110, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

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