Sunday, April 10, 2016

31st year - N° 101 Sunday, 10 April 2016

31st year - N° 101 Sunday, 10 April 2016

10 April / Today's 22 Events:
187 years ago

Friday 10th of April 1829

Founder of the Salvation Army William Booth is born in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.

169 years ago His Birth Was not Published

Saturday 10th of April 1847

Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, originally József Pulitzer known for the Pulitzer Prizes is born in Makó, Csongrád Megye, Hungary.

111 years ago

Monday 10th of April 1905

Murderer Fou Tchou-Li is executed by Ling Chi aka death by a thousand cuts in Beijing, Hebei, China.

Tchou-Li's death was captured on film and the images famously captivated Georges Bataille for the expression of seeming ecstasy on the face of the dying man.

105 years ago He Wasn't Too Exotic at All

Monday 10th of April 1911

Composer Martin Denny aka The Father of Exotica is born in New York City, New York, United States.

99 years ago

Tuesday 10th of April 1917

133 die in Eddystone Ammunition Corporation artillery shell plant explosion in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

84 years ago

Sunday 10th of April 1932

Actor Omar Sharif, originally Michel Demitri Chalhoub is born in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

84 years ago He Had a Perfect Smile

Sunday 10th of April 1932

Artist James Lee Byars is born in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

81 years ago

Wednesday 10th of April 1935

Reichsmarschall and Nazi leader Hermann Wilhelm Göring is born in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

30.000 soldiers lined the streets as the Görings paraded through the city.

75 years ago

Thursday 10th of April 1941

Writer Paul Edward Theroux is born in Medford, Massachusetts, United States.

63 years ago

Friday 10th of April 1953

14-year-old Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to assassinate Major-General Edwin Walker in Dallas, Texas, United States.

Oswald considered Walker a "fascist" and the leader of a "fascist organization". Walker was sitting at a desk in his dining room when Oswald fired at him from less than 30m away. The bullet struck the wooden frame of the window which deflected its path. Walker was injured in the forearm by fragments.

57 years ago

Friday 10th of April 1959

Murderer Leonard Melvin Shockley is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 17 in Maryland State Penitentiary, East Madison Street, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Shockley was the last instance of a juvenile being executed in America. His 23-year-old brother Harold Edward received life in prison.

54 years ago

Tuesday 10th of April 1962

Musician Stuart Fergusson Victor 'Stu' Sutcliffe aka The Fifth Beatle dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 22 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

The cause of Sutcliffe's ruptured aneurysm resulting in cerebral paralysis due to bleeding into the right ventricle of the brain, is believed to have been started by an earlier head injury as he was either kicked in the head or thrown head first against a brick wall during a fight outside Lathom Hall, after a performance in January 1961.

53 years ago

Wednesday 10th of April 1963

129 die in USS Thresher submarine implosion in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States.

52 years ago

Friday 10th of April 1964

39-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 5 / Verschnürung Eines Weiblichen Körpers' in Obere Augartenstraße 14a, Wien, Wien, Austria.

43 years ago

Tuesday 10th of April 1973

108 die in Invicta International Airlines Vickers Vanguard 952 Flight 435 crash in Herrenmatt, Hochwald, Solothurn, Switzerland.

Most of the 139 passengers on the charter flight were women-members of the Axbridge Ladies Guild on a shopping trip to Basel, Switzerland. There were 37 survivors.

39 years ago He Told Him to Shut up Harvey

Sunday 10th of April 1977

24-year-old Serial killer David Richard Berkowitz, originally Richard David Falco aka Son of Sam mails a threatening letter to his neighbour Sam Carr to shut up his black Labrador Retriever dog Harvey in 35 Pine Street, Yonkers, New York, United States.

Berkowitz claimed that Harvey was possessed by an ancient demon and that it issued irresistible commands that Berkowitz must kill people.

36 years ago

Thursday 10th of April 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Push = Push' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Pushing a drawing pin into the wall with my shoulder. Pushing a drawing pin into my shoulder with the wall.

25 years ago

Wednesday 10th of April 1991

140 die in Moby Prince ferry and Agip Abruzzo oil tanker collision and fire in Livorno Harbour, Livorno, Toscana, Italy.

The only survivor of the crew and passengers of the ferry was the young ship's boy Alessio Bertrand from Napoli.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 10th of April 2004

Recording of a collaborate video work by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven and Mauro Pawlowski starring Dennis Denys in Kattenberg 79, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.

8 years ago

Thursday 10th of April 2008

49-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Aktion im ReforMuhka' in M_hka, Leuvenstraat 32, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

I spread out a sheet on the floor and threw pamphlets at the audience. On a small tv-monitor played an excerpt of a documentary on Holger Meins. I placed objects and books onto the canvas and the canvas turned into a prison cell. Then I took out several ingredients for baking: butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and also some earth from my Hole. I mixed everything into dough and baked 2 classic sand-cookies. I undressed to my underwear and force-fed myself violently to eat the cookies.

8 years ago

Thursday 10th of April 2008

49-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Ulrike Meinfuchs, Gudrun Fuchslein, AndreVos Baader und Jan-Carl Voske' in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

With the help of a professional hairdresser and photographer I reconstructed four photos that members of the so-called 'Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe / Rote Armee Fraktion' made of themselves.

6 years ago

Saturday 10th of April 2010

96 die in Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M crash in Smolensk, Smolensk Oblast, Russia.

Passengers included president Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, former president Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 15 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre.

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