Saturday, April 16, 2016

31st year - N° 107 Saturday, 16 April 2016

31st year - N° 107 Saturday, 16 April 2016

16 April / Today's 14 Events:
149 years ago

Tuesday 16th of April 1867

Aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright is born in Millville, Indiana, United States.

147 years ago

Friday 16th of April 1869

Presumed murderess Marguerite Jeanne 'Meg' Japy Steinheil aka Lady Abinger aka Mme de Serignac known for her many love affairs with important men is born in Beaucourt, Franche-Comté, France.

Steinheil became notorious when it became known that she was present at the death of President Félix Faure, who allegedly had a seizure while having sex with her.

127 years ago

Tuesday 16th of April 1889

Actor and film director Charles Spencer Chaplin is born in East Street, Walworth, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

120 years ago He Was Trist în Țară

Thursday 16th of April 1896

Dada artist Tristan Tzara, originally Samuel or Samy Rosenstock is born in Moinești, Bacău, Romania.

94 years ago

Sunday 16th of April 1922

Writer Kingsley William Amis is born in Clapham, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

92 years ago He Was a Son of Italy

Wednesday 16th of April 1924

Composer Henry Enrico Nicola Mancini is born in Little Italy, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

81 years ago

Tuesday 16th of April 1935

Musician Bobby Stanley Robert Vinton aka The Polish Prince of Poch known for Blue Velvet is born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

69 years ago

Wednesday 16th of April 1947

SS-Obersturmbannführer and longest serving commandant of Auschwitz-KZ Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau, Birkenau, Małopolska, Poland.

Höss was hanged on a short drop gallows constructed specifically for that purpose, at the location of the camp Gestapo.

47 years ago

Wednesday 16th of April 1969

Dawn Basom is raped, tortured and strangled by serial killer John Norman Collins aka The Ypsilanti Killer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

45 years ago

Friday 16th of April 1971

Singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Pérez aka The Queen of Tejano music is born in Lake Jackson, Texas, United States.

27 years ago

Sunday 16th of April 1989

Serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune dies of AIDS at the age of 26 in Prison de Fresnes, Fresnes, Val-de-Marne, France.

Paulin was hospitalized in a state of near-paralysis, suffering from both tuberculosis and meningitis.

19 years ago Le Locataire a Quitté l'Appartement

Wednesday 16th of April 1997

Artist, writer and filmmaker Roland Topor dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 59 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 16th of April 2005

An unidentified person walking towards the evening sun on a strip of beach in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.

9 years ago

Monday 16th of April 2007

Mass murderer Seung-Hui Cho aka Ismail Ax aka the School Shooter commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 23 in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States.

On this day Cho went on a killing spree and shot 32 students and teachers to death. 29 others were wounded. It remains the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in United States history.

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