Tuesday, April 26, 2016

31st year - N° 117 Tuesday, 26 April 2016

31st year - N° 117 Tuesday, 26 April 2016

26 April / Today's 20 Events:
218 years ago He Was Not His Father's Son

Thursday 26th of April 1798

Romantic painter Eugène Ferdinand Victor Delacroix is born in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne, France.

There is reason to believe that Delacroix' father Charles-François was infertile at the time of Eugène's conception and that his real father was Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord who was a friend of the family and successor of Charles Delacroix as Minister of Foreign Affairs and whom the adult Eugène resembled in appearance and character.

151 years ago He Was the Instrument of His Punishment

Wednesday 26th of April 1865

Actor and assassin John Wilkes Booth aka The Man Who Shot President Abraham Lincoln is tracked down and shot dead by Sergeant Boston Corbett in Richard H. Garrett's tobacco barn at the age of 27 in Port Royal, Virginia, United States.

In Booth's pockets were found a compass, a candle, pictures of five women (actresses Alice Grey, Helen Western, Effie Germon, Fannie Brown and Booth's fiancée Lucy Hale), and his diary, where he had written of Lincoln's death, "Our country owed all her troubles to him, and God simply made me the instrument o f his punishment".

127 years ago He Would Be Better Understood in the Future

Friday 26th of April 1889

Philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein is born in Wittgenstein Palace, Alleegasse 16, Wien, Wien, Austria-Hungary.

122 years ago

Thursday 26th of April 1894

Nazi leader and Stellvertreter des Führers Rudolf Walter Richard Hess is born in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

116 years ago He Squeaked

Thursday 26th of April 1900

Seismologist and physicist Charles Francis Richter known for creating the Richter magnitude scale is born in Overpeck, Ohio, United States.

111 years ago L'Atalante Passait

Wednesday 26th of April 1905

Film director Jean Vigo is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

106 years ago She Was a Spring Dream

Tuesday 26th of April 1910

Silent film actress Lingyu Ruan, originally Ruan Fenggen is born in Shanghai, China.

92 years ago

Saturday 26th of April 1924

Robert Witzel is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 2, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

91 years ago

Sunday 26th of April 1925

Chocolate maker Michele Ferrero known for inventing Nutella chocolate paste is born in Dogliani, Piemonte, Italy.

83 years ago He Founded a Reign of Terror

Wednesday 26th of April 1933

The Gestapo is founded by 40-year-old Reichsmarschall and Nazi leader Hermann Wilhelm Göring in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Gestapo was an abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei.

74 years ago

Sunday 26th of April 1942

1.549 die in coal mine dust explosion in Honkeiko Colliery, Benxi, Liaoning, China.

71 years ago

Thursday 26th of April 1945

Nazi doctor Sigmund Rascher known for his ‘freezing experiments’ on behalf of the Luftwaffe is executed by the firing squad at the age of 36 in Konzentrationslager Dachau, Dachau, Bayern, Germany.

In an attempt to please Himmler by demonstrating that population growth could be accelerated by extending the childbearing age, Rascher publicized the fact that his wife had given birth to three children even after becoming 48 years of age and Himmler used a photograph of Rascher's family as propaganda material. However during her fourth "pregnancy" Mrs. Rascher was arrested for trying to kidnap a baby and an investigation revealed that her other three children had been either bought or kidnapped. Himmler felt betrayed by this conduct and had Rascher and his wife sentenced to death.

66 years ago

Wednesday 26th of April 1950

Imaginary serial killer Sture Ragnar Bergwall aka Thomas Quick aka Sätermannen is born in Källviken, Falun, Dalarna, Sweden.

64 years ago

Saturday 26th of April 1952

176 die in USS Hobson destroyer and USS Wasp aircraft carrier collision in the North Atlantic Ocean.

57 years ago

Sunday 26th of April 1959

Mass murderer Dirk De Winne is born in Scheldewindeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

48 years ago

Friday 26th of April 1968

Collage artist John Heartfield, originally Helmut Herzfeld dies of unknown causes at the age of 77 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

45 years ago

Monday 26th of April 1971

25-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden starts his 'Five Day Locker Piece' performance in University of California, Irvine, California, United States.

32 years ago

Thursday 26th of April 1984

Musician and bandleader Count William James Basie dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 in Hollywood, California, United States.

22 years ago

Tuesday 26th of April 1994

264 die in China Airlines Airbus A300B4-622R Flight 140 crash in Nagoya Airfield, Nagoya, Chūbu, Japan.

There were 7 survivors. 31-year-old Noriyasu Shirai said that a flight attendant announced that the plane would crash after the aircraft stalled.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 26th of April 2005

Scenes of daily life in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.

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