Wednesday, April 27, 2016

31st year - N° 118 Wednesday, 27 April 2016

31st year - N° 118 Wednesday, 27 April 2016

27 April / Today's 10 Events:
411 years ago

Wednesday 27th of April 1605

232nd Pope Leo XI, originally Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici aka Papa Lampo dies as a result of fatigue and cold in the ceremony of taking possession of the Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano at the age of 330 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Leo XI's pontificate is one of the briefest in history having lasted under a month.

349 years ago

Wednesday 27th of April 1667

The blind and impoverished 59-year-old Poet, polemicist, man of letters and civil servant John Milton known for Paradise Lost sells the copyright of his epic poem for ten Pounds in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

225 years ago

Wednesday 27th of April 1791

Painter and inventor Samuel Finley Breese Morse known for developing the Morse code is born in 195 Main Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States.

151 years ago

Thursday 27th of April 1865

Over 1800 die in SS Sultana side-wheel steamboat explosion and sinking in The Mississippi River, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

Three of the Sultana's four boilers exploded.

89 years ago

Wednesday 27th of April 1927

Mary McConnell is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

42 years ago

Saturday 27th of April 1974

40-year-old Journalist and leader of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ulrike Marie Meinhof is transferred from Stammheim prison for the trial considering her part in the escape of Andreas Baader in 1970 in Königliche Untersuchungsgefängnis, Moabit, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

39 years ago Harvey Stopped Barking

Wednesday 27th of April 1977

24-year-old Serial killer David Richard Berkowitz, originally Richard David Falco aka Son of Sam shoots Harvey, the dog of his neighbour Sam Carr in 35 Pine Street, Yonkers, New York, United States.

34 years ago

Tuesday 27th of April 1982

112 die in CAAC Hawker Siddeley Trident Flight 3303 crash in Yangshuo, Guangxi, China.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 27th of April 2003

A concert by Suicide in Hof ter Lo, Noordersingel, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

4 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 27th of April 2012

The U-bahn track in Stadtmitte, Friedrichstraße, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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