Tuesday, July 12, 2016

31st year - N° 194 Tuesday, 12 July 2016

31st year - N° 194 Tuesday, 12 July 2016

12 July / Today's 12 Events:
473 years ago

Monday 12th of July 1543

King of England Henry VIII of England, originally Henry Tudor in Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom.

199 years ago

Saturday 12th of July 1817

Writer, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau known for his book ‘Walden’ is born in Wheeler-Minot Farmhouse, Concord, Massachusetts, United States.

162 years ago

Wednesday 12th of July 1854

Innovator and entrepreneur George Eastman is born in 29 Stafford Avenue, Waterville, New York, United States.

136 years ago

Monday 12th of July 1880

Film director Tod Charles Albert Browning is born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

132 years ago

Saturday 12th of July 1884

Artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani is born in Via Roma 38, Livorno, Toscana, Italy.

122 years ago

Thursday 12th of July 1894

33-year-old Murderer Albert Joseph Pierre Bruneau aka The Murderous Priest is sentenced to death for the murder of Abbé Fricot in Laval, Mayenne, France.

90 years ago

Monday 12th of July 1926

Writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, spy and archaeologist Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell aka The Uncrowned Queen of Iraq commits suicide by an overdose of sleeping pills at the age of 58 in Baġdād, Muḥāfaẓät Baġdād, Iraq.

There is much debate on Bell's death but it is unknown whether the overdose was an intentional suicide or accidental since she had asked her maid to wake her.

58 years ago

Saturday 12th of July 1958

33-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey attacks and rapes an unidentified 31-year-old woman in La Rozelle, Jersey, United Kingdom.

53 years ago

Friday 12th of July 1963

Pauline Reade is abducted and her head smashed with a shovel by serial killers the Moors Murderers aka Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in Hollin Brown Knoll, Saddleworth Moor, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

In March 1987 Myra Hindley visited the Moors several times trying to find their missing victims' graves. On the afternoon of 1 July 1987, after more than 100 days of searching, the police found Reade's body lying in a shallow grave 90cm below the surface.

47 years ago

Saturday 12th of July 1969

Maria Hettgen is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale in Hardenbergerufer, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

45 years ago

Monday 12th of July 1971

37-year-old Serial killer Juan Vallejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer is indicted with a 25 murder count in Yuba City, California, United States.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 12th of July 2003

I walked about 15kms of the Hong Kong Trail in just one afternoon, starting off from The Peak via the Pokfulam Water Reservoir and Chi Fu Fa Yuen to Aberdeen, then took a bus back to my lodgings at Wang Fat Apartments in Wan Chai in Hong Kong, China.

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