Monday, July 25, 2016

31st year - N° 207 Monday, 25 July 2016

31st year - N° 207 Monday, 25 July 2016

25 July / Today's 12 Events:
219 years ago He Wanted to Get Rid of this Useless Piece of Flesh

Tuesday 25th of July 1797

39-year-old Admiral Horatio Nelson aka 1st Viscount Nelson loses his right arm in the battle during a failed siege and conquest in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain.

The surgeon had been warned of the contingency and got his instruments ready. Nelson was cited as saying, as he pointed to his right arm "Doctor, I want to get rid of this useless piece of flesh here". Nelson's operation was quick and aseptic. The limb was thrown over board despite the admiral's wish to keep it.

122 years ago

Wednesday 25th of July 1894

Assassin Gavrilo Princip aka The Teenager who Changed the World known for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is born in Obljaj, Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia.

111 years ago

Tuesday 25th of July 1905

Writer Elias Canetti is born in Ruse, Rusenska Oblast, Bulgaria.

107 years ago

Sunday 25th of July 1909

37-year-old Aviation pioneer Louis Charles Joseph Blériot becomes the first man to fly from Calais, France across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft in Northfall Meadow, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.

Blériot won the prize of £1,000 offered by the Daily Mail newspaper.

101 years ago

Sunday 25th of July 1915

Murderer Donald Harry Fearn is born in Red Cloud, Nebraska, United States.

90 years ago

Sunday 25th of July 1926

29-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is elected as mayor in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, Yonne, France.

84 years ago

Monday 25th of July 1932

Naturalist writer Cyriel Cyrillus Gustave Emile Buysse dies of natural causes at the age of 73 in Afsnee, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

57 years ago

Saturday 25th of July 1959

Serial killer Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko aka The Terminator aka Citizen O is born in Lasky, Zhytomyr Oblast, Russia.

38 years ago

Tuesday 25th of July 1978

First in-vitro baby Louise Joy Brown is born in Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

36 years ago

Friday 25th of July 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 3' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I have filled a plate with petrol and held my head above it until all the petrol had evaporated.

30 years ago

Friday 25th of July 1986

33-year-old Serial killer Bobbie Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist is sentenced to death for the Michelle Simms murder in Tampa, Florida, United States.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 25th of July 2005

The rusty gate of what seemed like the ideal hide-out for mafia gangsters to keep and torture kidnap victims in Porto San Giorgio, Marche, Italy.

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