Friday, December 30, 2016

31st year - N° 365 Friday, 30 December 2016

31st year - N° 365 Friday, 30 December 2016

30 December / Today's 20 Events:
406 years ago

Thursday 30th of December 1610

50-year-old Countess and serial killer Erzsébet de Ecsed Báthory aka Die Blutfrau and four of her servants, who were accused of being her accomplices: Dorotya Semtész, Ilona Jó, Katarína Benická and János Újváry aka Ibis aka Fickó are arrested in Csejte Vára, Čachtice, Trenčín, Slowakia.

One girl was found dead and one dying in Báthory's castle.

151 years ago

Saturday 30th of December 1865

Writer Rudyard Joseph Kipling known for his novel ‘Jungle Book’ is born in J.J. School, Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India.

130 years ago

Thursday 30th of December 1886

Artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare is born in Bloomfield House, Bloomfield Place, King Street, Snow Hill, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

113 years ago

Wednesday 30th of December 1903

605 die in Iroquois Theatre fire in Iroquois Theatre, 24–28 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

At the beginning of the second act, a dance number in the popular Drury Lane musical 'Mr. Bluebeard', was in progress when an arc light shorted out and sparks ignited a muslin curtain.

107 years ago

Thursday 30th of December 1909

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Heinz Martin is born in Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany.

106 years ago

Friday 30th of December 1910

Writer Paul Frederic Bowles is born in Queens, New York, New York, United States.

88 years ago He Originated

Sunday 30th of December 1928

Musician Bo Diddley, originally Ellas Otha Bates aka The Originator is born in McComb, Mississippi, United States.

84 years ago

Friday 30th of December 1932

Trained nurse and triple murderess Daisy de Melker, originally Daisy Louisa Hancorn-Smith is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Pretoria Central Prison, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

De Melker poisoned her husband and son with arsenic. Two other husbands and four children had died suspiciously.

82 years ago He Was no Runaway

Sunday 30th of December 1934

Singer-songwriter and musician Del Shannon, originally Charles Weedon Westover is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.

70 years ago

Monday 30th of December 1946

Poet and musician Patti Patricia Lee Smith aka The Godmother of Punk is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

69 years ago

Tuesday 30th of December 1947

Art forger Han Henricus Antonius van Meegeren dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Valeriuskliniek, Valeriusplein, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

60 years ago

Sunday 30th of December 1956

41-year-old Art vandal Hugo Unzaga Villegas throws a brick at Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' in Musée du Louvre, Ier, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

A psychiatric report on Villegas by Dr. Gouriou on 14 January 1957 found that the man was insane, heard strange voices, and had intended to murder the Argentinean dictator Juan Perón but went instead for the less well protected Mona Lisa.

57 years ago

Wednesday 30th of December 1959

Actress and comedian Tracey Ullman, originally Trace is born in Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

50 years ago

Friday 30th of December 1966

Murderer Stanley Allison Baker is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Baker's father was in the US Army in Paris.

38 years ago

Saturday 30th of December 1978

32-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness escapes in County Jail, 107 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States.

Bundy piled books and files in his bunk bed under a blanket to simulate his sleeping body and slipped into the crawlspace above his cell. He broke through the ceiling into the apartment of the chief jailer who was out for the evening with his wife, changed into street clothes from the jailer's closet and walked out the front door to freedom.

38 years ago

Saturday 30th of December 1978

Stephen Dean Holmes is strangled and drowned by serial killer Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company in 195 Melrose Avenue, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

34 years ago

Thursday 30th of December 1982

David M. Block is stabbed to death by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in Deerfield, Illinois, United States.

Block's body was found on 7 May 1984 in Zion, Illinois.

20 years ago

Monday 30th of December 1996

Over 100 die in Brahmaputra Mail passenger train bomb explosion in Fakiragram, Assam, India.

The Indian government blamed the attack on an Assamese separatist organisation Bodo Security Force.

12 years ago

Thursday 30th of December 2004

194 die in República Cromañón nightclub fire in República Cromañón, 3060/3066/3070 Bartolomé Mitre, Balvanera, Buenos Aires, Gran Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The blaze was started when a pyrotechnic flare was set off during a concert by the rock group 'Callejeros', and ignited foam in the ceiling. Four of the six doors had been wired shut to keep out "people who would not enter without paying".

10 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 30th of December 2006

Detail of a blood painting by Hermann Nitsch in a retrospective exhibition in Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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