Wednesday, January 11, 2017

32nd year - N° 11 Wednesday, 11 January 2017

32nd year - N° 11 Wednesday, 11 January 2017

11 January / Today's 19 Events:
145 years ago

Thursday 11th of January 1872

Serial killer George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer is born in Bethnal Green, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

122 years ago

Friday 11th of January 1895

Double murderess Louie Calvert, originally Louie Gomersall is born in Ossett, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

89 years ago

Wednesday 11th of January 1928

Poet Thomas Hardy dies of cardiac syncope at the age of 88 in Max Gate, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom.

82 years ago

Friday 11th of January 1935

38-year-old Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo from Hawaï to California in Oakland, California, United States.

81 years ago

Saturday 11th of January 1936

Artist Eva Hesse is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

79 years ago Il ne Savait pas

Tuesday 11th of January 1938

32-year-old Writer and playwright Samuel Barclay Beckett known for Waiting for Godot is stabbed in the chest and nearly killed when he refused the solicitations of a notorious pimp who went by the name of Prudent in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

At a preliminary hearing Beckett asked his attacker for the motive behind the stabbing. Prudent replied: "Je ne sais pas, Monsieur. Je m'excuse". Beckett eventually dropped the charges against his attacker.

73 years ago

Tuesday 11th of January 1944

Victim of Albert Desalvo aka The Boston Strangler Mary Ann Sullivan is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

67 years ago

Wednesday 11th of January 1950

Start of the trial against 26-year-old Timothy John Evans aka The Innocent Strangler of 10 Rillington Place who was charged with the murder of his wife Beryl and baby daughter Geraldine, who were actually killed by John Christie, in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

66 years ago

Thursday 11th of January 1951

45-year-old Wife of camp commandant and human-skin-handywoman Ilse Koch, originally Margarete Ilse Köhler aka Die Hexe von Buchenwald aka Die Buchenwälder Schlampe collapses and is carried from the courtroom during her second trial in Augsburg, Bayern, Germany.

64 years ago

Sunday 11th of January 1953

An unexploded bomb by 50-year-old Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is found in a rental locker in Pennsylvania Station, New York City, New York, United States.

60 years ago

Friday 11th of January 1957

Mass murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 25 in Colorado State Penitentiary, Cañon City, Colorado, United States.

58 years ago

Sunday 11th of January 1959

Carroll Jackson, his wife Mildred and their daughters 18-month-old Janet and 4-year-old Susan are killed by 26-year-old Serial killer Melvin Davis Rees aka The Sex Beast in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States.

On 4 March two men gathering brush discovered the decomposing body of Jackson in a ditch. He had been shot in the back of the head. His hands were also tied behind his back. Upon recovering the body, police discovered that Carroll had been dumped over that of eighteen-month-old Janet; it was later determined that the child had been dumped alive in the ditch before her father, and had suffocated under the weight of his body. On 21 M arch the bodies of Mildred and Susan were discovered in a forest near Annapolis showing signs of torture and pre-mortem sexual assault.

49 years ago

Thursday 11th of January 1968

Composer Rezső Seress, originally Rudolf 'Rudi' Spitzer known for Szomorú Vasárnap (Gloomy Sunday) commits suicide by jumping from the window of his apartment at the age of 69 in Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary.

Seress actually survived jumping out of his window, but later in the hospital choked himself to death with a wire. His song 'Szomorú Vasárnap (Gloomy Sunday)' sparked a worldwide wave of suicides in 1933.

38 years ago

Thursday 11th of January 1979

20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Installation - 1' in Koninklijke Akademie voor Schone Kunsten, Berouw, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

During a party I made an installation at the entrance with wooden walls and a wooden floor. I lay under the floor, supporting the wood with my body. My head and chest were visible through a window in the floor. Before I had inflicted wounds on my head and chest. After 3 hours I stopped because some spectators were reacting too aggressive.

35 years ago

Monday 11th of January 1982

Start of the trial against 42-year-old Serial killer Clifford Robert Olson aka The Vancouver Butcher in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

17 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 11th of January 2000

Students from Silpakorn University performing 'Blindman' during my Performance Workshop in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

13 years ago

Sunday 11th of January 2004

Writer Spalding Rockwell Gray commits suicide by drowning at the age of 63 in East River, New York City, New York, United States.

It is believed that Gray jumped off the side of the Staten Island Ferry.

9 years ago

Friday 11th of January 2008

Mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Percival Hillary dies of myocardial infarction at the age of 89 in Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

2 years ago

Sunday 11th of January 2015

Actress and sex symbol Anita Kerstin Marianne Ekberg dies from complications of enduring illnesses at the age of 84 in San Raffaele SP A, Via Ariccia 16, Rocca di Papa, Lazio, Italy.

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