Saturday, January 14, 2017

32nd year - N° 14 Saturday, 14 January 2017

32nd year - N° 14 Saturday, 14 January 2017

14 January / Today's 19 Events:
275 years ago

Sunday 14th of January 1742

Astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician and meteorologist Edmond Halley known for Halley’s Comet dies of natural causes at the age of 86 in Greenwich, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

142 years ago

Thursday 14th of January 1875

Theologican, physician, musician and moralist Albert Schweitzer is born in Kaysersberg, Elsass, Germany.

130 years ago He Hung From a Rope Made of Red and White Silk

Friday 14th of January 1887

Murderer Thomas J. Cluverius is executed by hanging in Richmond, Virginia, United States.

A rope made of red and white silk was used to hang Cluverius. The intention was to cut it into pieces to sell as souvenirs after the hanging. Herbert Tobias Ezekiel who witnessed the hanging, wrote that the Sheriff had oiled the rope with sweet oil rather than cold grease which would have facilitated the slipping of the noose and broken Cluverius's neck. When the trap was sprung the silk rope stretched until Cluverius's feet were just inches from the ground. The loop extended nearly eighteen inches above his head and it took ten minutes for him to slowly stran gle to death.

119 years ago He Went to Wonderland

Friday 14th of January 1898

Writer, mathematician and photographer Lewis Carroll, originally Charles Lutwidge Dodgson known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland dies of pneumonia at the age of 66 in The Chestnuts, Castle Hill, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.

109 years ago

Tuesday 14th of January 1908

55-year-old Tennis player and murderer Vere St. Leger Thomas Goold is sentenced to death for the murder of Emma Levin on 4 August 1907 in Monaco-Ville, Monaco.

108 years ago

Thursday 14th of January 1909

Film director Joseph Walton Losey is born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States.

97 years ago His Dodge Veg-O-Matic Stalled

Wednesday 14th of January 1920

Automobile manufacturing pioneer John Francis Dodge dies of influenza at the age of 56 in New York City, New York, United States.

92 years ago

Wednesday 14th of January 1925

Poet, writer and actor Yukio Mishima, originally Kimitake Hiraoka is born in Yotsuya, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

84 years ago

Saturday 14th of January 1933

Experimental filmmaker Stan Stanley James Brakhage, originally Robert Sanders is born in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

Brakhage was adopted and renamed three weeks after his birth.

76 years ago

Tuesday 14th of January 1941

Singer-songwriter Neil Leslie Diamond is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.

73 years ago

Friday 14th of January 1944

Bricklayer and first victim of the Berlin Wall Border Guard Peter Fechter is born in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

66 years ago

Sunday 14th of January 1951

National Search Day for 3-year-old Pamela Sue, 5-year-old Gary Carl, 7-year-old Ronald Dean, 29-year-old Thelma and 33-year-old Carl Mosser, who were all shot dead by 23-year-old Spree killer Billy William Edward Cook aka Billy Boy Cockeyed Cook in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

65 years ago

Monday 14th of January 1952

Possible victim of Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness Nancy Perry Baird is born in East Layton, Utah, United States.

60 years ago

Monday 14th of January 1957

Actor Humphrey DeForest Bogart dies of cancer of the estophagus at the age of 58 in 232 Mapleton Drive, Holmby Hills, California, United States.

At the time of his death Bogart only weighed 36kgs.

48 years ago

Tuesday 14th of January 1969

Michèle Louvet is shot by serial killer Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre in Nogent-sur-Oise, Oise, France.

Louvet survived.

40 years ago

Friday 14th of January 1977

Writer Anaïs Nin, originally Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell known for Delta of Venus dies of cancer at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

32 years ago

Monday 14th of January 1985

428 die in express train derailment in Awash, Afar, Ethiopia.

The engineer failed to reduce speed at the curving bridge, plunging the train's carriages into a ravine.

18 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 14th of January 1999

Some furry animal in the Zoo in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

10 years ago

Sunday 14th of January 2007

Actress Darlene Conley aka Sally Spectra dies of stomach cancer at the age of 73 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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