Wednesday, January 4, 2017

32nd year - N° 4 Wednesday, 4 January 2017

32nd year - N° 4 Wednesday, 4 January 2017

4 January / Today's 10 Events:
232 years ago

Tuesday 4th of January 1785

Philologist, folklorist and mythologist Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm is born in Hanau, Hessen, Germany.

121 years ago

Saturday 4th of January 1896

Surrealist artist André Aimé-René Masson is born in Balagny-sur-Therain, Oise, France.

108 years ago

Monday 4th of January 1909

40-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced in absentia to five years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

78 years ago

Wednesday 4th of January 1939

11-months-old Peter Seaton dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Seaton was found in his cot in an inferno of blazing flames strong enough to push back a rescuer who had heard him screaming. After the firemen had put the flames out investigators revealed that nothing was found that could have caused the fire. What was especially remarkable was that the surrounding furniture was hardly damaged.

67 years ago

Wednesday 4th of January 1950

Robber, kidnapper and murderer John Louis Evans is born in Beaumont, Texas, United States.

59 years ago

Saturday 4th of January 1958

39-year-old Mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Percival Hillary reaches the South Pole overland in Polheim, the South Pole.

57 years ago

Monday 4th of January 1960

Writer Albert Camus dies in a car crash at 180 km/h at the age of 47 in Petit-Villeblévin, Yonne, France.

The driver of the Facel-Vega FV3B car, Michel Gallimard, who was Camus' publisher and close friend, also died in the accident.

53 years ago

Saturday 4th of January 1964

Mary Ann Sullivan is raped with a broomstick and strangled by serial killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man in 44a Charles Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

21 years ago

Thursday 4th of January 1996

Carmelina Russo is presumably abducted and killed by unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.

Russo's remains were found in pieces floating in the river Escaut 17 days later in Chateau L'Abbaye, France.

17 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 4th of January 2000

Cars and trucks in the evening traffic jam in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

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