Thursday, February 23, 2017

32nd year - N° 54 Thursday, 23 February 2017

32nd year - N° 54 Thursday, 23 February 2017

23 February / Today's 19 Events:
570 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of February 1447

207th Pope Eugenius IV, originally Gabriele Condulmer dies of unknown causes at the age of 64 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

167 years ago

Saturday 23rd of February 1850

Hotelier César Ritz is born in Niederwald, Valais, Switzerland.

139 years ago

Saturday 23rd of February 1878

Abstract art pioneer Kazimir Severinovich Malevich is born in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia.

87 years ago

Sunday 23rd of February 1930

Hildegard Eid is attacked and raped by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Grafenberger Wald, Grafenberg, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

She survived and met Kürten again on 3 March 1930.

86 years ago Tiger Girl Sparked

Monday 23rd of February 1931

Cop killer Irene Schroeder, originally Crawford aka Trigger Woman aka Iron Irene aka Animal Woman aka Tiger Girl is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 22 in Rockview Penitentiary, Benner Township, Pennsylvania, United States.

Schroeder was the first woman to die in the Pennsylvania Electric Chair.

86 years ago

Monday 23rd of February 1931

Pop artist Tom Wesselman is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

73 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of February 1944

Chemist Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 81 in Craig Hause, Beacon, New York, United States.

Baekeland became a recluse, eating all of his meals from cans and becoming obsessed with developing an immense tropical garden on his winter estate in Coconut Grove, Florida.

71 years ago

Saturday 23rd of February 1946

29-year-old Sex killer Neville Clevely Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo is found whipping an unidentified girl in Strand Palace Hotel, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

52 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of February 1965

Actor Stan Laurel, originally Arthur Stanley Jefferson known from Laurel and Hardy dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Santa Monica, California, United States.

50 years ago

Thursday 23rd of February 1967

Double murderer Bobby Hopkins is born in Lea County, New Mexico, United States.

46 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of February 1971

20-year-old Serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen assaults an unidentified woman in Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

44 years ago

Friday 23rd of February 1973

25-year-old Member of the 'Manson Family' Susan Denise Atkins aka Sadie Mae Glutz is baptised by Chaplain Sargent Wright in California Institution for Women, Chino, California, United States.

41 years ago

Monday 23rd of February 1976

Start of the first trial against 30-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Metropolitan Hall of Justice, 400 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Bundy stood trial for the DaRonch kidnapping.

36 years ago

Monday 23rd of February 1981

Gabriella Bohn is beaten to death and raped by serial killer Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer in Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

32 years ago

Saturday 23rd of February 1985

Over 100 die in express train fire in Rajnandgaon, Madhya Pradesh, India.

27 years ago

Friday 23rd of February 1990

31-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Body Art' in Galerie Lydia Megert, Münstergasse 6, Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.

I was hanging naked upside down on a tree which I had brought into the gallery. Between my body and the door a long stick was stuck.

21 years ago

Friday 23rd of February 1996

Serial killer William George Bonin aka The Freeway Killer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

Bonin was the first man to be executed by lethal injection in California. Bonin's last meal request was for two large pizzas, three pints of ice cream and three six-packs of Coke.

21 years ago The Strangler Prevented Him from Getting Strangled

Friday 23rd of February 1996

Convicted robber Paul Wilson tries to strangle 50-year-old Serial killer Peter William Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper with the flex of a headphone in Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

Stockwell Strangler Kenneth Erskine and murderer Jamie Devitt came to rescue Sutcliffe.

4 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 23rd of February 2013

James Chance and the Contortions playing live in Petrol Club, d'Herbouvillekaai 25, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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