Saturday, July 8, 2017

32nd year - N° 189 Saturday, 8 July 2017

32nd year - N° 189 Saturday, 8 July 2017

8 July / Today's 16 Events:
186 years ago

Friday 8th of July 1831

Pharmacist John Stith Pemberton known for inventing Coca Cola is born in Knoxville, Georgia, United States.

179 years ago

Sunday 8th of July 1838

Aircraft designer and manufacturer Ferdinand von Zeppelin is born in Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

178 years ago

Monday 8th of July 1839

Business magnate and philanthropist John Davison Rockefeller is born in Richford, New York, United States.

132 years ago

Wednesday 8th of July 1885

Expressionist film director Paul Leni, originally Paul Josef Levi aka The Forgotten Master is born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

113 years ago

Friday 8th of July 1904

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Willi Senger is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

109 years ago

Wednesday 8th of July 1908

Businessman, philanthropist, public servant and politician Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller is born in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States.

93 years ago

Tuesday 8th of July 1924

23-year-old Accomplice of serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Hans Grans is arrested in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

92 years ago

Wednesday 8th of July 1925

Victim of Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare Patricia Vinico Berkman, originally Patricia Vinnicombe aka Pnina is born in The Royal Women's Hospital, 20 Flemington Rd, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

85 years ago

Friday 8th of July 1932

57-year-old Entertainer, priest and womanizer Harold Francis Davidson aka The Prostitutes' Padre is found guilty on five counts of immorality by the Consistory Court in Church House, Westminster, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Critical evidence was a photograph of Davidson with 15-year-old Estelle Douglas taken on 28 March 1932. Davidson explained that the picture had been intended as a publicity shot to help the girl find work as an actress. He protested that he had been set up and did not know she was naked under her shawl.

83 years ago

Sunday 8th of July 1934

Comedian and actor Marty Martin Alan Feldman is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

A BBC documentary explained that a botched operation for Feldman's Graves' disease resulted in his eyes being more protruded and misaligned.

78 years ago

Saturday 8th of July 1939

Sexologist Henry Havelock Ellis is born at the age of 80 in Hintlesham, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

Ellis suffered from impotence until the age of 60 when he got aroused from seeing a woman urinate.

74 years ago

Thursday 8th of July 1943

Hero of the French Résistance Jean Moulin aka Joseph Jean Mercier dies from injuries sustained during torture by Klaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon at the age of 44 in Metz, Lorraine, France.

Moulin was on a train heading for Germany.

39 years ago

Saturday 8th of July 1978

51-year-old Film director Kenneth Anger, originally Kenneth Wilbur Anglemeyer is mugged in the doorway of his building in Apartment 9, 354 East 91st Street, New York, New York, United States.

Anger was knocked out for about 1 1/2 hour and stitched up in Metropolitan Hospital.

36 years ago

Wednesday 8th of July 1981

Irish republican hunger striker Joe Joseph McDonnel, originally Seosamh Mac Domhnaill dies after 61 days of hungerstriking at the age of 30 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

McDonnel was the fifth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

23 years ago

Friday 8th of July 1994

First Supreme Leader of North Korea Il-sung Kim, originally Kim Sŏng-ju dies of a heart attack at the age of 82 in Pyongyang, P'yŏngan, North Korea.

Many people committed suicide or were crushed to death in mass mourning ceremonies during Kim's funeral.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 8th of July 2001

A radiator in a room in an abandoned house in Sasmeesterswoning, Oosterweelsteenweg 3, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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