Monday, July 17, 2017

32nd year - N° 198 Monday, 17 July 2017

32nd year - N° 198 Monday, 17 July 2017

17 July / Today's 16 Events:
224 years ago

Wednesday 17th of July 1793

Assassin Charlotte Corday aka l'Ange de l'Assassinat known for the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat in his bath is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 25 in VIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

128 years ago

Wednesday 17th of July 1889

Lawyer and writer Erle Stanley Gardner known for creating Perry Mason is born in Malden, Massachusetts, United States.

118 years ago

Monday 17th of July 1899

Actor James Francis Cagney is born in New York City, New York, United States.

116 years ago

Wednesday 17th of July 1901

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Friedel Rothe is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

82 years ago

Wednesday 17th of July 1935

Actor Donald McNichol Sutherland is born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

71 years ago He Was Aphrodite's Child

Wednesday 17th of July 1946

Singer-songwriter Demis Roussos, originally Artemios Ventouris-Roussos is born in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

63 years ago

Saturday 17th of July 1954

Presumed murderess Marguerite Jeanne 'Meg' Japy Steinheil aka Lady Abinger aka Mme de Serignac known for her many love affairs with important men dies of natural causes at the age of 85 in Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

62 years ago

Sunday 17th of July 1955

54-year-old Film director and animator Walt Walter Elias Disney opens his first attraction park in Disneyland, Anaheim, California, United States.

It is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself.

59 years ago

Thursday 17th of July 1958

Film director Kar-wai Wong is born in Shanghai, China.

58 years ago

Friday 17th of July 1959

Singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, originally Eleanora Fagan aka Lady Day dies of pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44 in Metropolitan Hospital, Harlem, New York, New York, United States.

On 31 May Holiday was taken to hospital with liver and heart disease. She was arrested for drug possession as she lay dying and her hospital room was raided. Holiday stayed under police guard until she died.

49 years ago

Wednesday 17th of July 1968

Serial killer Yang Xinhai aka The Monster Killer is born in Zhengyang County, Henan, China.

46 years ago

Saturday 17th of July 1971

46-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey is arrested in Saint Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom.

42 years ago

Thursday 17th of July 1975

40-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Paul Honka aka Der Frauen-Schlächter von St. Pauli is arrested in Zeißstrasse 74, Ottensen, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

After a fire in the apartment below Honka's attic flat the police found bodyparts of four women.

40 years ago

Sunday 17th of July 1977

The villa of 78-year-old War criminal and art collector Pieter Nicolaas Menten is burned to the ground by persons unknown in Vliegweg, Blaricum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

14 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 17th of July 2003

10 Minutes Before the Worm in Butterfly Park, Jalan Cendarasari, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.

8 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 17th of July 2009

An Easter Bunny lost in time in Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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