Tuesday, August 8, 2017

32nd year - N° 220 Tuesday, 8 August 2017

32nd year - N° 220 Tuesday, 8 August 2017

8 August / Today's 17 Events:
138 years ago

Friday 8th of August 1879

Revolutionary leader and founder of Zapatismo Emiliano Zapata is born in Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico.

112 years ago

Tuesday 8th of August 1905

Composer André Jolivet is born in 59 Rue de Varenne, VIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

111 years ago

Wednesday 8th of August 1906

Murderer and body snatcher Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka America's Most Bizarre Murderer is born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States.

103 years ago

Saturday 8th of August 1914

Aristocratic socialite and devotee of Adolf Hitler Unity Valkyrie Mitford is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Mitford was conceived in the town of Swastika, Ontario where her family had gold mines.

88 years ago

Thursday 8th of August 1929

Great Train Robber Ronnie Ronald Arthur Biggs is born in Lambeth, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

86 years ago

Saturday 8th of August 1931

39-year-old Mass murderer Szilveszter Matuska aka The Orient-Express Wrecker places a bomb on the Basel-Berlin Express D-train track in Jüterbog, Brandenburg, Germany.

80 years ago

Sunday 8th of August 1937

Actor Dustin Lee Hoffman is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.

75 years ago

Saturday 8th of August 1942

The bodies of the Kneller family, victims of 45-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer are found floating in the Seine in Asnières-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

74 years ago

Sunday 8th of August 1943

15-year-old Serial killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More is arrested for prowling in the Rogers Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

67 years ago

Tuesday 8th of August 1950

SS-Sturmbannführer and commandant of Fort Breendonk Philipp Johann Adolf Schmitt is executed by the firing squad at the age of 48 in Hoboken, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Schmitt was the only German Nazi to be executed in Belgium.

54 years ago

Thursday 8th of August 1963

32-year-old Great Train Robber Bruce Richard Reynolds known for masterminding the 1963 Great Train Robbery leads a gang of 15 criminals in the robbery of the Royal Mail train from Glasgow Central Station to London Euston Station cashing £2.600.000 in Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

The bulk of the stolen money was never recovered. After the train heist Reynolds escaped to Mexico with his wife Angela and son Nick.

45 years ago She Headed for the Big Time

Tuesday 8th of August 1972

Andy Warhol Superstar Andrea Feldman aka Whips commits suicide by jumping from the fourteenth floor at the age of 24 in 51 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, United States.

Feldman summoned several ex-boyfriends including poet Jim Carroll to the New York City apartment of her parents to witness what she called her 'final starring role'. Holding a Bible in one hand and a crucifix in the other she jumped from the window. Feldman left a note that said "I'm headed for the big time. I'm on my way up there with James Dean and Marilyn Monroe."

44 years ago

Wednesday 8th of August 1973

Dean Arnold Corll aka The Candyman is shot dead by serial killer Elmer Wayne Henley in 2020 Lamar Drive, Pasadena, Texas, United States.

Henley would later lead the police to 27 bodies of boys he delivered to Corll, who tortured and killed them.

43 years ago Glaubte Er an Hitler

Thursday 8th of August 1974

Nazi leader and Reichsjugendführer Baldur Benedikt von Schirach dies of unknown causes at the age of 67 in Pension Müllen, Im Flurgarten 3, Kröv-an-der-Mosel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

43 years ago He Delivered SP 3-125

Thursday 8th of August 1974

61-year-old 37th President of the United States Richard Milhous Nixon delivers his resignation speech due to the Watergate scandal in Oval Office, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

36 years ago

Saturday 8th of August 1981

Irish republican hunger striker Thomas McElwee, originally Tomas Mac Giolla Bhuidhe dies after 62 days of hungerstriking at the age of 24 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

McElwee was the ninth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

8 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 8th of August 2009

Two Muslim women preparing to take off on their motorbike after attending a wedding in Mersing, Johor, Malaysia.

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