Saturday, August 19, 2017

32nd year - N° 231 Saturday, 19 August 2017

32nd year - N° 231 Saturday, 19 August 2017

19 August / Today's 18 Events:
355 years ago

Saturday 19th of August 1662

Mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and philosopher Blaise Pascal dies of tuberculosis at the age of 39 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

146 years ago

Saturday 19th of August 1871

Aviation pioneer Orville Wright is born in Dayton, Ohio, United States.

134 years ago

Sunday 19th of August 1883

Fashion designer Coco Chanel, originally Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel is born in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France.

128 years ago

Monday 19th of August 1889

Symbolist writer Auguste Jean Marie Mathias Philippe Villiers de l'Isle-Adam aka Le Comte dies of stomach cancer at the age of 51 in Clinique des Frères Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, 19 Rue Oudinot, VIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

115 years ago

Tuesday 19th of August 1902

Gangster and French public enemy No. 1 for 1950 Émile Buisson aka Mimile is born in Paray-le-Minial, Saône-et-Loire, France.

96 years ago

Friday 19th of August 1921

Several body parts, presumed victims of 58-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof are found in Luisenstädtischer Kanal, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

96 years ago He Came in a Starship

Friday 19th of August 1921

Television screenwriter and producer Gene Eugene Wesley Roddenberry known for the TV series Star Trek is born in El Paso, Texas, United States.

81 years ago

Wednesday 19th of August 1936

Poet Federico García Lorca, originally Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca is executed by Nationalist Francists of the Falanga Militia at the age of 38 in Alfacar, Andalucía, Spain.

One of them fired 2 bullets in Lorca's behind because he was a homosexual. Lorca was buried nearby the excution site but until today his grave was never found.

70 years ago

Tuesday 19th of August 1947

43-year-old SS-Gruppenführer and leader of the Aktion T4 euthanasia program Karl Brandt and 6 other Nazi doctors are sentenced to death in the 'Nürnberger Ärzteprozess' in Justizpalast, Fürther Straße 110, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.

57 years ago

Friday 19th of August 1960

31-year-old United States Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers known from the 1960 U-2 incident is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for spying in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

47 years ago

Wednesday 19th of August 1970

23-year-old Serial killer John Norman Collins, originally John Chapman aka The Ypsilanti Killer sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

33 years ago

Sunday 19th of August 1984

Daniel Bridges is beaten, stabbed to death and cut to pieces by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in 1628 West Sherwin Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

30 years ago

Wednesday 19th of August 1987

Spree killer and mass murderer Michael Robert Ryan aka The Rambo Killer commits suicide a shot through the head at the age of 27 in John O'Gaunt School, Hungerford, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

Ryan first killed his mother and 15 others in a shooting spree.

22 years ago

Saturday 19th of August 1995

Composer, musicologist and acoustician Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 85 in Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France.

22 years ago

Saturday 19th of August 1995

Deranged gunman Marcus Wayne Chenault dies of a stroke at the age of 44 in Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Georgia, United States.

On 30 June 1974 he killed Mrs. Alberta Williams King, the mother of Dr. Martin Luther King.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 19th of August 2001

A Joseph Beuys lookalike mannequin in the sick bay of a War Memorial Museum in Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

10 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 19th of August 2007

A wild boar at remarkable close distance in Grünewald, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

9 years ago He Was Back Again

Tuesday 19th of August 2008

64-year-old Singer-songwriter Gary Glitter, originally Paul Francis Gadd aka Paul Raven, Rubber Bucket, Paul Monday or Paul Russell is released from prison after nearly three years of confinement in Hàm Tân, Bình Thuận, Vietnam.

Glitter was to be deported to the United Kingdom but refused to board a plane to London in Bangkok. In all at least 19 countries refused to admit Glitter and three days later he finally arrived at Heathrow Airport and was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

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