Thursday, August 24, 2017

32nd year - N° 236 Thursday, 24 August 2017

32nd year - N° 236 Thursday, 24 August 2017

24 August / Today's 13 Events:
153 years ago

Wednesday 24th of August 1864

Christian mystic and visionary Jakob Lorber aka Der Schreibknecht Gottes dies of pneumonia at the age of 64 in Graz, Steiermark, Austria.

102 years ago

Tuesday 24th of August 1915

Science fiction writer Alice Bradley Sheldon aka James Tiptree Jr. is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

94 years ago

Friday 24th of August 1923

Heinrich Struß is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 4, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

88 years ago

Saturday 24th of August 1929

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, originally Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa is born in Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

77 years ago

Saturday 24th of August 1940

Serial killer Richard Fran Biegenwald aka The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer is born in Trenton, New Jersey, United States.

73 years ago

Thursday 24th of August 1944

News reporter Christine Chubbuck is born in Hudson, Ohio, United States.

36 years ago

Monday 24th of August 1981

26-year-old Murderer Mark David Chapman aka The Man Who Shot John Lennon is sentenced to 20-years-to-life in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

33 years ago

Friday 24th of August 1984

The Texas School Book Depository from where 45-year-old Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald presumably operated is destroyed by arson in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, United States.

30 years ago He Couldn't Be Dead

Monday 24th of August 1987

Fictitious Robol scientist Edward Moolenbeek dies of unknown causes in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

In fact Moolenbeek was a fictional character created by Andrew M. McKenzie of The Hafler Trio.

24 years ago

Tuesday 24th of August 1993

Murderer Ruben Montoya Cantu is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Cantu's final request was for a piece of bubble gum, which was denied.

18 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 24th of August 1999

A stairway down into the ocean in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

10 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 24th of August 2007

The house where on 14 May 1970 Ulrike Meinhof assisted in the freeing of Andreas Baader with Gudrun Ensslin, Irene Goergens and Ingrid Schubert, and jumped in the underground in Deutsches Zentralinstitut für Soziale Fragen, Miquelstraße 83, Dahlem, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

3 years ago

Sunday 24th of August 2014

Actor Richard Samuel Attenborough dies of heart failure at the age of 91 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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