Wednesday, August 30, 2017

32nd year - N° 242 Wednesday, 30 August 2017

32nd year - N° 242 Wednesday, 30 August 2017

30 August / Today's 15 Events:
220 years ago

Wednesday 30th of August 1797

Writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, originally Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin known her novel Frankenstein is born in The Polygon, Somers Town, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

134 years ago

Thursday 30th of August 1883

Artist and architect Theo van Doesburg, originally Christian Emil Marie Küpper is born in Teelingstraat 13, Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.

99 years ago She Considered Him a Traitor to the Revolution

Friday 30th of August 1918

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, originally Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov is shot by revolutionary Fanya Kaplan aka The Woman Who Tried to Kill Lenin in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

Kaplan approached Lenin at his automobile after a meeting at the Former Michelson Works; he was resting a foot on the running board as he spoke with a woman. Kaplan called to Lenin, and when he turned to face her she shot at him three times. The first bullet struck his arm, the second bullet his jaw and neck, and the third missed him, wounding the woman with whom he was speaking. The wounds felled him and he became unconscious. "My name is Fanya Kaplan. Today I shot at Lenin. I did it on my own. I will not say from whom I obtained my revolver. I will give no details. I had resolved to kill Lenin long ago. I consider him a traitor to the Revolution."

82 years ago

Friday 30th of August 1935

Writer Henri Barbusse dies of pneumonia at the age of 62 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

78 years ago He Was Not Unlistenable

Wednesday 30th of August 1939

Disc jockey, radio presenter and journalist John Peel, originally John Robert Parker Ravenscroft is born in Heswall Cottage Hospital, Heswall, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

69 years ago He Was a Gifted Child

Monday 30th of August 1948

Deputy chairman of the Black Panthers Fred Hampton is born in Summit, Illinois, United States.

47 years ago

Sunday 30th of August 1970

Amateur filmmaker Abraham Zapruder known for his JFK Assassination Movie dies of stomach cancer at the age of 65 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

42 years ago

Saturday 30th of August 1975

29-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is baptised in the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Bundy later converted to Hinduism while on death row.

38 years ago

Thursday 30th of August 1979

Actress Jean Dorothy Seberg commits suicide by an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol at the age of 41 in Rue du Général-Appert, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Seberg was found on 8 September 1979 in the backseat of her white Renault 5.

35 years ago

Monday 30th of August 1982

School shooter Kip Kinkel aka The Thurston High School Shooter is born in Springfield, Oregon, United States.

26 years ago Ses Méta Matics Arrêtés

Friday 30th of August 1991

Artist Jean Tinguely dies of heart failure at the age of 66 in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.

23 years ago

Tuesday 30th of August 1994

Film director Lindsay Gordon Anderson dies of unknown causes at the age of 71 in Angoulème, Poitou-Charentes, France.

22 years ago

Wednesday 30th of August 1995

Musician Sterling Holmes Morrison known from The Velvet Underground dies of lymphoma at the age of 53 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.

13 years ago

Monday 30th of August 2004

Self-trepanation pioneer Bart Hugo Huges dies of a heart disease at the age of 70 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

10 years ago

Thursday 30th of August 2007

The California Board of Prison Terms denies parole to 58-year-old Manson Family member Leslie Louise Van Houten aka Lulu in California Institution for Women, Chino, California, United States.

It was Van Houten's 18th unsuccessful application.

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