Thursday, August 31, 2017

32nd year - N° 243 Thursday, 31 August 2017

32nd year - N° 243 Thursday, 31 August 2017

31 August / Today's 13 Events:
150 years ago

Saturday 31st of August 1867

Poet and art critic Charles Pierre Baudelaire known for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ dies of paresis of the brain due to syphilis at the age of 46 in 1 Rue du Dôme, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

129 years ago She Was Jack's First

Friday 31st of August 1888

Mary Ann Nichols, originally Walker aka Polly is throatcut by unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper in Buck's Row, Whitechapel, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Nichols' throat had been slit twice from left to right and her abdomen mutilated with one deep jagged wound, several incisions across the abdomen and three or four similar cuts on the right side caused by the same knife at least 15–20 cm long used violently and downwards.

111 years ago

Friday 31st of August 1906

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Wilhelm Schulze is born in Godshorn, Niedersachsen, Germany.

84 years ago

Thursday 31st of August 1933

Philosopher Theodor Lessing is assassinated by Sudeten German Nazi sympathizers at the age of 61 in Mariánské Lázně, Karlovarský Kraj, Czechoslovakia.

Lessing was shot through a window of the villa where he lived on the night before by Rudolf Max Eckert, Rudolf Zischka and Karl Hönl. In June it was reported in Sudeten newspapers that a reward had been announced for Lessing's capture.

82 years ago

Saturday 31st of August 1935

Minister of Information of the Black Panthers Eldridge Leroy Cleaver known for Soul on Ice is born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, United States.

81 years ago

Monday 31st of August 1936

Murderer Georges Rapin aka Monsieur Bill is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

48 years ago

Sunday 31st of August 1969

Serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan aka American Gigolo/American Psycho is born in National City, California, United States.

44 years ago

Friday 31st of August 1973

Film director John Ford, originally John Martin 'Jack' Feeney dies of stomach cancer at the age of 78 in Palm Desert, California, United States.

34 years ago

Wednesday 31st of August 1983

Ralph Calise is beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States.

32 years ago

Saturday 31st of August 1985

25-year-old Serial killer Richard Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramirez aka The Night Stalker is recognized and chased by members of the Hispanic community Jose Burgoin and Faustino Pinon, beaten up and finally arrested by a patrolman named Ramirez in 3700 Hubbard Street, Los Angeles, California, United States.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 31st of August 2001

A view on the North Sea from atop the highest building in Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

15 years ago

Saturday 31st of August 2002

Musician and bandleader Lionel Leo Hampton aka Gates aka Hamp dies of heart failure at the age of 94 in New York City, New York, United States.

12 years ago

Wednesday 31st of August 2005

46-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Vel' with Tim Vanhamel in Factor 44, Bleekhofstraat 44, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

With Tim Vanhamel I made a Noise performance about 'Thaipoosam', a Hindi religious festival I attended in the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

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