Tuesday, September 5, 2017

32nd year - N° 248 Tuesday, 5 September 2017

32nd year - N° 248 Tuesday, 5 September 2017

5 September / Today's 27 Events:
469 years ago

Sunday 5th of September 1548

Sixth wife of Henry VIII Catherine Parr dies of puerperal fever at the age of 36 in Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

Catherine gave birth to her only child Mary Seymour on 30 August 1548 and died only six days later.

379 years ago

Sunday 5th of September 1638

King of France and Navarre Louis XIV, originally Louis Dieudonné aka Le Roi du Soleil is born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France, France.

243 years ago

Monday 5th of September 1774

Romantic landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich is born in Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

186 years ago

Monday 5th of September 1831

Playwright Victorien Sardou is born in 16 Rue Beautreillis, IVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

170 years ago

Sunday 5th of September 1847

Outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer Jesse Woodson James is born in Kearney, Missouri, United States.

130 years ago

Monday 5th of September 1887

186 die in theatre fire in Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom || Exeter Prison, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom.

Spectators were watching a dramatisation of Romany Rye when fire broke out backstage where gas lighting ignited some gauze.

112 years ago

Tuesday 5th of September 1905

Journalist and writer Arthur Koestler, originally Kösztler Artúr is born in Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary.

105 years ago He Wasn't Silent for 4′33″

Thursday 5th of September 1912

Composer, music theorist and artist John Milton Cage is born in Good Samaritan Hospital, 1125 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.

101 years ago

Tuesday 5th of September 1916

21-year-old Actor and sex symbol Rudolph Valentino, originally Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla aka Latin Lover is arrested by the New York Vice squad for conducting a 'badger game' in a whorehouse in New York City, New York, United States.

98 years ago

Friday 5th of September 1919

Oberaufseherin im KZ Auschwitz Elisabeth Volkenrath is born in Schönau, Województwo Dolnośląskie, Poland.

87 years ago

Friday 5th of September 1930

Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder is executed by hanging at the age of 39 in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

While the noose was being put around his neck, Panzram allegedly spat in his executioner's face and declared "I wish the entire human race had one neck, and I had my hands around it!" When asked by the executioner if he had any last words, Panzram barked "Yes, hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you're screwing around!"

86 years ago

Saturday 5th of September 1931

28-year-old Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is injured in a boiler blowback and inhales poisonous gases in Consolidated Edison Hell Gate power plant, New York City, New York, United States.

According to claims disputed by Consolidated Edison, Metesky's accident led to pneumonia that in turn developed into tuberculosis. A claim for workers' compensation was denied because he waited too long to file it. Three appeals of the denial were also rejected, the last in 1936. Metesky developed a hatred for the company's attorneys and for the three co-workers whose testimony in his compensation case he believed was perjured in favor of the company. Between 1940 and 1956 Metesky planted at least 33 b ombs, of which 22 exploded.

85 years ago

Monday 5th of September 1932

Film director and Jean Harlow's husband Paul Bern, originally Paul Levy commits suicide a shot through the head at the age of 43 in 9820 Easton Drive, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Bern shot himself in Jean Harlow's bedroom, drenched in her perfume. Leaving a note "Dearest Dear, Unfortuately this is the only way to make good the frightful wrong I have done you and to wipe out my abject humiliation, I Love you. Paul - You understand that last night was only a comedy."

83 years ago

Wednesday 5th of September 1934

The Lady of the Lake is killed and mutilated by unidentified serial killer Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run aka Cleveland Torso Murderer in Euclid Beach, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

The Lady of the Lake was the Mad Butcher's probable first victim.

77 years ago

Thursday 5th of September 1940

Actress Raquel Welch, originally Jo Raquel Tejada is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

75 years ago

Saturday 5th of September 1942

Film director Werner Herzog, originally Werner Stipetić is born in München, Bayern, Germany.

71 years ago

Thursday 5th of September 1946

18-year-old Serial killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More is sentenced to 3 consecutive life-sentences in Cook County's Criminal Court, 2650 South California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

The day before, with Heirens's parents and the victims' families attending and Chief Justice Harold G. Ward presiding, Heirens admitted his guilt on the burglary and murder charges.

71 years ago He Was a Crazy Little Thing Called Farrokh

Thursday 5th of September 1946

Singer-songwriter and musician Freddie Mercury, originally Pharōkh Balsārā‌ known from Queen is born in Stone Town, Tanzania.

66 years ago

Wednesday 5th of September 1951

Joan Vollmer is shot in the head in a William Tell shooting-game by writer, painter and spoken word performer William Burroughs in The Bounty Bar, Monterrey 122, Mexico City, Mexico.

Vollmer's death was ruled a culpable homicide, after Mexican police investigated and Burroughs gave several contradictory versions of events. Burroughs was held in custody on murder charges for two weeks before being released on bail. In absentia he was convicted of manslaughter and received a two-year suspended sentence.

54 years ago

Thursday 5th of September 1963

Murderer Shaka Sankofa, originally Gary Lee Graham is born in Harris County, Texas, United States.

45 years ago

Tuesday 5th of September 1972

Alexandra Joan Gery is presumably beaten to death by unidentified serial killer Zodiac in 3344 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California, United States.

42 years ago

Friday 5th of September 1975

Gerald Rudolph Ford, originally Leslie Lynch King Jr. is attacked by member of the 'Manson Family' Lynette Fromme aka Squeaky in Capitol Park, south of 1121 L Street, Sacramento, California, United States.

Fromme stood a little more than an arm's length from Ford and pointed a M1911 pistol at him. Her gun failed to fire and no one was injured. Fromme spent 34 years in prison for her assassination attempt and was released on 14 August 2009 – 2 years and 8 months after Ford's death.

40 years ago

Monday 5th of September 1977

62-year-old Vorsitzender des Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie Hanns Martin Schleyer is kidnapped by die Rote Armee Fraktion Kommando Siegfried Hausner in Vincenz-Statz-Straße, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

39 years ago

Tuesday 5th of September 1978

49-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is arrested as Richard Clarke for sodomizing an unidentified 16-year-old boy in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

37 years ago

Friday 5th of September 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Ladder - 2' in ICC, Meir 50, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

I placed my self-made ladders on the marble staircase and then fell from the stairs 6 times.

20 years ago

Friday 5th of September 1997

35-year-old Murderer Wilford Lee Berry aka The Volunteer is assaulted during a riot because his fellow death row inmates felt that his 'volunteer status' would negatively affect their efforts to delay their own executions in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

Berry's jaw and facial bones were badly broken during the assault and required surgery and metal implants to repair the damage. Berry's right hand was also heavily damaged because he used it in an attempt to protect the back of his head from blows inflicted by a heavy padlock swung on a chain. Berry also suffered several broken ribs, bruised internal organs, and required staples in his head.

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12 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 5th of September 2005

Our finalized Club Moral Monument containing the names of some 300 individuals and bands who played, performed, exhibited at Club Moral and/or contributed to Force Mental at the stonecutter in Borsbeek, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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