Thursday, October 19, 2017

32nd year - N° 292 Thursday, 19 October 2017

32nd year - N° 292 Thursday, 19 October 2017

19 October / Today's 14 Events:
272 years ago He Died Unsound of Mind and Memory

Tuesday 19th of October 1745

Satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, cleric and Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral Jonathan Swift known for Gulliver’s Travels dies of unknown causes at the age of 78 in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.

In 1742 Swift suffered great pain from the inflammation of his left eye which swelled to the size of an egg; five attendants had to restrain him from tearing out his eye.

159 years ago

Tuesday 19th of October 1858

Murderer Charles Chapin aka The Rose Man of Sing Sing is born in Watertown, New York, United States.

155 years ago

Sunday 19th of October 1862

Film pioneer Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière is born in Besançon, Franche-Comté, France.

135 years ago

Thursday 19th of October 1882

Artist Umberto Boccioni is born in Reggio di Calabria, Calabria, Italy.

124 years ago

Thursday 19th of October 1893

Abolitionist and suffragette Lucy Stone dies of stomach cancer at the age of 75 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

86 years ago He Didn't Come in from the Cold

Monday 19th of October 1931

Writer John le Carré, originally David John Moore Cornwell is born in Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom.

80 years ago

Tuesday 19th of October 1937

Murderer Stanley Joseph Faulder is born in Jasper, Alberta, Canada.

73 years ago

Thursday 19th of October 1944

Murderer Ronald Clark O'Bryan aka The Pixy Stix Killer aka The Man Who Killed Halloween is born in Pasadena, Texas, United States.

72 years ago He Was a Pink Baby

Friday 19th of October 1945

Actor, singer and drag queen Harris Glenn Milstead aka Divine aka The Dirtiest Man in the World is born in Women's Hospital, 140 W. Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

58 years ago

Monday 19th of October 1959

34-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey assaults an unidentified 28-year-old woman in Saint Martin, Jersey, United Kingdom.

37 years ago

Sunday 19th of October 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Vlaamse Primitieven' with Kamagurka and De Vlaamse Primitieven in Zaal Alcazar, Koningshooikt, Antwerpen, Belgium.

During a concert by 'Kamagurka en de Vlaamse Primitieven' I stood on the stage blindfolded and with my hands and feet tied up. Now and then several musicians pushed me over.

32 years ago

Saturday 19th of October 1985

Nineteenth bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Inforsermi, Namur, Namur, Belgium.

It was the first action in their Campagne Pierre Akkerman.

19 years ago

Monday 19th of October 1998

Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Paul Honka aka Der Frauen-Schlächter von St. Pauli dies of alcohol and nicotine poisoning at the age of 63 in Asklepios Klinik Nord, Langenhorner Chaussee 560, Langenhorn, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

8 years ago He Kept Silent

Monday 19th of October 2009

Spree killer Howard Barton Unruh aka The Walker of Death dies of cancer at the age of 88 in Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Trenton, New Jersey, United States.

Unruh was confined to the high-security Vroom Building for the criminally insane at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital until 1993 when he was transferred across the grounds to less restrictive wards in a geriatric unit.

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