Saturday, December 23, 2017

32nd year - N° 357 Saturday, 23 December 2017

32nd year - N° 357 Saturday, 23 December 2017

23 December / Today's 14 Events:
212 years ago

Monday 23rd of December 1805

Founder of the Latter Day Saint movement aka Mormonism Joseph Smith is born in Sharon, Vermont, United States.

89 years ago

Sunday 23rd of December 1928

Spree killer Billy William Edward Cook aka Billy Boy Cockeyed Cook is born in Joplin, Missouri, United States.

85 years ago

Friday 23rd of December 1932

31-year-old Wife of Joseph Goebbels Magda Johanna Maria Magdalena Behrend aka Engelchen suffers a miscarriage in München, Bayern, Germany.

76 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of December 1941

Musician Tim James Timothy Hardin is born in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

56 years ago

Saturday 23rd of December 1961

71 die in train derailment in Fiumarella Viaduct, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy.

45 years ago

Saturday 23rd of December 1972

Aircraft designer Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev dies of unknown causes at the age of 84 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

38 years ago

Sunday 23rd of December 1979

Art collector, bohemian and socialite Peggy Marguerite Guggenheim dies of a stroke at the age of 81 in Camposampiero, Veneto, Italy.

Guggenheim's ashes are buried in the garden of the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice next to her beloved dogs.

33 years ago

Sunday 23rd of December 1984

17 die in Rapido 904 train bomb explosion in Apennine Base Tunnel, San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

There were 267 injured. The motive behind the bomb attack was to distract Italian security forces from investigating the Sicilian Mafia.

30 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of December 1987

39-year-old Member of the 'Manson Family' Lynette Alice Fromme aka Squeaky known for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford escapes in Federal Prison Camp, Alderson, West Virginia, United States.

Fromme attempted to meet Charles Manson who she had heard had testicular cancer. She was captured again two days later and incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.

22 years ago

Saturday 23rd of December 1995

The charred bodies of 13 adults and three 2, 4, and 6-year-old children, members of Secret society L'Ordre International Chevaleresque de Tradition Solaire aka Ordre du Temple Solaire are found in Trou de l'Enfer, Saint-Pierre-de-Chérennes, Rhône-Alpes, France.

In the night of 15-16 December 1995, 14 victims, including Edith and Patrick Vuarnet, overdosed on sedatives before being shot dead by André Friedli and Jean-Luc Lardanchet. Then the bodies were doused with petrol and set ablaze before the two men shot themselves in the head.

14 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 23rd of December 2003

The Club Moral flag on the balcony of Lies and Marthe's house where we performed our 'Livingstone' concert in Stanleystraat, Berchem, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 23rd of December 2006

An anti-riot van of the Swiss police stationed in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.

4 years ago

Monday 23rd of December 2013

Serial killer András Pándy aka Father Bluebeard dies of natural causes at the age of 86 in Penitentiair Complex, Legeweg 200, Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

4 years ago

Monday 23rd of December 2013

Weapon designer Mikhail Kalashnikov known for the AK-47 assault rifle dies of cancer at the age of 94 in Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia.

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