Friday, February 9, 2018

33rd year - N° 40 Friday, 9 February 2018

33rd year - N° 40 Friday, 9 February 2018

9 February / Today's 13 Events:
192 years ago

Thursday 9th of February 1826

Murderer Francis Kol is born in Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

Kol was an abandoned child.

133 years ago

Monday 9th of February 1885

Composer Alban Maria Johannes Berg is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.

87 years ago

Monday 9th of February 1931

Writer Thomas Nicolaas Bernhard is born in Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands.

86 years ago

Tuesday 9th of February 1932

Painter Gerhard Richter is born in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.

76 years ago

Monday 9th of February 1942

Evelyn Hamilton is strangled by serial killer Gordon Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper in Montagu Place, Marylebone, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

50 years ago

Friday 9th of February 1968

47-year-old Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys performs 'Eurasienstab - 82 min Fluxorium Organum' with Henning Christiansen in Wide White Space Gallery, Plaatsnijdersstraat 1, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

46 years ago

Wednesday 9th of February 1972

26-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'T.V. Hijack' on Channel 3 Cablevision in Irvine, California, United States.

"On January 14 I was asked to do a piece on a local television station by Phyllis Lutjeans. After several proposals were censored by the station or by Phyllis, I agreed to an interview situation. I arrived at the station with my own video crew so that could have my own tape. While the taping was in progress, I requested that the show be transmitted live. Since the station was not broadcasting at the time, they complied. In the course of the interview, Phyllis asked me to talk about some of the pieces I had thought of doing. I demonstrated a T.V. Hijack. Holding a knife at her throat, I threatened her life if the station stopped live transmission. I told her that I had planned to make her perform obcene acts. At the end of the recording, I asked for the tape of the show. I unwound the reel and destroyed the show by dousing the tape with acetone. The station manager was irate, and I offered him my tape which included the show and its destruction, but he refused."

43 years ago

Sunday 9th of February 1975

37-year-old Geologist and art vandal László Tóth is released from a psychiatric hospital in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Tóth was immediately deported to Australia and presumably still resides in a nursing home in Strathfield, New South Wales.

41 years ago

Wednesday 9th of February 1977

Engineer and aircraft designer Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin dies of unknown causes at the age of 83 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

40 years ago

Thursday 9th of February 1978

Kimberly Dianne Leach is raped and beaten to death by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Lake City, Florida, United States.

Leach's body was found eight weeks later in a state park in Suwannee County, Florida. She was Bundy's last victim.

39 years ago

Friday 9th of February 1979

Hélène Lichachevski is robbed and shot dead by mass murderer Freddy Horion aka De Zonnebril in Vliegtuiglaan, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

38 years ago

Saturday 9th of February 1980

34-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness marries Carole Boone in Orange County Courthouse, 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, United States.

Boone divorced Bundy three years later and changed her and her daughter's name.

19 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 9th of February 1999

Returning from Bangkok into Schiphol airport at 7am in the morning I took up my teaching job at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

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