Saturday, February 17, 2018

33rd year - N° 48 Saturday, 17 February 2018

33rd year - N° 48 Saturday, 17 February 2018

17 February / Today's 9 Events:
418 years ago

Thursday 17th of February 1600

Philosopher, mathematician and astrologer Giordano Bruno, originally Filippo Bruno is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 52 in Campo de' Fiori, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

When the fire had died out Bruno's ashes were dumped into the Tiber river.

345 years ago

Friday 17th of February 1673

Playwright and actor Molière, originally Jean-Baptiste Poquelin known for Le Misanthrope collapses on stage in a fit of coughing and haemorrhaging at the age of 51 in 40 Rue de Richelieu, IIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Afterwards Molière collapsed again with another larger haemorrhage before being taken home where he died a few hours later.

109 years ago

Wednesday 17th of February 1909

Cop killer Irene Schroeder, originally Crawford aka Trigger Woman aka Iron Irene aka Animal Woman aka Tiger Girl is born in Benwood, West Virginia, United States.

76 years ago

Tuesday 17th of February 1942

Founder of the Black Panther Party Huey Percy Newton is born in Monroe, Louisiana, United States.

44 years ago

Sunday 17th of February 1974

48 die in Zamalek SC and Dukla Prague football game stampede in Zamalek Stadium, Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

According to reports, up to 80.000 people tried to access the stadium despite the capacity at the time being just 40.000.

30 years ago

Wednesday 17th of February 1988

Natascha Maria Kampusch aka The Girl in the Cellar is born in Rennbahnweg 38, Donaustadt, Wien, Wien, Austria.

25 years ago

Wednesday 17th of February 1993

29-year-old Serial killer Paul Kenneth Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer is arrested in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

21 years ago The Serpent Was Not Keen to be Free

Monday 17th of February 1997

53-year-old Serial killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj, originally Bharat Rajpurohit aka Bad Blood is granted bail after spending two decades behind bars in New Delhi, Delhi, India.

Desperately trying to avoid extradition to Thailand, Sobhraj said he would not leave jail until he received his identity papers from the French embassy.

6 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 17th of February 2012

A closed shop in the gloomy evening light in Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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