Wednesday, February 21, 2018

33rd year - N° 52 Wednesday, 21 February 2018

33rd year - N° 52 Wednesday, 21 February 2018

21 February / Today's 11 Events:
341 years ago

Sunday 21st of February 1677

Philosopher Baruch Spinoza, originally Benedito de Espinosa dies of silicosis at the age of 45 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

288 years ago

Tuesday 21st of February 1730

245th Pope Benedictus XIII, originally Pietro Francesco Orsini dies of silicosis at the age of 80 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

170 years ago

Monday 21st of February 1848

30-year-old Economist and revolutionary communist Karl Heinrich Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

115 years ago

Saturday 21st of February 1903

Writer Anaïs Nin, originally Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell known for Delta of Venus is born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

115 years ago

Saturday 21st of February 1903

Ida Launer is killed, cut to pieces and eaten by serial killer and cannibal Karl Denke aka Papa Denke in Teichstraße 10, Münsterberg, Niederschlesien, Germany.

According to Denke's well kept diaries Launer was his first victim. He even painstakingly noted his victim's weight.

111 years ago

Thursday 21st of February 1907

142 die in SS Berlin shipwreck in Hoek van Holland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

93 years ago

Saturday 21st of February 1925

Inauguration of a monument in memory of the victims of 46-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Stadtfriedhof Stocken, Abteilung 49D/189-192, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

88 years ago

Friday 21st of February 1930

Murderess Eva Dugan is executed by hanging at the age of 52 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

At the end of the drop the snap of the rope decapitated Dugan, sending her head rolling to a stop at the feet of the spectators. The grisly scene caused five witnesses (two women and three men) to faint. Dugan has the distinction of being the only woman to be executed by hanging in Arizona. Although convicted for the murder of her employer Andrew J. Mathis, some sources claim Dugan was married five times and killed all of her husbands.

45 years ago

Wednesday 21st of February 1973

105 die in Libyan Arab Airlines Boeing 727-224 Flight 114 crash in Ismailiya, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.

Libyan Arab Airline Flight 114 was lost and entered Israeli-controlled airspace over the Sinai Peninsula, where it was intercepted by two Israeli F-4 Phantom IIs, and was shot down after refusing to co-operate. There were six survivors.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 21st of February 2002

A metal stairway in a school, location of an international exhibition of contemporary art in Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

6 years ago

Tuesday 21st of February 2012

Serial killer Colin Ireland aka The Gay Slayer dies of pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 58 in Wakefield Prison, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

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