Friday, May 11, 2018

33rd year - N° 131 Friday, 11 May 2018

33rd year - N° 131 Friday, 11 May 2018

11 May / Today's 27 Events:
298 years ago

Saturday 11th of May 1720

Baron Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Münchhausen is born in Bodenwerder, Niedersachsen, Germany.

207 years ago

Saturday 11th of May 1811

Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker is born in Meklong, Samut Songkhram, Thailand.

161 years ago

Monday 11th of May 1857

Criminal and criminalist Eugène François Vidocq known for founding the first known private detective agency dies of cholera at the age of 82 in 2 Rue Saint-Pierre Popincourt, XIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

130 years ago

Friday 11th of May 1888

Composer Irving Berlin, originally Israel Isidore Beilin is born in Tyumen, Tyumen Oblast, Russia.

124 years ago

Friday 11th of May 1894

Leider van het Nederlandse Volk Anton Adriaan (Ad) Mussert is born in Werkendam, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

114 years ago

Wednesday 11th of May 1904

Surrealist artist and first Marqués de Dalí de Pubol Salvador Dalí, originally Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech is born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

102 years ago

Thursday 11th of May 1916

Pianist and composer Max Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger dies of a heart attack at the age of 43 in Hotel Hentschel, Roßstraße 1-3, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.

71 years ago

Sunday 11th of May 1947

42-year-old Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess escapes in Arizona State Hospital, 2500 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

It was Judd's third escape, but she was recaptured 12 hours later.

60 years ago

Sunday 11th of May 1958

Only child of actor Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi Christian Devi Brando is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.

59 years ago

Monday 11th of May 1959

55-year-old Actor Peter Lorre, originally László Löwenstein suffers a heart attack while directing a film in Granada, Andalucía, Spain.

58 years ago

Wednesday 11th of May 1960

54-year-old SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Otto Eichmann known for organising the Holocaust is captured by the Israeli Mossad living under the assumed name of Ricardo Klement in Buenos Aires, Gran Buenos Aires, Argentina.

53 years ago They Had a Curfew

Tuesday 11th of May 1965

33-year-old Singer-songwriter Johnny R. Cash aka The Man in Black is arrested for public drunkenness in Starkville, Mississippi, United States.

Cash described it as being picked up for picking flowers. He was held overnight at the city jail.

52 years ago

Wednesday 11th of May 1966

Genowefa Bijak is strangled by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Niepiekła, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.

50 years ago

Saturday 11th of May 1968

3-year-old John G. is attacked by 12-year-old Child killer Mary Flora Bell aka Child of Hell and her friend Norma Joyce Bell in Delaval Arms, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

"We went through the grass and through the fence and found John staggering around behind the sheds. He had bleeding from his head and he had been sick all over his coat."

48 years ago

Monday 11th of May 1970

Anti-war protester George Winne commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 23 in Revelle Plaza, San Diego, California, United States.

The day before Winne ignited gasoline-soaked rags in his lap next to a sign that said "In God's name, end this war." His act was inspired by the self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức.

46 years ago

Thursday 11th of May 1972

Triple bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe 'Kommando Petra Schelm' in IG Farben Building, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.

Lt. Col. Paul Bloomquist was killed by the last bomb and dozens of Americans and Germans were injured.

43 years ago His Father Didn't Want Him to Become a Pilot

Sunday 11th of May 1975

9/11 terrorist Ziad Samir Jarrah is born in Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

40 years ago

Thursday 11th of May 1978

29-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is arrested in Zagreb, Zagrebačka županija, Croatia.

Along with Mohnhaupt also Sieglinde Hofmann, Rolf Clemens Wagner and Peter-Jürgen Boock were arrested.

38 years ago

Sunday 11th of May 1980

Pamela Weisenfeld is found drugged and beaten with several bite marks on her body by serial killer Richard Cottingham aka The Torso Killer in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States.

Weisenfeld survived.

37 years ago

Monday 11th of May 1981

Musician Bob Robert Nesta Marley dies of lung cancer and a brain tumour at the age of 36 in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Miami, Florida, United States.

35 years ago

Wednesday 11th of May 1983

Dominique Crété is stabbed to death by serial killer Philippe Pacque aka L'Épervier d'Amiens in Amiens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

Crété's body was found on 28 May in Fouencamps.

29 years ago

Thursday 11th of May 1989

Aleksandr 'Sasha' Dyakonov is stabbed to death by in Rostov, Yaroslavi Oblast, Russia.

Dyakonov's body was found on 14 July in a thicket of bushes.

26 years ago

Monday 11th of May 1992

Hair stylist and experimental filmmaker Ross Cannon dies of AIDS at the age of 35 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

22 years ago

Saturday 11th of May 1996

110 die in ValuJet Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 Flight 592 crash in Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area, The Everglades, Florida, United States.

20 years ago

Monday 11th of May 1998

Serial killer Hans van Zon, originally Johannes Marinus van Zon dies of alcohol poisoning at the age of 57 in Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands.

18 years ago He Felt it in the Back of His Throat

Thursday 11th of May 2000

Double murderer Michael Lee McBride is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

As the lethal drugs began taking effect McBride said: "Pretty cool, I feel it in the back of my throat. Bye."

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 11th of May 2007

A basement air vent in Kattenberg 79, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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