Friday, May 18, 2018

33rd year - N° 138 Friday, 18 May 2018

33rd year - N° 138 Friday, 18 May 2018

18 May / Today's 16 Events:
137 years ago

Wednesday 18th of May 1881

Architect Walter Adolph Georg Gropius known for founding the Bauhaus School is born in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

107 years ago

Thursday 18th of May 1911

Romantic composer Gustav Mahler dies of bacterial endocarditis at the age of 51 in Löw Sanatorium, Mariannengasse 20, Wien, Wien, Austria.

106 years ago

Saturday 18th of May 1912

Singer and television personality Perry Pierino Ronald Como is born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

98 years ago

Tuesday 18th of May 1920

Ioannes Paulus II, originally Karol Józef Wojtyła is born in Wadowice, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.

91 years ago

Wednesday 18th of May 1927

Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is born in Fargo, North Dakota, United States.

91 years ago A Criminal was Made

Wednesday 18th of May 1927

Mass murderer Andrew Philip Kehoe detonates dynamite stored inside his shrapnel-filled truck, killing himself and Superintendent Huyck during a struggle at the age of 55 in Bath Consolidated School, Bath Township, Michigan, United States.

Between 16 May and the morning of 18 May Kehoe killed his wife Ellen 'Nellie' Price. He moved her body to a farm building before setting off incendiary explosions in their house and farm buildings. About the same time he had arranged timed explosions in the new Bath Consolidated School building. In all 44 people died and 58 were injured in the explosions. After the bombings investigators found a wooden sign wired to the farm's fence with Kehoe's last message "Criminals are made, not born".

82 years ago She Couldn't Take His Body with Her

Monday 18th of May 1936

31-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe strangles her lover Kichizo Ishida and cuts off his penis and testicles in Ogu, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

"Because I couldn't take his head or body with me. I wanted to take the part of him that brought back to me the most vivid memories."

81 years ago She Was Wasted Away

Tuesday 18th of May 1937

Double murderess Christine Papin dies of cachexia at the age of 32 in Asyle Départemental Saint-Méen, Rennes, Bretagne, France.

76 years ago

Monday 18th of May 1942

Gladys Hosking is strangled by serial killer Edward Leonski aka The Singing Strangler in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

73 years ago He Carried a Length of Rope

Friday 18th of May 1945

18-year-old Serial killer Harvey Murray Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer is caught in the act of breaking into the apartment of Elma Hamum in Vrain Street, Denver, Colorado, United States.

A length of rope and a .25-caliber pistol were found in Glatman's possession. Glatman was charged with first-degree robbery and his parents posted bail.

65 years ago

Monday 18th of May 1953

The body of Beryl Evans is exhumed to establish wether 54-year-old Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place had indeed murdered her, in Gunnersbury Cemetery, 143 Gunnersbury Avenue, Acton, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

58 years ago He Was Mummy's Boy

Wednesday 18th of May 1960

Spree killer and mass murderer Michael Robert Ryan aka The Rambo Killer is born in Savernake Hospital, Marlborough, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.

49 years ago

Sunday 18th of May 1969

Triple murderer Sean Richard Sellers aka The Schoolboy Night Stalker aka The Night Roomer is born in Corcoran, California, United States.

38 years ago

Sunday 18th of May 1980

Musician Ian Kevin Curtis known from Joy Division commits suicide by hanging at the age of 23 in 77 Barton Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

Curtis had just viewed Werner Herzog's film 'Stroszek' and listened to Iggy Pop's album 'The Idiot'.

14 years ago

Tuesday 18th of May 2004

Double murderer Kelsey Patterson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 18th of May 2007

An easy step for dogs in a shop window while scoring all kinds of useful artefacts for a performance in Kulttuuritalo Annis, Annankatu 6, Pori, Satakunta, Finland.

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