Wednesday, October 31, 2018

33rd year - N° 304 Wednesday, 31 October 2018

33rd year - N° 304 Wednesday, 31 October 2018

31 October / Today's 18 Events:
313 years ago

Saturday 31st of October 1705

249th Pope Clemens XIV, originally Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli is born in Santarcangelo di Romagna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

155 years ago

Saturday 31st of October 1863

Outlaw and murderer Tom Thomas E. Ketchum is born in San Saba County, Texas, United States.

132 years ago

Sunday 31st of October 1886

Chairman of the Nationalist Government of China Chiang Kai-shek is born in Miaogaotai, Xikou, Zhejiang, China.

112 years ago

Wednesday 31st of October 1906

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Fritz Franke is born in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

100 years ago

Thursday 31st of October 1918

Artist Egon Schiele dies of Spanish flu at the age of 28 in Hietzinger Hauptstraße 114, Wien, Wien, Austria.

Schiele's wife Edith died three days earlier in their house in Wattmanngasse 6.

98 years ago

Sunday 31st of October 1920

Photographer Helmut Newton, originally Helmut Neustädter is born in Innsbrucker Straße 24, Schöneberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

92 years ago

Sunday 31st of October 1926

Propaganda of the Deed anarchist Anteo Zamboni is lynched by nearby Fascist squadristi after attempting to assassinate Benito Mussolini aka Il Duce at the age of 15 in Via dell'Indipendenza, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

The man who first detained Zamboni and identified him as the would-be assassin was cavalry officer Carlo Alberto Pasolini, father of film director Pier Paolo Pasolini.

92 years ago

Sunday 31st of October 1926

Illusionist, magician and escapologist Harry Houdini, originally Erik Weisz aka The Handcuff King dies of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix at the age of 52 in Grace Hospital Room #401, Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Eyewitnesses to an incident at Houdini's dressing room in the Princess Theatre in Montreal gave rise to speculation that Houdini's death was caused by McGill University student Joselyn Gordon Whitehead who delivered a surprise attack of multiple blows to Houdini's abdomen.

89 years ago

Thursday 31st of October 1929

Actor Bud Spencer, originally Carlo Pedersoli is born in Borgo Santa Lucia, Napoli, Campania, Italy.

82 years ago

Saturday 31st of October 1936

Actor Michael Landon, originally Eugene Maurice Orowitz is born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, New York, United States.

80 years ago She Was a Gas

Monday 31st of October 1938

Mary Lahiff dies as result of a cyclopropane explosion while undergoing minor breast surgery by a surgeon from the Lahey Clinic at the age of 44 in New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

78 years ago

Thursday 31st of October 1940

Guitarist Eric Ronald Griffiths known from The Quarrymen is born in Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom.

64 years ago

Sunday 31st of October 1954

Victim of Dennis Nilsen aka Killing for Company Graham Archibald Allen aka Puggy is born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom.

44 years ago

Thursday 31st of October 1974

Laura Ann Aime is abducted and strangled by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Aime's body was found a month later in American Fork Canyon.

25 years ago He Turned Blue

Sunday 31st of October 1993

Actor and musician River Phoenix, originally River Jude Bottom dies of acute multiple drug intoxication at the age of 23 in The Viper Room, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, California, United States.

Phoenix collapsed outside and convulsed for over five minutes. By the time paramedics had arrived on the scene Phoenix was turning dark blue in full cardiac arrest and in a flatline state. They administered medication in an attempt to restart his heart. He was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where further attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

25 years ago

Sunday 31st of October 1993

Film director Federico Fellini dies of a heart attack at the age of 73 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Fellini had suffered a second stroke and fell into an irreversible coma a couple of months earlier.

19 years ago

Sunday 31st of October 1999

217 die in EgyptAir Flight 990 (MS990/MSR990) Boeing 767-300ER crash into the ocean in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, United States.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of the accident was the airplane's departure from normal cruise flight and subsequent impact with the Atlantic Ocean as a result of the 59-year-old relief First Officer Gameel Al-Batouti's flight control inputs. The reason for the relief First Officer's actions was not determined.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 31st of October 2005

An uneventful pig tattoo session at Art Farm in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.

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