Wednesday, February 20, 2019

34th year - N° 51 Wednesday, 20 February 2019

34th year - N° 51 Wednesday, 20 February 2019

20 February / Today's 15 Events:
588 years ago

Sunday 20th of February 1431

206th Pope Martinus V, originally Oddone Colonna dies of apoplexy at the age of 62 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

124 years ago

Wednesday 20th of February 1895

Henri Valéry is born in Elbeuf, Seine-Maritime, France.

Valéry was an identity used by Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer at the time of his arrest.

110 years ago

Saturday 20th of February 1909

33-year-old Founder of the Futurist movement Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, originally Emilio Angelo Carlo Marinetti publishes the Futurist Manifesto in the Le Figaro newspaper in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

107 years ago

Tuesday 20th of February 1912

Writer Pierre François-Marie-Louis Boulle known for Planet of the Apes is born in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

93 years ago

Saturday 20th of February 1926

Clara Newman is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in San Francisco, California, United States.

Newman was Nelson's first victim.

78 years ago

Thursday 20th of February 1941

Lisa Nowak is beaten to death by serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

65 years ago

Saturday 20th of February 1954

Newspaper heiress, kidnap victim and member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Patty Patricia Campbell Hearst is born in San Francisco, California, United States.

59 years ago

Saturday 20th of February 1960

Joey, the son of 25-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

52 years ago

Monday 20th of February 1967

Musician Kurt Donald Cobain aka The Pope of Grunge is born in Grays Harbor Hospital, Aberdeen, Washington, United States.

32 years ago

Friday 20th of February 1987

45-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber places bomb #20, a booby trap disguised as a piece of lumber behind the CAAMS computer store in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Store owner Gary Wright is badly injured when he picks up the package. Based on a witness description a widely spread sketch of a man in a hooded sweatshirt wearing aviator glasses was made up.

17 years ago

Wednesday 20th of February 2002

Murderer Robert Frederick 'Bobby' Glass aka Slowhand dies of a heart attack at the age of 51 in Avery Mitchell Correctional Facility, 600 Amity Park Rd, Spruce Pines, North Carolina, United States.

Glass was due for release on 3 March 3 2002.

16 years ago

Thursday 20th of February 2003

100 die in The Station night club fire in The Station, 211 Cowesett Avenue, West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States.

The fire was caused by pyrotechnics set off by 29-year-old tour manager Daniel Biechele of the evening's headlining band, Jack Russell's Great White, which ignited flammable sound insulation foam in the walls and ceilings surrounding the stage. Among those who perished in the fire were Great White's lead guitarist, Ty Longley and the show's emcee, DJ Mike 'The Doctor' Gonsalves. More than one survivor later stated that a bouncer stopped people trying to escape via the stage exit, stating that that door was "for the band only."

14 years ago He Said No More No More No More

Sunday 20th of February 2005

Journalist and writer Hunter Stockton Thompson known for inventing Gonzo journalism commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 68 in Owl Farm, Woody Creek, Colorado, United States.

"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun—for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax—This won't hurt."

13 years ago He Went Deeper and Down

Monday 20th of February 2006

47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV starts 'Diggin' for Gordon' at an undisclosed location in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

12 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 20th of February 2007

A rusty gas pipe in desperate need of replacement in our basement in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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