Thursday, June 6, 2019

34th year - N° 157 Thursday, 6 June 2019

34th year - N° 157 Thursday, 6 June 2019

6 June / Today's 32 Events:
420 years ago

Sunday 6th of June 1599

Painter Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is born in Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain.

264 years ago

Friday 6th of June 1755

America's first spy Nathan Hale is born in Coventry, Connecticut, United States.

220 years ago

Thursday 6th of June 1799

Poet and writer Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

156 years ago He Said Adieu in this World

Saturday 6th of June 1863

Ship's captain George William Harper commits suicide by drowning at the age of 44 in County Cork, Munster, Ireland.

Upon Harper's body a photograph and a letter were found, the photograph was of a young lady, the letter read "Through what I have been accused of I have been driven to commit this dreadful act. Adieu from me in this world".

151 years ago

Saturday 6th of June 1868

Arctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott is born in Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.

144 years ago

Sunday 6th of June 1875

Writer, social critic and philanthropist Thomas Paul Mann is born in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

133 years ago

Sunday 6th of June 1886

Actor Tyler Brooke, originally Victor Hugo de Bierre is born in New York City, New York, United States.

102 years ago

Wednesday 6th of June 1917

Sex killer Neville Clevely Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo is born in Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom.

88 years ago

Saturday 6th of June 1931

Mass murderer Richard Eugene Hickock aka In Cold Blood is born in Kansas City, Kansas, United States.

85 years ago

Wednesday 6th of June 1934

6th King of Belgium Albert II, originally Felix Humbert Theodoor Christiaan Eugène Marie Albert is born in Château du Stuyvenberg, Laeken, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

78 years ago

Friday 6th of June 1941

Racer and automobile manufacterer Louis-Joseph Chevrolet dies of unknown causes at the age of 63 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

78 years ago

Friday 6th of June 1941

Cop killer IJje Wijkstra dies of tuberculosis at the age of 46 in Rijkskrankzinnigengesticht, Woensel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

74 years ago

Wednesday 6th of June 1945

Serial killer Arthur John Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer is born in Kittery, Maine, United States.

71 years ago Il Éteignait la Lumière

Sunday 6th of June 1948

Film pioneer Louis Jean Lumière dies of unknown causes at the age of 84 in Bandol, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

60 years ago

Saturday 6th of June 1959

Rapist and murderer John Albert Taylor is born in Ogden, Utah, United States.

58 years ago

Tuesday 6th of June 1961

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung dies of unknown causes at the age of 86 in Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland.

57 years ago He Turned Blue

Wednesday 6th of June 1962

Artist Yves Klein known for his International Klein Blue dies of a heart attack at the age of 34 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

51 years ago

Thursday 6th of June 1968

Politician Robert Francis 'Bobby' Kennedy dies of brain damage due to bullets fired by 24-year-old Sirhan Bashira Sirhan outside the Ambassador Hotel the day before at the age of 43 in Good Samaritan Hospital, 1125 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.

43 years ago

Sunday 6th of June 1976

Industrialist Jean Paul Getty aka The Richest Living American dies of heart failure at the age of 84 in Sutton Place, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.

38 years ago

Saturday 6th of June 1981

500 to 800 die in passenger train derailment in Baghmati River, Badlaghat, Bihar, India.

The train plunged into the river Bagmati while it was crossing a bridge. Probable cause of the accident was a brake failure while trying to avoid hitting a water buffalo.

38 years ago

Saturday 6th of June 1981

30-year-old Giovanni Foggi and 21-year-old Carmela De Nuccio are shot dead and stabbed by Unidentified serial killer Il Mostro di Firenze in Scandicci, Toscana, Italy.

De Nuccio's body was pulled out of the car and the killer cut out her pubic area with a notched knife.

36 years ago

Monday 6th of June 1983

Ruth Grunert is attacked and raped by serial killer Thomas Rath aka Der Moormörder in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.

34 years ago

Thursday 6th of June 1985

Serial killer Leonard Thomas Lake aka The Eye of Evil commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 39 in Kaiser Permanente Hospital, 1200 El Camino Real, San Francisco, California, United States.

Lake had been arrested for theft four days earlier and swallowed a cyanide capsule from a secret niche in his belt buckle. When the police searched his house in Wilseyville they found pictures and videotapes depicting a career of violence, pornography and murder. His accomplice Charles Chitat Ng escaped to Canada.

30 years ago He Kept the Hands

Tuesday 6th of June 1989

Ayako Nomoto is abducted, strangled and partly eaten by serial killer, cannibal and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer in Ariake, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

Miyazaki spent the next two days engaging in sexual acts with the corpse, taking pictures of it in various positions and filming it. When the body began to decompose Miyazaki dismembered it, abandoning the torso in a cemetery and the head in the nearby hills. He kept the hands, from which he drank blood and ate part of them.

29 years ago

Wednesday 6th of June 1990

39-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Susanne Albrecht is arrested in Rosenbecker Straße 3, Marzahn, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Albrecht was found living as a housewife under the name Becker. Albrecht was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment by the upper state court in Stuttgart but she was paroled in 1996.

25 years ago

Monday 6th of June 1994

160 die in China Northwest Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M Flight 2303 crash in Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Xi'an, Shanxi, China.

22 years ago

Friday 6th of June 1997

Ku-Klux-Klan member and murderer Henry Francis Hays is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 43 in Holman Correctional Facility, Ross Road, Atmore, Alabama, United States.

Hays is the only known Ku-Klux-Klan member to have been executed in the 20th century for the murder of an African American.

20 years ago

Sunday 6th of June 1999

Mass murderer Sa'eed Qashash is executed by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 20 in Swaqa Prison, Swaqa, Amman Governate, Jordan.

Qashash was sentenced in November for shooting dead a school friend and 11 relatives including his parents and two toddlers.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 6th of June 2003

Leftover lonely plates after the opening of new offices in NICC, Museumstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

14 years ago

Monday 6th of June 2005

Actress Anne Bancroft, originally Anna Maria Louisa Italiano dies of uterine cancer at the age of 74 in Mount Sinai Hospital, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

13 years ago

Tuesday 6th of June 2006

Murderer Timothy Tyler Titsworth is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

10 years ago

Saturday 6th of June 2009

50-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Yves Klein was Never in Art Ghraib' and 'A Chance Meeting of Yves Klein and Gordon Matta-Clark on the Gold Plated Corpse of James Lee Byars' at Momentum #4 Festival in Bains Connective, Berthelotstraat 34, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

I filled golden paper bags alternately with earth from my hole and 'Yves Klein' blue paint, and tied them to a piece of canvas. Then I hoisted the canvas up so the bags formed a figure. I hoisted myself up upside down and pulled at a rope until I was hanging at a distance away from the canvas, let go and swirled like a projectile against the canvas which made the bags tear and the earth and the paint were mixed and spattered ar ound.

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