Thursday, August 1, 2019

34th year - N° 213 Thursday, 1 August 2019

34th year - N° 213 Thursday, 1 August 2019

1 August / Today's 22 Events:
305 years ago

Wednesday 1st of August 1714

Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland Anne Stuart dies of at the age of 49 in Kensington Palace, Kensington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

200 years ago

Sunday 1st of August 1819

Writer Herman Melville known for his novel ‘Moby-Dick’ is born in New York City, New York, United States.

116 years ago

Saturday 1st of August 1903

Frontierswoman and professional scout Martha Jane Canary aka Calamity Jane dies of inflammation of the bowels and pneumonia at the age of 50 in Calloway Hotel, Terry, South Dakota, United States.

Calamity Jane was buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery next to Wild Bill Hickok.

101 years ago

Thursday 1st of August 1918

Actress and singer Zhou Xuan, originally Su Pu aka Beautiful Jade aka Golden Voice is born in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China.

89 years ago

Friday 1st of August 1930

Sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Felix Bourdieu is born in Denguin, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.

83 years ago

Saturday 1st of August 1936

Multiple murderer Donald Neilson, originally Donald Nappey aka The Black Panther is born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

83 years ago

Saturday 1st of August 1936

Fashion designer Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent is born in Oran, Oran, Algeria.

83 years ago

Saturday 1st of August 1936

Aviation pioneer Louis Charles Joseph Blériot dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

77 years ago

Saturday 1st of August 1942

Musician Jerry Jerome John Garcia aka Captain Trips known from The Grateful Dead is born in San Francisco, California, United States.

62 years ago

Thursday 1st of August 1957

Judy Ann Dull, originally Judith Ann Van Horn Dull is abducted, assaulted and strangled by serial killer Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer in 1302 N. Sweetzer Avenue, Hollywood, California, United States.

Posing as Johnny Glinn, Glatman took Dull for a bondage photo session in his studio and then drove 100 miles to Thousand Palms where he strangled her during a final photo shoot.

60 years ago

Saturday 1st of August 1959

Serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, originally Ángel Leoncio Reyes Recendis aka The Railroad Killer is born in Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico.

53 years ago

Monday 1st of August 1966

Mass murderer Charles Joseph Whitman aka The Man on the Tower is shot dead with two fatal shots of 00-buckshot with a 12-gauge shotgun by patrolman Houston McCoy at the age of 25 in The Tower, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States.

Whitman had climbed the observation-tower of the University of Texas and started shooting at random, killing 16 and injuring 32 people. During the night before Whitman also stabbed his 43-year-old mother Margaret Whitman and his 23-year-old wife Kathy Whitman to death."I do not quite understand what it is that compels me to type this letter. Perhaps it is to leave some vague reason for the actions I have recently performed. I do not really understand myself these days. I am supposed to be an average reasonable and intelligent young man. However, lately (I cannot recall when it started) I have been a victim of many unusual and irrational thoughts."

46 years ago

Wednesday 1st of August 1973

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of East Germany Walter Ulbricht known for founding the German Democratic Republic dies of a stroke at the age of 80 in Groß Dölln, Brandenburg, Germany.

42 years ago He Managed a Few Miles Too Short

Monday 1st of August 1977

United States Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers known from the 1960 U-2 incident dies in a Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter crash at the age of 48 in Sepulveda Dam, Encino, California, United States.

The National Transportation Safety Board report attributed the probable cause of Powers' crash to a pilot error of poor fuel management.

38 years ago

Saturday 1st of August 1981

Irish republican hunger striker Kevin Lynch, originally Caoimhghin O Loinsigh dies after 71 days of hungerstriking at the age of 25 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Lynch was the seventh to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

37 years ago

Sunday 1st of August 1982

Marcia Faye Chapman is abducted and strangled by serial killer Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer in Pacific Hwy South, Kent, Washington, United States.

Chapman's body was found on 15 August.

36 years ago

Monday 1st of August 1983

Actor Peter Arne, originally Peter Randolph Michael Albrecht is beaten to death at the age of 65 in Knightsbridge, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Several days later the body of presumed murderer and tramp Giuseppe Perusi was found drowned in the Thames. Inquiries revealed Arne had been giving food to the Italian schoolteacher who had been living rough in a local park.

29 years ago

Wednesday 1st of August 1990

Serial poisoner Graham Fredrick Young aka The St. Albans Poisoner dies of myocardial infarction at the age of 43 in Parkhurst Prison, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

22 years ago He Received No Award

Friday 1st of August 1997

Spree killer and writer Norio Nagayama is executed by hanging at the age of 48 in Tokyo Detention House, Katsushika, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

Nagayama killed 4 people in 1968. While imprisoned he wrote 16 books, receiving an award in 1983.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 1st of August 2003

A 'Love Hotel' in Singapore, Singapore.

15 years ago

Sunday 1st of August 2004

394 die in Ycuá Bolaños supermarket fire in Ycuá Bolaños, Asunción, Ciudad de Asunción, Paraguay.

13 years ago

Tuesday 1st of August 2006

Installation artist Jason Rhoades dies of heart failure at the age of 41 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.

According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office Rhoades' death was caused by accidental drug intoxication and heart disease.

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