Thursday, November 7, 2019

34th year - N° 311 Thursday, 7 November 2019

34th year - N° 311 Thursday, 7 November 2019

7 November / Today's 23 Events:
291 years ago

Sunday 7th of November 1728

Explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain James Cook is born in Marton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

236 years ago He Became the Last

Friday 7th of November 1783

Highwayman John Austin is executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, Tyburn, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

The gallows were dismantled after Austin's execution. Future public hangings were now conducted on a scaffold named the 'new drop' outside Newgate Prison.

181 years ago

Wednesday 7th of November 1838

Symbolist writer Auguste Jean Marie Mathias Philippe Villiers de l'Isle-Adam aka Le Comte is born in Saint-Brieuc, Bretagne, France.

152 years ago

Thursday 7th of November 1867

Physicist and chemist Marie Curie, originally Maria Salomea Skłodowska known for her pioneering research on radioactivity is born in 16 Ulica Freta, Warszawa, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.

140 years ago

Friday 7th of November 1879

Marxist revolutionary and theorist and founder and first leader of the Red Army Leon Trotsky, originally Lev Davidovich Bronshtein is born in Bereslavka, Kirovohrads'ka Oblast, .

106 years ago

Friday 7th of November 1913

Writer Albert Camus is born in Mondovi, El Taref, Algeria.

101 years ago

Thursday 7th of November 1918

Evangelist Billy William Franklin Graham aka America's Pastor is born in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

98 years ago

Monday 7th of November 1921

Start of the trial against 52-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in 3 Place André Mignot, Versailles, Île-de-France, France.

Among the audience of Landru's trial were actors Mistinguette and Maurice Chevalier, writer Colette and a huge number of women from the bourgeoisie. Special trains known as the 'Landru Spécial' were run from Paris Invalides station to arrive in Versailles in time for the hearings. "Une exhibition de fourrures, chinchillas et zibelines, des bras nus, des poitrines décolletées; des chairs nacrées, des colliers de perles, des lèvres trop rouges réprimant mal des petits rires fusants; un public venu là poussé par une sorte d'attirance morbide; la Cour d'assises a l'aspect  pittoresque d'un dancing." (Le Figaro)

90 years ago

Thursday 7th of November 1929

Gertrud Albermann is strangled by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Mauer der Firma Haniel & Lueg, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Albermann also suffered 34 stab wounds.

81 years ago He Reneged on His Promise

Monday 7th of November 1938

Ernst Eduard vom Rath is shot five times by assassin of Ernst vom Rath Herschel Grynszpan in Hôtel Beauharnais, VIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Vom Rath died two days later in hospital. Grynszpan was theorized to have been acquainted with vom Rath before the shooting. According to this theory vom Rath was homosexual and had met Grynszpan in the Paris bar Le Boeuf sur le Toit. Vom Rath had supposedly promised to use his influence to legalize Grynszpan's French residency. When vom Rath reneged on his promise Grynszpan went to the embassy and shot him.

76 years ago The Ballad of Dwight Frye Ended Too Soon

Sunday 7th of November 1943

Actor Dwight Iliff Frye aka The Man with the Thousand-Watt Stare aka The Man of a Thousand Deaths known from several Dracula and Frankenstein movies dies of a heart attack at the age of 44 in Hollywood, California, United States.

Frye was returning by bus from a cinema with his son and died as the ambulance was taking him to hospital.

76 years ago

Sunday 7th of November 1943

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, originally Roberta Joan Anderson is born in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada.

75 years ago

Tuesday 7th of November 1944

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ingrid Schubert is born in Ebern, Bayern, Germany.

72 years ago

Friday 7th of November 1947

Bernhard Hugo Goetz aka The Subway Vigilante is born in Queens, New York, New York, United States.

55 years ago

Saturday 7th of November 1964

Anna Mycek is strangled by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Dąbrówka Mała, Katowice, Województwo Katowice, Poland.

Mycek was Marchwicki's first victim.

51 years ago

Thursday 7th of November 1968

Start of the trial against 62-year-old Murderer and body snatcher Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka America's Most Bizarre Murderer in Wautoma, Wisconsin, United States.

39 years ago

Friday 7th of November 1980

Actor Steve Terrence Stephen McQueen aka The King of Cool dies of heart failure at the age of 50 in Clinica de Santa Rosa, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

McQueen died 12 hours after surgery to remove or reduce numerous metastatic tumors in his neck and abdomen.

35 years ago

Wednesday 7th of November 1984

Alice Benaim is tortured and smothered by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in 15 rue Marc Seguin, XVIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

28 years ago

Thursday 7th of November 1991

Creator of gay pornographic images Touko Valio Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland dies of an emphysema-induced stroke at the age of 71 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland.

23 years ago

Thursday 7th of November 1996

144 die in ADC Airlines Boeing 727-231 Flight 86 crash in Ejirin, Lagos, Nigeria.

16 years ago

Friday 7th of November 2003

Murderer Joseph Timothy Keel is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Keel's last meal request was for chicken, a biscuit, rice, a Diet Coke and a T-bone steak without the bone with mushrooms and onions.

13 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 7th of November 2006

The 'Mexico' bridges are some of the finest of a number of old industrial bridges in the old port in Mexicobrug, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

12 years ago He Shot One Person in the Toe

Wednesday 7th of November 2007

School shooter Pekka-Eric Auvinen known for the Jokela school shooting commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 18 in Jokela High School, Jokela, Uusimaa, Finland.

Auvinen killed eight people and wounded one person in the toe before shooting himself in the head with a SIG Mosquito .22 calibre semi-automatic pistol, twelve others were also injured by flying shattered glass or sprained ankles. The dead were 17-year-old Sameli 'Same' Nurmi, 17-year-old Mika Petteri Pulkkinen, 18-year-old Ari Juhani Palsanen, 25-year-old Hanna Katariina Laaksonen Kinnunen, 43-year-old nurse Sirkka Anneli Kaarakka, 17-year-ol d Mikko Tapani 'Mikkous' Hiltunen, 16-year-old Ville Valtteri 'Viltsi' Heinonen and 61-year-old head teacher Helena Kalmi. Before setting off on his rampage Auvinen uploaded a file package containing 21 media files to the internet. It contained pictures of himself, his firearm, Jokela High School, one undisclosed music file and three documents in Finnish and English. The longest text was the 'Manifesto of the Natural Selector' in which Auvinen explained his thoughts and rationale behind the shooting.

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