Thursday, April 9, 2020

35th year - N° 100 Thursday, 9 April 2020

35th year - N° 100 Thursday, 9 April 2020

9 April / Today's 18 Events:
537 years ago

Monday 9th of April 1483

King of England Edward IV dies of pneumonia at the age of 41 in Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

276 years ago She Was a Fire Without a Flame

Thursday 9th of April 1744

Wife of a fishmonger Grace Pett dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion at the age of 60 in St. Clement, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

Pett's body was on the floor, her head against the grate of the fireplace, her torso stretched across the hearth, and her legs on the wood floor, and it was described as "appearing like a Block of Wood burning with a glowing Fire without Flame." Her daughter poured two bowls of water on the body to quench the smolder, which produced a thick and noxious smoke as her neighbours arrived to help. Pett's death is one of the earliest published accounts of a strange fire death being attributed to an internal source of ignition.

199 years ago les Fleurs n'Étaient pas Mal

Monday 9th of April 1821

Poet and art critic Charles Pierre Baudelaire known for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ is born in 13 Rue Hautefeuille, VIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

190 years ago They didn't Take His Motion-Picture

Friday 9th of April 1830

Photographer Eadweard James Muybridge is born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom.

114 years ago

Monday 9th of April 1906

Artist Victor Vasarely, originally Vásárhelyi Győző aka The Grandfather of Op Art is born in Pécs, Baranya, Hungary.

108 years ago He Wrote Insulting Notes

Tuesday 9th of April 1912

Black business owner Thomas Miles is lynched by hanging from a tree and his body filled with bullets at the age of 29 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States.

Miles had been tried in police court the day before on a charge of writing insulting notes to a white girl employed in a department store but was acquitted for lack of proof.

94 years ago

Friday 9th of April 1926

Adult magazine publisher Hugh Marston Hefner known for founding Playboy Magazine is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

88 years ago He Wore Baby Blue Shoes

Saturday 9th of April 1932

Singer-songwriter Carl Lee Perkins known for Blue Suede Shoes is born in Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States.

87 years ago

Sunday 9th of April 1933

Actor Jean-Paul Charles Belmondo is born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

85 years ago

Tuesday 9th of April 1935

2nd King of Belgium Leopold II, originally Leopold Lodewijk Filips Maria Victor known for the founding and brutal exploitation of the Congo Free State as a private venture is born in Laeken, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

84 years ago She Wasn't SCUM

Thursday 9th of April 1936

Radical feminist writer Valerie Jean Solanas known for shooting Andy Warhol is born in Ventnor City, New Jersey, United States.

61 years ago

Thursday 9th of April 1959

Architect Frank Lloyd Lincoln Wright dies shortly after undergoing surgery to remove an intestinal obstruction at the age of 92 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

54 years ago She Was in the Hog House He Helped Build

Saturday 9th of April 1966

Mary Kay Pierce is beaten to death by mass murderer Richard Speck aka Born to Raise Hell in Monmouth, Illinois, United States.

Pierce was found on 13 April in an unused hog house behind Frank's Place that Speck had helped build.

46 years ago

Tuesday 9th of April 1974

Serial killer Alexander Yuryevich 'Sasha' Pichushkin aka The Chessboard Killer aka The Bitsa Park Maniac is born in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast, Russia.

39 years ago

Thursday 9th of April 1981

Mass murderer Eric David Harris aka The Columbine High School Killer is born in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

34 years ago She Had the Bedclothes Pulled up to Her Chin

Wednesday 9th of April 1986

Nancy Eileen Emms is strangled by serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler in West Hill Road, Wandsworth, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Emms was the first victim of Erskine. She was in bed with the bedclothes pulled up to her chin. When the doctor first examined her he thought she had been dead for about three days and as he had no reason to suspect otherwise he was happy to sign the death certificate to say she had died of natural causes.

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 9th of April 2005

The stage for a Club Moral performance in 't Ol van Pluto, Stene 14, Sint-Maria-Horebeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

15 years ago

Saturday 9th of April 2005

Noise music band Club Moral play their 111th concert in 't Ol van Pluto, Stene 14, Sint-Maria-Horebeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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