Tuesday, July 13, 2021

36th year - N° 194 Tuesday, 13 July 2021

36th year - N° 194 Tuesday, 13 July 2021

13 July / Today's 24 Events:
2121 years ago

Tuesday 13th of July 0100bc

Dictator of the Roman Empire Julius Gaius Caesar is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

1082 years ago

Monday 13th of July 0939

126th Pope Leo VII dies of unknown causes in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

772 years ago

Tuesday 13th of July 1249

8-year-old King of Scots Alexander III aka Alaxandair mac Alaxandair is crowned as King of the Scots in Scone Abbey, Scone, Scotland, United Kingdom.

494 years ago

Wednesday 13th of July 1527

Mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and occult philosopher John Dee is born in Tower Ward, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

431 years ago

Friday 13th of July 1590

239th Pope Clemens X, originally Emilio Bonaventura Altieri is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

228 years ago

Saturday 13th of July 1793

Activist during the French Revolution Jean-Paul Marat is stabbed to death in his bath by 24-year-old Charlotte Corday at the age of 50 in Rue de Cordeliers 20, VIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Marat spent most of the time of his last three years in his bath due to dermatitis herpetiformes.

214 years ago

Monday 13th of July 1807

Murderer Richard Faulkner is executed by hanging at the age of 15 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

Faulkner killed 13-year-old George Burnham on 15th February by cruelly beating him to death for no other cause than to revenge his mother having thrown some dirty water upon him.

115 years ago

Friday 13th of July 1906

Murderer George W. Lauth is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

101 years ago

Tuesday 13th of July 1920

27-year-old Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See is sentenced to seven death penalties, one life sentence, ten years hard labour and several other sentences in Schwurgerichtskammer des Landgerichts III, Tegeler Weg 17-21, Moabit, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Schumann was found guilty of 34 crimes; murders, attempted murders and robberies.

87 years ago

Friday 13th of July 1934

Murderer George J. Shaughnessy is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 19 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

85 years ago

Monday 13th of July 1936

Start of the trial against 28-year-old Serial killer and leader of the so called 'Salaligan' Sigvard Thurneman, originally Sven Emil Sigvard Nilsson aka The Doctor and his gang members Eric Hedström, Roland Abrahamsson, Herbert Jansson and Åke Lindberg in Västerås, Västmanlands Län, .

77 years ago

Thursday 13th of July 1944

Inventor and architect Ernő Rubik known for the mechanical puzzle Rubik’s Cube is born in Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.

75 years ago

Saturday 13th of July 1946

Stand-up comedian and actor Cheech Richard Anthony Marin known from the comedy act Cheech & Chong is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.

70 years ago

Friday 13th of July 1951

Composer Arnold Schönberg dies of heart failure at the age of 77 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Schönberg had spent the whole day in bed suffering from triskaidekaphobia. On his seventy-sixth birthday, his friend, mentor and fellow composer Oskar Adler wrote Schönberg a note warning him that the year was a critical one: 7 + 6 = 13. This stunned and depressed the composer, for up to that point he had only been wary of multiples of 13 and never considered adding the digits of his age.

67 years ago She Hoped Never to Return

Tuesday 13th of July 1954

Painter Frida Kahlo, originally Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón dies of pulmonary embolism at the age of 47 in La Casa Azul, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico.

Kahlo attempted to commit suicide a couple of times but no official autopsy was done. The last words in her diary were "I hope the leaving is joyful and I hope never to return".

66 years ago

Wednesday 13th of July 1955

Murderess Ruth Ellis is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 29 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Ellis was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom, after being convicted of the murder of her 25-year-old lover David Blakely on 10 April 1955.

54 years ago He Went On Until Off

Thursday 13th of July 1967

Cyclist Tom Thomas Simpson drops dead due to the lethal combination of Tonedron amphetamines, alcohol, exhaustion and heat in the 13th stage of the Tour de France cyclist rally at the age of 30 in Mont Ventoux, Vaucluse, France.

Simpson's last words as remembered by team mechanic Harry Hall were "On, on, on."

51 years ago He Was a Hippie Satanist with a Problem

Monday 13th of July 1970

22-year-old Murderer and cannibal Stanley Dean Baker is arrested with Harry Allen Stroup carrying in his pocket the fingers of 22-year-old James Schlosser, whom he killed, cut out the heart and ate it in Big Sur, California, United States.

Baker had both a recipe for LSD and a copy of The Satanic Bible in his possession. He readily confessed involvement in the accident, startling police as he added "I have a problem. I'm a cannibal."

40 years ago

Monday 13th of July 1981

Irish republican hunger striker Martin Edward Hurson, originally Mairtin O hUrsain dies of dehydration after 46 days of hungerstriking at the age of 25 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Hurson, replacing Brendan McLaughlin who withdrew following a perforated stomach ulcer, was the sixth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

35 years ago He Was that He Was

Sunday 13th of July 1986

Artist, writer and sound poet Brion John Clifford Gysin aka The Father of Cut-up dies of lung cancer at the age of 70 in 135 rue Saint-Martin, IVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

34 years ago

Monday 13th of July 1987

Lashkar-e-Taiba Islamist terrorist Ajmal Mohammed Amir Kasab is born in Faridkot, Punjab, Pakistan.

22 years ago

Tuesday 13th of July 1999

40-year-old Serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, originally Ángel Leoncio Reyes Recendis aka The Railroad Killer turns himself in to Immigration and Naturalization Services officials in El Paso, Texas, United States.

Reséndiz was being hunted down by the FBI for over a month.

18 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 13th of July 2003

A superb portion of beef flank in a specialty restaurant in Hong Kong, China.

8 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 13th of July 2013

A lot of stitches in my shattered left leg after a chance encounter with a yellow car while riding my bike in Stuivenberg Ziekenhuis, Lange Beeldekensstraat 267, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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