Wednesday, July 21, 2021

36th year - N° 202 Wednesday, 21 July 2021

36th year - N° 202 Wednesday, 21 July 2021

21 July / Today's 24 Events:
607 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1414

212th Pope Sixtus IV, originally Francesco della Rovere known for building the Sistine Chapel is born in Celle Ligure, Liguria, Italy.

205 years ago His Birth Wasn't World News

Sunday 21st of July 1816

Journalist, entrepreneur and pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter, originally Israel Beer Josafat is born in Kassel, Hessen, Germany.

190 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1831

41-year-old 1st King of Belgium Leopold I, originally Leopold George Christian Frederick of Saksen-Coburg-Saalfeld is inaugurated as first King of the Belgians in Koningsplein, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

176 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1845

Cousin and first wife of Jesse James Zerelda Amanda Mimms is born in Logan, Kentucky, United States.

148 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1873

26-year-old Outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer Jesse Woodson James performs the first train robbery by derailing the Rock Island train in Adair, Iowa, United States.

James managed to steal approximately $ 3,000.

123 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1898

Writer Ernest Miller Hemingway is born in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.

117 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1904

35-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

110 years ago

Friday 21st of July 1911

Philosopher Marshall Herbert McLuhan known for “the medium is the message” is born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

99 years ago

Friday 21st of July 1922

Actress Mollie Isobel Mary Sugden known for her role of Mrs. Slocombe in "Are You Being Served?" is born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, .

93 years ago

Saturday 21st of July 1928

58-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is arrested for grand larceny in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.

92 years ago

Sunday 21st of July 1929

Maria Maas is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Pariser Straße, Heerdt, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Maas fought back and escaped.

77 years ago He Was Lit by the Headlights of a Truck

Friday 21st of July 1944

Would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler Claus Philipp Maria Schenk von Stauffenberg is executed by the firing squad at the age of 37 in Bendlerblock, Tiergarten, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Apart from von Stauffenberg, his aide 1st Lieutenant Werner von Haeften, General Friedrich Olbricht and Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim were also executed in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, which was lit by the headlights of a truck.

73 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1948

Painter Arshile Gorky, originally Vostanik Manuk Adoian commits suicide by hanging at the age of 44 in Sherman, Connecticut, United States.

Gorky had undergone a cancer operation and was involved in a car crash in which he broke his neck. His wife left him and several of his works of art were destroyed in a studio fire.

50 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1971

Photographer Lee Elizabeth Miller aka Lady Penrose dies of cancer at the age of 64 in Farley Farm House, Chiddingly, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

49 years ago

Friday 21st of July 1972

Cop killer Misao Katagiri is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in Tokyo Detention House, Katsushika, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

49 years ago

Friday 21st of July 1972

11 Die and over 130 are wounded in 26 simultaneous bomb-attacks by the the Irish Republican Army in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

At least twenty bombs exploded in the space of eighty minutes, most within a half hour period. The event was remembered as 'Bloody Friday'.

48 years ago

Saturday 21st of July 1973

Murderer Albert Brust commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 44 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

In Brust's house the police found a wide variety of pornography and torture-devices as well as the walled-in body of 16-year-old Mark Matson.

45 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1976

36-year-old Double murderer Gary Mark Gilmore aka The Executioner's Song is arrested in Provo, Utah, United States.

Gilmore's cousin Brenda turned him in to police shortly after he phoned her asking for bandages and painkillers for the injury to his hand. The day before, while disposing of the .22 caliber pistol he used in his murders, Gilmore accidentally shot himself in his right hand.

42 years ago

Saturday 21st of July 1979

Eddy Edward Hope Smith is killed by serial killer Wayne Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

35 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1986

William Downs is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler in Overton Road Estate, Stockwell, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

25 years ago

Sunday 21st of July 1996

Martine Bohn is abducted by unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.

Bohn's breastless torso was found a couple of days later in the river La Hayne, her legs and arms in March 1997.

22 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1999

Mass murderer Zhao Lianrong is executed by a shot in the back of the head at the age of 36 in Beijing, Hebei, China.

18 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 21st of July 2003

Two men waiting for a burst of tropical rain to stop in Empire Hotel, Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.

17 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 2004

Noise music band Club Moral play their 103rd concert in Freaks end Future, Prinsstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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