Friday, July 23, 2021

36th year - N° 204 Friday, 23 July 2021

36th year - N° 204 Friday, 23 July 2021

23 July / Today's 33 Events:
264 years ago

Saturday 23rd of July 1757

Baroque composer Domenico Giuseppe Scarlatti dies of unknown causes at the age of 72 in Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

246 years ago

Sunday 23rd of July 1775

Criminal and criminalist Eugène François Vidocq known for founding the first known private detective agency is born in 222 Rue du Mirroir-de-Venise, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

146 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1875

Inventor and entrepreneur Isaac Merritt Singer known for the Singer Sewing Machine Company dies of heart failure at the age of 64 in Paignton, Devon, United Kingdom.

136 years ago

Thursday 23rd of July 1885

18th President of the United States Ulysses Hiram S. Grant dies of throat cancer at the age of 63 in Mount McGregor, Wilton, New York, United States.

133 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1888

Writer Raymond Thornton Chandler is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

129 years ago

Saturday 23rd of July 1892

Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie, originally Lij Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael aka The Lion of Juda is born in Ejersa Goro, Harar, Ethiopia.

121 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1900

Black child rapist Elijah Clark is lynched by crowd of approximately 6000 people because he raped 13-year-old Susan Priest in Huntsville, Alabama, United States.

Will Priest, an elder brother of Susie threw the rope over a limb of a tree. After asking if Clark had any last words to say, Priest slapped the horse on its side leaving the accused hanging by the neck. As if hanging itself was not enough the young Priest grabbed a gun and began firing at the dead body swinging softly in the breeze. This served as a signal for others in the mob who immediately began firing their guns also. A witness later reported that over 150 shots were fired at Clark's body within a matter of minutes.

116 years ago

Sunday 23rd of July 1905

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Heinrich Struß is born in Egestorf, Niedersachsen, Germany.

93 years ago He Took the Exit

Monday 23rd of July 1928

Writer Hubert Selby known for his novel ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’ is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.

84 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1937

Jean de Koven is murdered by kidnapper and multiple murderer Eugen Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil in Studio Hôtel, 4 Rue du Vieux Colombier, XVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

de Koven was found five months later buried in Weidmann's villa La Voulzie on Avenue Pigault-Lebrun in La Celle-Saint-Cloud.

79 years ago

Thursday 23rd of July 1942

Serial killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers (with Ian Brady) is born in Gorton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

78 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1943

Crippled bully Archibald Archibald is blown to pieces in his wheel chair by a Hawkins grenade placed by his 19-year-old son Eric at the age of 47 in London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, United Kingdom.

Although Brown had been crippled in a motorcycle accident and unable to walk, his will power was undiminished: he harshly ruled his wife Doris Lucy and elder son Eric.

73 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1948

Film director and Hollywood pioneer D. W. David Llewelyn Wark Griffith aka The Inventor of Hollywood dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 73 in Knickerbocker Hotel, 1714 Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States.

70 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1951

General Philippe Henri Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain dies of natural causes at the age of 95 in Fort de Pierre-Levée, Île d'Yeu, Pays de la Loire, France.

In February 1973 Pétain's coffin was stolen from the Île d'Yeu cemetery by extremists who demanded that President Georges Pompidou consent to his interment in the Douaumont cemetery among the war dead. Authorities retrieved the coffin a few days later and Pétain was ceremoniously reburied with a Presidential wreath on his coffin, but on the Île d'Yeu as before.

67 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1954

Writer, sex educator, former prostitute, feminist stripper and pornographic actress Annie Sprinkle, originally Ellen F. Steinberg is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

64 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of July 1957

Film director Theo Theodoor van Gogh is born in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

63 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of July 1958

Mass murderer Abraham Thomas is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

On 23 February 1954 Thomas shot and killed 28-year-old sergeant Lafayette Bennett, 32-year-old corporal Edward Peters and their German girlfriends Walburga Wenderoth and Anna Weigel in Gersthofen, Germany. Then Thomas used an axe to bludgeon, hack and mutilate the bodies.

55 years ago

Saturday 23rd of July 1966

Actor Montgomery Edward 'Monty' Clift dies of occlusive coronary artery disease at the age of 46 in 217 East 61st Street, New York, New York, United States.

53 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of July 1968

Norma Vaillancourt is strangled and her breasts chewed away by serial killer Wayne Boden aka The Vampire Rapist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

52 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of July 1969

Karen Sue Beineman is sexually assaulted, tortured and strangled by serial killer John Norman Collins aka The Ypsilanti Killer in Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States.

Beineman was Collins' last victim, he was arrested on 27 July.

48 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1973

White House intern Monica Lewinsky aka The Woman with Whom President Bill Clinton Did not Have Sexual Relations is born in San Francisco, California, United States.

42 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 1979

Writer and journalist Joseph Kessel known for his novel ‘Belle de Jour’ dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 81 in Avernes, Val d'Oise, France.

40 years ago

Thursday 23rd of July 1981

Raymond King is beaten to death by serial killer Clifford Olson aka The Vancouver Butcher in Weaver Lake, Harrison Mills, British Columbia, Canada.

39 years ago

Friday 23rd of July 1982

48-year-old Mass murderer James Urban Ruppert has a review of his trial in Findlay, Ohio, United States.

A 3-judge panel found Ruppert guilty of first degree murder in the case of his mother and brother but this time, they found him not guilty on the other 9 counts of murder by reason of insanity. He received life sentences for each of the two charges to be served consecutively rather than concurrently.

35 years ago She Had Her Hair Done

Wednesday 23rd of July 1986

Florence Tisdall is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler in Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Tisdall was partly deaf and blind and could only move around with the aid of a walking frame. On this day she had managed a rare trip out to have her hair done especially for the occasion of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York which was being broadcast on television that day. She was Erskine's last victim.

32 years ago He Wanted a Close-up

Sunday 23rd of July 1989

27-year-old Serial killer, cannibal and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer is arrested in Hachioji, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

Miyazaki attempted to insert a zoom lens into the vagina of a grade school–aged girl in a park near her home and was apprehended by the girl's father. After fleeing naked on foot Miyazaki eventually returned to the park to retrieve his Toyota car whereupon he was arrested by police who had responded to a call by the grandfather. A search of Miyazaki's two-room bungalow turned up a collection of 5.763 videotapes, some containing anime and slasher films. Interspersed among them was video footage and pictures of his victims.

24 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of July 1997

Serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan aka American Gigolo/American Psycho commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 28 in 5250 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, United States.

Cunanan shot himself in the head with a .40-caliber Taurus PT92 semiautomatic pistol he had stolen from Jeffrey Trail — the same weapon he used to kill David Madson, Lee Miglin, and Gianni Versace.

24 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of July 1997

Murderer Joseph Roger O'Dell is executed by lethal injection at the age of 54 in Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, Virginia, United States.

Hours before his execution O'Dell married law-student Lori Urs aka Lori St John. After his death O'Dell's body was shipped to Palermo, Italy where he was buried as a local hero, presumed innocent.

18 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of July 2003

Murderer Cedric Lamont Ransom is executed by lethal injection at the age of 30 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 23rd of July 2006

The wound on my chest after performing 'He Just Wanted to Play in his Bath Tube and Put a Finger in his Ass' in Vilma Gold Gallery, Schlesische Straße 26, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

7 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Double murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood is executed by lethal injection at the age of 56 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

Wood was executed with a combination of midazolam and hydromorphone. The execution began at 1:52 p.m. and ended at 3:49 p.m. when Wood was pronounced dead. Wood gasped and snorted for well over an hour, and a media witness compared Wood's breathing to a "fish gulping for air". An Associated Press reporter said Wood gasped more than 600 times.

3 years ago

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Artist and activist with Femen Oksana Shachko commits suicide by unknown at the age of 31 in VIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

2 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

AMVK on the sidewalk where she took her first steps in Hotel Regina, 31 Rue Pasteur, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

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