Wednesday, July 6, 2022

37th year - N° 187 Wednesday, 6 July 2022

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37th year - N° 187 Wednesday, 6 July 2022

6 July / Today's 38 Events:
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607 years ago

Thursday 6th of July 1415

Theologian and church reformer Jan Hus is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 46 in Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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487 years ago

Saturday 6th of July 1535

Social philosopher, statesman and humanist Thomas More known for Utopia is executed by beheading at the age of 57 in Tower of London, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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272 years ago

Monday 6th of July 1750

Catherine Conway, Elizabeth Banks and Margaret Harvey are executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, Tyburn, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Banks was charged with stripping another woman and Harvey was charged with robbery.


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182 years ago

Monday 6th of July 1840

Murderer François Benjamin Courvoisier is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

A crowd of around 40.000 including Charles Dickens witnessed Courvoisier's execution. In January 2017 his plaster death mask was sold for £20.000 by Thomson Roddick auction house. The name of the buyer is unknown.


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174 years ago

Thursday 6th of July 1848

Ex-convict turned prospering businessman César-Joseph Guillaume Regnault known for inspiring Victor Hugo’s novel ‘Jean Valjean’ commits suicide because he was blackmailed by an ex-con who recognised him in a bar at the age of 44 in Graville-Sainte-Honorine, Le Havre, Haute-Normendie, France.


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168 years ago

Thursday 6th of July 1854

Physicist and mathematician Georg Simon Ohm dies of unknown causes at the age of 65 in München, Bayern, Germany.


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129 years ago

Thursday 6th of July 1893

Writer Guy Henri René Albert de Maupassant dies of insanity due to syphilis at the age of 43 in Clinique Esprit Blanche, 17 Rue d'Ankara, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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124 years ago

Wednesday 6th of July 1898

Composer Hanns Eisler is born in Hofmeisterstraße 14, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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115 years ago She Was Born a Bitch

Saturday 6th of July 1907

Painter Frida Kahlo, originally Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón is born in La Casa Azul, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico.


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106 years ago

Thursday 6th of July 1916

Symbolist painter Odilon Bertrand-Jean Redon dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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97 years ago He Came Like a Comet

Monday 6th of July 1925

Musician Bill William John Clifton Haley is born in Highland Park, Michigan, United States.


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95 years ago

Wednesday 6th of July 1927

Actress Janet Leigh, originally Jeanette Helen Morrison is born in Merced, California, United States.


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88 years ago

Friday 6th of July 1934

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

His 18-year-old brother Manuel was executed at the same time. It was the first execution in the Arizona gas chamber.


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88 years ago

Friday 6th of July 1934

25-year-old Serial killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer marries 21-year-old Betty Hammer in Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.


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87 years ago

Saturday 6th of July 1935

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Gyatso, originally Lhamo Dondrub is born in Taktser, Amdo, Tibet.


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85 years ago

Tuesday 6th of July 1937

Unidentified serial killer Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run aka Cleveland Torso Murderer An unidentified male is pulled out of Cuyahoga River, hacked to death probably three days before in West 3rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

The head was never found.


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78 years ago Was the Day the Clowns Died

Thursday 6th of July 1944

167 die in circus fire in Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

Over 700 people were injured. Several years later, while being investigated on other arson charges, Robert Dale Segee (1929–1997), who was an adolescent at the time, confessed to starting the blaze. He was never tried for the crime and later recanted his confession.


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76 years ago

Saturday 6th of July 1946

Actor and film director Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone known for portraying the boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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76 years ago He Was Betrayed by the Whip

Saturday 6th of July 1946

29-year-old Sex killer Neville Clevely Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo is arrested posing as 'Group Captain Rupert Brook' in Tollard Royal Hotel, 141 West Hill Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom.

In Heath's coat the police found a railway cloakroom ticket which led them to a suitcase containing a riding whip with a diamond pattern weave used in the murder of Margery Gardner.


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74 years ago

Tuesday 6th of July 1948

Serial killer Metod Trobec aka The Monster of Dolenja Vas is born in Planina nad Horjulom, Gorenjska, Slovenia.


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65 years ago

Saturday 6th of July 1957

17-year-old Musician John Winston Lennon known from The Beatles meets Paul McCartney for the first time in St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

In the churchyard of St Peter's is the grave of Eleanor Rigby, whose name is said to have inspired one of The Beatles' songs.


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61 years ago

Thursday 6th of July 1961

Murderer Edwin Albert Arthur Bush is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 21 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Bush was the last man to be hanged at Pentonville Prison.


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60 years ago

Friday 6th of July 1962

Writer William Cuthbert Faulkner dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Wright's Sanatorium, Byhalia, Mississippi, United States.

Faulkner suffered a serious injury in a fall from his horse on 17 June which led to thrombosis.


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59 years ago

Saturday 6th of July 1963

Victim of Dennis Nilsen aka Killing for Company Martyn Duffey is born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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57 years ago

Tuesday 6th of July 1965

27-year-old Wiener Aktionist Günter Brus performs his aktion 'Selbstbemalung und Selbstverstümmelung' in Galerie Junge Generation, Blutgasse 3, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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53 years ago

Sunday 6th of July 1969

Architect Walter Adolph Georg Gropius known for founding the Bauhaus School dies of an inflammation of the glands at the age of 86 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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51 years ago

Tuesday 6th of July 1971

Jazz trumpeter, composer and vocalist Louis Daniel Armstrong aka Satchmo dies of a heart attack at the age of 70 in Corona, Queens, New York, New York, United States.


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47 years ago

Sunday 6th of July 1975

Rapper Curtis James Jackson aka 50 Cent is born in Queens, New York, New York, United States.

Jackson was raised by his mother Sabrina, who gave birth to him when she was fifteen.


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38 years ago

Friday 6th of July 1984

54-year-old Serial killer David Joseph Carpenter aka The Trailside Killer is sentenced to death in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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37 years ago

Saturday 6th of July 1985

24-year-old Serial killer Charles Chi-Tat Ng is arrested in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Ng was arrested by the Calgary Police Service after shooting security guard Sean Doyle in the hand while resisting arrest for stealing a can of salmon from a Calgary department store.


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35 years ago

Monday 6th of July 1987

28-year-old Serial killer Michael Bruce Ross aka The Roadside Strangler is sentenced to death in Superior Court, 1061 Main Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.


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34 years ago

Wednesday 6th of July 1988

167 die in oil production platform explosion and fire in Piper Alpha, the North Sea, Scotland, United Kingdom.

61 workers escaped and survived. Thirty bodies were never recovered.


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31 years ago

Saturday 6th of July 1991

Jeremiah Weinberger is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Dahmer used Weinberger for experiments before he strangled him and cut up his body, afterwards storing it in acid.


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23 years ago

Tuesday 6th of July 1999

Serial killer Gary Michael Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 56 in Rockview Penitentiary, Benner Township, Pennsylvania, United States.



21 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 6th of July 2001

A piece of root given to me by a Buddhist monk over a year earlier suddenly sprouting a wonderful flower in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



7 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 6th of July 2015

Presumed to be the last remaining original wall painting by Aleister Crowley aka The Great Beast himself in Abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicilia, Italy.


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4 years ago

Friday 6th of July 2018

Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, originally Chizuo Matsumoto known for the Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway is executed by hanging at the age of 63 in Tokyo Detention House, Katsushika, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

Asahara was hanged with six other cult members, while still six more are on death row.


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2 years ago

Monday 6th of July 2020

Composer Ennio Morricone as a result of injuries sustained during a fall at the age of 92 in Università Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

37th year - N° 186 Tuesday, 5 July 2022

BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)
37th year - N° 186 Tuesday, 5 July 2022

5 July / Today's 33 Events:
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205 years ago

Saturday 5th of July 1817

Michael Christoph Gottfried is poisoned with arsenic by serial poisoner Gesche Gottfried aka Der Engel von Bremen in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.

Michael was Gottfried's second husband.


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139 years ago

Thursday 5th of July 1883

Charles Sherwood Stratton aka General Tom Thumb dies of a stroke at the age of 45 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.


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133 years ago

Friday 5th of July 1889

Poet, writer, artist and filmmaker Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau is born in Place Sully, Maisons-Laffitte, Île-de-France, France.


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129 years ago

Wednesday 5th of July 1893

Minnie R. Williams is murdered by serial killer Henry Howard Holmes aka The Torture Doctor in Holmes Castle, S. Wallace and W. 63rd Street, Englewood, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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111 years ago

Wednesday 5th of July 1911

President of the French Republic Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou is born in Montboudif, Auvergne, France.


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104 years ago

Friday 5th of July 1918

Serial killer Jeanne Weber, originally Jeanne Moulinet aka l'Ogresse de la Goutte d'Or dies of nephritis at the age of 44 in Fains-Véel, Lorraine, France.

Some sources claim Weber strangled herself in an asylum, most probably she hanged herself during a nephritic crisis.


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102 years ago

Monday 5th of July 1920

Start of the trial against 27-year-old Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See in Schwurgerichtskammer des Landgerichts III, Tegeler Weg 17-21, Moabit, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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100 years ago

Wednesday 5th of July 1922

Serial killer and cannibal Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof commits suicide by hanging with a hankerchief at the age of 59 in Königliche Untersuchungsgefängnis, Moabit, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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98 years ago

Saturday 5th of July 1924

During a search for victims of 45-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf over 500 bones and pieces of skull are found between the Bruckmuhle and the Leinebrücke in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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83 years ago

Wednesday 5th of July 1939

52-year-old Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run suspect Frank Dolezal is arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

Two days later Dolezal confessed to killing Florence Polillo, five days later he recanted his confession after a lie detector test, on 24 August he was found dead in his cell.


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74 years ago Her Affair Was Her Crush

Monday 5th of July 1948

Actress Carole Landis, originally Frances Lillian Mary Ridste aka The Actress Who Could Have Been but never Was commits suicide by an overdose of Seconal at the age of 29 in 1465 Capri Drive, Pacific Palisades, California, United States.

Landis was crushed when actor Rex Harrison refused to divorce his wife and actress Lilli Palmer for her while their affair was an open secret in Hollywood.


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68 years ago He Was All Right

Monday 5th of July 1954

19-year-old Singer and actor Elvis Aaron Presley aka The King of Rock and Roll records his first commercial single 'That's All Right' in Sun Records, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

'That's All Right' is a song written and originally performed and recorded on 6 September 1946 by blues singer Arthur Crudup. Crudup had to wait until the 1960s when he received an estimated 60.000 $ in back royalties. The Presley version was released on 19 July 1954 and considered as the birth of Rock'n'Roll by Rolling Stone magazine.


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65 years ago

Friday 5th of July 1957

Serial killer Donald Leroy Evans aka The Rest Area Killer is born in Watervliet, Michigan, United States.


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58 years ago

Sunday 5th of July 1964

27-year-old Child killer Lucien Léger aka L'étrangleur nº 1 is arrested in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

In Léger's possesion a draft of a novel was found: 'Journal d'un Assassin'.


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53 years ago

Saturday 5th of July 1969

Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin is shot dead by unidentified serial killer the Zodiac Killer in Blue Rock Springs Park parking lot, Vallejo, California, United States.

Ferrin's 19-year-old friend Michael Mageau survived four gun shots.


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52 years ago

Sunday 5th of July 1970

Bomb attack by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground on the United States Army Base in The Presidio, San Francisco, California, United States.

The attack was in remembrance of the 11th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.


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52 years ago

Sunday 5th of July 1970

109 die in Air Canada McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 Flight 621 crash in Toronto International Airport, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.


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50 years ago They Took an Extended Break

Wednesday 5th of July 1972

31 mental patiens die in hospital fire in Coldharbour Hospital, Sherborne, Dorset, United Kingdom.

Eventually the inquiry found the fire had been caused by one of the patients lighting a flame. But the fact that the ward's night nurse and the charge nursed had taken an extended break had allowed the blaze to spread.


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47 years ago

Saturday 5th of July 1975

Anna Rogulskyj is attacked by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Alice Street, Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Rogulskyj was found by a passerby at 2:20 am. She was rushed to the casuality department at Airedale hospital and then was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary where she survived a twelve-hour operation which included the removal of splinters of bone from her brain and a steel plate was fitted to her skull. At one point she was given last rites but she survived.


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47 years ago

Saturday 5th of July 1975

Mary Kathleen Thill is abducted and killed by serial killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter in Seward, Alaska, United States.


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46 years ago

Monday 5th of July 1976

32-year-old Serial killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj, originally Bharat Rajpurohit aka Bad Blood is arrested while drugging and robbing 60 French students in Hotel Vikram, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India.


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46 years ago

Monday 5th of July 1976

Victim of Paul Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer and Karla Homolka Leslie Erin Mahaffy is born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.


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45 years ago

Tuesday 5th of July 1977

Start of the trial against 33-year-old Serial killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj, originally Bharat Rajpurohit aka Bad Blood and his accomplices Marie-Andrée Leclerc, Jean Dhuisme, Mary-Ellen Eather and Barbara Sheryl Smith in Tis Hazari Courts Complex, New Delhi, Delhi, India.


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45 years ago

Tuesday 5th of July 1977

Matthew Bowman is murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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39 years ago

Tuesday 5th of July 1983

Innocent murderer Aleksandr Kravchenko is executed by the firing squad at the age of 29 in Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

Kravchenko was sentenced to death for the murder of 10-year-old Yelena Zakotnova on 22 December 1978, who was actually killed by Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper as his first victim.


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38 years ago

Thursday 5th of July 1984

Jerry Howell is abducted, tortured and killed by serial killer Robert Berdella aka The Kansas City Butcher in 4315 Charlotte Street, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.


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37 years ago She Needed 478 Stitches

Friday 5th of July 1985

Whitney Bennet is beaten with a tire iron by serial killer Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker in Sierra Madre, California, United States.

Bennett survived but needed 478 stitches to her head.


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26 years ago

Friday 5th of July 1996

The first succesfully cloned sheep Dolly is born in Roslin Institute, Easter Bush, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Dolly's birth was only announced in February 1997.


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21 years ago

Thursday 5th of July 2001

Falun Gong practicer Yulian Chi dies of hunger strike and extreme torture at the Dalian Yaojia Detention Center at the age of 44 in Xinshiji Hospital, Dalian, Liaoning, China.


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19 years ago

Saturday 5th of July 2003

Noise music band Club Moral play their 96th concert at the Masomania event in Neue Galerie, Sackstraße 16, Graz, Steiermark, Austria.



19 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 5th of July 2003

The Club Moral in an exhibition by Hermann Nitsch in Galerie Kunst & Handel, Bürgergasse 5, Graz, Steiermark, Austria.



7 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 5th of July 2015

Our new quarters during an art project related to Thelema Abbey in Vico I Convento 13, Ficarra, Sicilia, Italy.


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5 years ago Finit la Messe pour le Temps Présent

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

Composer and electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry dies of unknown causes at the age of 90 in Hôpital Paris Saint-Joseph, 185, rue Raymond Losserand, XIVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.