Friday, December 9, 2022

37th year - N° 343 Friday, 9 December 2022

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37th year - N° 343 Friday, 9 December 2022

9 December / Today's 20 Events:
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457 years ago

Thursday 9th of December 1565

224th Pope Pius IV, originally Giovanni Angelo Medici dies of unknown causes at the age of 66 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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414 years ago

Tuesday 9th of December 1608

Poet, polemicist, man of letters and civil servant John Milton known for Paradise Lost is born in Bread Street, Cheapside, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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381 years ago

Monday 9th of December 1641

Baroque painter Anthony van Dyck dies of unknown causes at the age of 42 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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353 years ago

Monday 9th of December 1669

238th Pope Clemens IX, originally Giulio Rospigliosi dies of a broken heart at the age of 69 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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180 years ago

Friday 9th of December 1842

Activist, revolutionary, scientist, geographer and philosopher Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin aka The Anarchist Prince is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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107 years ago

Thursday 9th of December 1915

Criminologist Hans Gustav Adolf Gross dies of unknown causes at the age of 68 in Graz, Steiermark, Austria.


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104 years ago

Monday 9th of December 1918

Actor Kirk Douglas, originally Issur Danielovitch is born in Amsterdam, New York, United States.


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95 years ago Il-y-avait une Messe Pour le Temps Présent

Friday 9th of December 1927

Composer and electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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93 years ago

Monday 9th of December 1929

Actor and film director John Nicholas Cassavetes is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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81 years ago

Tuesday 9th of December 1941

Actor Beau Lloyd Vernet Bridges is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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66 years ago

Sunday 9th of December 1956

Religious extremist and mass murderer Baruch Kopel Goldstein known for the Cave of the Patriarchs Massacre is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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65 years ago

Monday 9th of December 1957

Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown John Alan Szyc is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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65 years ago He Was a Puppy of Love

Monday 9th of December 1957

Teen idol Donny Donald Clark Osmond known for his hit song ‘Puppy Love’ is born in Ogden, Utah, United States.


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45 years ago

Friday 9th of December 1977

David Talsma is strangled 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

Friday 9th of December 1983

Noise music band Club Moral play their 27th concert in Cirque Divers, 13, Rue Roture, Liège, Liège, Belgium.


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39 years ago

Friday 9th of December 1983

32-year-old Serial killer Gerald Eugene Stano, originally Paul Zeininger aka Blind Fury is sentenced to death for one murder in Brevard County Courthouse, 506 South Palm Avenue, Titusville, Florida, United States.

It was Stano's third death penalty.


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26 years ago

Monday 9th of December 1996

Thirteenth bomb attack by 47-year-old Xenophobic serial bomber Franz Fuchs in Graz, Steiermark, Austria.


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25 years ago

Tuesday 9th of December 1997

Serial killer Michael Lee Lockhart is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Lockhart's last words were "a lot of people view what is happening here as evil, but I want you to know that I found love and compassion here. The people who work here, I thank them for the kindness they have shown me and I deeply appreciate all that has been done for me by the people who work here."


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23 years ago

Thursday 9th of December 1999

Triple murderer James Lee Beathard is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Beathard's last meal request was for fried catfish, fried chicken, french fries, onion rings, green salad, fresh carrots, and Coke.


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1 years ago

Thursday 9th of December 2021

Film director Lina Wertmüller, originally Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spañol von Braueich dies of natural causes at the age of 95 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


Thursday, December 8, 2022

37th year - N° 342 Thursday, 8 December 2022

BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)
37th year - N° 342 Thursday, 8 December 2022

8 December / Today's 40 Events:
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480 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1542

Queen of Scots Mary Stuart is born in Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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163 years ago

Thursday 8th of December 1859

Writer Thomas Penson De Quincey dies of unknown causes at the age of 74 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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161 years ago

Sunday 8th of December 1861

Illusionist and film pioneer Georges Marie Jean Méliès is born in 29 Boulevard Saint-Martin, IIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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158 years ago Her Logic Failed

Thursday 8th of December 1864

Mathematician, philosopher and logician George Boole dies of fever-induced pleural effusion at the age of 49 in Ballintemple, Munster, Ireland.

One day in 1864, Boole walked two miles in the drenching rain and lectured wearing his wet clothes. He soon became ill, developing a severe cold and high fever. As his wife believed that remedies should resemble their cause, she put Boole to bed and poured buckets of water over him - the wet having brought on his illness. With neither spouse distinguishing good idea from bad, Boole's condition worsened and he died.


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158 years ago

Thursday 8th of December 1864

Sculptor Camille Claudel is born in Fère-en-Tardenois, Aisne, France.


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157 years ago

Friday 8th of December 1865

Composer Jean Johan Julius Christian Sibelius is born in Hämeenlinna, Tavastia Proper, Finland.


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113 years ago

Wednesday 8th of December 1909

Murderer Abel Atherton is executed by hanging by Henry Pierrepoint at the age of 29 in Durham Gaol, Elvet, Durham, North East, United Kingdom.


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109 years ago

Monday 8th of December 1913

Poet Delmore Schwartz aka The European Son is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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108 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1914

Camp doctor in Auschwitz and Mauthausen Friedrich Karl Entress is born in Poznań, Wielkopolska, Poland.


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107 years ago Il n'y Avait qu'un Retour

Wednesday 8th of December 1915

Berthe-Anna Héon is murdered by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in l'Ermitage, Allée des Tilleuls et la Roserale, Gambais, Île-de-France, France.

"Un aller-retour, un aller simple pour Gambais."


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107 years ago

Wednesday 8th of December 1915

Black Cordella Stevenson is hung from the limb of a tree without any clothing in Mobile and Ohio Railroad Station, Columbus, Mississippi, United States.

Stevenson was dragged from her house, raped and lynched because her son was suspected of the arson of Gabe Frank's barn. The gruesomely scene was witnessed by thousands and thousands of passengers who traveled in and out of the city the next morning. Stevenson's body was left hanging until Friday morning.


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106 years ago

Friday 8th of December 1916

Film director Richard O. Fleischer is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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97 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1925

Actor, singer and entertainer Sammy Samuel George Davis Jr. is born in Harlem, New York, New York, United States.


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96 years ago

Wednesday 8th of December 1926

Historian and journalist Joachim Clemens Fest known for his biography of Adolf Hilter is born in Karlshorst, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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92 years ago

Monday 8th of December 1930

Actor Maximilian Schell is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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86 years ago A Grasshopper Appeared

Tuesday 8th of December 1936

Actor David Carradine, originally John Arthur Carradine aka The Barefoot Legend known for his role as warrior monk Kwai Chang Caine is born in Hollywood, California, United States.


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85 years ago They Had a Hammer

Wednesday 8th of December 1937

29-year-old Kidnapper and multiple murderer Eugen Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil is arrested in Villa La Voulzie, Avenue Pigault-Lebrun, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Île-de-France, France.

Arriving at his home Weidmann found two officers waiting for him. Inviting them in he then turned and fired three times at them with a pistol. Although they were unarmed, the wounded Sûreté men managed to wrestle Weidmann down, knocking him unconscious with a hammer that happened to be nearby.


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79 years ago His Mojo Was Rising

Wednesday 8th of December 1943

Singer-songwriter and poet Jim James Douglas Morrison aka The Lizard King aka Mr. Mojo Risin' known from The Doors is born in Melbourne, Florida, United States.


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78 years ago

Friday 8th of December 1944

Murderer Richard Layton is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 36 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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69 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1953

Actress Kim Kimila Ann Basinger is born in Athens, Georgia, United States.


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68 years ago She Returned as a Mask

Wednesday 8th of December 1954

Mary Hogan is shot dead by murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein aka America's Most Bizarre Murderer in Plainfield, Wisconsin, United States.

During a search of Gein's house, Hogan's face mask was found in a paper bag and her skull in a box among other artefacts made of human body parts.


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56 years ago

Thursday 8th of December 1966

217 die in SS Heraklion ferry capsizing in Falkonera, Saronic Islands, the Aegean Sea.


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56 years ago She Compared to Nothing

Thursday 8th of December 1966

Singer-songwriter Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor is born in Glenageary, Leinster, Ireland.


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53 years ago

Monday 8th of December 1969

90 die in Olympic Airways Douglas DC-6 Flight 954 crash in Keratea, Attica, Greece.


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53 years ago

Monday 8th of December 1969

31-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 31. Aktion 'Maria Empfängnis' with Hanel Köck in Atelier Zimmer in München, Bayern, Germany.

Nitsch and Köck's 31. Aktion 'Maria Empfängnis' lasted ten hours.


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49 years ago

Saturday 8th of December 1973

Bar owner Betty Satlow dies of carbon monoxide poisoning in Hoquiam, Washington, United States.

After the autopsy Satlow's body was taken to the Coleman Funeral Home where she was embalmed. On the next evening the Satlow family and their friends gathered at Coleman's to conduct Catholic Rosary services over her body. After the services the funeral director closed and sealed the lower half of the casket before going home for the night. Around 1:00 a.m., a tenant living in an apartment above the chapel woke up smelling smoke and called the fire department. When the firemen arrived, they entered the chapel and found that Satlow's coffin was at the center of a tremendously hot fire. Once they put the flames out they examined the metal coffin which seemed to have acted like an oven. They found that Satlow's upper body was reduced to ashes and a few bone fragments. Her lower body was more or less intact below the hips.


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48 years ago

Sunday 8th of December 1974

Moses Yakanac is stabbed to death by serial killer Vaughn Greenwood aka The Skid Row Slasher in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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46 years ago

Wednesday 8th of December 1976

Triple murderess Patty Bolin commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 40 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

Earlier that day Bolin shot her 43-year-old husband Ronald, her 12-year-old daughter Tamela Jean and her 9‐year‐old son Todd Matthew in the head.


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44 years ago

Friday 8th of December 1978

Teacher, kibbutznik and politician Golda Meyerson Meir, originally Golda Mabovitch dies of lymphatic cancer at the age of 80 in Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.


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42 years ago

Monday 8th of December 1980

John Winston Lennon known from The Beatles is shot dead by murderer Mark David Chapman aka The Man Who Shot John Lennon in The Dakota, 72nd Street and Central Park West, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


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41 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1981

34-year-old Serial killer William George Bonin aka The Freeway Killer is beaten up by Hillside Strangler Angelo Buono and murderer John W. Stinson in a holding cell during his trial in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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35 years ago There Was No Other Way Out

Tuesday 8th of December 1987

Mass murderer Frank Vitkovic commits suicide by jumping from a window at the age of 22 in Australia Post Offices, 191 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Before jumping to his death Vitkovic shot dead 19-year-old Judith Anne Morris, 20-year-old Julie Faye McBean,18-year-old Annunziata "Nancy" Avignone, 29-year-old Warren David Spencer, 38-year-old Michael Francis McGuire, 38-year-old Marianne Jacoba Van Ewyk, 28-year-old Catherine Mary Dowling and 32-year-old Rodney Gerard Brown with a sawn-off  M1 carbine in about five minutes time on several floors of the buil ding. In a note addressed to his parents and dated the day of the massacre he wrote "Today is going to be the day. The anger in my head has got too much for me. I've got to get rid of my violent impulses. The time has come to die. There is no other way out."


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32 years ago He Was in the Dead Class

Saturday 8th of December 1990

Theatre director, painter, sculptor and set designer Tadeusz Kantor known for his piece Dead Class dies of unknown causes at the age of 75 in Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.


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28 years ago

Thursday 8th of December 1994

325 schoolchildren die in Friendship Theatre fire in Karamay, Xinjiang Uyghur, China.

During the fire, the students and teachers were ordered to remain seated to allow Communist Party officials to walk out first.


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24 years ago

Tuesday 8th of December 1998

Murderer Jeff J. Emery is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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23 years ago He Was Flown into the Execution Chamber

Wednesday 8th of December 1999

Multiple murderer David Martin Long is executed by lethal injection at the age of 46 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Two days before Long was scheduled to be executed he took an overdose of prescription drugs and was hospitalized in Galveston, Texas. Officials in Texas refused to delay the execution. Initially placed on a ventilator, Long improved significantly by the next day. He was placed on a medically supervised flight back to Huntsville on the day of his scheduled execution so that he could be executed as scheduled.



23 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 8th of December 1999

Waiting for the bus with some monks in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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22 years ago The IV Was Inserted in His Left Thigh

Friday 8th of December 2000

Murderer Claude Howard Jones is executed by lethal injection at the age of 60 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Jones' execution was delayed by about a half an hour because prison staff were unable to find suitable veins in his hands and arms. Executions are usually performed with an IV in each arm. In Jones' case only one IV was used and it was inserted in his left thigh. 


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18 years ago There Was no New Life to Breathe

Wednesday 8th of December 2004

Guitarist and songwriter Darrell Lance Abbott aka Dimebag Darrell known from the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan is shot dead during a Damageplan performance by 25-year-old paranoid schizophrenic Nathan Gale at the age of 38 in Alrosa Villa, 5055 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio, United States.

As Damageplan played the first song of its setlist, 'Breathing New Life'Gale rushed onto the stage and drew his Beretta 92FS 9mm semi-automatic pistol. He moved directly towards Abbott and shot him four times at point-blank range: once in the right cheek, left ear, back of the head, and right hand. Damageplan's head of security J effrey 'Mayhem' Thompson, tackled Gale and was fatally shot in the ensuing struggle. Damageplan fan Nathan Bray, who attempted to aid Abbott and Thompson, was also shot dead, as was Alrose Villa employee Erin Halk who tried to disarm Gale as he was reloading. Damageplan's drum technician John 'Kat' Brooks then attempted to subdue Gale. He was shot twice in the leg and taken as a hostage. Responding within three minutes to a dispatch call, police officer James Niggemeyer entered the club through a door behind the stage and shot Gale once in the head with a 12-gauge Remington Model 870, killing him.


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12 years ago

Wednesday 8th of December 2010

81 die in San Miguel Prison fire in San Miguel Prison, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile.