Saturday, June 11, 2022

37th year - N° 162 Saturday, 11 June 2022

37th year - N° 162 Saturday, 11 June 2022

11 June / Today's 35 Events:
513 years ago

Friday 11th of June 1509

King of England Henry VIII of England, originally Henry Tudor in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

246 years ago

Tuesday 11th of June 1776

Painter John Constable is born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

158 years ago

Saturday 11th of June 1864

Composer Richard Georg Strauss known for Der Rosenkavalier is born in München, Bayern, Germany.

134 years ago

Monday 11th of June 1888

Anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti is born in Villafalletto, Piemonte, Italy.

124 years ago He Spinned His First Disc

Saturday 11th of June 1898

47-year-old Inventor Emile Berliner known for developing the disc record gramophone makes the first wax-record, a precursor of the single and lp-records in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

121 years ago

Tuesday 11th of June 1901

Seven sheep are found to be horribly butchered by 29-year-old Serial killer Ludwig Tessnow aka The Mad Carpenter in a field in Göhren, Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

119 years ago They Were Thrown Onto Piles of Garden Manure

Thursday 11th of June 1903

King of Serbia Alexander I, originally Aleksandar Obrenović is shot dead along Queen Draga Mašin by a mob of soldiers and civilians headed by the anti-monarchist colonel Dragutin Dimitriljevic Apis and Greek Orthodox militant Novak Perisic at the age of 27 in Stari Dvor, Beograd, Beograd, Serbia.

King Alexander and Queen Draga were shot and their bodies mutilated and disemboweled and, according to eyewitness accounts, thrown from a second floor window of the palace onto piles of garden manure.

117 years ago

Sunday 11th of June 1905

Kidnapper and murderer Richard Albert Loeb aka The Perfect Murderer is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

102 years ago His Room Was Locked

Friday 11th of June 1920

Bridge player, tutor and womanizer Joseph Bowne Elwell is murdered with a gunshot to the head from a .45 automatic by persons unknown in his locked room at the age of 47 in 244 West 70th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

94 years ago

Monday 11th of June 1928

Queen of Belgium Fabiola, originally Fabiola Fernanda María de las Victorias Antonia Adelaida de Mora y Aragón is born in Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

87 years ago

Tuesday 11th of June 1935

Actor Gene Wilder, originally Jerome Silberman is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

68 years ago

Friday 11th of June 1954

Murderer George Edward Grammer is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Maryland State Penitentiary, East Madison Street, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

67 years ago His Bonnet Was a Flying Guillotine

Saturday 11th of June 1955

84 die in Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR race car crash in Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France.

49-year-old driver Pierre Levegh struck a protective dirt berm at 200 km/h, disintegrating and igniting his car, throwing him onto the track where he was instantly killed and sending large pieces of flaming debris including the engine block and hood cartwheeling over the berm and into the packed grandstand. The momentum of the heaviest components of the car – the engine, radiator and front suspension – hurtled straight on into the crowd for almost 100 metres, crushing all in their path. The bonnet lid scythed through the air, decapitating tightly jammed spectators like a guillotin e.

67 years ago

Saturday 11th of June 1955

22-year-old Serial killer Nestor Pirotte aka Le Tueur Fou is sentenced to death by a military court for beating to death his aunt Celina Debonny in Liège, Liège, Belgium.

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59 years ago He Closed His Eyes and Moved Towards the Vision of the Buddha

Tuesday 11th of June 1963

Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức, originally Lâm Văn Túc commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 66 in Phan Đình Phùng Boulevard and Lê Văn Duyệt Street intersection, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, Vietnam.

Đức's act was a protest against against the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam's Ngô Đình Diệm administration. "Before closing my eyes and moving towards the vision of the Buddha, I respectfully plead to President Ngô Đình Diệm to take a mind of compassion towards the people of the nation and implement religious equality to maintain the strength of the homeland eternally."

58 years ago

Thursday 11th of June 1964

Mass murderer Willi Walter Seifert aka Der Neue Hitler commits suicide by E605 poisoning at the age of 43 in Katholische Volksschule, Volkhovener Weg 209–211, Volkhoven, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Before Seifert attacked people at the school with a home-made flamethrower, a mace and a lance, killing eight students and two teachers and wounding twenty-two others. Seifert had crafted all of his weapons about two months prior to the attack. The lance was made from a broomstick and a triangular scraper, while he used a pump bracket to create the mace. His flamethrower was made from an insecticide sprayer with a wire netting attached to the nozzle and filled with a mixture of old motor oil and paint thinner.

57 years ago

Friday 11th of June 1965

Double murderer Clifford Holt Boggess is born in Brunswick, Georgia, United States.

48 years ago

Tuesday 11th of June 1974

Georgann Hawkins is abducted and killed by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in University District, Seattle, Washington, United States.

45 years ago

Saturday 11th of June 1977

49-year-old Assassin James Earl Ray aka The Man Who Shot Martin Luther King and six other convicts escape in Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Petros, Tennessee, United States.

Ray and his fellow escapees were captured two days later.

43 years ago

Monday 11th of June 1979

Actor John Wayne, originally Marion Robert Morrison dies of lung cancer at the age of 72 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.

42 years ago

Wednesday 11th of June 1980

Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain aka The Dingo Baby is born in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.

42 years ago

Wednesday 11th of June 1980

33-year-old Serial killer William George Bonin aka The Freeway Killer is arrested while sodimizing 17-year-old Harold Tate in his van in Monica Plaza Parking Lot, 5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, California, United States.

41 years ago

Thursday 11th of June 1981

22-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs as 'David Mark Chapman', murderer of John Lennon in Pannenhuis, Hendrik Conscienceplein, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

41 years ago

Thursday 11th of June 1981

40-year-old Serial killer Marcel Henri Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre is sentenced to life-imprisonment in Cour d'Assises d'Oise, 20 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Beauvais, Oise, France.

41 years ago He Was Unable to Bite into Her Skin

Thursday 11th of June 1981

Renee Hartevelt is shot dead, cut to pieces and partly eaten by murderer, cannibal and writer Issei Sagawa aka The Loving Cannibal in 10 Rue Erlanger, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Sagawa had sex with Hartevelt's corpse but was unable to bite into her skin, so he left the apartment and purchased a butcher knife. Sagawa ate various parts of her body, eating most of her breasts and face, saving other parts in his refrigerator. He also took photographs of Hartevelt at each eating stage.

40 years ago

Friday 11th of June 1982

Brenda Kay Broadway is abducted, raped and strangled by multiple murderer Michael Sharp in Kermit, Texas, United States.

Sharp also killed Broadway's 8-year-old daughter Christy Elms. 14-year-old Selena was also assaulted but managed to escape into the desert, naked and her arms tied behind her back.

39 years ago

Saturday 11th of June 1983

47-year-old Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death is arrested by Texas Ranger Phil Ryan in Stoneburg, Texas, United States.

37 years ago

Tuesday 11th of June 1985

Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl dies of pneumonia at the age of 31 in Morris Township, New Jersey, United States.

Quinlan spent 10 years in a persistent vegetative state due to an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol at a party.

28 years ago

Saturday 11th of June 1994

24-year-old Spree killer Mattias Flink shoots and kills seven people with his AK 5 assault rifle and 150 rounds of 5.56×45mm NATO caliber ammunition in Falun, Dalarna, Sweden.

The dead were 22-year-old Karin Alkstål, 20-year-old Therese Danielsson, 21-year-old Helle Jürgensen, 29-year-old Lena Mårdner-Nilsson, 22-year-old Jenny Österman, 35-year-old Maths Bragstedt and 26-year-old Johan Tollsten. Six victims were members of the Women's Auxiliary Services.

25 years ago It Was a Good Day to Die

Wednesday 11th of June 1997

Double murderer Earl Russell Behringer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Behringer's last meal request was for scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast, gravy, sausage and grape juice. Behringer's last words were: "It's a good day to die. I walked in here like a man and I am leaving here like a man. I had a good life. I have known the love of a good woman, my wife. I have a good family. My grandmother is the pillar of the community."

24 years ago

Thursday 11th of June 1998

Double murderer Clifford Holt Boggess is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

To prevent his body being buried anonymously in the prison cemetery Boggess arranged by mail to have a small-town Texas mortuary pick it up and cremate it. Then the ashes were mailed to England and a pen pal there would take them on to St. Remy France to scatter them at the monastery where Vincent Van Gogh had been committed for several years. Boggess paid for all this in advance with proceeds from the sale of his paintings.

23 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 11th of June 1999

Annemie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in a digital art installation at the Biennale in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

21 years ago He Was the Captain of His Soul

Monday 11th of June 2001

Terrorist Timothy James 'Tim' McVeigh aka The Oklahoma City Bomber is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States.

McVeigh invited conductor and composer David Woodard to perform pre-requiem Mass music on the eve of his execution. McVeigh's last meal request was for two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream. McVeigh chose William Ernest Henley's poem 'Invictus' as his final statement.

19 years ago

Wednesday 11th of June 2003

Murderer Kia Levoy Johnson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Johnson's last meal request was for fried chicken, fried shrimp, fried catfish, french fries, onion rings, a double cheeseburger with grilled onions, a glass of strawberry juice and pecan pie.

8 years ago

Wednesday 11th of June 2014

44-year-old Spree killer Mattias Flink is released from prison in Anstalten Beateberg, Kassettvägen 1, Trångsund, Södermanland, Sweden.

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