Saturday, June 18, 2022

37th year - N° 169 Saturday, 18 June 2022

37th year - N° 169 Saturday, 18 June 2022

18 June / Today's 22 Events:
216 years ago

Wednesday 18th of June 1806

Poet Charlotte Stieglitz is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

125 years ago

Friday 18th of June 1897

Jean-Pierre Laurent is killed and raped by serial killer Joseph Vacher aka L'Eventreur du Sud-Est in Courzieu-la-Giraudière, Rhône-Alpes, France.

113 years ago

Friday 18th of June 1909

Murderer Adolph N. Nordstrom is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

94 years ago

Monday 18th of June 1928

Explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen disappears while flying on a rescue mission for crew members of the Italia aircraft at the age of 56 in Tromsø, Troms, Norway.

Amundsen's team included Norwegian pilot Leif Dietrichson, French pilot René Guilbaud, and three more Frenchmen. It is believed that the plane crashed in fog in the Barents Sea and that Amundsen and his crew were killed in the crash, or died shortly afterward.

86 years ago

Thursday 18th of June 1936

Writer and political activist Maxim Gorky, originally Alexei Maximovich Peshkov dies of influenza at the age of 68 in Ryabushinsky Mansion, Malaya Nikitskaya Street 6, Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

Speculation has long surrounded the circumstances of Gorky's death. He was probably murdered by kampher injections and digitaline-strychnine-poisoning by members of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs.

80 years ago

Thursday 18th of June 1942

Singer-songwriter and musician Paul James McCartney known from The Beatles is born in Walton Hospital, Rice Lane, Walton, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

70 years ago

Wednesday 18th of June 1952

Actress and philantropist Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

69 years ago

Thursday 18th of June 1953

129 die in United States Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II crash in Tachikawa Air Base, Tachikawa, Kantō, Japan.

59 years ago

Tuesday 18th of June 1963

Actor Pedro Armendáriz, originally Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings commits suicide by a shot in the chest at the age of 51 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Armendáriz learned that the cancer in his hips condition was terminal and had the gun smuggled into the hospital.

56 years ago

Saturday 18th of June 1966

Peter Frese is tortured by serial killer Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder in Luftschutzbunker, Heegerstraße 34, Langenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Frese managed to escape by burning through his bindings with a candle that Bartsch had left burning. His testimony led to the arrest of Bartsch three days later.

51 years ago

Friday 18th of June 1971

37-year-old Serial killer Juan Vallejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer suffers a mild heart attack in his prison cell in Yuba City, California, United States.

50 years ago

Sunday 18th of June 1972

118 die in British European Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C Flight 548 crash in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom.

44 years ago

Sunday 18th of June 1978

Steven Mark Hicks is bludgeoned and strangled by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in 4480 West Bath Road, Bath, Ohio, United States.

Hicks' remains were pulverized and scattered in woodland behind Dahmer's childhood home.

40 years ago

Friday 18th of June 1982

Noise music band Club Moral play their 14th concert in Galerie Blanco, Pieter Potstraat 3, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Also played: V-SideM.BryoEtat BrutAngstWaving Ondulata

32 years ago

Monday 18th of June 1990

Spree killer James Edward Pough aka Pop commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 42 in 7870 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

Minutes before Pough walked into a General Motors Acceptance Corporation car loan office to buy a new car but decided to shoot 14 people, leaving 9 dead. The day before he shot and killed 30-year-old prostitute Doretta Drake and 39-year-old pimp Louis Carl Bacon.

29 years ago He Was Back in Business

Friday 18th of June 1993

51-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber mails Bomb #13 to Geneticist Charles Epstein of University of California, Sacramento, and Bomb #14 to Professor David Gelernter of Yale University, New Haven in Oakland, California, United States.

Bomb #13 and #14 were the first ones sent after a six years break.

25 years ago He Waited in Heaven

Wednesday 18th of June 1997

Murderer Irineo Tristán Montoya is executed by lethal injection at the age of 30 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Montoya's last words were "Goodbye, I'll wait for you in heaven."

24 years ago

Thursday 18th of June 1998

Multiple murderer Dennis Wayne Eaton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, Virginia, United States.

19 years ago

Wednesday 18th of June 2003

Murderer Ernest Martin is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

15 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 18th of June 2007

Stuffing a suitcase with earth from my Hole for a performance in Lausanne in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

12 years ago

Friday 18th of June 2010

Double murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner is executed by the firing squad at the age of 49 in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.

Three days before, Gardner ate a last meal of steak, lobster tail, apple pie, vanilla ice cream and 7-Up before beginning a 48-hour fast while watching The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and reading Divine Justice.

2 years ago

Thursday 18th of June 2020

Singer and entertainer Vera Margaret Lynn, originally Vera Margaret Welch aka the Forces' Sweetheart dies of natural causes at the age of 103 in Ditchling, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

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