Sunday, July 21, 2024

39th year - N° 203 Sunday, 21 July 2024

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39th year - N° 203 Sunday, 21 July 2024

21 July / Today's 25 Events:
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610 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1414

212th Pope Sixtus IV, originally Francesco della Rovere known for building the Sistine Chapel is born in Celle Ligure, Liguria, Italy.


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208 years ago His Birth Wasn't World News

Sunday 21st of July 1816

Journalist, entrepreneur and pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter, originally Israel Beer Josafat is born in Kassel, Hessen, Germany.


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193 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1831

41-year-old 1st King of Belgium Leopold I, originally Leopold George Christian Frederick of Saksen-Coburg-Saalfeld is inaugurated as first King of the Belgians in Koningsplein, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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179 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1845

Cousin and first wife of Jesse James Zerelda Amanda Mimms is born in Logan, Kentucky, United States.


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151 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1873

26-year-old Outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer Jesse Woodson James performs the first train robbery by derailing the Rock Island train in Adair, Iowa, United States.

James managed to steal approximately $ 3,000.


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126 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1898

Writer Ernest Miller Hemingway is born in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.


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120 years ago

Thursday 21st of July 1904

35-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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113 years ago His Birth Was the Message

Friday 21st of July 1911

Philosopher Marshall Herbert McLuhan known for “the medium is the message” is born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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102 years ago

Friday 21st of July 1922

Actress Mollie Isobel Mary Sugden known for her role of Mrs. Slocombe in "Are You Being Served?" is born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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96 years ago

Saturday 21st of July 1928

58-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is arrested for grand larceny in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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95 years ago

Sunday 21st of July 1929

Maria Maas is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Pariser Straße, Heerdt, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Maas fought back and escaped.


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80 years ago He Was Lit by the Headlights of a Truck

Friday 21st of July 1944

Would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler Claus Philipp Maria Schenk von Stauffenberg is executed by the firing squad at the age of 37 in Bendlerblock, Tiergarten, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Apart from von Stauffenberg, his aide 1st Lieutenant Werner von Haeften, General Friedrich Olbricht and Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim were also executed in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, which was lit by the headlights of a truck.


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76 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1948

Painter Arshile Gorky, originally Vostanik Manuk Adoian commits suicide by hanging at the age of 44 in Sherman, Connecticut, United States.

Gorky had undergone a cancer operation and was involved in a car crash in which he broke his neck. His wife left him and several of his works of art were destroyed in a studio fire.


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53 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1971

Photographer Lee Elizabeth Miller aka Lady Penrose dies of cancer at the age of 64 in Farley Farm House, Chiddingly, East Sussex, United Kingdom.


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52 years ago

Friday 21st of July 1972

11 Die and over 130 are wounded in 26 simultaneous bomb-attacks by the the Irish Republican Army in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

At least twenty bombs exploded in the space of eighty minutes, most within a half hour period. The event was remembered as 'Bloody Friday'.


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52 years ago

Friday 21st of July 1972

Cop killer Misao Katagiri is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in Tokyo Detention House, Katsushika, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.


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51 years ago

Saturday 21st of July 1973

Murderer Albert Brust commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 44 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

In Brust's house the police found a wide variety of pornography and torture-devices as well as the walled-in body of 16-year-old Mark Matson.


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48 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1976

36-year-old Double murderer Gary Mark Gilmore aka The Executioner's Song is arrested in Provo, Utah, United States.

Gilmore's cousin Brenda turned him in to police shortly after he phoned her asking for bandages and painkillers for the injury to his hand. The day before, while disposing of the .22 caliber pistol he used in his murders, Gilmore accidentally shot himself in his right hand.


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45 years ago

Saturday 21st of July 1979

Eddy Edward Hope Smith is killed by serial killer Wayne Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


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38 years ago

Monday 21st of July 1986

William Downs is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler in Overton Road Estate, Stockwell, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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28 years ago

Sunday 21st of July 1996

Martine Bohn is abducted by unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.

Bohn's breastless torso was found a couple of days later in the river La Hayne, her legs and arms in March 1997.


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25 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 1999

Mass murderer Zhao Lianrong is executed by a shot in the back of the head at the age of 36 in Beijing, Hebei, China.



21 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 21st of July 2003

Two men waiting for a burst of tropical rain to stop in Empire Hotel, Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


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20 years ago

Wednesday 21st of July 2004

Noise music band Club Moral play their 103rd concert in Freaks end Future, Prinsstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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1 years ago

Friday 21st of July 2023

Murderer James Barber is executed by lethal injection at the age of 64 in Holman Correctional Facility, Ross Road, Atmore, Alabama, United States.

Barber's final meal request was for a western omelet, loaded hash browns, spicy sausage and toast and other breakfast fixings.


Saturday, July 20, 2024

39th year - N° 202 Saturday, 20 July 2024

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39th year - N° 202 Saturday, 20 July 2024

20 July / Today's 31 Events:
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2380 years ago

Friday 20th of July 0356bc

Alexander the Great is born in Pella, Macedonia, Greece.


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1039 years ago

Wednesday 20th of July 0985

Antipope Bonifatius VII, originally Franco Ferrucci dies of unknown causes in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

It is possible that Bonifatius was murdered but it cannot be confirmed by any known sources. It is clear that there was certainly a sense from the public of disgust at his reign as his body was dragged through the streets, stripped naked until it was left beneath Marcus Aurelius's statue in front of the Lateran Palace.


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720 years ago

Sunday 20th of July 1304

Poet Francesco Petrarca aka The Father of Humanism is born in Arezzo, Toscana, Italy.


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505 years ago

Sunday 20th of July 1519

230th Pope Innocentius IX, originally Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti is born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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202 years ago

Saturday 20th of July 1822

Biologist and Augustinian friar Gregor Johann Mendel is born in Heinzendorf bei Odrau, Moravskoslezský Kraj, Czechoslovakia.


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129 years ago

Saturday 20th of July 1895

Artist László Moholy-Nagy, originally László Weisz is born in Bácsborsód, Dél-Alföld, Hungary.


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121 years ago

Monday 20th of July 1903

256th Pope Leo XIII, originally Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in Palazzo Apostolico, Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Leo XIII was the longest-lived pope ever.


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105 years ago

Sunday 20th of July 1919

Mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Percival Hillary is born in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.


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101 years ago

Friday 20th of July 1923

Revolutionary general Pancho Villa, originally José Doroteo Arango Arámbula is shot to pieces in a fusillade at the age of 45 in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico.

While driving back through the city in his black 1919 Dodge roadster Villa passed by a school and a pumpkinseed vendor ran toward Villa's car and shouted "Viva Villa!" – a signal for a group of seven riflemen who then appeared in the middle of the road and fired more than 40 shots into the automobile. In the fusillade of shots, nine Dumdum bullets, normally used for hunting big game hit Villa in the head and upper chest, killing him instantly.


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99 years ago

Monday 20th of July 1925

Revolutionary philosopher and psychiatrist Frantz Omar Fanon is born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, France.


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92 years ago

Wednesday 20th of July 1932

Video artist Nam June Paik is born in Seoul, Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea.


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90 years ago

Friday 20th of July 1934

Murderer Alfred William Bayly is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Mount Eden Prison, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

He killed his neighbours, Samuel and Christobel Lakey in Ruwaro on 16 October 1933.


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87 years ago He Was Totally Wired

Tuesday 20th of July 1937

Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi known for inventing radio dies of a heart attack at the age of 63 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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86 years ago She Was Very Russian, You Know

Wednesday 20th of July 1938

Actress Natalie Wood, originally Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko aka Natasha Gurdin is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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86 years ago

Wednesday 20th of July 1938

Actress Diana Enid Elizabeth Rigg known for playing Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series The Avengers is born in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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80 years ago His Trousers Were Singed

Thursday 20th of July 1944

Under the codename 'Operation Walkure', 37-year-old Would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler Claus Philipp Maria Schenk von Stauffenberg places a bomb in the Fuhrer's headquarters in an attempt to assassinate him in Wolfsschanze, Rastenburg, Ostpreußen, Germany.

Hitler survived the bomb attack with minor injuries. His trousers were singed and tattered and he suffered from a perforated eardrum.


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80 years ago

Thursday 20th of July 1944

Triple murderer Allen Lee Davis aka Tiny is born in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.


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79 years ago

Friday 20th of July 1945

Poet and philosopher Paul Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry dies of unknown causes at the age of 74 in 40 rue de Villejust, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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78 years ago

Saturday 20th of July 1946

Serial killer Leonard Thomas Lake aka The Eye of Evil is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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60 years ago

Monday 20th of July 1964

43-year-old Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys is punched in the face by Uwe Schilling during his performance 'Kukei, akopee-Nein!' on the Festival Der Neuen Kunst in Audimax der Technischen Hochschule, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Local students were so upset by the onslaught of absurdity unleashed by the performers that they stormed the stage and started a fight.


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54 years ago

Monday 20th of July 1970

Start of the trial against 23-year-old Serial killer John Norman Collins, originally John Chapman aka The Ypsilanti Killer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.


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51 years ago He Had a Swelling Itching Brain

Friday 20th of July 1973

Martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, originally Lǐ Zhènfān dies of an allergic reaction to the tranquilizer meprobamate at the age of 33 in Flat A3 - 2/F, Beacon Hill Road 67, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

Lee had been suffering from headaches and cerebral edema before. According to autopsy reports Lee's brain had swollen considerably 13% from 1400 to 1575 grams.


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51 years ago

Friday 20th of July 1973

Land Art artist Robert Irving Smithson dies in a plane crash while surveying sites for his work 'Amarillo Ramp' at the age of 35 in Amarillo Ramp, Tevocas Lake, Amarillo, Texas, United States.

Smithson's 'Amarillo Ramp' was finished by Richard Serra, Nancy Holt and Tony Shafrazi.


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50 years ago

Saturday 20th of July 1974

37-year-old Mass murderess Shirley Marie Curry kills all her children, their father, her former sister-in-law and injures her former brother-in-law in Springdale, Arkansas, United States.

Curry killed her 43-year-old ex-husband Jimmy Lee Curry, her daughters 17-year-old Sabrina Marie and 11-year-old Jessie Lee, her 14-year-old son Richard Allen and 31-year-old Jo Ann Brophy. 46-year-old James Robert Dotson was shot and critically wounded.


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48 years ago

Tuesday 20th of July 1976

Bennie Jenkins Bushnell is shot dead by double murderer Gary Gilmore aka The Executioner's Song in Provo, Utah, United States.


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47 years ago

Wednesday 20th of July 1977

Members of die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe Karl-Heinz Dellwo, Hanna Krabbe, Bernd Rössner and Lutz Taufer are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Occupation of the West German Embassy in Stockholm in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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40 years ago

Friday 20th of July 1984

29-year-old Spree killer Alton Coleman and his accomplice Debra Brown are arrested in Mason Park, Evanston, Illinois, United States.


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39 years ago

Saturday 20th of July 1985

Maxson Carl Kneiding is stabbed and shot dead by serial killer Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker in Stanley Avenue, Glendale, California, United States.


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39 years ago

Saturday 20th of July 1985

Chainarong Khovananth is shot dead by serial killer Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker in 13037 Schoenborn Street, Glendale, California, United States.

Ramirez then tied up and beat Khovananth's wife Somkid and his 8-year-old son. Both survived.


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18 years ago

Thursday 20th of July 2006

Child killer Robert James Anderson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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13 years ago One, Two, There it Went

Wednesday 20th of July 2011

Double murderer Mark Anthony Stroman aka The 9/11 Revenge Killer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Stroman's last meal request was for chicken fried steak with gravy, a ham-and-cheese omelet with onions and tomatoes, bacon, fried potatoes, fried squash and okra, pork chops with eggs sunny-side up, Dr. Pepper and a pint of vanilla Blue Bell ice cream. Stroman's last words were "It's been a great honor. I feel it; I am going to sleep now. Goodnight. One, two, there it goes."