Wednesday, July 3, 2024

39th year - N° 185 Wednesday, 3 July 2024

39th year - N° 185 Wednesday, 3 July 2024

3 July / Today's 21 Events:
177 years ago

Saturday 3rd of July 1847

Murderer Martin William Bates is born in Liberty Township, Indiana, United States.

170 years ago

Monday 3rd of July 1854

Composer Leoš Leo Eugen Janáček is born in Stará škola, Hukvaldy, Moravia, Czechoslovakia.

141 years ago

Tuesday 3rd of July 1883

Writer Franz Kafka is born in Maiselova and Kaprova, Praha, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.

120 years ago

Sunday 3rd of July 1904

Journalist, playwright, political activist and writer Theodor Herzl, originally Benjamin Ze'ev Herzl known for founding the World Zionist Organisation dies of cardiac sclerosis at the age of 44 in Reichenau an der Rax, Niederösterreich, Austria.

97 years ago

Sunday 3rd of July 1927

Film director Ken Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell is born in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

95 years ago

Wednesday 3rd of July 1929

Divine Prophet Benny Benjamino Evangelista is found hacked to death at the age of 44 in 3586 St. Aubin Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Evangelista was found sitting at his desk with his decapitated head next to him. His wife Santina and children 10-year-old Margaret, 9-year-old Angelia, 8-year-old Jeanne and 3-year-old Mario were also slain.

89 years ago

Wednesday 3rd of July 1935

Automobile designer and manufacturer André Gustave Citroën dies of stomach cancer at the age of 57 in 23 rue Georges-Bizet, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

80 years ago

Monday 3rd of July 1944

Singer-songwriter Michel Polnareff is born in Nérac, Lot-et-Garonne, France.

78 years ago

Wednesday 3rd of July 1946

Doreen Marshall is cut to death by sex killer Neville Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo in Branksome Dene Chine, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom.

Marshall had received blows to her head, her wrists and ankles had been tied, one nipple had been bitten off and her throat had been slashed. An instrument, possibly a branch, had been inserted into her vagina. She also had a large gash that ran from the inside of her thigh up to her mutilated breast.

74 years ago He Would Never Accept Injustice

Monday 3rd of July 1950

Revolutionary student Jan Zajíc is born in Vítkov, Moravskoslezský Kraj, Czechoslovakia.

63 years ago

Monday 3rd of July 1961

Child molester and serial killer Westley Allan Dodd aka The Vancouver Child Killer is born in Toppenish, Washington, United States.

55 years ago His Hair Was Bleached White

Thursday 3rd of July 1969

Rolling Stone Brian Lewis Hopkins Jones drowns in his swimming pool under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the age of 27 in Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, Sussex, United Kingdom.

Jones' body was embalmed, his hair bleached white, placed in an air-tight metal casket and buried 3m deep in Cheltenham Cemetery to prevent exhumation by trophy hunters.

54 years ago

Friday 3rd of July 1970

112 die in Dan-Air Flight 1903 de Havilland DH 106 Comet crash in Serralada del Montseny, Arbúcies, Catalonia, Spain.

54 years ago

Friday 3rd of July 1970

Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal Matt Turner aka Donald Montrell is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

53 years ago This Was the End

Saturday 3rd of July 1971

Singer-songwriter and poet Jim James Douglas Morrison aka The Lizard King aka Mr. Mojo Risin' known from The Doors dies of a hemorrhage after snorting an unintentional overdose of heroin at the age of 28 in 17 Rue Beautreillis, IVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

49 years ago

Thursday 3rd of July 1975

Murderer Mauriceo Mashawn Brown is born in San Antonio, Texas, United States.

42 years ago

Saturday 3rd of July 1982

23-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Hypnosis' in an installation by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in ICC, Meir 50, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

36 years ago

Sunday 3rd of July 1988

290 die in Iran Air Airbus A300B2-203 Flight 655 missile attack in Strait of Hormuz, Hengam, Iran.

The plane was shot by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles from the USS-Vincennes when the crew mistakenly identified the Iranian Airbus as an attacking F-14 Tomcat fighter.

33 years ago

Wednesday 3rd of July 1991

Sherri Ann Long aka Peggy Beth is strangled with her bra by serial killer Jack Unterweger aka Jack the Writer aka Der Häfenpoet aka The Pug Dumper in Corral Canyon, Malibu, California, United States.

30 years ago

Sunday 3rd of July 1994

34-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is attacked by fellow inmate Osvaldo Durruthy with a razor embedded in a toothbrush as he sat in the prison chapel after the weekly church service was concluded, attempting to slash his throat in Columbia Correctional Institution, 2925 Columbia Drive, Portage, Wisconsin, United States.

Dahmer received superficial wounds and was not seriously hurt in the incident.

28 years ago He Did Not Confess

Wednesday 3rd of July 1996

Serial killer Herb Herbert Richard Baumeister aka The I-70 Strangler commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 49 in Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada.

In his suicide note Baumeister described his failing marriage and business as his reason for suicide. He did not confess to the murders of the eleven men whose remains were found in his backyard.

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