BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

34th year  -  N° 346                 Thursday, 12 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Bleu, Bleu, l'Amour est Bleu




25 events for 25 July:

  • (-)
    527 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of July 1492

    213th Pope Innocentius VIII dies of fever at the age of 60 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    In July Innocentius VIII fell into a fever. He was said to have been given the world's first blood transfusion by his Jewish physician Giacomo di San Genesio, who had him bathe in the blood of three 10-year-old boys. The boys subsequently died.


  • (x)
    222 Years Ago Today He Wanted to Get Rid of this Useless Piece of Flesh

    Tuesday 25th of July 1797

    39-year-old Admiral Horatio Nelson aka 1st Viscount Nelson loses his right arm in the battle during a failed siege and conquest in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain.

    The surgeon had been warned of the contingency and got his instruments ready. Nelson was cited as saying, as he pointed to his right arm “Doctor, I want to get rid of this useless piece of flesh here”. Nelson's operation was quick and aseptic. The limb was thrown over board despite the admiral's wish to keep it.


  • (+)
    125 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of July 1894

    Assassin Gavrilo Princip aka The Teenager who Changed the World known for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is born in Obljaj, Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia.


  • (+)
    114 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of July 1905

    Writer Elias Canetti is born in Ruse, Rusenska Oblast, Bulgaria.


  • (x)
    110 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of July 1909

    37-year-old Aviation pioneer Louis Charles Joseph Blériot becomes the first man to fly from Calais, France across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft in Northfall Meadow, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.

    Blériot won the prize of £1,000 offered by the Daily Mail newspaper.


  • (+)
    104 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of July 1915

    Murderer Donald Harry Fearn is born in Red Cloud, Nebraska, United States.


  • (x)
    93 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of July 1926

    29-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is elected as mayor in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, Yonne, France.


  • (-)
    87 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of July 1932

    Naturalist writer Cyriel Cyrillus Gustave Emile Buysse dies of natural causes at the age of 73 in Afsnee, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


  • (-)
    85 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of July 1934

    Chancellor of Austria Engelbert Dollfuss is shot dead by ten Austrian Nazis in an attempted Coup d'Etat to take over Austria at the age of 42 in Bundeskanzleramt, Wien, Wien, Austria.


  • (+)
    67 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of July 1952

    Murderer Harold McQueen is born in Richmond, Kentucky, United States.


  • (+)
    60 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of July 1959

    Serial killer Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko aka The Terminator aka Citizen O is born in Lasky, Zhytomyr Oblast, Russia.


  • (-)
    58 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of July 1961

    Murderer Samuel McLaughlin is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 40 in Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


  • (-)
    50 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of July 1969

    Painter and printmaker Otto Wilhelm Heinrich Dix dies of a stroke at the age of 78 in Singen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


  • (-)
    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of July 1973

    17-year-old Charles Cary Cobble is abducted, sexually assaulted and shot dead by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 2020 Lamar Drive, Pasadena, Texas, United States.

    Cobble was buried by Wayne Henley in Corll's boat shed near Lake Sam Rayburn.


  • (-)
    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of July 1973

    18-year-old Marty Ray Jones is abducted, sexually assaulted and shot dead by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 2020 Lamar Drive, Pasadena, Texas, United States.

    Jones was buried by Wayne Henley in Corll's boat shed near Lake Sam Rayburn.


  • (+)
    41 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of July 1978

    First in-vitro baby Louise Joy Brown is born in Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


  • (x)
    39 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of July 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 3' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    I have filled a plate with petrol and held my head above it until all the petrol had evaporated.


  • (-)
    38 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of July 1981

    18-year-old Sigrun Arnd is raped and beaten to death by serial killer Clifford Olson aka The Vancouver Butcher in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.


  • (-)
    37 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of July 1982

    24-year-old Debra Lynn Bonner is abducted and killed by serial killer Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer in Three Bears Motel, 2717 S 216th Street, Des Moines, Washington, United States.


  • (-)
    37 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of July 1982

    14-year-old Lyubov Volobuyeva is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Pashkovsky Airport, Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

    Volobuyeva's body with seven knife wounds was found on 7 August 1982 near the airport workshops.


  • (x)
    33 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of July 1986

    33-year-old Serial killer Bobby Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist is sentenced to death for the Michelle Simms murder in Tampa, Florida, United States.


  • (x)
    19 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of July 2000

    113 die in Air France Flight 4590 Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde crash in Hôtelissimo Les Relais Bleus, Gonesse, Île-de-France, France.

    It was the only fatal Concorde accident during its 27-year operational history.


  • (-)
    16 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of July 2003

    Film and stage director John Richard Schlesinger dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 77 in Desert Hospital, 1150 N Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, United States.

    Schlesinger had been on a life-support system after a stroke in December 2000.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 25th of July 2005

    The rusty gate of what seemed like the ideal hide-out for mafia gangsters to keep and torture kidnap victims in Porto San Giorgio, Marche, Italy.


  • (x)
    3 Years Ago Today The Lily Garden Turned Red

    Monday 25th of July 2016

    26-year-old Mass murderer Satoshi Uematsu known for the Sagamihara stabbings stabs 19 mentally disabled people from 18 to 70 years old to death in a residential care center in Tsukui Yamayuri En, Sagamihara, Kantō, Japan.

    Another 26 patients were injured. Uematsu turned himself in at the Tsukui Police Station two hours after the incident with a bag of multiple kitchen knives and other bloodstained sharp tools.



    Print PDF