On this day, September 21, 2018, Zak Kostopoulos was murdered

On this day, September 21, 2018, Zak Kostopoulos was murdered
On this day, September 21, 2018, Zak Kostopoulos was murdered

On this day, September 21, 2018, the activist Zak Kostopoulos was lynched to death in a Kaningos jewelry store.

What happened like today in world history? Which great personalities were born and who passed away?

Facts

1937: The epic fantasy novel by J. RR Tolkien “The Hobbit”

1939: The Prime Minister of Romania, Armad Calinescu, is assassinated by members of the Iron Guard

1964: Malta is declared an independent state

1971: Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar become members of the UN

1972: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs proclamation effectively placing country under martial law

1981: Belize becomes independent from the United Kingdom

1991: Secession of Armenia from the Soviet Union

1999: A 7.6 Richter earthquake shakes Taiwan (more than 2,300 dead).

2006: The 3.3-million-year-old skeleton of the world’s oldest known infant has been discovered in Ethiopia and offers new evidence of how human ancestors descended from the trees and began walking upright.

2011: Alternative rock band REM disbands.

Births

1452: Girolamo Savonarola, political and religious leader of Florence, monk of the Dominican order. He advocated the burning of books and other “vanity” items, but later fell out of favor and was executed

1866: H. J. Wells, a British writer, distinguished himself in the genre of science fiction

1934: Leonard Cohen, Canadian musician and poet

1947: Stephen King, an American author, has distinguished himself mainly in the genre of fantasy and horror

1950: Bill Murray, American actor, known especially for his comedy films and his sarcastic humor

1972: Liam Gallagher, British singer and songwriter, member of the now disbanded band Oasis

Deaths

19 BC: Virgil, an important Roman poet, best known for his epic poem, “The Aeneid”

1832: Walter Scott, Scottish author, known for historical novels such as “Ivanoy” and “Rob Roy”

1860: Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher of the school of German idealism, known for his work “The World as Will and Representation”

1974: Walter Brennan, American character actor, winner of three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor

1974: Jacqueline Susan, American author, known for the bestseller “Valley of the Dolls”

1990: Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek director (“The Excursion”)

1998: Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter. Known as the “fastest woman in the world”, her world records in the 100m and 200m category still stand. She won five medals from her participation in Olympiads. Rumors never stopped that her victories were the result of doping. She died in her sleep, during an epileptic fit.

2018: Zak Kostopoulos, 33, a Greek activist of the LGBT community, in a bloody incident in a jewelry store in Kaningos.

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