legends are born in october


Remembering blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan (born Stephen Ray Vaughan in Dallas, TX) - October 3, 1954 - August 27, 1990

Jack the Ripper Timeline

- Easter Monday, April 1888. Emma Smith, a local prostitute was attacked by a gang of youths at the junction of Osborn Street and Brick Lane. Although she most certainly was not a victim of Jack the Ripper it was with her death that the police opened the file on the Whitechapel Murders, a file that encompassed the killings by Jack the Ripper.

- 5 April 1888. Emma Smith dies of her injuries in the London Hospital

- 7 August 1888. Martha Tabram, another common prostitute was found on a first floor landing of George Yard Buildings. She had been stabbed 39 times and two knives had been used to inflict the injuries she had sustained.

- 31 August 1888. At 3.40am the body of Mary or “Polly” Nichols was discovered in Bucks Row. She is considered by many to have been the first victim of Jack the Ripper and so the timeline should, perhaps begin with her?

- 1st -4th September 1888. The police interview the local prostitutes and are told of a character called “Leather Apron” who has been threatening them for about a year.

- 5th September 1888. The Star newspaper publishes an article about Leather Apron.

- 8 September 1888. Annie Chapman, now acknowledged as Jack the Ripper’s second victim is murdered at between 5.30am and 6am.

- 10 September 1888. Mr George Lusk and a group of local business men form the Mile End Vigilance Committee, to aid the police in their attempts to catch the killer.

- 10 September 1888. John Pizer, whom Sergeant Thick maintains is known as “Leather Apron” is arrested

- 27 September 1888. A letter addressed to ‘Dear Boss” is delivered to the Central News Agency. It is signed JACK THE RIPPER, a anme that will catapult the murders into the ralmof legend.

- 30 September 1888. The killer commits two murder in less than an hour. At 1am Elizabeth Stride’s body is discovered; and at 1:45am Catharine Eddowes is found dead in Mitre Square in the City of London. This brings another Police force, the City Police, into the hunt for Jack the Ripper.

- 1st October 1888. The police release the Jack the Ripper letter and a legend is born.

- 6th October 1888. The Central News Agency receive another letter purporting to come from Jack the Ripper. At the request of the police they do not make its comments public.

- 16 October 1888. Mr George Lusk receives a letter addressed “FROM HELL” and containing half a kidney. Speculation if rife that it was taken from Catharine Eddowes.

- 21st October 1888. A ‘respectable’ woman aged 21 named Maria Coroner is charged in Bradford with sending letters signed Jack the Ripper. She is the only one of the hundreds of Jack the Ripper letter writers to be prosecuted.

- 9th November 1888. 25 year Old Mary Kelly is murdered in Dorset Street Spitalfields. It is generally accepted that she was the last victim of Jack the Ripper.


Today is a very special day, on October 25, 1984 a legend was born. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, a.k.a Katy Perry. She is one of the most successful artist of all time and made many achievements other artist never done. Katy is the only one to receive 5 #1s from one album and the most selling digital artist, with more than 70 million more singles downloaded worldwide. Besides from her professional career, Perry is a down to earth girl and knows how to have a good time. Always making her Katycats feeling so proud of her and never letting us down. All Katycats love her to death and love it when she has a smile upon her face.Katheryn could have left us when she was in a suicidal state, but she had the strength to pick herself up and tell herself it wasn’t worth it. Thanks for staying mommacat! Katy Perry has also let the light in through my life and millions of others. Her journey is only just beginning and we on it with her. Can’t wait to see what more success she brings to the industry. Let’s take time to appreciate this spontaneous, humorous woman and wish her a Happy 30th Birthday

“He tried to read an elementary economics text; it bored him past endurance, it was like listening to somebody interminably recounting a long and stupid dream. He could not force himself to understand how banks functioned and so forth, because all the operations of capitalism were as meaningless to him as the rites of a primitive religion, as barbaric, as elaborate, and as unnecessary. In a human sacrifice to deity there might be at least a mistaken and terrible beauty; in the rites of the moneychangers, where greed, laziness, and envy were assumed to move all men’s acts, even the terrible became banal.”

- The Dispossessed

Happy 85th Birthday Ursula LeGuin!

born October 21st, 1929