Scene of the Fatal Explosion at Birmingham
Scene following an explosion that took place on the premises of Messrs. Pursall and Phillips, percussion-cap manufacturers, in Whittall Street, St. Mary's Square, Birmingham. The whole of the back portion of the premises was completely destroyed, portions of the roof and walls were carried by the force of the explosion to a considerable distance resulting in considerable loss of life. The explosion was the third to have occurred during the last three months in Birmingham and, predicted the ILN, would result in the compulsory removal of all such manufactories outside the town.
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His Fatal Beauty by Arthur Shirley
Promotional postcard for His Fatal Beauty by Arthur Shirley; lyrics and sketches by H. Chance Newton &c.; music John Crook &c. First produced Metropole Theatre, Camberwell, 27th April 1903. Flyer for Eugene C. Staffords Co. The photo is presuma-bly of Stafford, The Original Pioneer of The Private Secretary (see below). Touring to the Empire Theatre, Southend, 18th May 1903. Everything Smart and Up-to-Date" Date: 1903
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Woman dies under hypnosis, Tuzer, Upper Hungary
In Tuzer, Upper Hungary, Ella Salamon, hypnotised by the Austrian hypnotist-healer Franz Neukomm in an attempt to cure her nervous ailment, goes into convulsions and dies when Neukomm asks her to give clairvoyant information about the health of a distant patient (his brother). The post mortem found that she had died of heart failure, and Neukomm was convicted of manslaughter. This was the first recorded death to take place under hypnosis.
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