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32nd year  -  N° 85                 Sunday, 26 March 2017         Antwerpen		
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Today's 16 Events:

26 March

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    203 Years Ago Today Il Posa sa Tête

    Saturday 26th of March 1814

    Physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin dies of natural causes at the age of 76 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    190 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of March 1827

    Composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies of lead poisoning at the age of 57 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

    There is dispute about the cause of Beethoven's death: alcoholic cirrhosis, syphilis, infectious hepatitis, lead poisoning, sarcoidosis and Whipple's disease have all been proposed. Most probably Beethoven was accidentally poisoned to death by excessive doses of lead-based treatments administered under instruction from his doctor.


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1908

    SS commandant of the Sobibór and Treblinka extermination camps Franz Paul Stangl aka Der Weiße Tod is born in Altmünster, Oberösterreich, Austria.


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    106 Years Ago Today He Was a Sweet Bird of Youth

    Sunday 26th of March 1911

    Writer and playwright Tennessee Thomas Lanier Williams is born in Columbus, Mississippi, United States.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of March 1916

    prison guard Andrew Turner is stabbed through the heart with a six inch shank by 26-year-old Double murderer Robert Franklin Stroud aka The Birdman of Alcatraz in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of March 1923

    Actress Sarah Henrietta Rosine Bernhardt aka The Divine Sarah dies of uremia following kidney failure at the age of 79 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1925

    Composer Pierre Boulez is born in Montbrison, Loire, France.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of March 1927

    Cop killer Palle Mogens Fogde Sørensen is born in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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    86 Years Ago Today His Long and Prosperous Life Began

    Thursday 26th of March 1931

    Actor Leonard Simon Nimoy aka Mr. Spock is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of March 1944

    Singer and actress Diana Ernestine Earle Ross known from The Supremes is born in Hutzel Women's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of March 1957

    Film director Max Ophüls dies of rheumatic heart disease at the age of 55 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1959

    Writer Raymond Thornton Chandler dies of pneumonial peripheral vascular shock and prerenal uremia at the age of 71 in Scripps Memorial Hospital, 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, California, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1959

    18-year-old Karin Walde is raped and beaten to death by serial killer Heinrich Pommerenke aka The Beast of the Black Forest in Hornberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    52 Years Ago Today Had Hij Geen Spijt, Hij Haatte de Mensen

    Friday 26th of March 1965

    19-year-old Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is sentenced to death in Assisenhof, Britselei 55-57, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of March 1996

    Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker dies of an epileptic seizure at the age of 61 in State Correctional Institution, Cresson, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Kallinger spent the last 11 years of his life on suicide watch.



  • 8 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 26th of March 2009

    The first wall to go in a dauntless renovation of our kitchen in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.