BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

32nd year  -  N° 143                 Tuesday, 23 May 2017         Antwerpen		
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Today's 20 Events:

23 May

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    587 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 23rd of May 1430

    18-year-old Heroine Jeanne d'Arc aka La Pucelle d'Orléans is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve the city in Compiègne, Oise, France.

    Jeanne was then sold to the English.


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    283 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 23rd of May 1734

    Physician and inventor of animal magnetism Franz Anton Mesmer known for Mesmerism is born in Höristraße, Moos, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1883

    Actor Douglas Fairbanks is born as Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1906

    Poet and playwright Henrik Johan Ibsen dies of a stroke at the age of 78 in Arbins Gade 1, Oslo, Østlandet, Norway.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1923

    16-year-old Roland Hoch is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Neue Straße 8, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1933

    Actress Joan Henrietta Collins is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1934

    Gangster Clyde Chestnut Barrow is shot dead with 23-year-old Bonnie Parker by a posse at the age of 25 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, United States.

    Barrow and Parker appeared in daylight in an automobile and were shot by a posse of four Texas officers, Frank Hamer, B.M. 'Manny' Gault, Bob Alcorn and Ted Hinton and two Louisiana officers, Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley. Barrow had 17 entrance wounds in his body.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1934

    Gangster Bonnie Elizabeth Parker is shot dead with 25-year-old Clyde Barrow by a posse at the age of 24 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, United States.

    Barrow and Parker appeared in daylight in an automobile and were shot by a posse of four Texas officers, Frank Hamer, B.M. 'Manny' Gault, Bob Alcorn and Ted Hinton and two Louisiana officers, Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley. Parker had 26 entrance wounds in her body.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1934

    Electronic music pioneer Robert Arthur 'Bob' Moog known for the Moog synthesizer is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of May 1941

    44-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer buys a property from Marie-Sidonie Desmit, wife of Joseph Marie Rodolphe, Prince of Colloredo Mannsfield in 21 Rue Le Sueur, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Petiot paid 495.000,- Francs. He killed between 27 (confirmed) and 64 (presumed) people in this 'hôtel'.


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    72 Years Ago Today He Was Reluctant to Open His Mouth

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1945

    Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS) Heinrich Luitpold Himmler commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 45 in 31st Civilian Interrogation Camp, Uelzener Straße 31a, Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    Doctor Wells conducted a medical exam on Himmler and attempted to examine the inside of Himmler's mouth but the prisoner was reluctant to open it and jerked his head away. Himmler then bit into a hidden cyanide pill and collapsed onto the floor.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1950

    Serial killer and cannibal Richard Trenton Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento is born in Jadon Rico, California, United States.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 23rd of May 1981

    25-year-old Irish republican hunger striker Kevin Lynch starts hungerstriking in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of May 1988

    Serial killer Roberto Succo aka L'Assassino della Luna Piena aka Il Mostro di Mestre aka Roberto il Folle commits suicide by opening a gas refill in a plastic bag over his head at the age of 26 in Carcere di San Pio X, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1989

    29-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is sentenced to 5 years probation for sexual assault and enticing a child for immoral purposes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of May 1994

    Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber dies of unknown causes at the age of 91 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of May 1997

    Artist James Lee Byars dies of cancer at the age of 65 in Anglo-American Hospital, Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.



  • 10 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

    My Chinese raincoat at our temporary quarters in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

    73-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is denied parole for the eleventh time in Corcoran State Prison, Corcoran, California, United States.


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    4 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 23rd of May 2013

    Singer-songwriter Georges Moustaki dies of emphysema at the age of 79 in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.