32nd year  -  N° 177                 Monday, 26 June 2017         Antwerpen		
The Flowers of Romance
Today's 16 Events:

26 June

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    733 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of June 1284

    A Pied Piper lures 130 boys and girls out of the village in Hameln, Sachsen, Germany.

    All of the children were taken to the Weser river and drowned.

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    404 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of June 1613

    Carpenter John Hitchen dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in Christchurch, Dorset, United Kingdom.

    Hitchen's body was dragged into the street and continued to burn for three days.

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    125 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of June 1892

    Writer Pearl S. Buck aka Sai Zhenzhu is born as Pearl Sydenstricker in Stulting House, Seneca Trail, Hillsboro, West Virginia, United States.

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    119 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of June 1898

    Aircraft designer and manufacturer Willy Wilhelm Emil Messerschmitt is born in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.

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    113 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of June 1904

    Actor Peter Lorre is born as László Löwenstein in Rózsahegy, Tatra, Hungary.

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    108 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of June 1909

    Entertainment impresario Tom Parker aka Colonel Parker known for the management of Elvis Presley is born as Andreas Cornelis 'Dries' van Kuijk in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

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    102 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of June 1915

    47-year-old Thérèse Laborde-Line is murdered by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in The Lodge, 47 Rue de Mantes, Vernouillet, Île-de-France, France.

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    100 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of June 1917

    48-year-old Presumed murderess Marguerite Jeanne 'Meg' Japy Steinheil aka Lady Abinger aka Mme de Serignac known for her many love affairs with important men marries Robert Brooke Campbell Scarlett, 6th Baron Abinger in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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    94 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of June 1923

    Murderess Barbara Graham aka Bloody Babs is born as Barbara Elaine Ford in Oakland, California, United States.

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    92 Years Ago Today

    Friday 26th of June 1925

    Cosmonaut Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev is born in Chelishchevo, Vologda Oblast, Russia.

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    86 Years Ago Today

    Friday 26th of June 1931

    Angry Young Writer Colin Henry Wilson is born in Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

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    71 Years Ago Today He Was Caught Before He Killed More

    Wednesday 26th of June 1946

    18-year-old Serial killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More is arrested prowling in Wayne Manor Apartments, Wayne Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    A scuffle resulted that ended only when an off-duty policeman dropped three clay flowerpots on Heirens’ head, one at a time from the top of the stairs, rendering him unconscious. According to Heirens, he remembered drifting into unconsciousness under questioning. At one point someone punched him in the testicles causing him to nearly vomit. They also burned them with ether. On his fifth day in custody Heirens was given a lumbar puncture without anesthesia. Moments later Heirens was driven to police headquarters for a polygraph test. They tried for a few minutes to administer the test but it was rescheduled for several days later after they found him to be in too much pain to cooperate.

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    61 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of June 1956

    The books of 59-year-old Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich are destroyed by FDA officials in Orgonon, Rangely, Maine, United States.

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    54 Years Ago Today War Er ein Berliner

    Wednesday 26th of June 1963

    46-year-old 35th President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy aka JFK delivers his famous 'Ich bin ein Berliner' speech in Rathaus Schöneberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 26th of June 1999

    Visitors at the opening of 'Nursing Care, in Melancholy Stupor' by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in M_hka, Leuvenstraat 32, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 7 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 26th of June 2010

    The taped door of a burglarised abandoned house in Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.