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34th year  -  N° 265                 Sunday, 22 September 2019         Antwerpen		
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Today's 33 Events:

22 September

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    504 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of September 1515

    Fourth wife of Henry VIII Anna von Kleve is born in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    327 Years Ago Today There Hung Eight Firebrands of Hell

    Monday 22nd of September 1692

    Mary Esty, Martha Cory, Ann Pudeator, Samuel Wardwell, Mary Parker, Alice Parker, Wilmot Redd, and Margaret Scott are executed by hanging on accusation of witchcraft in Proctor's Ledge, Salem, Massachusetts, United States.

    It was the last group of 'witches' to be executed. Clergyman Nicholas Noyes reportedly turned toward the suspended bodies of the victims and said "What a sad thing it is to see eight firebrands of hell hanging there."


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    245 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of September 1774

    249th Pope Clemens XIV dies of scorbutic and hemorrhoidal dispositions at the age of 69 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    243 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of September 1776

    America's first spy Nathan Hale is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    228 Years Ago Today He Was not Born in a Cage

    Thursday 22nd of September 1791

    Physicist Michael Faraday is born in Newington Butts, London, Southwark, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    204 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of September 1815

        5-year-old Heinrich Miltenberg     is poisoned with arsenic by serial poisoner Gesche Gottfried aka Der Engel von Bremen in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.

    Heinrich was Gottfried's son.    


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of September 1885

    Film director Erich von Stroheim aka The Man You Love to Hate is born as Erich Oswald Stroheim in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of September 1895

    13-year-old Aline Alaise is stabbed to death and mutilated by serial killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est in Truinas, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    123 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of September 1896

    41-year-old Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch aka The Bluebeard Murderer marries widow Barbara Brossett of San Francisco as Schmitt in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Schmitt disappeared two days later with $1.465,- of Brossett's money. She was so affected by the losses that she died afterward.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of September 1903

    Gangster Joseph Michael 'Joe Cargo' Valachi aka Anthony Sorge aka Charles Charbano known for disclosing information about the Italian-American Mafia is born in New York, East Harlem, New York, United States.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of September 1903

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Heinrich Koch is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of September 1906

    Wife of camp commandant and human-skin-handywoman Ilse Koch aka Die Hexe von Buchenwald aka Die Buchenwälder Schlampe is born as Margarete Ilse Köhler in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of September 1912

    Over 1000 die in SS Kiche Maru sinking in Enshū, Honshu Island, Japan.


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    105 Years Ago Today She Was Admitted

    Tuesday 22nd of September 1914

    50-year-old Sculptor Camille Claudel is admitted in Asile d'Aliénés de Montdevergues, Avignon, Montfavet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

    Claudel's certificate of admittance reported that she suffered "from a systematic persecution delirium mostly based upon false interpretations and imagination"Claudel spent the last 30 years of her life at the asylum.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of September 1924

    25-year-old Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place is sentenced to 3 and 6 months imprisonment for larceny in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    85 Years Ago Today Something Happened Down the Dennis

    Saturday 22nd of September 1934

    266 die in Westminster and United Collieries Group coal mine explosion and fire in Dennis Shaft, Gresford, Wales, United Kingdom.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of September 1939

    Mountaineer Junko Tabei known for becoming the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest is born in Miharu, Fukushima, Japan.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of September 1949

    Murderer Hamida Djandoubi is born in Tunis, Protectorat Français, Tunisia.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of September 1949

    45-year-old Kidnapper and murderer Nathan Freudenthal Leopold aka The Perfect Murderer has his life sentence commuted to 85 years in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of September 1957

    Actress and singer Zhou Xuan aka Beautiful Jade aka Golden Voice dies of encephalitis at the age of 39 in Shanghai, China.

    Xuan died in a mental asylum during the Anti-Rightist Movement following a nervous breakdown.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of September 1958

    Singer-songwriter and musician Joan Jett aka Godmother of Punk is born as Joan Marie Larkin in Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of September 1960

    Murderer Jesse De La Rosa is born in San Antonio, Texas, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today She Missed and Shot Ludwig in the Groin

    Monday 22nd of September 1975

    45-year-old Attempted assassin of President Gerald Ford Sara Jane Kahn Moore fires two shots aimed at President Gerald Ford with a .38 Special revolver from a distance of 40 feet away in St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, United States.

    Moore's first shot narrowly missed Ford’s head by five inches, going through the wall above the doorway. Upon hearing the gunfire bystander Oliver Sipple dove towards Moore and grabbed her shooting arm. That action redirected her second shot away from Ford and instead struck 42-year-old taxi driver John Ludwig standing inside the hotel in the groin.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of September 1977

    25-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Knut Detlef Folkerts is arrested in Croeselaan 122, Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.

    Folkerts fatally shot 46-year-old Dutch policeman Arie Kranenburg and seriously wounded a second officer in a shootout. Elisabeth von Dyck, originally mistaken for Brigitte Mohnhaupt, managed to escape.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of September 1984

    25-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'La Chute des Anges Rebelles' in 1693 Waversesteenweg, Brussel, Oudergem, Brabant, Belgium.

    In an abandoned house I was laying in a room, half covered by a blanket, tied up and with my head in a metal cage. On the wall hung a work by AMVK about a kidnapped Italian boy.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of September 1984

    57-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is convicted to life imprisonment for the murder of Michelle Steel in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of September 1989

    Composer Irving Berlin dies of natural causes at the age of 101 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of September 1992

    Triple murderer James Demouchette aka Doom is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Demouchette was violent behind bars and once stabbed 42-year-old inmate Johnny Swift to death. He also beat and raped another inmate, stabbed at least two others, twice set fire to his cell and stabbed two guards searching his cell.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of September 1995

    Multiple murderer Phillip Lee Ingle is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of September 1997

    Murderer Jessel, Turner is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 22nd of September 2005

    A view behind the shopfronts from an overpass in Beijing, Hebei, China.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of September 2007

    48-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Macht Kaputt was Euch Kaputt Macht' in Z33, Zuivelmarkt 33, Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium.

    I transported a mass of earth in plastic bags from the hole to the art venue. Dressed in a 1970’s suit and wearing sunglasses, I handed out a pamphlet to members of the audience. While an extended version of ‘Macht kaputt, was euch kaputt macht!’ by Ton Steine Scherben played loud through a ghettoblaster, I poured the earth onto the floor in a defensive wall structure. Then I poured a can of petrol over my head. Mixing the petrol with earth from the hole I made small muddy projectiles which I threw at the audience.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of September 2007

    Mime artist Marcel Marceau aka Bip the Clown dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 84 in Stade Lucien Desprats, Cahors, Lot-et-Garonne, France.