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33rd year  -  N° 228                 Thursday, 16 August 2018         Antwerpen		
Only the Lonely
Today's 21 Events:

16 August

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    130 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of August 1888

    Man of Action Thomas Edward Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia is born in Gorphwysfa, Tremadog, Wales, United Kingdom.


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    130 Years Ago Today His Valuable Brain Tonic Didn't Help

    Thursday 16th of August 1888

    Pharmacist John Stith Pemberton known for inventing Coca Cola dies of stomach cancer at the age of 57 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of August 1894

    Anarchist and assassin Sante Geronimo Caserio is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 21 in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    119 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of August 1899

    Chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen known for development of the Bunsen burner dies of natural causes at the age of 88 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of August 1912

    Murderess Virginia Christian is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 17 in Virginia State Penitentiary, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

    Christian was the only female juvenile executed by the electric chair.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of August 1920

    Poet and writer Charles Henry Bukowski aka Hank is born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski in Aktienstraße 12, Andernach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of August 1926

    50-year-old Mary Nesbitt is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Oakland, California, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of August 1928

    37-year-old Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder is arrested in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of August 1945

    Admiral Takijirō Ōnishi aka The Father of the Kamikaze commits suicide by Seppuku at the age of 54 in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

    Ōnishi did not use a kaishakunin (second), and died of self-inflicted injuries over a period of 15 hours.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of August 1948

    Baseball player George Herman Ruth aka Babe Ruth aka The Sultan of Swat dies of nasopharyngeal carcinoma at the age of 53 in Memorial Hospital for Cancer, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of August 1950

    Serial killer Jack Johann Unterweger aka Jack the Writer aka Der Häfenpoet aka The Pug Dumper is born in Judenburg, Steiermark, Austria.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of August 1950

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Petra Schelm is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    62 Years Ago Today He Stayed in His Coffin

    Thursday 16th of August 1956

    Actor Bela Lugosi known for portraying Count Dracula dies of a heart attack at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Per request of his son George and fifth wife Hope Lininger, Lugosi was buried wearing one of the Dracula Cape costumes.


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    53 Years Ago Today He Was Burning Down the House

    Monday 16th of August 1965

    30-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker sets fire to the first floor of a building he owns, collecting $11.000 on insurance in 2039 East Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    49 Years Ago Today He Took Her from the Ballroom

    Saturday 16th of August 1969

    32-year-old Jemima McDonald is raped, beaten and strangled by serial killer The Bible John Killer in MacKeith Street, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    McDonald met her unidentified killer at the Barrowland Ballroom.


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    49 Years Ago Today They Played Grand Auto Theft

    Saturday 16th of August 1969

    35-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is arrested in a police-raid on suspicion of leading a major auto theft ring that had been stealing Volkswagens and converting them into dune buggies in Spahn Ranch, 12000 Santa Susana Pass Road, Chatsworth, California, United States.

    21 other Manson Family members were also arrested but released after a couple of days due to a warrant misdate.


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    43 Years Ago Today He Carried Common Household Items

    Saturday 16th of August 1975

    29-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is arrested and charged with 'attempting to evade a police-officer' in Salt Lake City, Granger, Utah, United States.

    Noting that the Volkswagen's front passenger seat was missing the police officer searched Bundy's car and found a ski mask, a second mask fashioned from pantyhose, a crowbar, handcuffs, trash bags, a coil of rope, an ice pick, and other items initially assumed to be burglary tools. Bundy explained that the ski mask was for skiing, he had found the handcuffs in a dumpster and the rest were common household items.


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    41 Years Ago Today He Left the Building for Good

    Tuesday 16th of August 1977

    Singer and actor Elvis Aaron Presley aka The King of Rock and Roll dies of cardiac arrhythmia due to polypharmacy at the age of 42 in Graceland, 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Whitehaven, Tennessee, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of August 1977

    Bartholomeus Bruyn’s 'Portrait', Lucas Cranach the Elder’s 'Portrait of Martin Luther and his wife Katharina von Bora' and several more paintings are attacked with acid by 40-year-old Art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Niedersächsischen Landesmuseum, Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of August 2003

    58-year-old Artist Jörg Immendorff is caught with seven prostitutes (and four more on the way) and 10 grams of cocaïne in a Versace ashtrey in the luxury suite in Steigenberger Parkhotel, Königsallee 1a, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Immendorf explained it as an act of 'orientalism'.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 16th of August 2003

    Passengers in the back of a crowded pick-up truck aka public transport staring at a weird white guy in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.