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33rd year  -  N° 203                 Sunday, 22 July 2018         Antwerpen		
Die Kleinen und die Bösen
Today's 19 Events:

22 July

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    342 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of July 1676

    239th Pope Clemens X dies of gout at the age of 86 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    218 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of July 1800

    Christian mystic and visionary Jakob Lorber aka Der Schreibknecht Gottes is born in Kanischa, Spodnja Štajerska, Slovenia.


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    174 Years Ago Today His Worth Was a Binder

    Monday 22nd of July 1844

    Oxford don William Archibald Spooner known for Spoonerism is born in 17 Chapel Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of July 1882

    Artist Edward Hopper is born in 82 N Broadway, Nyack, New York, United States.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of July 1886

    Victim of Karl Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof Marie Nitschke is born in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.


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    129 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of July 1889

    Film director James Whale known for Frankenstein is born in Dudley, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of July 1893

    Psychiatrist Karl Augustus Menninger is born in Topeka, Kansas, United States.


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    120 Years Ago Today They Made a Mistake

    Friday 22nd of July 1898

    Sculptor Alexander 'Sandy' Calder is born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Calder's actual birthday remains a source of much confusion. According to Calder's mother he was born on 22 August yet his birth certificate at Philadelphia City Hall stated 22 July. When Calder's family learned about the birth certificate they reasserted with certainty that city officials had made a mistake.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of July 1933

    35-year-old Aviation pioneer Wiley Hardeman Post becomes the first man to fly around the world solo from New York to Berlin, Königsberg, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Rukhlovo, Khabarovsk, Flat, Fairbanks, Edmonton, and back to New York in Floyd Bennett Field, New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

    Fifty thousand people greeted Post on his return after 7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of July 1934

    Bank robber John Herbert Dillinger is supposedly shot dead by Melvin Purvis at the age of 31 in Biograph Theater, 2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Dillinger was struck four times, with two bullets grazing him, one cut a superficial hole in his right side, and the fatal shot - which entered Dillinger through the back of his neck, severed his spinal cord and tore through his brain before exiting out the front of his head just under his right eye, severing two sets of veins and arteries. An ambulance was summoned though it was clear Dillinger had quickly died from his gunshot wounds. At 10:50 p.m. Dillinger was pronounced dead at Alexian Brothers Hospital. He died without saying a word. There were reports of people dipping their handkerchiefs and skirts into the blood pool that had formed.In 'The Dillinger Dossier' author Jay Robert Nash maintains that Dillinger escaped death at the Biograph Theater simply by not being there. In his stead was a 'Jimmy Lawrence', a local Chicago petty criminal whose appearance was similar to Dillinger's.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of July 1939

    Actor Terence Henry Stamp is born in London, Stepney, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    54 Years Ago Today There Was no Christmas Without a Funeral

    Wednesday 22nd of July 1964

    17-year-old Danuta Maciejowicz is strangled and mutilated by serial killer Łucjan Staniak aka The Red Spider of Katowice in Olsztyn, Województwo Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Poland.

    On 24 July the magazine 'Kulisy' received a poem from Staniak. "I picked a juicy flower in Olsztyn and I will do it again, because there is no Christmas without a funeral."


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of July 1964

    26-year-old Elly Hager-Segov is strangled and her throat cut by serial killer Hans van Zon in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of July 1965

    45-year-old Jadwiga Zygmunt is strangled by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Sosnowiec, Województwo Sląskie, Poland.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of July 1973

    Cop killer Ronald Ray Howard is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of July 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 1' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    I have cut my hair and thrown it in the sink. Then I have made a cut on the inside of my elbow with a razorblade and let the blood run down off my arm onto the cut-off hair.


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    27 Years Ago Today He Should Be Dead for What He Did

    Monday 22nd of July 1991

    31-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is arrested in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    Two Milwaukee police officers were flagged down by Tracy Edwards at the corner of North 25th Street. The officers noted Edwards had a handcuff attached to his wrist whereupon Edwards explained to the officers that a 'freak' had placed the handcuffs upon him. When the officers and Edwards arrived at Apartment 213, Dahmer invited the trio inside and acknowledged he had indeed placed the handcuffs upon Edwards. In the bedroom, officer Rolf Mueller noted there was a large knife beneath the bed; he also saw an open drawer which, upon closer inspection, contained scores of Polaroid pictures - many of which were of human bodies in various stages of dismemberment. Mueller noted the decor indicated they had been taken in the very apartment in which they were standing. He walked into the living room to show them to his partner, uttering the words, "These are for real."


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of July 2006

    47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'He Just Wanted to Play in his Bath Tube and Put a Finger in his Ass' in Vilma Gold Gallery, Schlesische Straße 26, Berlin, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.

    During a live video-performance by artist Brock Enright the audience was encouraged to react to notes he wrote before a camera from his New York bathroom. He smeared ketchup all over himself and tried to provoke some violence from the audience. After a while I stepped in front of the camera and told him I wanted real blood. He kept provoking and wrote “I’m scared”. I took a shard of glass from the floor and cut my chest until blood streamed down, put my shirt back on and left.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 22nd of July 2006

    The grave of Ulrike Marie Meinhof in Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof III, Eisenacher Straße 61, Berlin, Mariendorf, Berlin, Germany.