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36th year  -  N° 130                 Monday, 10 May 2021         Antwerpen		
The Man with the Red Face
Today's 28 Events:

10 May

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    206 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of May 1815

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

    Johanna was Gottfried's daughter.


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    203 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of May 1818

    Silversmith, engraver, early industrialist and Patriot Paul Revere dies of natural causes at the age of 83 in Charter Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    183 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of May 1838

    Actor and assassin John Wilkes Booth aka The Man Who Shot President Abraham Lincoln is born in Bel Air, Maryland, United States.


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    172 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of May 1849

    Victim of Jack the Ripper Martha Tabram is born as Martha White in London, Southwark, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    122 Years Ago Today The History of Dance on Film Began

    Wednesday 10th of May 1899

    Stage dancer, singer and actor Fred Astaire is born as Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of May 1904

    Journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley aka Bula Matari (Breaker of Rocks) known for his quote “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” dies of unknown causes at the age of 63 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of May 1920

    21-year-old Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place marries 22-year-old Ethel Simpson in Spring Hall Register Office, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of May 1924

    29-year-old 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation John Edgar Hoover is appointed by President Calvin Coolidge as fifth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in FBI Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    80 Years Ago Today He Had an Important Message

    Saturday 10th of May 1941

    47-year-old Nazi leader and Stellvertreter des Führers Rudolf Walter Richard Hess flies to the United Kingdom in a Messerschmitt Bf 110, presumably with a peace-mission, but he crashes and parachuted out of the plane in Floors Farm, Eaglesham, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    Identifying himself as Hauptmann Alfred Horn, Hess said he had an important message for the Duke of Hamilton.


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    76 Years Ago Today He Didn't Need His Glasses Anymore

    Thursday 10th of May 1945

    Gauleiter of Sudetengau Konrad Ernst Eduard Henlein commits suicide by cutting his veins with his broken glasses at the age of 47 in Plzeň, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.


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    75 Years Ago Today He Was a Hurdy Gurdy Baby

    Friday 10th of May 1946

    Singer-songwriter Donovan is born as Donovan Philips Leitch in Glasgow, Maryhill, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of May 1952

    Mass murderer Thomas Watt Hamilton known for The Dunblane Massacre is born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of May 1955

    Murderer Mark David Chapman aka The Man Who Shot John Lennon is born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of May 1957

    Musician Sid Vicious known from The Sex Pistols is born as John Simon Ritchie in London, Lewisham, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    54 Years Ago Today it was Hash

    Wednesday 10th of May 1967

    25-year-old Rolling Stone Brian Lewis Hopkins Jones is arrested for drug possession by Detective Sergeant David Patrick of the Scotland Yard in Courtfield Road 1, London, Kensington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    When the police showed Jones their finds they recorded that he said: "Yes, it is hash."


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of May 1970

    Bomb attack by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground on the National Guard Association of the United States in National Guard Memorial Building, 1 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of May 1977

    Actress Joan Crawford dies of a myocardial infarction at the age of 73 in The Imperial House, 150 East 69th Street, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of May 1981

    Victim of Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper Aleksandr 'Sasha' Dyakonov is born in Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of May 1987

    Tempera painter and presumed mass poisoner Sadamichi Hirasawa dies of pneumonia at the age of 95 in Tokyo, Hachioji, Kantō, Japan.

    Hirasawa had been on death row for 32 years. He spent his time painting and writing his autobiography 'My Will: the Teikoku Bank Case'.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of May 1987

    Eight members of the Irish Republican Army East Tyrone Brigade are killed in an ambush by the British Army's Special Air Service in Royal Ulster Constabulary Base, Loughgall, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    Two IRA member were unarmed when killed and a civilian was also killed and another wounded by the SAS after unwittingly driving into the ambush zone and being mistaken for IRA attackers.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of May 1993

    188 die in Kader toy factory fire in Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Road, Sam Phran, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

    Workers in the first building who tried to escape found the ground floor exit doors locked, and the stairwells soon collapsed. Many workers jumped from the second-, third-, and fourth-floor windows in order to escape the flames, resulting in severe injuries or death.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of May 1994

    Serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Stateville Correctional Center, Crest Hill, Illinois, United States.

    After the execution began, one of the three lethal drugs clogged the tube leading to Gacy's arm, and therefore stopped flowing. Blinds, covering the window through which witnesses observe the execution, were then drawn. The clogged tube was replaced with a new one, the blinds were opened, and the execution process resumed. The entire procedure took 18 minutes. It is reported that his final spoken words were simply "Kiss my ass."


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of May 1996

    51-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Hanna Elise Krabbe known from Kommando Holger Meins is released from prison in Justizvollzugsanstalt Lübeck, Lauerhöfer Felde, Lübeck, St. Gertrud, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

    Krabbe spent 21 years of a life sentence in prison for her involvement in the bombing of the German embassy in Stockholm on 24 April 1975.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 10th of May 2002

    A rat in a corner on the Rhône quai in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of May 2002

    Cop killer Lynda Cheryle Lyon Block is executed by Yellow Mama at the age of 54 in Holman Correctional Facility, Ross Road, Atmore, Alabama, United States.

    Block was the first woman executed in the state of Alabama since 1957. Block had no last meal request nor did she make a final statement.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of May 2006

    45-year-old Murderer and cannibal Armin Meiwes aka Der Metzgermeister is convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of May 2007

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 127th concert as Bum Collar at the FRONTforyou #8 festival in Fotomuseum, Waalsekaai 47, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    6 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of May 2015

    Performance and installation artist Chris Christopher Burden dies of melanoma at the age of 69 in Topanga Canyon, California, United States.