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33rd year  -  N° 268                 Tuesday, 25 September 2018         Antwerpen		
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Today's 26 Events:

25 September

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    484 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of September 1534

    219th Pope Clemens VII dies from eating poisonous mushrooms at the age of 56 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    Just a few days before his death Clemens VII ordered Michelangelo to paint 'The Last Judgment' in the Sistine Chapel.


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    186 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of September 1832

    Architect and engineer William Le Baron Jenney aka The Father of the American Skyscraper is born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of September 1897

    Writer William Cuthbert Faulkner is born in New Albany, Mississippi, United States.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of September 1903

    Abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko is born as Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz in Dvinsk, Vitebsk Oblast, Russia.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of September 1906

    Composer Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich is born in Podolskaya Street 2, St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of September 1918

    17-year-old Friedel Rothe is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Celler Straße 27, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    92 Years Ago Today She Kept His Wedding Ring

    Saturday 25th of September 1926

    16-year-old Gangster Bonnie Elizabeth Parker marries Roy Thornton six days before her 16th birthday in Cement City, Texas, United States.

    After January 1929 their paths never crossed again. But they were never divorced and Parker was wearing Thornton's wedding ring when she died.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of September 1932

    Pianist Glenn Hubert Gould known for his interpretations of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach is born in 32 Southwood Drive, Toronto, The Beaches, Ontario, Canada.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of September 1944

    Actor Michael Kirk Douglas is born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of September 1951

    Murderer Steve Mitchell is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 49 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of September 1952

    Serial killer Patrick David Mackay aka Franklin Bollvolt the First is born in Park Royal Hospital, Acton Lane, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    66 Years Ago Today He Was Baby Superman

    Thursday 25th of September 1952

    Actor Christopher D'Olier Reeve known for portraying Superman is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today He Was the Candyman's First

    Friday 25th of September 1970

    19-year-old Jeffrey Alan Konen is tortured and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in Yorktown Street, Houston, Texas, United States.

    Konen vanished while hitchhiking with another student from the University of Texas to his parents' home in Houston. He was dropped off alone at the corner of Westheimer Road and South Voss Road near the Uptown area of Houston. Konen was Corll's first victim. Konen's body was buried at High Island Beach.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of September 1977

    19-year-old John A. Mowery is murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of September 1978

    144 die in Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 Boeing 727-214 collision in San Diego, North Park, California, United States.

    Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 collided with a private Cessna 172 light aircraft flown by 32-year-old Martin B. Kazy Jr. and 35-year-old David Boswell. The site of the crash was immediately swarmed with looters who robbed the bodies of all their valuables.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of September 1979

    20-year-old Mass murderer Dirk De Winne is sentenced to 20 years hard labour in Assisenhof, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    36 Years Ago Today He Was Filled with Hate and Anger

    Saturday 25th of September 1982

    40-year-old Spree killer George Emil Banks shoots 13 people including three of his girlfriends and five of his children to death with a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Banks said he killed his children because he felt they would be tormented by the cruelty of racial views against mixed-race children. Since his conviction Banks has tried to kill himself four times and has gone on hunger strikes that required him to be force-fed.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of September 1983

    King of Belgium Leopold III dies of heart failure at the age of 82 in Universitair Ziekenhuis Saint-Luc, Brussel, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Brabant, Belgium.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of September 1983

    In the largest prison escape in the United Kingdom, 38 Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners armed with handguns hijack a prison lorry and smash their way out in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    Fifteen escapees were captured on the first day, including four who were discovered hiding underwater in a river near the prison using reeds to breathe.


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    34 Years Ago Today His Face Melted

    Tuesday 25th of September 1984

    50-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is doused with paint thinner and set on fire by inmate Jan Holstrom in the hobby shop in California Medical Facility, Vaccaville, California, United States.

    Manson suffered second-and third-degree burns over 18% of his body, mostly his head and hands.


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    31 Years Ago Today He Put it in the Wrong Hand

    Friday 25th of September 1987

    36-year-old Mass murderer James E. Schnick shoots 7 members of his family to death in Elkland, Missouri, United States.

    The victims were his 30-year-old wife Julie Schnick, his 35-year-old brother-in-law Steve Buckner, his 36-year-old sister-in-law Jeannette and their sons 14-year-old Kirk, 8-year-old Dennis, 6-year-old Timmy and 2-year-old Michael. Schnick tried to blame Kirk Buckner for the murders but placed the gun in Kirk's right hand while he was left-handed.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of September 1991

    Cop killer Warren McCleskey is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison, Highway 36, Jackson, Georgia, United States.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of September 1991

    SS-Hauptsturmführer Klaus Nikolaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon dies of leukemia and cancer of the spine and prostate at the age of 78 in Prison Saint-Joseph, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of September 1994

    33-year-old Double murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner gets drunk from consuming alcohol which he fermented in his own prison cell sink and stabs inmate Richard 'Fats' Thomas with a shiv fashioned from a pair of sunglasses in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.

    Thomas suffered nine puncture wounds to his face, mouth, arm and chest that were life-threatening, but made a full recovery.


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    21 Years Ago Today He Wanted a Coke

    Thursday 25th of September 1997

    Double murderer Benjamin C. Stone is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Stone ordered a Coke only for his last meal.


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    16 Years Ago Today He Was Peppered

    Wednesday 25th of September 2002

    Murderer Calvin Eugene King is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    King's last meal request was for half of a fried chicken cooked in garlic powder and red pepper, French fries, one Dr. Pepper and hot sauce.