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34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
Our Young Life was Like a Flower in Bloom
Today's 36 Events:

21 May

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    548 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of May 1471

    Painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer is born in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.


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    548 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of May 1471

    King of England Henry VI of England dies of melancholy after hearing of his son Edward's death in the Battle of Tewkesbury at the age of 50 in Tower of London, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    386 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of May 1633

    Composer Joseph Chabanceau de La Barre is born in Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    175 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of May 1844

    Painter Henri Julien Félix Rousseau aka Le Douanier is born in Laval, Mayenne, France.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of May 1903

    President of Argentina Perdo Eugenio Aramburu is born in Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of May 1907

    West German Ambassador to Guatemala Karl Borromäus Maria Heinrich Graf von Spreti is born in Schloss Kapfing, Landshut, Bayern, Germany.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of May 1914

    Victim of Neville Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo Margery Aimee Brownell Gardner is born as Margery Wheat in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    103 Years Ago Today He Was not an Orphan

    Sunday 21st of May 1916

    Writer Harold Robbins is born as Harold Rubin in New York City, New York, United States.

    Robbins later claimed to be a Jewish orphan who had been raised in a Catholic boys' home whereas in reality he was the son of well-educated Russian- and Polish-Jewish immigrants.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of May 1918

    21-year-old Serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer assaults an unidentified girl in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of May 1921

    Nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of May 1921

    24-year-old Serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer is sentenced for assault on 12-year-old Mary Summers and committed to Napa State Mental Hospital in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of May 1924

    Victim of Leopold & Loeb aka The Perfect Murderers Bobby Franks is kidnapped and murdered by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb aka The Perfect Murderers at the age of 15 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Franks' body was dumped near Wolf Lake in Hammond, Indiana.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of May 1927

    25-year-old Aviation pioneer Charles Augustus Lindbergh aka The Lone Eagle lands after a 33 1⁄2 hour flight from New York in his 'Spirit of St. Louis' aircraft in Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget, Le Bourget, Île-de-France, France.

    It was the first successful nonstop transatlantic flight between New York City and Paris.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of May 1932

    35-year-old Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, landing in Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of May 1943

    46-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is arrested by the French Gestapo, suspected of leading an escape-route for jews under the alias of 'Dr. Eugène' in 66 Rue de Caumartin, Paris, IXe, Île-de-France, France.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of May 1951

    Serial killer Douglas Edward Gretzler is born in New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of May 1954

    Murderer Nathaniel Germany is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in Lansing Correctional Facility, 301 E Kansas Avenue, Lansing, Kansas, United States.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of May 1960

    Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is born in Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, 1821 Grand Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of May 1963

    28-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker sets fire to the basement of a building he owns in 2039 East Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Kallinger collected 15.000,- $ on insurance money.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of May 1968

    26-year-old Rolling Stone Brian Lewis Hopkins Jones is arrested for possession of cannabis in his apartment in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    The jury found Jones guilty but the judge had sympathy for him, instead of jailing him he fined him £50 plus £105 in costs and told him: "For goodness sake, don't get into trouble again or it really will be serious".


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of May 1970

    13-year-old Jutta Rahn is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale in Breitscheid, Hösel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Rahn's 20-year-old neighbour Peter Schay is arrested on 8 June 1970 and charged with her murder. He spent 18 months in prison before he was acquitted on 12 November 1971 due to lack of evidence.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of May 1972

    17-year-old Billy Gene Baulch is tortured and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 925 Schuler Street, Houston, Texas, United States.

    He was strangled by Wayne Henley and buried at High Island Beach.


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    47 Years Ago Today He Rose from the Dead with a Hammer

    Sunday 21st of May 1972

    34-year-old Geologist and art vandal László Tóth attacks Michelangelo's Pietà with a geologist's hammer in Basilica di San Pietro, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    With fifteen blows Tóth removed Mary's arm at the elbow, knocked off a chunk of her nose, and chipped one of her eyelids while shouting "I am Jesus Christ - risen from the dead". Toth was subdued by bystanders, including American sculptor Bob Cassilly, who was the first person to pull him away from the Pietà.


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    45 Years Ago Today He Was a Pioneer of Likes

    Tuesday 21st of May 1974

    53-year-old Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys starts his performance 'I like America and America likes Me' in René Block Gallery, 409 West Broadway, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of May 1975

    Start of the trial against Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe as leaders of die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stammheim, Asperger Straße 60, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    43 Years Ago Today She Kept Breathing

    Friday 21st of May 1976

    The artificial respiration for 22-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl is stopped in St Clare's Hospital, 25 Pocono Road, Denville, New Jersey, United States.

    Quinlan lived in a persistent vegetative state until her death from complications from pneumonia on 11 June 1985.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of May 1981

    Irish republican hunger striker Raymond McCreesh dies after 61 days of hungerstriking at the age of 24 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    McCreesh was the third to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of May 1981

    Irish republican hunger striker Patsy O'Hara dies after 61 days of hungerstriking at the age of 24 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    O'Hara was the fourth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of May 1988

    32-year-old Rampage killer Marciano Contaoe shoots 11 people in a drunken rage in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of May 1996

    Up to 1000 die in MV Bukoba ferry capsizing in Lake Victoria, Mwanza, Nigeria.

    Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri, who was then second in command of Al Qaeda, died in the disaster.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of May 1997

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


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    21 Years Ago Today He Had no Other Choice

    Thursday 21st of May 1998

    16-year-old School shooter Kip Kinkel aka The Thurston High School Shooter kills two students and leaves 25 injured in a shooting spree in Thurston High School, 333 North 58th Street, Springfield, Oregon, United States.

    The day before Kinkel was expelled from Thurston High School for being in possession of a loaded, stolen handgun. Back home he shot his 59-year-old father William and 57-year-old mother Faith to death. He went back to the school armed with two hunting knives, his rifle, a 9x19mm Glock 19 pistol, and a .22-caliber Ruger MK II pistol and 1.127 rounds of ammunition.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 21st of May 1999

    A passing S-Bahn train in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    19 Years Ago Today He Was HerbaDead

    Sunday 21st of May 2000

    Founder of Herbalife International Ltd Mark Reynolds Hughes dies of an accidental overdose of alcohol and Doxepin at the age of 44 in Malibu, California, United States.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of May 2000

    Actor John Arthur Gielgud dies of physical and psychological decline at the age of 96 in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of May 2002

    Artist Niki Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle dies of emphysema at the age of 72 in La Jolla, California, United States.