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33rd year  -  N° 345                 Tuesday, 11 December 2018         Antwerpen		
Love is Colder than Death
Today's 32 Events:

11 December

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    543 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of December 1475

    217th Pope Leo X is born as Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.


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    236 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of December 1782

    Mass murderer William Beadle commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 52 in Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States.

    Earlier that day Beadle slit the throats of his 32-year-old wife Lydia and his children, 11-year-old Ansel Lothrop, 10-year-old Elizabeth, 8-year-old Lydia and 6-year-old Mary.


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    215 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of December 1803

    Romantic composer Hector Berlioz is born in La Côte-Saint-André, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    175 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of December 1843

    Bacteriologist Robert Heinrich Herman Koch is born in Clausthal, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    138 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of December 1880

    Weapon designer Oliver Fisher Winchester known for the Winchester repeating rifle dies of unknown causes at the age of 70 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of December 1912

    Film director Carlo Ponti is born in Magenta, Lombardia, Italy.


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    105 Years Ago Today Il Était Beau et pas une Bête

    Thursday 11th of December 1913

    Actor Jean Marais is born as Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais in Cherbourg, Normandie, France.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of December 1916

    Bandleader and composer Pérez Dámaso Prado aka King of the Mambo is born in Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of December 1918

    Writer Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn is born in Kislovodsk, Stavropolsky Kray, Russia.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of December 1919

    War leader Abdel Hakim Mohamed Amer is born in Astal, Minya Governorate, Egypt.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of December 1920

    During a performance of 'L'elisir d'amore' by Donizetti, 47-year-old Tenor Enrico Caruso suffers a throat haemorrhage and starts bleeding heavily from the mouth in Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

    The performance was canceled at the end of Act 1.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of December 1936

    Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker is born as Joseph Lee Brenner III in Northern Liberties Hospital, 802-10 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Kallinger was born illigimate to 21-year-old Judith Renner. In December 1937 Kallinger was placed in a foster home after his father had abandoned his mother. On 15 October 1939 he was adopted by Stephen and Anna Kallinger.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of December 1951

    Murderer Herbert Leonard Mills is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 19 in Lincoln Prison, Greetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of December 1960

    73-year-old Postal worker and would-be assassin Richard Paul Pavlick plans to blow op President John F. Kennedy in St. Edward Church, 144 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida, United States.

    As Kennedy was preparing to leave for mass Pavlick waited in his dynamite-laden car hoping to detonate his 1950 Buick to cause a fatal explosion. However Pavlick changed his mind after seeing Jacqueline Kennedy and the couple's two small children.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of December 1964

    Singer-songwriter Sam Cooke is presumably shot dead by Bertha Franklin at the age of 33 in Hacienda Motel, 9137 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Cooke supposedly broke into manager Franklin's apartment wearing nothing but a shoe and a raincoat. Singer Etta James told that apart from being shot, Cooke had been so badly beaten that his head was nearly separated from his shoulders, his hands were broken and crushed, and his nose mangled.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of December 1965

    12 Die in an arsoned fire by 25-year-old Arsonist and mass murderer Robert Lee Lassiter in Seeley Club, 2026 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Lassiter poured two gallons of gasoline into the doorway and left a trail onto the sidewalk. Not having a match he asked one from a passerby to light his cigarette. Instead Lassiter dropped the match into the gasoline.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of December 1970

    Members of Radical left organisation the Weather Underground 20-year-old Vivian Bogart and 19-year-old Patricia McLean are arrested after throwing an incendiary bomb in Royal National Bank of New York, Fifth Avenue and 28th Street, New York City, New York, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of December 1970

    45-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion mit Hammel' in Pädagogische Hochschule, Lange Reihe 81, Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of December 1975

    39-year-old Multiple murderer Donald Neilson aka The Black Panther is arrested and beaten up by members of the public in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of December 1976

    17-year-old Gregory Godzik is strangled 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 11th of December 1978

    15-year-old Robert Jerome Piest 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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    39 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of December 1979

    Gangster Yvan Somville is shot dead in a police-fusillade at the age of 27 in Jacques Sermonlaan, Brussel, Koekelberg, Brabant, Belgium.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of December 1980

    58-year-old Madeleine Humbert is shot in the head by serial killer Nestor Pirotte aka Le Tueur Fou in La Vieille France, Route du Lac, Spa, Liège, Belgium.

    Two more guests 39-year-old André Gressani and Alain Demeuse, and Humbert's dog are also found shot in the head.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of December 1982

    10-year-old Olga Stalmachenok is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Novoshakhtinsk, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

    Stalmachenok was lured off a bus while riding home from her piano lessons.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of December 1982

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 21st concert in Midgard, Kuiperspoort 12, Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands.


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    33 Years Ago Today He Only Wanted to Pick up Litter

    Wednesday 11th of December 1985

    38-year-old Hugh Scrutton is killed in a bomb blast by mathematician and serial bomber Theodore Kaczynski aka The Unabomber in Rentech Computer Store, Sacramento, California, United States.

    Scrutton left his computer rental store for lunch when he stopped to pick up what he may have thought to be litter. It was Kaczynski's pipe bomb #11 concealed in a wooden box.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of December 1995

    Murderer Esequel Banda is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Banda said that he had sold his soul to the Devil and that the Devil had told him to kill six people. Banda's sister testified that on the night of the killing he confessed to stabbing 74-year-old Merle Laird 20 or 30 times and then drinking some blood from her mouth.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of December 1998

    101 die in Thai Airways International Airbus A310-300 Flight 261 crash in Surat Thani Airport, Surat Thani, Surat Thani, Thailand.

    45 people survived.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 11th of December 1999

    A large worm caught under the house of an artist. Usually they pour whisky over it in a jar, let the worm die in it and rest for 24 hours. Then you drink it to become a strong man in Taling Chan, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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    16 Years Ago Today He Didn't Get Big Red

    Wednesday 11th of December 2002

    Double murderer James Paul Collier is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Collier's last meal request was for 30 jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce, a baked potato, French fries, a T-bone steak, a chocolate malt, one gallon of vanilla ice cream and three cans of Big Red. He was given fried fish, chicken fried steak, baked potato and ice cream. Collier's last words were "The only thing I want to say is that I appreciate the hospitality you guys have shown me and the respect. And the last meal was really good. That is about it."


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of December 2007

    58-year-old Serial killer Robert William 'Willie' Pickton aka The Pig Farmer Killer is sentenced to life with no possibility of parole for 25 years in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of December 2008

    Pin-up model Bettie Mae Page aka The Queen of Pinups dies of a heart attack at the age of 85 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Page was taken to hospital on 6 December and also suffered from pneumonia. Her family eventually agreed to discontinue life support.