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34th year  -  N° 111                 Sunday, 21 April 2019         Antwerpen		
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Today's 33 Events:

21 April

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    320 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of April 1699

          Dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine dies of liver cancer at the age of 60 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

         


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    203 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of April 1816

    Poet and writer Charlotte Brontë aka Currer Bell known for Jane Eyre is born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    188 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of April 1831

                  Serial poisoner Gesche Margarethe Gottfried aka Der Engel von Bremen is executed by beheading at the age of 46 in Domshof, Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.

    Gottfried killed at least 15 relatives including her parents and three children and friends with arsenic. Gottfried was the last person to be publicly executed (for a crowd of 35.000) in Bremen.            


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    170 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of April 1849

          Double murderer James Bloomfield Rush aka The Killer in the Fog known for the Murders at Stanfield Hall is executed by hanging at the age of 49 in Norwich Castle, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

         


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of April 1899

    36-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof assaults 10-year-old Maria Gottwald and 4-year-old Babette Burkel in Bayreuth, Bayern, Germany.

    Großmann was found nearby with blood on his hands and trousers. When taken into custody a doctor also found traces of his victim's blood on his still aroused penis. Burkel died later of her injuries.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of April 1908

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Hermann Speichert is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of April 1910

          Writer Mark Twain known the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Redding, Connecticut, United States.

         


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of April 1915

    Actor Anthony Quinn is born as Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.


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    103 Years Ago Today He Was 83 or 68

    Friday 21st of April 1916

          Murderer Joe Lee is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 83 in Virginia State Penitentiary, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

    Lee claimed to be 83 years old but the court had reason to believe he was more realistically 68 years old. Nevertheless Lee is still the oldest person executed in Virginia's electric chair.    


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    101 Years Ago Today War Er Kaputt

    Sunday 21st of April 1918

            Fighter pilot and flying ace Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen aka The Red Baron is fatally shot in his Fokker Dr.I 425/17 by Canadian Captain Arthur 'Roy' Brown       at the age of 26 in Route de Bray, Vaux-sur-Somme, Hauts de France, France.

    von Richthofen died from an extremely serious and inevitably fatal chest wound from a single .303 bullet penetrating from the right armpit and resurfacing next to the left nipple. von Richthofen's last word was "kaputt".      


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of April 1926

    Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II is born as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in 17 Bruton Street, London, Mayfair, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of April 1930

    Artist Dieter Roth is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of April 1930

            332 die in prison fire in Ohio State Penitentiary, Columbus, Ohio, United States.

           


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    85 Years Ago Today He Was Born to Drill

    Saturday 21st of April 1934

    Self-trepanation pioneer Bart Hugo Huges is born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of April 1941

                Axe murderess Germaine Leloy-Godefroy is executed by the Guillotine by Jules-Henri Desfourneaux at the age of 24 in Angers, Pays de la Loire, France.

    Leloy-Godefroy was the last woman executed in France.          


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of April 1942

    Spree killer James Douglas Latham is born in Mauriceville, Texas, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of April 1947

    Musician Iggy Pop is born as James Newell Osterberg in Muskegon, Michigan, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of April 1947

    23-year-old Serial killer Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher is arrested in Zorge, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of April 1949

          Murderer Harry Lewis is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 22 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

         


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of April 1951

    Serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen is born in Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of April 1967

    42-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 37 / Zock – festival' in Gasthaus Grünes Tor, Lerchenfelder Straße 14, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    50 Years Ago Today His Thumb Bled

    Monday 21st of April 1969

          24-year-old Sharon Wood       is attacked by foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer in Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, United States.

    Wood attempted to fend off Brudos' attack by biting his thumb until it bleed. Brudos beat her unconscious but an oncoming car caused him to flee the scene of the crime.    


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of April 1971

          President of Haiti François Duvalier aka Papa Doc dies of heart disease and diabetes at the age of 64 in Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti.

         


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    46 Years Ago Today He Threw Darts at Her Head

    Saturday 21st of April 1973

        52-year-old Clarnell Elizabeth Stage Strandberg-Kemper     is bludgeoned to death and her throat slit by serial killer Edmund Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer in 609A Ord Street, Aptos, California, United States.

    Kemper then decapitated his mother and engaged in irrumatio with her severed head before using it as a dart board. He also cut out her tongue and larynx and put them in the garbage disposal. The garbage disposal could not break down Clarnell's tough vocal cords and ejected the tissue back into the sink. "That seemed appropriate," Kemper later said "as much as she'd bitched and screamed and yelled at me over so many years."  


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    46 Years Ago Today He Spent the Night with Her Headless Body

    Saturday 21st of April 1973

          60-year-old Sara Taylor 'Sally' Hallett       is strangled by serial killer Edmund Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer in 609A Ord Street, Aptos, California, United States.

    Kemper invited his mother's best friend Sally over to the house for dinner and a movie. When Hallett arrived Kemper strangled and decapitated her and spent the night with her body.    


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of April 1990

          Double murderer Jerome Butler is executed by lethal injection at the age of 54 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

         


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    27 Years Ago Today He Danced with the Grim Reaper

    Tuesday 21st of April 1992

          Double murderer Robert Alton Harris is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 39 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

    Harris' last meal request was for a 21-piece bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, two large Domino's pizzas, a bag of jelly beans, a six-pack of Pepsi, and a pack of Camel cigarettes. Harris' last words were "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the grim reaper."    


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of April 1997

          Double murderer Benjamin Herbert Boyle is executed by lethal injection at the age of 54 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

         


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of April 1998

          Philosopher, sociologist and literary theorist Jean-François Lyotard dies of leukemia at the age of 74 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

         


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of April 2003

          Singer, songwriter, musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone aka The High Priestess of Soul dies of breast cancer at the age of 70 in Carry-le-Rouet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

         



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 21st of April 2005

    Traffic below the window of Alexander Gorodny in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of April 2007

    48-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV plays with Tim Vanhamel as Vel at the Nuit et Brouillard festival in CC Luchtbal, Columbiastraat 8A, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    3 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of April 2016

    Musician Prince dies after suffering from flu-like symptoms for over two weeks at the age of 58 in Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota, United States.