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34th year  -  N° 115                 Thursday, 25 April 2019         Antwerpen		
I'm So Lonesome I Could Die
Today's 29 Events:

25 April

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    804 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of April 1215

    King of France Louis IX aka Saint Louis is born in Poissy, Île-de-France, France.


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    461 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of April 1558

    16-year-old Queen of Scots Mary Stuart marries 14-year-old François II in Paris, IVe, Île-de-France, France.


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    424 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of April 1595

    Poet Torquato Tasso dies of feeble health at the age of 51 in Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo, Rome, Trastevere, Lazio, .


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    275 Years Ago Today He Was Getting a Temperature

    Saturday 25th of April 1744

    Astronomer, physicist and mathematician Anders Celsius dies of tuberculosis at the age of 43 in Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden.


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    228 Years Ago Today His Head Was the First to Drop

    Monday 25th of April 1791

    Highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 35 in Place de Grève, Paris, IVe, Île-de-France, France.

    Pelletier was the first person to be executed by Guillotine.


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    145 Years Ago Today He Was Transmitted Succesfully

    Saturday 25th of April 1874

    Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi known for inventing radio is born in Palazzo Dall’Armi Marescalchi, Via Quattro Novembre 5, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    135 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of April 1884

    Racecar driver and automobile manufacturer Arthur Chevrolet is born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of April 1902

    Nazi psychiatrist Werner Heyde aka Fritz Sawade known for organizing the T-4 Euthanasia Program is born in Forst, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of April 1921

    Artist Karel Christiaan Appel is born in Dapperstraat 7, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of April 1935

    A recently caught tiger shark swimming in a public aquarium regurgitates the tattooed arm of 45-year-old Boxer and small-time criminal Jim James Smith in Coogee Palace Aquarium, Coogee, New South Wales, Australia.

    Smith's arm had been cut off, which led to a murder investigation. The case has remained unsolved to this day.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of April 1940

    Actor Al Alfredo James Pacino is born in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of April 1945

    52-year-old Reichsmarschall and Nazi leader Hermann Wilhelm Göring is arrested and sentenced to death by the SS for treason in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of April 1946

    Murderer Abraham Gold is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of April 1951

    Murderer Edward Charles Smith is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 33 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of April 1951

    Murderer Joseph Brown is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of April 1973

    44-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is sentenced to one year imprisonment for an attack on an unidentified boy in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of April 1974

    Wife of Jim Morrison Pamela Susan Courson dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 28 in 108 N. Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of April 1976

    Spree killer Moses Pearson aka Pickle Daddy commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 31 in Jackson, Georgia, United States.

    Pearson began his robbing and killing spree in Jacksonville, Florida the day before. He killed two people and wounded seven others before fleeing the city with three women as hostages. Pearson then fled northward along Interstate 75 into Georgia, robbing service stations and truck stops and leaving seven people wounded and one dead. Along the route his three hostages escaped as he engaged in several gun battles and was wounded in the cheek and ear. Pearson shot himself in the head when he was closed in by the police.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of April 1980

    8 US-soldiers die in RH-53 Bluebeard 3 helicopter crash in Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

    'Operation Eagle Claw' was an aborted attempt to free the American hostages in their embassy.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of April 1983

    17-year-old Paula Golding is abducted and shot dead by serial killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

    Golding's body was found on 2 September on the banks of the Knik River.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of April 1987

    Noise music band Club Moral perform their 71st concert during the Haters tour in Kulturfabrik, Dießemer Straße 13, Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    31 Years Ago Today Carpenters Had Hammers

    Monday 25th of April 1988

    68-year-old Guard at Sobibór KZ John Demjanjuk is sentenced to death in Jerusalem District Court, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.

    Demjanjuk was placed in solitary confinement during the appeals process. Carpenters started building the gallows that would be used to hang him if his appeals were rejected and Demjanjuk heard the construction from his cell. On 29 July 1993 a five-judge panel of the Israeli Supreme Court overturned the guilty verdict on appeal.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of April 1988

    Radical feminist writer Valerie Jean Solanas known for shooting Andy Warhol dies of pneumonia at the age of 52 in Bristol Hotel, 56 Mason Street, San Francisco, Tenderloin, California, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of April 1991

    German neo-Nazi leader Michael Aloysius Alfons Kühnen dies of AIDS-related diseases at the age of 36 in Städtischen Kliniken, Mönchebergstraße 41-43, Kassel, Hessen, Germany.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of April 1995

    Dancer, singer and actress Ginger Rogers dies of a heart attack at the age of 84 in Rancho Mirage, California, United States.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of April 2001

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


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of April 2002

    225 die in China Airlines Boeing 747-209B Flight 611 crash in Makung, Penghu Islands, Taiwan.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of April 2005

    107 die in Rapid commuter train derailment in Amagasaki Station, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan.

    The front two carriages rammed into an apartment building. Investigators have focused on speeding by the 23-year-old driver, Ryūjirō Takami (who was among the dead), as being the most likely cause of the accident.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of April 2007

    Singer Bobby Robert George Pickett known for the novelty song ‘Monster Mash’ dies of leukemia at the age of 69 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Los Angeles, California, United States.