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34th year  -  N° 80                 Thursday, 21 March 2019         Antwerpen		
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Today's 21 Events:

21 March

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    180 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of March 1839

    Composer Modest Pyotrovich Mussorgsky is born in Karevo, Pskov Oblast, Russia.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of March 1899

    Physician and murderer Buck Ruxton is born as Bukhtyar Chompa Rustomji Ratanji Hakim in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of March 1901

    Murderer John Herbert Bennett known for The Yarmouth Beach Murder is executed by hanging by James Billington at the age of 21 in Norwich Prison, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom.


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    97 Years Ago Today He was Breast Fed

    Tuesday 21st of March 1922

    Film director Russ Russell Albion Meyer aka The King of the Nudies known for his big breast fixation is born in San Leandro, California, United States.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of March 1923

    Mystery writer Muriel Davidson aka The Thursday Woman is born as Muriel Friedland in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of March 1926

    Film director André Delvaux is born in Heverlee, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of March 1943

    Singer-songwriter, musician and poet Vivian Victor Anthony Stanshall known from the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band is born in Radcliffe Maternity Home, Shillingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of March 1946

    Serial killer Kenneth Allen McDuff aka The Broomstick Murderer is born in Rosebud, Texas, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today They Were about to Witness the Damaging Effect of Electricity on Wood

    Thursday 21st of March 1963

    Triple murderer Frederick Charles Wood is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 51 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

    As he stood in the death chamber waiting to be strapped into the electric chair Wood grinned at the witnesses and said, “Gents, this is an educational project. You are about to witness the damaging effect electricity has on Wood. Enjoy yourselves.”


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of March 1973

    17-year-old Ann C. Arceneaux is abducted and stabbed to death by serial killer Gerald Stano aka Blind Fury in Gainesville, Florida, United States.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of March 1973

    18-year-old Janine M. Ligotino is abducted and stabbed to death by serial killer Gerald Stano aka Blind Fury in Gainesville, Florida, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today He Observed the Color Change

    Friday 21st of March 1975

    64-year-old Anthony Joseph Crean is hacked to death by serial killer Patrick Mackay aka Franklin Bollvolt the First in Shorne, Kent, United Kingdom.

    Mackay on and off returned to the bathroom and the bloody tub with Crean's body, filling it with water and observing its color change and the bloods affect on the water.


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    43 Years Ago Today Love was Blue

    Sunday 21st of March 1976

    31-year-old Vladimir Peter Sabich aka Spider is shot dead by singer, actress and murderess Claudine Longet in Aspen, Starwood, Colorado, United States.

    Longet claimed the gun discharged accidentally when Sabich was showing her how it worked. Sabich was hit by a single gunshot in the abdomen and lost a significant amount of blood before an ambulance arrived. He died on the way to Aspen Valley Hospital with Longet at his side.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of March 1979

    33-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Send Me Your Money' in KPFK Radio, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Send Me Your Money.


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    33 Years Ago Today He Was not Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue

    Friday 21st of March 1986

    'Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III' by 81-year-old Artist Barnett Newman known for Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? is attacked with a knife by 33-year-old artist Gerard Jan van Bladeren in Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

    The restoration by Daniel Goldreyer initially cost some $400.000, but was heavily attacked by critics who claimed that subtle nuances in the three monochrome sections had been lost and that Goldreyer had used house paints and a roller. According to critics, the painting had been destroyed twice: first during the attack, and again during the restoration. Although the painting is still in the Stedelijk Museum's collection, it is no longer on display. Van Bladeren was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic and sentenced to eight months in prison.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of March 1987

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 63rd concert in The Organ Factory, 6-10 Page Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of March 1989

    33-year-old Rampage killer Marciano Contaoe is sentenced to 30 years in prison for nine murder counts and another 30 years for three injuries in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

    Contaoe was a member of President Corazon C. Aquino's elite guards who went on a drunken shooting spree on 21 May 1988.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of March 1991

    Guitar amplification pioneer Leo Clarence Leonidas Fender dies of Parkinson's disease at the age of 82 in Fullerton, California, United States.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of March 2002

    52-year-old Fraudster John Darwin aka The Canoe Man known for organising his own disappearance and presumed death goes paddling out to sea in his canoe in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, North East, United Kingdom.

    On 1 December 2007 Darwin walked into the West End Central police station in London claiming to have no memory of the past five years.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 21st of March 2005

    Obvious signology during a hefty mountain walk in Sierre, Valais, Switzerland.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of March 2008

    Mass murderer John Emil List aka The Bogeyman of Westfield dies of pneumonia at the age of 83 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States.