39th year  -  N° 146                 Saturday, 25 May 2024         Antwerpen		
Sakthi Kodu Vel Ayya
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Monday 15th of May 1972

52 years ago

Student and hero of the Lithuanian resistance Romas Kalanta aka The Young Man with the Mesmerizing Eyes commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 19 in Laisvės Alėja, Kaunas, Trakai Voivodeship, Lithuania.

Kalanta's suicide was a protest against the occupation of Lithuania by the USSR.