39th year  -  N° 169                 Monday, 17 June 2024         Antwerpen		
Enter the Dragon
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Tuesday 19th of September 1978

46 years ago The Milk Was Petrol

Evangelical priest Rolf Günther commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 41 in Kirche Zum Heiligen Kreuz, Falkenstein, Sachsen, Germany.

Günther carried two 20l milk canisters filled with petrol and poured them over himself before the altar while 300 people were attending mass. He then spread his arms and let the candles ignite his robe. Two more spare canisters exploded as the floor around the altar was covered in flames.