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38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
How Much is that Doggy in the Window?




30 events for 14 April:

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    300 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of April 1723

    Composer John Wainwright is born in Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom.


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    264 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of April 1759

    Composer Georg Friedrich Händel dies of a stroke at the age of 74 in 25 Brook Street, London, Mayfair, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    181 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of April 1842

    Victim of Jack the Ripper Catherine Kate Eddowes is born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.


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    145 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of April 1878

    Flemish nationalist leader August Borms is born in Sint-Niklaas, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    119 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of April 1904

    Actor John Arthur Gielgud is born in London, Kensington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of April 1907

    President of Haiti François Duvalier aka Papa Doc is born in Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of April 1924

    Victim of D. C. Stephenson aka The Grand Dragon of the Realm of the Indiana Ku-Klux-Klan Madge Augustine Oberholtzer commits suicide by mercury bichloride-poisoning at the age of 28 in Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

    On 15 March Oberholtzer was savagely raped by The Grand Dragon of the Realm of the Indiana Ku-Klux-Klan, David Curtis Stephenson. An examination of Oberholtzer's body later revealed deep bite wounds were on her face, neck, breasts, back, legs, ankles, and tongue. She died from a staph infection from the bites plus kidney failure from the mercury poisoning.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of April 1925

    Actor Rod Rodney Stephen Steiger is born in Westhampton, New York, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of April 1926

    Murderer Andries Van Niekerk is executed by hanging at the age of 34 in Pretoria Central Prison, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of April 1926

    Murderer Edward Markus is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Pretoria Central Prison, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.


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    93 Years Ago Today His Love Boat Crashed Against the Daily Routine

    Monday 14th of April 1930

    Futurist poet Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky commits suicide a shot through the heart at the age of 37 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

    An unfinished poem in Mayakovsky's suicide note read in part: "The love boat has crashed against the daily routine. You and I, we are quits, and there is no point in listing mutual pains, sorrows, and hurts."


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of April 1935

    Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn aka The Coal Miner's Daughter aka The Decca Doll aka The Queen of Country Music is born as Loretta Webb in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today He Didn't Arrive in a Chariot of God

    Sunday 14th of April 1935

    Writer and paleo-contact pioneer Erich Anton Paul von Däniken is born in Zofingen, Aargau, Switzerland.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of April 1957

    22-year-old Writer Françoise Sagan is involved in a car accident while driving her Aston Martin at 160 km/h in Milly-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France.

    Sagan suffered multiple head and chest injuries and spent three days in a coma. For three months she was given Palfium 875, a morphine derivate, to ease her pain. She became addicted to it.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of April 1964

    39-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 6 / Chattanooga /Destruktion Eines Weiblichen Körpers' in Nachtlokal Chattanooga, Graben 29a, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of April 1965

    Mass murderer Richard Eugene Hickock aka In Cold Blood is executed by hanging at the age of 34 in Lansing Correctional Facility, 301 E Kansas Avenue, Lansing, Kansas, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of April 1965

    Mass murderer Perry Edward Smith aka In Cold Blood is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Lansing Correctional Facility, 301 E Kansas Avenue, Lansing, Kansas, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of April 1972

    45-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer marries Alice Johnson in Seattle, Washington, United States.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of April 1974

    Merchant seaman Ward Anderson and 15-year-old student Terry White are shot and wounded by Murder gang The Black Zebra Killers aka The Death Angels as they stand at a bus stop in Fillmore and Hayes, San Francisco, California, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of April 1984

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 34th concert at a Dansavond in Daiselhof, Ledegemstraat 13, Dadizele, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    Also played: AngstDansgroep De Knol.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of April 1986

    Philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist Simone de Beauvoir dies of pneumonia at the age of 78 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of April 1988

    Murderer Earl Clanton is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 33 in Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Boydton, Virginia, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of April 1989

    28-year-old Mass murderer Ramón Bojórquez Salcido kills six members of his family and a coworker in Boyes Hot Springs, California, United States.

    The victims were his 24-year-old wife Ángela, his 4-year-old daughter Sofía, his 1-year-old daughter Teresa, his 47-year-old mother in law Marion Louise Richards, her 12-year-old daughter Ruth, her 8-year-old daughter Maria and 35-year-old winemaster at Grand Cru winery Tracey Toovey.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of April 1992

    Start of the trial against 56-year-old Serial killer Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Courtroom Number 5, ul. Socialist, 164/35, Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of April 1993

    Mass murderer James Dean Clark is executed by lethal injection at the age of 36 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    When Clark was arrested the police found that he had retained the bullet that passed through the head of one of his victims as a souvenir. Clark's last meal request was for a Porter House Steak (medium rare), 2 lbs of large shrimp and sauce, A-1 Steak Sauce, baked potato with sour cream, cole slaw, banana cream pie, rice pudding with raisins, 2 dinner rolls with butter, and a strawberry milkshake.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of April 1996

    37-year-old Serial killer Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko aka The Terminator aka Citizen O is arrested in the house of his girlfriend Anna Kazakh, a 39-year-old hairdresser in Yavoriv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of April 1997

    Murderer Billy Joe Woods is executed by lethal injection at the age of 51 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of April 1998

    Kristina Valla is shot dead by serial killer Donato Bilancia aka Il Mostro della Liguria in Pietra Ligure, Liguria, Italy.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of April 2015

    R&B and soul performer Percy Sledge dies of liver cancer at the age of 75 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.



  • 7 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 14th of April 2016

    Two students from my Performance Art workshop on the beach in Cadzand, Zeeland, Netherlands.



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