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34th year  -  N° 261                 Wednesday, 18 September 2019         Antwerpen		
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21 events for 18 April:

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    539 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of April 1480

    Duchess of Bisceglie, Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Princess of Salerno and femme fatale Lucrezia Borgia is born in Subiaco, Lazio, Italy.


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    162 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of April 1857

    Lawyer Clarence Seward Darrow is born in Kinsman Township, Ohio, United States.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of April 1912

    Murderer Frederick Henry Seddon is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of April 1924

    19-year-old Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess marries Dr. William C. Judd in Free Methodist Church, 4002 N 18th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of April 1930

    Presumed multiple murderer Henry Colin Campbell aka The Torch Murderer is executed by Old Smokey at the age of 34 in Trenton State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today He Could not Endure this World's Madness

    Thursday 18th of April 1940

    Boxer Norman Selby aka Kid McCoy commits suicide by an overdose of sleeping pills at the age of 68 in Hotel Tuller, Adams Avenue West, Bagley Street and Park Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, United States.

    Selby left a note behind ending with "sorry I could not endure this world's madness."


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of April 1941

    The body of 59-year-old Writer Virginia Adeline Stephen Woolf is found in River Ouse, Rodmell, Sussex, United Kingdom.

    Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home and drowned herself on 28 March 1941.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of April 1942

    Formula One racer Jochen Karl Rindt is born in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of April 1947

    Feminist punk poet Kathy Acker is born as Karen Lehmann in New York City, New York, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today He Was Most Likely to Succeed

    Friday 18th of April 1947

    Serial killer Herbert William Mullin aka The Hippie Killer is born in Salinas, California, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of April 1947

    Slovak politician and Roman Catholic priest Jozef Tiso is executed by hanging at the age of 60 in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slowakia.

    Tiso was sentenced to death for state treason, betrayal of the antifascist partisan insurrection and collaboration with Nazism.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of April 1955

    Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein dies of the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the age of 76 in Princeton Hospital, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

    Einstein refused surgery, saying: "I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly."


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of April 1957

    54-year-old Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is declared "hopeless and incurable both mentally and physically" and committed in Matteawan Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Beacon, New York, United States.

    Expected to live only a few weeks due to his advanced tuberculosis Metesky had to be carried into the hospital. After a year and a half of treatment, his health had improved, and a newspaper article written fourteen years later described the 68-year-old Metesky as "vigorous and healthy looking".


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of April 1975

    48-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is found guilty on four counts of sodomy and indecent liberties in the attack of Jerri Billings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of April 1985

    Spree killer James Dyral Briley is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 29 in Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Boydton, Virginia, United States.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of April 1986

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 52nd concert in Hollandse Vrijstraat, Conradstraat, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of April 1987

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 70th concert during the Haters tour in Jazzbunker, Boompjeskade 17, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of April 1997

    Three trash bags with two upper legs, a hand and a forearm, presumed victims of Unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer are found in Chemin de Saint-Symphorien, Havré, Hainaut, Belgium.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of April 2002

    Murderer Gerald Dwight Casey is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of April 2002

    Adventurer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl dies of a brain tumour at the age of 88 in Colla Micheri, Liguria, Italy.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 18th of April 2005

    Modes of construction for (re)building a museum in Museum of Modern Art, ul Aksakovskaya 12, Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.



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