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38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
In Heaven Everything is Fine




38 events for 20 April:

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    709 Years Ago Today Lightning Struck

    Friday 20th of April 1314

    195th Pope Clemens V dies of unknown causes at the age of 50 in Roquemaure, Gard, France.

    According to one story while Pope Clemens V's body was lying in state a thunderstorm developed during the night and lightning struck the church where his body lay, igniting the building. The fire was so intense that when it was extinguished, the body of Pope Clement V was almost destroyed.


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of April 1889

    Führer and Reichskanzler of Germany Adolf Hitler is born in Salzburger Vorstadt 15, Braunau am Inn, Oberösterreich, Austria.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of April 1893

    Artist Joan Miró is born as Joan Miró i Ferrà in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.


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    130 Years Ago Today His Safety Came First

    Thursday 20th of April 1893

    Actor, film director and stunt performer Harold Clayton Lloyd is born in Burchard, Nebraska, United States.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of April 1908

    17-year-old Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder is court-martialed for stealing government-property and is sentenced to 3 years imprisonment in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of April 1908

    Musician and bandleader Lionel Leo Hampton aka Gates aka Hamp is born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of April 1912

    Writer Bram Abraham Stoker known for his novel Dracula dies of tertiary syphilis at the age of 65 in 26 St George's Square, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Stoker suffered a number of strokes before his death.


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    106 Years Ago Today He Was for Dinner

    Friday 20th of April 1917

    50-year-old Geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist and explorer of South America Percy Percival Harrison Fawcett leaves on his final expedition from Cuiabá with his eldest son JackRaleigh Rimell and two Brazilian labourers, two horses, eight mules, and a pair of dogs in Dead Horse Camp, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

    Fawcett and his companions were probably killed and eaten by the Kalapolos Indians.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of April 1924

    Kaspar Hubalek is killed, cut to pieces and eaten by serial killer and cannibal Karl Denke aka Papa Denke in Teichstraße 10, Münsterberg, Niederschlesien, Germany.

    Hubalek was Denke's last known victim.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of April 1928

    Murderer Ellsworth Kelley is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of April 1928

    Murderer James Willos is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of April 1932

    Mathematician and glottologist Giuseppe Peano known for the Peano Curve dies of a heart attack at the age of 74 in Torino, Piedmontese, Italy.


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    83 Years Ago Today He Was

    Saturday 20th of April 1940

    Writer and painter Jan Cremer known for his novel ‘Ik, Jan Cremer’ is born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of April 1943

    Heiress, socialite, actress, and fashion model Edie Edith Minturn Sedgwick aka The Girl of the Year is born in Santa Barbara, California, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of April 1949

    Actress Jessica Phyllis Lange is born in Cloquet, Minnesota, United States.


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    70 Years Ago Today He Was Off Black

    Monday 20th of April 1953

    Musician James Chance aka James White is born as James Siegfried in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of April 1954

    Celina Debonny is beaten to death by serial killer Nestor Pirotte aka Le Tueur Fou in Septon, Luxembourg, Belgium.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of April 1958

    23-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker marries Elisabeth ‘Betty’ Baumgard in Elkton, Maryland, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of April 1965

    32-year-old Gangster Ronald Kray aka Ronnie Kray marries 22-year-old Frances Shea in St. James's Church, Saint James's Avenue, London, Bethnal Green, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of April 1965

    38-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for burglary in Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla, Washington, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of April 1967

    126 die in Globe Air Bristol Britannia 313 crash into a mountain in .

    Two German (Christa Blümel and Peter Femfert) and two Swiss (Veronika Gysin and Nicolas Pulver) passengers survived


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of April 1968

    123 die in SuidAfrikaanse Lugdiens Boeing 707 Flight 228 crash in Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia.

    The plane just took off from Strijdom International Airport. Subsequent investigation determined that the accident was attributable to pilot error.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of April 1970

    Unidentified serial killer the Zodiac Killer sends a diagram how to blow up a schoolbus to the San Francisco Chronicle in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today His Penis Was Found the Next Day

    Thursday 20th of April 1972

    10-year-old Jimmy Wallace is stabbed and his penis cut off by unidentified serial killer Charlie Chop-off in New York City, New York, United States.

    Wallace survived, his penis was found the next day while some kids were playing with it.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of April 1978

    49-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate escapes from the St. Paul mental hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of April 1980

    26-year-old Double murderer James David Autry aka Cowboy shoots a 43 year old convenience store clerk Shirley Drouet between the eyes with a .38 caliber pistol causing her death in Port Arthur, Texas, United States.

    Autry had been arguing with her about the price of a six pack of beer. Two witnesses were also shot in the head. 43 year old Joe Broussard, a former Roman Catholic priest, who died instantly, and Anthanasios Svarnas, a Greek seaman who survived the gunshot with serious injuries.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of April 1984

    83-year-old Caecili Hidde is strangled by serial killer Waldemar Stepinski aka The Doorbell Killer in Berlin, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of April 1986

    Near 500 die in Atlas Star ferry sinking in Munshiganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of April 1988

    Albrecht Dürer's 'Lamentation for Christ', 'Paumgartner Altar' and 'Mater Dolarosa' are attacked with acid by 51-year-old Serial art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Alte Pinakothek, München, Bayern, Germany.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of April 1991

    Musician Steve Stephen Peter Marriott known from the Small Faces dies in a fire due to smoking in bed while falling asleep at his 16th century thatched cottage at the age of 44 in Arkesden, Essex, United Kingdom.

    At the inquest a verdict of accidental death by smoke inhalation was recorded. Marriott's blood was found to contain quantities of Valium, alcohol and cocaine.


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    31 Years Ago Today He Was Watching Television

    Monday 20th of April 1992

    Comedian and actor Benny Alfred Hawthorne Hill known for The Benny Hill Show dies of coronary thrombosis at the age of 68 in Fairwater House Flat 7, 34 Twickenham Road, London, Teddington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    On 22 April, after several days of unanswered telephone calls, his producer Dennis Kirkland climbed a ladder to the window of Hill's second-floor flat and upon seeing the body through a window had the neighbours call the police. The police broke into the flat and found Hill dead sitting in his armchair in front of the television.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of April 1998

    die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe send an eight page fax to Reuters declaring the dissolving of the group in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    "Vor fast 28 Jahren, am 14. Mai 1970, entstand in einer Befreiungsaktion die RAF. Heute beenden wir dieses Projekt. Die Stadtguerrilla in Form der RAF ist nun Geschichte."


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of April 1998

    51-year-old Giuseppe Mileto is robbed and shot dead by serial killer Donato Bilancia aka Il Mostro della Liguria in Conioli Sud service area, Arma di Taggia, Liguria, Italy.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of April 1999

    School shooter Dylan Bennet Klebold known for the Columbine High School massacre commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 18 in Columbine High School, Columbine, Colorado, United States.

    With Eric Harris he killed 12 students and one teacher in the Columbine High School MassacreKlebold was equipped with a 9×19mm Intratec TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun with one 52-, one 32-, and one 28-round magazine and a 12-gauge Stevens 311D double-barreled sawed-off shotgun.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of April 1999

    Mass murderer Eric David Harris aka The Columbine High School Killer commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 18 in Columbine High School, Columbine, Colorado, United States.

    With Dylan Klebold he killed 12 students and one teacher in the Columbine High School MassacreHarris was equipped with a 12-gauge Savage-Springfield 67H pump-action shotgun (which he discharged a total of 25 times) and a Hi-Point 995 Carbine 9 mm carbine with thirteen 10-round magazines (which he fired a total of 96 times).


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    19 Years Ago Today She Had a Tumor

    Tuesday 20th of April 2004

    Musician Lizzy Martine-Elisabeth Mercier Descloux dies of cancer at the age of 48 in Saint-Florent, Corsica, France.


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    18 Years Ago Today He'd Been Hanging Around the Popsicle Stand Too Long

    Wednesday 20th of April 2005

    Murderer Douglas Alan Roberts is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Roberts' last meal request was for three Southern fried chicken breasts, two bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches, three enchiladas, ground beef, two grilled pork chops, six corn tortillas, four deviled eggs, 12 green olives with Italian ketchup, butter beans and cabbage seasoned with hambone, broccoli with cheese sauce, fried onion rings, french fries, tomato, lettuce, cheese, picante sauce, onions and jalapenos. His last words were: "I've been hanging around this popsicle stand way too long, I want to tell you all. When I die, bury me deep, lay two speakers at my feet, put some headphones on my head and rock 'n' roll me when I'm dead. I'll see you in heaven some day."



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 20th of April 2005

    Semi-automated vending modes on a market in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.



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