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38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
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32 events for 28 April:

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    581 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of April 1442

    King of England Edward IV is born in Rouen, Haute-Normendie, France.


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    265 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of April 1758

    5th President of the United States James Monroe is born in Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States.


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    142 Years Ago Today He Rode Out of Town Singing

    Thursday 28th of April 1881

    22-year-old Outlaw, gunfighter and folk icon Billy the Kid aka William H. Bonney aka Kid Antrim escapes from the County Jail in Lincoln County Courthouse, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States.

    Billy shot and killed deputy James Bell and Bob Olinger, obtained a horse and rode out of town singing.


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    141 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of April 1882

    Doctor and murderer George Henry Lamson aka The Slight-of-Hand Poisoner is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of April 1889

    Dictator and Prime Minister of Portugal António de Oliveira Salazar is born in Vimieiro, Dão-Lafões, Portugal.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of April 1906

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Adolf Hannappel is born in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of April 1912

    Illegalist Jules Bonnot aka Le Bourgeois known from ‘La Bande à Bonnot’ is riddled with bullets in a shootout with police officers at the age of 36 in Choisy-le-Roi, Île-de-France, France.

    After sporadic firing failed to extract Bonnot from his hideout, Paris Police Chief Louis Lépine ordered the building bombed using a dynamite charge. The explosion demolished the front of the building. Barely conscious lying underneath a mattress, Bonnot was shot ten times in the upper-body before Lépine shot him non-fatally in the head. Bonnot was moved to the Hotel-Dieu hospital and pronounced dead at 1:15 pm.


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of April 1914

    183 die in Eccles Mine Nr 5 methane gas explosion in Eccles, West Virginia, United States.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of April 1916

    Industrialist Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini is born in House Number 22, Renazzo di Cento, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of April 1918

    Assassin Gavrilo Princip aka The Teenager who Changed the World known for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria dies of tuberculosis at the age of 24 in Terezin, Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia.

    At the time of his death Princip weighed around 40 kilograms, weakened by malnutrition and disease. His body had become wracked by skeletal tuberculosis that ate away his bones so badly that his right arm had to be amputated.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of April 1919

    40-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf is sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for insulting Friedel Rothe in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    Rothe was killed by Haarmann on 25 September 1918.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of April 1924

    119 die in Wheeling Steel Corporation mine methane gas explosion in Benwood, West Virginia, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of April 1928

    Artist Yves Klein known for his International Klein Blue is born in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of April 1929

    Eccentric painter Olive Edith May Branson is shot dead and dumped in a cistern by persons unkown in Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of April 1937

    Dictator of Iraq Saddam Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti Hussein is born in Al-Awja, Salah ad Din, Iraq.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of April 1939

    Murderer Archie Lee Short aka James Bailey is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 20 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    Short was the last man executed by Potassium Cyanide.


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    80 Years Ago Today Il était Cinq Heures, Paris s'éveillait

    Wednesday 28th of April 1943

    Singer-songwriter and actor Jacques Dutronc is born in 67 Rue de Provence, Paris, IXe, Île-de-France, France.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of April 1945

    Leader of the Italian National Fascist Party Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini aka Il Duce is executed by Walter Audisio with a machine gun at the age of 62 in Villa Belmonte, Via XXIV Maggio, Giulino di Mezzegra, Lombardia, Italy.

    In the evening the bodies of Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci and other executed Fascists were loaded onto a van and trucked south to Milan. On arriving in the city in the early hours of 29 April, they were dumped on the ground in the Piazzale Loreto. The corpses were pelted with vegetables, spat at, urinated on, shot at and kicked. Mussolini's face was disfigured by beatings. After a while the bodies of Mussolini, Petacci and others were hoisted up on to the metal girder framework of a half-built Standard Oil service station, and hung upside down on meat hooks.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of April 1945

    Mistress of Benito Mussolini Clara Claretta Petacci is executed by Walter Audisio with a machine gun at the age of 33 in Villa Belmonte, Via XXIV Maggio, Giulino di Mezzegra, Lombardia, Italy.

    The next day the bodies of Mussolini, Petacci and others were hoisted up on to the metal girder framework of a half-built Standard Oil service station on Piazzale Loreto in Milano and hung upside down on meat hooks.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of April 1950

    Television host Jay James Douglas Muir Leno known from The Tonight Show is born in New Rochelle, New York, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of April 1961

    Serial killer Futoshi Matsunaga known for the Kitakyūshū Serial Murder Incident is born in Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyūshū, Kyushu, Japan.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of April 1974

    Stripper Johanna Nilissen aka Angelique is killed by a lion during a striptease-act at the age of 26 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

    Angelique was dancing in a cage while the lion was performing under direction of tamer Alfred Burckhardt.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of April 1976

    Serial killer Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder dies of malignant hyperthermia at the age of 30 in Landeskrankenhaus Eickelborn, Eickelbornstraße, Lippstadt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    An official autopsy and investigation determined that Bartsch had been intoxicated with a Halothane overdose (factor 10) by an insufficiently trained nurse during a chemical castration operation to free him from his compulsive sexual urges.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of April 1977

    Double murderer Derrick Wayne Frazier is born in Dallas, Texas, United States.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of April 1977

    The leaders of die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe are sentenced to life-imprisonment for four murders and over 30 attempted murders in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stammheim, Asperger Straße 60, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of April 1996

    29-year-old Mass murderer Martin Bryant kills 35 and wounds 23 people in a shooting spree in Port Arthur Prison Colony, Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia.

    Bryant's motivation for the massacre remains a closely guarded secret known only to his lawyer, who is bound not to reveal confidences without his client's consent.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of April 1999

    Murderer Aaron Christopher Foust aka Ace is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Foust's last words were "Adios, amigos, I'll see ya'll on the other side. I'm ready when ya'll are."



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 28th of April 2005

    A streetworker cutting an electric cable with a hacksaw after a storm in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of April 2007

    Mass murderer Ayub Bulubili is executed by the firing squad at the age of 40 in Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of April 2010

    Mass murderer Zheng Minsheng is executed by the firing squad at the age of 42 in Nanping, Fujian, China.



  • 10 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 28th of April 2013

    Greenery and Rietveld furniture on our rooftop terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of April 2015

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 144th concert on the occasion of the exhibition 'Serving Compressed Energy with Vacuum' by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven in Kunstverein München, Galeriestraße 4, München, Bayern, Germany.



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