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34th year  -  N° 146                 Sunday, 26 May 2019         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World




33 events for 3 April:

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    189 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of April 1830

    18-year-old Foundling Kaspar Hauser aka The Wild Child is found bleeding from a wound to the right side of his head in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.

    Hauser quickly revived and stated that he climbed on a chair to get some books, the chair fell and while trying to hold on to something he accidentally tore down a pistol hanging on the wall, causing a shot to go off.


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    156 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of April 1863

    Painter, architect and interior designer Henry Clemens Van de Velde is born in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    137 Years Ago Today The Dust Was Cleaned with His Blood

    Monday 3rd of April 1882

    Outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer Jesse Woodson James is ‘accidently’ shot in the head by Robert Ford while cleaning a dusty picture above the mantle at the age of 35 in Jesse James Home, St. Joseph, Missouri, United States.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of April 1895

    20-year-old Blanche Lamont is sexually assaulted and beaten to death by double murderer Theodore Durrant aka The Demon in the Belfry in Emanuel Baptist Church, Bartlett Street, San Francisco, California, .

    Lamont's body was found on 13 April in the belfry.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of April 1897

    Romantic composer Johannes Brahms dies of liver cancer at the age of 64 in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of April 1908

    Serial killer Bruno Lüdke is born in Berlin, Köpenick, Berlin, Germany.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of April 1915

    Nazi collaborator Paul Touvier is born in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of April 1919

    Black soldier William Wilbert Little is lynched by battering because he refused to take off his army uniform in Blakely, Georgia, United States.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of April 1920

    Guard at Sobibór KZ John Demjanjuk is born as Ivan Mykolaiovych Demianiuk in Dubovi Makharyntsi, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of April 1924

    Actress, singer and animal rights activist Doris Day is born as Doris Von Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today He Was a Wild One

    Thursday 3rd of April 1924

    Actor and film director Marlon Brando aka The Godfather is born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of April 1929

    Frau Flake is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    The next day Frau Flake was not able to swallow properly. On her neck she had a large red swelling 70mm long by 7,5mm wide, on the left a painful reddish mark 50mm long and 30mm wide. The skin of the whole face was covered with contusions in size from a pin point to a pea. The conjuntivae of both eyes were partly congested. In the mucuous membrane of the mouth were numerous abrasions.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of April 1930

    30-year-old Frau Hau is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Hofgarten, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of April 1936

    Kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 37 in Trenton State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today He Was Guilty

    Thursday 3rd of April 1941

    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hungary Pál Teleki commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 62 in Sándor Palace, Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.

    Teleki wanted to avoid collaboration with the Nazis. In his suicide note he wrote "We will become body-snatchers! A nation of trash. I did not hold you back. I am guilty."


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of April 1950

    Composer Kurt Julian Weill dies of a heart attack at the age of 50 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of April 1955

    300 die in night train derailment in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

    The train plunged into a canyon.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of April 1957

    Murderer Ernest L. Ranson is executed by hanging in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of April 1958

    Photographer Francesca Woodman is born in Denver, Colorado, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today She Waited until Tuesday

    Tuesday 3rd of April 1962

    Murderess Brenda Spencer known for Not Liking Mondays is born in San Diego, California, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of April 1962

    Serial killer Roberto Succo aka L'Assassino della Luna Piena aka Il Mostro di Mestre aka Roberto il Folle is born in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of April 1965

    28-year-old Horst Otto is released from prison after serving 5 years for the murder of Manuela Knodt in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Knodt was actually killed by Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of April 1970

    40-year-old Writer James Graham Ballard opens his 'Crashed Cars' exhibition in Institute for Research in Art and Technology, Gordon Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    The wrecks of a white Pontiac, a Mini and an Austin Cambridge A60 were on show while a topless woman interviewed guests about their reactions.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of April 1971

    Gangster Joseph Michael 'Joe Cargo' Valachi aka Anthony Sorge aka Charles Charbano known for disclosing information about the Italian-American Mafia dies of a heart attack at the age of 67 in La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution, Anthony, Texas, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today She became Tania

    Wednesday 3rd of April 1974

    20-year-old Newspaper heiress, kidnap victim and member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Patty Patricia Campbell Hearst announces on an audiotape that she joined the Symbionese Liberation Army and assumed the name 'Tania' in San Francisco, California, United States.

    'Tania' was inspired by the nom de guerre of Che Guevara's comrade Haydée Tamara Bunke Bider.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of April 1981

    22-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Lift Off' with Etat Brut at the Underground on Stage festival in Beursschouwburg, Auguste Ortsstraat 22, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

    During a concert by Etat Brut I was standing before a filmscreen and threw my right leg as high as I could several times. To my left foot a rope was fastened at which somebody pulled at a non-defined moment. I suffered a concussion of the brain.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of April 1991

    Writer Graham Henry Greene dies of leukemia at the age of 87 in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of April 1996

    54-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber is arrested in his forest cabin in Unabomber Cabin, Lincoln, Montana, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of April 1997

    Triple murderer David Wayne Spence is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of April 1998

    Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell dies of a heart attack at the age of 66 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of April 2001

    Double murderer Jason Eric Massey is executed by lethal injection at the age of 28 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    On 26 July 1993 Massey viciously murdered two teenagers: 14-year-old Brian King and his 13-year-old stepsister Christina Benjamin. Benjamin's death had been particularly gruesome; her head, hands and nipples had been cut off, her genitals mutilated and her intestines removed.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of April 2002

    Musician Frank Francis John Tovey aka Fad Gadget dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of April 2010

    Founder and leader of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging Eugène Ney Terre'Blanche is beaten to death with pipes and pangas at the age of 69 in Ventersdorp, Transvaal Province, South Africa.

    Two workers on Terre'Blanche's farm 28-year-old Chris Mahlangu and 15-year-old Patrick Ndlovu were arrested.



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