38th year  -  N° 90                 Friday, 31 March 2023         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World

24 events for 30 April:

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    393 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of April 1630

    Composer Ercole Porta dies of unknown causes at the age of 45 in Carpi, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

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    231 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of April 1792

    4th Earl of Sandwich John Montagu known for inventing the Sandwich dies of unknown causes at the age of 74 in Chiswick, West London, United Kingdom.

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    211 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of April 1812

    Foundling Kaspar Hauser aka The Wild Child is born in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.

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    179 Years Ago Today He Became the Woods Burner

    Tuesday 30th of April 1844

    27-year-old Writer, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau known for his book ‘Walden’ and his friend Edward Hoar accidentally set a fire that consumed 300 acres (1.2 km2) of Walden Woods in Fairhaven Bay, Concord, Massachusetts, United States.

    For years afterward Thoreau could hardly walk the streets of his hometown without hearing the epithet "woods burner."

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    153 Years Ago Today War Er Sehr Lustig

    Saturday 30th of April 1870

    Composer Franz Lehár known for his operetta Die Lustige Witwe is born in Komárom, Közép-Dunántúl, Hungary.

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    149 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of April 1874

    Spiritual leader of Flemish nationalism Cyriel Charles Marie Joseph Verschaeve is born in Brugstraat 41, Ardooie, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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    140 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of April 1883

    Painter Édouard Manet dies of untreated syphilis and rheumatism at the age of 51 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

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    130 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of April 1893

    Nazi Reichsminister des Auswärtigen Joachim Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm von Ribbentrop is born in Wesel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

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    125 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of April 1898

    Assassin of SA-leader Horst Wessel Albrecht Höhler aka Ali is born in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

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    111 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of April 1912

    Murderer J. J. Morris is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Sugar House Prison, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

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    93 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of April 1930

    Charlotte Ullrich is attacked with a hammer by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Grafenberger Wald, Düsseldorf, Grafenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

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    93 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of April 1930

    Psychotherapist, philosopher and semiologist Félix Pierre Guattari is born in Villeneuve-les-Sablons, Oise, France.

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    78 Years Ago Today His Head Was on the Table

    Monday 30th of April 1945

    Führer and Reichskanzler of Germany Adolf Hitler commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 56 in Führerbunker, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

    SS-Sturmbannführer Otto Günsche entered the study and found the two lifeless bodies on the sofa. Eva Braun was with her legs drawn up to Hitler's left and slumped away from him. Hitler had shot himself with his own Walther PPK 7.65. The gun lay at his feet and Hitler's head was lying on the table in front of him. Blood dripping from Hitler's right temple and chin had made a large stain on the right arm of the sofa and was pooling on the carpet. Braun's body had no visible physical wounds and her face showed how she had died—by cyanide poisoning

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    78 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of April 1945

    The concentration camp of Ravensbrück is liberated by the Russian Red Army in KZ Ravensbrück, Ravensbrück, Brandenburg, Germany.

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    77 Years Ago Today He Was Not Caught

    Tuesday 30th of April 1946

    18-year-old Serial killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More is arrested for carrying a gun, but is released in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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    67 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of April 1956

    Film director Lars von Trier is born in Kongens Lyngby, Hovedstaden, Denmark.

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    57 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of April 1966

    36-year-old Founder of the Church of Satan Anton Szandor LaVey announces the establishment of the one and only Church of Satan in San Francisco, California, United States.

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    45 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of April 1978

    43-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker starts hungerstriking to secure medical treatment in State Correctional Institution, 1100 Pike Street, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of April 1979

    16-year-old Ellen Abel is beaten to death with a hammer by serial killer Bernd Bopp aka Der Hammermörder in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany.

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    40 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of April 1983

    18-year-old Marie Mary-Jane Annette Malvar is strangled by serial killer Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer in Military Road, Seattle, Washington, United States.

    Malvar was standing with her boyfriend and pimp Robert Bobby Woods at the intersection of 216th Street and Pacific Highway South when Ridgway picked her up and took her to his house.

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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of April 1987

    42-year-old Serial killer Arthur John Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer is paroled and released from prison after serving 14 of a 25-year sentence for the murder of 10-year-old Jack Owen Blake in Watertown on 7 May 1972 in Green Haven Correctional Facility, Route 216, Stormville, New York, United States.

    In March 1988 Shawcross began murdering again, primarily prostitutes in the area, before his capture less than two years later.

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    26 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of April 1997

    48-year-old Serial killer Ahmad Suradji aka The Sorcerer is arrested after bodies were discovered near his home in Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia.

    Suradji's three wives, who were sisters, were also arrested for assisting in the murders and helping him hide the bodies. In all 42 decomposed bodies of young women were found buried with their heads facing his house.

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    21 Years Ago Today He Became the First Man to be Wheeled in

    Tuesday 30th of April 2002

    Multiple murderer Rodolfo Baiza Hernandez is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Hernandez' last meal request was for two double meat cheeseburgers all the way, french fries, three beef skirt tacos, guacamole salad, salt and two fried chicken breasts. Hernandez became the first amputee to die by lethal injection in Huntsville. Hernandez lost his left leg to complications from diabetes and had at one time hoped to be fitted with a prosthetic leg. Medical complications put an end to that possibility and Hernandez was wheeled into the room, denying him a request to be fitted with a prosthetic device so he could walk to his death "like a man".

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    13 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of April 2010

    Planespotter and journalist Levent Salim Bergkotte stabs to death 37-year-old Alastair Whewell, pilot of the Piper Cherokee PA-28 they were flying, and shuts down the engine of the sports plane to make it crash at the age of 33 in Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina.

    Bergkotte left a farewell letter to his wife in his hotel room.

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