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35th year  -  N° 227                 Friday, 14 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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31 events for 11 August:

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    192 Years Ago Today He Became a Book Cover

    Monday 11th of August 1828

    Murderer William Corder aka The Red Barn Murderer is executed by hanging by John Foxton at the age of 25 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

    Corder's body was taken back to the courtroom at Shire Hall where it was slit open along the abdomen to expose the muscles, over 5,000 people queued to see it. Corder's skin was tanned by surgeon George Creed and used to bind an account of the murder.


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    183 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of August 1837

    4th President of France Sadi Marie François Carnot is born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France.


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    128 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of August 1892

    32-year-old Presumed axe murderess Lizzie Lizbeth Andrew Borden is arrested on suspicion of hacking her parents to death in Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts, United States.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of August 1913

    Writer Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson is born in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, United Kingdom.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of August 1925

    Double murderer George Gumtow is born in Comstock, Michigan, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today Habe Er Blut in Sich Aufgenommen

    Sunday 11th of August 1929

    Maria Hahn is stabbed to death by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Papendell, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    "Ich hatte der Hahn zuerst eine Verletzung am Halse beigebracht. Aus dieser Verletzung habe ich Blut in mich aufgenommen von der Hahn, größere Mengen. (Frage [von Prof. Sioli, Anm. JNK]: Sie meinen getrunken?) Ja. Hierbei trat die Auslösung der sexuellen Erregung ein. Das getrunkene Blut habe ich nachher wieder ausgebrochen."


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of August 1932

    Film director and writer Fernando Arrabal is born as Fernando Arrabal Terán in Melilla, Ciudad autónoma de Melilla, Spain.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of August 1933

    Theatre director Jerzy Marian Grotowski is born in Rzeszów, Województwo Podkarpackie, Poland.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of August 1945

    Oberstabsarzt in Buchenwald Erwin Oskar Ding-Schuler known for his medical experiments with infective agents for spotted fever, yellow fever, smallpox, typhus and cholera commits suicide by hanging in his cell at the age of 33 in Freising, Bayern, Germany.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of August 1948

    Simpletone Rudy Cabie is born in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of August 1948

    Revolutionary student Jan Palach aka Pochodeň č. 1 is born in Praha, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of August 1954

    Painter and child murderer William Sanchez de Pina Hepper is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 62 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    64 Years Ago Today He Lost His Drip

    Saturday 11th of August 1956

    Abstract expressionist painter Jackson Paul Pollock known for his drip paintings dies in a single-car crash in his Oldsmobile convertible while driving under the influence of alcohol at the age of 44 in Springs, New York, United States.

    Edith Metzger was also killed in the accident. Artist and Pollock's mistress Ruth Kligman survived.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of August 1957

    White Power punk rocker Ian Stuart Donaldson is born in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, United Kingdom.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of August 1974

    23-year-old Gary Wayne Cordova is found overdosed on alcohol and diazepam by serial killer Randy Kraft aka The Scorecard Killer in Cabot Road & Oso Parkway, Laguna Hills, California, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of August 1976

    54-year-old Serial killer Bernard Pesquet aka Le Landru du Val d’Oise is arrested in Pierrelaye, Val d'Oise, France.

    Pesquet was charged with the murders of his lover Julien Quibel in 1941 – for which he spent 20 years in prison – his wife Christiane Ruaux and her presumed lover Hubert Franqui in 1974 – their decomposed bodies were found in his basement – and 73-year-old Emile Bergaud, his 71-year-old wife Elizia and their maid Alfia Borgioni in July 1976.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of August 1978

    40-year-old Medical photographer Janet Parker is accidently infected by a mislaid sample of the smallpox virus in University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.

    Parker was placed in quarantaine in the Catherine-de-Barnes Isolation Hospital near Solihull on 20 August and died there on 11 September. Many people had close contact with Parker before she was admitted to hospital, 260 people were being immediately quarantined. Parker became the last person to die of smallpox.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of August 1979

    34-year-old Serial killer Dennis Andrew Nilsen aka Killing For Company burns the remains of Stephen Holmes, murdered on 30 December 1978, in his back garden in 195 Melrose Avenue, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of August 1979

    178 die in Aeroflot Flight 7628 Tupolev Tu-134A and Aeroflot Flight 7880 Tupolev Tu-134AK mid-air collision in Dniprodzerzhynsk, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of August 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 4' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    With a razorblade I have cut 6 crosses in my body going from my left shoulder to my left knee.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of August 1982

    917-year-old Cynthia Jean Hinds is abducted and strangled by serial killer Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer in Seattle, Washington, United States.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of August 1984

    School shooter Mitchell Scott Johnson known for the Jonesboro Massacre is born in Grand Meadow, Minnesota, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of August 1992

    Murderer Curtis Lee Johnson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of August 1994

    Actor Peter Wilton Cushing known for playing Baron Victor Frankenstein and Professor Van Helsing dies of prostate cancer at the age of 81 in Whitstable, Kent, United Kingdom.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of August 1999

    Murderer James Otto Earhart is executed by lethal injection at the age of 56 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 21 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 11th of August 1999

    A sun eclipse as seen through my welding gear in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 11th of August 2003

    A weird roadside shack on the outskirts of town in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of August 2005

    21-year-old School shooter Mitchell Scott Johnson known for the Jonesboro Massacre is released from prison after serving 7 years in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of August 2006

    47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV plays 'Silence of the Pigs' in Factor 44, Bleekhofstraat 44, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of August 2006

    45-year-old Serial killer Wayne Adam Ford aka The Breast Severer is sentenced to death in San Bernardino, California, United States.

    Ford resides on death row at San Quentin State Prison.


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    0 Years Ago Today He Lay Down His Hammer

    Tuesday 11th of August 2020

    Singer and actor Trini Lopez dies of complications of COVID-19 at the age of 83 in Desert Hospital, 1150 N Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, United States.



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