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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
I Don't See Anything that I Want




34 events for 13 August:

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    201 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of August 1818

    Abolitionist and suffragette Lucy Stone is born in Coy Hill Road, West Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States.


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    156 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of August 1863

    Romantic painter Eugène Ferdinand Victor Delacroix dies of hemoptysis due to tuberculosis at the age of 65 in 6 Rue de Furstemberg, Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    148 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of August 1871

    Revolutionary socialist and founder of the Spartacist Rote Fahne Karl Liebknecht is born in Braustraße 15, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of August 1894

    Murderer Albert Joseph Pierre Bruneau aka The Murderous Priest is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 33 in Laval, Mayenne, France.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of August 1897

    Victim of Karl Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof Johanna Sosnowski is born in Wartenburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of August 1899

    Film director Alfred Joseph Hitchcock aka The Master of Suspense is born in London, Leytonstone, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of August 1902

    Inventor and mechanical engineer Felix Heinrich Wankel known for the Wankel engine is born in Lahr, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of August 1907

    Murderer Richard Clifford Brinkley is executed by hanging at the age of 54 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of August 1907

    Industrialist Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach is born in Villa Hügel, Essen, Bredeney, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    109 Years Ago Today Her Lamp Went Out

    Saturday 13th of August 1910

    Social reformer, statistician and modern nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale aka The Lady with the Lamp dies of natural causes at the age of 90 in 10 South Street, London, Mayfair, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of August 1912

    Composer Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet dies of abdominal cancer at the age of 70 in 48 Rue de Vaugirard, Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of August 1915

    Serial killer George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 43 in Maidstone Prison, Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of August 1921

    24-year-old Johanna Sosnowski is sexually assaulted and beaten to death by serial killer and cannibal Karl Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof in Langen Straße 88/89, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

    Sosnowski was cut to pieces and some of her meat was either eaten or sold by Großmann near Schlesischen Bahnhof.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of August 1926

    15th President of Cuba Fidel Alejandro Ruz Castro is born in Birán, Holguín, Cuba.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of August 1929

    Multiple murderer Raymond Leslie Morris aka The Monster of Cannock Chase is born in Walsall, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of August 1937

    Murderer Burt Anderson is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 54 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of August 1937

    Murderer Ernest Patton is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 37 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of August 1939

    Frau Budzinski is beaten and stabbed by serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder in Betriebsbahnhof, Berlin, Rummelsburg, Berlin, Germany.

    Budzinski survived.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of August 1944

    Murderer Gary Lee Davis is born in Wichita, Kansas, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of August 1946

    Science fiction writer Herbert George Wells aka H. G. Wells known for his novel The Invisible Man dies of heart failure at the age of 80 in 13 Hanover Terrace, London, Regent's Park, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of August 1948

    Rapist and murderer Willis Jay Barnes is born in Matagorda County, Texas, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of August 1958

    Circus acrobat and fantasist Otto Witte known for claiming to be the King of Albania dies of unknown causes at the age of 86 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    58 Years Ago Today War es Stacheldrahtsonntag

    Sunday 13th of August 1961

    East German troops and workers begin to tear up streets running alongside the border to make them impassable to most vehicles and to install barbed wire entanglements and fences along the 156 kilometres around the three western sectors, and the 43 kilometres that divided West and East in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    55 Years Ago Today He Was One of the Last Two to Hang

    Thursday 13th of August 1964

    Murderer Gwynne Owen Evans is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 24 in Strangeways Prison, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Evans' was one of the last two judicial executions of death sentences in the United Kingdom.


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    55 Years Ago Today He Was One of the Last Two to Hang

    Thursday 13th of August 1964

    Murderer Peter Anthony Allen is executed by hanging by Robert Stewart at the age of 21 in Walton Prison, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

    Allen was one of the last two judicial executions of death sentences in the United Kingdom.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of August 1969

    30-year-old Foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer has a bucket of water slammed into his head by an unidentified fellow-inmate in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    47 Years Ago Today He Wanted to Become a Flight Attendant

    Sunday 13th of August 1972

    9/11 terrorist Hani Saleh Hasan Hanjour is born in Ta'if, Makkah l-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of August 1982

    9-year-old Oleg Pozhidaev is stabbed and his penis cut off by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Enem, Respublika Adygeya, Russia.

    Chikatilo cut off Pozhidaev's genitals and took them with him.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of August 1982

    Juvenile child killer Jon Venables is born in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of August 1984

    10-year-old Akmaral Seidaliyev is beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of August 1993

    137 die in Royal Plaza Hotel collapse in Royal Plaza Hotel, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khorat, Thailand.

    The main reason for the collapse was the addition of floors without properly considering the strength of the structure and soil stability.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of August 1996

    40-year-old Kidnapper, serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux is arrested with his wife Michelle Martin and accomplice Michel Lelièvre on suspicion of kidnapping in 128 Route de Philippeville, Marcinelle, Hainaut, Belgium.

    A search of his house fails to discover two abducted girls in the basement.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 13th of August 2003

    A local bus in an outskirt district in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of August 2009

    Mass murderer John Linley Frazier aka The Killer Prophet commits suicide hanging in his cell at the age of 63 in Mule Creek State Prison, 4001 Highway 104, Ione, California, United States.



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