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35th year  -  N° 24                 Friday, 24 January 2020         Antwerpen		
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34 events for 14 August:

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    556 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of August 1464

    210th Pope Pius II dies of fever at the age of 59 in Ancona, Marche, Italy.


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    278 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of August 1742

    251st Pope Pius VII is born as Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    180 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of August 1840

    Psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing known for Psychopathia Sexualis: eine Klinisch-Forensische Studie is born as Richard Fridolin Joseph Freiherr Krafft von Festenberg auf Frohnberg, genannt von Ebing in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    153 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of August 1867

    Baby farmer and murderess Rhoda Willis aka Leslie James is born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of August 1888

    KZ-Aufseherin Emma Zimmer is born as Emma Anne Mezel in Schlüchtern, Hessen, Germany.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of August 1906

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Paul Bronichewski is born in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    113 Years Ago Today She Farmed the Last Baby

    Wednesday 14th of August 1907

    Baby farmer and murderess Rhoda Willis aka Leslie James is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Cardiff Prison, Cardiff, Adamsdown, Wales, United Kingdom.

    Willis was the only woman to be hanged in Wales in the 20th century and the last baby farmer to be executed.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of August 1910

    Composer, musicologist and acoustician Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer is born in Nancy, Lorraine, France.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of August 1925

    Murderer Arthur Henry Bishop is executed by hanging at the age of 18 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Bishop murdered 26-year-old Francis Edward Rix at 24 Charles Street, Mayfair, London on 7 June 1925.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of August 1926

    Film director Lina Wertmüller is born as Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spañol von Braueich in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of August 1936

    Murderer Rainey Bethea is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States.

    Bethea's last meal request was for fried chicken, pork chops, mashed potatoes, pickled cucumbers, cornbread, lemon pie, and ice cream. A crowd of 20.000 people gathered to watch the execution with thousands coming from out of town.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of August 1941

    Singer-songwriter and musician David Van Cortlandt Crosby known from the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today War Er Nicht Über Berlin

    Tuesday 14th of August 1945

    Film director Wim Ernst Wilhelm Wenders is born in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of August 1950

    Fraudster John Darwin aka The Canoe Man known for organising his own disappearance and presumed death is born in Hartlepool, North East, United Kingdom.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of August 1951

    Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst dies of unknown causes at the age of 82 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today He Was the Man in Steel

    Tuesday 14th of August 1956

    Poet, playwright and theatre director Bertolt Eugen Friedrich Brecht dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

    In his will Brecht provided instructions that a stiletto be placed in his heart and that he be buried in a steel coffin so that his corpse could not be eaten by worms.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of August 1958

    99 die in KLM Flight 607-E Lockheed Super Constellation named Hugo de Groot crash into the ocean in northwest of Ireland, the North Atlantic Ocean.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of August 1961

    Actor Edwin Cooper aka Bozo the Clown dies of unknown causes at the age of 41 in Denver, Colorado, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of August 1965

    12-year-old Ulrich Kahlweiß is abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder in Velbert, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of August 1965

    37-year-old Film director Roger Vadim marries 28-year-old Jane Fonda in Dunes Hotel, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S., Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

    Vadim and Fonda divorced on 16 January 1973.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of August 1969

    58-year-old Roy Kenner Dumas and his 46-year-old wife Bernalyn is strangled by serial killer George Putt aka The Memphis Murderer in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of August 1972

    156 die in Interflug Ilyushin Il-62 fire and crash in Königs Wusterhausen, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of August 1980

    Playmate of the Year 1980 Dorothy Stratten is shot dead by 29-year-old Paul Snider at the age of 20 in 10881 West Clarkson Road, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Stratten as well as Snider's naked bodies were found in Snider's room both facially blasted with a Mossberg 12 gauge. Police believed that Snider murdered Stratten and then abused and raped the corpse before turning the shotgun on himself.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of August 1982

    16-year-old Opal Charmaine Mills is strangled by serial killer Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer in Seattle, Washington, United States.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of August 1990

    11-year-old Ivan Fomin is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia.


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    26 Years Ago Today His Testicle Recovery Took Two Days

    Sunday 14th of August 1994

    45-year-old Terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez aka Carlos the Jackal is transferred him to French agents of the Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire who fly him to Paris for trial in Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.

    Sánchez was recovering from a minor testicle operation two days before.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of August 1994

    Writer Elias Canetti dies of unknown causes at the age of 89 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of August 1997

    29-year-old Serial killer Sipho Mandla Agmatir Thwala aka The Phoenix Strangler aka The Phantom Sniper aka The Canefield Killer is arrested by heavily armed policemen on suspicion of killing at least 19 young women in the Besters squatter camp in Durban, Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of August 1998

    Murderer Zane Brown Hill is executed by lethal injection at the age of 62 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today He Plunged to Death

    Friday 14th of August 1998

    Serial killer Gary Charles Evans drowns in an attempt to escape at the age of 44 in Troy-Menands Bridge, Menands, New York, United States.

    Evans was being transported from Rensselaer County to an Albany court. Evans had a handcuff key shoved deep into his sinus cavity and managed to free his hands while in the police van. When they reached the Troy-Menands Bridge Evans suddenly kicked out the side window of the vehicle, jumped out and started running. When police cornered him Evans leaped off the bridge and plunged to his death into the shallows of the Hudson River over 60 feet below.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of August 2002

    Cop killer Javier Suárez Medina is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 14th of August 2003

    The Nayada Kanca Studio Musik where I had a rehearsal with Henry Foundation aka Batman for a music performance at the BB's Club, organized by Pink Girl Go Wild EuNice Nuh in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of August 2005

    121 die in Helios Airways Flight 522 Boeing 737-31S crash in Grammatiko, Attica, Greece.

    A loss of cabin pressurization incapacitated the crew, leaving the aircraft flying on autopilot until it ran out of fuel and crashed.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of August 2009

    61-year-old Member of the 'Manson Family' Lynette Alice Fromme aka Squeaky known for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford is released from prison on parole in Federal Medical Center Carswell, Fort Worth, Texas, United States.



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