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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
The Girl Can't Help it




35 events for 20 August:

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    1035 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of August 0984

    136th Pope Ioannes XIV dies of starvation or poisoning in Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    196 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of August 1823

    251st Pope Pius VII dies from complications of a hip fracture on 6 July 1823 at the age of 81 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    186 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of August 1833

    23rd President of the United States Benjamin Harrison is born in North Bend, Ohio, United States.


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    129 Years Ago Today He Was no Thing on the Doorstep

    Wednesday 20th of August 1890

    Horror fiction writer H. P. Howard Philips Lovecraft is born in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


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    119 Years Ago Today He Had a Carnival of Death

    Monday 20th of August 1900

    Mass murderer Theodore Franz Wallert butchers his wife Sophia and four step-children 20-year old Justus Gustave, 16-year old Helene, 12-year old Reinhold and 13-year old Annie Steinborne in Arlington, Minnesota, United States.

    A third son, 11-year-old Otto Steinborn had a miraculous escape from the carnival of death.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of August 1912

    Founder of the Salvation Army William Booth dies of natural causes at the age of 83 in London, Hadley Wood, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of August 1914

    257th Pope Pius X dies of complications of a heart attack at the age of 79 in Palazzo Apostolico, Rome, Vatican City, Lazio, Italy.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of August 1919

    26-year-old Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See is arrested in Arztpraxis Dr. Georg Tepling, Potsdamer Straße 42/43, Berlin, Spandau, Berlin, Germany.

    Schumann came to see Dr. Tepling because of a wound in his shoulder when shot two days before by 52-year-old forester Wilhelm Nielbock. The doctor had read about the warrant for a wounded man in the newspaper.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of August 1923

    Singer-songwriter Jim James Travis Reeves is born in Galloway, Texas, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of August 1929

    Victim of Paul John Knowles aka Killing Time Carswell Carr is born in Wilkinson County, Georgia, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of August 1937

    Victim of Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank Lucienne Verhoeven-Bourlard is born in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of August 1937

    37-year-old Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS) Heinrich Luitpold Himmler inaugurates the Konzentrationslager in KZ Buchenwald, Weimar, Thüringen, Germany.

    The camp was to be named K. L. Ettersberg but this was changed to Buchenwald since Ettersberg carried too many associations with Goethe.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of August 1946

    An unidentified woman is beaten, raped and stabbed to death by serial killer Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher in Güterbahnhof, Hof, Bayern, Germany.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of August 1948

    Musician Robert Anthony Plant known from the band Led Zeppelin is born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of August 1950

    Serial killer William Lester Suff aka The Lake Elsinore Killer is born as Bill Lee Suff in Torrance, California, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of August 1955

    Victim of Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness Georgann Hawkins is born in Tacoma, Washington, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today He Was the Last to Breathe

    Monday 20th of August 1962

    Double murderer LeRoy Sanford McGahuey is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 42 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    McGahuey was the last person to be executed in the Gas Chamber in Oregon.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of August 1962

    67-year-old Jane Sullivan is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man in 435 Columbia Road, Boston, Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of August 1966

    Guitarist and songwriter Darrell Lance Abbott aka Dimebag Darrell known from the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan is born in Ennis, Texas, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of August 1975

    126 die in ČSA Flight 540 Ilyushin Il-62 crash in Damascus International Airport, Damascus, Damascus Governorate, Syria.

    Two people survived the crash.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of August 1980

    Singer-songwriter Joe Joseph Ira Dassin dies of myocardial infarction at the age of 42 in Chez Michel et Éliane, Front de Mer, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of August 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 5' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    With a ‘Lucky Strike’ cigarette I burned the so-called ‘vital line’ in my hand several times. Afterwards I was not satisfied with the result and I cut across it with a razorblade.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of August 1981

    17-year-old Christopher Allen Williams is choked to death by serial killer Randy Kraft aka The Scorecard Killer in San Bernardino, California, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today No One Took Him Seriously

    Friday 20th of August 1982

    Mass murderer Carl Robert Brown is shot dead by Mark Kram while cycling away from the crime scene where he shot and killed eight people with an Ithaca 37 12 gauge pump-action shotgun at the age of 52 in Bob Moore's Welding & Machine Service Inc., 3147 Northwest North River Drive, Miami, Florida, United States.

    The day before the shooting Brown had a heated argument with employee Jorge Castalleda about a $20 bill for repairing a lawnmower engine he wanted to use to power his bicycle, saying the work was poorly done. Brown was also angry because his traveler's check was refused. Realizing that his complaints were of no avail Brown left the shop, stating that he would come in and kill everybody. No one took him seriously. The dead were 46-year-old welder Nelson Barrios, 53-year-old crane operator Lonie Jeffries, 47-year-old manager Carl Lee, 67-year-old machine shop owner's mother Ernestine Moore, 78-year-old machine shop owner's uncle Magnum Moore, 29-year-old secretary Martha Steelman, 38-year-old machinist Juan Ramon Trespalacios and 44-year-old shop foreman Pedro Vasques.


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    33 Years Ago Today He Was the First to Go Postal

    Wednesday 20th of August 1986

    Mass murderer Patrick Henry Sherrill known for the Edmond Post Office shooting commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 45 in United States Post Office, 200 N Broadway, Edmond, Oklahoma, United States.

    The day before supervisors Esser and Bland verbally disciplined Sherrill for his behavior. Shortly after 7 a.m. Sherrill entered the building with two M1911 semi-automatic pistols and a Ruger semi-automatic pistol and shot twenty-two co-workers, killing fourteen. The dead were 41-year-old part-time clerk Patricia Ann Chambers, 41-year-old part-time clerk Judy Stephens Denney, 38-year-old supervisor Richard C. Esser, 47-year-old clerk Patricia A. Gabbard, 30-year-old clerk Jonna Gragert Hamilton, 48-year-old supervisor Patty Jean Husband, 34-year-old clerk Betty Ann Jarred, 30-year-old rural carrier William F. Miller, 49-year-old rural carrier Kenneth W. Morey, 42-year-old rural carrier Leroy Orrin Phillips, 51-year-old rural carrier Jerry Ralph Pyle, 33-year-old letter carrier Paul Michael Rockne, 31-year-old part-time clerk Thomas Wade Shader and 27-year-old clerk Patti Lou WelchSherrill's attack inspired the American phrase 'going postal'.


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    33 Years Ago Today He Helped to Find a Good Vein

    Wednesday 20th of August 1986

    Murderer Randy Lynn Woolls is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    As an experienced drug addict Woolls helped the executioner to find a good vein.


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    26 Years Ago Today He Was Born to Breathe and Born to Die

    Friday 20th of August 1993

    Double murderer Carl Eugene Kelly is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Kelly's last words were “I’m an African warrior, born to breathe, and born to die.”


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    23 Years Ago Today He Was Buried Under an Apple Tree

    Tuesday 20th of August 1996

    Musician Rio Reiser known for his band Ton Steine Scherben dies of a circulatory collapse after internal bleeding at the age of 46 in Fresenhagen 11, Fresenhagen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

    Reiser was buried on his own property under an apple tree. His grave was moved to Berlin in March 2011 because Reiser's heirs sold the Fresenhagen property.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 20th of August 1999

    A sleeping dog on the pavement in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of August 2002

    Murderer Gary Wayne Etheridge is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Etheridge's last meal request was for nachos with cheese and peppers, crispy French fries, one cheeseburger, one fried chicken patty, one cinnamon roll, cheese, ketchup, and pickles.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of August 2004

    60-year-old Serial killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj aka Bad Blood is sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1975 murders of 29-year-old Connie Bronzich and 26-year-old Laurent Ormond Carrière in Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal.

    Sobhraj was recognised in a street of Kathmandu by a journalist on 17 September 2003 and arrested two days later.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of August 2006

    Serial killer Frans Hooijmaijers aka Dikke Frans De Spuitreus dies of natural causes at the age of 70 in Kerkrade, Limburg, Netherlands.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of August 2008

    154 die in Spanair Flight 5022 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 crash in Madrid–Barajas Airport runway 36L, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

    18 people survived the crash.


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    6 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of August 2013

    Several members of the Wangjaesan Light Music Band are presumably executed by the firing squad for pornography charges by 30-year-old Supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Jong-un Kim in Pyongyang, P'yŏngan, North Korea.


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    2 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of August 2017

    Actor, comedian, singer and film director Jerry Lewis dies of unknown causes at the age of 91 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.



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