39th year  -  N° 177                 Tuesday, 25 June 2024         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?

26 events for 25 August:

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    754 Years Ago Today He Was Subject to mos Teutonicus

    Monday 25th of August 1270

    King of France Louis IX aka Saint Louis dies of dysentery at the age of 56 in Tunis, Protectorat Français, Tunisia.

    After Louis IX his death his body was subject to the process known as mos Teutonicus (a postmortem funerary custom used in medieval Europe whereby the flesh was boiled from the body, so that the bones of the deceased could be transported hygienically from distant lands back home) for its transportation back to France.

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    205 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of August 1819

    Detective and spy Allan Pinkerton known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency is born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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    179 Years Ago Today War es ein Märchen

    Monday 25th of August 1845

    King of Bavaria Otto Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig II aka Der Märchenkönig is born in Schloss Nymphenburg, München, Bayern, Germany.

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    157 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of August 1867

    Physicist Michael Faraday dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom.

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    133 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of August 1891

    Murderer Edward H. F. Watts is executed by hanging in Winchester Prison, Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

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    124 Years Ago Today Kam Der Wille zur Macht Zu Ende

    Saturday 25th of August 1900

    Philosopher and philologist Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche dies due to manic-depressive illness with periodic psychosis followed by vascular dementia at the age of 56 in Weimar, Thüringen, Germany.

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    117 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of August 1907

    33-year-old Serial killer Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or is sent to an asylum in Nanterre, Île-de-France, France.

    Weber was only briefly confined to the asylum and the doctors there pronounced her sane and set her free.

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    112 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of August 1912

    General Secretary of the East German Socialist Unity Party Erich Honecker is born in Max-Braun-Straße, Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany.

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    106 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of August 1918

    Composer Leonard Bernstein is born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States.

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    94 Years Ago Today He Was not a Secret Baby

    Monday 25th of August 1930

    Actor Sean Thomas Connery known for portraying the character James Bond is born in Edinburgh, Fountainbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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    86 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of August 1938

    Writer, journalist and former spy Frederick McCarthy Forsyth known for his novel ‘The Day of the Jackal’ is born in Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom.

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    78 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of August 1946

    19-year-old Serial killer Harvey Murray Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer is arrested and charged with first degree robbery in Ontario Street, Albany, New York, United States.

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    70 Years Ago Today He Wasn't Watching the Detectives

    Wednesday 25th of August 1954

    Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello is born as Declan Patrick MacManus in St Mary's Hospital, London, Paddington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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    69 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of August 1955

    26-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for auto theft in Orrick, Missouri, United States.

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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of August 1956

    Sexologist Alfred Charles Kinsey dies of a heart disease and pneumonia at the age of 62 in Bloomington, Indiana, United States.

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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of August 1956

    A huge number of books, journals and papers of 59-year-old Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich are burned by FDA officials in Gansevoort Street Destructor Plant, Bloomfield Street, New York, New York, United States.

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    59 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of August 1965

    28-year-old Genowefa Łebek is strangled by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Będzin, Województwo Sląskie, Poland.

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    57 Years Ago Today He Left the Laundromat

    Friday 25th of August 1967

    Founder of the American Nazi Party George Lincoln Rockwell is shot dead by disgruntled former member of his party John Patler while leaving a laundromat near his house at the age of 49 in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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    55 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of August 1969

    83-year-old Leila Witt Jackson is strangled and mutilated by serial killer George Putt aka The Memphis Murderer in 21 N. Somerville, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

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    54 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of August 1970

    Fashion model Claudia Schiffer is born in Rheinberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

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    40 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of August 1984

    Writer and playwright Truman Capote known for inventing the ‘nonfiction novel’ dies of liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, Bel Air, California, United States.

  • 25 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 25th of August 1999

    A black swan in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of August 2004

    Double murderer Jasen Shane Busby is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Busby's last meal request was for fried chicken breasts, jalapenos, barbecue ribs, catfish with tartar sauce, a medium steak, french fries with ketchup, plain M&M's candy, cherries, strawberries, and a peach. He also had milk mixed with chocolate syrup.

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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of August 2004

    The California Board of Prison Terms denies parole to 55-year-old Manson Family member Leslie Louise Van Houten aka Lulu for the fifteenth time in California Institution for Women, Chino, California, United States.

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    12 Years Ago Today He Went to the Dark Side of the Moon

    Saturday 25th of August 2012

    Astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong known for becoming the first person to walk on the Moon dies of complications from vascular bypass surgery at the age of 82 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

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    2 Years Ago Today He went for two, two and two

    Thursday 25th of August 2022

    Murderer James Coddington is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States.

    Coddington's last meal request was for two cheeseburgers, two crunchy fish sandwiches, two large fries and a large soda.

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