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34th year  -  N° 348                 Saturday, 14 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Deep in Your Nature




29 events for 27 August:

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    429 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of August 1590

    227th Pope Sixtus V aka Xystus V dies of malaria at the age of 69 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    249 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of August 1770

    Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is born in Eberhardstraße 53, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    148 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of August 1871

    Naturalist writer Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser known for An American Tragedy is born in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States.


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    129 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of August 1890

    Artist Man Ray is born as Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    126 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of August 1893

    Carpenter and inventor Peter Mitterhofer known for inventing the typewriter dies of natural causes at the age of 71 in Partschins, Südtirol, Austria.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of August 1906

    0-year-old Murderer and body snatcher Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka America’s Most Bizarre Murderer is baptised in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of August 1908

    36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Baynes Johnson is born in Stonewall, Texas, United States.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of August 1912

    The 77-year-old father of 43-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais commits suicide by hanging in Bois de Boulogne, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Julien-Alexandre Sylvain Landru could not stand the disgrace due to his son's criminal activities and prison sentences any longer.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of August 1921

    Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See is executed by beheading at the age of 28 in Strafgefängnis Plötzensee, Berlin, Plötzensee, Berlin, Germany.

    His last meal request was for "Bouletten mit Teltower Rübchen und zum Nachtisch ein schön suppiges Grieß-flammeri mit Blaubeer-Kompott. Zudem gab es eine richtige Weiße mit Schuss, serviert im Weißbierglas." After his last meal he confessed to 14 more murders, bringing his total to 25.


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    90 Years Ago Today He Was Beatrice's Baby

    Tuesday 27th of August 1929

    Writer Ira Marvin Levin known for Rosemary’s Baby is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of August 1937

    Serial killer Vladimir Ionesyan aka Mosgaz aka Iwan the Axeman is born in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    Ionesyan is considered to be Russia's first serial killer.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of August 1946

    Serial killer Peter Britton Tobin is born in Johnstone, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of August 1956

    Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown John 'Johnny' Butkovich is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of August 1959

    German right-wing extremist Gundolf Köhler is born in Schwenningen am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of August 1961

    Double murderer Jonathan Wayne Nobles is born in Austin, Texas, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of August 1964

    Serial killer Paul Kenneth Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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    55 Years Ago Today He Just Wanted to See What it Felt Like

    Thursday 27th of August 1964

    16-year-old Serial killer Edmund Emil Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer shoots his grandparents Maude Matilda Hughey and Edmund Emil Kemper in North Fork, California, United States.

    When questioned Kemper said that he "just wanted to see what it felt like to kill Grandma".


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of August 1966

    Urban planner and pioneer of modern architecture Le Corbusier dies of a heart attack at the age of 79 in Le Cabanon, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

    Against his doctor's orders Le Corbusier went swimming in the Mediterranean Sea and was found by bathers.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of August 1967

    Music entrepreneur Brian Samuel Epstein aka The Beatle-Making Prince of Pop known for discovering The Beatles dies of an overdose of Carbitral and alcohol at the age of 33 in Chapel Street 24, London, Belgravia, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of August 1969

    12-year-old William Freeman is abducted and strangled by serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate in Antioch, California, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of August 1975

    Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie aka The Lion of Juda is strangled in his bed by military officers at the age of 83 in Jubilee Palace, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    The state media reported that Selassie had died of 'respiratory failure' following complications from a prostate examination followed up by a prostate operation.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of August 1978

    Artist Gordon Matta-Clark dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 35 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of August 1979

    1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten is killed in a bomb attack on his Shadow V boat by the IRA at the age of 79 in Mullaghmore, Connacht, Ireland.

    The boat was destroyed by the force of the blast and Mountbatten's legs were almost blown off. Mountbatten was pulled alive from the water by nearby fishermen but died from his injuries before being brought to shore. Also aboard the boat were his elder daughter Patricia aka Lady Brabourne, her husband John aka Lord Brabourne, their twin sons Nicholas and Timothy Knatchbull, John's mother Doreen aka Baroness Brabourne and crew member Paul Maxwell. 14-year-old Nicholas and 15-year-old Paul were killed by the blast and the others were seriously injured. 83-year-old Doreen died from her injuries the following day.


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    40 Years Ago Today Evident Attempts Had Been Made

    Monday 27th of August 1979

    16-year-old Donald Ray Hyden is abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer in Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, United States.

    Evident attempts had also been made to remove Hyden's testicles and slash his throat.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of August 1989

    33-year-old Serial killer groupie Veronica Ver Lyn Compton marries 60-year-old James P. Wallace, a retired Eastern Washington University (EWU) professor in Washington Corrections Center for Women, 9601 Bujacich Rd., Gig Harbor, Washington, United States.

    Compton and Wallace were granted conjugal visits and in 1993, she gave birth to a daughter at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. She returned to prison while Wallace and Compton’s mother cared for the baby.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of August 1995

    36-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Marteling van de Heilige Erasmus' in Kapel van de Romaanse Poort, Brusselsestraat 63, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

    The audience entered the space through a glass door. Then I tied a thin rope to the outside of the door lay down on the ground and tied my feet to two posts on the street. The other end of the rope I swallowed. The performance stopped when someone opened the door from the inside.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 27th of August 2007

    The house where on 14 May 1970 Ulrike Meinhof assisted in the freeing of Andreas Baader with Gudrun Ensslin, Irene Goergens and Ingrid Schubert, and jumped in the underground through this window in Deutsches Zentralinstitut für Soziale Fragen, Miquelstraße 83, Berlin, Dahlem, Berlin, Germany.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 27th of August 2007

    The location of a 1940s crime scene of serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder in Betriebsbahnhof, Berlin, Rummelsburg, Berlin, Germany.


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    6 Years Ago Today He Was Terminated

    Tuesday 27th of August 2013

    Serial killer Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko aka The Terminator aka Citizen O dies of heart failure at the age of 54 in Zhytomyr, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine.



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