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39th year  -  N° 57                 Monday, 26 February 2024         Antwerpen		
In Heaven Everything is Fine




30 events for 13 December:

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    503 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of December 1521

    227th Pope Sixtus V aka Xystus V is born as Felice Peretti di Montalto in Grottammare, Marche, Italy.


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    284 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of December 1740

    Composer Franz Xaver Schnizer is born in Bad Wurzach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    242 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of December 1782

    Cannibal Blaise Ferrage aka Seyé is broken on the wheel and exposed to die on the gibbet at the age of 25 in Place Saint-Georges, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France.

    A prodigious multitude attended Ferrage's execution to which the monster walked with an unaltered countenance. It is affirmed that the number of women victim of Ferrage's brutality amounted to no less than eighty.


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    227 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of December 1797

    Poet Heinrich Christian Johann Heine is born in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    161 Years Ago Today War Er ein Kleiner Mann

    Sunday 13th of December 1863

    Serial killer and cannibal Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof is born in Neuruppin, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of December 1899

    Murderer Everett C. Applegate is born in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of December 1913

    32-year-old Thief Vincenzo Peruggia known for stealing the Mona Lisa is arrested when he tried to sell the Mona Lisa, stolen by him two-and-a-half years earlier, to an antique dealer in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of December 1925

    Comedian, actor, singer and dancer Dick Richard Wayne Van Dyke is born in West Plains, Missouri, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of December 1930

    Murderer Charles Chapin aka The Rose Man of Sing Sing dies of pneumonia at the age of 72 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of December 1944

    Actress Lupe Vélez aka The Mexican Spitfire commits suicide by an overdose of 80 Seconal pills at the age of 36 in Glendale, California, United States.

    Instead of dying from the overdose, Vélez' stomach got upset and she drowned while vomiting in the toilet. A popular belief is that Vélez was unable to face the shame of giving birth to a child out of wedlock. Eventual fathers of the unborn child were actors Harald Maresch, Arturo de Córdova and Gary Cooper.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of December 1944

    Painter and art theorist Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky dies of a stroke at the age of 78 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    79 Years Ago Today Sagte Sie "Schnell"

    Thursday 13th of December 1945

    KZ-Aufseherin in Ravensbrück, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen Irma Ida Ilse Grese aka Die Hyäne von Auschwitz is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 22 in Zuchthaus Hameln, Hameln, Sachsen, Germany.

    On this day Grese, two other women and eight men were hanged.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of December 1945

    Oberaufseherin im KZ Auschwitz Elisabeth Volkenrath is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 26 in Zuchthaus Hameln, Hameln, Sachsen, Germany.

    On this day Volkenrath, two other women and eight men were hanged.


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    79 Years Ago Today Hatte Sie Ihre Gefühle

    Thursday 13th of December 1945

    KZ-Aufseherin in Ravensbrück, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen Johanna Bormann aka Wiesel is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 52 in Zuchthaus Hameln, Hameln, Sachsen, Germany.

    On this day Bormann, two other women and eight men were hanged.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of December 1948

    Musician Ted Theodore Anthony Nugent aka The Atrocious Theodocious aka Motor City Madman is born in Redford, Michigan, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of December 1959

    Billy Peterson dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in Pontiac, Michigan, United States.

    Peterson was found dead in the front seat of his car. The exhaust pipe had been bent to lead into the car's front seat in what appeared to be a suicide, but Peterson's body displayed third-degree burns on the back legs and arms, and while his flesh was burned, neither his clothing nor the front seat of the car were damaged in any way. In fact, hairs on the charred portions of the body were not even singed. 


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of December 1967

    26-year-old Serial killer Hans van Zon is arrested in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of December 1967

    80-year-old Postal worker and would-be assassin Richard Paul Pavlick is released from a mental hospital. in New Hampshire State Mental Hospital, 36 Clinton Street, Concord, New Hampshire, .

    Pavlick planned to blow up President Kennedy in Palm Beach on 11 December 1960.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of December 1970

    14-year-old James Eugene Glass is tortured and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of December 1970

    14-year-old Danny Michael Yates is tortured and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of December 1971

    46-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey is sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in Saint Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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    51 Years Ago Today He Was Madly Harmless

    Thursday 13th of December 1973

    70-year-old Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is released from a mental hospital after serving two-thirds of the 25-year maximum sentence he would have received at trial in Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, New York, Queens Village, New York, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today He Had Dirty Hands

    Thursday 13th of December 1973

    42-year-old Founder and leader of the Peoples Temple Jim James Warren Jones is arrested for soliciting a vice officer in a cinema-toilet in Westlake Theatre, 638 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, MacArthur Park, California, United States.

    Jones had been watching 'Dirty Harry'.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of December 1973

    31-year-old Marietta DiGirolamo is shot dead by murder gang The Black Zebra Killers aka The Death Angels in Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California, United States.

    Earlier that evening 35-year-old future San Francisco mayor Art Agnos was shot twice in the chest in Potrero Hill but he survived.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of December 1977

    9/11 terrorist Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Nami aka Abu Hashim is born in 'Asir, Saudi Arabia.


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    36 Years Ago Today The Curtain Was Drawn for 14 Minutes

    Tuesday 13th of December 1988

    Murderer Raymond Landry is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Two minutes into the execution the syringe came out of Landry's vein, spraying the deadly chemicals across the room toward the witnesses. The execution team had to reinsert the catheter into the vein. The curtain was drawn for 14 minutes so witnesses could not see the intermission.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of December 1995

    A search of the house of 39-year-old Kidnapper, serial killer and child molester Marc Paul Alain Dutroux by state policeman René Michaux fails to discover 8-year-old Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo who are kept in a dungeon in his basement in 128 Route de Philippeville, Marcinelle, Hainaut, Belgium.

    Children's voices were heard but Michaux thought they were coming from outside.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 13th of December 2005

    Upcoming lonely Christmas atmosphere in Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of December 2008

    Actor Horst Tappert known from Derrick dies of unknown causes at the age of 85 in Planegg, Bayern, Germany.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of December 2011

    Mass murderer Nordine Amrani commits suicide a shot in the head at the age of 33 in Place Saint Lambert, Liège, Liège, Belgium.

    Minutes before Amrani killed five people with grenades and a fussilage.



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