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38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
I'm Beginning to See the Light




25 events for 15 December:

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    1986 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of December 0037

    5th Emperor of the Roman Empire Nero is born as Nerō Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus in Antium, Lazio, Italy.


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    262 Years Ago Today He Jumped Twice

    Tuesday 15th of December 1761

    Murderer John M'Naughton is executed by hanging at the age of 38 in Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    M'Naughton desired the executioner to be speedy and when the fellow pointed to the ladder he mounted with great spirit. The moment he was tied up he jumped from it with such vehemence that the rope snapped and he fell to the ground without dislocating his neck or doing himself much injury. When they had raised M'Naughton on his legs again he soon recovered his senses. The executioner then borrowed the rope from M'Naughton's accomplice Dunlap and fixed it round M'Naughton's neck. M'Naughton went up the ladder a second time and tying the rope himself to the gallows, jumped from it again with the same force and appeared dead in a minute.


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    191 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of December 1832

    Engineer and architect Gustave Alexandre Bonickhausen dit Eiffel is born in Dijon, Bourgogne, France.


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    168 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of December 1855

    31-year-old Serial poisoner William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners is arrested and charged with the poisoning of John Parsons Cook in Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

    When detained at Stafford Gaol Palmer threatened to go on hunger strike but backed down when the governor informed him that this would lead to him being force fed.


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    131 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of December 1892

    Industrialist Jean Paul Getty aka The Richest Living American is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of December 1921

    Disc jockey and radio presenter Alan Albert James Freed aka Moondog known for naming Rock and Roll is born in Windber, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of December 1921

    24-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer graduates from the university as a doctor of medicine with the tract ‘Contributions to the study of Acute Progressive Paralysis’ in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

    Acute Progressive Paralysis was a disease Henri Desiré Landru was suffering from.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of December 1930

    Victim of The Manson Family Rosemary LaBianca is born as Ruth Katherine Elliott in Mexico.

    At age 8 Ruth Kathyrn Elliott was adopted by the Harmons in Fullerton who had lost their own daughter to disease. The Harmons renamed her after their deceased daughter and thus Ruth became Rosemary.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of December 1930

    60-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is committed to the Bellevue Hospital for a 10-day observation after sending obscenities through the mail in New York City, New York, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today His Carburetor Iced Up

    Friday 15th of December 1944

    40-year-old Trombonist, arranger, composer and bandleader Glenn Alton Miller departs with his a single-engine UC-64 Norseman airplane for Paris in RAF Twinwood Farm, Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

    Miller's plane probably crashed above the English Channel because of its carburetor which was of a type known to ice up in cold weather.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of December 1954

    Murderess Styllou Pantopiou Christofi is executed by hanging at the age of 54 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of December 1961

    55-year-old SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Otto Eichmann known for organising the Holocaust is sentenced to death in Jerusalem District Court, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of December 1965

    27-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 16. Aktion in his studio in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of December 1966

    Film director and animator Walt Walter Elias Disney dies of acute circulatory collapse caused by lung cancer at the age of 65 in Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of December 1967

    21-year-old Serial killer Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder is sentenced to life imprisonment in Landgericht Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of December 1970

    323 die in Namyong Ho ferry capsizing in the Korea Strait.

    Only 12 people survived.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of December 1971

    28-year-old Serial killer Manfred Wittmann aka The Beast of Oberfranken is sentenced to three life sentences in Coburg, Bayern, Germany.


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    52 Years Ago Today He Was Two Johns

    Wednesday 15th of December 1971

    25-year-old Mass murderer John Linley Frazier aka The Killer Prophet is convicted to die in the Gas Chamber in Santa Cruz, California, United States.

    On the first day of the trial Frazier appeared in court with a new look representing the two sides of a hippie. One side had long hair and a long beard and the other side was totally bald with no beard.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of December 1973

    17-year-old Playboy John Paul Getty is found in an abandoned petrol station after a 5-month kidnap in Lauria, Basilicata, Italy.

    A ransom of 2.2 Million Dollars —the maximum amount that was tax deductible— was paid by his grandfather Jean Paul and Getty’s ear had been cut off.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of December 1975

    25-year-old Cornelia Hemker aka Cocky and her boyfriend Henricus Bintanja is murdered by serial killer Charles Sobhraj aka Bad Blood in Rangsit, Central Thailand, Thailand.

    Their bodies were found burned on the beach the next day.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of December 1989

    32-year-old Darlene Trippi is beaten to death by serial killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer in Salmon Creek, Rochester, New York, United States.

    Trippi was found on 5 January 1990.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of December 1993

    Double murderer Clifford X. Phillips is executed by lethal injection at the age of 59 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today The Ocean Returned to Itself

    Tuesday 15th of December 1998

    Murderer James Ronald Meanes is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Meanes' last words were "As the ocean always returns to itself, love always returns to itself. So does consciousness, always returns to itself. And I do so with love on my lips. May God bless all mankind."


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of December 1999

    Murderer Sammie Felder is executed by lethal injection at the age of 54 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 24 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 15th of December 1999

    A sturdy Landrover series III 109" in the courtyard in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.



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