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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		




22 events for 15 February:

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    455 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of February 1564

    Astronomer, engineer, philosopher and mathematician Galilei Galileo aka The Father of Science is born in Pisa, Toscana, Italy.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of February 1929

    Racecar driver Graham Norman Hill is born in London, Hampstead, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of February 1930

    Attempted assassin of President Gerald Ford Sara Jane Kahn Moore is born in Charleston, West Virginia, United States.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of February 1932

    15-year-old Mary Ellen O’Connor is presumably abducted and killed by serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac in Far Rockaway, New York, Queens, New York, United States.


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    86 Years Ago Today He Was Critically Hit by a Purse

    Wednesday 15th of February 1933

    60-year-old Anton Joseph Cermak is shot by assassin Giuseppe Zangara in Miami, Florida, United States.

    Zangara actually tried to assassinate 32nd president of the USA Franklin Roosevelt. At the critical moment Lilian Cross, a woman standing near Zangara, hit Zangara's arm with her purse and spoiled his aim. Cermak died of his wounds at Jackson Memorial Hospital on 6 March.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of February 1939

    Serial killer Robert Christian Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter is born in Coleman Hospital, 826 North 8th Street, Estherville, Iowa, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of February 1954

    Annie Hamann is poisoned with E 605 by serial poisoner Christa Lehmann aka The Mass Poisoner of Worms in Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of February 1961

    73 die in Sabena Boeing 707-320 Flight 548 crash in Het Lemmeken, Berg, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

    The entire United States Figure Skating team, on its way to the 1961 World Championships in Prague, was killed in the crash. Farmer Theo De Laet working in the fields was killed by a piece of aluminum debris from the plane, and and his friend Marcel Lauwers' leg was severed by flying debris.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of February 1963

    Double murderer Robert Harris Griffin is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Ohio State Penitentiary, Columbus, Ohio, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of February 1965

    Musician Nat King Cole dies of lung cancer at the age of 46 in Saint John's Health Center, 2121 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, United States.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of February 1970

    102 die in Dominicana de Aviación McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 crash in Las Américas Int'l Airport, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of February 1971

    Triple murderer Samuel Clark Gallamore is born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of February 1974

    50-year-old Donald Skepper is robbed and shot dead by multiple murderer Donald Neilson aka The Black Panther in New Park Telegraph Sub Office, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of February 1978

    32-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is arrested by officer David Lee for ‘trying to evade a police-officer’ after a traffic violation in Pensacola, Florida, United States.

    Bundy claimed to be Kenneth Misner and was driving a stolen VW Beetle.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of February 1981

    18-year-old Julie Ann Reitz is shot dead by serial killer Randall Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer in Cherry Hill Drive, Beaverton, Oregon, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of February 1982

    84 die in Ocean Ranger drilling rig sinking in Hibernia Oil Field, Jeanne d'Arc Basin, Newfoundland, Canada.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of February 1983

    41-year-old Serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown is stabbed once in the upper arm with a sharpened wire by Henry Brisbon aka The I-57 Killer in Menard Correctional Centre, Chester, Illinois, United States.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of February 1984

    US-Diplomat Leamon Ray Hunt is assassinated the Red Brigades at the age of 57 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    As he was waiting for his gated home to open three gunmen emerged from a Fiat 128 across the street and opened fire on Hunt's Alfa Romeo armoured limousine with automatic weapons. While none of the rounds fired at the limousine penetrated, one gunman jumped on the trunk and fired into the upper edge of the rear window. One of the 7.65mm rounds broke through the rubber and metal window frame and struck Hunt in the skull.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of February 1992

    32-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 15th of February 2004

    A procession of chinese men carrying a dopesmoking magician. The preparation of this activity had been going along for several days. First a complex of wooden floors and tents had been built, with various kinds of altars, stages and lots of tables. It continued with the burning of a huge stack of paper one day all day long. The procession lasted only for about half an hour as the magician was carried along Bukit Timah Road in Singapore, Singapore.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of February 2006

    Double murderer Clyde Smith is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 15th of February 2006

    The monument we made for Club Moral, bearing the names of all the people who have played, performed or showed their work in Club Moral, and/or contributed to Force Mental. The monument is now residing in Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Mutsaardstraat 31, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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