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34th year  -  N° 346                 Thursday, 12 December 2019         Antwerpen		
I Don't See Anything that I Want




25 events for 19 February:

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    546 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of February 1473

    Mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is born in ul. Kopernika 15, Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Poland.


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    294 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of February 1725

    Innkeeper Mme Millet dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in Reims, Marne, France.

    Late at night 'Lion d'Or' innkeeper Jean Millet woke to the smell of fire. He rushed through the hallways to warn his guests, who followed him downstairs and came upon a horrifying sight of his wife. Parts of Mme Millet's head, backbone and legs lay smoldering on the kitchen floor. The rest of her was reduced to ash. Her chair by the fireplace was only slightly scorched, and there were burn marks under her remains.


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    143 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of February 1876

    Sculptor Constantin Brâncuși is born in Hobița, Gorj, Romania.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of February 1897

    Actress and stage performer Alma Rubens aka Silent Snowbird is born as Alma Genevieve Reubens in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of February 1898

    Cult leader Louwrens Lou Voorthuyzen aka Lou De Palingboer is born in Anna Paulowna, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of February 1924

    Actor Lee Marvin is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of February 1934

    Rapist and murderer James Corbett Rawlins is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 38 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of February 1946

    Chemical technician and labor union activist Karen Gay Silkwood is born in Longview, Texas, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of February 1951

    Murderess Jean Lee is executed by hanging at the age of 32 in Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

    On the morning of her execution Lee became hysterical and had to be sedated. She fainted when the executioner came to her cell and she was strapped semi-conscious to a chair. Lee was the last woman to be executed in Australia.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of February 1951

    Murderer Robert David Clayton is executed by hanging at the age of 32 in Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

    Clayton's last words were "Goodbye Charlie".


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of February 1951

    Murderer Norman Andrews is executed by hanging at the age of 38 in Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

    Andrews's last words were "Goodbye Robert".


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of February 1951

    Writer André Paul Guillaume Gide dies of natural causes at the age of 82 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of February 1951

    Serial killer Stephen Peter Morin aka Ray Constantine is born in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of February 1952

    Writer Knut Hamsun dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in Nørholm, Grimstad, Sørlandet, Norway.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of February 1958

    183 die in coal mine explosion in Chinakuri Colliery, Kulti, West Bengal, India.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of February 1963

    Singer and band leader Benny Moré aka El Bárbaro del Ritmo aka El Sonero Mayor dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44 in Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of February 1966

    45-year-old Stanisława Samul is attacked by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Gródków, Województwo Sląskie, Poland.

    Samul survived.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of February 1980

    Musician Bon Ronald Belford Scott known from AC/DC dies of pulmonary aspiration of vomit at the age of 34 in 67 Overhill Road, London, East Dulwich, South London, United Kingdom.

    Scott passed out after a night of heavy drinking in the Music Machine club. He was left to sleep in a Renault 5 owned by Alistair Kinnear. The following afternoon Kinnear found Scott lifeless in the car.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of February 1985

    148 die in Iberia Airlines Boeing 727–256 Flight 610 crash in Mount Oiz, Amorebieta-Etxano, Bizkaia, Spain.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of February 1989

    Daughter of Manson Family member Tex Watson Mary Elizabeth Watson is born in San Luis Obispo, California, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of February 1999

    Murderer Wilford Lee Berry aka The Volunteer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

    Berry was the first convict to waive his right to appeal his death sentence after Ohio reinstated the death penalty. Berry became the first person to be executed in Ohio since 1963.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of February 2002

    Murderer John William Byrd is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 19th of February 2007

    Chinese New Year in Chinatown in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of February 2009

    50-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Oprichting en Manifest van het Bastardisme' at a literary event in Passa Porta, Dansaertstraat 46, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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    0 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of February 2019

    Fashion designer Karl Otto Lagerfeld dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 86 in American Hospital, 63 Blvd Victor Hugo, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.



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