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34th year  -  N° 348                 Saturday, 14 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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22 events for 21 February:

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    506 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of February 1513

    216th Pope Julius II dies of fever at the age of 70 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    342 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of February 1677

    Philosopher Baruch Spinoza dies of silicosis at the age of 45 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    289 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of February 1730

    245th Pope Benedictus XIII dies of silicosis at the age of 80 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    171 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of February 1848

    30-year-old Economist and revolutionary communist Karl Heinrich Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of February 1903

    Writer Anaïs Nin known for Delta of Venus is born as Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of February 1903

    Ida Launer is killed, cut to pieces and eaten by serial killer and cannibal Karl Denke aka Papa Denke in Teichstraße 10, Münsterberg, Niederschlesien, Germany.

    According to Denke's well kept diaries Launer was his first victim. He even painstakingly noted his victim's weight.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of February 1904

    Soviet statesman Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin is born in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of February 1907

    142 die in SS Berlin shipwreck in Hoek van Holland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of February 1910

    Mobster and boss of the Bonanno crime family Carmine Galante aka The Cigar aka Lilo is born in New York, East Harlem, New York, United States.

    Galante was rarely seen without a cigar, leading to the nickname 'The Cigar' and 'Lilo' (a Sicilian term for cigar).


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of February 1925

    Inauguration of a monument in memory of the victims of 46-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Stadtfriedhof Stocken, Abteilung 49D/189-192, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of February 1925

    Film director Sam David Samuel Peckinpah aka The Picasso of Violence is born in Fresno, California, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of February 1925

    Murderer Ronald Joseph Ryan is born as Ronald Edmond Thompson in The Royal Women's Hospital, 20 Flemington Rd, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of February 1930

    Murderess Eva Dugan is executed by hanging at the age of 52 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    At the end of the drop the snap of the rope decapitated Dugan, sending her head rolling to a stop at the feet of the spectators. The grisly scene caused five witnesses (two women and three men) to faint. Dugan has the distinction of being the only woman to be executed by hanging in Arizona. Although convicted for the murder of her employer Andrew J. Mathis, some sources claim Dugan was married five times and killed all of her husbands.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of February 1933

    Singer, songwriter, musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone aka The High Priestess of Soul is born as Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of February 1956

    Mass murderer Cevdet Yılmaz is born in Boğazlıyan, Yozgat, Turkey.


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    54 Years Ago Today He Was Shot by 3X and 15X

    Sunday 21st of February 1965

    Revolutionary black activist Malcolm X aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz is shot in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun at the age of 40 in Audubon Ballroom, 3940 Broadway, New York City, New York, United States.

    Two other men charged the stage firing semi-automatic handguns. Malcolm X was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm, shortly after arriving at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The autopsy identified 21 gunshot wounds to the chest, left shoulder, arms and legs, including ten buckshot wounds from the initial shotgun blast. One gunman, Nation of Islam member Talmadge Hayer aka Thomas Hagan was beaten by the crowd before police arrived. Witnesses identified the other gunmen as Nation members Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of February 1972

    Eight members of the die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe rob the Hypo-Bank of 285.000 marks in Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of February 1973

    105 die in Libyan Arab Airlines Boeing 727-224 Flight 114 crash in Ismailiya, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.

    Libyan Arab Airline Flight 114 was lost and entered Israeli-controlled airspace over the Sinai Peninsula, where it was intercepted by two Israeli F-4 Phantom IIs, and was shot down after refusing to co-operate. There were six survivors.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of February 1984

    45-year-old Marta Mikhailovna Ryabenko is stabbed to death and her nipples and uterus cut away by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Park of Aviators, Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

    Ryabenko was Chikatilo's oldest victim, a vagabond and an alcoholic.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of February 1995

    Double murderer Samuel Christopher Hawkins is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 21st of February 2002

    A metal stairway in a school, location of an international exhibition of contemporary art in Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    7 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 21st of February 2012

    Serial killer Colin Ireland aka The Gay Slayer dies of pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 58 in Wakefield Prison, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.



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