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34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
Are We Not Men?




28 events for 11 January:

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    147 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of January 1872

    Serial killer George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer is born in London, Bethnal Green, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of January 1895

    Double murderess Louie Calvert is born as Louie Gomersall in Ossett, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of January 1928

    Poet Thomas Hardy dies of cardiac syncope at the age of 88 in Max Gate, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of January 1935

    38-year-old Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo from Hawaï to California in Oakland, California, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of January 1936

    Artist Eva Hesse is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    81 Years Ago Today Il ne Savait pas

    Tuesday 11th of January 1938

    32-year-old Writer and playwright Samuel Barclay Beckett known for Waiting for Godot is stabbed in the chest and nearly killed when he refused the solicitations of a notorious pimp who went by the name of Prudent in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

    At a preliminary hearing Beckett asked his attacker for the motive behind the stabbing. Prudent replied: "Je ne sais pas, Monsieur. Je m'excuse". Beckett eventually dropped the charges against his attacker.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of January 1944

    Victim of Albert Desalvo aka The Boston Strangler Mary Ann Sullivan is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of January 1950

    Start of the trial against 26-year-old Timothy John Evans aka The Innocent Strangler of 10 Rillington Place who was charged with the murder of his wife Beryl and baby daughter Geraldine, who were actually killed by John Christie, in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of January 1951

    45-year-old Wife of camp commandant and human-skin-handywoman Ilse Koch aka Die Hexe von Buchenwald aka Die Buchenwälder Schlampe collapses and is carried from the courtroom during her second trial in Augsburg, Bayern, Germany.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of January 1953

    An unexploded bomb by 50-year-old Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is found in a rental locker in Pennsylvania Station, New York City, New York, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of January 1955

    Murderer Eugene Monahan is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Trenton State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of January 1957

    Murderer Otto Austin Loel is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 47 in Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of January 1957

    Mass murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 25 in Colorado State Penitentiary, Cañon City, Colorado, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of January 1959

    Carroll Jackson, his wife Mildred and their daughters 18-month-old Janet and 4-year-old Susan are killed by 26-year-old Serial killer Melvin Davis Rees aka The Sex Beast in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States.

    On 4 March two men gathering brush discovered the decomposing body of Jackson in a ditch. He had been shot in the back of the head. His hands were also tied behind his back. Upon recovering the body, police discovered that Carroll had been dumped over that of eighteen-month-old Janet; it was later determined that the child had been dumped alive in the ditch before her father, and had suffocated under the weight of his body. On 21 March the bodies of Mildred and Susan were discovered in a forest near Annapolis showing signs of torture and pre-mortem sexual assault.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of January 1964

    Victim of Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler Robin Dawn Stavinsky is born in Norwich, Connecticut, United States.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of January 1966

    Sculptor Alberto Giacometti dies of pericarditis and chronic bronchitis at the age of 65 in Kantonsspital Graubünden, Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland.


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    51 Years Ago Today Was a Gloomy Thursday

    Thursday 11th of January 1968

    Composer Rezső Seress known for Szomorú Vasárnap (Gloomy Sunday) commits suicide by jumping from the window of his apartment at the age of 69 in Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.

    Seress actually survived jumping out of his window, but later in the hospital choked himself to death with a wire. His song 'Szomorú Vasárnap (Gloomy Sunday)' sparked a worldwide wave of suicides in 1933.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of January 1979

    20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Installation - 1' in Koninklijke Akademie voor Schone Kunsten, Berouw, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    During a party I made an installation at the entrance with wooden walls and a wooden floor. I lay under the floor, supporting the wood with my body. My head and chest were visible through a window in the floor. Before I had inflicted wounds on my head and chest. After 3 hours I stopped because some spectators were reacting too aggressive.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of January 1979

    28-year-old Diane A. Wilder is raped and strangled by serial killer Kenneth Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler in 334 Bayside Road, Bellingham, Washington, United States.

    Wilder's body was found along her friend Karen Mandic in the back seat of a green Mercury Bobcat parked at the end of an undeveloped cul-de-sac off Willow Road the next day.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of January 1979

    22-year-old Karen L. Mandic is raped and strangled by serial killer Kenneth Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler in 334 Bayside Road, Bellingham, Washington, United States.

    Mandic's body was found along her friend Diane Wilder in the back seat of a green Mercury Bobcat parked at the end of an undeveloped cul-de-sac off Willow Road the next day.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of January 1982

    Start of the trial against 42-year-old Serial killer Clifford Robert Olson aka The Vancouver Butcher in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 11th of January 2000

    Students from Silpakorn University performing 'Blindman' during my Performance Workshop in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of January 2004

    Writer Spalding Rockwell Gray commits suicide by drowning at the age of 63 in East River, New York City, New York, United States.

    It is believed that Gray jumped off the side of the Staten Island Ferry.


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    14 Years Ago Today She Spent the Nights Together with Her Mexican Hairless Dogs

    Tuesday 11th of January 2005

    Actress Thelma White aka Reefer Madness dies of pneumonia at the age of 95 in Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, California, United States.

    The last years of her life White spent solitary with her Mexican Hairless Dogs.


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    12 Years Ago Today He Didn't See How to Take Death Seriously

    Thursday 11th of January 2007

    Writer, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist and self-described agnostic mystic Robert Anton Wilson dies of post-polio syndrome at the age of 75 in Capitola, California, United States.

    On 6 January 6 Wilson wrote on his blog that according to several medical authorities he would likely only have between two days and two months left to live. He closed this message with "I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying. Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd."


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of January 2008

    Mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Percival Hillary dies of myocardial infarction at the age of 89 in Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of January 2011

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 136th concert in FC Polonia / DoReMi, Turnhoutsebaan 34, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    4 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of January 2015

    Actress and sex symbol Anita Kerstin Marianne Ekberg dies from complications of enduring illnesses at the age of 84 in San Raffaele SP A, Via Ariccia 16, Rocca di Papa, Lazio, Italy.



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