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34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
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28 events for 13 January:

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    153 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of January 1866

    Occult teacher George Ivanovich Gurdjieff is born in Alexandropol, Shirak, Armenia.

    The exact date of Gurdjieff's birth remains unknown – conjectures range from 1866 to 1877.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of January 1908

    171 die in Rhoads Opera House fire in Rhoads Opera House, South Washington Street and East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Nearly 400 people had packed an opera house to watch or perform in a play called 'The Scottish Reformation'. The fire wiped out about 10 percent of the town population.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of January 1909

    Communist and presumed arsonist Marinus Van der Lubbe known for the Reichstag fire is born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of January 1919

    38-year-old Marie-Thérèse Marchadier aka La Belle Mytèse is murdered by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in l'Ermitage, Allée des Tilleuls et la Roserale, Gambais, Île-de-France, France.

    To Marchadier, Landru was known as Lucien Guillet. She was his last victim. Her three dogs were found strangled in the garden.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of January 1922

    Murderer Ricardo Lauterio is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of January 1922

    Murderer Thomas Roman is executed by hanging at the age of 32 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of January 1928

    Serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 31 in Vaughan Street Jail, 444 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of January 1928

    Murderer Garfield Fuller aka C. R. 'Dad' Davis is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Georgia State Penitentiary, Milledgeville, Georgia, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of January 1941

    Poet and writer James Augustine Aloysius Joyce dies of a malignal duodenal tumor at the age of 59 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

    On 11 January 1941 Joyce underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer. While he at first improved, he relapsed the following day and despite several transfusions fell into a coma. Joyce awoke at 2 a.m. on 13 January and asked for a nurse to call his wife and son before losing consciousness again. They were still on their way when Joyce died 15 minutes later.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of January 1941

    25-year-old Lotte Marlow is assaulted by serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

    Marlow survived.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of January 1943

    Allen M. Small dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion at the age of 52 in Deer Island, Maine, United States.

    The carpet beneath Small's body was scorched but there was no other sign of fire in the house. Small's pipe was unlit and on a shelf and his stove lids were all still in place.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of January 1944

    47-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is released from prison by the French Gestapo in Prison de Fresnes, Fresnes, Val-de-Marne, France.

    Petiot paid a bond of 100.000 Francs for his release.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of January 1946

    Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is born in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of January 1958

    31-year-old Serial killer Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel aka The Monster in Human Shape aka The Beast of Birkenshaw is arrested in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of January 1968

    36-year-old Singer-songwriter Johnny R. Cash aka The Man in Black plays live in Folsom State Prison, Represa, Folsom, California, United States.

    Cash performed two shows at Folsom. The resulting album consisted of fifteen tracks from the first show and two tracks from the second.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of January 1975

    18-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped and killed by multiple murderer Donald Neilson aka The Black Panther in Beech Croft, Bridgnorth Road, Highley, Shropshire, United Kingdom.

    Neilson then drove Whittle to Bathpool Park in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire. There he forced her down into the drainage shaft of the nearby reservoir. Inside the shaft he placed a hood over her head, removed the dressing gown leaving her naked and then tethered her to the side of the shaft by a wire noose. There was a mattress and a sleeping bag. On 6 March 1975 police found Whittle's body hanging from a steel wire only 180mm from the bottom of the 6m deep shaft.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of January 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Happy Star/Nominette' in 't Fabrieksken, Burchtstraat 20, Aalst, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    During a concert by the band ‘Happy Star/Nominette’, I rolled violently through a heap of flour and screamed as loud as I could in a microphone until I was exhausted.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of January 1981

    52-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is arrested under the name of Richard Clark, following a knife fight in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of January 1982

    78 die in Air Florida Boeing 737-222 Flight 90 crash in 14th Street Bridge, Virginia, United States.

    Five people survived.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of January 1984

    33-year-old Serial killer Gerald Eugene Stano aka Blind Fury is sentenced to life-imprisonment for one murder in Seminole County Courthouse, 101 Bush Boulevard, Sanford, Florida, United States.

    It was Stano’s eighth life-sentence and the first time ever that somebody was sentenced for the murder of an unidentified person.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of January 1985

    428 die in express train derailment in Awash, Afar, Ethiopia.

    The engineer failed to reduce speed at the curving bridge, plunging the train’s carriages into a ravine.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of January 1992

    Start of the trial against 32-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of January 1995

    Drug trafficker Ting Chon Chan aka Steven Chan is executed by the firing squad in Cibubur, Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Chan became the first person known to have been executed for drug-related offences in Indonesia. He was sentenced to death for smuggling 420 grams of heroin.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of January 1999

    Murderer Jess James Gillies is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    Gillies' last meal request was for New York steak cooked rare, 1 ½ cups of sliced mushrooms, 2 eggs, 10 strips of bacon, 2 slices wheat toast with butter, 3 tablespoons strawberry preserves, 8 ounces milk, 8 ounces apple juice, 32 ounces chocolate milkshake.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of January 1999

    Cop killer Troy Dale Farris is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of January 1999

    Triple murderer Kelvin Shelby Malone is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Missouri State Penitentiary aka The Walls, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 13th of January 2002

    An abandoned brothel where I performed 'Only the Lonely' in Oudemansstraat 13, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of January 2004

    General practitioner and serial killer Harold Frederick Shipman aka Dr Death commits suicide hanging in his cell at the age of 58 in Wakefield Prison, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.



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