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34th year  -  N° 316                 Tuesday, 12 November 2019         Antwerpen		
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32 events for 14 January:

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    277 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of January 1742

    Astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician and meteorologist Edmond Halley known for Halley’s Comet dies of natural causes at the age of 86 in London, Greenwich, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of January 1875

    Theologican, physician, musician and moralist Albert Schweitzer is born in Kaysersberg, Elsass, Germany.


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    132 Years Ago Today He Hung From a Rope Made of Red and White Silk

    Friday 14th of January 1887

    Murderer Thomas J. Cluverius is executed by hanging in Richmond, Virginia, United States.

    A rope made of red and white silk was used to hang Cluverius. The intention was to cut it into pieces to sell as souvenirs after the hanging. Herbert Tobias Ezekiel who witnessed the hanging, wrote that the Sheriff had oiled the rope with sweet oil rather than cold grease which would have facilitated the slipping of the noose and broken Cluverius’s neck. When the trap was sprung the silk rope stretched until Cluverius’s feet were just inches from the ground. The loop extended nearly eighteen inches above his head and it took ten minutes for him to slowly strangle to death.


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    121 Years Ago Today He Went to Wonderland

    Friday 14th of January 1898

    Writer, mathematician and photographer Lewis Carroll known for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland dies of pneumonia at the age of 66 in The Chestnuts, Castle Hill, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of January 1906

    SS-Hauptsturmführer Gerhard Schiedlausky is born in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of January 1908

    55-year-old Tennis player and murderer Vere St. Leger Thomas Goold is sentenced to death for the murder of Emma Levin on 4 August 1907 in Monaco-Ville, Monaco.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of January 1909

    Film director Joseph Walton Losey is born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States.


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    99 Years Ago Today His Dodge Veg-O-Matic Stalled

    Wednesday 14th of January 1920

    Automobile manufacturing pioneer John Francis Dodge dies of influenza at the age of 56 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of January 1921

    Murderer Pedro Dominguez is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of January 1925

    Mass murderer Ben Burchfield aka The Bristol Axe Murderer is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Tennessee State Prison, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

    Burchfield hacked to death his estranged wife Delline and her 13-year-old son Charles, 50-year-old James W. Smith, his wife and their 2-year-old daughter Ruby and set the house on fire on 26 November 1922.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of January 1925

    Poet, writer and actor Yukio Mishima is born as Kimitake Hiraoka in Tokyo, Yotsuya, Kantō, Japan.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of January 1933

    Experimental filmmaker Stan Stanley James Brakhage is born as Robert Sanders in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

    Brakhage was adopted and renamed three weeks after his birth.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of January 1936

    Rapist and murderer Clark Miller is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Charlestown State Prison, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of January 1938

    Murderer Elvin Jack Odom is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 28 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of January 1941

    Singer-songwriter Neil Leslie Diamond is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of January 1941

    Actress Faye Dorothy Dunaway known for her portrayal of outlaw Bonnie Parker in Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde is born in Bascom, Florida, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of January 1944

    Bricklayer and first victim of the Berlin Wall Border Guard Peter Fechter is born in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of January 1946

    General practitioner and serial killer Harold Frederick Shipman aka Dr Death is born in Bestwood Estate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of January 1951

    National Search Day for 3-year-old Pamela Sue, 5-year-old Gary Carl, 7-year-old Ronald Dean, 29-year-old Thelma and 33-year-old Carl Mosser, who were all shot dead by 23-year-old Spree killer Billy William Edward Cook aka Billy Boy Cockeyed Cook in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of January 1952

    Possible victim of Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness Nancy Perry Baird is born in East Layton, Utah, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of January 1957

    Actor Humphrey DeForest Bogart dies of cancer of the estophagus at the age of 58 in 232 Mapleton Drive, Holmby Hills, California, United States.

    At the time of his death Bogart only weighed 36kgs.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of January 1958

    Mass murderer Colin Ferguson aka The Long Island Rail Road Shooter is born in Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of January 1969

    17-year-old Michèle Louvet is shot by serial killer Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre in Nogent-sur-Oise, Oise, France.

    Louvet survived.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of January 1977

    Writer Anaïs Nin known for Delta of Venus dies of cancer at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of January 1986

    Founder and main organizer of the Paris-Dakar rally Thierry Sabine is killed when his Ecureuil helicopter crashes into a dune during a sudden sand-storm at the age of 37 in Rharous, Tombouctou, Mali.

    Also killed onboard were the 33-year-old singer-songwriter Daniel Balavoine, 24-year-old helicopter pilot François-Xavier Bagnoud, 25-year-old journalist Nathalie Odent and 37-year-old radiophonic engineer Jean-Paul Lefur.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of January 1990

    12-year-old Andrey Kravchenko is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Shakhty, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

    Kravchenko's body was found on 19 February 1990.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of January 1999

    Theatre director Jerzy Marian Grotowski dies of leukemia and a heart condition at the age of 66 in Pontedera, Toscana, Italy.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 14th of January 1999

    Some furry animal in the Zoo in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of January 2003

    Triple murderer Samuel Clark Gallamore is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of January 2004

    Murderer Lewis Williams is executed by lethal injection at the age of 46 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of January 2004

    Murderer Kenneth Eugene Bruce is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Bruce's final meal request was for a double cheeseburger, french fries, orange juice and pecan pie.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of January 2007

    Actress Darlene Conley aka Sally Spectra dies of stomach cancer at the age of 73 in Los Angeles, California, United States.



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