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34th year  -  N° 316                 Tuesday, 12 November 2019         Antwerpen		
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32 events for 19 January:

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    210 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of January 1809

    Writer Edgar Allan Poe is born in 62 Carver Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    180 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of January 1839

    Artist Paul Cézanne is born in Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France.


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    171 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of January 1848

    Swimmer Matthew Webb known for swimming the Channel is born in Dawley, Shropshire, United Kingdom.


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    153 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of January 1866

    Serial killer Martha Grinder aka The Pittsburgh Poisoner is executed by hanging at the age of 51 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

    "I loved to see death in all its forms and phases and left no opportunity to gratify my tastes for such sights."


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    153 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of January 1866

    Murderer Ernest Wa-Tee-Cha is executed by hanging in Lawrence, Kansas, United States.


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    149 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of January 1870

    Mass murderer Jean-Baptiste Troppmann aka Le Massacreur de Pantin is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 21 in Prisons de la Roquette, Paris, XIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    140 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of January 1879

    Writer and revolutionary Boris Viktorovich Savinkov is born in Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of January 1916

    Artist, writer and sound poet Brion John Clifford Gysin aka The Father of Cut-up is born in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of January 1921

    Writer Patricia Mary Highsmith is born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

    Highsmith's parents divorced ten days before their daughter's birth.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of January 1922

    Film director Jerzy Kawalerowicz is born in Gwoździec, Stanisławów Voivodeship, Poland.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of January 1930

    Actress and animal rights activist Tippi Nathalie Kay Hedren is born in New Ulm, Minnesota, United States.

    For much of her career Hedren's year of birth was listed as 1935, although in 2004 she acknowledged that she was actually born in 1930.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of January 1933

    Murderer Alexander Nunes is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of January 1939

    Musician Phil Everly known from The Everly Brothers is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of January 1943

    Singer-songwriter Janis Lyn Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of January 1946

    Singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist Dolly Rebecca Parton is born in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of January 1947

    392 die in Himera ocean liner explosion in Athens, Attica, Greece.

    The ship struck a forgotten WWII mine.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of January 1948

    Double murderer Kenneth Lee Boyd is born in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of January 1953

    25-year-old Rita Nelson is strangled and raped by serial killer John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place in 10 Rillington Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of January 1954

    Photographer Cindy Cynthia Morris Sherman is born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of January 1962

    21-year-old Mass murderer Richard Benjamin Speck aka Born to Raise Hell marries 15-year-old Shirley Annette Malone in Dallas, Texas, United States.

    In January 1966 Malone filed for divorce.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of January 1969

    Revolutionary student Jan Palach aka Pochodeň č. 1 dies due to injuries after his self-immolation protest three days earlier at the age of 21 in Charles University Faculty Hospital, Studničkova 2028/7, Praha, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of January 1973

    Actress Karen Lancaume known from Baise-moi is born as Karine Bach in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    42 Years Ago Today His Presence Would Constitute a Menace

    Wednesday 19th of January 1977

    33-year-old Serial killer Vaughn Orrin Greenwood aka The Skid Row Slasher is sentenced to life imprisonment in Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Greenwood was convicted of nine counts of murder. Greenwood's victims had their throats cut from ear to ear. There was evidence that the killer drank the blood of the victims. Greenwood left cups of blood and rings of salt around the corpses. The judge recommended that Greenwood never be released because "His presence in any community would constitute a menace."


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of January 1981

    Photographer Francesca Woodman commits suicide by jumping out of a loft window at the age of 23 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of January 1982

    Mass murderer Alvin Lee King III aka The Daingerfield Church Shooter commits suicide by hanging at the age of 47 in Morris County Jail, 502 Union St, Daingerfield, Texas, United States.

    King used strips torn from his towel to fabricate the hanging rope.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of January 1982

    Organizer of the Soviet spy ring Rote Kapelle Leopold Trepper dies of unknown causes at the age of 78 in Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of January 1983

    70-year-old SS-Hauptsturmführer Klaus Nikolaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon is arrested and extradited to France to stand trial in La Paz, Pedro Domingo Murillo, Bolivia.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of January 1998

    Singer-songwriter Carl Lee Perkins known for Blue Suede Shoes dies of throat cancer at the age of 66 in Jackson-Madison County Hospital, 620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, Tennessee, United States.

    Perkins suffered three strokes in less than 2 months before his death.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 19th of January 2005

    Snow on a high bridge railing in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of January 2006

    Singer-songwriter Wilson Pickett aka The Wicked Pickett dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Reston, Virginia, United States.


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    12 Years Ago Today Papa Left the Building

    Friday 19th of January 2007

    Singer-songwriter and musician Denny Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty known from The Mamas & the Papas dies of kidney failure at the age of 67 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of January 2009

    Serial art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann dies of cancer at the age of 72 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.



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