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23 events for 20 January:

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    244 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of January 1775

    Physicist and mathematician André-Marie Ampère is born in Lyon, Saint-Nizier, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    206 Years Ago Today He Sort of Confessed

    Wednesday 20th of January 1813

    Axe murderer John Schild is executed by hanging in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Schild confessed in print to bestiality and incest but assessed that "he had stolen no cloth of one Hartman, neither had he given poison to Hartman, nor to one Hertz, nor killed the wife of Michael Gehret, but he must confess that he had committed some thefts."


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of January 1910

    Naturalist, artist and writer Joy Friederike Victoria Adamson is born as Friederike Viktoria Gessner in Troppau, Österreichisch-Schlesien, Austria-Hungary.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of January 1920

    Film director Federico Fellini is born in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of January 1930

    Astronaut Edwin Eugene Aldrin aka Buzz is born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today He Was Hastened by Morphine and Cocaine

    Monday 20th of January 1936

    King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India George V dies of a cold at the age of 71 in Sandringham House, Sandringham, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

    George V's physician Lord Dawson of Penn hastened the King's death by injecting him with two consecutive lethal injections: 3/4 gr. morphine followed by 1 gr. cocaine shortly afterwards. The King's last mumbled words "God damn you!" were addressed to his nurse Catherine Black when she gave him a sedative.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of January 1946

    Film director David Keith Lynch is born in Missoula, Montana, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of January 1946

    Mass murderer John Linley Frazier aka The Killer Prophet is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of January 1959

    Serial killer Joel David Rifkin aka The Long Island Ripper is born in New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of January 1965

    Disc jockey and radio presenter Alan Albert James Freed aka Moondog known for naming Rock and Roll dies of uremia and cirrhosis brought on by alcoholism at the age of 44 in Palm Springs, California, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of January 1968

    35-year-old Film director Roman Polanski marries 25-year-old actress Sharon Tate in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of January 1969

    Miss Hungary 1985 Csilla Andrea Molnár is born in Kaposvár, Dél-Dunántúl, Hungary.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of January 1970

    Student Robert Gerekens commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 18 in Lycée Gaston Berger, Avenue Gaston Berger, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of January 1972

    15-year-old John Alan Szyc is killed by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

    Szyc was lured to Gacy's house on the pretext of selling his Plymouth Satellite to Gacy.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of January 1984

    Competition swimmer and actor Johnny Weissmuller known his role as Tarzan dies of pulmonary edema at the age of 80 in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.

    As Weissmuller's coffin was lowered into the ground a recording of the Tarzan yell he invented was played three times at his request.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of January 1985

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Johannes Thimme is killed in a bomb-attack at the age of 29 in Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    Thimme's selfmade bomb went off too early, his companion 23-year-old Claudia Wannersdorfer was severely wounded.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of January 1988

    26-year-old Serial killer Timothy Wilson Spencer is arrested and charged with the murders of 35-year-old Debbie Davis, 32-year-old Susan Hellams and 15-year-old Diane Cho in Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of January 1992

    87 die in Air Inter Airbus A-320-111 Flight 148 crash in Barr, Bas-Rhin, France.

    There were nine survivors.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of January 1993

    Actress Audrey Hepburn dies of appendiceal cancer at the age of 64 in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of January 1999

    Double murderer Mark Arlo Sheppard is executed by lethal injection at the age of 28 in Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, Virginia, United States.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of January 2000

    Rapist and murderer David Hicks is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Hicks raped and beat to death his 88-year-old grandmother Ocolor Hegger in April 1988 in Teague.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 20th of January 2005

    A frame on the wall of the 'Goldene Schluessel' restaurant in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of January 2011

    52-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Dort oder Hier / Hommage aan Bernd Lohaus' in M_hka, Leuvenstraat 32, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    During a memorial event for artist Bernd Lohaus I reconstructed one of his works. I blocked the doorway between the cafetaria, where the event took place, and the museum with strips of tape. Nobody could pass through without destroying the work. On the floor I wrote: "Dort (das Museum) | Hier (die Kunstler) Warum? Bernd, der Kampf geht weiter."



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