BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
I Don't See Anything that I Want




32 events for 22 January:

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    2019 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of January 2000

    School shooter Robert Steinhäuser is born in Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany.


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    231 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of January 1788

    Poet George Gordon Byron aka Lord Byron is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    170 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of January 1849

    Writer August Johan Strindberg is born in Sundhetskollegiets hus, Stockholm, Riddarholmen, Södermanland, Sweden.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of January 1875

    Film director and Hollywood pioneer D. W. David Llewelyn Wark Griffith aka The Inventor of Hollywood is born in Crestwood, Kentucky, United States.


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    142 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of January 1877

    Presumed murderer Gaston Dominici known from L’Affaire Dominici is born in Digne-les-Bains, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    140 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of January 1879

    Cubist artist Francis Picabia is born as Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of January 1892

    Aircraft designer Marcel Dassault is born as Marcel Bloch in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of January 1901

    Queen Alexandrina Victoria dies of declining health at the age of 82 in Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

    Queen Victoria's death marked the end of the Victorian Era.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of January 1911

    SS-Obersturmführer and gynaecologist Rolf Rosenthal is born in Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of January 1922

    258th Pope Benedictus XV dies of pneumonia at the age of 32 in Palazzo Apostolico, Rome, Vatican City, Lazio, Italy.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of January 1925

    Cop killer Florencio Lerma aka Martin Flores is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 26 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of January 1925

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


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of January 1930

    Nora Lake dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion at the age of 42 in Kingston, New York, United States.

    Mrs. Lake was found dead on the second floor in a bedroom. Her body was on the floor next to a dresser and a window that overlooked a porch roof. Her face was burned, and there were blisters on her legs but her clothes were not burned. 


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of January 1930

    Serial killer Daniel Camargo Barbosa aka The Beast of Ecuador aka The Monster of Charquito is born in Anolaima, Cundinamarca, Colombia.


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    85 Years Ago Today there was no Magic to it

    Monday 22nd of January 1934

    Actor Bill Wilfred Bailey Bixby known from ‘The Magician’ is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of January 1937

    Writer Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh is born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of January 1940

    Singer Addie Harris aka Micki Harris known from The Shirelles is born in Passaic, New Jersey, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of January 1940

    Actor John Vincent Hurt is born in Chesterfield, East Midlands, United Kingdom.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of January 1946

    Impresario, clothes designer and boutique owner Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren is born in London, Stoke Newington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of January 1957

    54-year-old Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States.

    Metesky was charged with planting over 30 bombs.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of January 1963

    Bandit Teófilo Rojas Varón aka Chispas is killed by a brigade of the Colombian Army at the age of 33 in Calarcá, Quindío, Colombia.

    Rojas commanded a group of 65 outlaws and more than 592 murders were attributed to him.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of January 1969

    USSR-cosmonauts Vladimir Shatalov, Boris Volynov, Yevgeny Khrunov and Aleksei Yeliseyev who had just returned with their Soyoez 4 and 5 spacecrafts are injured by 21-year-old Would-be assassin Viktor Ivanovich Ilyin who fired shots into the motorcade while attempting to kill Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

    Ilyin assumed the second car carried Brezhnev. Unbeknownst to him this Zil limousine was filled only with cosmonauts from earlier missions: Alexey Leonov, Valentina Tereshkova, Georgy Beregovoy and Andrian Nikolayev.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of January 1973

    176 pilgrims die in Alia Boeing 707-3D3C crash in Kano Airport, Kano, Nigeria.

    There were 26 survivors.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of January 1973

    36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Baynes Johnson dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of January 1980

    59-year-old Nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov is arrested following his public protests against the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in 1979 and sent to internal exile in the city of Gorky in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of January 1983

    43-year-old Serial killer Richard Fran Biegenwald aka The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer and Dherran Fitzgerald are arrested in 507 Sixth Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States.

    A search of Biegenwald's home revealed a large cache of weapons and drugs. Police confiscated several pipe bombs, handguns, rifles, shotguns, a machine gun, Rohypnol, chloral hydrate, marijuana, a live puff adder, venom collecting apparatus, and floor plans for several area notable residences and businesses.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of January 1987

    Treasurer of Pennsylvania Budd Robert Dwyer commits suicide by a shot in his mouth at the age of 48 in 2931 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Dwyer killed himself in front of the gathered reporters at a press conference with a .357 caliber revolver. Dwyer's suicide was subsequently broadcast to a wide television audience across the state of Pennsylvania. He was about to being sentenced for taking a $300,000 kickback.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of January 1992

    Murderer Joe Angel Cordova is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Cordova's last meal request was for fried chicken, french fries, hot sauce, rolls, salad with Thousand Island dressing and ice cream.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of January 1994

    Actor Telly Aristotelis Savalas known from the TV-series ‘Kojak’ dies of complications of cancer of the bladder and prostate at the age of 72 in Sheraton-Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, California, United States.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of January 2003

    Multiple murderer Robert Andrew Lookingbill is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Lookingbill's last meal request was for fried chicken, French fries, iced tea, apple pie, jalapenos, garlic bread, and vanilla ice cream.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 22nd of January 2005

    Lying in bed with flu and waking up with the haunting ghost of Friedrich Dürrenmatt in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of January 2008

    Actor Heath Andrew Ledger dies as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine at the age of 29 in 421 Broome Street, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.



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