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34th year  -  N° 316                 Tuesday, 12 November 2019         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?




29 events for 24 January:

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    1978 Years Ago Today Cassius Stabbed First

    Thursday 24th of January 0041

    Roman Emperor Caligula is assassinated as a result of a conspiracy by officers of the Praetorian Guard, senators and courtiers at the age of 29 in Collis Palatium, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    Guardsman Cassius Chaerea stabbed Caligula first, followed by a number of conspirators.


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    1943 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of January 0076

    Roman Emperor Hadrianus is born as Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus in Italica, Hispania Baetica, Spain.


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    314 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of January 1705

    Castrato singer Farinelli is born as Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi in Andria, Apulia, Italy.


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    173 Years Ago Today She Died Rocking Away

    Saturday 24th of January 1846

    Double murderess Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh is executed by hanging at the age of 47 in Johnstown, New York, United States.

    Van Valkenburgh was hanged in an unusual way because of her broken leg and her obesity. She was carried to the gallows in her rocking chair and was rocking away when the trap was sprung.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of January 1899

    Triple murderer William Lonas Hedden is born in Archville, Tennessee, United States.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of January 1920

    Artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani dies of tubercular meningitis due to execessive alcohol and drug abuse at the age of 36 in Hôpital de la Charité, Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.

    When Modigliani died his twenty-one-year-old fiencée Jeanne Hébuterne was eight months pregnant with their second child. A day later Hébuterne was taken to her parents' home. There, inconsolable, she threw herself out of a fifth-floor window, killing herself and their unborn child.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of January 1921

    Presumed murderer Steinie Morrison dies after a series of hungerstrikes protesting his innocence at the age of 41 in Parkhurst Prison, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of January 1940

    Performance artist Vito Hannibal Acconci is born in New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 24th of January 1943

    Actress Sharon Marie Tate is born in Dallas, Texas, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of January 1944

    Countertenor Klaus Nomi is born as Klaus Sperber in Immenstadt, Bayern, Germany.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of January 1948

    SS-Helferin and prison guard Maria Mandl aka The Beast is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in Więzienie Montelupich, ul. Montelupich, Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of January 1948

    Lagerkommandant in KZ Auschwitz and Majdanek Arthur Liebehenschel is executed by hanging at the age of 47 in Więzienie Montelupich, ul. Montelupich, Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of January 1949

    Comedian and actor John Adam Belushi is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of January 1952

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Siegfried Hausner is born in Selb, Bayern, Germany.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of January 1961

    Actress Nastassja Kinski is born as Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 24th of January 1965

    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill dies of a stroke at the age of 91 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of January 1966

    117 die in Air India Boeing 707-437 Flight 101 crash in Rochers de la Tournette, Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France.

    In September 2013 a French alpinist found a metal box containing the Air India logo at the site of the plane crash on Mont Blanc containing rubies, sapphires, and emeralds worth more than $300.000, which he handed in to the police to be returned to the rightful owners.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of January 1966

    Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal Joseph Bradehoft is born in Greenville, Illinois, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of January 1978

    Physician at the Ravensbrück concentration camp Herta Oberheuser dies of unknown causes at the age of 67 in Linz am Rhein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of January 1985

    70-year-old SS-Sturmbannführer Walter Reder aka The Butcher of Marzabotto is released from prison after serving 33 years of a life sentence in Castello Angioino-Aragonese, Gaeta, Lazio, Italy.


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    33 Years Ago Today He Dropped His Body

    Friday 24th of January 1986

    Founder of the Church of Scientology Ron Lafayette Hubbard dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 75 in Whispering Winds, 4675 Coyote Creek, Creston, California, United States.

    Scientology leaders announced that Hubbard's body had become an impediment to his work and that he had decided to 'drop his body' to continue his research on another planet, having "learned how to do it without a body".


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of January 1989

    Raphael’s ‘La Madonna di Foligno’ is attacked with a fire-bomb by 31-year-old Art vandal Thomas Otto Robert Lange in Musei Vaticani, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    Lange was a mentally disturbed wheelchair patient.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of January 1989

    Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 43 in Florida State Prison, 23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of January 1991

    20-year-old Pascale Escarfail is raped and stabbed to death by serial killer Guy Georges aka Le Tueur de la Bastille in 41 Rue Delambre, Paris, XIVe, Île-de-France, France.


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    27 Years Ago Today He Helped Them Find a Vein

    Friday 24th of January 1992

    Cop killer Ricky Ray Rector is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Varner Unit, Highway 65, Grady, Arkansas, United States.

    It took medical staff more than 50 minutes to find a suitable vein in Rector's arm. Witnesses were not permitted to view this scene but reported hearing Rector's loud moans throughout the process. During the ordeal Rector (who suffered serious brain damage from a lobotomy) tried to help the medical personal find a vein.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of January 1995

    Rapist and murderer Kermit Smith is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

    Smith is one of only a few white criminals since 1976 to have been executed for murdering a black victim.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of January 2000

    Cop killer Billy George Hughes is executed by lethal injection at the age of 48 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 24th of January 2004

    A tropical rainstorm at Newton Circus Food Court in Singapore, Singapore.


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    1 Years Ago Today He Was Totally UnWired

    Wednesday 24th of January 2018

    Musician Mark E. Edward Smith known from The Fall dies of respiratory failure at the age of 61 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.



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