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34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
Where's Your Head At?




25 events for 25 January:

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    486 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of January 1533

    42-year-old King of England Henry VIII of England marries 32-year-old Anne Boleyn in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    145 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of January 1874

    Writer and playwright William Somerset Maugham is born in Embassy of the United Kingdom, 35 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, VIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Since French law declared that all children born on French soil could be conscripted for military service his father arranged for Maugham to be born at the embassy, technically on British soil.


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    137 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of January 1882

    Writer Virginia Adeline Stephen Woolf is born in 22 Hyde Park Gate, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of January 1904

    180 die in Harwick coal mine explosion in Cheswick, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of January 1913

    Composer Witold Roman Lutosławski is born in Warszawa, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of January 1917

    Theoretical chemist Ilya Romanovich Prigogine is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of January 1923

    Psychiatric patient and artist Shirley Ardell Mason aka Sybil Isabel Dorsett is born in Dodge Center, Minnesota, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of January 1943

    Actor Spencer Charters commits suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning combined with sleeping tablets at the age of 68 in Hollywood, California, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of January 1943

    Cult film director Tobe William Hooper known for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is born in Austin, Texas, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of January 1944

    Actress, artist, model and muse of the Rolling Stones Anita Pallenberg is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    72 Years Ago Today He Died a 12-year-old

    Saturday 25th of January 1947

    Gangster, bootlegger and racketeer Al Alphonse Gabriel Capone aka Scarface dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 48 in Palm Island, Florida, United States.

    In 1946 Capone's physician and a Baltimore psychiatrist performed examinations and concluded that he had the mentality of a 12-year-old child.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of January 1950

    Child killer Melvin Wayne White is born in Ozona, Texas, United States.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of January 1973

    26-year-old Serial killer Herbert William Mullin aka The Hippie Killer shoots 30-year-old Kathy Francis and her two sons, 9-year-old Daemon and 4-year-old David in the head in Mystery Spot Road, Santa Cruz, California, United States.

    Before Mulllin also shot 25-year-old Jim Ralph Gianera and his 21-year-old wife Joan on Western Drive. All the victims were shot and then stabbed post-mortem.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of January 1985

    Senior official of the Ministry of Defence René Audran is shot dead by Action Directe for his involvement in arms sales to Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War at the age of 56 in Avenue des Gressets, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Île-de-France, France.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of January 1990

    Actress Ava Lavinia Gardner dies of pneumonia at the age of 68 in 34 Ennismore Gardens, London, Westminster, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    23 Years Ago Today He Wasn't Put to Sleep

    Thursday 25th of January 1996

    Double murderer Billy Bailey is executed by hanging at the age of 49 in Delaware Correctional Center, 1181 Paddock Road, Smyrna, Delaware, United States.

    Bailey had the option of choosing to be hanged instead of "let them put me to sleep" by lethal injection. Bailey's last meal request was for a well-done steak, a baked potato with sour cream and butter, buttered rolls, peas, and vanilla ice cream.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of January 1999

    40-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'AARA' in About Café, 402-408 Maitrichit Road, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

    I gave a lecture about my way of working and not-working within the safe context of cultural institutions. Then I cut the letters ‘AARA’ (About Art Related Activities) into my left upper arm and left.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of January 2000

    Murderer Glen Charles McGinnis is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 25th of January 2003

    The multi-keyboard of the largest organ in Ireland in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of January 2005

    Over 300 pilgrims die in Mandher Devi temple stampede in Mandher Devi temple, Wai, Maharashtra, India.

    Witnesses said the rush started around midday after some of the 300.000 pilgrims slipped on the temple's steep stone steps, which were wet with coconut water spilled from fruit presented as offerings to the goddess Kalubai.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of January 2005

    Murderer Troy Albert Kunkle aka The No Remorse killer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Kunkle's last meal request was for fried chicken, chicken fried steak, a hamburger with cheese and onions, french fries, cauliflower, cinnamon rolls, apple pie and milk.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of January 2006

    Multiple murderer Marion Butler Dudley is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of January 2006

    Pornographic actress Anna Malle dies in a car crash at the age of 39 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

    Malle was not wearing a seat belt.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of January 2010

    Military commander and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service Ali Hassan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali is executed by hanging at the age of 69 in Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Iraq.


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    4 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of January 2015

    Singer-songwriter Demis Roussos dies of unknown causes at the age of 69 in Ygeia Hospital, Kifissias Ave & 4 Er. Stavrou, Athens, Marousi, Attica, Greece.



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