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34th year  -  N° 316                 Tuesday, 12 November 2019         Antwerpen		
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30 events for 26 January:

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    679 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of January 1340

    28-year-old King of England Edward III is declared King of France in Vrijdagmarkt, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    193 Years Ago Today Il a Quitté le Radeau

    Thursday 26th of January 1826

    Artist Théodore Jean-Louis André Géricault dies of tuberculosis at the age of 35 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    171 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of January 1848

    Victim of Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie Hendrik Frankhuizen is born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    148 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of January 1871

    Victim of Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie Pieternella Swanenburg is born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    139 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of January 1880

    Chief of Staff of the United States Army Douglas MacArthur is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of January 1918

    General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party Nicolae Ceaușescu aka The Genius of the Carpathians is born in Scornicești, Olt, Romania.

    Nicolae was the third of ten children in the Ceaușescu family.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of January 1925

    Actor Paul Leonard Newman is born in Cleveland, Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of January 1928

    Film director Roger Vadim is born as Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of January 1932

    Chewing gum industrialist William Wrigley dies of natural causes at the age of 71 in Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.


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    81 Years Ago Today Her Head Was at it

    Wednesday 26th of January 1938

    41-year-old Florence Genevieve Polillo is found killed and dismembered by unidentified serial killer Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run aka Cleveland Torso Murderer in 2325 East 20th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

    Some other parts of Polillo's body were found near 1419 Orange Avenue on 7 February. Her head was never recovered.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of January 1944

    Writer and political activist Angela Yvonne Davis is born in Birmingham, Dynamite Hill, Alabama, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of January 1947

    Actor Patrick Dewaere is born as Patrick Jean Marie Henri Bourdeaux in Saint-Brieuc, Bretagne, France.


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    71 Years Ago Today There Was no Dysentery Outbreak

    Monday 26th of January 1948

    12 die due to poisoning during a bank-robbery by 56-year-old Tempera painter and presumed mass poisoner Sadamichi Hirasawa in Teikoku Ginko, Tokyo, Shiinamachi, Kantō, Japan.

    A man calling himself an epidemiologist arrived at the Imperial Bank, explaining that he was a public health official who had orders to inoculate the staff against a sudden outbreak of dysentery. He gave all sixteen people present a pill and a few drops of liquid. Those present drank the cyanide solution and died while he robbed the bank of 160.000 yen. Hirasawa is believed to have been falsely charged.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of January 1955

    Musician Eddie Edward Lodewijk Van Halen is born in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of January 1958

    167 die in Nankai Maru ferry capsizing in Awaji Island, Kansai, Japan.


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    60 Years Ago Today Stieg Er Aus

    Monday 26th of January 1959

    Heilstrom mystic Bruno Gröning dies of stomach cancer at the age of 53 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    57 Years Ago Today They Didn't Discuss the Ending of the Film

    Friday 26th of January 1962

    Mobster and father of modern organized crime in the United States Charles Luciano aka Lucky Luciano dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Aeroporto Internazionale, Napoli, Campania, Italy.

    Luciano had gone to the airport to meet with American producer Martin Gosch about a film based on his life. After the meeting Luciano was stricken with a heart attack and died.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of January 1965

    19-year-old Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is arrested for auto-theft in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of January 1966

    The Beaumont children are presumably abducted and murdered in Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

    9-year-old Jane Nartare Beaumont, 7-year-old Arnna Kathleen and 4-year-old Grant Ellis were seen in the company of a tall, blond and thin-faced man with a sun-tanned complexion of thin to athletic build in his mid-30s and wearing swimming trunks before disappearing forever. As of 2018 an A$1 million reward was offered for information related to the cold case by the South Australian Government.


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    51 Years Ago Today Her Foot Was Used to Model

    Friday 26th of January 1968

    19-year-old Linda Katherine Slawson is strangled by foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer in Portland, Oregon, United States.

    Brudos lured Slawson to the garage while his wife and children were in the house, knocked her out with a wooden plank, and strangled her. He dressed her in different female undergarments and shoes he had stolen, arranged her body in provocative poses, and used a hacksaw to cut off her left foot, which he kept in the freezer and used to model his collection of high-heel shoes.


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    42 Years Ago Today Black Magic Spells Caused Him Problems

    Wednesday 26th of January 1977

    Film director Laurence Merrick known for co-directing the Oscar nominated documentary ‘Manson’ is shot dead by 31-year-old Dennis Michael Mignano at the age of 51 in Merrick Studio Academy of Dramatic Arts, 870 N. Vine St, Hollywood, California, United States.

    Mignano auditioned at Merrick's school and 'black magic' spells were cast upon him that caused him problems.


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    40 Years Ago Today He Was in Undeniable Intimate Circumstances

    Friday 26th of January 1979

    Businessman, philanthropist, public servant and politician Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller dies of a heart attack at the age of 71 in 13 West 54th Street, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

    Rockefeller died in the presence of his 25-year-old aide Megan Marshack. "It became known that he had been alone with a young woman who worked for him, in undeniably intimate circumstances, and in the course of that evening had died from a heart attack."


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of January 1983

    20-year-old Stephen Sinclair Guild is strangled by serial killer Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company in 23 Cranley Gardens, London, Muswell Hill, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of January 1991

    32-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Did Dillinger Die Right There and Then?' in Galerie Transit, Tiensevest 39, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

    The space was divided in two parts by a cutout décor. On one side I was laying naked on a rotating metal table lighted by a stroboscope. From the other side the public could see the performance only through a few small holes in the décor. The stroboscope made it look like sometimes I was on the table and sometimes I wasn’t.


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    23 Years Ago Today There Was no Need for His Glasses

    Friday 26th of January 1996

    Rapist and murderer John Albert Taylor is executed by the firing squad at the age of 37 in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.

    Taylor's last meal request was for a large Ambassador pizza with thin crust, onions, mushrooms, hot peppers, sausage, pepperoni, ham and extra cheese. He also asked for a Coke. He gave his glasses to warden Hank Galetka and said "There is no need for them."


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of January 1999

    Murderer Martin Sauceda Vega is executed by lethal injection at the age of 54 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of January 2000

    Science fiction writer Alfred Elton van Vogt dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 88 in Los Angeles, California, United States.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 26th of January 2003

    A crumpled page about the murder of John F. Kennedy recovered from artist Francis Bacon's studio in its reconstruction at The Huge Lane Gallery in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of January 2008

    Only child of actor Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi Christian Devi Brando dies of pneumonia at the age of 50 in Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, 1300 N Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of January 2011

    Serial rapist and murderer Mike James Mitchell DeBardeleben aka The Lethal Shadow dies of pneumonia at the age of 71 in Federal Medical Center, Old North Carolina Highway 75, Butner, North Carolina, United States.



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