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34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
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37 events for 29 January:

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    256 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of January 1763

    Poet Louis Racine dies of unknown causes at the age of 71 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    176 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of January 1843

    25th President of the United States William McKinley is born in Niles, Ohio, United States.


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    174 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of January 1845

    The Evening Mirror first publishes 'The Raven' by 36-year-old Writer Edgar Allan Poe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    He was paid $9 for its publication.


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    159 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of January 1860

    Writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is born in Kupecheskaya Street, Taganrog, Rostov Oblast, Russia.


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    139 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of January 1880

    Comedian, actor and juggler W. C. Fields is born as William Claude Dukenfield in Darby, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of January 1892

    Mass murderer Szilveszter Matuska aka The Orient-Express Wrecker is born in Csantavér, Vojvodina, Serbia.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of January 1904

    Murderer H. D. Egbert is executed by hanging at the age of 26 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    Egbert was the first man to be hanged at the Oregon State Penitentiary.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of January 1905

    Artist Barnett Newman known for Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of January 1905

    Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess is born in Oxford, Indiana, United States.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of January 1906

    32-year-old Serial killer Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or is brought to trial for the strangling of two children, but found not guilty in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of January 1924

    Composer Luigi Nono is born in Zattere al Ponte Lungo, Venezia, Dorsoduro, Veneto, Italy.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of January 1930

    33-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is sentenced to 3 months imprisonment and fined 200,- Francs for attempted fraud in Tribunal de Première Instance, 1 Rue du Palais de Justice, Sens, Yonne, France.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of January 1939

    Feminist theorist and writer Germaine Greer known for The Female Eunuch is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of January 1940

    190 die in train derailment in Ajikawaguchi station, Osaka, Kinki, Japan.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of January 1941

    General and dictator Ioannis Metaxas dies of a phlegmon of the pharynx at the age of 70 in Ithakē, Ionian Islands, Greece.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of January 1942

    Singer, actress and murderess Claudine Georgette Longet is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of January 1945

    Actor Tom Thomas William Selleck known from Magnum P. I. is born in Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of January 1952

    Musician Tommy Ramone is born as Erdélyi Tamás in Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of January 1954

    Talk show host Oprah Gail Winfrey is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States.

    Winfrey was born to an unmarried teenage mother who said that her conception was due to a single sexual encounter.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of January 1958

    Edith Middleton dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in London, Pimlico, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of January 1958

    35-year-old Merle Collison is shot dead by spree killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red in Douglas, Wyoming, United States.

    Starkweather later accused his girlfriend Caril Fugate of performing a coup-de-grace after his shotgun jammed. They were arrested when their stolen car stalled and Starkweather got hit by shattered glass from the windshield as pursuing officers chased him. Converse County Sheriff Earl Heflin said "He thought he was bleeding to death. That's why he stopped. That's the kind of yellow son of a bitch he is."


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of January 1959

    34-year-old Patricia Vinico Berkman aka Pnina is stabbed to death by serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of January 1971

    A 20-year-old unidentified woman is assaulted and robbed by 20-year-old Serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen in Raghenotunnel, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of January 1973

    35-year-old Geologist and art vandal László Tóth is committed to a psychiatric hospital in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of January 1974

    Unidentified serial killer the Zodiac Killer sends an ‘Exorcist’-review to the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper in San Francisco, California, United States.

    It was the Zodiac's last authenticated piece of correspondence.


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    40 Years Ago Today She Didn't Like Mondays

    Monday 29th of January 1979

    17-year-old Murderess Brenda Spencer known for Not Liking Mondays opens fire on a school across he street in Grover Cleveland Elementary School, 6365 Lake Atlin Avenue, San Diego, San Carlos, California, United States.

    Spencer killed 53-year-old principal Burton Wragg and 56-year-old custodian Mike Suchar and wounded 9 children. After firing thirty rounds of ammunition, Spencer barricaded herself inside her home for several hours before surrendering. During the siege she had a telephone conversation with a journalist who reported that she had said "I don't like Mondays".


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of January 1980

    Comedian and actor Jimmy James Francis Durante aka The Great Schnozzola dies of pneumonia at the age of 87 in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of January 1985

    Kidnapper Dieter Engelbrecht commits suicide by hanging in his cell at the age of 46 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Engelbrecht and his 29-year-old wife Helma were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment the day before for torturing and sexually abusing 16-year-old Silvia Hantke in their basement from 10 February 1982 until 23 May 1983.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of January 1988

    25-year-old Serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler is sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommended minimum term of 40 years in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Erskine has since been found suffering chronic schizophrenia and antisocial personality disorder and now held at the maximum security Broadmoor Hospital.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of January 2001

    Murderer Alexander Caruthers aka Gus is executed by lethal injection at the age of 53 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of January 2002

    Multiple murderer Stephen Wayne Anderson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

    Anderson's last meal request was for two grilled cheese sandwiches, one pint of cottage cheese, a hominy/corn mixture, one slice of peach pie, one pint of chocolate chip ice cream, and radishes.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of January 2003

    Theoretical chemist Ilya Romanovich Prigogine dies of unknown causes at the age of 86 in Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of January 2003

    Double murderer Richard Eugene Dinkins is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Dinkins was sentenced to death for the murders of 46-year-old Katherine Thompson and 32-year-old Shelly Cutler in Thompson's Massage Therapy Clinic in Beaumont, Texas on 12 September 1990. His last meal request was for liver and onions, two double meat hamburgers with bacon and mayonnaise, two orders of French fries, vanilla ice cream, two Dr. Peppers, salad with ranch dressing and M&M's.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 29th of January 2004

    A late night dinner of green curry chicken at Kansama Restaurant on Serangoon Road in Singapore, Singapore.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of January 2005

    Guitarist Eric Ronald Griffiths known from The Quarrymen dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 65 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of January 2005

    Mass murderess Priscilla Joyce Ford dies of emphysema at the age of 76 in Southern Nevada Women's Correctional Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

    Ford was the only women on Nevada's Death Row, sentenced to death for killing six people, and injuring 23 more, driving down a Reno sidewalk on Thanksgiving Day in 1980.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of January 2006

    Video artist Nam June Paik dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 74 in Miami, Florida, United States.

    In 1996 Paik had a stroke which paralyzed his left side.



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