BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
He's Dead Alright




40 events for 30 January:

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    184 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of January 1835

    68-year-old 7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson aka Old Hickory escapes the first ever assassination attempt on a sitting president when 35-year-old unemployed house painter from England Richard Lawrence his two pistols both misfire in United States Capitol, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

    Historians believe the humid weather contributed to the double misfiring. Lawrence was restrained and legend says that Jackson attacked Lawrence with his cane. Others present, including David Crockett, restrained and disarmed Lawrence.


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    172 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of January 1847

    Wife of Edgar Allan Poe Virginia Eliza Clemm dies of tuberculosis at the age of 25 in Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Kingsbridge Road, New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    170 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of January 1849

    7th President of France Félix François Faure is born in Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis, Paris, Xe, Île-de-France, France.


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    137 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of January 1882

    32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt is born in 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York, United States.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of January 1889

    12-year-old Juliette Deitsch is overdosed with chloroform by sex killer Etienne Deschamps aka The Magnetic Doctor in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

    Deschamps maintained that he had powers of the occult and told a friend of his that he was close to being able to use these powers to identify the whereabouts of some lost treasure. All he needed was a 12 year old virgin. His friend Jules Deitsch agreed to allow his own 12-year-old daughter Juliette to help him. Over a period of six months the girl attended these sessions where she would be hypnotised. What in fact happened was that Deschamps would use chlorform to induce unconciousness and then sexually assault Juliette.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of January 1889

    Crown Prince of Austria Rudolf von Österreich-Ungarn commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 31 in Jagdschloss Mayerling, Mayerling, Niederösterreich, Austria.

    Rudolf first shot his 17-year-old lover baroness Mary Vetsera and then took his own life. There is no question that the depression-prone Rudolf and Mary had a suicide-pact because his father wanted them to end their affair.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of January 1905

    50-year-old Bigamist and multiple murderer Johann Otto Hoch aka The Bluebeard Murderer is arrested in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Hoch is indicted for bigamy with the alleged number of wives to be twenty-nine.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of January 1915

    Standartenführer der Waffen-SS Joachim Peiper aka Jochen is born in Berlin, Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of January 1927

    26th Prime Minister of Sweden Olof Sven Joachim Palme is born in Stockholm, Östermalm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of January 1930

    Actor Gene Eugene Allen Hackman is born in San Bernardino, California, United States.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of January 1930

    Vorstandssprecher der Deutschen Bank Alfred Herrhausen is born in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of January 1930

    Tire salesman and would-be assassin Samuel Joseph Byck known for attempting to assassinate President Richard Nixon is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of January 1933

    44-year-old Führer and Reichskanzler of Germany Adolf Hitler is appointed as Reichskanzler in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of January 1937

    Actress and political activist Vanessa Redgrave is born in London, Greenwich, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of January 1945

    Triple murderer James Emery Paster aka Skip is born in Hamilton, Ohio, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of January 1947

    Musician Steve Stephen Peter Marriott known from the Small Faces is born in East Ham Hospital, Shrewsbury Road, London, Forest Gate, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of January 1948

    Aviation pioneer Orville Wright dies of a heart attack at the age of 77 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today He Met Violence

    Friday 30th of January 1948

    Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka The Apostle of Non-violence is assassinated by 38-year-old extremist Hindu Nathuram Godse at the age of 79 in Birla House, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

    Gandhi was on his way to address a prayer meeting when his assassin fired three bullets from a Beretta 9mm 1934 semi-automatic pistol into his chest at point-blank range.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of January 1951

    Automobile designer and manufacturer Ferdinand Porsche dies of a stroke at the age of 76 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of January 1951

    Musician Phil Philip David Charles Collins is born in Chiswick, West London, United Kingdom.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of January 1953

    Murderer Albert W. Karnes is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 24 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of January 1969

    The Beatles play their last public concert on the roof of their record company in Apple Corps Ltd, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    In a 42-minute set the Beatles played nine takes of five songs before the Metropolitan Police Service forced them to stop.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of January 1971

    16-year-old Donald Wayne Waldrop is raped, tortured and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in .

    Donald was lured with his brother Jerry on their way to visit a bowling alley by David Brooks into Corll's apartment.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of January 1971

    14-year-old Jerry Lynn Waldrop is raped, tortured and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 3200 Mangum Road, Houston, Texas, United States.

    Jerry was lured with his brother Donald on their way to visit a bowling alley by David Brooks into Corll's apartment.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of January 1972

    37-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker is arrested and charged with child abuse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    47 Years Ago Today Sunday was Bloody

    Sunday 30th of January 1972

    26 civil rights protesters and bystanders are shot by soldiers of the British Army during the Bloody Sunday events in Londonderry, Bogside, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    Thirteen males, seven of whom were teenagers, died immediately or soon after.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of January 1974

    97 die in Pan American World Airways Boeing 707-321B Flight 806 crash in Tafuna Airport, Pago Pago, American Samoa, United States.

    There were four survivors.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of January 1977

    27-year-old Christine Freund is shot dead by serial killer David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam in New York, Queens, New York, United States.

    Freund and her 30-year-old lover John Diel were sitting in Diel's car preparing to drive to a dance hall after having seen the movie Rocky. Three gunshots penetrated the car at about 12:40 a.m. In a panic Diel drove away for help. He suffered minor superficial injuries but Freund died several hours later at the hospital.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of January 1980

    20-year-old Mary Carol Maher is stabbed and choked to death by serial killer Gerald Stano aka Blind Fury in Daytona, Florida, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of January 1985

    Cop killer James David Raulerson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 35 in Florida State Prison, 23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of January 1987

    Murderer Ramon Pedro Hernandez is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Hernandez' last meal request was for beef tacos, beef enchiladas, jalapeno peppers, salad onion, hot sauce, shredded cheese and coffee.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of January 1993

    Over 140 die in passenger train plunge into a river in Darajani, Makueni, Kenya.

    The bridge on the main rail line from the Indian Ocean resort of Mombasa to Kisumu had been eroded by the raging flash floods and collapsed under the weight of the train.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of January 1994

    Writer Pierre François-Marie-Louis Boulle known for Planet of the Apes dies of natural causes at the age of 82 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of January 1996

    Marusina, her two sons and a 32-year-old visitor named Zagranichniy are shot dead by 37-year-old Serial killer Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko aka The Terminator aka Citizen O in Fastova, Kievskaya Oblast, Ukraine.


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    21 Years Ago Today He Was Going Home

    Friday 30th of January 1998

    Murderer Ricky Lee Sanderson is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 39 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

    Sanderson said "Thank you Jesus, I'm going home'' as he waited patiently for his death.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 30th of January 1999

    My daily ferry ride across the river coming from Taling Chan to my studio in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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    17 Years Ago Today He Came to Do the Lord's Will

    Wednesday 30th of January 2002

    Double murderer Windell Broussard is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Broussard's last meal request was for smothered chicken and rice, pinto bens with salt pork, corn, homemade rolls and pecan pie. His last words were "I just want everyone to know this here is a tragedy. What happened to Dianna, Corey, and what is happening to me, is a tragedy. Here I am Lord, I have come to do your will."


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    16 Years Ago Today He Had Always Been a Nice Person

    Thursday 30th of January 2003

    Murderer Granville Riddle is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Riddle's last meal request was for steak, baked potato, cherry cheesecake, salad, blue cheese dressing, rolls, Coke, coffee, strawberries, and oranges. His last words were "I would like to say to the world, I have always been a nice person. I have never been mean-hearted or cruel. I wish everybody well." On 9 October 1988 Riddle entered 39-year-old Ronnie Hood Bennett's home and used a tire iron to strike Bennett on the head at least 15 times, imbedding the tire iron into Bennett's skull and causing his death.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of January 2006

    Start of the trial against 57-year-old Serial killer Robert William 'Willie' Pickton aka The Pig Farmer Killer in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

    Pickton pleaded not guilty to 27 charges of first-degree murder. In 2007 Pickton confessed to forty-nine murders to an undercover police officer posing as a cellmate.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of January 2007

    Double murderer Christopher Jay Swift is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Swift's last meal request was for a medium-well done steak with sauce, a salad with ranch dressing, cheddar cheese and bacon bits, a baked potato with sour cream, two slices of apple pie, three large rolls, two Cokes and a cup of coffee.



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