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34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
Home is Where the Heart is




29 events for 31 January:

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    413 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 1606

    Catholic conspirator Guy Guido Fawkes known planning the Gunpowder Plot is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in Palace of Westminster, London, Westminster, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    222 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 1797

    Composer Franz Peter Schubert is born in Nussdorfer Straße 54, Wien, Himmelpfortgrund, Wien, Austria.


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    215 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 1804

    Ex-convict turned prospering businessman César-Joseph Guillaume Regnault known for inspiring Victor Hugo’s novel ‘Jean Valjean’ is born in Paris, XIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of January 1921

    Tenor and actor Mario Lanza is born as Alfred Arnold Cocozza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of January 1923

    Writer Norman Kingsley Mailer is born in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 31st of January 1937

    Minimal composer Philip Morris Glass is born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 1939

    Foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer is born in Webster, South Dakota, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of January 1941

    Founder and leader of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging Eugène Ney Terre'Blanche is born in Ventersdorp, Transvaal Province, South Africa.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of January 1949

    Serial killer Robert Andrew 'Bob' Berdella aka The Kansas City Butcher is born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today He Didn't Dance to the Radio

    Sunday 31st of January 1954

    Electrical engineer and inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong known inventing frequency modulation (FM) radio transmission commits suicide by jumping from the thirteenth floor of his apartment at the age of 64 in New York City, New York, United States.

    Armstrong was financially broken and mentally beaten after years of legal tussles with RCA over the FM patent dispute.


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    65 Years Ago Today He Was Born a Human

    Sunday 31st of January 1954

    Murderer Joseph Paul Jernigan known from the Visible Human Project is born in Geneva, Illinois, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of January 1955

    Leader of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) John Raleigh Mott dies of natural causes at the age of 90 in Orlando, Florida, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 1956

    Musician John Joseph Lydon aka Johnny Rotten known from the Sex Pistols is born in Benwell Road, London, Holloway, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of January 1964

    27-year-old Serial killer Vladimir Ionesyan aka Mosgaz aka Iwan the Axeman is sentenced to death for five murders in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

    With the proceeds of his crimes Ionesyan supported his former‐ballerina girlfriend Alevtina Dmitrieva. She was sentenced to 15 years as his accomplice.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 1967

    18-year-old Bozena Raczkiewicz is killed and mutilated by serial killer Łucjan Staniak aka The Red Spider of Katowice in Łódź, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland.

    The neck of the bottle used to violate and mutilate Rackiewicz bore Staniak's fingerprints. He was arrested a few days later.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of January 1969

    Spiritual master Meher Baba aka Avatar dies of intense muscular spasms that had no clear origin at the age of 75 in Meherazad, Pimpalgaon, Maharashtra, India.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of January 1974

    Film producer Samuel Goldwyn aka Samuel Goldfish dies of natural causes at the age of 95 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 1978

    19-year-old Elena Rytka is hammered and stabbed to death by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of January 1979

    50-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is released from a psychiatric hospital after serving 5 months for sodomising a 16-year-old boy in Norfolk Regional Center, Norfolk, Nebraska, United States.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of January 1986

    76-year-old Virginie Labrette is tortured and killed by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in 25 rue de Wattignies, Paris, XIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 31st of January 1987

    Artist and activist with Femen Oksana Shachko is born in Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 1995

    Murderer Willie Ray Williams is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of January 1996

    91 die in Central Bank bomb explosion in Central Bank, Colombo, Basnahira Palata, Sri Lanka.

    Another 1400 people are injured when a commando of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam crash a lorry containing about 440 pounds of high explosives through the main gate. The suicide bombers were Raju, Subramanium Vigneswaram aka Kittu and Sivasamy Dharmendra aka Raju.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of January 2000

    88 die in Alaska Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 Flight 261 crash in Point Mugu, Anacapa Island, California, United States.

    Due to the extreme impact forces, very few bodies were found intact. All occupants were identified using fingerprints, dental records, tattoos, personal items, and anthropological examination.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of January 2002

    Cop killer Randall Wayne Hafdahl aka Jack Douglas Cone is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Hafdahl's last meal request was for chef salad with ranch dressing, double meat cheese burger (all the way), french fries, ketchup and a chocolate shake.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 2006

    Double murderer Jaime Elizalde is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Elizalde's last meal request was for fried chicken, onion rings, French fries, two bowls of peach cobbler, two milk shakes and two glasses of orange juice.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 31st of January 2007

    The neon sign on top of the Central Railway Station in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 31st of January 2009

    113 die in overturned truck oil spill ignition in Molo, Nakuru, Kenya.

    The incident occurred when onlookers attempted to obtain remnants of the spilled fuel for personal use.


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    7 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of January 2012

    Artist Mike Michael Kelley commits suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 58 in South Pasadena, California, United States.



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