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34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
Die Kleinen und die Bösen




24 events for 4 January:

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    234 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 4th of January 1785

    Philologist, folklorist and mythologist Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm is born in Hanau, Hessen, Germany.


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    210 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of January 1809

    Inventor Louis Braille is born in Coupvray, Seine-et-Marne, France.


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    181 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of January 1838

    Charles Sherwood Stratton aka General Tom Thumb is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.


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    138 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 4th of January 1881

    Sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck is born in Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    129 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of January 1890

    Con artist Victor Lustig aka The Count known for trying to sell the Eiffel Tower twice is born in Hostinné, Sudetenland, Austria-Hungary.


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    123 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of January 1896

    Surrealist artist André Aimé-René Masson is born in Balagny-sur-Therain, Oise, France.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of January 1909

    40-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced in absentia to five years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of January 1915

    Automobile designer and manufacturer Armand Peugeot dies of unknown causes at the age of 66 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of January 1924

    Cop killer George Parker is executed by hanging at the age of 32 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of January 1939

    11-months-old Peter Seaton dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Seaton was found in his cot in an inferno of blazing flames strong enough to push back a rescuer who had heard him screaming. After the firemen had put the flames out investigators revealed that nothing was found that could have caused the fire. What was especially remarkable was that the surrounding furniture was hardly damaged.


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    70 Years Ago Today Martha Found Her in Bed with Ray

    Tuesday 4th of January 1949

    66-year-old Janet Fay is beaten to death with a hammer by serial killer Martha Beck aka The Lonely Hearts Killers (with Raymond Fernandez) in 15 Adeline Place, Long Island, New York, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of January 1950

    Robber, kidnapper and murderer John Louis Evans is born in Beaumont, Texas, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of January 1958

    39-year-old Mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Percival Hillary reaches the South Pole overland in Polheim, the South Pole.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of January 1960

    Writer Albert Camus dies in a car crash at 180 km/h at the age of 47 in Petit-Villeblévin, Yonne, France.

    The driver of the Facel-Vega FV3B car, Michel Gallimard, who was Camus' publisher and close friend, also died in the accident.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of January 1964

    20-year-old Mary Ann Sullivan is raped with a broomstick and strangled by serial killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man in 44a Charles Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of January 1965

    Poet and playwright Thomas Stearns Eliot aka T. S. Eliot dies of emphysema at the age of 77 in 3 Kensington Court Gardens, London, Kensington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of January 1967

    Victim of Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter Adolf Schickel commits suicide by drowning at the age of 27 in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.

    Schickel was falsely accused of killing his 20-year-old girlfriend Ursula Rohling on 13 September 1966, who was actually killed by Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of January 1974

    18-year-old Sharon Clarke is beaten and sexually assaulted by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in University District, Seattle, Washington, United States.

    Clarke was probably Bundy's first known victim. A bed rod had been torn away from the bed and savagely rammed into her vagina. Clarke was transported to the hospital in a comatose state, suffering from damages that would affect her for the rest of her life.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of January 1974

    Inventor and engineer Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu aka The Edison of India dies of unknown causes at the age of 81 in Coimbatore, Kalangal, Tamil Nadu, India.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of January 1984

    18-year-old Sigrid Poeltz is attacked and raped by serial killer Thomas Rath aka Der Moormörder in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of January 1995

    Murderer Jesse DeWayne Jacobs is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of January 1996

    42-year-old Carmelina Russo is presumably abducted and killed by unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.

    Russo's remains were found in pieces floating in the river Escaut 17 days later in Chateau L'Abbaye, France.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 4th of January 2000

    Cars and trucks in the evening traffic jam in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 4th of January 2005

    Double murderer James Scott Porter is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Porter's last meal request was for two extra crispy fried chicken breasts, two thighs, onion rings, french fries, fried okra, five slices of buttered garlic bread, a bowl of country gravy, a couple slices of onions, pickles, jalapeno peppers, ketchup, mustard, sliced tomato, one pot of thick coffee and a banana split.



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