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34th year  -  N° 204                 Tuesday, 23 July 2019         Antwerpen		
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25 events for 6 January:

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    607 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of January 1412

    Heroine Jeanne d'Arc aka La Pucelle d'Orléans is born in Ferme de Jacques d'Arc, Domrémy, Lorraine, France.

    This is an educated guess, some scholars suggest that her actual birthdate is the 7th.


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    479 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of January 1540

    49-year-old King of England Henry VIII of England marries 25-year-old Anna von Kleve in Palace of Placentia, London, Greenwich, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    It was not long before Henry wished to annul the marriage so he could marry another. Anna did not argue, and confirmed that the marriage had never been consummated.


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    167 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of January 1852

    Inventor Louis Braille dies of tuberculosis at the age of 43 in Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    147 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of January 1872

    Pianist and composer Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    135 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of January 1884

    Biologist and Augustinian friar Gregor Johann Mendel dies of chronic nephritis at the age of 62 in Brno, Moravia, Czechoslovakia.


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    100 Years Ago Today James Put Out the Light

    Monday 6th of January 1919

    26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt aka Teddy dies after a blood clot had detached from a vein and traveled to his lungs at the age of 61 in Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, Cove Neck, New York, United States.

    Roosevelt's last words were "Please put out that light, James" to his family servant James Amos.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of January 1938

    Singer and actor Adriano Celentano is born in Via Gluck 14, Milano, Lombardia, Italy.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of January 1946

    Musician Syd Roger Keith Barrett known from Pink Floyd is born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of January 1950

    Double murderer Daniel Raven is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    On 10 October 1949 he killed his wealthy in-laws, 49-year-old Leopold Goodman and his 47-year-old wife Esther by beating with the heavy base of a television aerial in Edgware, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of January 1955

    Actor Rowan Sebastian Atkinson known as Mr. Bean is born in Consett, Durham, United Kingdom.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of January 1960

    Mass murderer Julian Andrew Frank detonates a bomb on National Airlines Flight 2511 at the age of 33 in W Ridge Road, Bolivia, North Carolina, United States.

    Frank had taken a life insurance for almost one million dollars, payable to his wife, to take care of a money deal that went wrong. His body was eventually found sixteen miles away at a place called Snow's Marsh west of the Cape Fear River. An autopsy showed that he had been fatally injured by a dynamite explosion originating either in his lap or (more likely) immediately under his seat. All other 33 on board were killed as well.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of January 1965

    31-year-old Self-trepanation pioneer Bart Hugo Huges performs a self-trepanation with a Black & Decker power drill, a surgical knife and a hypodermic syringe for local anesthetic in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of January 1967

    Over 100 Roman Catholic pilgrims die in bus collision and crash into a ravine in Taal, Batangas, Philippines.

    57 buses were in a convoy traveling to Ternate to celebrate the Feast of Epiphany when the 9th bus' brakes failed and rammed the bus ahead.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of January 1972

    45-year-old Serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire is arrested in Siemianowice Śląskie, Województwo Sląskie, Poland.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of January 1975

    Mary Rudolph is assaulted by serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker in Dumont, New Jersey, United States.

    Kallinger's son Michael also takes part in the attack.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of January 1976

    20-year-old Françoise Jakubowska is battered, shot and stabbed to death by serial killer Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre in Villers-Saint-Paul, Oise, France.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of January 1982

    Start of the trial against 24-year-old Serial killer Wayne Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of January 1986

    61-year-old Double murderer John Dale Cavaness aka Doc is sentenced to death for the murder of his 22 year old son Sean on 13 December 1984 in a scheme to collect $148,000 in insurance benefits in St. Louis County Circuit Court, 7900 Carondelet Avenue, Clayton, Missouri, United States.

    He also killed his 22 year old son Mark Dale on 7 April 1977. At the time Cavaness collected $40,000 on an insurance policy on Mark`s life.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of January 1986

    77-year-old Andrée Ladam is tortured and killed by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in Rue Baillou, Paris, XIVe, Île-de-France, France.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of January 1989

    Rapist and murderer George C. Mercer aka Tiny is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Missouri State Penitentiary aka The Walls, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.

    Mercer became the first person to be executed in Missouri since 1965. His execution was carried out in the former gas chamber which was converted to use lethal injection.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of January 1993

    Ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev dies of cardiac complications due to AIDS at the age of 55 in Hôpital Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours, 4, rue Kléber, Levallois-Perret, Île-de-France, France.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of January 1993

    Musician and bandleader Dizzy John Birks Gillespie dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 6th of January 2002

    With AMVK for a winter walk near the Fortress in Fort van Oelegem, Oelegem, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    15 Years Ago Today There Was a no Tobacco Policy

    Tuesday 6th of January 2004

    Multiple murderer Ynobe Katron Matthews is executed by lethal injection at the age of 28 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Matthews' last meal request was for three pieces of fried chicken, one pork chop, two pieces of fried fish, strawberry ice cream, a six-pack of Coke and a pack of Newport cigarettes. The request for the cigarettes was denied because of a 'no tobacco policy'.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of January 2004

    Murderer Charles Laverne Singleton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Cummins Unit, Varner, Arkansas, United States.



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