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34th year  -  N° 348                 Saturday, 14 December 2019         Antwerpen		
I Don't See Anything that I Want




33 events for 15 July:

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    638 Years Ago Today His Quarters Traveled

    Sunday 15th of July 1381

    Lollard priest John Ball known for the Peasants’ Revolt is executed by hanging, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II at the age of 43 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

    Ball's head was displayed stuck on a pike on London Bridge and the quarters of his body were displayed at four different towns.


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    413 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of July 1606

    Painter and printmaker Rembrandt is born as Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn in Weddesteeg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    393 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of July 1626

    Artist's model and first wife of Peter Paul Rubens Isabella Brant dies of bubonic plague at the age of 35 in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    127 Years Ago Today War Er Kein Technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

    Friday 15th of July 1892

    Philosopher Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin is born in Berlin, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of July 1904

    Writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov dies of tuberculosis at the age of 44 in Badenweiler, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    Chekhov's body was transported to Moscow in a refrigerated railway car meant for oysters.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of July 1906

    Murderer Alfred William Bayly is born in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of July 1908

    Victim of Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter Maria Hettgen is born in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of July 1912

    Kidnapper and murderess Bonnie Emily Brown Heady is born in Burlington Junction, Missouri, United States.


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    100 Years Ago Today She Was Not Under the Net

    Tuesday 15th of July 1919

    Writer Iris Jean Murdoch is born in Blessington Street, Dublin, Phibsborough, Leinster, Ireland.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of July 1929

    Poet and writer Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann von Hofmannsthal dies of a stroke at the age of 55 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

    Hofmannsthal died shortly after attending the funeral of his son Franz who committed suicide two days before.


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    89 Years Ago Today He Was Constructed

    Tuesday 15th of July 1930

    Philosopher Jacques Jackie Élie Derrida aka The Father of Deconstructionism is born in El Biar, Wilāya Al Ǧazāʾir, Algeria.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of July 1936

    Murderess Charlotte Bryant is executed by hanging by Thomas Pierrepoint at the age of 32 in Exeter Prison, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of July 1937

    Mass murderer Robert Raymond Cook is born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of July 1940

    Mass murderer Ronald Gene Simmons is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today They Spent the Night Together

    Sunday 15th of July 1945

    Norene Lauer is bound, gagged, molested and robbed by serial killer Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer in Sunshine Canyon, Boulder, Colorado, United States.

    Glatman tied her up and they spent the night together in his car. He let her go the next day and was identified and arrested the day after.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of July 1952

    Victim of Timothy Spencer aka The Southside Strangler Debbie Ann Dudley Davis is born in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of July 1952

    Musician Johnny Thunders known from The New York Dolls is born as John Anthony Genzale in New York, Queens, New York, United States.


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    66 Years Ago Today His Nose Itched for a Short While

    Wednesday 15th of July 1953

    Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place is executed by hanging at the age of 54 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    After being pinioned for execution, Christie complained that his nose itched. Executioner Albert Pierrepoint assured him that "It won't bother you for long".


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of July 1956

    Musician Marky Ramone is born as Marc Steven Bell in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today His Parents Danced to the Radio

    Sunday 15th of July 1956

    Musician Ian Kevin Curtis known from Joy Division is born in Old Trafford Memorial Hospital, 226 Seymour Grove, Stretford, Lancashire, United Kingdom.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of July 1958

    Spree killer Christian Dornier is born in Baume-les-Dames, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of July 1958

    Mother of John Lennon Julia Lennon is knocked down and killed by learner-driver PC Eric Clague in a Standard Vanguard car at the age of 44 in Menlove Avenue, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

    Lennon's body landed about 30m from where she had been hit.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of July 1959

    53-year-old Art vandal Walter Menzl is sentenced to three years imprisonment and a 800.000,- DM fine for the acid attack on Peter Paul Rubens'Der Höllensturz der Verdammten' on 26 February 1959 in Alte Pinakothek, München, Bayern, Germany.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of July 1965

    Spree killer Barend Hendrik Strydom aka Wit Wolf known for the Strijdom Square Massacre is born in Wenen, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of July 1971

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Petra Schelm is shot dead by the police after escaping from a road-block at the age of 21 in Reineckestraße, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

    Schelm's companion Werner Hoppe was arrested minutes later. Schelm was the first member of the Rote Armee Fraktion to be killed by the German police.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of July 1971

    46-year-old Artist Jean Tinguely marries 41-year-old Niki de Saint Phalle in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of July 1971

    Murderer Ponchai Kamau Wilkerson is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today She Kept Channel 40's Policy of Bringing Blood and Guts

    Monday 15th of July 1974

    News reporter Christine Chubbuck commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 30 in WXLT-TV, Sarasota, Florida, United States.

    Chubbuck was doing a live newscast during her Suncoast Digest show and said "In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: an attempted suicide" and shot herself behind the left ear. Chubbuck was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead fourteen hours later.


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    29 Years Ago Today Bambi Ran

    Sunday 15th of July 1990

    32-year-old Murderess Laurie Lawrencia Bembenek aka Run, Bambi, Run escapes from prison with the help of her fiancé Nick Gugliatto in Taycheedah Correctional Institution, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States.

    Bembenek's escape ignited the slogan 'Run, Bambi, Run'. They fled to Thunder Bay, Ontario and spent three months as fugitives before being apprehended.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of July 1991

    24-year-old Oliver Lacy aka Birdie is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    Earlier that day Dahmer was fired from his job at the Ambrosia Chocolate Co. for chronic absenteism.


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    22 Years Ago Today His Death Was in the Papers

    Tuesday 15th of July 1997

    51-year-old Gianni Giovanni Maria Versace is shot dead by serial killer Andrew Cunanan aka American Gigolo/American Psycho in Casa Casuarina, Miami Beach, Florida, United States.

    Usually Versace would have an assistant walk from his home to the coffee shop to get his morning papers but on this occasion he decided to go in person.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 15th of July 2003

    Weird things to see around and in Muzium Negara, Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of July 2010

    Mass murderer Seth Stephen Privacky is shot and killed during a failed prison escape attempt at the age of 30 in Kinross Correctional Facility, Kincheloe, Michigan, United States.

    Privacky and two other inmates overpowered the driver of a facilities semi-truck and tried to drive it through the double fence. Guards from the prison quickly apprehended two of the inmates but Privacky tried to flee the truck once it stopped and was shot.



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