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35 events for 11 June:

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    515 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of June 1509

    18-year-old King of England Henry VIII of England marries 24-year-old Catalina de Aragón in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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    248 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of June 1776

    Painter John Constable is born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

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    160 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of June 1864

    Composer Richard Georg Strauss known for Der Rosenkavalier is born in München, Bayern, Germany.

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    136 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of June 1888

    Anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti is born in Villafalletto, Piemonte, Italy.

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    126 Years Ago Today He Spinned His First Disc

    Saturday 11th of June 1898

    47-year-old Inventor Emile Berliner known for developing the disc record gramophone makes the first wax-record, a precursor of the single and lp-records in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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    123 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of June 1901

    Seven sheep are found to be horribly butchered by 29-year-old Serial killer Ludwig Tessnow aka The Mad Carpenter in a field in Göhren, Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

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    121 Years Ago Today They Were Thrown Onto Piles of Garden Manure

    Thursday 11th of June 1903

    King of Serbia Alexander I is shot dead along Queen Draga Mašin by a mob of soldiers and civilians headed by the anti-monarchist colonel Dragutin Dimitriljevic Apis and Greek Orthodox militant Novak Perisic at the age of 27 in Stari Dvor, Beograd, Beograd, Serbia.

    King Alexander and Queen Draga were shot and their bodies mutilated and disemboweled and, according to eyewitness accounts, thrown from a second floor window of the palace onto piles of garden manure.

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    119 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of June 1905

    Kidnapper and murderer Richard Albert Loeb aka The Perfect Murderer is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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    104 Years Ago Today His Room Was Locked

    Friday 11th of June 1920

    Bridge player, tutor and womanizer Joseph Bowne Elwell is murdered with a gunshot to the head from a .45 automatic by persons unknown in his locked room at the age of 47 in 244 West 70th Street, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

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    96 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of June 1928

    Queen of Belgium Fabiola is born as Fabiola Fernanda María de las Victorias Antonia Adelaida de Mora y Aragón in Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

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    89 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of June 1935

    Actor Gene Wilder is born as Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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    70 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of June 1954

    Murderer George Edward Grammer is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Maryland State Penitentiary, East Madison Street, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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    69 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of June 1955

    22-year-old Serial killer Nestor Pirotte aka Le Tueur Fou is sentenced to death by a military court for beating to death his aunt Celina Debonny in Liège, Liège, Belgium.

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    69 Years Ago Today His Bonnet Was a Flying Guillotine

    Saturday 11th of June 1955

    84 die in Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR race car crash in Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France.

    49-year-old driver Pierre Levegh struck a protective dirt berm at 200 km/h, disintegrating and igniting his car, throwing him onto the track where he was instantly killed and sending large pieces of flaming debris including the engine block and hood cartwheeling over the berm and into the packed grandstand. The momentum of the heaviest components of the car – the engine, radiator and front suspension – hurtled straight on into the crowd for almost 100 metres, crushing all in their path. The bonnet lid scythed through the air, decapitating tightly jammed spectators like a guillotine.

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    61 Years Ago Today He Closed His Eyes and Moved Towards the Vision of the Buddha

    Tuesday 11th of June 1963

    Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 66 in Phan Đình Phùng Boulevard and Lê Văn Duyệt Street intersection, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, Vietnam.

    Đức's act was a protest against against the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam's Ngô Đình Diệm administration. "Before closing my eyes and moving towards the vision of the Buddha, I respectfully plead to President Ngô Đình Diệm to take a mind of compassion towards the people of the nation and implement religious equality to maintain the strength of the homeland eternally."

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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of June 1964

    Mass murderer Willi Walter Seifert aka Der Neue Hitler commits suicide by E605 poisoning at the age of 43 in Katholische Volksschule, Volkhovener Weg 209–211, Köln, Volkhoven, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Before Seifert attacked people at the school with a home-made flamethrower, a mace and a lance, killing eight students and two teachers and wounding twenty-two others. Seifert had crafted all of his weapons about two months prior to the attack. The lance was made from a broomstick and a triangular scraper, while he used a pump bracket to create the mace. His flamethrower was made from an insecticide sprayer with a wire netting attached to the nozzle and filled with a mixture of old motor oil and paint thinner.

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    59 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of June 1965

    Double murderer Clifford Holt Boggess is born in Brunswick, Georgia, United States.

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    50 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of June 1974

    19-year-old Georgann Hawkins is abducted and killed by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in University District, Seattle, Washington, United States.

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    47 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of June 1977

    49-year-old Assassin James Earl Ray aka The Man Who Shot Martin Luther King and six other convicts escape in Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Petros, Tennessee, United States.

    Ray and his fellow escapees were captured two days later.

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    45 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of June 1979

    Actor John Wayne dies of lung cancer at the age of 72 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of June 1980

    Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain aka The Dingo Baby is born in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.

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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of June 1980

    33-year-old Serial killer William George Bonin aka The Freeway Killer is arrested while sodimizing 17-year-old Harold Tate in his van in Monica Plaza Parking Lot, 5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, California, United States.

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    43 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of June 1981

    22-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs as 'David Mark Chapman', murderer of John Lennon in Pannenhuis, Hendrik Conscienceplein, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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    43 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of June 1981

    40-year-old Serial killer Marcel Henri Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre is sentenced to life-imprisonment in Cour d’Assises d’Oise, 20 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Beauvais, Oise, France.

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    43 Years Ago Today He Was Unable to Bite into Her Skin

    Thursday 11th of June 1981

    26-year-old Renee Hartevelt is shot dead, cut to pieces and partly eaten by murderer, cannibal and writer Issei Sagawa aka The Loving Cannibal in 10 Rue Erlanger, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Sagawa had sex with Hartevelt's corpse but was unable to bite into her skin, so he left the apartment and purchased a butcher knife. Sagawa ate various parts of her body, eating most of her breasts and face, saving other parts in his refrigerator. He also took photographs of Hartevelt at each eating stage.

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    42 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of June 1982

    31-year-old Brenda Kay Broadway is abducted, raped and strangled by multiple murderer Michael Sharp in Kermit, Texas, United States.

    Sharp also killed Broadway's 8-year-old daughter Christy Elms. 14-year-old Selena was also assaulted but managed to escape into the desert, naked and her arms tied behind her back.

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    41 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of June 1983

    47-year-old Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death is arrested by Texas Ranger Phil Ryan in Stoneburg, Texas, United States.

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    39 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of June 1985

    Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl dies of pneumonia at the age of 31 in Morris Township, New Jersey, United States.

    Quinlan spent 10 years in a persistent vegetative state due to an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol at a party.

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    30 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of June 1994

    24-year-old Spree killer Mattias Flink shoots and kills seven people with his AK 5 assault rifle and 150 rounds of 5.56×45mm NATO caliber ammunition in Falun, Dalarna, Sweden.

    The dead were 22-year-old Karin Alkstål, 20-year-old Therese Danielsson, 21-year-old Helle Jürgensen, 29-year-old Lena Mårdner-Nilsson, 22-year-old Jenny Österman, 35-year-old Maths Bragstedt and 26-year-old Johan Tollsten. Six victims were members of the Women's Auxiliary Services.

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    27 Years Ago Today It Was a Good Day to Die

    Wednesday 11th of June 1997

    Double murderer Earl Russell Behringer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Behringer's last meal request was for scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast, gravy, sausage and grape juice. Behringer's last words were: "It’s a good day to die. I walked in here like a man and I am leaving here like a man. I had a good life. I have known the love of a good woman, my wife. I have a good family. My grandmother is the pillar of the community."

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    26 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of June 1998

    Double murderer Clifford Holt Boggess is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    To prevent his body being buried anonymously in the prison cemetery Boggess arranged by mail to have a small-town Texas mortuary pick it up and cremate it. Then the ashes were mailed to England and a pen pal there would take them on to St. Remy France to scatter them at the monastery where Vincent Van Gogh had been committed for several years. Boggess paid for all this in advance with proceeds from the sale of his paintings.

  • 25 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 11th of June 1999

    Annemie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in a digital art installation at the Biennale in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

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    23 Years Ago Today He Was the Captain of His Soul

    Monday 11th of June 2001

    Terrorist Timothy James 'Tim' McVeigh aka The Oklahoma City Bomber is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States.

    McVeigh invited conductor and composer David Woodard to perform pre-requiem Mass music on the eve of his execution. McVeigh's last meal request was for two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream. McVeigh chose William Ernest Henley's poem 'Invictus' as his final statement.

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    21 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of June 2003

    Murderer Kia Levoy Johnson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Johnson's last meal request was for fried chicken, fried shrimp, fried catfish, french fries, onion rings, a double cheeseburger with grilled onions, a glass of strawberry juice and pecan pie.

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    10 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of June 2014

    44-year-old Spree killer Mattias Flink is released from prison in Anstalten Beateberg, Kassettvägen 1, Trångsund, Södermanland, Sweden.

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