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35th year  -  N° 217                 Tuesday, 4 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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25 events for 13 June:

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    159 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of June 1861

    Would-be assassin Richard Lawrence known for attempting to shoot President Andrew Jackson dies of unknown causes at the age of 61 in St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

    On 30 january 1835 Lawrence drew his pistol at President Andrew Jackson but his pistol - as well as a second one - misfired.


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    155 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of June 1865

    Poet William Butler Yeats aka W. B. Yeats is born in Sandymount, Leinster, Ireland.


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    134 Years Ago Today He Was Floating

    Sunday 13th of June 1886

    King of Bavaria Otto Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig II aka Der Märchenkönig dies of drowning at the age of 41 in Starnberger See, Berg, Bayern, Germany.

    Ludwig II took a walk with Professor Bernhard von Gudden, several hours later their bodies were found floating dead in the lake.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of June 1910

    Moralist campaigner Mary Constance Whitehouse is born as Constance Mary Hutcheson in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of June 1935

    Artist Javacheff Vladimirov Christo is born as Hristo Yavashev in Gabrovo, Gabrovo, Bulgaria.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of June 1942

    14-year-old Serial killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More is arrested after committing over 50 thrill-burglaries in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States.

    Heirens was sent to the Gibault Correctional School for Catholic Boys.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of June 1943

    Actor Malcolm McDowell is born as Malcolm John Taylor in Horsforth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of June 1949

    Founder and main organizer of the Paris-Dakar rally Thierry Sabine is born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of June 1969

    Clarence 13X aka The Father is assassinated by three unidentified assailants at the age of 41 in New York, Harlem, New York, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of June 1976

    16-year-old William Billy Carrol is strangled by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of June 1983

    17-year-old Cindy Paulson is held captive, tortured, raped and sexually assaulted by serial killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

    Paulson saw a chance to escape when Hansen was busy loading his airplane's cockpit.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of June 1983

    32-year-old Serial killer Gerald Eugene Stano aka Blind Fury is sentenced to death for two murders in 251 N Ridgewood Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of June 1984

    17-year-old Wendy Lynn Baribeault is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler in Lisbon, Connecticut, United States.


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    35 Years Ago Today He Was Protesting Environmental Pollution

    Thursday 13th of June 1985

    The painting 'King Philip IV of Spain' by Peter Paul Rubens is destroyed by arson in Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

    The fire reduced the work to ashes, leaving only its Baroque frame. An unidentified man was arrested and said his reason for destroying this priceless work was to protest environmental pollution.


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    35 Years Ago Today The Bomb Did not Explode

    Thursday 13th of June 1985

    43-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber mails Bomb #9 to the Auburn Fabrication Division of the Boeing Company in Auburn, Washington in Oakland, California, United States.

    The bomb was not addressed to anyone so it sat for a while in the mail room. It was eventually partially opened by mail room employees who discovered the enclosed device. The bomb did not explode.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of June 1986

    27-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Ik Daag U Uit' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK at the Anti-Chambres exhibition in Fabriek voor Entartete Kunst, Drongensesteenweg 281, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    I was locked in an iron cage. While AMVK read a text about willpower, I pulled myself forward with the cage by a rope. The sound of the iron cage dragging across the floor was electronically amplified.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of June 1986

    Musician and bandleader Benny Benjamin David Goodman aka The King of Swing dies of a heart attack at the age of 77 in Manhattan House, 200 East 66th Street, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of June 1995

    Tenth bomb attack by 46-year-old Xenophobic serial bomber Franz Fuchs in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

    Fuchs' bomb injured politician Thomas Rother.


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    23 Years Ago Today He Leaned His Head Down a Little Bit

    Friday 13th of June 1997

    Murderer Michael Eugene Elkins is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Broad River Correctional Institution, Columbia, South Carolina, United States.

    Because Elkins' body had become swollen from liver and spleen problems it took nearly an hour to find a suitable vein for the insertion of the catheter. Elkins tried to assist the executioners asking "Should I lean my head down a little bit?" as they probed for a vein. After numerous failures a usable vein was finally found in Elkins' neck.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of June 1998

    64-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is transferred back after serving time in Pelican Bay State Prison for peddling drugs to fellow inmates in Corcoran State Prison, Corcoran, California, United States.


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    19 Years Ago Today He Got Out of There

    Wednesday 13th of June 2001

    Triple murderer John Leslie Wheat is executed by lethal injection at the age of 57 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    At his execution Wheat uttered a Vietnamese word that prison officials said means "let's get out of here."


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of June 2002

    Murderer Daniel Earl Reneau is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 13th of June 2002

    A forbidden photo during the trial of an artist against a Museum for Contemporary Art in Assisenhof, Britselei 55-57, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of June 2003

    Triple murderer Joseph L. Trueblood is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Indiana State Prison, 1 Park Row, Michigan City, Indiana, United States.


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    3 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of June 2017

    Actress, artist, model and muse of the Rolling Stones Anita Pallenberg dies of complications from hepatitis C at the age of 75 in Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom.



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