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35th year  -  N° 217                 Tuesday, 4 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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24 events for 15 June:

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    177 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of June 1843

    Composer Edvard Hagerup Grieg is born in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of June 1904

    1021 die in General Slocum passenger steamboat fire in East River, New York, New York, United States.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of June 1906

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Ernst Spiecker is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of June 1906

    Rexist and Belgian Waffen SS leader Léon Joseph Marie Ignace Degrelle is born in Bouillon, Luxembourg, Belgium.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of June 1914

    Soviet leader Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov is born in Stanitsa Nagutskaya, Stavropolsky Kray, Russia.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of June 1929

    Film director Herschell Gordon Lewis aka The Godfather of Gore is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of June 1938

    Expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 58 in Frauenkirch-Wildboden, Graubünden, Switzerland.

    Kirchner was in distress after the destruction of approximately 600 of his works by the Nazis because of 'degeneration'.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of June 1940

    49-year-old Biochemist Jack Cecil Drummond marries his 32-year-old secretary Anne Wilbraham in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of June 1943

    Singer-songwriter and musician Johnny Hallyday aka The French Elvis is born as Jean-Philippe Smet in Clinique Villa Marie-Louise, 3 Cité Malesherbes, Paris, IXe, Île-de-France, France.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of June 1943

    Call girl Xaviera Hollander aka The Happy Hooker is born as Vera de Vries in Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of June 1966

    55-year-old Maria Gomółka is beaten to death by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Będzin, Województwo Sląskie, Poland.

    On the same day Marchwicki also attacked Julianna Kozierska, she survived.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of June 1967

    40-year-old Zofia Kawka is beaten to death by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Będzin, Województwo Sląskie, Poland.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of June 1970

    An unidentified woman is assaulted by 19-year-old Serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen in Soest, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of June 1972

    38-year-old Journalist and leader of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ulrike Marie Meinhof is arrested in Walsroder Straße 11, Langenhagen, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    To make sure they have captured the feared terrorist they make an X-ray of Meinhof's  head, revealing a metal clip that was left behind during a brain-operation 10 years earlier.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of June 1973

    20-year-old Raymond Stanley Blackburn is abducted and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 2020 Lamar Drive, Pasadena, Texas, United States.

    Blackburn was buried by Eyler at Lake Sam Rayburn.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of June 1974

    The painting 'Adoration of the Magi' by Peter Paul Rubens is vandalised with two-foot-high letters IRA scratched on it in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today He Was Born Again in a Plastic Laundry Cart

    Sunday 15th of June 1975

    30-year-old Leading member of the 'Manson Family' Tex Charles Watson is born again and baptized by a student chaplain in a large plastic laundry cart outside the prison chapel in Folsom State Prison, Represa, Folsom, California, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of June 1982

    23-year-old Debra Smith Taylor is raped and strangled by serial killer Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler in Griswold, Connecticut, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of June 1983

    Two unidentified girls are abducted and sexually assaulted by 38-year-old Serial killer Christopher Bernard Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer in Boynton Beach, Florida, United States.


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    35 Years Ago Today The Worst Damage Was to the Face and Hair

    Saturday 15th of June 1985

    Rembrandt's painting 'Danaë' is attacked by 48-year-old Art vandal Bronius Maigys in State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.

    Maigys went into the Hermitage and headed to the Rembrandt’s painting hall, where he asked the keeper which of Rembrandt’s paintings was considered the most valuable — she replied that it was Danae, which was not for sale at all. Then Maygis went to Danae, pulled out a knife and a can of sulfuric acid from his jacket and stabbed the picture several times with a knife, falling into the thigh and abdomen of Danae.


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    26 Years Ago Today He Was Human

    Wednesday 15th of June 1994

    Murderer David Lawson is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 39 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

    Lawson, strapped into a wooden chair and wearing only white boxer shorts, a diaper and socks, began yelling after his executioners placed a leather mask over his face. His words were not clear through the double-paned windows of the death chamber but he seemed to scream "I'm human! I'm human!" as the airtight door to the room was clamped shut. 


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of June 1998

    Cop killer Johnny Dean Pyles is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 21 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 15th of June 1999

    A regiment of eyes waiting to be covered in Formaldehyde for my 'Dante's Inferno' installation in Fort Asperen, Langendijk, Asperen, Gelderland, Netherlands.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of June 2000

    Murderer Paul Selso Nuncio is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Nuncio broke into 61-year-old Pauline Crownover Farris' home through the back door and beat her until she was unrecognizable, then raped her and strangled her to death. He then stole two television sets, a stereo, a VCR and some jewelry. He was arrested almost a week after the murder after selling one of the TV's.



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