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35th year  -  N° 197                 Wednesday, 15 July 2020         Antwerpen		
Through the Night Softly




26 events for 16 June:

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    137 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of June 1883

    183 children die in Victoria Hall stampede in Victoria Hall, Toward Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.

    At the end of the show an announcement was made that children with certain numbered tickets would be presented with a prize upon exit. At the same time entertainers began distributing gifts from the stage to the children in the stalls. Worried about missing out on the treats, many of the estimated 1.100 children in the gallery stampeded toward the staircase leading downstairs. With the compressive asphyxia of 183 children between 3 and 14 years old the disaster is the worst of its kind in British history.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of June 1890

    Actor Stan Laurel known from Laurel and Hardy is born as Arthur Stanley Jefferson in 3 Argyle Street, Ulverston, Lancashire, United Kingdom.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of June 1904

    22-year-old Poet and writer James Augustine Aloysius Joyce has the first date with his future wife Nora Barnacle in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.

    In Joyce's epic novel 'Ulysses' all the events happen on this day, named 'Bloomsday' 50 years after its publication.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of June 1920

    Black circus workers and presumed rapists Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie are taken from jail and lynched by a white mob of thousands in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.

    Rumors had circulated that six African Americans had raped and robbed 19-year-old Irene Tusken. A physician's examination of Tusken subsequently found no physical evidence of rape.


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    100 Years Ago Today He Wasn't Black

    Wednesday 16th of June 1920

    Journalist and writer John Howard Griffin known for Black Like Me is born in Dallas, Texas, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of June 1923

    Mobster and crime boss Joseph Anthony 'Joe' Colombo is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today It Gave Him Fun

    Saturday 16th of June 1923

    An unidentified man is murdered ‘for the fun it gave me’ by 32-year-old Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder in Kingston, New York, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of June 1925

    Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl is born in Grodnau, Burgenland, Austria.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of June 1935

    Pop artist Jim Dine is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of June 1937

    Writer Erich Wolf Segal known for his bestselling novel Love Story is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of June 1959

    Actor George Reeves known from Adventures of Superman commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 45 in 1579 Benedict Canyon Drive, Benedict Canyon, California, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of June 1963

    26-year-old Cosmonaut Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova known for becoming the first woman in Space happens to be the first woman in space in a Vostok-6 in .

    Tereshkova spent three days in space, which was more than the combined time of all American astronauts in space then.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of June 1964

    12-year-old Keith Bennett is abducted and strangled by serial killers the Moors Murderers aka Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in Manchester, Longsight, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Bennett was buried on Saddleworth Moor and never found.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of June 1971

    Rapper Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac is born in New York, Harlem, New York, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of June 1972

    108 die in train derailment and collision in Tunnel de Vierzy, Vierzy, Aisne, France.

    The first train ran into a pile of rock and concrete. Minutes later a second train came into the tunnel from the opposite direction, colliding with the rubble and the first train.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of June 1976

    31-year-old Serial killer Dennis Andrew Nilsen aka Killing For Company has a gallstone removed by Dr. Kirk in Willesden General Hospital, London, Brent, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of June 1977

    Rocket engineer and space architect Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 65 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of June 1987

    Double murderer Jimmy C. Wingo is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 35 in Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, Louisiana, United States.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of June 1990

    Murderess Gertrude Baniszewski aka Gertrude Wright dies of lung cancer at the age of 61 in Laurel, Iowa, United States.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of June 1991

    15-year-old Leslie Erin Mahaffy is abducted, raped, abused and strangled by serial killer Paul Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

    Mahaffy's body was found dismembered and encased in concrete on 29 June 1991 in Lake Gibson near St. Catharines, Ontario. Videotapes discovered in the home of Bernardo and Homolka show that Mahaffy was held hostage for approximately 24 hours and repeatedly assaulted and sodomized.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of June 1997

    Murderer David Wayne Stoker is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of June 1997

    Doctor and serial killer Gerd Wenzinger aka The Havel Ripper commits suicide hanging in his cell at the age of 54 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

    Wenzinger was facing charges for killing 13 prostitutes in Berlin and Stuttgart, and sexually torturing many more in Germany and Brazil.


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    21 Years Ago Today He Was Hungry

    Wednesday 16th of June 1999

    Double murderer Michael Poland is executed by lethal injection at the age of 59 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    Just before the execution was to be carried out Poland requested for the prison guards bring him lunch after the execution as he made a large last meal request consisting of three fried eggs, sunny side up; four slices of bacon; order of hash browns; two slices of whole wheat toast, with two pats of real butter; two individual serving size boxes of Raisin Bran cereal; two cartons of milk and two cups of Tasters Choice coffee as he said that he was hungry.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of June 1999

    Musician David Edward Sutch aka Screaming Lord Sutch aka 3rd Earl of Harrow commits suicide by hanging at the age of 59 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.



  • 21 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 16th of June 1999

    The overturned van of an exhibition worker after driving off a dyke in Fort Asperen, Langendijk, Asperen, Gelderland, Netherlands.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of June 2006

    32-year-old Serial killer Alexander Yuryevich 'Sasha' Pichushkin aka The Chessboard Killer aka The Bitsa Park Maniac is arrested in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.



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