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34th year  -  N° 341                 Saturday, 7 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?




21 events for 16 June:

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    136 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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    129 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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    115 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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    99 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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    96 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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    96 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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    94 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of June 1925

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


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of June 1935

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


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    60 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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    56 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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    55 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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    48 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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    47 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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    43 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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    42 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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    29 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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    28 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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    22 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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    20 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.



  • 20 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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    13 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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