39th year  -  N° 200                 Thursday, 18 July 2024         Antwerpen		
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24 events for 18 June:

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    218 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of June 1806

    Poet Charlotte Stieglitz is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

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    127 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of June 1897

    13-year-old Jean-Pierre Laurent is killed and raped by serial killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est in Courzieu-la-Giraudière, Rhône-Alpes, France.

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    115 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of June 1909

    Murderer Adolph N. Nordstrom is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

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    96 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of June 1928

    Explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen disappears while flying on a rescue mission for crew members of the Italia aircraft at the age of 56 in Tromsø, Troms, Norway.

    Amundsen's team included Norwegian pilot Leif Dietrichson, French pilot René Guilbaud, and three more Frenchmen. It is believed that the plane crashed in fog in the Barents Sea and that Amundsen and his crew were killed in the crash, or died shortly afterward.

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    88 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of June 1936

    Writer and political activist Maxim Gorky dies of influenza at the age of 68 in Ryabushinsky Mansion, Malaya Nikitskaya Street 6, Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

    Speculation has long surrounded the circumstances of Gorky's death. He was probably murdered by kampher injections and digitaline-strychnine-poisoning by members of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs.

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    82 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of June 1942

    Singer-songwriter and musician Paul James McCartney known from The Beatles is born in Walton Hospital, Rice Lane, Liverpool, Walton, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

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    72 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of June 1952

    Actress and philantropist Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

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    71 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of June 1953

    129 die in United States Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II crash in Tachikawa Air Base, Tachikawa, Kantō, Japan.

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    61 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of June 1963

    Actor Pedro Armendáriz commits suicide by a shot in the chest at the age of 51 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Armendáriz learned that the cancer in his hips condition was terminal and had the gun smuggled into the hospital.

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    58 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of June 1966

    14-year-old Peter Frese is tortured by serial killer Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder in Luftschutzbunker, Heegerstraße 34, Langenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Frese managed to escape by burning through his bindings with a candle that Bartsch had left burning. His testimony led to the arrest of Bartsch three days later.

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    53 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of June 1971

    37-year-old Serial killer Juan Vallejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer suffers a mild heart attack in his prison cell in Yuba City, California, United States.

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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of June 1972

    118 die in British European Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C Flight 548 crash in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom.

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    46 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of June 1978

    19-year-old Steven Mark Hicks is bludgeoned and strangled by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in 4480 West Bath Road, Bath, Ohio, United States.

    Hicks' remains were pulverized and scattered in woodland behind Dahmer's childhood home.

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    42 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of June 1982

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 14th concert in Galerie Blanco, Pieter Potstraat 3, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    Also played: V-SideM.BryoEtat BrutAngstWaving Ondulata

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    34 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of June 1990

    Spree killer James Edward Pough aka Pop commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 42 in 7870 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

    Minutes before Pough walked into a General Motors Acceptance Corporation car loan office to buy a new car but decided to shoot 14 people, leaving 9 dead. The day before he shot and killed 30-year-old prostitute Doretta Drake and 39-year-old pimp Louis Carl Bacon.

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    31 Years Ago Today He Was Back in Business

    Friday 18th of June 1993

    51-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber mails Bomb #13 to Geneticist Charles Epstein of University of California, Sacramento, and Bomb #14 to Professor David Gelernter of Yale University, New Haven in Oakland, California, United States.

    Bomb #13 and #14 were the first ones sent after a six years break.

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    27 Years Ago Today He Waited in Heaven

    Wednesday 18th of June 1997

    Murderer Irineo Tristán Montoya is executed by lethal injection at the age of 30 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Montoya's last words were "Goodbye, I'll wait for you in heaven."

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    26 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of June 1998

    Multiple murderer Dennis Wayne Eaton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, Virginia, United States.

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    21 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of June 2003

    Murderer Ernest Martin is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 18th of June 2007

    Stuffing a suitcase with earth from my Hole for a performance in Lausanne in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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    14 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of June 2010

    Double murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner is executed by the firing squad at the age of 49 in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.

    Three days before, Gardner ate a last meal of steak, lobster tail, apple pie, vanilla ice cream and 7-Up before beginning a 48-hour fast while watching The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and reading Divine Justice.

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    4 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of June 2020

    Singer and entertainer Vera Margaret Lynn aka the Forces' Sweetheart dies of natural causes at the age of 103 in Ditchling, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

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    0 Years Ago Today He Contorted No More Times

    Tuesday 18th of June 2024

    Musician James Chance aka James White dies of deteriorating health at the age of 71 in New York City, New York, United States.

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    0 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of June 2024

    Actress Anouk Aimée dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 92 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

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