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35th year  -  N° 217                 Tuesday, 4 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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35 events for 20 June:

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    201 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of June 1819

    Composer Jacques Offenbach is born in Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    167 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of June 1853

    Victim of Jean-Baptiste Troppmann aka Le Massacreur de Pantin Gustave Kinck is born in Tourcoing, Hauts de France, France.


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    137 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of June 1883

    Composer Giannotto Bastianelli is born in Fiesole, Toscana, Italy.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of June 1887

    Dada artist Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters is born in Rumannstraße 2, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of June 1893

    33-year-old Presumed axe murderess Lizzie Lizbeth Andrew Borden is acquitted in the axe-murder trial about her father and stepmother's death in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of June 1899

    Hero of the French Résistance Jean Moulin aka Joseph Jean Mercier is born in Béziers, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of June 1900

    German Diplomat Clemens August von Ketteler is shot dead in the street by Manchu Hushenying bannerman captain En Hai at the age of 47 in Beijing, Xi Zong Bu Hutong, Hebei, China.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of June 1906

    Kidnapper and murderer Thomas Harold Thurmond is born in Lodi, California, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of June 1909

    Actor Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn is born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of June 1912

    Anarchist writer and feminist Voltairine de Cleyre dies of septic meningitis at the age of 46 in St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital, Leavitt and Thomas Streets, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of June 1919

    150 die in Teatro Yagüez fire in Teatro Yagüez, Calle McKinley, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of June 1924

    Murderer William B. Ward is executed by hanging at the age of 38 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of June 1925

    Most decorated American soldier of WWII Audie Leon Murphy is born in Kingston, Texas, United States.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of June 1928

    Président d'honneur du Front National Jean-Marie Le Pen is born in La Trinité-sur-Mer, Bretagne, France.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of June 1928

    Actor Martin Landau known from Mission: Impossible is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 20th of June 1929

    Robert Warnke is beaten to death by serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

    "I'll kill the first man that bothers me," Panzram told the warden upon entering the prison. That man happened to be prison laundry foreman Warnke.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of June 1930

    39-year-old Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder tries to commit suicide by eating a plate of poisonous-rottened beans and cutting an artery in his leg in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 20th of June 1934

    The body of 46-year-old First wife of Hermann Göring Carin Axelina Hulda Fock who died 3 years earlier is transferred from Lovö, Sweden to a new mausoleum in Carinhall, Groß Dölln, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of June 1942

    Paul Léon Braunberger is murdered by doctor and serial killer Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer in 21 Rue Le Sueur, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    78 Years Ago Today He Was Made for These Times

    Saturday 20th of June 1942

    Musician Brian Douglas Wilson known from The Beach Boys is born in Centinela Hospital, 555 E Hardy Street, Inglewood, California, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of June 1947

    Mobster Bugsy Benjamin Siegel is riddled with bullets by persons unknown at the age of 41 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

    Although descriptions said that Siegel was shot in the eye, he was actually hit twice on the right side of his head. The death scene and postmortem photographs show that one shot penetrated his right cheek and exited through the left side of his neck; the other struck the right bridge of his nose where it met the right eye socket. The pressure created by the bullet passing through Siegel's skull blew his left eye out of its socket. Siegel was hit by several other bullets including shots through his lungs.


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    58 Years Ago Today He Was Nearer My God to Thee

    Wednesday 20th of June 1962

    Murderer Marthinus Rossouw is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in Pretoria Central Prison, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

    Rossouw was led away to the gallows singing Nearer my God to Thee.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 20th of June 1969

    Wiener Aktionist Rudolf Schwarzkogler is found dead under the window of his flat at the age of 29 in Werdertorgasse, Wien, Wien, Austria.

    Whether Schwarzkogler's death was an accident or suicide was never established.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 20th of June 1976

    33-year-old Accomplice of spree killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red Caril Ann Fugate is paroled after 17 years imprisonment in Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, York, Nebraska, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today His Double Fantasy Failed

    Monday 20th of June 1977

    22-year-old Murderer Mark David Chapman aka The Man Who Shot John Lennon tries to commit suicide by carbon monoxide asphyxiation in Kailua, Hawaii, United States.

    Chapman connected a hose to his car's exhaust pipe, but the hose melted and the attempt failed.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 20th of June 1981

    34-year-old James L. Churchill is stabbed to death by serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate in Rock Island, Illinois, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of June 1983

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 25th concert at the Equinox Event in Musician's Co-op, Gloucester Avenue 42, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Also played: RamlehDogs Blood OrderDeath & Beauty FoundationJill WestwoodAKEPureKrank


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Monday 20th of June 1988

    Start of the trial against 45-year-old Serial killer Gary Michael Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer in City Hall, Room 653, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of June 1989

    11-year-old Alexey Moiseev is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Kolchugino, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

    Moiseev's body was found on 6 September 1989.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of June 1995

    Philosopher Emil Mihai Cioran dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 84 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of June 1995

    Multiple murderer Ronald Keith Allridge is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 20th of June 1995

    Murderer John W. Fearance is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today He Jumped the Other Wall

    Saturday 20th of June 1998

    Soldier Conrad Hans Schumann aka The First Man to Jump the Berlin Wall commits suicide by hanging at the age of 56 in Kipfenberg, Oberbayern, Germany.


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    14 Years Ago Today He Was a Dead Man Carried

    Tuesday 20th of June 2006

    Triple murderer Lamont D. Reese is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Reese had a final meal request of Beef or Chicken Fajitas w/cheese and & sour cream with jalapenos, beef and cheese enchiladas with jalapenos and salsa, bacon cheeseburger with the works & jalapenos (small combination), pizza with jalapenos & everything, chicken salad with ranch dressing & jalapenos, soft beef taco's & salsa, fried chicken with ketchup & hot sauce. Reese had to be carried to the death chamber, refusing to walk there. "I want everyone to know I did not walk to this because this is straight-up murder. I am not going to play a part in my own murder. No one should have to do that."



  • 8 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 20th of June 2012

    Greenery on our rooftop terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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