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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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27 events for 25 June:

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    252 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of June 1767

    Composer Georg Philipp Telemann dies of a chest ailment at the age of 86 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    184 Years Ago Today Il Avait Résolu de s’en Défaire

    Thursday 25th of June 1835

    Painter Antoine-Jean Gros commits suicide by drowning at the age of 64 in Sèvres, Île-de-France, France.

    A note hidden in Gros' hat read: "Las de la vie, et trahi par les dernières facultés qui la lui rendaient supportable, il avait résolu de s’en défaire."


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    167 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of June 1852

    Architect Antoni Gaudí aka God's Architect is born as Antoni Gaudí i Cornet in Reus, Catalonia, Spain.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of June 1875

    Double murderer Louis H. F. Wagner aka The Smuttynose Axe Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Maine, United States.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of June 1894

    57-year-old Sadi Marie François Carnot is stabbed to death by anarchist and assassin Sante Geronimo Caserio in Parc de la Tête d'or, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    116 Years Ago Today He Was Not on an Animal Farm

    Thursday 25th of June 1903

    Writer George Orwell is born as Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bihar, India.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of June 1923

    14-year-old Ernst Ehrenberg is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 4, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    Ehrenberg was the son of Haarmann's neighbour.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of June 1924

    Film director Sidney Arthur Lumet is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of June 1933

    American Civil Rights Movement figure James Howard Meredith known for becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of June 1940

    Physician and psychologist Wilhelm Stekel commits suicide by an overdose of Aspirin at the age of 72 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Stekel wanted to end the pain of his prostate and diabetic gangrene.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of June 1941

    The Soviet Union unleashes a major air offensive against 18 cities with 460 planes, mainly striking airfields but seriously damaging civilian targets as well in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland.

    As a result Finland declares war on Russia.


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    77 Years Ago Today Came His Final Blackout

    Thursday 25th of June 1942

    Serial killer Gordon Frederick Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    74 Years Ago Today She Was Not So Vain

    Monday 25th of June 1945

    Singer-songwriter Carly Elisabeth Simon is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today He Moved to the Badlands

    Thursday 25th of June 1959

    Spree killer Charles Raymond Starkweather aka Little Red is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 21 in Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of June 1960

    19-year-old Gerhard Habel is shot dead by serial killer Peter Hößl aka Der Wochenendmörder in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of June 1964

    Furniture designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of June 1979

    Start of the trial against 33-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness for the Chi-Omega murders in Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of June 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Diagonal - 1', 'Diagonal - 2' with Ria Pacquée and 'Installation - 4' in Galerie Diagonale, Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris, XIVe, Île-de-France, France.

    I was laying with my back naked in the middle of the room. Ria Pacquée spray-painted a diagonal through the space and over my back. Then she removed the paint from my back with sandpaper. On the floor I wrote: “I don’t belong here”.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of June 1984

    Philosopher Michel Paul Foucault dies of AIDS at the age of 58 in Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Boulevard de l'Hôpital, Paris, XIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of June 1985

    Psychotic murderer Morris Odell Mason aka The Killer for the Eastern Shore is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Virginia State Penitentiary, Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of June 1985

    Murderer Charles Milton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of June 1990

    Mass murderer Ronald Gene Simmons is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Cummins Unit, Varner, Arkansas, United States.

    Simmons killed 16 relatives over a week-long period in 1987.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of June 1997

    Murderer William Lyle Woratzeck is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of June 2002

    Mass murderer Robert Otis Coulson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Coulson killed five members of his family in Houston on 13 November 1992 and set the house on fire.


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    13 Years Ago Today Werd het Banket Aangebrand

    Sunday 25th of June 2006

    Bartholomeus van der Helst's 'Schuttersmaaltijd ter viering van de Vrede van Münster' is splashed with lighter fuel and set on fire by 69-year-old Serial art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Rijksmuseum, Museumplein, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    10 Years Ago Today He Stopped Because He Had Enough

    Thursday 25th of June 2009

    Singer-songwriter and actor Michael Joseph Jackson aka The King of Pop dies of an overdose of propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines: lorazepam and midazolam at the age of 51 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    4 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of June 2015

    Actor Patrick Daniel Macnee aka John Steed known from The Avengers dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in Rancho Mirage, California, United States.



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