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35th year  -  N° 217                 Tuesday, 4 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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35 events for 6 June:

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    421 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of June 1599

    Painter Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is born in Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain.


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    265 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of June 1755

    America's first spy Nathan Hale is born in Coventry, Connecticut, United States.


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    221 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of June 1799

    Poet and writer Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    157 Years Ago Today He Said Adieu in this World

    Saturday 6th of June 1863

    Ship's captain George William Harper commits suicide by drowning at the age of 44 in County Cork, Munster, Ireland.

    Upon Harper's body a photograph and a letter were found, the photograph was of a young lady, the letter read "Through what I have been accused of I have been driven to commit this dreadful act. Adieu from me in this world".


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    152 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 1868

    Arctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott is born in Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.


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    145 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of June 1875

    Writer, social critic and philanthropist Thomas Paul Mann is born in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of June 1886

    Actor Tyler Brooke is born as Victor Hugo de Bierre in New York City, New York, United States.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of June 1917

    Sex killer Neville Clevely Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo is born in Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 1931

    Mass murderer Richard Eugene Hickock aka In Cold Blood is born in Kansas City, Kansas, United States.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of June 1934

    6th King of Belgium Albert II is born as Felix Humbert Theodoor Christiaan Eugène Marie Albert in Château du Stuyvenberg, Brussel, Laeken, Brabant, Belgium.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of June 1937

    35-year-old Rose Wallace is found hacked to death by unidentified serial killer Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run aka Cleveland Torso Murderer in Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

    The body was decapitated and missing a rib.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of June 1941

    Cop killer IJje Wijkstra dies of tuberculosis at the age of 46 in Rijkskrankzinnigengesticht, Woensel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of June 1941

    Racer and automobile manufacterer Louis-Joseph Chevrolet dies of unknown causes at the age of 63 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of June 1945

    Serial killer Arthur John Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer is born in Kittery, Maine, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today Il Éteignait la Lumière

    Sunday 6th of June 1948

    Film pioneer Louis Jean Lumière dies of unknown causes at the age of 84 in Bandol, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of June 1957

    Victim of David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam Stacy Robin Moskowitz is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 1959

    Rapist and murderer John Albert Taylor is born in Ogden, Utah, United States.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of June 1961

    Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung dies of unknown causes at the age of 86 in Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland.


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    58 Years Ago Today He Turned Blue

    Wednesday 6th of June 1962

    Artist Yves Klein known for his International Klein Blue dies of a heart attack at the age of 34 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of June 1966

    33-year-old American Civil Rights Movement figure James Howard Meredith known for becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi is shot at by Aubrey James Norvell in an assassination attempt during the civil rights March Against Fear in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of June 1968

    Politician Robert Francis 'Bobby' Kennedy dies of brain damage due to bullets fired by 24-year-old Sirhan Bashira Sirhan outside the Ambassador Hotel the day before at the age of 43 in Good Samaritan Hospital, 1125 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of June 1976

    Industrialist Jean Paul Getty aka The Richest Living American dies of heart failure at the age of 84 in Sutton Place, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 1981

    500 to 800 die in passenger train derailment in Baghmati River, Badlaghat, Bihar, India.

    The train plunged into the river Bagmati while it was crossing a bridge. Probable cause of the accident was a brake failure while trying to avoid hitting a water buffalo.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 1981

    30-year-old Giovanni Foggi and 21-year-old Carmela De Nuccio are shot dead and stabbed by Unidentified serial killer Il Mostro di Firenze in Scandicci, Toscana, Italy.

    De Nuccio's body was pulled out of the car and the killer cut out her pubic area with a notched knife.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of June 1983

    17-year-old Ruth Grunert is attacked and raped by serial killer Thomas Rath aka Der Moormörder in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of June 1985

    Serial killer Leonard Thomas Lake aka The Eye of Evil commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 39 in Kaiser Permanente Hospital, 1200 El Camino Real, San Francisco, California, United States.

    Lake had been arrested for theft four days earlier and swallowed a cyanide capsule from a secret niche in his belt buckle. When the police searched his house in Wilseyville they found pictures and videotapes depicting a career of violence, pornography and murder. His accomplice Charles Chitat Ng escaped to Canada.


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    31 Years Ago Today He Kept the Hands

    Tuesday 6th of June 1989

    5-year-old Ayako Nomoto is abducted, strangled and partly eaten by serial killer, cannibal and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer in Tokyo, Ariake, Kantō, Japan.

    Miyazaki spent the next two days engaging in sexual acts with the corpse, taking pictures of it in various positions and filming it. When the body began to decompose Miyazaki dismembered it, abandoning the torso in a cemetery and the head in the nearby hills. He kept the hands, from which he drank blood and ate part of them.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of June 1990

    39-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Susanne Albrecht is arrested in Rosenbecker Straße 3, Berlin, Marzahn, Berlin, Germany.

    Albrecht was found living as a housewife under the name Becker. Albrecht was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment by the upper state court in Stuttgart but she was paroled in 1996.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of June 1994

    160 die in China Northwest Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M Flight 2303 crash in Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Xi'an, Shanxi, China.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of June 1997

    Ku-Klux-Klan member and murderer Henry Francis Hays is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 43 in Holman Correctional Facility, Ross Road, Atmore, Alabama, United States.

    Hays is the only known Ku-Klux-Klan member to have been executed in the 20th century for the murder of an African American.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of June 1999

    Mass murderer Sa'eed Qashash is executed by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 20 in Swaqa Prison, Swaqa, Amman Governate, Jordan.

    Qashash was sentenced in November for shooting dead a school friend and 11 relatives including his parents and two toddlers.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 6th of June 2003

    Leftover lonely plates after the opening of new offices in NICC, Museumstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of June 2005

    Actress Anne Bancroft dies of uterine cancer at the age of 74 in Mount Sinai Hospital, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of June 2006

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


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 2009

    50-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Yves Klein was Never in Art Ghraib' and 'A Chance Meeting of Yves Klein and Gordon Matta-Clark on the Gold Plated Corpse of James Lee Byars' at Momentum #4 Festival in Bains Connective, Berthelotstraat 34, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

    I filled golden paper bags alternately with earth from my hole and ‘Yves Klein’ blue paint, and tied them to a piece of canvas. Then I hoisted the canvas up so the bags formed a figure. I hoisted myself up upside down and pulled at a rope until I was hanging at a distance away from the canvas, let go and swirled like a projectile against the canvas which made the bags tear and the earth and the paint were mixed and spattered around.



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