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39th year  -  N° 64                 Monday, 4 March 2024         Antwerpen		
10 Minutes Before the Worm




28 events for 8 June:

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    1962 Years Ago Today Her Veins Were Opened

    Thursday 8th of June 0062

    Empress of Rome Claudia Octavia bound and her veins are opened in a traditional Roman suicide ritual at the age of 23 in Pandateria, Lazio, Italy.

    Octavia was suffocated in an exceedingly hot vapor bath. Octavia’s head was cut off and sent to Nero's second wife Poppaea.


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    1392 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of June 0632

    Prophet and founder of Islam Muhammad dies of Medinan fever exacerbated by physical and mental fatigue at the age of 62 in Medina, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia.


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    353 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of June 1671

    Composer Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni is born in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.


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    214 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of June 1810

    Romantic composer Robert Schumann is born in Robert-Schumann-Haus, Hauptmarkt 5, Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany.


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    179 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of June 1845

    7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson aka Old Hickory dies of chronic tuberculosis, dropsy and heart failure at the age of 78 in Hermitage Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.


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    157 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of June 1867

    Architect Frank Lloyd Lincoln Wright is born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of June 1900

    Murderess Lena Baker is born in Cuthbert, Georgia, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of June 1913

    Heroine of the women's suffrage movement Emily Wilding Davison dies due to a fractured skull and internal injuries after she was struck by King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby four days earlier at the age of 41 in Epsom Cottage Hospital, Alexandra Road, Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of June 1923

    Composer Karel Goeyvaerts is born in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of June 1927

    14-year-old Lola Cowan is strangled and raped by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of June 1931

    The body of 25-year-old Actress Starr Wyman Faithfull aka The Drowned Girl is found by beachcomber Daniel Moriarty, covered with over 100 injuries in Long Beach, New York, United States.

    Shortly after Faithfull's death her diary was found. It detailed her years of drug abuses and sexual encounters with 19 men, among them aristocrats from England.


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    84 Years Ago Today She Had no Boots for Walking

    Saturday 8th of June 1940

    Singer and actress Nancy Sandra Sinatra known for These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ is born in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 8th of June 1943

    American hero and mass murderer William Laws Calley known for the My Lay Massacre is born in Miami, Florida, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of June 1951

    SS-Obergruppenführer Oswald Ludwig Pohl is executed by hanging at the age of 59 in Kriegsverbrechergefängnis, Landsberg am Lech, Oberbayern, Germany.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of June 1959

    18-year-old Rita Walterspacher is raped and strangled by serial killer Heinrich Pommerenke aka The Beast of the Black Forest in Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 8th of June 1965

    33-year-old J.B. Sommer and 29-year-old R.A. Liem crash with their Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star jets during a performance by the ‘Whisky Four’-stunt-team before a crowd of 18.000 in Vliegbasis Woensdrecht, Hoogerheide, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of June 1969

    22-year-old Alice Elizabeth Kalom is abducted, shot, raped and stabbed to death by serial killer John Norman Collins aka The Ypsilanti Killer in Depot House, 416 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of June 1970

    Psychologist Abraham Harold Elijah Maslow dies of a heart attack at the age of 62 in Menlo Park, California, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of June 1973

    Second wife of Hermann Göring Emma Johanna Henny Sonnemann aka Die Hohe Frau des Deutschen Reiches dies of unknown causes at the age of 80 in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of June 1979

    20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled' in Ruimte Z, Lovelingstraat 56, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    In a darkened room a slide was projected onto a sheet of transparent plastic. From behind I sprayed white paint on it so the projection became visible: a view of the backroom in which I hung upside down. Unseen by the audience I hung myself in the same way. While violently swinging my body back and forth I could reach the plastic and pull it away while all the lights were switched on.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of June 1981

    24-year-old Irish republican hunger striker Thomas McElwee starts hungerstriking in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of June 1984

    22-year-old Elizabeth Liz Loudenback is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Bobby Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist in Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, Florida, United States.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of June 1994

    35-year-old Serial killer Joel David Rifkin aka The Long Island Ripper is sentenced to 27 1/3 years imprisonment for the murder of 22-year-old Tiffany Bresciani in Mineola, New York, United States.

    Rifkin was sentenced to 25 years to life on the murder charge. A 2 1/3 to 7 year sentence was tacked on for reckless endangerment of the police officers Rifkin led on a wild chase before they finally stopped him on a Long Island highway and discovered Bresciani's body in his pickup truck. After his arrest Rifkin stunned police when he admitted strangling 17 other women and dumping their bodies throughout the New York metropolitan area.



  • 25 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 8th of June 1999

    AMVK taking pictures in Giardini - Padiglione del Belgio, Venezia, Veneto, Italy.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 8th of June 2004

    A surprise concert by Louise Vertigo in an amazing leather workshop in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of June 2007

    Philosopher Richard McKay Rorty dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 in Palo Alto, California, United States.


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    16 Years Ago Today He Had Followers

    Sunday 8th of June 2008

    26-year-old Mass murderer Tomohiro Katō known for the Akihabara massacre drives a five-ton rented Isuzu Elf truck into a crowd at the crossing of Kanda Myōjin-dōri and Chūō-dōri streets killing three people, then climbs out of the truck and stabbs at least twelve people with a dagger in Tokyo, Akihabara, Kantō, Japan.

    A few days after the attack police arrested several people who stated their intention to commit copycat killings elsewhere in Japan.


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    2 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of June 2022

    Child killer Frank Jarvis Atwood is executed by lethal injection at the age of 66 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    Atwood suffered from a degenerative spinal condition and needed to be pushed in a wheelchair to the execution chamber and propped on a medical pillow during the execution. Atwood helped prison officials find a suitable vein for the IV line that would administer the lethal-injection drugs to end his life.



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