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35th year  -  N° 294                 Tuesday, 20 October 2020         Antwerpen		
Paradise Lost




29 events for 12 March:

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    513 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of March 1507

    Duke of Valentinois Cesare Borgia is stripped naked and left to die by a party of knights at the age of 32 in Viana, Navarre, Spain.

    Borgia received a fatal injury from a spear and was then stripped of all his luxurious garments, valuables and a leather mask covering half his face (disfigured possibly by syphilis during his late years). Borgia was left lying naked with just a red tile covering his genitals.


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    189 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of March 1831

    Wagon and carriage manufacturer Clement Studebaker is born in Pinetown, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    167 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of March 1853

    Chemist Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila known for founding the science of toxicology dies of unknown causes at the age of 66 in 45 Rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    157 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of March 1863

    Writer, poet, journalist and soldier Gabriele D'Annunzio aka Principe di Montenevoso aka The High Priest of Erotica is born in Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy.

    Legend has it that he was initially baptized Gaetano and given the name of Gabriele later in childhood, because of his angelic looks.


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    131 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of March 1889

    Ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky is born as Wacław Niżyński in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of March 1909

    Murderer Thomas Meade is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in Armley Gaol, Gloucester Terrace, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of March 1910

    41-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced to three years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of March 1914

    Writer and biographer of Aleister Crowley John Symonds aka The Picasso of the Occult is born in London, Battersea, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    98 Years Ago Today He Was at the Beginning of the Road

    Sunday 12th of March 1922

    Writer, poet and pioneer of the Beat Generation Jack Kerouac known for On The Road is born as Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac in 9 Lupine Road, Lowell, Massachusetts, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of March 1925

    Revolutionary leader and medical practitioner Yat-sen Sun aka The Father of the Nation dies of liver cancer at the age of 59 in Peking Union Medical College, No.9 Dongdan 3rd Alley, Beijing, Dongcheng, Hebei, China.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of March 1925

    Cyclist Louis Louison Bobet aka Zonzon is born in Saint-Méen-le-Grand, Bretagne, France.


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    90 Years Ago Today He Made the Salt Himself

    Wednesday 12th of March 1930

    61-year-old Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka The Apostle of Non-violence leads a 200-mile Salt Satyagraha in defiance of British opposition and the Salt Tax in Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of March 1932

    Civil engineer, financier, entrepreneur and industrialist Ivar Kreuger aka The Match King commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 52 in Avenue Victor Emanuel III, Paris, VIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Kreuger's supposed suicide note read "I have made such a mess of things that I believe this to be the most satisfactory solution for everybody concerned." But it is more likely that Kreuger was murdered.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of March 1937

    Murderess Betty Lou Beets is born as Betty Lou Dunevant in Roxboro, North Carolina, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of March 1945

    Serial killer Christopher Bernard Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer is born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of March 1946

    Actress and singer Liza May Minnelli is born in Hollywood, California, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of March 1955

    Musician Charlie Parker aka Bird dies of lobar pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer at the age of 35 in The Stanhope, 995 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, United States.

    Parker died in the suite of his friend and patron Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter while watching The Dorsey Brothers' Stage Show on television. Apart from the official causes of death Parker also had an advanced case of cirrhosis and had suffered a heart attack. The coroner who performed his autopsy mistakenly estimated Parker's 34-year-old body to be between 50 and 60 years of age.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of March 1963

    Serial killer Christine Laverne Falling aka The Babysitter Killer is born as Christine Laverne Slaughter in Perry, Florida, United States.

    Falling was born to 16-year-old Ann and 65-year-old Thomas Slaughter.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of March 1974

    20-year-old Donna Gail Manson is abducted and killed by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, United States.

    Bundy claimed that Manson's partial skeleton had been recovered by authorities on 3 March 1975 at Taylor Mountain, Washington but had not been identified. Bundy's statement has never been confirmed.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of March 1982

    35-year-old Serial killer William George Bonin aka The Freeway Killer is convicted to death for 10 murders throughout Los Angeles County in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of March 1983

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 24th concert in Bauplatz, St. Martinusstraat 24, Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 12th of March 1986

    Cop killer Charles William Bass is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Bass' last words were "Don’t feel bad, Momma. I deserve this. Tell everyone I said goodbye."


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of March 1988

    93 die in Janakpur Cigarette Factory Ltd and Liberation Army soccer game stampede in Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal.

    100 more were injured when fans attempted to flee from a hail storm inside the stadium.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 12th of March 1997

    Murderer John Kennedy Barefield is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Barefield's last mumbled words were “Tell Mama I love her.”


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of March 1999

    Violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin dies of complications of bronchitis at the age of 83 in Martin-Luther-Krankenhaus, Caspar-Theyß-Straße 27-31, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of March 2001

    Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death dies of heart failure at the age of 65 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Lucas is buried at Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery in Huntsville. As of 2012 his grave is unmarked due to vandalism and theft.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of March 2001

    Writer Robert Ludlum dies while recovering from severe burns caused by a mysterious fire which occurred on 10 February at the age of 74 in Naples, Florida, United States.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 12th of March 2007

    Washing facilities for 3.592 people in a 3.490 cubic meter parking lot cum nuclear bunker 'Schutzraum' in Mehrzweckanlage Kudamm-Karree, Uhlandstraße, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    5 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of March 2015

    Black Zebra killer J.C.X. Simon dies of unknown causes at the age of 69 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.



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