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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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24 events for 14 March:

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    166 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of March 1853

    Artist Ferdinand Hodler is born in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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    140 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of March 1879

    Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein is born in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of March 1883

    Economist and revolutionary communist Karl Heinrich Marx dies of pleurisy at the age of 65 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of March 1904

    Murderer Thomas Tobin is executed by Old Sparky in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of March 1904

    32-year-old Serial killer Ludwig Tessnow aka The Mad Carpenter his death sentence is confirmed at an appeal hearing in Reichsgericht, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.

    Tessnow was sentenced to death in 1902 despite the opinion of six psychiatrists that he was insane.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of March 1908

    Phenomenological philosopher Maurice Jean Jacques Merleau-Ponty is born in Rochefort-sur-Mer, Aquitaine, France.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of March 1923

    Photographer Diane Arbus is born as Diane Nemerov in New York City, New York, United States.


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    87 Years Ago Today He Didn't Wait No More

    Monday 14th of March 1932

    Innovator and entrepreneur George Eastman commits suicide a shot through the heart at the age of 78 in Rochester, New York, United States.

    Eastman left a suicide note that read, "My work is done. Why wait?"


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of March 1938

    Multiple murderer Robert Excell White aka Excell the Executioner is born in Shelby, Mississippi, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of March 1951

    Murderer Jim Q. A. Patterson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of March 1963

    Murderer Manuel Estrella Silvas is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 43 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of March 1972

    Anarchist publisher and millionaire Giangiacomo Feltrinelli dies in in the bombing of an electricity-line at the age of 46 in Segrate, Lombardia, Italy.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of March 1972

    112 die in Sterling Airways Flight 296 Caravelle crash into a mountain in Kalba, Al-Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of March 1979

    32 die in CAAC Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 2E crash in Beijing, Hebei, China.

    The crash was caused by an unqualified pilot who stole and flew the airliner. Total fatalities were all 12 crew, 32 ground, and no passengers. Over 200 people working in a factory on the crash site were injured.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of March 1980

    19-year-old Ronald Craig Gatlin is sodomised, beaten and strangled by serial killer William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer in North Hollywood, California, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of March 1981

    22-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'BesanKon' at Pap'cirkus-Festival in Besançon, Franche-Comté, France.

    In an old schoolbuilding I made an installation with loud noise music and slide-projections from midnight till eight in the morning.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of March 1982

    Noise music band Club Moral play their twelfth concert in De Moriaan, Markt, Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of March 1984

    Double murderer James David Autry aka Cowboy is executed by lethal injection at the age of 30 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Autry's last meal request was for a hamburger, french fries and a Dr. Pepper. During the execution he remained conscious and in great pain for about 10 minutes.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of March 1989

    Boxer David Thio dies in the ring after being punched in a coma by Terence Alli during the light-weight championship at the age of 23 in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of March 1996

    40-year-old Serial killer groupie Veronica Ver Lyn Compton is released on parole in Washington Corrections Center for Women, 9601 Bujacich Rd., Gig Harbor, Washington, United States.

    Two weeks later, she was sent back to prison for parole violations.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of March 1997

    Film director Fred Alfred Zinneman dies of a heart attack at the age of 90 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    19 Years Ago Today His Last Meal Was a Handcuff Key

    Tuesday 14th of March 2000

    Murderer Ponchai Kamau Wilkerson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    On the day of his execution Wilkerson refused to leave his cell at the Terrell Unit prison near Livingston. Guards were forced to use Mace-like gas and carry him to and from the death van that took him to the Hunstville Unit. After the drugs were administered Wilkerson spit out an inch-and-a-half universal handcuff and leg restraint key.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 14th of March 2007

    Cycling as far as I could in a one day journey on the longest street in Landsberger Allee, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    1 Years Ago Today He Radiated into a Black Hole

    Wednesday 14th of March 2018

    Theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen William Hawking dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.



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