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35th year  -  N° 268                 Thursday, 24 September 2020         Antwerpen		
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30 events for 15 March:

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    2065 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of March 0045bc

    Dictator of the Roman Empire Julius Gaius Caesar is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators at the age of 145 in Theatrum Pompeii, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    253 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of March 1767

    7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson aka Old Hickory is born in Lancaster, Waxhaws, South Carolina, United States.


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    200 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of March 1820

    Maine is admitted as 23rd of the United States in Augusta, Maine, United States.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of March 1907

    Actress Zarah Leander is born as Sara Stina Hedberg in Karlstad, Värmland, Sweden.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of March 1923

    53-year-old Political theorist and communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is struck by a third stroke in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of March 1933

    Murderer William Larocque is executed by hanging at the age of 57 in Prison de L'Orignal, 1023 Queen Street, L'Orignal, Ontario, Canada.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of March 1933

    Murderer Emmanuel Lavictoire is executed by hanging at the age of 51 in Prison de L'Orignal, 1023 Queen Street, L'Orignal, Ontario, Canada.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of March 1935

    Evangelist Jimmy Lee Swaggart known from The Jimmy Swaggart Telecast is born in Ferriday, Louisiana, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of March 1937

    Horror fiction writer H. P. Howard Philips Lovecraft dies of cancer of the small intestine at the age of 47 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of March 1943

    Film director David Paul Cronenberg aka Dave Deprave aka The Baron of Blood is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of March 1952

    Double murderer William Dean Wickline aka The Butcher is born in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of March 1957

    Kidnapper and murderer Burton Wilbur 'Bud' Abbott is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 29 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of March 1962

    Presumed murderer Carlos DeLuna is born in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of March 1963

    37-year-old Murderer Geza de Kaplany aka The Acid Doctor is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder torture of his wife Geza de Kaplany with a mixture of hydrochloric, sulfuric and nitric acid in San Jose, California, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today An Olive Tree Would Sprout

    Friday 15th of March 1963

    Murderer Victor Harry Feguer is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Iowa State Penitentiary, Fort Madison, Iowa, United States.

    Feguer's last meal request was for a single olive with the pit still in it. He told guards he hoped an olive tree would sprout from his grave as a sign of peace. Feguer was buried in an unmarked grave in Fort Madison City Cemetery in Iowa wearing a second new suit that was provided for his burial.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of March 1975

    Shipping magnate and businessman Aristotelis Socrates Onassis dies of respiratory failure at the age of 69 in American Hospital, 63 Blvd Victor Hugo, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of March 1975

    26-year-old Julie Cunningham is abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Vail, Colorado, United States.

    Weeks later Bundy made the six-hour drive from Salt Lake City, Utah to revisit her remains buried in Rifle, Colorado.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of March 1977

    21-year-old Jon Prestidge is strangled by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of March 1977

    42-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker tries to commit suicide by setting himself on fire in Camden County Jail, 330 Federal Street, Camden, New Jersey, United States.

    A week later Kallinger was moved to Trenton State Prison for psychiatric care.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of March 1981

    31-year-old Irish republican hunger striker Francis Hughes starts hungerstriking in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of March 1984

    15-year-old Colleen Emily Orsborn is abducted and killed by serial killer Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.

    Orsborn's remains were finally identified in March 2011 through a DNA match with her sister 27 years after she went missing


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of March 1988

    Murderer Willie Jasper Darden is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 55 in Florida State Prison, 23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of March 1993

    44-year-old Mustapha Mohamed 'Haj' Tabit is sentenced to death for indecent assault, rape, violence, abduction and of sequestrating a married woman, in addition to other assaults in Casablanca, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco.

    Tabit was arrested in February for carrying pornographic tapes that featured more than 500 women and several important political figures. Around thirty people were accused of their complicity and involvement and were sentenced to various penalties.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of March 1997

    Artist Victor Vasarely aka The Grandfather of Op Art dies of prostate cancer at the age of 91 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of March 1998

    Pediatrician Benjamin McLane Spock dies of cancer at the age of 95 in La Jolla, California, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of March 2000

    Double murderer Patrick Gene Poland is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of March 2000

    Serial rapist and murderer Darrell Keith Rich aka The Hilltop Rapist is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of March 2000

    Double murderer Timothy Lane Gribble is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of March 2006

    Double murderer Tommie Tom Andrew Hughes is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    For his final meal, Hughes requested six pieces of fried chicken with hot sauce, six jalapeno peppers, French fries, four buttered rolls, two large sodas and two menthol cigarettes.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 15th of March 2007

    A detail of AMVK's work at the 'Über das ICH (Willkür und Transzendenz) and a lot of fun' exhibition in DAAD Galerie, Zimmerstraße 90-91, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.



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