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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?




28 events for 16 March:

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    268 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of March 1751

    4th President of the United States James Madison is born in Belle Grove Plantation, Port Conway, Virginia, United States.


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    248 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of March 1771

    Painter Antoine-Jean Gros is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    230 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of March 1789

    Physicist and mathematician Georg Simon Ohm is born in Erlangen, Bayern, Germany.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of March 1898

    Artist Aubrey Vincent Beardsley dies of tuberculosis at the age of 26 in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, France.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of March 1911

    Nazi doctor and anthropologist Josef Mengele aka Der Todesengel is born in Günzburg, Bayern, Germany.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of March 1920

    Aufseherin in Ravensbrück KZ Dorothea Binz is born in Groß Dölln, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of March 1920

    Adolf Hitler's last private secretary Traudl Gertraud Junge is born as Gertraud Humps in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of March 1926

    Actor, comedian, singer and film director Jerry Lewis is born as Joseph or Jerome Levitch in Newark Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, United States.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of March 1927

    Test pilot, aerospace engineer and cosmonaut Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov known for becoming the first human to die in a space flight is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of March 1930

    Marianne dal Santo is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Grafenberger Wald, Düsseldorf, Grafenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Kürten griff dal Santo von hinten an und würgte sie. Die Frau versuchte auf ihn einzureden und als das nicht funktionierte, trat sie ihn, als er gespreizt über ihr stand. Sie floh und versteckte sich von 22 - 6 Uhr in einem Gebüsch, wo sie 'stundenlang' jemanden vorbeigehen hörte.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of March 1941

    Film director Bernardo Bertolucci is born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of March 1949

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Christine Dümlein is born in Bamberg, Bayern, Germany.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of March 1954

    Serial killer Colin Ireland aka The Gay Slayer is born in Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom.


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    64 Years Ago Today Il s'est Débarrassé de sa Carcasse d'Homme

    Wednesday 16th of March 1955

    Artist Nicolas de Staël commits suicide by jumping from a building at the age of 41 in Rue du Revely, Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

    Suffering from exhaustion, insomnia and depression, de Staël jumped from his studio terrace on the eleventh floor.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of March 1957

    Sculptor Constantin Brâncuși dies of unknown causes at the age of 81 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of March 1962

    107 army men die in Flying Tiger Line Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation Flight 739 disappearance in the Western Pacific Ocean.

    A civilian tanker observed what appeared to be an in-flight explosion believed to be the missing Super Constellation, though no trace of wreckage or debris was ever recovered.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of March 1963

    Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown Robert Jerome Piest is born in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of March 1965

    83-year-old Anti-war protester Alice Herz immolates herself in protest of the escalating Vietnam War in front of Federal Department Store, corner of Oakman and Grand River, Detroit, Michigan, United States.

    Herz was rescued by a motorist and his two sons who were driving by and saw her burning and put out the flames. She died of her injuries ten days later.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 16th of March 1968

    Between 347 and 504 unarmed people are killed by the U.S. Army soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd (Americal) Infantry Division led by 25-year-old American hero and mass murderer William Laws Calley known for the My Lay Massacre in Mỹ Lai, Sơn Mỹ, Sơn Tịnh District, Vietnam.

    Twenty-six soldiers were charged with criminal offenses, but only Calley was convicted. Found guilty of killing 22 villagers, he was originally given a life sentence but served only three and a half years under house arrest.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of March 1969

    155 die in Viasa McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 Flight 742 crash in Maracaibo, La Trinidad, Zulia, Venezuela.

    71 people were killed on the ground.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of March 1978

    62-year-old Italian Christian Democratic politician Aldo Romeo Luigi Moro is kidnapped by the Brigate Rosse in Via Mario Fani, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    They also killed Moro's bodyguards, two Carabinieri in Moro's car and three policemen in the following car. On 9 May 1978 Moro's body was found in the trunk of a Renault 4 in Via Caetani after 55 days of imprisonment, during which he was submitted to a political trial by the so-called 'people's court' set up by the Brigate Rosse.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of March 1984

    Triple cop killer James William Hutchins is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

    Hutchins was the first man to die by lethal injection in North Carolina.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of March 1987

    28-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'I Challenge You' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in College of Advanced Education, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

    I made a metal mask which was fixed to my head. While Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven read a text about willpower, I pulled myself forward with the mask by a rope. The sound of my breathing was electronically amplified through a throat-microphone.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of March 1990

    Victim of Robert Thompson and Jon Venables James Patrick Bulger is born in Kirkby, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of March 1992

    33-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'De Guely' in Belgisch Centrum Beeldverhaal, Zandstraat 20, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

    During the opening of an exhibition I hung naked from a self-made metal structure in the top-ridge of the building, lighted by a stroboscope.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of March 1995

        42-year-old Julie Ann Winningham     is strangled by serial killer Keith Jesperson aka The Happy Face Killer in Washougal, Washington, United States.

       


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of March 2006

    47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs '13 Galleries and Only One DDV in Town' in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    During the opening of exhibitions in the Antwerp art galleries I left behind unnoticed plastic ALDI bags filled with earth from my hole between the works of other artists in the galleries.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 16th of March 2006

    Some shots from DDV's '13 Galleries and Only One DDV in Town' performance in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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