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35th year  -  N° 268                 Thursday, 24 September 2020         Antwerpen		
I Don't See Anything that I Want




33 events for 24 March:

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    1211 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of March 0809

    Fifth Arab Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid aka Aaron the Upright, Aaron the Just or Aaron the Rightly Guided dies of unknown causes at the age of 46 in Tus, Razavi Khorasan, Iran.


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    565 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of March 1455

    208th Pope Nicholaus V dies of unknown causes at the age of 58 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    188 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of March 1832

    27-year-old Founder of the Latter Day Saint movement aka Mormonism Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon are beaten up and tarred and feathered by a group of citizens who were incensed over the United Order in Hiram, Ohio, United States.


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    147 Years Ago Today She Was Dead and She Was Rotten

    Monday 24th of March 1873

    Serial poisoner Mary Ann Cotton is executed by hanging by William Calcraft at the age of 41 in Durham Gaol, Durham, Elvet, North East, United Kingdom.

    Cotton may have murdered as many as 21 people including 11 of her 13 children. "Mary Ann Cotton, she's dead and she's rotten. Lying in bed with her eyes wide open. Sing, sing, oh what should I sing? Mary Ann Cotton, she's tied up with string. Where, where? Up in the air. Selling black puddings, a penny a pair. Mary Ann Cotton, she's dead and forgotten, Lying in bed with her bones all rotten. Sing, sing, what can I sing? Mary Ann Cotton, tied up with string."


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    146 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of March 1874

    Illusionist, magician and escapologist Harry Houdini aka The Handcuff King is born as Erik Weisz in Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.


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    142 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 24th of March 1878

    317 die in HMS Eurydice Royal Navy training corvette sinking in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

    Only two of the ship's crew and trainees survived.


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    133 Years Ago Today He Was a Heavy-Weight Baby

    Thursday 24th of March 1887

    Actor Roscoe Conkling 'Fatty' Arbuckle aka The Heavy-Weight Rapist is born in Smith Center, Kansas, United States.

    Arbuckle weighed in excess of 5.9 kg at birth and as both parents had slim builds his father believed the child was not his.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of March 1893

    Second wife of Hermann Göring Emma Johanna Henny Sonnemann aka Die Hohe Frau des Deutschen Reiches is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    123 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of March 1897

    Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich is born in Dobrianychi, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of March 1905

    Writer Jules Gabriel Verne known for his novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea dies of complications of diabetes at the age of 77 in 44 Boulevard Longueville, Amiens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of March 1905

    Murderer Lewis W. Lyons is executed by hanging at the age of 56 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of March 1909

    Gangster Clyde Chestnut Barrow is born in Telico, Texas, United States.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of March 1914

    Murderer William A. Dorr is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 30 in Charlestown State Prison, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of March 1919

    22-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is discharged from the army and released from a hospital in Rennes, Bretagne, France.

    Petiot was diagnosed with psychasthenia, fugue and amnesia, suffering from paranoia and suicidal thoughts.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of March 1922

    Murderer Edward Ernest Black is executed by hanging by John Ellis at the age of 37 in Exeter Prison, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of March 1930

    Actor Steve Terrence Stephen McQueen aka The King of Cool is born in St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, Indiana, United States.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 24th of March 1935

    65-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac confesses to the 8-year-old murder of Bill Gaffney, whose ears, nose and pieces of his face and belly he made into a stew in Westchester County Courthouse, White Plains, New York, United States.

    Fish also roasted the boy’s behind with strips of bacon.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of March 1936

    Cop killer George W. Barret aka Diamond King is executed by hanging at the age of 55 in Marion County, Indiana, United States.

    He was the first person sentenced to death by hanging under a congressional act that made it a capital offense to kill a federal agent. At the time of his execution he was still crippled from his wounds and had to be carried to the gallows on a stretcher and supported by deputy marshals.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of March 1945

    Founding member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Camilla Christine Hall aka Gabi is born in Saint Peter, Minnesota, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of March 1948

    24-year-old Timothy John Evans aka The Innocent Strangler of 10 Rillington Place moves with his wife Beryl from 11 St Mark’s Road to a two room top flat in 10 Rillington Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    On 10 October of that year their baby Geraldine was born.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of March 1953

    Queen Mary of Teck dies of lung cancer at the age of 86 in Marlborough House, London, Westminster, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of March 1953

    Seven female bodies are discovered behind a plastered door in the house of 54-year-old Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place by the new tenant, Beresford Brown in 10 Rillington Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of March 1959

    23-year-old Erika is attacked by serial killer Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale in Moerser Straße, Duisburg, Rheinhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of March 1969

    16-year-old Maralynn Skelton is battered to death by serial killer John Norman Collins aka The Ypsilanti Killer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

    Skelton was so brutally battered that the undertaker had to turn her on her side in the coffin, one side of her head was destroyed.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of March 1972

    19-year-old Frank Anthony Aguirre is raped and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 925 Schuler Street, Houston, Texas, United States.

    Wayne Henley and Owen Brooks called Aguirre over to Corll's van on Yale Street and invited him to drink beer and smoke marijuana with them at Corll's apartment. Aguirre was buried at High Island Beach.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of March 1976

    War leader Bernard 'Monty' Montgomery aka 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 89 in Isington Mill, Isington, Hampshire, United Kingdom.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of March 1980

    Prelate of the Catholic Church Óscar Romero is shot in the heart by members of a death squad led by Major Roberto D'Aubuisson at the age of 63 in Hospital de la Divina Providencia, San Salvador, San Salvador, .

    During Romero's funeral ceremony smoke bombs exploded on the streets near the cathedral and subsequently there were rifle shots that came from surrounding buildings. Many people were killed by gunfire and in the stampede of people running away from the explosions and gunfire; official sources reported 31 overall casualties while journalists recorded that between 30 and 50 died.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of March 1984

    11-year-old Dmitry Ptashnikov is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Novoshakhtinsk, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

    Chikatilo bit off Ptashnikov's tongue and penis.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of March 1988

    23-year-old Richard Guerrero is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of March 1997

    Three trash bags with a female torso and belongings are found, all victims of Unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Chemin de L'Inquiétude, Cuesmes, Hainaut, Belgium.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of March 1998

    13-year-old Mitchell Johnson and 11-year-old Andrew Golden shoot 4 pupils and a teacher to death and injure 10 more in Westside Middle School, 1800 AR-91, Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States.

    On the night before the shooting Golden assisted Johnson in loading his mother's Dodge Caravan with camping supplies, snack foods, a Remington 742 .30-06 rifle, Universal .30 M1 carbine replica, Ruger .44 Magnum rifle, Smith & Wesson .38 revolver, Double Deuce Buddie .22 two-shot derringer, FIE .380 pistol, Star .380 pistol, Ruger Security Six .357 revolver, Davis Industries .38 two-shot derringer and a Charter Arms .38 revolver.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of March 1999

    Reichsfrauenführerin Gertrud Emma Scholtz-Klink aka Maria Stuckebrock dies of natural causes at the age of 97 in Tübingen, Bebenshausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 24th of March 2006

    Unarranged mixed media in the basement in Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.



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