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34th year  -  N° 346                 Thursday, 12 December 2019         Antwerpen		
The Loudness When Doors Close Shut




35 events for 26 March:

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    205 Years Ago Today Il Posa sa Tête

    Saturday 26th of March 1814

    Physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin dies of natural causes at the age of 76 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    192 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of March 1827

    Composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies of lead poisoning at the age of 57 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

    There is dispute about the cause of Beethoven's death: alcoholic cirrhosis, syphilis, infectious hepatitis, lead poisoning, sarcoidosis and Whipple's disease have all been proposed. Most probably Beethoven was accidentally poisoned to death by excessive doses of lead-based treatments administered under instruction from his doctor.


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    170 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of March 1849

    Automobile designer and manufacturer Armand Peugeot is born in Valentigney, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.


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    127 Years Ago Today It Was Monotony in Pain

    Saturday 26th of March 1892

    Poet and writer Walt Walter Whitman aka The Father of Free Verse dies of at the age of 73 in 328 Mickle Street, Camden, New Jersey, United States.

    In the last week of his life Whitman was too weak to lift a knife or fork and wrote: "I suffer all the time: I have no relief, no escape: it is monotony—monotony—monotony—in pain."


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    115 Years Ago Today His Neck Didn't Break

    Saturday 26th of March 1904

    Bank robber and murderer George Collins is executed by hanging in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

    Collins' neck didn’t break and he slowly strangled to death before the eyes of the appalled executioner and jurors.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of March 1905

    7-year-old Germaine Weber is strangled by serial killer Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

    Diphtheria was blamed for Germaine's death.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1908

    SS commandant of the Sobibór and Treblinka extermination camps Franz Paul Stangl aka Der Weiße Tod is born in Altmünster, Oberösterreich, Austria.


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    108 Years Ago Today He Was a Sweet Bird of Youth

    Sunday 26th of March 1911

    Writer and playwright Tennessee Thomas Lanier Williams is born in Columbus, Mississippi, United States.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of March 1913

    Murderer Henry Lovell William Clark is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of March 1916

    Prison guard Andrew Turner is stabbed through the heart with a six inch shank by 26-year-old Double murderer Robert Franklin Stroud aka The Birdman of Alcatraz in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of March 1918

    Murderer Emile Verfaille is executed by the Guillotine by Anatole Deibler at the age of 26 in Gevangenis, Veurne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    Verfaille was the last man to die by the Guillotine in Belgium.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of March 1923

    Actress Sarah Henrietta Rosine Bernhardt aka The Divine Sarah dies of uremia following kidney failure at the age of 79 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1925

    Composer Pierre Boulez is born in Montbrison, Loire, France.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of March 1927

    Cop killer Palle Mogens Fogde Sørensen is born in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of March 1929

    Triple cop killer James William Hutchins is born in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today His Long and Prosperous Life Began

    Thursday 26th of March 1931

    Actor Leonard Simon Nimoy aka Mr. Spock is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1942

    Writer Erica Jong is born as Erica Mann in New York City, New York, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 26th of March 1943

    Sole survivor of the Richard Speck-massacre in Chicago Corazon Amurao is born in San Luis, Batangas, Philippines.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of March 1944

    Black reverend Isaac Simmons is lynched by six white men in Liberty, Mississippi, United States.

    The men shot Simmons three times, cut out his tongue and told his son he had ten days to abandon the family property. The killers took possession of the land and an all-white jury later acquitted the only one of the six men to face trial for the murder.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of March 1944

    Singer and actress Diana Ernestine Earle Ross known from The Supremes is born in Hutzel Women's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of March 1944

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Lutz Manfred Taufer is born in Kirchheim unter Teck, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of March 1957

    Film director Max Ophüls dies of rheumatic heart disease at the age of 55 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1959

    Writer Raymond Thornton Chandler dies of pneumonial peripheral vascular shock and prerenal uremia at the age of 71 in Scripps Memorial Hospital, 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, California, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1959

    18-year-old Karin Walde is raped and beaten to death by serial killer Heinrich Pommerenke aka The Beast of the Black Forest in Hornberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    54 Years Ago Today Had Hij Geen Spijt, Hij Haatte de Mensen

    Friday 26th of March 1965

    19-year-old Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is sentenced to death in Assisenhof, Britselei 55-57, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of March 1973

    Playwright, director, actor and singer Noël Peirce Coward dies of heart failure at the age of 74 in Firefly Estate, Oracabessa, St Mary, Jamaica.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of March 1980

    Literary theorist, philosopher, linguist and semiotician Roland Gérard Barthes died from chest injuries he sustained in a collision with a laundry van in the Rue des Écoles on 25 February 1980 at the age of 65 in Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Boulevard de l'Hôpital, Paris, XIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of March 1984

    21-year-old Suzanne Wendy Logan is abducted and stabbed to death by serial killer Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer in Milford Reservoir, Junction City, Kansas, United States.

    Logan was abducted the day before at the Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City. Wilder took her 180 miles north to Newton, Kansas and checked into room 30 of the I-35 Inn. After breakfast he drove to Milford Reservoir where he stabbed her to death and dumped her body under a cedar tree.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of March 1996

    Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker dies of an epileptic seizure at the age of 61 in State Correctional Institution, Cresson, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Kallinger spent the last 11 years of his life on suicide watch.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of March 1997

    Police find the bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate religious group who have comitted suicide by an overdose of phenobarbital and wodka in 18341 Colina Norte, Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States.

    Fifteen members died on 24 March, fifteen more on 25 March, and nine on 26 March. 65-year-old leader Marshall Herff Applewhite was the third to last member to die.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of March 1998

    36-year-old Serial killer Guy Georges aka Le Tueur de la Bastille is arrested in Métro Blanche, Paris, IXe, Île-de-France, France.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Friday 26th of March 1999

    Double murderer James David Rich is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

    Rich' last meal request was for pizza with cheese, black olives, banana peppers and mushrooms with four sodas.


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    16 Years Ago Today It Was Going to be Like Passing out on Drugs

    Wednesday 26th of March 2003

    Rapist and murderer James Blake Colburn is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Colburn's last meal request was for tortillas, tacos, burritos, Spanish rice, cheese dips, chips, six Cokes, and chocolate cake. Colburn made one final comment as the lethal dose of drugs entered his system. "It's going to be like passing out on drugs."



  • 10 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 26th of March 2009

    The first wall to go in a dauntless renovation of our kitchen in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Friday 26th of March 2010

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 134th concert in Les Ateliers Claus, Rue Crickx 15, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.



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