BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

35th year  -  N° 268                 Thursday, 24 September 2020         Antwerpen		
I'll Be Your Mirror




30 events for 28 March:

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    436 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of March 1584

    Grand Prince of Moscow and Tsar of Russia Ivan the Terrible dies of a stroke while playing chess with his associate Bogdan Belsky at the age of 54 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    171 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of March 1849

    Botanist, numismatist and Sinologist Stephan Ladislaus Endlicher dies of unknown causes at the age of 45 in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    152 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of March 1868

    Writer and political activist Maxim Gorky is born as Alexei Maximovich Peshkov in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia.


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    141 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of March 1879

    Irish republican hunger striker Terence James MacSwiney is born as Toirdhealbhach Mac Suibhne in 3 North Main Street, Cork City, Munster, Ireland.


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    139 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of March 1881

    Composer Modest Pyotrovich Mussorgsky dies of a seizure at the age of 42 in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of March 1898

    Wife and victim of John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place Ethel Simpson is born as Simpson Waddington in 30 St Luke Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of March 1920

    Actor Dirk Bogarde is born as Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde in 12 Hemstal Road, London, West Hampstead, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of March 1921

    Assassin of Ernst vom Rath Herschel Feibel Grynszpan is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of March 1922

    Entrepreneur Theodor Paul 'Theo' Albrecht known for co-founding Aldi supermarket is born in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of March 1924

    Writer Gerhard Fritsch is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    83 Years Ago Today He Was Only an Extremely Imperfect Receiving Set

    Sunday 28th of March 1937

    54-year-old Mary Gedeon and her 20-year-old daughter Veronica are strangled and waiter Frank Byrnes is stabbed to death with an icepic by 30-year-old Artist, recurring mental hospital patient and murderer Robert George Irwin aka The Mad Sculptor in 316 East 50th Street, New York City, New York, United States.

    "Bob Irwin is nothing. I am only a receiving set. An extremely imperfect one, which can indistinctly tune in the divine mind. You have heard a radio that isn’t working well."


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    79 Years Ago Today She Did what Seemed the Best Thing to Do

    Friday 28th of March 1941

    Writer Virginia Adeline Stephen Woolf commits suicide by drowning at the age of 59 in River Ouse, Rodmell, Sussex, United Kingdom.

    Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home and drowned herself. Her body was not found until 18 April 1941. "I feel certain that I am going mad again: I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness... I can't fight it any longer, I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work."


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of March 1942

    Philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Clement Dennett is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of March 1942

    Soldier Conrad Hans Schumann aka The First Man to Jump the Berlin Wall is born in Zschochau, Sachsen, Germany.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of March 1943

    Romantic composer Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff dies of melanoma at the age of 70 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of March 1954

    Psychotic murderer Morris Odell Mason aka The Killer for the Eastern Shore is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of March 1954

    Child molester and killer Arthur Frederick Goode is born in Hyattsville, Maryland, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of March 1955

    31-year-old Serial killer Leslie 'Joe Goebbels' Irvin aka The Mad Dog Killer shoots 51-year-old Goebel Duncan, 29-year-old Raymond Duncan and 20-year-old Maple Elizabeth Duncan in Trigg-Turner Road, Henderson, Kentucky, United States.

    Goebel's 49-year-old wife Mamie was shot but survived permanently blinded. Elizabeth had a two-year-old daughter Shirley Faye who was spared.


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    62 Years Ago Today He Was Born Perfect

    Friday 28th of March 1958

    Wrestler Curt Curtis Michael Hennig aka Mr. Perfect is born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States.

    "I am the greatest wrestler, the greatest athlete the state of Minnesota has ever produced."


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of March 1968

    Journalist, writer and political activist Iris Shun-Ru Chang known for her account of the Nanking Massacre, The Rape of Nanking is born in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of March 1969

    34th President of the United States Dwight David Eisenhower aka Ike dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 79 in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of March 1977

    23-year-old Sylvia Lauterbach is beaten to death by serial killer Bernd Bopp aka Der Hammermörder in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of March 1979

    20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Thriller' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    I stood facing a wall. A razorblade was pressed between my lips and the wall. I stayed as long as I could.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of March 1979

    A partial nuclear meltdown of the TMI-2 reactor in Unit 2 occurs due to a loss-of-coolant accident in Three Mile Island, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Within days 140.000 people had left the area to escape the release of small amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of March 1985

    Artist Marc Zakharovich Chagall dies of natural causes at the age of 98 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of March 1994

    Playwright Eugène Ionesco dies of natural causes at the age of 85 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.



  • 21 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 28th of March 1999

    Messieurs Delmotte at an artists gathering in Galerie Nadja Vilenne, 5 Rue du Commandant Marchand, Liège, Liège, Belgium.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of March 2003

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 95th concert in Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Nicolaas de Liemaeckereplein 2, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of March 2006

    Foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer dies of liver cancer at the age of 67 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    At the time of his death, Brudos was the longest incarcerated inmate in the Oregon Department of Corrections, a total of 37 years.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of March 2007

    Murderer Vincent Gutierrez aka Flako is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Gutierrez' last meal request was for five cheese enchiladas, two carne guisada tacos, an onion, a tomato, two jalapeno peppers, a bunch of grapes, a pint of butter pecan ice cream and a banana milkshake or strawberry-flavored milk. 



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