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35th year  -  N° 268                 Thursday, 24 September 2020         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?




38 events for 29 March:

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    337 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of March 1683

    Arsonist Yaoya Oshichi is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 16 in Suzugamori, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

    In December 1682 Oshichi fell in love with temple page Ikuta Shōnosuke during the great fire at Shōsen-in. The next year she attempted arson, thinking she could meet him again if another fire occurred.


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    230 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of March 1790

    10th President of the United States John Tyler is born in Greenway Plantation, Charles City, Virginia, United States.


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    131 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of March 1889

    29-year-old Murderer William Francis Kemmler aka John Hart known for becoming the first man executed using an electric chair kills his wife Matilda 'Tilly' Ziegler with a hatchet in Buffalo, New York, United States.

    Kemmler was sentenced to death and became the first man to be executed by use of the electric chair, a device invented in 1881 by Buffalo dentist Alfred Southwick which, after nine years of development and legislation, was ready for use.


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    129 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of March 1891

    Painter Georges Pierre Seurat dies of meningitis, pneumonia, infectious angina or diphtheria at the age of 32 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    119 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of March 1901

    Mass murderer Theodore Franz Wallert is executed by hanging in Gaylord, Minnesota, United States.

    Wallert was sentenced to death for the butchery of his wife Sophia and four step-children Justus, Helene, Reinhold and Annie Steinborne near Arlington on 20 August 1900.


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    109 Years Ago Today He Was the New Messiah

    Wednesday 29th of March 1911

    Founder of the Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith and Love Fountain of the World cult Krishna Venta is born as Francis Herman Pencovic in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of March 1912

    Arctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott dies in a snow storm at the age of 44 in One Ton Depot, Ross Ice Shelf, Ross Archipelago, Antarctica.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of March 1917

    Murderer Leo George O’Donnell is executed by hanging by John Ellis at the age of 22 in Winchester Prison, Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of March 1922

    Victim of John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place Ruth Fuerst is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of March 1934

    Mass murderer James Urban Ruppert is born in Hamilton, Ohio, United States.


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    81 Years Ago Today His Name Was Nobody

    Wednesday 29th of March 1939

    Actor and film director Terence Hill is born as Mario Girotti in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of March 1944

    Terry Terrence Ross Jacks known for his hit song ‘Seasons in the Sun’ is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of March 1949

    Murderer John Arthur Spenkelink is born in Le Mars, Iowa, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of March 1951

    33-year-old American Communist and Soviet spy Julius Rosenberg and his 35-year-old wife Ethel are convicted to death for conspiracy to commit espionage in New York City, New York, United States.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of March 1954

    Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Quinlan was born to a young unmarried woman of Irish American ancestry. A few weeks later she was adopted by devout Roman Catholics Joseph and Julia Quinlan.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of March 1959

    Murderer Charles Laverne Singleton is born in Hamburg, Arkansas, United States.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of March 1961

    Murderer Jack Day is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 31 in Bedford Gaol, Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of March 1963

    Carola Hannwacker is shot dead by serial killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.

    Carola's 23-year-old son Helmut is also shot in the same event.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of March 1963

    69-year-old Multiple murderer Matthias Kindlinger aka Der Blaubart von Schrems is sentenced to life-imprisonment for the murder of his 5 wives and girlfriends in Krems an der Donau, Niederösterreich, Austria.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of March 1970

    Criminal hippy gang the Manson Family members Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and leader Charles Manson are sentenced to death in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    47 Years Ago Today He Never Returned as a Tourist

    Thursday 29th of March 1973

    41-year-old Master Sergeant Max J. Beilke becomes the last American combat soldier to officially leave Vietnam in Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, Vietnam.

    Beilke died in the 9/11 terror attack on the Pentagon in 2001.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of March 1975

    20-year-old Keith D. Crotwell is abducted and killed by serial killer Randy Kraft aka The Scorecard Killer in Long Beach, California, United States.

    Crotwell's skull was found on 8 May in a jetty close to the Long Beach Marina. The remainder of his body was found six months later.


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    43 Years Ago Today Fing Er Einen Fisch

    Tuesday 29th of March 1977

    Paul Klee's 'Der Goldene Fisch' is attacked by 40-year-old Serial art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Kunsthalle Hamburg, Glockengießerwall, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of March 1978

    44-year-old Serial killer Angelo Anthony Buono aka The Hillside Strangler marries 21-year-old Tai-Fun Fanny Leung in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of March 1982

    53-year-old Mass murderess Priscilla Joyce Ford is sentenced to death for six counts of murder and 23 counts of attempted murder in Reno, Nevada, United States.

    Ford's comment was: "I would like to be left alone to die in peace."


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of March 1982

    Composer Carl Heinrich Maria Orff known for his cantata Carmina Burana dies of cancer at the age of 87 in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of March 1984

    19-year-old Sheryl Lynn Bonaventura is abducted, tortured and killed by serial killer Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer in Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. 6, Grand Junction, Colorado, United States.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of March 1985

    Singer-songwriter Jeanine Deckers aka Sœur Sourire aka The Singing Nun commits suicide by an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol at the age of 52 in Green Horizons Apartment #47 B, 144 Chaussee de Bruxelles, Wavre, Brabant-Wallon, Belgium.

    Deckers committed suicide together with her companion of ten years Annie Pécher due to a depression after being harrassed for years by the Belgian tax-services.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of March 1989

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 80th concert in Radio Militia, Paanhuisstraat 9, Diepenbeek, Limburg, Belgium.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of March 1990

    33-year-old Germaine Montenesdro is shot by serial killer Heriberto Seda aka The New York Zodiac Killer in New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of March 1994

    35-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Wurger's Droom' in Linkeroever, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    On the location where the so-called ‘Strangler of the Left Bank’ committed a murder, I was hanging upside down between four trees. To my arms and legs I tied small hatchets and I pulled a plastic bag over my head. I hung there as long as I could. The performance was inspired by an ever recurring nightmare by the ‘Strangler’, with whom I kept an intense correspondence for several years.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of March 1994

    Singer, songwriter, actress and K-pop star Choi Jin-ri aka Sulli is born in Busan, Yeongnam, North Korea.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of March 2000

    41-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Thai Boy Slim Foodstall' in Factor 44, Bleekhofstraat 44, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    During a documentary evening about the adventures of the Factor 44 artists in Bangkok I serviced a wayward version of my favourite Thai Foodstall in Taling Chan.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 29th of March 2002

    Underground discoveries on unknown territories in Centraal Station, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of March 2003

    Doctor and microbiologist Carlo Urbani known for identifying Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) dies of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) at the age of 47 in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of March 2006

    Murderer Kevin Christopher Kincy is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    13 Years Ago Today He Asked to Be Murdered

    Thursday 29th of March 2007

    Double murderer Roy Lee Pippin is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Pippin's last words were "That's it. Warden, go ahead and murder me."


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    0 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of March 2020

    Composer Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki dies of a long illness at the age of 87 in Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.



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