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




26 events for 30 March:

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    274 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of March 1746

    Painter and printmaker Francisco Goya is born as Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes in Plaza Aragón, Fuentedetodos, Aragón, Spain.


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    213 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of March 1807

    Triple murderer George Allen is executed by hanging at the age of 42 in Stafford Goal, Gaol Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

    On 12 January Allen slashed his three children, 9-year-old George, 6-year-old William and 4-year-old Hannah to death with a razor.


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    209 Years Ago Today He Wanted to Burn

    Saturday 30th of March 1811

    Chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen known for development of the Bunsen burner is born in Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    180 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of March 1840

    Men’s fashion pioneer Beau George Bryan Brummell dies of insanity due to syphilis at the age of 62 in Le Bon Sauveur, 93 Rue Caponière, Caen, Normandie, France.


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    176 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of March 1844

    Poet Paul Marie Verlaine is born in 2 Rue Haute-Pierre, Metz, Lorraine, France.


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    167 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of March 1853

    Impressionist painter Vincent Willem van Gogh is born in Markt 26, Zundert, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

    Van Gogh was given the name of his grandfather and of a brother stillborn exactly a year before his birth.


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    137 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of March 1883

    Murderess Emeline Lucy Meaker is executed by hanging at the age of 45 in State Prison, 546 State Farm Road, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

    Meaker was the first woman to be legally executed in Vermont. On the morning of her execution Meaker ate a large beefsteak, three potatoes, a slice of bread and butter, a piece of meat pie, and a cup of coffee. Then she went to view the gallows and remarked that it was not half as bad as she thought it would be. She ate a lunch consisting of two boiled eggs, two slices of toast, one potato, one doughnut, and a cup of coffee.


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    126 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of March 1894

    Engineer and aircraft designer Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin is born in Dilyalevo, Vologda Oblast, Russia.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of March 1905

    Chief executioner Albert Pierrepoint is born in Clayton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of March 1908

    Murderer Chester Ellsworth Gillette aka An American Tragedy is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 25 in Auburn Prison, State Street, Auburn, New York, United States.

    Gillette became the basis for the fictional character Clyde Griffiths in Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy.


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    108 Years Ago Today He Carried Excessive Quantities of Heavy Metal

    Saturday 30th of March 1912

    Writer Karl Friedrich May known for creating adventure novel protagonists Winnetou and Old Shatterhand dies of acute bronchitis at the age of 70 in Radebeul, Sachsen, Germany.

    Scientists examining the remains of May in 2014 found excessive quantities of lead and other heavy metals and concluded that his death was probably due to a long-time exposure to lead in water as well as tobacco.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of March 1913

    Singer and actor Frankie Laine aka Old Leather Lungs is born as Francesco Paolo LoVecchio in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of March 1925

    Philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner aka The Father of Anthroposophy dies of unknown causes at the age of 64 in Goetheanum, Dornach, Solothurn, Switzerland.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of March 1930

    29-year-old Sybilla Wil is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Grafenberger Wald, Düsseldorf, Grafenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of March 1931

    Physician and cosmonout Aleksei Vasiliyevich Sorokin is born in Dobroye, Kursk Oblast, Russia.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of March 1937

    Actor Warren Beatty is born as Henry Warren Beaty in Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of March 1937

    Child killer Lucien Léger aka L'étrangleur nº 1 is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of March 1943

    Triple murderer William Lonas Hedden is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Tennessee State Prison, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of March 1945

    Guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Patrick Clapton aka Slowhand is born in Ripley, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of March 1964

    Murderer John Kennedy Barefield is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today He Solved His Problem

    Sunday 30th of March 1975

    41-year-old Mass murderer James Urban Ruppert shoots his entire family with a .357 Magnum pistol, two .22 caliber handguns and a rifle because his 65-year-old mother Charity was frustrated with her son's inability to hold a steady job and his constant drinking; she threatened to evict him in 635 Minor Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

    The victims were his 65-year-old mother Charity, his 42-year-old brother Leonard II, his 38-year-old sister-in-law Alma and their children 17-year-old Leonard Jr., 16-year-old Michael, 15-year-old Thomas, 13-year-old Carol, 12-year-old Ann, 11-year-old David, 9-year-old Teresa and 4-year-old John.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of March 1981

    70-year-old Ronald Wilson Reagan is shot by would-be assassin John Hinckley in Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

    Besides Reagan, White House Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy and police officer Thomas Delahanty were also wounded. All three survived but Brady suffered brain damage and was permanently disabled. Hinckley was suffering from erotomania and his motivation for the attack was born of his obsession with actress Jodie Foster.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of March 1986

    Actor James Francis Cagney dies of a heart attack at the age of 87 in Stanfordville, Clinton Corners, New York, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of March 1998

    Presumed multiple murderess Judy Judias V. Buenoano aka Florida's Black Widow is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 55 in Florida State Prison, 23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.

    Buenoano was the first woman to be executed in Florida since 1848.


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    21 Years Ago Today He Was Sent to His Maker

    Tuesday 30th of March 1999

    Multiple murderer Robert Excell White aka Excell the Executioner is executed by lethal injection at the age of 61 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    White's final words were "Send me to my maker, warden."


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    16 Years Ago Today He Had Three Mountain Dews

    Tuesday 30th of March 2004

    Double murderer William Dean Wickline aka The Butcher is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

    Wickline's last meal request was for an eight-ounce filet mignon, medium rare, potato salad, six rolls with butter, fresh strawberries over shortcake and butter pecan ice cream. He also received four packs of Pall Mall cigarettes and six cans of pop, including three of Mountain Dew.



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