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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
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30 events for 11 May:

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    302 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of May 1720

    Baron Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Münchhausen is born in Bodenwerder, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    211 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of May 1811

    Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker is born in Meklong, Samut Songkhram, Thailand.


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    165 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of May 1857

    Criminal and criminalist Eugène François Vidocq known for founding the first known private detective agency dies of cholera at the age of 82 in 2 Rue Saint-Pierre Popincourt, Paris, XIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    164 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of May 1858

    Minnesota is admitted as 32nd state in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States.


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of May 1888

    Composer Irving Berlin is born as Israel Isidore Beilin in Tyumen, Tyumen Oblast, Russia.


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    128 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of May 1894

    Leider van het Nederlandse Volk Anton Adriaan (Ad) Mussert is born in Werkendam, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of May 1904

    Surrealist artist and first Marqués de Dalí de Pubol Salvador Dalí is born as Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of May 1916

    Pianist and composer Max Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger dies of a heart attack at the age of 43 in Hotel Hentschel, Roßstraße 1-3, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of May 1947

    42-year-old Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess escapes in Arizona State Hospital, 2500 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

    It was Judd's third escape, but she was recaptured 12 hours later.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of May 1958

    Only child of actor Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi Christian Devi Brando is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of May 1959

    55-year-old Actor Peter Lorre suffers a heart attack while directing a film in Granada, Andalucía, Spain.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of May 1960

    54-year-old SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Otto Eichmann known for organising the Holocaust is captured by the Israeli Mossad living under the assumed name of Ricardo Klement in Buenos Aires, Gran Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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    57 Years Ago Today They Had a Curfew

    Tuesday 11th of May 1965

    33-year-old Singer-songwriter Johnny R. Cash aka The Man in Black is arrested for public drunkenness in Starkville, Mississippi, United States.

    Cash described it as being picked up for picking flowers. He was held overnight at the city jail.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of May 1966

    36-year-old Genowefa Bijak is strangled by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Niepiekła, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of May 1968

    3-year-old John G. is attacked by 12-year-old Child killer Mary Flora Bell aka Child of Hell and her friend Norma Joyce Bell in Delaval Arms, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

    "We went through the grass and through the fence and found John staggering around behind the sheds. He had bleeding from his head and he had been sick all over his coat."


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of May 1969

    31-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 30.a Aktion in the house of Heinz Cibulka in Königsbrunn am Wagram, Niederösterreich, Austria.

    Nitsch' 30.a Aktion lasted three hours.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of May 1970

    Anti-war protester George Winne commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 23 in Revelle Plaza, San Diego, California, United States.

    The day before Winne ignited gasoline-soaked rags in his lap next to a sign that said "In God's name, end this war." His act was inspired by the self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of May 1972

    Triple bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe 'Kommando Petra Schelm' in IG Farben Building, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.

    Lt. Col. Paul Bloomquist was killed by the last bomb and dozens of Americans and Germans were injured.


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    47 Years Ago Today His Father Didn't Want Him to Become a Pilot

    Sunday 11th of May 1975

    9/11 terrorist Ziad Samir Jarrah is born in Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of May 1978

    29-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is arrested in Zagreb, Zagrebačka županija, Croatia.

    Along with Mohnhaupt also Sieglinde Hofmann, Rolf Clemens Wagner and Peter-Jürgen Boock were arrested.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of May 1980

    27-year-old Pamela Weisenfeld is found drugged and beaten with several bite marks on her body by serial killer Richard Cottingham aka The Torso Killer in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States.

    Weisenfeld survived.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of May 1981

    Musician Bob Robert Nesta Marley dies of lung cancer and a brain tumour at the age of 36 in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Miami, Florida, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of May 1983

    16-year-old Dominique Crété is stabbed to death by serial killer Philippe Pacque aka L'Épervier d'Amiens in Amiens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

    Crété's body was found on 28 May in Fouencamps.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of May 1989

    8-year-old Aleksandr 'Sasha' Dyakonov is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

    Dyakonov's body was found on 14 July in a thicket of bushes.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of May 1992

    Hair stylist and experimental filmmaker Ross Cannon dies of AIDS at the age of 35 in Scamander, Tasmania, Australia.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of May 1996

    110 die in ValuJet Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 Flight 592 crash in Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area, The Everglades, Florida, United States.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of May 1998

    Serial killer Hans van Zon dies of alcohol poisoning at the age of 57 in Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands.


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    22 Years Ago Today He Felt it in the Back of His Throat

    Thursday 11th of May 2000

    Double murderer Michael Lee McBride is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    As the lethal drugs began taking effect McBride said: "Pretty cool, I feel it in the back of my throat. Bye."



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 11th of May 2007

    A basement air vent in Kattenberg 79, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    0 Years Ago Today The IV Line Went into His Groin

    Wednesday 11th of May 2022

    Rapist and murderer Clarence Wayne Dixon is executed by lethal injection at the age of 67 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    Fox News media wit­ness Troy Hayden report­ed that the exe­cu­tion team had trou­ble insert­ing the IV line and that Dixon appeared to be in pain and gri­maced dur­ing the inser­tion process. He said that after about 25 min­utes, the exe­cu­tion team cut into Dixon’s groin to place the IV line there. Associated Press reporter Paul Davenport, who also wit­nessed the exe­cu­tion and saw the inci­sion being made, said at the post-exe­cu­tion news con­fer­ence that exe­cu­tion team mem­bers had ​“to wipe up a fair amount of blood“ from Dixon’s groin.



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