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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
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30 events for 13 May:

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    367 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of May 1655

    244th Pope Innocentius XIII is born as Michelangelo dei Conti in Poli, Lazio, Italy.


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    230 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of May 1792

    255th Pope Pius IX is born as Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti in Senigallia, Marche, Italy.


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    195 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of May 1827

          97-year-old Elise Schmidt       is poisoned with arsenic by serial poisoner Gesche Gottfried aka Der Engel von Bremen in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.

         


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    153 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of May 1869

    Solicitor and murderer Herbert Rowse Armstrong is born in Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom.


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    140 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of May 1882

    Artist Georges Braque is born in Argenteuil, Val d'Oise, France.


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    115 Years Ago Today She Was not Rebecca

    Monday 13th of May 1907

    Writer and playwright Daphne du Maurier is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of May 1931

    Founder and leader of the Peoples Temple Jim James Warren Jones is born in Lynn, Indiana, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of May 1939

    Actor Harvey Keitel is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of May 1941

    Singer-songwriter Ritchie Valens is born as Richard Steven Valenzuela in Los Angeles, Pacoima, California, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of May 1947

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Irmgard Möller is born in Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of May 1950

    Singer-songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder is born as Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of May 1957

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Andrea Martina Klump is born in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of May 1961

    Actor Gary Cooper dies of cancer at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of May 1962

    Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline dies of a rheumatic heart disease at the age of 52 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of May 1968

    Double murderer James Lee Clark is born in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of May 1969

    196 die in Sino-Malay race riots in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of May 1972

    118 die in Sennichi Department Store Building fire in Osaka, Sennichimae, Kinki, Japan.

    Most of the dead were found in the Playtown Cabaret on the 6th floor. 93 suffered carbon dioxide poisoning, three died from compression injuries in the chest and abdomen (meaning that they were probably trampled to death) and 22 died from jumping.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of May 1972

    Multiple murderer Marion Butler Dudley is born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of May 1978

    40-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 62. Aktion (lehraktion) in Schloss Prinzendorf, Schloss Straße 1, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, Niederösterreich, Austria.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of May 1979

    20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Installation - 2' in Turfschip, Chasséveld, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

    I was hanging with my arms spread and blindfolded in a darkened corridor. To my feet ropes were attached, leading to the door. Each time somebody entered he/she pulled my body towards him/her.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of May 1981

    61-year-old Ioannes Paulus II is shot and wounded by 24-year-old Mehmet Ali Ağca in Piazza San Pietro, Rome, Vatican City, Lazio, Italy.

    The Pope was struck four times and suffered severe blood loss.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of May 1984

    20-year-old Ngeun Thi 'Peggy' Long is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Bobby Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist in Tampa, Florida, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today He Didn't Move Anymore

    Monday 13th of May 1985

    Founder of MOVE black liberation group John Africa is fatally shot during an armed standoff with the Philadelphia Police Department at the age of 54 in 6221 Osage Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, .

    Africa was killed along with five other adults and five children when the Philadelphia Police Department head of bomb disposal dropped a satchel containing a gel-based explosive from a Pennsylvania State Police helicopter on a fortified bunker occupied by members of MOVE. The resulting explosion started a fire that resulted in the destruction of 65 homes in the neighborhood.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 13th of May 1990

    30-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal rents room 213 where he will kill and dismember 13 people in less than 2 years in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of May 1997

    Murderer Anthony Ray Westley is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 13th of May 2002

    Concrete summer in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of May 2005

    Serial killer Michael Bruce Ross aka The Roadside Strangler is executed by lethal injection at the age of 46 in Osborn Correctional Institution, 335 Bilton Road, Somers, Connecticut, United States.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of May 2014

    301 die in Soma Kömür İşletmeleri A.Ş. Mine explosion and fire in Soma Kömür İşletmeleri A.Ş. Mine, Soma, Manisa, Turkey.


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    4 Years Ago Today He Ascended

    Sunday 13th of May 2018

    Avant-garde composer and guitarist Glenn Branca dies of throat cancer at the age of 70 in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    3 Years Ago Today She Went on a Sentimental Journey

    Monday 13th of May 2019

    Actress, singer and animal rights activist Doris Day dies of pneumonia at the age of 95 in Carmel Valley Village, California, United States.



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