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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?




33 events for 18 May:

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    241 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of May 1781

    Revolutionary leader Túpac Amaru II is executed by quartering at the age of 43 in Cusco, Cusco, Peru.

    Amaru was first forced to bear witness to the execution of his wife Micaela Bastidas, his eldest son Hipólito, his uncle Francisco Tupa Amaro, his brother-in-law Antonio Bastidas and some of his captains before his own death. After the failed dismemberment by four horses Amaru's body was quartered and he was then beheaded.


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    210 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of May 1812

    Assassin John Bellingham known for the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is executed by hanging at the age of 43 in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Bellingham's skull was preserved at St Bartholomew's Hospital Pathology Museum in London.


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    207 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of May 1815

    6-year-old Adelheid Miltenberg is poisoned with arsenic by serial poisoner Gesche Gottfried aka Der Engel von Bremen in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.

    Adelheid was Gottfried's daughter.


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    154 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of May 1868

    Emperor of Russia Nikolai II aka Nikolai the Bloody is born in Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    150 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of May 1872

    Philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist Bertrand Arthur William Russell is born in Ravenscroft, Trellech, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom.


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    141 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of May 1881

    Architect Walter Adolph Georg Gropius known for founding the Bauhaus School is born in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of May 1889

    Engineer and chemist Thomas Midgley aka the One-Man Environmental Disaster is born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of May 1897

    Film director Frank Russel Capra is born as Francesco Rosario Capra in Bisacquino, Sicilia, Italy.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of May 1911

    Romantic composer Gustav Mahler dies of bacterial endocarditis at the age of 51 in Löw Sanatorium, Mariannengasse 20, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of May 1912

    Singer and television personality Perry Pierino Ronald Como is born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of May 1917

    Axe murderess Germaine Leloy-Godefroy is born in Crosmières, Pays de la Loire, France.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of May 1920

    Ioannes Paulus II is born as Karol Józef Wojtyła in Wadowice, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.


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    95 Years Ago Today A Criminal was Made

    Wednesday 18th of May 1927

    Mass murderer Andrew Philip Kehoe detonates dynamite stored inside his shrapnel-filled truck, killing himself and Superintendent Huyck during a struggle at the age of 55 in Bath Consolidated School, Bath Township, Michigan, United States.

    Between 16 May and the morning of 18 May Kehoe killed his wife Ellen 'Nellie' Price. He moved her body to a farm building before setting off incendiary explosions in their house and farm buildings. About the same time he had arranged timed explosions in the new Bath Consolidated School building. In all 44 people died and 58 were injured in the explosions. After the bombings investigators found a wooden sign wired to the farm's fence with Kehoe's last message "Criminals are made, not born".


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of May 1927

    Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is born in Fargo, North Dakota, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of May 1928

    The home of 54-year-old New York State Electrician aka executioner Robert Greene Elliott is bombed by persons unknown in Long Island, New York, United States.

    The bombing was presumed to be a revenge for the execution of Sacco & Vanzetti.


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    86 Years Ago Today She Couldn't Take His Body with Her

    Monday 18th of May 1936

    31-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe strangles her lover Kichizo Ishida and cuts off his penis and testicles in Tokyo, Ogu, Kantō, Japan.

    "Because I couldn't take his head or body with me. I wanted to take the part of him that brought back to me the most vivid memories."


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    85 Years Ago Today She Was Wasted Away

    Tuesday 18th of May 1937

    Double murderess Christine Papin dies of cachexia at the age of 32 in Asyle Départemental Saint-Méen, Rennes, Bretagne, France.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of May 1942

    40-year-old Gladys Hosking is strangled by serial killer Edward Leonski aka The Singing Strangler in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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    77 Years Ago Today He Carried a Length of Rope

    Friday 18th of May 1945

    18-year-old Serial killer Harvey Murray Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer is caught in the act of breaking into the apartment of Elma Hamum in Vrain Street, Denver, Colorado, United States.

    A length of rope and a .25-caliber pistol were found in Glatman's possession. Glatman was charged with first-degree robbery and his parents posted bail.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of May 1953

    The body of Beryl Evans is exhumed to establish wether 54-year-old Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place had indeed murdered her, in Gunnersbury Cemetery, 143 Gunnersbury Avenue, London, Acton, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of May 1958

    Musician Xavier Rathé is born in Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of May 1960

    24-year-old Kidnapper and murderer Arthur Hosein marries 33-year-old Elisabeth Fisher at the Registry Office in London, Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    62 Years Ago Today He Was Mummy's Boy

    Wednesday 18th of May 1960

    Spree killer and mass murderer Michael Robert Ryan aka The Rambo Killer is born in Savernake Hospital, Marlborough, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of May 1967

    Joyce Lynn Cassel is attacked and raped by foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer in South East Pine, Portland, Oregon, United States.

    Cassel survived.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of May 1969

    Triple murderer Sean Richard Sellers aka The Schoolboy Night Stalker aka The Night Roomer is born in Corcoran, California, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today There Were 29 Points of Similarity

    Tuesday 18th of May 1971

    33-year-old Elizabeth Anne Porteous is raped and strangled by serial killer Wayne Boden aka The Vampire Rapist in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Porteous' breasts were mutilated with bite marks. A local orthodontist managed to demonstrate 29 points of similarity between the bite marks in Porteous' body and Boden's teeth.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of May 1980

    Musician Ian Kevin Curtis known from Joy Division commits suicide by hanging at the age of 23 in 77 Barton Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

    Curtis had just viewed Werner Herzog's film 'Stroszek' and listened to Iggy Pop's album 'The Idiot'.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of May 1993

    Murderer John Christopher Sawyers is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of May 1998

    Murderer Robert Anthony Carter is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    23 Years Ago Today Il n'avait plus de Plaisir

    Tuesday 18th of May 1999

    Mass murderer Günter Hermann Günter commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 37 in Hotel Mon Plaisir, 218 Route d'Arlon, Strassen, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

    Ewen killed four people and wounded at least nine others in Dillingen, Germany on 16 May 1999, before escaping to Sierck-les-Bains, France, where he killed another person and wounded two more. Hunted by German and French police Ewen committed suicide.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of May 2004

    Double murderer Kelsey Patterson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    17 Years Ago Today He Wouldn't Have to Wake Up in Prison Any More

    Wednesday 18th of May 2005

    Murderer Bryan Eric Wolfe is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Wolfe's last meal request was for fried chicken legs, fried pork chops, barbecue ribs, french fries, peach cobbler and a banana. Wolfe's last words were "I will be OK. I am at peace with all of this and I won't have to wake up in prison any more. I love you all. I totally surrender to the Lord. I am ready, Warden."



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 18th of May 2007

    An easy step for dogs in a shop window while scoring all kinds of useful artefacts for a performance in Kulttuuritalo Annis, Annankatu 6, Pori, Satakunta, Finland.



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