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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
Where's Your Head at?




39 events for 19 May:

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    726 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of May 1296

    192nd Pope Celestinus V dies of poor health at the age of 81 in Castello di Fumone, Fumone, Lazio, Italy.

    After Celestinus V's resignation he was imprisoned by his successor Pope Boniface VIII.


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    486 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of May 1536

    Second wife of King Henry VIII Anne Boleyn is executed by beheading at the age of 35 in Tower of London, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    She had been charged with adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft. She knelt upright, in the French style of executions. The execution consisted of a single stroke.


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    166 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of May 1856

    Victim of Henry Howard Holmes aka The Torture Doctor Benjamin Freelon Pitezel is born in Galva, Illinois, United States.


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    152 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of May 1870

    Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is born in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    141 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of May 1881

    Army officer, revolutionary and first President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk aka Father of the Turks is born in Islahhane Street, Salonica, Macedonia, Greece.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of May 1890

    Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh aka Nguyễn Tất Thành aka Nguyễn Ái Quốc is born as Nguyễn Sinh Côn in Hoàng Trù, Kim Liên, Nam Đàn, Nghệ An, Vietnam.


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    128 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of May 1894

    21-year-old Eugénie Delomme is raped and strangled by serial killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est in Beaurepaire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

    Vacher also severed Delomme's right breast. She was his first deadly victim.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of May 1910

    Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi Nathuram Vinayak Godse is born in Baramati, Maharashtra, India.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of May 1916

    Murderer Francisco Rodriguez is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of May 1918

    Artist Ferdinand Hodler dies of unknown causes at the age of 65 in Genève, Romandie, Switzerland.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of May 1923

    Murderer Angel P. Serna is born in Franklin, Arizona, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of May 1925

    Revolutionary black activist Malcolm X aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz is born as Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of May 1928

    195 die in Mather Collieries coal mine explosion in Mather, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today He Had a Sar Complexion

    Saturday 19th of May 1928

    Cambodian socialist revolutionary and leader of the Khmer Rouge Pol Pot is born as Saloth Sar in Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thom, Cambodia.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of May 1933

    Murderer Claude Buffet is born in Reims, Marne, France.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of May 1933

    Murderer Luke Nichols is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of May 1935

    Man of Action Thomas Edward Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia dies due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days earlier at the age of 47 in Clouds Hill, Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of May 1945

    Guitarist and singer-songwriter Pete Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend known from the rock band the Who is born in Chiswick, West London, United Kingdom.


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    74 Years Ago Today They Hadn't Seen that Face Before

    Wednesday 19th of May 1948

    Model, singer-songwriter and actress Grace Beverly Jones aka Grace Mendoza is born in Spanish Town, Middlesex, Jamaica.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of May 1951

    Musician Joey Ramone is born as Jeffrey Ross Hyman in Forest Hills, New York, Queens, New York, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of May 1954

    Modernist composer Charles Edward Ives dies of a stroke at the age of 80 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of May 1969

    Film director Thomas Vinterberg known for co-founding the Dogme 95 movement is born in Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of May 1971

    23-year-old Serial killer Wayne Clifford Boden aka The Vampire Rapist is arrested in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    The day before Boden raped and strangled 33-year-old high school teacher Elizabeth Anne Porteous in her apartment. Her breasts were mutilated with bite marks and amid the wreckage the police discovered Boden's broken cufflink under her body.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of May 1971

    The fresh corpse of 40-year-old Kenneth Whitacre is found on the ranch of 37-year-old Serial killer Juan Vallejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer in Yuba City, California, United States.

    In the next days a total of 24 bodies was excavated from Corona's ranch.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of May 1972

    17 people are injured in a bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe in Axel Springer Hochhaus, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße 20, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

    The 2 Juni Kommando claimed responsability for the attack.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of May 1972

    Radical left organisation the Weather Underground places a bomb in the women's bathroom in the Air Force wing in The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States.

    The damage caused flooding that destroyed computer tapes holding classified information.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of May 1981

    17-year-old Sandra Lynn Wolfsteiner is abducted, raped and beaten to death by serial killer Clifford Olson aka The Vancouver Butcher in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of May 1987

    13-year-old Oleg Makarenkov is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Revda Station, Revda, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.

    Makarenkov's body was not found until 1991, after Chikatilo's arrest.


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    35 Years Ago Today She Carried Out Her Plan

    Tuesday 19th of May 1987

    Science fiction writer Alice Bradley Sheldon aka James Tiptree Jr. commits suicide a shot in the head at the age of 72 in McLean, Virginia, United States.

    Sheldon shot dead her invalid and blind 84-year-old husband Huntingdon in his sleep first. Sheldon herself was suffering health issues caused by a lifetime of smoking.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of May 1994

    Cyclist Luis Ocaña commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 49 in Nogaro, Gers, France.

    Ocaña was depressed over financial matters and was also suffering from liver cirrhosis, hepatitis C and cancer.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of May 1994

    First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Lee Bouvier aka Jackie Kennedy dies of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 65 in 1040 Fifth Avenue, New York, Upper East Side, New York, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of May 1997

    Triple murderer Richard Gerry Drinkard is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Drinkard's last meal request was for a cheeseburger, french fries, Coca-Cola and strawberry ice cream.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of May 1998

    Rapist and murderer Pedro Cruz Muniz is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 21 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 19th of May 2001

    Pressure gauges at an abandoned factory in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 19th of May 2002

    The fortress where Marquis de Sade was imprisoned in 1777 and where he remained until February 1784 when it was closed and de Sade was transferred to the Bastille in Château de Vincennes, Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, France.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of May 2005

    Murderer Richard Michael 'Rich' Cartwright is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Cartwright's last meal request was for fried chicken, a cheeseburger, onion rings, french fries, bacon, sausage, cheesecake and cinnamon rolls.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of May 2007

    48-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Wie Man dem Zerrissenen Hasen die Aktionskunst Erklärt' in Kulttuuritalo Annis, Annankatu 6, Pori, Satakunta, Finland.

    I took a wooden crate with 15kgs of dirt from my hole on the airplane and buried it close to the culture center. The performance started with digging up the crate to everybody’s amazement. I carried the crate inside and hacked it to pieces with a spade. I took a toy hare and removed the filling with my mouth. Then I filled the empty hare with dirt, also using my mouth to do that. Then I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art where I spread the dirt in several spaces. The empty hare was left behind at night in a children’s playground.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of May 2012

    53-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Fatal Motorcycle Bumper Pull Up of Ho Chi Minh and Joey Ramone as if Composed by Charles Ives' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Mu.ZEE, Romestraat 11, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    A music performance of Club Moral with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven whereby I screamed with my head in a bucket filled with water crawled on the floor between the audience and ate dirt from my hole. On 19 May Ho Chi Minh, Malcolm X, Grace Jones and Joey Ramone were born and Lawrence of Arabia, Charles Ives and Jackie Kennedy died.


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    1 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of May 2021

    Murderer Quintin Philippe Jones is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



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