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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
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38 events for 23 May:

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    592 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 23rd of May 1430

    18-year-old Heroine Jeanne d'Arc aka La Pucelle d'Orléans is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve the city in Compiègne, Oise, France.

    Jeanne was then sold to the English.


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    288 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 23rd of May 1734

    Physician and inventor of animal magnetism Franz Anton Mesmer known for Mesmerism is born in Höristraße, Moos, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    174 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1848

    Aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal aka The Glider King is born in Anklam, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.


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    154 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 23rd of May 1868

    Frontiersman, fur trapper and wilderness guide Kit Christopher Houston Carson dies of abdominal aortic aneurysm at the age of 59 in Fort Lyon, Colorado, United States.


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    139 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1883

    Actor Douglas Fairbanks is born as Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, United States.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of May 1892

    Mass murderer Frederick Bailey Deeming aka Albert Williams aka Baron Swanston is executed by hanging at the age of 39 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

    About 10.000 spectators showed up to watch Deeming hang.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1906

    Poet and playwright Henrik Johan Ibsen dies of a stroke at the age of 78 in Arbins Gade 1, Oslo, Østlandet, Norway.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of May 1910

    Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline is born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1923

    16-year-old Roland Hoch is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Neue Straße 8, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1933

    Actress Joan Henrietta Collins is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1934

    Gangster Clyde Chestnut Barrow is shot dead with 23-year-old Bonnie Parker by a posse at the age of 25 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, United States.

    Barrow and Parker appeared in daylight in an automobile and were shot by a posse of four Texas officers, Frank Hamer, B.M. 'Manny' Gault, Bob Alcorn and Ted Hinton and two Louisiana officers, Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley. Barrow had 17 entrance wounds in his body.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1934

    Gangster Bonnie Elizabeth Parker is shot dead with 25-year-old Clyde Barrow by a posse at the age of 24 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, United States.

    Barrow and Parker appeared in daylight in an automobile and were shot by a posse of four Texas officers, Frank Hamer, B.M. 'Manny' Gault, Bob Alcorn and Ted Hinton and two Louisiana officers, Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley. Parker had 26 entrance wounds in her body.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1934

    Electronic music pioneer Robert Arthur 'Bob' Moog known for the Moog synthesizer is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    86 Years Ago Today His Clock Stopped Ticking

    Saturday 23rd of May 1936

    Serial killer Adolf Gustav Seefeldt aka Onkel Tick Tack is executed by the Guillotine by Carl Gröpler at the age of 66 in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 23rd of May 1937

    Business magnate and philanthropist John Davison Rockefeller dies of arteriosclerosis at the age of 98 in The Casements, Ormond Beach, Florida, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1939

    Composer Michel Colombier aka Fusion-sama is born in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of May 1941

    44-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer buys a property from Marie-Sidonie Desmit, wife of Joseph Marie Rodolphe, Prince of Colloredo Mannsfield in 21 Rue Le Sueur, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Petiot paid 495.000,- Francs. He killed between 27 (confirmed) and 64 (presumed) people in this 'hôtel'.


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    77 Years Ago Today He Was Reluctant to Open His Mouth

    Wednesday 23rd of May 1945

    Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS) Heinrich Luitpold Himmler commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 45 in 31st Civilian Interrogation Camp, Uelzener Straße 31a, Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    Doctor Wells conducted a medical exam on Himmler and attempted to examine the inside of Himmler's mouth but the prisoner was reluctant to open it and jerked his head away. Himmler then bit into a hidden cyanide pill and collapsed onto the floor.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1950

    Serial killer and cannibal Richard Trenton Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento is born in Jadon Rico, California, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of May 1958

    Kidnapper and murderer Emil Tillmann commits suicide by hanging with a belt at the age of 41 in Hotel Silber Gefängnisanstalt, Stuttgart, Dorotheenstraße 10, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of May 1958

    Victim of Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer Kathy Sue Miller is born in Seattle, Washington, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 23rd of May 1959

    55-year-old Johann Huber is shot dead by serial killer Peter Hößl aka Der Wochenendmörder in München, Bayern, Germany.

    Hößl was released from a youth prison on 13 February 1959 after serving two years for the murder of Franz Stöbich in 1956.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1967

    Actress Kitty Ting Hao aka Little Darling commits suicide due to depressive moods at the age of 28 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today She Was Highly Publicized

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1967

    4-year-old Spiritual leader of the Sethian Liberation Movement Zeena Galatea LaVey becomes the first person to receive a legal and most highly publicized Satanic baptism ever in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of May 1969

    23-year-old US Air Force mechanic Paul Adam Meyer steals a Hercules Transporter C-130 37789 aircraft and disappears above the English Channel in Royal Air Force Base, Mildenhall, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

    A few days later small pieces of wreckage of the Hercules, including a life raft washed up near the shores of the Channel Island of Alderney. Meyer's body was never found.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 23rd of May 1981

    25-year-old Irish republican hunger striker Kevin Lynch starts hungerstriking in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of May 1988

    Serial killer Roberto Succo aka L'Assassino della Luna Piena aka Il Mostro di Mestre aka Roberto il Folle commits suicide by opening a gas refill in a plastic bag over his head at the age of 26 in Carcere di San Pio X, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 1989

    29-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is sentenced to 5 years probation for sexual assault and enticing a child for immoral purposes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 23rd of May 1991

    Murderer and prison rioter Ignacio Cuevas is executed by lethal injection at the age of 60 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Cuevas and two other inmates of Huntsville's Walls Unit sparked the nation's longest prison siege by taking 16 hostages on 24 July 24 1974. Accomplices Fred Gomez Carrasco and Rudolfo Dominguez along with hostages Julia Standley and Elizabeth Beseda were killed during a shootout 10 days later.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of May 1994

    Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber dies of unknown causes at the age of 91 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of May 1997

    Artist James Lee Byars dies of cancer at the age of 65 in Anglo-American Hospital, Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 2000

    Falun Gong practicer Yulan Mei dies in police detention after she was fatally injured during force-feeding at the age of 44 in Beijing, Hebei, China.

    On 17 May Mei was force-fed by an inmate who had no medical skills at all, the feeding tube was wrongly inserted causing serious injuries. After she returned to her cell she had a headache and started to vomit blood, lapsed into a coma and never regained consciousness again. Mei was the 19th Falun Gong member to die in police custody.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 2000

    Murderer James Davis Richardson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

    73-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is denied parole for the eleventh time in Corcoran State Prison, Corcoran, California, United States.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 23rd of May 2007

    My Chinese raincoat at our temporary quarters in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 23rd of May 2013

    Singer-songwriter Georges Moustaki dies of emphysema at the age of 79 in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    5 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

    Actor Roger George Moore known for his role as British secret agent James Bond dies of cancer at the age of 90 in Chemin de la Nationale, Crans-Montana, Sierre, Switzerland.


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    3 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 23rd of May 2019

    Serial killer Bobby Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist is executed by lethal injection at the age of 66 in Florida State Prison, 23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.

    Long's last meal request was for roast beef, bacon, french fries and soda.



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