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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
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31 events for 28 May:

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    284 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of May 1738

    Physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin is born in Saintes, Poitou-Charentes, France.


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    182 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of May 1840

    Artist Hans Makart known for his influence on Gustav Klimt is born in Schloss Mirabell, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of May 1905

    Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe is born in Tokyo, Kanda, Kantō, Japan.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of May 1906

    37-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for fraud in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of May 1908

    Writer, journalist and naval intelligence officer Ian Lancaster Fleming known for the James Bond spy novels is born in 27 Green Street, London, Mayfair, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of May 1921

    Writer Heinz G. Konsalik is born as Heinz Günther in Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of May 1923

    Composer György Sándor Ligeti is born in Dicsőszentmárton, Mureş, Romania.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of May 1935

    23-year-old Wife of Adolf Hitler for one day Eva Anna Paula Braun is found unconscious after swallowing 35 tablets of Vanodorm in a suicide attempt in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of May 1940

    Double murderer Boyd Henry Wilson is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 44 in Nevada State Prison, 3301 E. 5th Street, Carson City, Nevada, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of May 1944

    Singer-songwriter Gladys Maria Knight known from Gladys Knight & the Pips is born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of May 1947

    Camp doctor in Auschwitz and Mauthausen Friedrich Karl Entress is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Kriegsverbrechergefängnis, Landsberg am Lech, Oberbayern, Germany.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of May 1948

    Aristocratic socialite and devotee of Adolf Hitler Unity Valkyrie Mitford dies of meningitis caused by the cerebral swelling around a bullet lodged in her head after a suicide attempt in 1939 at the age of 34 in West Highland Cottage Hospital, Polvinister Gardens, Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    73 Years Ago Today She Was WOW

    Saturday 28th of May 1949

    Musician Wendy O. Orlean Williams aka The Queen of Shock Rock known from The Plasmatics is born in Webster, New York, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of May 1959

    92 die in train derailment in Tasikmalaja, West Java, Indonesia.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of May 1964

    35-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for car theft in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of May 1965

    375 die in methane gas explosion in Dharwad, Karnataka, India.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of May 1971

    Most decorated American soldier of WWII Audie Leon Murphy dies in a private plane crash at the age of 46 in Brush Mountain, Appalachian Trail, Catawba, Virginia, United States.

    The pilot and four other passengers were also killed.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of May 1972

    King of the United Kingdom Edward VIII aka The Duke of Windsor dies of throat cancer at the age of 78 in 4 Rue du Champ d'Entrainement, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of May 1977

    165 die in Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Beverly Hills Supper Club, Southgate, Kentucky, United States.

    "When I got to the inside doors, which is about 30 feet inside the building, I saw these big double doors, and people were stacked like cordwood. They were clear up to the top. They just kept diving out on each other trying to get out. I looked back over the pile of – it wasn't dead people, there were dead and alive in that pile – and I went in and I just started to grab them two at a time and pull them off the stack, and drag them out..."


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of May 1981

    Cardinal Archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw Stefan Wyszyński aka The Primate of the Millennium dies of unknown causes at the age of 80 in Warszawa, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of May 1981

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

    Hurson replaced Brendan McLaughlin who withdrew following a perforated stomach ulcer.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of May 1981

    30-year-old Christine Schultz is shot dead by murderess Laurie Bembenek aka Run, Bambi, Run in 1701 W Ramsey Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    Schultz was lying on her right side, facing west. She wore a yellow Adidas T-shirt and white panties. A clothesline-type cord was tied around her hands, binding them in front of her, and a blue bandanna-type scarf was wrapped around her head, gagging her mouth. The T-shirt was torn near the wound, a large bullet hole in her right shoulder. There was no sign of a struggle.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of May 1986

    70-year-old Wilfred Parkes is choked to death by serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler in Albamarle House, Stockwell Park Road, London, Stockwell, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of May 1987

    Murderer Anthony Charles Williams is executed by lethal injection at the age of 28 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of May 1993

    37-year-old Christopher Dunn is tortured to death by serial killer Colin Ireland aka The Gay Slayer in London, Wealdstone, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of May 1996

    13-year-old Sabine Dardenne is abducted and held imprisoned by kidnapper, serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux in Kain, Hainaut, Belgium.

    She was locked up in a cellar for 80 days with 14-year-old Laetitia Delhez, abducted on 9 August 1996.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of May 1997

    47-year-old Imaginary serial killer Sture Ragnar Bergwall aka Thomas Quick aka Sätermannen is convicted to indefinite confinement in a security asylum for the criminally insane for the 1988 murder of the Israeli tourist Yinon Levy in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.

    This is Bergwall's fourth conviction for serial killing. In September 2010 he was acquitted for most of the crimes he committed and on 30 July 2013 he was acquitted of the last of eight murder convictions.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of May 1997

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

    Madden asked that his last meal be provided to a homeless person, but was denied by state officials.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of May 2002

    Murderer Napoleon Beazley is executed by lethal injection at the age of 26 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of May 2007

    Artist Jörg Immendorff dies of Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 62 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 28th of May 2009

    A brand new oak floor in our kitchen in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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