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

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    428 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of May 1594

    Painter Tintoretto aka Il Furioso dies of fever at the age of 76 in Fondamenta dei Mori, Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

    Tintoretto was seized with severe stomach pains that prevented him from sleeping and eating for almost a fortnight.


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    213 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of May 1809

    Composer Franz Joseph Haydn aka The Father of the Symphony dies of natural causes at the age of 77 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

    Haydn's last words were "My children, have no fear, for where Haydn is, no harm can fall".


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    203 Years Ago Today He Appeared Between the Leaves of Grass

    Monday 31st of May 1819

    Poet and writer Walt Walter Whitman aka The Father of Free Verse is born in West Hills, New York, United States.


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    165 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 31st of May 1857

    259th Pope Pius XI is born as Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti in Desio, Lombardia, Italy.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of May 1878

    Murderer Eugène-Marie Chantrelle is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Calton Prison, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    Chantrelle poisoned his 26-year-old wife Elizabeth Dyer by inserting opium into her food.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of May 1922

    Solicitor and murderer Herbert Rowse Armstrong is executed by hanging Armstrong was the only solicitor in the history of the United Kingdom to have been hanged for murder. at the age of 53 in Gloucester Prison, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of May 1928

    Cop killer Frederick Guy Browne is executed by hanging at the age of 47 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    While waiting for sentence to be carried out Browne tried to commit suicide three times, once by hanging himself and then by cutting his throat. He even tried to go on a hunger strike and had to be force fed.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of May 1928

    Cop killer William Henry Kennedy is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 31st of May 1930

    Actor and film director Clint Clinton Eastwood is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of May 1945

    Film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder is born in Bad Wörishofen, Bayern, Germany.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 31st of May 1953

    Artist Vladimir Yevgraphovich Tatlin dies of unknown causes at the age of 68 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of May 1960

    Writer Willem Elsschot dies of skin cancer at the age of 78 in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of May 1962

    SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Otto Eichmann known for organising the Holocaust is executed by hanging at the age of 56 in Ayalon Prison, Ramla, Center District, Israel.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of May 1965

    Actress and child star Brooke Christa Shields is born in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of May 1965

    37-year-old Founder of the Five-Percent Nation Clarence 13X aka The Father is arrested and charged with assault and battery, conspiracy, disorderly conduct, marijuana possession, resisting arrest, and unlawful assembly in New York City, New York, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of May 1966

    Victim of Christian Ranucci aka Le Pull-Over Rouge Marie-Dolorès Rambla is born in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of May 1967

    80-year-old Jan Donse aka Oom Cupido is stabbed to death by serial killer Hans van Zon in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of May 1968

    12-year-old Child killer Mary Flora Bell aka Child of Hell and Norma Bell break into the local nursery, leaving notes referring to the murder of 4-year-old Martin Brown in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

    The police dismissed the incident as a prank.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of May 1972

    In a taped speech 38-year-old Journalist and leader of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ulrike Marie Meinhof calls up students to take up arms and fight the system in Goethe Universität Hörsaal VI, Mertonstraße 17, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of May 1974

    Bomb attack by the Radical left organisation the Weather Underground on the office of the California Attorney General in Sacramento, California, United States.

    The attack was in response to the killing of six members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of May 1984

    30-year-old Spree killer Linwood Earl Briley leads the escape of 6 convicted killers from the Mecklenberg Correctional Centre in Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Boydton, Virginia, United States.

    Linwood and James Briley, Lem Tuggle, Earl Clanton, Derick Peterson and Willie Jones were all arrested within 3 weeks.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of May 1989

    Fashion model Daul Kim is born in Seoul, Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of May 1990

    78-year-old Joseph Joe Proce is shot in the back by serial killer Heriberto Seda aka The New York Zodiac Killer in 74-27 87th Road, New York, Queens, New York, United States.

    Proce survived the attack but died in the hospital on 24 June.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of May 1991

    Writer Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 78 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom.


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    26 Years Ago Today He Tuned Out

    Friday 31st of May 1996

    Psychologist and writer Timothy Francis Leary known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs dies of prostate cancer at the age of 76 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Leary's death was videotaped for posterity at his request, capturing his final words. His last word, according to his son Zach was "beautiful."


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of May 2000

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



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 31st of May 2003

    Wind-beaten trees in Kunsthalle Lophem, Torhoutsesteenweg 52a, Zedelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of May 2010

    Artist Louise Joséphine Bourgeois aka Spiderwoman dies of a heart attack at the age of 99 in Beth Israel Medical Center, First Avenue at 16th Street, New York City, New York, United States.


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    2 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 31st of May 2020

    Artist Javacheff Vladimirov Christo dies of natural causes at the age of 85 in New York City, New York, United States.



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