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34th year  -  N° 146                 Sunday, 26 May 2019         Antwerpen		
Anyone Who Had a Heart




25 events for 5 May:

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    234 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of May 1785

    Composer Franz Xaver Schnizer dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 45 in Ottobeuren, Bayern, Germany.


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    206 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of May 1813

    Philosopher, theologian and social critic Søren Aabye Kierkegaard is born in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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    201 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of May 1818

    Economist and revolutionary communist Karl Heinrich Marx is born in Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    198 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of May 1821

    War leader Napoléon Bonaparte dies of stomach cancer at the age of 52 in Longwood House, Longwood, Saint Helena, United Kingdom.


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    146 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of May 1873

    Assassin Leon Frank Czolgosz aka The Man who shot William McKinley is born in Alpena, Michigan, United States.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of May 1905

    Murderer Frank Guglielmo is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of May 1914

    Actor Tyrone Edmund Power is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of May 1919

    A female torso, presumed victim of 56-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof is found in Luisenstädtischer Kanal, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

    On 17 May 1919 the head, pelvis and parts of meat are found in the river Spree close to Jungfernheide railway station.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of May 1941

    Artist and pioneer independent artist's book publisher Guy Schraenen is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of May 1942

    Singer-songwriter Tammy Wynette aka The First Lady of Country Music is born as Virginia Wynette Pugh in Tremont, Mississippi, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of May 1967

    Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal Ernest Miller is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of May 1972

    115 die in Alitalia Flight 112 Douglas DC-8-43 crash into a mountain in Montagna Longa, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of May 1975

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Siegfried Hausner dies of pulmonary edema at the age of 23 in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stammheim, Asperger Straße 60, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    Hausner was severely wounded in the explosion of the German Embassy in Stockholm on 24 April with burns to over 40% of his body and a fractured skull. Despite the recommendations of Swedish doctors Hausner was immediately flown back to West Germany and hospitalized in Stammheim Prison which had neither the equipment or specialist staff to treat severe burns.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of May 1975

    48-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is sentenced to 60 years imprisonment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of May 1980

    19-year-old Valerie Ann Street aka Shelley Dudley is abducted, sexually assaulted and asphyxiated by serial killer Richard Cottingham aka The Torso Killer in Quality Inn Room 132, Route 17, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of May 1981

    Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Robert Gerard Sands dies after 66 days of hungerstriking at the age of 27 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    Sands was the first to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of May 1981

    Start of the trial against 35-year-old Serial killer Peter William Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    37 Years Ago Today He Sent a Large Number of Match Heads

    Wednesday 5th of May 1982

    The bomb mailed to Professor Patrick Fisher by 40-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber explodes when opened, injuring Fischer’s secretary, Janet Smith in Vanderbilt University Computer Science Department, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

    The package was originally sent to Fischer at Pennsylvania State University but was later forwarded. The bomb consisted of smokeless powder and a large number of match heads. The package has a false return address, stating it came from LeRoy Bearnson, a professor of electrical engineering at Utah’s Brigham Young University.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of May 1997

    Transvestite serial killer Samuel Jacques Coetzee aka Kim commits suicide by an overdose of medication in Boksburg Correctional Services, Barry Marais Rd, Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

    Coetzee stood on trial for the killing of four men and a boy together with his ex-partner John Frank Brown. Coetzee left a note saying he no longer wanted to live.


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    20 Years Ago Today It Was Time to Go

    Wednesday 5th of May 1999

    Double murderer Robert Wayne Vickers aka Bonzai Bob is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    On 4 March 1982 Vickers, already on death row for killing fellow inmate Frank Ponciano in 1978, doused fellow inmate Wilmar 'Buster' Holsinger and his cell with some Vitalis he had been saving and then threw burning toilet paper on Holsinger, setting him ablaze. Holsinger died as a result of tracheobronchial bums suffered in the resulting flash fire. Vickers' last meal request was for Green Chili Burros burritos with barbecued steak, french fries and ketchup, vanilla ice cream, cream soda, cigarette. Vickers' last words were "time to go."


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of May 1999

    Murderer Clydell Coleman is executed by lethal injection at the age of 63 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 5th of May 2001

    Racks stacked with abandoned ICC art catalogues in Montebellostraat 31, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of May 2005

    46-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Noise-Electronics-Computerpunk' in Art-Klub Premiera, Svetlanskaya 15a, Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.

    A music performance with electronics and voices with punk guitarist Mityai, followed by a duet with a Tibetan-Mongolian throatsinger.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of May 2007

    114 die in Kenya Airways Boeing 737-8AL Flight 507 crash in Douala International Airport, Mbanga Pongo, Douala, Kenya.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 5th of May 2007

    Chilling reminiscenses of the Stasi past in Untersuchungshaftanstalt Hohenschönhausen, Genslerstraße 66, Berlin, Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany.



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