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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
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36 events for 6 May:

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    521 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of May 1501

    222nd Pope Marcellus II is born as Marcello Cervini degli Spannochi in Montefano, Marche, Italy.


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    448 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of May 1574

    236th Pope Innocentius X is born as Giovanni Battista Pamphilj in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    344 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of May 1678

    Composer Joseph Chabanceau de La Barre dies of unknown causes at the age of 45 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    264 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of May 1758

    Leader of the French Revolution Maximilien François Marie Isidore Robespierre is born in Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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    184 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of May 1838

    Composer Alfred Humphreys Pease is born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.


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    166 Years Ago Today He Had Nothing on His Mind

    Tuesday 6th of May 1856

    Neurologist Sigmund Freud aka The Father of Psychoanalysis is born as Sigismund Schlomo Freud in Schlossergasse 117, Freiberg, Mähren, Austria.


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    160 Years Ago Today Came Good Sailing

    Tuesday 6th of May 1862

    Writer, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau known for his book ‘Walden’ dies of tuberculosis at the age of 45 in Concord, Massachusetts, United States.

    Thoreau's last words were "Now comes good sailing" followed by two lone words, "moose" and "Indian".


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    159 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of May 1863

    Murderer John Shirley is executed by hanging in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

    Three thousand men, women and children watched Shirley's hanging on the open ground south of the guardhouse.


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    142 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of May 1880

    Expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is born in Aschaffenburg, Bayern, Germany.


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    127 Years Ago Today He Was a Spoiled Child

    Monday 6th of May 1895

    Actor and sex symbol Rudolph Valentino aka Latin Lover is born as Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla in Castellaneta, Apulia, Italy.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of May 1898

    Gauleiter of Sudetengau Konrad Ernst Eduard Henlein is born in Vratislavice nad Nisou, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of May 1902

    Film director Max Ophüls is born as Maximillian Oppenheimer in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany.


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    112 Years Ago Today He Was Very Glad

    Friday 6th of May 1910

    King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India Edward VII aka Bertie dies of several heart attacks at the age of 69 in Buckingham Palace, London, Westminster, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of May 1915

    Actor and film director Orson George Welles is born in 463 Park Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of May 1920

    Serial killer Martha Beck aka The Lonely Hearts Killers (with Raymond Fernandez) is born as Martha Jule Seabrook in Milton, Florida, United States.

    Allegedly due to a glandular problem Beck was overweight and underwent puberty prematurely.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of May 1930

    Serial killer David Joseph Carpenter aka The Trailside Killer is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of May 1932

    75-year-old Paul Doumer is shot in the head by assassin Paul Gorguloff in Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, 11 Rue Berryer, Paris, XIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Two shots hit Doumer at the base of the skull and in the right armpit. Doumer was rushed to Beaujon Hospital where he died the next morning.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of May 1937

    36 die in LZ 129 Hindenburg airship fire in Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.

    The Hindenburg disaster was the subject of spectacular newsreel coverage, photographs and eyewitness reports from the landing field.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of May 1943

    Leader of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe aka Rote Armee Fraktion Andreas Bernd Baader is born in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of May 1949

    Poet and writer Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck dies of a heart attack at the age of 87 in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of May 1950

    Cop killer George Miller is executed by hanging at the age of 62 in Lansing Correctional Facility, 301 E Kansas Avenue, Lansing, Kansas, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of May 1953

    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of May 1960

    47-year-old Catalan communist and assassin Ramón Mercader aka Jacques Mornard aka Frank Jacson known for the assassination of Russian Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky is released from prison in Palacio de Lecumberri, Mexico City, Mexico.

    Mercader moved to Havana where Fidel Castro's new revolutionary government welcomed him.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of May 1963

    23-year-old Beverly Samans is stabbed to death by serial killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man in 4 University Road, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of May 1966

    Serial killers the Moors Murderers aka Ian Brady and Myra Hindley are sentenced to 3 and 2 respectively concurrent terms of life-imprisonment in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of May 1974

    20-year-old Roberta Kathleen Parks is bludgeoned to death by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States.

    Parks' skull was later found on Taylor Mountain. Bundy confessed to her murder shortly before his execution. 


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of May 1985

    Fifteenth bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Direction Supérieure de la Logistique et des Finances de la Gendarmerie, Rue Père Eudore Devroye 245, Brussel, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brabant, Belgium.

    It was a revenge because the State Police failed to warn 2 firemen who got killed in the attack of 1 May 1985.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of May 1986

    73-year-old Charles Quarell is suffocated by serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler in King James Street, London, Southwark, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of May 1992

    Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich dies of renal failure at the age of 91 in 12 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, VIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of May 1997

    Murderer Terry Washington is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of May 1998

    Serial killer Bai Baoshan is executed by a shot in the back of the head at the age of 40 in Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uyghur, China.

    Baoshan and two accomplices killed 10 people, including police officers, security guards and civilians, and stole 1.5 million yuan. Baoshan killed his accomplice Wu Ziming and made off with the money.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of May 1998

    47-year-old Serial killer Donato Bilancia aka Il Mostro della Liguria is arrested in Ospedale San Martino, Genova, Liguria, Italy.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 6th of May 2002

    Weird garden furniture in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of May 2003

    Murderer Roger Dale Vaughn is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Vaughn's last meal request was for a double meat cheeseburger with everything, a baked potato, a salad, a Coke and butter pecan ice cream.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of May 2010

    23-year-old Lashkar-e-Taiba Islamist terrorist Ajmal Mohammed Amir Kasab is found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and of waging war against India and sentenced to death for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India.

    Kasab was the only attacker captured alive by police.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of May 2012

    53-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Prelude to a Motorcycle Accident' with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in The Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    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 a bouquet of flowers that I spewed out again.



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