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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Die Kleinen und die Bösen




35 events for 15 November:

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    155 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of November 1864

    Murderer John Henry George Lee aka Babbacombe Lee aka The Man They Couldn't Hang is born in Abbotskerswell, Devon, United Kingdom.


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    152 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of November 1867

    Murderer Scott Holderman is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in Lawrence, Kansas, United States.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of November 1887

    Painter Georgia O'Keeffe aka The Mother of American Modernism is born in 2405 Hwy T, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of November 1887

    Murderer Lee Mosier is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Wichita, Kansas, United States.


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    128 Years Ago Today He Was a Small Fox

    Sunday 15th of November 1891

    Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel aka Wüstenfuchs is born in Heidenheim an der Brenz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of November 1892

    Serial killer Thomas Neill Cream aka The Strychnine Specialist is executed by hanging at the age of 42 in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    The executioner, James Billington, claimed that Cream's last words on the scaffold were "I am Jack The..." However records show that Cream was in prison at the time of the last three Ripper murders in 1888.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of November 1907

    Would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler Claus Philipp Maria Schenk von Stauffenberg is born in Schloss Jettingen, Jettingen, Bayern, Germany.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of November 1928

    Serial killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of November 1930

    Writer James Graham Ballard is born in Shanghai International Settlement, Shanghai, China.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of November 1932

    Singer and actress Petula Sally Olwen Clark is born in Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of November 1936

    Singer-songwriter Wolf Karl Biermann is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    76 Years Ago Today He Was the Prophet

    Monday 15th of November 1943

    Founding member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Donald David DeFreeze aka Field Marshal Cinque Mtume is born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of November 1949

    Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi Nathuram Vinayak Godse is executed by hanging at the age of 39 in Ambala, Haryana, India.

    Godse was hanged along with 39-year-old co-conspirator Narayan Apte.


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    63 Years Ago Today He Was Delivered

    Thursday 15th of November 1956

    Pizza delivery man Brian Douglas Wells aka The Human Pizza Delivery Bomb is born in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of November 1958

    Actor Tyrone Edmund Power dies of a heart attack at the age of 44 in Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

    Power was stricken with a massive heart attack while filming a dueling scene for the epic 'Solomon and Sheba' by King Vidor with his frequent co-star and friend George Sanders. Power died en route to the hospital.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of November 1960

    Mass murderer Robert Raymond Cook is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in Alberta Provincial Gaol, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.

    Cook shot and bludgeoned to death seven member of his family; 53-year-old Raymond Cook, his 37-year-old wife Daisy Mae, 9-year-old Gerald, 8-year-old Patrick, 7-year-old Christopher, 5-year-old Kathy, and 3-year-old Linda Mae.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of November 1969

    16-year-old Sieglinde Hübner is stabbed to death and mutilated by serial killer Manfred Wittmann aka The Beast of Oberfranken in Kaltenbrunn, Bayern, Germany.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of November 1971

    18-year-old Susie Marie Heppeard is attacked by serial killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter in Anchorage, Spenard, Alaska, United States.

    Heppeard screamed and a roommate called the police. Moments later the police arrived and they found Hansen wandering around the neighborhood a little over an hour later. Heppeard positively identified Hansen and then a grand jury charged him with assault with a deadly weapon.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of November 1976

    Actor Jean Gabin dies of leukemia at the age of 72 in American Hospital, 63 Blvd Victor Hugo, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of November 1978

    Mass murderer Nordine Amrani is born in Brussel, Ixelles, Brabant, Belgium.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of November 1978

    Anthropologist Margaret Mead dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 77 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of November 1978

    183 die in Loftleiðir HF LL 001 Douglas DC-8-63CF crash on landing in Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Basnahira Palata, Sri Lanka.

    The crash killed 8 of the 13 Icelandic crew members, 5 reserve crew members and 170 mostly Indonesian Muslim pilgrims from South Borneo. There were 79 survivors, 47 without injuries.


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    40 Years Ago Today There Were no Serious Injuries

    Thursday 15th of November 1979

    37-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber mails Bomb #3 with a crude altimeter as a trigger to a non-existing address in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    The bomb exploded on board of American Airlines Flight 444 Boeing 727 en route to Washington. Eighteen people were treated for smoke inhalation but there were no serious injuries.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of November 1984

    Baby Fae known for becoming the first infant receiving the heart of a baboon dies of heart failure due to rejection of the transplant at the age of 0 in Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California, United States.

    Baby Fae lived 21 days with the heart of a baboon.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of November 1985

    Surrealist artist Méret Elisabeth Oppenheim dies of a heart attack at the age of 72 in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland.


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    34 Years Ago Today Bomb #10 Caused Hearing Loss

    Friday 15th of November 1985

    Professor of Psychology James McConnel is injured when opening Bomb #10 from 43-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

    The bomb was contained in a hollowed out ream of paper and had an accompanying letter explaining that it was a manuscript for review. It was opened by Nick Suino, an assistant to Dr. McConnell. The bomb exploded injuring both Suino and McConnell. Suino suffered burns and shrapnel wounds to his arms and abdomen. McConnell suffered damage to his ear drum resulting in temporary hearing loss. The bomb had the initials 'FC' stamped into one of the plugs sealing the pipe containing the explosives.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of November 1988

    Eight people are killed and 16 injured in a racially motivated shooting spree by 23-year-old Spree killer Barend Hendrik Strydom aka Wit Wolf known for the Strijdom Square Massacre in Strijdom Square, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

    Strydom was sentenced to death but the South African government declared a moratorium on capital punishment in 1990. He was released in 1992. The square has since been renamed Lilian Ngoyi Square.


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    24 Years Ago Today He'll See Us on the Other Side

    Wednesday 15th of November 1995

    Murderer Robert T. Sidebottom is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Potosi Correctional Center, Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States.

    Sidebottom's last words were "I'll see you on the other side."


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of November 1996

    Government official and presumed Soviet spy Alger Hiss dies of emphysema at the age of 92 in Lenox Hill Hospital, East 77th Street, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of November 1998

    Honorary Prime Minister of the Black Panther Party Stokely Carmichael aka Kwame Ture dies of prostate cancer at the age of 57 in Conakry, Guinea.

    Carmichael said that his cancer "was given to me by forces of American imperialism and others who conspired with them." He claimed that the FBI had infected him with cancer in an assassination attempt.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of November 2000

    Child killer Tony Neyshea Chambers is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    18 Years Ago Today He Kept His Promise

    Thursday 15th of November 2001

    Murderer Emerson Edward Rudd is executed by lethal injection at the age of 31 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    When the time came for prison officers to transport Rudd from death row to the execution chamber he resisted. Officers used pepper gas to control Rudd and he gave no further trouble. Rudd kept his promise to refuse his last meal.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of November 2002

    Serial killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers (with Ian Brady) dies of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 60 in West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

    Four months later Hindley's ashes were scattered by her former lover and Carmelite nun Patricia 'Pat' Cairns, a woman she had met in prison, in Stalybridge Country Park. Cairns stood trial at the Old Bailey in 1974 on a charge of conspiring to spring Hindley from Holloway Prison.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of November 2005

    Triple murderer Robert Dale Rowell is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Rowell declined a last meal request.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of November 2010

    Pop star Wang Bei dies while having facial bone-grinding surgery “to make her jaw line fashionably narrow and her face smaller” at the age of 24 in Wuhan, Hebei, China.

    The doctor in Zhong'ao Cosmetic Surgery Hospital sliced a blood vessel and couldn't stop the bleeding, the blood from Wang’s jaw drained into her windpipe and she suffocated.



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