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34th year  -  N° 177                 Wednesday, 26 June 2019         Antwerpen		
Where's Your Head at?




24 events for 15 October:

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    621 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of October 1398

    202nd Pope Urbanus VI dies of injuries suffered in a fall from his mule during a march at the age of 80 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    455 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of October 1564

    Anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius dies of unknown causes at the age of 50 in Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, .


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    203 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of October 1816

    28-year-old Poet George Gordon Byron aka Lord Byron visits the library to read the love letters of Lucrezia Borgia and steals a lock of her hair in Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Piazza Pio XI 2, Milano, Lombardia, Italy.


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    175 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of October 1844

    Philosopher and philologist Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche is born in Pfarrhaus, Röcken, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of October 1917

    Exotic dancer, courtesan and spy Margaretha Geertruida 'Margreet' MacLeod Zelle aka Mata Hari is executed by the firing squad at the age of 41 in Château de Vincennes, Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, France.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of October 1920

    Writer Mario Gianluigi Puzo known for his novel ‘The Godfather’ is born in Hell's Kitchen, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of October 1926

    Philosopher Michel Paul Foucault is born in Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of October 1935

    Murderer John Favorito is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 25 in Trenton State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey, United States.

    The executioner is almost knocked out when he touches Favorito's body which was loaded with electric current after the execution.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of October 1939

    4-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker is adopted by Stephen and Anna Kallinger in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Kallinger was abused by both his adoptive parents so severely that at age six he suffered a hernia inflicted by his adoptive father. The punishments Kallinger endured included kneeling on jagged rocks, being locked inside closets, consuming excrement, committing self-injury, being burned with irons, being whipped with belts and being starved.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of October 1940

    Student Benno Ohnesorg is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of October 1946

    Reichsmarschall and Nazi leader Hermann Wilhelm Göring commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 53 in Justizpalast, Fürther Straße 110, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.

    In 2005 former U.S. Army Private Herbert Lee Stivers, who served in the 1st Infantry Division's 26th Infantry Regiment - the honour guard for the Nuremberg Trials - claimed he gave Göring "medicine" hidden inside a fountain pen that a German woman had asked him to smuggle into the prison.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of October 1946

    Musician Richard Lynn Carpenter is born in Grace-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of October 1956

    Mass murderer George Jo Hennard is born as Georges Pierre Hennard in Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of October 1959

    20-year-old Foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer is discharged from the US Army because of his bizarre obsessions in Fort Gordon, Georgia, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of October 1962

    Serial killer Guy Georges aka Le Tueur de la Bastille is born as Guy Rampillon in Vitry-le-François, Seine-et-Marne, France.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of October 1966

    Revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization the Black Panther Party is founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of October 1967

    Unitarian peace activist Florence Beaumont commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 58 in Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Beaumont was protesting the US involvement in the war in Vietnam. "She was a perfectly normal, dedicated person, and felt she had to do this just like the monks and nuns who burned themselves in Vietnam. This was no suicide. There were no indications of escapism or frustration. This was an immolation, a supreme sacrifice to humanity, to peace and freedom for all mankind."


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of October 1969

    44-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion nr. 57 / Der Tod der Sharon Tate' with Charlotte Moorman in Kunsthalle, Cäcilienstraße, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of October 1971

    18-year-old Marie- Thérèse Rosseel is stabbed to death, raped and mutilated by serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen in Muizenhoek 1, Muizen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of October 1982

    24-year-old Ralf Erb is sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder committed by 22-year-old Serial killer Kurt-Friedhelm Steinwegs aka Die Bestie vom Niederrhein in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of October 1982

    36-year-old Serial killer Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Torso Killer is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of October 1984

    Fourth bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Centre Paul Hymans, 39 Rue de Naples, Brussel, Ixelles, Brabant, Belgium.

    It was the fourth action in their Première Campagne Anti-Impérialiste d’Octobre.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of October 1986

    Muse and second wife of Pablo Picasso Jacqueline Roque commits suicide by a shot through the heart at the age of 59 in Villa Notre Dame de la Vie, Avenue Orangeraie, Mougins, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 15th of October 2002

    A stressful audience for the first round of a campaign about the new artist social statute in Zuiderpershuis, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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