BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

34th year  -  N° 293                 Sunday, 20 October 2019         Antwerpen		
And I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling




25 events for 6 October:

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    135 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of October 1884

    Cop killer Thomas Orrock is executed by hanging by John Berry at the age of 21 in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    135 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of October 1884

    Murderer Thomas Harris is executed by hanging by John Berry at the age of 48 in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of October 1887

    Urban planner and pioneer of modern architecture Le Corbusier is born as Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of October 1892

    Poet Alfred Tennyson dies of natural causes at the age of 83 in Aldworth, Blackdown, West Sussex, United Kingdom.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of October 1907

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Alfred Hogrefe is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    106 Years Ago Today War Sie Meretlein

    Monday 6th of October 1913

    Surrealist artist Méret Elisabeth Oppenheim is born in Joachim-Friedrich-Straße 48, Berlin, Halensee, Berlin, Germany.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of October 1914

    Adventurer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl is born in Larvik, Vestfold, Norway.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of October 1942

    Actress and sex symbol Britt Ekland is born as Britt-Marie Eklund in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of October 1948

    Avant-garde composer and guitarist Glenn Branca is born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of October 1951

    Victim of Kenneth Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler Diane A. Wilder is born in Bremerton, Washington, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of October 1951

    Industrialist in food manufacturing Will Keith Kellogg known for Kellogg’s cereals dies of heart failure at the age of 91 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of October 1962

    37-year-old Stand-up comedian, social critic and satirist Lenny Bruce is arrested for possession of narcotics in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of October 1962

    Film director Tod Charles Albert Browning dies of throat cancer at the age of 82 in Malibu, California, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of October 1965

    17-year-old Edward Evans is battered with a hatchet and strangled by serial killers the Moors Murderers aka Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in 16 Wardle Brook Avenue, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of October 1969

    The Haymarket Memorial statue is bombed by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground in Haymarket Square, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    The blast broke nearly 100 windows in the neighborhood and scattered pieces of the statue onto the Kennedy Expressway below. The statue was rebuilt and unveiled on 4 May 1970.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of October 1970

    The Haymarket Memorial statue is bombed once more by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground in Haymarket Square, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    The statue was rebuilt again and Mayor Richard J. Daley posted a 24‑hour police guard at the statue. This guard cost $67.440 per year. In 1972 it was moved to the lobby of the Central Police Headquarters and in 1976 to the enclosed courtyard of the Chicago police academy.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of October 1972

    208 die in train derailment in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of October 1981

    3rd President of Egypt Anwar Sadat is shot dead during a military parade by a terrorist commando from the Islamic Group led by Lieutenant Khalid Islambouli at the age of 63 in Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

    Sadat and ten others were killed outright or suffered fatal wounds, including Major General Hassan Allam, general from the Omani delegation Khalfan Nasser Mohammed, Eng. Samir Helmy Ibrahim, Al Anba' Samuel, presidential photographer Mohammed Yousuf Rashwan, Saeed Abdel Raouf Bakr, Chinese engineer Zhang Baoyu, as well as the Cuban ambassador to Egypt and a Coptic Orthodox bishop. Twenty-eight were wounded, including Vice President Hosni Mubarak, Irish Defence Minister James Tully and four US military liaison officers.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of October 1987

    76-year-old Estera Epsztejn is attacked by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in Rue Duranti, Paris, XIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Epsztejn survived.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of October 1988

    Mass murderer Sulejman Talović is born in Cerska, Republika Srpska, Bosnia.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of October 1989

    Actress Bette Ruth Elizabeth Davis dies of breast cancer at the age of 81 in American Hospital, 63 Blvd Victor Hugo, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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    26 Years Ago Today He Wasn't Inspired no More

    Wednesday 6th of October 1993

    Truck driver Larry Lawrence Richard Walters aka Lawnchair Larry aka The Lawn Chair Pilot commits suicide by a shot through the heart at the age of 44 in Angeles National Forest, California, United States.

    Walters achieved dubious fame in 1982 when he piloted an aluminium lawn chair attached to 42 helium weather balloons, dubbed 'Inspiration I', 16.000 feet above from San Pedro to Long Beach.


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    15 Years Ago Today His Last Meal Was One of the Largest

    Wednesday 6th of October 2004

    Murderer Peter J. Miniel is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Miniel's last meal request was for twenty beef tacos, twenty beef enchiladas, two double cheeseburgers, a pizza with jalapeños, fried chicken, spaghetti with salt, half of a chocolate cake, half of a vanilla cake, cookies and cream ice cream, caramel pecan fudge ice cream, a small fruit cake, two Coca-Colas, two Pepsi-Colas, two root beers and two orange juices. Miniel's last meal was one of the largest to be served on Death Row.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of October 2005

    Cop killer Ronald Ray Howard is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Howard had no last meal request.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 6th of October 2006

    A gun made of cardboard, breadcrumb and shoepolish by multiple murderer Freddy Horion with whom I corresponded from 1987 onwards at the Voorbij Goed & Kwaad exhibition in Museum Dr. Guislain, Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.



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