38th year  -  N° 91                 Saturday, 1 April 2023         Antwerpen		
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31 events for 6 September:

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    1051 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of September 0972

    133rd Pope Ioannes XIII dies of unknown causes in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    Unconfirmed rumours state that Ioannes XIII was murdered by the husband of one of his lovers.

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    211 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of September 1812

    Perpetrator of the Mountain Meadows massacre John Doyle Lee is born in Kaskaskia, Illinois, United States.

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    128 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of September 1895

    30-year-old Francine Rouvray is raped and strangled by serial killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est in Autun, Saône-et-Loire, France.

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    122 Years Ago Today He Decided to Kill that Ruler

    Friday 6th of September 1901

    58-year-old 25th President of the United States William McKinley is shot twice in the abdomen with a .32-caliber Iver Johnson revolver by Polish anarchist Leon Czolgosz in Temple of Music, Buffalo, Pan-American Exposition, New York, United States.

    McKinley died eight days later on 14 September of gangrene caused by the gunshot wounds. "It was in my heart, there was no escape for me. I could not have conquered it had my life been at stake. There were thousands of people in town on Tuesday. I heard it was President's Day. All those people seemed bowing to the great ruler. I made up my mind to kill that ruler."

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    108 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of September 1915

    Bayerischer Ministerpräsident Franz Josef Strauß is born in Schellingstraße 49, München, Maxvorstadt, Bayern, Germany.

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    104 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of September 1919

    41-year-old Flemish nationalist leader August Borms is sentenced to death for treason in Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

    On 23 January 1920 Borms' death sentence was reduced to a life sentence of hard labour. Borms was released from prison on 17 January 1929.

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    81 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of September 1942

    Kidnapper and murderer Ferdi Paul Robert Ferdinand Elsas is born in Oosterbeek, Gelderland, Netherlands.

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    80 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of September 1943

    Singer-songwriter and musician Roger George Waters known from the band Pink Floyd is born in Great Bookham, Surrey, United Kingdom.

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    79 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of September 1944

    William McSwann is beaten to death and solved in acid by serial killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer in 79 Gloucester Road, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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    79 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of September 1944

    Artist Christian Boltanski is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

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    76 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of September 1947

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Klaus Jünschke is born in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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    74 Years Ago Today He'd Have Killed a Thousand

    Tuesday 6th of September 1949

    28-year-old Spree killer Howard Barton Unruh aka The Walker of Death shoots thirteen people to death in twelve minutes in Camden, New Jersey, United States.

    Unruh returned to his apartment and engaged in a standoff. Over 60 police surrounded his home and a shootout ensued, in which he surrendered. The victims were 27-year old John Joseph Pilarchik, 6-year-old Orris Martin Smith, 33-year-old Clark Hoover, 45-year-old James Hutton, 38-year-old Rose Cohen, 63-year-old Minnie Cohen, 39-year-old Maurice J. Cohen, 24-year-old Alvin Day, 2-year-old Thomas Hamilton, 28-year-old Helga Kautzach Zegrino, 37-year-old Helen Wilson, 68-year-old Emma Matlack and 9-year-old John Wilson. Unruh's last public words, made during an interview with a psychologist, were "I'd have killed a thousand if I had enough bullets."

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    63 Years Ago Today He Accepted their Offer

    Tuesday 6th of September 1960

    Commander of KZ Jägala Aleksander Laak commits suicide by hanging at the age of 53 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    Laak emigrated to Canada after World War II and exposed as living as a naturalized Canadian citizen under the name of Alex Laak. Israeli journalist Michael Elkins claimed that Laak was in fact confronted one day after his wife had left their house to go to the movies by a Jewish Avenger squad that clandestinely murdered Nazis. He was confronted with his crimes and their intended punishment and he accepted their offer of being allowed to commit suicide rather than be killed.

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    61 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of September 1962

    Composer Hanns Eisler dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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    58 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of September 1965

    27-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 12. Aktion in the house of Heinz Cibulka in Wien, Wien, Austria.

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    57 Years Ago Today He Had a Worm in His Stomach

    Tuesday 6th of September 1966

    Prime Minister of South Africa Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd aka The Architect of Apartheid is stabbed in the neck and chest four times by parliamentary messenger Dimitri Tsafendas at the age of 65 in House of Assembly, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa.

    Tsafendas claimed he had a worm in his stomach that urged him to kill Verwoerd.

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    52 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of September 1971

    40-year-old Mass murderer Clifford Bartholomew shoots 10 relatives in the head during a party in Hope Forest, Francis Road, Willunga, South Australia, Australia.

    The victims were 40-year-old Heather Alice Bartholomew and her seven children, 19-year-old Neville Kenneth, 17-year-old Christine Heather, 15-year-old Sharon Anne, 13-year-old Helen Joy, 10-year-old Gregory Kym, 7-year-old Roger Clifford and 5-year-old Sandra Jane, and 23-year-old Winnie Mary Keane and her 2-year-old son Daniel Brian Sean.

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    50 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of September 1973

    17-year-old Barbara Anne Bauer is abducted, asphyxiated and beaten to death by serial killer Gerald Stano aka Blind Fury in Holly Hill Plaza, 816 N Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.

    In April 1974 a couple in Starke, Florida discovered Bauer's skull in the woods near their home.

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    49 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of September 1974

    42-year-old Derek Astin is shot dead by multiple murderer Donald Neilson aka The Black Panther in Baxenden Post Office, 523 Manchester Road, Accrington, Higher Baxenden, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

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    46 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of September 1977

    19-year-old Glenda Beth Spraker Goff is shot in the head by serial killer Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death in Houston Baptist University, Houston, Sharpstown, Texas, United States.

    Goff's body was found 13 September north of Bellville.

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    46 Years Ago Today War Er Gefangener der R.A.F.

    Tuesday 6th of September 1977

    die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe Kommando Siegfried Hausner claims the kidnapping of Hanns Martin Schleyer and demands the release of all imprisoned RAF members in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.

    Siegfried Hausner was an SPK and later RAF member who died due to an explosion at the Stockholm Embassy in 1975. Schleyer was held prisoner in a highrise in Erftstadt near Köln.

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    44 Years Ago Today He Was The Streetcleaner Poet

    Thursday 6th of September 1979

    33-year-old Serial killer Peter William Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper mails his ‘Clueless’-poem to the Star newspaper in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Poor old Oldfield - Worked in a coldfield Hobson has no choice - Misled by a voice Release of drury - Arouses fury Bradford was not me - But just wait and see Sheffield will not be missed - Next on the list The Streetcleaner (T.S.)

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    43 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of September 1980

    41-year-old Lisa Betty Futrell is abducted and shot dead by serial killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

    Futrell's body was found on 9 May 1984 south of old Knik Bridge with help of Hansen.

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    39 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of September 1984

    24-year-old Irina Luchinskaya is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Park of Aviators, Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

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    32 Years Ago Today He Coughed up a Razor Blade

    Friday 6th of September 1991

    Serial killer Donald Henry Gaskins aka Pee Wee Gaskins aka the Meanest Man in America is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 58 in Broad River Correctional Institution, Columbia, South Carolina, United States.

    Only hours before he was escorted to the electric chair Gaskins tried to commit suicide by slitting his wrists with a razor blade he had swallowed the previous week, then coughed up.

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    27 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of September 1996

    Multiple murderer Douglas Franklin Wright is executed by lethal injection at the age of 56 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    Wright was the first criminal executed by lethal injection in Oregon.

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    25 Years Ago Today His Longtime Wish Was Not Fulfilled

    Sunday 6th of September 1998

    Film director Akira Kurosawa dies of a stroke at the age of 88 in Tokyo, Setagaya, Kantō, Japan.

    Kurosawa's longtime wish to die on the set while shooting a movie was never to be fulfilled.

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    16 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of September 2007

    Tenor Luciano Pavarotti dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72 in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

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    5 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of September 2018

    Actor Burt Leon Reynolds dies of heart failure at the age of 82 in Jupiter Medical Center, 1210 South Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, Florida, United States.

  • 5 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 6th of September 2018

    AMVK with four Japanese fashion fans at the opening of 'Naughty Kids', an exhibition about Punk in Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Mutsaardstraat 31, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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    2 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of September 2021

    Actor Jean-Paul Charles Belmondo dies of failing health at the age of 88 in 39, quai d'Orsay, Paris, VIIe, Île-de-France, France.

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