Monday, April 23, 2018

33rd year - N° 113 Monday, 23 April 2018

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33rd year - N° 113 Monday, 23 April 2018

23 April / Today's 21 Events:
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454 years ago He Was Bound to Be the Bard

Thursday 23rd of April 1564

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is born in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.


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402 years ago He Drank Himself a Fever

Saturday 23rd of April 1616

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare dies of fever at the age of 52 in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

Shakespeare had a merry birthday meeting with Drayton and Ben Jonson and drank too hard. Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted.


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243 years ago

Sunday 23rd of April 1775

Romantic landscape painter William Joseph Mallord Turner is born in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

It is generally believed Turner was born between late April and early May. Turner himself claimed he was born on 23 April but there is no proof.


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227 years ago

Saturday 23rd of April 1791

15th President of the United States James Buchanan is born in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, United States.


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160 years ago

Friday 23rd of April 1858

Theoretical physicist Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck known for originating quantum theory is born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


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133 years ago

Thursday 23rd of April 1885

Start of the trial against 46-year-old Serial poisoner Maria Catherina Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

Swanenburg was charged with the poisoning of over 100 people, killing at least 30.


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111 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of April 1907

Photographer Lee Elizabeth Miller aka Lady Penrose is born in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.


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90 years ago

Monday 23rd of April 1928

Actress Shirley Temple is born in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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82 years ago He Had it

Thursday 23rd of April 1936

Singer-songwriter Roy Kelton Orbison aka Big O is born in Vernon, Texas, United States.


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78 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of April 1940

209 die in Rhythm Club dance hall fire in Rhythm Club, Natchez, Mississippi, United States.


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57 years ago

Sunday 23rd of April 1961

36-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey abducts and rapes an unidentified 11-year-old girl in Saint Martin, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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56 years ago

Monday 23rd of April 1962

Petra Giese is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale in Stollbach, Dinslaken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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51 years ago

Sunday 23rd of April 1967

39-year-old Assassin James Earl Ray aka The Man Who Shot Martin Luther King escapes in Missouri State Penitentiary aka The Walls, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.

Ray was captured a few days later.


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50 years ago He Was a Wanderer

Tuesday 23rd of April 1968

Terrorist Timothy James 'Tim' McVeigh aka The Oklahoma City Bomber is born in Lockport, New York, United States.


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44 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of April 1974

Start of the trial against 23-year-old Serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen in Assisenhof, Britselei 55-57, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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44 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of April 1974

28-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Trans-fixed' in Venice, California, United States.


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38 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of April 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Installation - 3' at the Symposium d'Art Performance in Maison des Avocats, 60 Rue Saint-Jean, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.

After the audience had entered the cellar, I closed the door and fastened a rope to my neck and the door, then I tied my feet and hands. The audience could watch my actions on a closed TV-circuit on the other side of the door. Then someone had to open the door -and pull me over- in order to get out.


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25 years ago

Friday 23rd of April 1993

34-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Murder of Petra Giese' in Jockel Headquarters, Lothringer Straße 36, Gerthe, Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

On exactly the same day that, 21 years earlier, 13-year-old Petra Giese was killed by Joachim 'Jockel' Kroll, the Ruhr Hunter, I sat on a chair and cut off all the clothes off my body. To my left hand a rope was tied, leading to an electric winch at the other end of the room, slowly dragging my body over the concrete floor.


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20 years ago

Thursday 23rd of April 1998

Assassin James Earl Ray aka The Man Who Shot Martin Luther King dies of complications related to kidney disease and liver failure caused by hepatitis C at the age of 70 in Columbia Nashville Memorial Hospital, 3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 430, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.


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20 years ago

Thursday 23rd of April 1998

42-year-old Kidnapper, serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux escapes from the courthouse, where he was consulting the records for his defence, by knocking down a state trooper and running out of the building in Neufchateau, Luxemburg, Belgium.

Dutroux was found by forest watcher Stéphane Michaux about three hours later in a wood, where his stolen car got stuck in the mud.


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11 years ago

Monday 23rd of April 2007

First President of the Russian Federation Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin dies of at the age of 76 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.