Monday, June 26, 2017

32nd year - N° 177 Monday, 26 June 2017

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32nd year - N° 177 Monday, 26 June 2017

26 June / Today's 16 Events:
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733 years ago

Monday 26th of June 1284

A Pied Piper lures 130 boys and girls out of the village in Hameln, Sachsen, Germany.

All of the children were taken to the Weser river and drowned.


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404 years ago

Wednesday 26th of June 1613

Carpenter John Hitchen dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in Christchurch, Dorset, United Kingdom.

Hitchen's body was dragged into the street and continued to burn for three days.


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125 years ago

Sunday 26th of June 1892

Writer Pearl S. Buck, originally Pearl Sydenstricker aka Sai Zhenzhu is born in Stulting House, Seneca Trail, Hillsboro, West Virginia, United States.


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119 years ago

Sunday 26th of June 1898

Aircraft designer and manufacturer Willy Wilhelm Emil Messerschmitt is born in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.


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113 years ago

Sunday 26th of June 1904

Actor Peter Lorre, originally László Löwenstein is born in Rózsahegy, Tatra, Hungary.


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108 years ago

Saturday 26th of June 1909

Entertainment impresario Tom Parker, originally Andreas Cornelis 'Dries' van Kuijk aka Colonel Parker known for the management of Elvis Presley is born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.


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102 years ago

Saturday 26th of June 1915

Thérèse Laborde-Line is murdered by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in The Lodge, 47 Rue de Mantes, Vernouillet, Île-de-France, France.


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100 years ago

Tuesday 26th of June 1917

48-year-old Presumed murderess Marguerite Jeanne 'Meg' Japy Steinheil aka Lady Abinger aka Mme de Serignac known for her many love affairs with important men marries Robert Brooke Campbell Scarlett, 6th Baron Abinger in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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94 years ago

Tuesday 26th of June 1923

Murderess Barbara Graham, originally Barbara Elaine Ford aka Bloody Babs is born in Oakland, California, United States.


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92 years ago

Friday 26th of June 1925

Cosmonaut Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev is born in Chelishchevo, Vologda Oblast, Russia.


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86 years ago

Friday 26th of June 1931

Angry Young Writer Colin Henry Wilson is born in Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.


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71 years ago He Was Caught Before He Killed More

Wednesday 26th of June 1946

18-year-old Serial killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More is arrested prowling in Wayne Manor Apartments, Wayne Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

A scuffle resulted that ended only when an off-duty policeman dropped three clay flowerpots on Heirens' head, one at a time from the top of the stairs, rendering him unconscious. According to Heirens, he remembered drifting into unconsciousness under questioning. At one point someone punched him in the testicles causing him to nearly vomit. They also burned them with ether. On his fifth day in custody Heirens was given a lumbar puncture without anesthesia. Moments later Heirens was driven to police headquarters for a polygraph test. They tried for a few minutes to administer the test but it was rescheduled for several days later after they found him to be in too much pain to cooperate.


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61 years ago

Tuesday 26th of June 1956

The books of 59-year-old Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich are destroyed by FDA officials in Orgonon, Rangely, Maine, United States.


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54 years ago War Er ein Berliner

Wednesday 26th of June 1963

46-year-old 35th President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy aka JFK delivers his famous 'Ich bin ein Berliner' speech in Rathaus Schöneberg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.



18 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 26th of June 1999

Visitors at the opening of 'Nursing Care, in Melancholy Stupor' by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in M_hka, Leuvenstraat 32, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



7 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 26th of June 2010

The taped door of a burglarised abandoned house in Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

32nd year - N° 176 Sunday, 25 June 2017

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32nd year - N° 176 Sunday, 25 June 2017

25 June / Today's 19 Events:
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250 years ago

Thursday 25th of June 1767

Composer Georg Philipp Telemann dies of a chest ailment at the age of 86 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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182 years ago Il Avait Résolu de s'en Défaire

Thursday 25th of June 1835

Painter Antoine-Jean Gros commits suicide by drowning at the age of 64 in Sèvres, Île-de-France, France.

A note hidden in Gros' hat read: "Las de la vie, et trahi par les dernières facultés qui la lui rendaient supportable, il avait résolu de s'en défaire."


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165 years ago

Friday 25th of June 1852

Architect Antoni Gaudí, originally Antoni Gaudí i Cornet aka God's Architect is born in Reus, Catalonia, Spain.


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114 years ago He Was Not on an Animal Farm

Thursday 25th of June 1903

Writer George Orwell, originally Eric Arthur Blair is born in Motihari, Bihar, India.


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94 years ago

Monday 25th of June 1923

Ernst Ehrenberg is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 4, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

Ehrenberg was the son of Haarmann's neighbour.


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93 years ago

Wednesday 25th of June 1924

Film director Sidney Arthur Lumet is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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84 years ago

Sunday 25th of June 1933

American Civil Rights Movement figure James Howard Meredith known for becaming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States.


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77 years ago

Tuesday 25th of June 1940

Physician and psychologist Wilhelm Stekel commits suicide by an overdose of Aspirin at the age of 72 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Stekel wanted to end the pain of his prostate and diabetic gangrene.


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75 years ago Came His Final Blackout

Thursday 25th of June 1942

Serial killer Gordon Frederick Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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72 years ago She Was Not So Vain

Monday 25th of June 1945

Singer-songwriter Carly Elisabeth Simon is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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58 years ago He Moved to the Badlands

Thursday 25th of June 1959

Spree killer Charles Raymond Starkweather aka Little Red is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 21 in Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.


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53 years ago

Thursday 25th of June 1964

Furniture designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.


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38 years ago

Monday 25th of June 1979

Start of the trial against 33-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness for the Chi-Omega murders in Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, United States.


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37 years ago

Wednesday 25th of June 1980

21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Diagonal - 1', 'Diagonal - 2' with Ria Pacquée and 'Installation - 4' in Galerie Diagonale, Boulevard Edgar Quinet, XIVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

I was laying with my back naked in the middle of the room. Ria Pacquée spray-painted a diagonal through the space and over my back. Then she removed the paint from my back with sandpaper. On the floor I wrote: "I don't belong here".


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33 years ago

Monday 25th of June 1984

Philosopher Michel Paul Foucault dies of AIDS at the age of 58 in Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Boulevard de l'Hôpital, XIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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27 years ago

Monday 25th of June 1990

Mass murderer Ronald Gene Simmons is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Cummins Unit, Varner, Arkansas, United States.

Simmons killed 16 relatives over a week-long period in 1987.


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11 years ago Werd het Banket Aangebrand

Sunday 25th of June 2006

Bartholomeus van der Helst's 'Schuttersmaaltijd ter viering van de Vrede van Münster' is splashed with lighter fuel and set on fire by 69-year-old Art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Rijksmuseum, Museumplein, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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8 years ago He Stopped Because He Had Enough

Thursday 25th of June 2009

Singer-songwriter and actor Michael Joseph Jackson aka The King of Pop dies of an overdose of propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines: lorazepam and midazolam at the age of 51 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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2 years ago

Thursday 25th of June 2015

Actor Patrick Daniel Macnee aka John Steed known from The Avengers dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in Rancho Mirage, California, United States.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

32nd year - N° 175 Saturday, 24 June 2017

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32nd year - N° 175 Saturday, 24 June 2017

24 June / Today's 28 Events:
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643 years ago

Friday 24th of June 1374

Due to an outbreak of Johannestanz aka St. John's Dance aka Dancing Mania people start hallucinating, jumping and twitching uncontrollable until collapsing in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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498 years ago Ten Was Too Much

Tuesday 24th of June 1519

Duchess of Bisceglie, Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Princess of Salerno and femme fatale Lucrezia Borgia dies from complications after giving birth to her tenth child at the age of 39 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Borgia had a long history of complicated pregnancies and miscarriages.


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213 years ago

Sunday 24th of June 1804

Botanist, numismatist and Sinologist Stephan Ladislaus Endlicher, originally Endlicher István László is born in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slowakia.


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129 years ago

Sunday 24th of June 1888

Furniture designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld is born in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.


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109 years ago He Tried So Hard

Wednesday 24th of June 1908

22nd and 24th President of the United States Grover Stephen Cleveland dies of a heart attack at the age of 71 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Cleveland's last words were "I have tried so hard to do right."


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108 years ago

Thursday 24th of June 1909

Mathematician William George Penney aka The Father of the British Atomic Bomb is born in Gibraltar, Overseas Territory, United Kingdom.


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91 years ago

Thursday 24th of June 1926

Anna Russel is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Santa Barbara, California, United States.


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87 years ago

Tuesday 24th of June 1930

Film director Claude Henri Jean Chabrol is born in Sardent, Limousin, France.


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82 years ago

Monday 24th of June 1935

Minimal composer Terry Terrence Mitchell Riley is born in Colfax, California, United States.


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81 years ago

Wednesday 24th of June 1936

28-year-old Serial killer and leader of the so called 'Salaligan' Sigvard Thurneman, originally Sven Emil Sigvard Nilsson aka The Doctor is arrested at his parents' house in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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76 years ago

Tuesday 24th of June 1941

Mass murderer Charles Joseph Whitman aka The Man on the Tower is born in Lake Worth, Florida, United States.


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75 years ago His Kingdom Was About to Come

Wednesday 24th of June 1942

Musician Arthur Brown, originally Arthur Wilton Brown aka The God of Hellfire is born in Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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68 years ago

Friday 24th of June 1949

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is born in Rheinberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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67 years ago

Saturday 24th of June 1950

Photographer Bob Carlos Clarke is born in County Cork, Munster, Ireland.


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56 years ago

Saturday 24th of June 1961

Yachtsman and scientific explorer George Washington Vanderbilt III known for his lavish lifestyles commits suicide by leaping from his 10th floor suite at the age of 47 in Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California Street, San Francisco, California, United States.


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52 years ago

Thursday 24th of June 1965

40-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 20 / Turnstunde in Nahrungsmitteln' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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51 years ago

Friday 24th of June 1966

41-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion nr. 2/ Die für Vernünftige Geisteskranke Nicht Ohne Bedeutung Sein Dürfte' with Günter Brus in Galerie Josef Dvorak, Lagergasse 2, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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42 years ago

Tuesday 24th of June 1975

113 die in Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727-225 Flight 66 crash in Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, United States.

There were 11 survivors.


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41 years ago

Thursday 24th of June 1976

49-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is sentenced to life-imprisonment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


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38 years ago

Sunday 24th of June 1979

The Steyaert family is robbed and killed by 33-year-old Mass murderer Freddy Horion aka De Zonnebril and Roland Feneulle in Antwerpsesteenweg 860, Sint-Amandsberg, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Horion killed Roland Steyaert, his wife Leona, their daughters 13-year-old Hilde and 22-year-old Anne-Marie and her 24-year-old lover Marc.


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30 years ago

Wednesday 24th of June 1987

Murderer Elliot Rod Johnson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

It took 35 minutes to insert a catheder into Johnson's vein.


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24 years ago

Thursday 24th of June 1993

51-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber mails bomb #14 to computer science professor David Gelernter in Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

Gelernter suffered severe burns and shrapnel wounds, permanent damage to his right eye and loss of his right hand.


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23 years ago

Friday 24th of June 1994

B-52 pilot Arthur Holland aka Bud steers a B-52 Stratofortress beyond operational parameters resulting in a crash, killing all 4 crew members at the age of 46 in Fairchild Air Force Base, Fairchild, Washington, United States.

In an investigation the USAF stated that the crash was entirely attributable to Holland's personality and behaviour.


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22 years ago

Saturday 24th of June 1995

8-year-old Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo are abducted by 39-year-old Kidnapper, serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux in Rue de Fexhe, Grâce-Hollogne, Liège, Belgium.

The two girls were kept in a dungeon in Dutroux' basement and died of starvation while he was in prison from later that year onwards.


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22 years ago

Saturday 24th of June 1995

53-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber mails copies of his 'Industrial Society and its Future' manifesto to the New York Times, the Washington Post and Penthouse from his cabin in Unabomber Cabin, Lincoln, Montana, United States.

'Industrial Society and its Future'  was published by the Washington Post on 19 September 1995.



16 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 24th of June 2001

A party in honour of Ade Darmawan at our house in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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15 years ago

Monday 24th of June 2002

281 die in passenger and goods train collision in Igandu, Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania.

The driver stopped the train near the summit of the hill to inspect and adjust the braking system and climbed back into the cab. When he started the train the brakes totally failed, causing the train to roll with great velocity straight back down the hill, crashing after passing two stations into a slow moving goods train.


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12 years ago

Friday 24th of June 2005

46-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Le Petit Bucher de Margarete' in an exhibition by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Belfort, Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I took off my left shoe and tied small branches and straw against my leg. I lit several candles together and let the candlewax drip over the branches and my leg until a kind of shell was formed. Then I cut loose all the ropes and left the small stake behind.