Thursday, March 30, 2017

32nd year - N° 89 Thursday, 30 March 2017

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32nd year - N° 89 Thursday, 30 March 2017

30 March / Today's 11 Events:
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206 years ago He Wanted to Burn

Saturday 30th of March 1811

Chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen known for development of the Bunsen burner is born in Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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173 years ago

Saturday 30th of March 1844

Poet Paul Marie Verlaine is born in 2 Rue Haute-Pierre, Metz, Lorraine, France.


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123 years ago

Friday 30th of March 1894

Engineer and aircraft designer Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin is born in Dilyalevo, Vologda Oblast, Russia.


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112 years ago

Thursday 30th of March 1905

Chief executioner Albert Pierrepoint is born in Clayton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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104 years ago

Sunday 30th of March 1913

Singer and actor Frankie Laine, originally Francesco Paolo LoVecchio aka Old Leather Lungs is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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92 years ago

Monday 30th of March 1925

Philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner aka The Father of Anthroposophy dies of unknown causes at the age of 64 in Goetheanum, Dornach, Solothurn, Switzerland.


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87 years ago

Sunday 30th of March 1930

Sybilla Wil is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Grafenberger Wald, Grafenberg, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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80 years ago

Tuesday 30th of March 1937

Child killer Lucien Léger aka L'étrangleur nº 1 is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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80 years ago

Tuesday 30th of March 1937

Actor Warren Beatty, originally Henry Warren Beaty is born in Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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53 years ago

Monday 30th of March 1964

Murderer John Kennedy Barefield is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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42 years ago He Solved His Problem

Sunday 30th of March 1975

41-year-old Mass murderer James Urban Ruppert shoots his entire family with a .357 Magnum pistol, two .22 caliber handguns and a rifle because his 65-year-old mother Charity was frustrated with her son's inability to hold a steady job and his constant drinking; she threatened to evict him in 635 Minor Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

The victims were his 65-year-old mother Charity, his 42-year-old brother Leonard II, his 38-year-old sister-in-law Alma and their children 17-year-old Leonard Jr., 16-year-old Michael, 15-year-old Thomas, 13-year-old Carol, 12-year-old Ann, 11-year-old David, 9-year-old Teresa and 4-year-old John.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

32nd year - N° 88 Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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32nd year - N° 88 Wednesday, 29 March 2017

29 March / Today's 15 Events:
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106 years ago He Was the New Messiah

Wednesday 29th of March 1911

Founder of the Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith and Love Fountain of the World cult Krishna Venta, originally Francis Herman Pencovic is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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95 years ago

Wednesday 29th of March 1922

Victim of John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place Ruth Fuerst is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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83 years ago

Thursday 29th of March 1934

Mass murderer James Urban Ruppert is born in Hamilton, Ohio, United States.


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73 years ago

Wednesday 29th of March 1944

Terry Terrence Ross Jacks known for his hit song ‘Seasons in the Sun’ is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


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68 years ago

Tuesday 29th of March 1949

Murderer John Arthur Spenkelink is born in Le Mars, Iowa, United States.


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66 years ago

Thursday 29th of March 1951

33-year-old American Communist and Soviet spy Julius Rosenberg and his 35-year-old wife Ethel are convicted to death for conspiracy to commit espionage in New York City, New York, United States.


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63 years ago

Monday 29th of March 1954

Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States.

Quinlan was born to a young unmarried woman of Irish American ancestry. A few weeks later she was adopted by devout Roman Catholics Joseph and Julia Quinlan.


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58 years ago

Sunday 29th of March 1959

Murderer Charles Laverne Singleton is born in Hamburg, Arkansas, United States.


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40 years ago Fing Er Einen Fisch

Tuesday 29th of March 1977

Paul Klee's 'Der Goldene Fisch' is attacked by 40-year-old Art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann in Kunsthalle Hamburg, Glockengießerwall, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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39 years ago

Wednesday 29th of March 1978

44-year-old Serial killer Angelo Anthony Buono aka The Hillside Strangler marries 21-year-old Tai-Fun Fanny Leung in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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33 years ago

Thursday 29th of March 1984

Sheryl Lynn Bonaventura is abducted, tortured and killed by serial killer Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer in Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. 6, Grand Junction, Colorado, United States.


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32 years ago

Friday 29th of March 1985

Singer-songwriter Jeanine Deckers aka Sœur Sourire aka The Singing Nun commits suicide by an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol at the age of 52 in Green Horizons Apartment #47 B, 144 Chaussee de Bruxelles, Wavre, Brabant-Wallon, Belgium.

Deckers committed suicide together with her companion of ten years Annie Pécher due to a depression after being harrassed for years by the Belgian tax-services.


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23 years ago

Tuesday 29th of March 1994

35-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Wurger's Droom' in Linkeroever, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

On the location where the so-called 'Strangler of the Left Bank' committed a murder, I was hanging upside down between four trees. To my arms and legs I tied small hatchets and I pulled a plastic bag over my head. I hung there as long as I could. The performance was inspired by an ever recurring nightmare by the 'Strangler', with whom I kept an intense correspondence for several years.


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17 years ago

Wednesday 29th of March 2000

41-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Thai Boy Slim Foodstall' in Factor 44, Bleekhofstraat 44, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

During a documentary evening about the adventures of the Factor 44 artists in Bangkok I serviced a wayward version of my favourite Thai Foodstall in Taling Chan.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 29th of March 2002

Underground discoveries on unknown territories in Centraal Station, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

32nd year - N° 87 Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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32nd year - N° 87 Tuesday, 28 March 2017

28 March / Today's 13 Events:
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149 years ago

Saturday 28th of March 1868

Writer and political activist Maxim Gorky, originally Alexei Maximovich Peshkov is born in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia.


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136 years ago

Monday 28th of March 1881

Composer Modest Pyotrovich Mussorgsky dies of a seizure at the age of 42 in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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119 years ago

Monday 28th of March 1898

Wife and victim of John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place Ethel Simpson, originally Simpson Waddington is born in 30 St Luke Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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97 years ago

Sunday 28th of March 1920

Actor Dirk Bogarde, originally Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde is born in 12 Hemstal Road, West Hampstead, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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80 years ago He Was Only an Extremely Imperfect Receiving Set

Sunday 28th of March 1937

54-year-old Mary Gedeon and her 20-year-old daughter Veronica are strangled and waiter Frank Byrnes is stabbed to death with an icepic by 30-year-old Artist, recurring mental hospital patient and murderer Robert George Irwin aka The Mad Sculptor in 316 East 50th Street, New York City, New York, United States.

"Bob Irwin is nothing. I am only a receiving set. An extremely imperfect one, which can indistinctly tune in the divine mind. You have heard a radio that isn't working well."


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76 years ago She Did what Seemed the Best Thing to Do

Friday 28th of March 1941

Writer Virginia Adeline Stephen Woolf commits suicide by drowning at the age of 59 in River Ouse, Rodmell, Sussex, United Kingdom.

Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home and drowned herself. Her body was not found until 18 April 1941. "I feel certain that I am going mad again: I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness... I can't fight it any longer, I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work."


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75 years ago

Saturday 28th of March 1942

Soldier Conrad Hans Schumann aka The First Man to Jump the Berlin Wall is born in Zschochau, Sachsen, Germany.


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59 years ago He Was Born Perfect

Friday 28th of March 1958

Wrestler Curt Curtis Michael Hennig aka Mr. Perfect is born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States.

"I am the greatest wrestler, the greatest athlete the state of Minnesota has ever produced."


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40 years ago

Monday 28th of March 1977

Sylvia Lauterbach is beaten to death by serial killer Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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38 years ago

Wednesday 28th of March 1979

20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Thriller' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I stood facing a wall. A razorblade was pressed between my lips and the wall. I stayed as long as I could.


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38 years ago

Wednesday 28th of March 1979

A partial nuclear meltdown of the TMI-2 reactor in Unit 2 occurs due to a loss-of-coolant accident in Three Mile Island, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

Within days 140.000 people had left the area to escape the release of small amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.



18 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 28th of March 1999

Messieurs Delmotte at an artists gathering in Galerie Nadja Vilenne, 5 Rue du Commandant Marchand, Liège, Liège, Belgium.


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11 years ago

Tuesday 28th of March 2006

Serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer dies of liver cancer at the age of 67 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

At the time of his death, Brudos was the longest incarcerated inmate in the Oregon Department of Corrections, a total of 37 years.


Monday, March 27, 2017

32nd year - N° 86 Monday, 27 March 2017

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32nd year - N° 86 Monday, 27 March 2017

27 March / Today's 13 Events:
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639 years ago

Friday 27th of March 1378

201st Pope Gregorius XI, originally Pierre Roger de Beaufort dies of unknown causes at the age of 49 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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172 years ago He Was Beginning to See the Light

Thursday 27th of March 1845

Physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen is born in Schwelmer Straße 41, Lennep, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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122 years ago

Wednesday 27th of March 1895

Murderess Ruth Brown Snyder aka The Granite Woman is born in Queens, New York, New York, United States.


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118 years ago

Monday 27th of March 1899

Actress Gloria May Josephine Swanson is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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116 years ago

Wednesday 27th of March 1901

Murderer Harold Hagger aka Sidney Sinclair is born in 1 Moreland Street, Holloway, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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107 years ago

Sunday 27th of March 1910

312 die in barn dance fire in Ököritófülpös, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary.


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102 years ago

Saturday 27th of March 1915

46-year-old Asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary is sent to quarantine in Riverside Hospital, North Brother Island, New York, New York, United States.

Mallon remained confined for the remainder of her life until 11 November 1938. She became a minor celebrity, and was occasionally interviewed by the media. They were told not to accept even water from her.


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57 years ago

Sunday 27th of March 1960

35-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey abducts and rapes an unidentified 14-year-old girl in Saint Martin, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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54 years ago

Wednesday 27th of March 1963

Film director Quentin Jerome Tarantino is born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.


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54 years ago

Wednesday 27th of March 1963

Writer Jean Bruce, originally Jean Brochet aka Jean Alexandre, Jean Alexandre Brochet, Jean-Martin Rouan, or Joyce Lindsay known for the adventures of secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath aka OSS117 dies in a head-on collision of his Jaguar with a truck at 200kms per hour on the RN16 at the age of 42 in Luzarches, Val d'Oise, France.


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40 years ago

Sunday 27th of March 1977

583 die in KLM Boeing 747-206B Flight 4805 and Pan Am Boeing 747–121 Flight 1736 collision in Los Rodeos Airport, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain.

Neither airline was originally due to be at the airport but both were diverted from the much bigger Las Palmas airport on nearby Gran Canaria island after a terrorist bomb blast near the departure lounge. 61 people survived. The crash is the deadliest accident in aviation history.


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37 years ago

Thursday 27th of March 1980

123 die in Alexander L. Kielland oil platform capsizing in Ekofisk, North Sea, Norway.


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11 years ago

Monday 27th of March 2006

Science fiction writer Stanisław Lem known for Solaris dies of heart failure at the age of 85 in Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.