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.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

33rd year - N° 112 Sunday, 22 April 2018

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33rd year - N° 112 Sunday, 22 April 2018

22 April / Today's 41 Events:
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294 years ago Hatte Er Gar Keinen Vernunft

Saturday 22nd of April 1724

Philosopher Immanuel Kant is born in Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia.


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252 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of April 1766

Writer Germaine Anne Louise de Staël, originally Anne Louise Germaine Necker aka Madame de Staël is born in 28 Rue Michel-le-Comte, IIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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178 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of April 1840

Symbolist painter Odilon Bertrand-Jean Redon is born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France.


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165 years ago

Friday 22nd of April 1853

Law enforcement officer and biometrics researcher Alphonse Bertillon is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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148 years ago

Friday 22nd of April 1870

Political theorist and communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, originally Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov is born in Simbirsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia.


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127 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of April 1891

Anarchist Nicola Sacco is born in Torremaggiore, Apulia, Italy.


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119 years ago

Saturday 22nd of April 1899

Writer Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov aka Vladimir Sirin known for Lolita is born in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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114 years ago

Friday 22nd of April 1904

Theoretical physicist Robert Julius Oppenheimer aka The Father of the Atomic Bomb is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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102 years ago

Saturday 22nd of April 1916

Violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin, originally Yehudi Mnuchin is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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96 years ago

Saturday 22nd of April 1922

Musician, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus is born in Nogales, Arizona, United States.


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95 years ago

Sunday 22nd of April 1923

Pin-up model Bettie Mae Page aka The Queen of Pinups is born in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.


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95 years ago

Sunday 22nd of April 1923

Television producer Aaron Spelling is born in Dallas, Texas, United States.


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93 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of April 1925

Murderer John Norman Holmes Thorne aka The Chicken Run Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in Wandsworth Prison, Wandsworth, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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88 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of April 1930

Murderer William Henry Podmore aka William F. Thomas is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in Winchester Prison, Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.


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85 years ago He Wished He Had Spent More Time in the Office

Saturday 22nd of April 1933

Automobile designer and manufacturer Henry Frederick Royce dies of unknown causes at the age of 70 in Elmstead, Elms Lane, West Wittering, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

Royce's last words were reported to be "I wish I had spent more time in the office."


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84 years ago

Sunday 22nd of April 1934

Carter W. Baum is shot dead by gangster Baby Face Nelson in Little Bohemia Lodge, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, United States.

On 20 April 1934 John Dillinger's gang, consisting of Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Homer Van Meter, Tommy Carroll, and John "Red" Hamilton settled at Little Bohemia Lodge after Dillinger's escape from the jail in Crown Point, Indiana on 3 March 1934. They were tracked down by FBI agents Melvin Purvis, W. Carter Baum and Jay Newman among others.


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81 years ago He Wasn't Found in a Cuckoo's Nest

Thursday 22nd of April 1937

Actor Jack John Joseph Nicholson is born in Neptune City, New Jersey, United States.


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76 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of April 1942

Alice Porter is crucified by murderer Donald Fern in Pueblo, Colorado, United States.

Fern lured the girl to an abandoned church to fulfill his sadistic urges.


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73 years ago

Sunday 22nd of April 1945

Artist Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz dies of natural causes at the age of 78 in Moritzburg, Sachsen, Germany.


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72 years ago He Didn't Use Hairspray

Monday 22nd of April 1946

Film director John Samuel Waters aka The Pope of Trash is born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


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66 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of April 1952

Porn actress Marilyn Chambers, originally Marilyn Ann Briggs is born in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


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59 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of April 1959

Murderer David Brewer is born in Butler County, Ohio, United States.


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58 years ago

Friday 22nd of April 1960

Murderer Lawrence Wade is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 32 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.


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58 years ago

Friday 22nd of April 1960

Valeska Eder and her fiancée Ernst Hering are shot dead by 20-year-old Serial killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder in Tuchgartenstraße, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.


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52 years ago

Friday 22nd of April 1966

83 Army cadets die in American Flyers Lockheed L-188C Electra Flight 280 crash in Municipal Airport, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States.

There were 15 survivors.


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48 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of April 1970

Mass murderer Harry Kecinski commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 43 in Lundbarg 27, Fahrdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

In depair over the loss of his job and heavy debts Kecinsky shot his wife Lisa and seven children and took his own life.


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46 years ago

Saturday 22nd of April 1972

27-year-old Serial killer Arthur John Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer marries his third wife, Penny Sherbino in Watertown, New York, United States.


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38 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of April 1980

Over 100 die in Don Juan ferry and Tacloban City oil tanker collision in Manila Bay, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.


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35 years ago There Was Smoke from Burning Flesh

Friday 22nd of April 1983

Robber, kidnapper and murderer John Louis Evans is executed by Yellow Mama at the age of 33 in Holman Correctional Facility, Ross Road, Atmore, Alabama, United States.

After the first jolt of electricity, sparks and flames erupted from the electrode attached to Evans' leg. The electrode then burst from the strap holding it in place and caught on fire. Smoke and sparks came out from under the hood. Two physicians entered the chamber and found a heartbeat. The electrode was reattached to his leg. More smoke and burning flesh. Again doctors found a heartbeat. Ignoring the pleas of Evans' lawyer Russ Canan, a third jolt was applied. The execution took 14 minutes and left Evans' body charred and smoldering.


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34 years ago

Sunday 22nd of April 1984

April Brunais is raped and strangled by serial killer Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler in Griswold, Connecticut, United States.


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34 years ago

Sunday 22nd of April 1984

Leslie Shelley is raped and strangled by serial killer Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler in Griswold, Connecticut, United States.


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32 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of April 1986

Double murderer David Livingston Funchess is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 40 in Florida State Prison, 7819 N.W. 228th Street, Raiford, Florida, United States.


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26 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of April 1992

252 die in sewer system gasoline explosion in Analco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Four days before the explosion residents started complaining of a strong gasoline-like smell coming from the sewers which became progressively more pungent over the course of days. Nearly people were 500 injured and 15.000 were left homeless.


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24 years ago

Friday 22nd of April 1994

37th President of the United States Richard Milhous Nixon dies of cerebral edema at the age of 81 in NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, New York, United States.

Nixon was the only president to resign without completing an elected term.


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20 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of April 1998

Murderer Jose Roberto Villafuerte is executed by lethal injection at the age of 46 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

Villafuerte's last meal request was for one broiled chicken, nine corn tortillas, two tomatoes, one can of jalapenos, two cans of Pepsi, one four-ounce plate of rice.


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16 years ago

Monday 22nd of April 2002

Porn actress Linda Lovelace, originally Linda Susan Boreman known from Deep Throat dies of massive trauma and internal injuries after a car accident on 3 April at the age of 53 in Denver, Colorado, United States.


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15 years ago It Was Working

Tuesday 22nd of April 2003

Multiple murderer Juan Rodriguez Chavez aka The Thrill Killer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Chavez' last words were "Is it working?"


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14 years ago

Thursday 22nd of April 2004

160 die in flammable train cargo explosion in Ryongch'ŏn, North P'yǒngan, North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il passed through the station several hours before the explosion as he returned from a meeting in China. It was suggested that the explosion might have been an assassination attempt, but South Korean intelligence services believed that it was an accident. The Red Cross reported that 1.850 houses and buildings had been destroyed and another 6.350 had been damaged.



13 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 22nd of April 2005

Striking local celebrities at the opening of an art exhibition in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.



12 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 22nd of April 2006

Visuals on display during a 24-hour lecture by Maren Hoffmeister on "Fragmente des Deutungsmuster Lustmord" in Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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12 years ago

Saturday 22nd of April 2006

47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Discovery of James Lee Byars' Tomb' in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

While looking for places to get rid of the earth from my hole I accidently found the empty tomb of James Lee Byars. I filled it completely with earth so it was kept secret.