Saturday, February 24, 2018

33rd year - N° 55 Saturday, 24 February 2018

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33rd year - N° 55 Saturday, 24 February 2018

24 February / Today's 15 Events:
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518 years ago

Saturday 24th of February 1500

Holy Roman Emperor Karl V is born in Prinsenhof, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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482 years ago

Monday 24th of February 1536

231st Pope Clemens VIII, originally Ippolito Aldobrandini is born in Fano, Marche, Italy.


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286 years ago

Sunday 24th of February 1732

Soldier and adventurer Francis Charteris aka The Rape-Master General dies of natural causes at the age of 67 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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232 years ago

Friday 24th of February 1786

Folklorist and mythologist Wilhelm Karl Grimm is born in Hanau, Hessen, Germany.


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143 years ago

Wednesday 24th of February 1875

102 die in SS Gothenburg shipwreck in Holbourne Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.


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96 years ago

Friday 24th of February 1922

Pop artist Richard William Hamilton is born in Pimlico, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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91 years ago

Thursday 24th of February 1927

Muse and second wife of Pablo Picasso Jacqueline Roque is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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51 years ago

Friday 24th of February 1967

36-year-old Serial killer Albert Henry DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man escapes in Bridgewater State Hospital, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States.

DeSalvo was arrested 30 hours later in West Lynn, Massachusetts.


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49 years ago

Monday 24th of February 1969

18-year-old Serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen escapes from reformatory school in Ruiselede, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Van Eyken left the country for the Netherlands.


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49 years ago

Monday 24th of February 1969

37-year-old Singer-songwriter Johnny R. Cash aka The Man in Black plays live in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.


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48 years ago

Tuesday 24th of February 1970

Assassin Josef Erwin Bachmann known for shooting Rudi Dutschke commits suicide by asphyxia with a plastic bag at the age of 26 in Justizvollzugsanstalt Tegel, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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45 years ago

Saturday 24th of February 1973

Carol Anne Baglin is beaten to death to purify her of lusting sexual thoughts by 27-year-old Robert William Jacobson aka David Phipps, 24-year-old Toni Antoinette Denise White, 21-year-old James Cyril Cendrillon and 17-year-old Alphons Joseph Klimek at the age of 20 in Raynes Park Road, Hampton, Australia.

"After confronting her and asking more questions it came out that she had sex feelings about the hose on the vacuum cleaner and bananas in a bowl in the room. We all slapped her and she was punched in the stomach. She fell when she was pushed and hit her head on the floor."


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18 years ago

Thursday 24th of February 2000

Murderess Betty Lou Beets, originally Betty Lou Dunevant is executed by lethal injection at the age of 63 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Beets was convicted to death for shooting her fifth husband Jimmy Don Beets on 6 August 1983. Also found buried in a garage were the remains of another Beets' husband, Doyle Wayne Barker. Beets did not request a final meal.


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12 years ago

Friday 24th of February 2006

Actor Dennis William Weaver dies of cancer at the age of 82 in Ridgway, Colorado, United States.



12 years ago The Eyes had it

Friday 24th of February 2006

The Rue Le Sueur where Serial Killer Dr. Marcel Petiot killed about 63 people at n° 21 (the original building however was torn down) in his infamous 'Triangular Chamber of Death', before and during WWII in 21 Rue Le Sueur, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

33rd year - N° 53 Thursday, 22 February 2018

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33rd year - N° 53 Thursday, 22 February 2018

22 February / Today's 22 Events:
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134 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1884

Occultist, explorer, traveller, cannibal and journalist William Buehler Seabrook aka The White Cannibal of New York is born in Westminster, Maryland, United States.


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122 years ago

Saturday 22nd of February 1896

Poet and writer Paul Leopold Andreas Van Ostaijen aka Mister 1830 is born in Lange Leemstraat 47, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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119 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of February 1899

Actor Dwight Iliff Frye aka The Man with the Thousand-Watt Stare aka The Man of a Thousand Deaths known from several Dracula and Frankenstein movies is born in Salina, Kansas, United States.


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118 years ago

Thursday 22nd of February 1900

Surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel, originally Buñuel Portolés aka Le Chien Andalou is born in Calanda, Teruel, Spain.


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103 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1915

The right leg of 71-year-old Actress Sarah Henrietta Rosine Bernhardt, originally Rosine Bernardt aka The Divine Sarah is amputated because of gangrene due to an accident in 1905 in Clinique Saint-Augustin, 114 Avenue d'Ares, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France.

Bernhardt reportedly refused a $10.000 offer by a showman to display her amputated leg as a medical curiosity. In December 2008 the leg was found in the basement of the Faculty of Medicine in Bordeaux.


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90 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of February 1928

Clarence 13X, originally Clarence Edward Smith aka The Father is born in Danville, Virginia, United States.


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81 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1937

29-year-old Serial killer and leader of the so called 'Salaligan' Sigvard Thurneman, originally Sven Emil Sigvard Nilsson aka The Doctor is considered mentally ill and sent to psychiatric care for life in Västerås, Västmanlands Län, .

The other members of Thurnemann's Sala Gang Eric Hedström, Roland Abrahamsson, Herbert Jansson and Åke Lindberg were sentenced to life imprisonment. Thurnemann was imprisoned at the Asylum of Säter and released in the 1960s.


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76 years ago

Sunday 22nd of February 1942

Writer Stefan Zweig commits suicide by an overdose of Veronal at the age of 39 in Casa Stefan Zweig, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Zweig was found the next day hand in hand with his wife Lotte Altmann, also dead.


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76 years ago

Sunday 22nd of February 1942

The first 'low-pressure' experiments are carried out on prisoners of war by 33-year-old Nazi doctor Sigmund Rascher known for his ‘freezing experiments’ on behalf of the Luftwaffe in Konzentrationslager Dachau, Dachau, Bayern, Germany.


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75 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1943

Founding member of the Weiße Rose resistant group Sophie Magdalena Scholl is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 22 in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stadelheim, Stadelheimer Straße 12, Giesing, München, Bayern, Germany.

Scholl's brother Hans and their friend Christoph Probst were also executed, convicted of high treason after having been found distributing their sixth anti-Nazi political resistance leaflet at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München on 18 February 1943.


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65 years ago

Sunday 22nd of February 1953

Student and hero of the Lithuanian resistance Romas Kalanta aka The Young Man with the Mesmerizing Eyes is born in Alytus, Dzūkija, Lithuania.


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63 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of February 1955

Cult victim Arlis Kay Perry is born in Bismarck, North Dakota, United States.


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58 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1960

134 die in Karl Marx coal mine explosion and fire in Steinkohlenwerk Karl Marx, Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany.


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50 years ago

Thursday 22nd of February 1968

Patricia Docker is raped and strangled by serial killer The Bible John Killer in Carmichael Place, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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45 years ago

Thursday 22nd of February 1973

Over 200 die in ferry and Japanese Bombary Maru cargo ship collision in Rangoon, Yangon, Burma.


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44 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1974

24-year-old Serial killer Randall Brent 'Randy' Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer is arrested and charged with public indecency in Portland, Oregon, United States.


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44 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1974

Tire salesman and would-be assassin Samuel Joseph Byck known for attempting to assassinate President Richard Nixon commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 44 in Baltimore–Washington International Airport, Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States.

Byck shot and killed Maryland Aviation Administration Police officer George Neal Ramsburg before storming aboard Delta Air Lines DC-9 Flight 523 to Atlanta, which he wanted to crash on the White House to kill President Nixon. When pilots Reese Doug Loftin and Fred Jones told him they could not take off until wheel blocks were removed he shot them both. After a standoff with police Byck< /strong> committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.


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38 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1980

Artist Oskar Kokoschka dies of natural causes at the age of 94 in Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland.


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31 years ago

Sunday 22nd of February 1987

Pop artist Andy Warhol, originally Andrew Warhola aka The Pope of Pop dies of a sudden post-operative cardiac arrhythmia at the age of 59 in New York Hospital, New York City, New York, United States.

Warhol had been making good recovery from a routine gallbladder surgery before dying in his sleep. Warhol's family sued the hospital for inadequate care, saying that the arrhythmia was caused by improper care and water intoxication. The malpractice case was quickly settled out of court and Warhol's family received an undisclosed sum of money.


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30 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1988

Suspected serial killer Pietro Pacciani aka Il Mostro di Firenze dies of cardiac arrest due to a fatal combination of drugs at the age of 63 in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.


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16 years ago He was Sloppy

Friday 22nd of February 2002

53-year-old Serial killer Robert William 'Willie' Pickton aka The Pig Farmer Killer is arrested in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

During his trial in 2007 Pickton confessed to forty-nine murders to an undercover police officer posing as a cellmate.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 22nd of February 2004

Probably not very obvious, but yet a homecoming from Asia party at our house in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

33rd year - N° 52 Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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33rd year - N° 52 Wednesday, 21 February 2018

21 February / Today's 11 Events:
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341 years ago

Sunday 21st of February 1677

Philosopher Baruch Spinoza, originally Benedito de Espinosa dies of silicosis at the age of 45 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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288 years ago

Tuesday 21st of February 1730

245th Pope Benedictus XIII, originally Pietro Francesco Orsini dies of silicosis at the age of 80 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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170 years ago

Monday 21st of February 1848

30-year-old Economist and revolutionary communist Karl Heinrich Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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115 years ago

Saturday 21st of February 1903

Writer Anaïs Nin, originally Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell known for Delta of Venus is born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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115 years ago

Saturday 21st of February 1903

Ida Launer is killed, cut to pieces and eaten by serial killer and cannibal Karl Denke aka Papa Denke in Teichstraße 10, Münsterberg, Niederschlesien, Germany.

According to Denke's well kept diaries Launer was his first victim. He even painstakingly noted his victim's weight.


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111 years ago

Thursday 21st of February 1907

142 die in SS Berlin shipwreck in Hoek van Holland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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93 years ago

Saturday 21st of February 1925

Inauguration of a monument in memory of the victims of 46-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Stadtfriedhof Stocken, Abteilung 49D/189-192, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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88 years ago

Friday 21st of February 1930

Murderess Eva Dugan is executed by hanging at the age of 52 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

At the end of the drop the snap of the rope decapitated Dugan, sending her head rolling to a stop at the feet of the spectators. The grisly scene caused five witnesses (two women and three men) to faint. Dugan has the distinction of being the only woman to be executed by hanging in Arizona. Although convicted for the murder of her employer Andrew J. Mathis, some sources claim Dugan was married five times and killed all of her husbands.


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45 years ago

Wednesday 21st of February 1973

105 die in Libyan Arab Airlines Boeing 727-224 Flight 114 crash in Ismailiya, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.

Libyan Arab Airline Flight 114 was lost and entered Israeli-controlled airspace over the Sinai Peninsula, where it was intercepted by two Israeli F-4 Phantom IIs, and was shot down after refusing to co-operate. There were six survivors.



16 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 21st of February 2002

A metal stairway in a school, location of an international exhibition of contemporary art in Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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6 years ago

Tuesday 21st of February 2012

Serial killer Colin Ireland aka The Gay Slayer dies of pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 58 in Wakefield Prison, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


Monday, February 19, 2018

33rd year - N° 50 Monday, 19 February 2018

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33rd year - N° 50 Monday, 19 February 2018

19 February / Today's 21 Events:
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545 years ago

Wednesday 19th of February 1473

Mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is born in ul. Kopernika 15, Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Poland.


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293 years ago

Monday 19th of February 1725

Innkeeper Mme Millet dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in Reims, Marne, France.

Late at night 'Lion d'Or' innkeeper Jean Millet woke to the smell of fire. He rushed through the hallways to warn his guests, who followed him downstairs and came upon a horrifying sight of his wife. Parts of Mme Millet's head, backbone and legs lay smoldering on the kitchen floor. The rest of her was reduced to ash. Her chair by the fireplace was only slightly scorched, and there were burn marks under her remains.


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120 years ago

Saturday 19th of February 1898

Cult leader Louwrens Lou Voorthuyzen aka Lou De Palingboer is born in Anna Paulowna, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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94 years ago

Tuesday 19th of February 1924

Actor Lee Marvin is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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84 years ago

Monday 19th of February 1934

Rapist and murderer James Corbett Rawlins is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 38 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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72 years ago

Tuesday 19th of February 1946

Chemical technician and labor union activist Karen Gay Silkwood is born in Longview, Texas, United States.


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67 years ago

Monday 19th of February 1951

Murderess Jean Lee, originally Marjorie Jean Maude Wright is executed by hanging at the age of 32 in Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

On the morning of her execution Lee became hysterical and had to be sedated. She fainted when the executioner came to her cell and she was strapped semi-conscious to a chair. Lee was the last woman to be executed in Australia.


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67 years ago

Monday 19th of February 1951

Murderer Robert David Clayton is executed by hanging at the age of 32 in Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

Clayton's last words were "Goodbye Charlie".


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67 years ago

Monday 19th of February 1951

Murderer Norman Andrews is executed by hanging at the age of 38 in Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

Andrews's last words were "Goodbye Robert".


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67 years ago

Monday 19th of February 1951

Writer André Paul Guillaume Gide dies of natural causes at the age of 82 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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67 years ago

Monday 19th of February 1951

Serial killer Stephen Peter Morin aka Ray Constantine is born in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


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66 years ago

Tuesday 19th of February 1952

Writer Knut Hamsun, originally Knud Pedersen dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in Nørholm, Grimstad, Sørlandet, Norway.


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55 years ago

Tuesday 19th of February 1963

Singer and band leader Benny Moré, originally Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré Gutiérrez aka El Bárbaro del Ritmo aka El Sonero Mayor dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44 in Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.


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52 years ago

Saturday 19th of February 1966

Stanisława Samul is attacked by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Gródków, Województwo Sląskie, Poland.

Samul survived.


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38 years ago

Tuesday 19th of February 1980

Musician Bon Ronald Belford Scott known from AC/DC dies of pulmonary aspiration of vomit at the age of 34 in 67 Overhill Road, East Dulwich, London, South London, United Kingdom.

Scott passed out after a night of heavy drinking in the Music Machine club. He was left to sleep in a Renault 5 owned by Alistair Kinnear. The following afternoon Kinnear found Scott lifeless in the car.


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33 years ago

Tuesday 19th of February 1985

148 die in Iberia Airlines Boeing 727–256 Flight 610 crash in Mount Oiz, Amorebieta-Etxano, Bizkaia, Spain.


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29 years ago

Sunday 19th of February 1989

Daughter of Manson Family member Tex Watson Mary Elizabeth Watson is born in San Luis Obispo, California, United States.


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19 years ago

Friday 19th of February 1999

Murderer Wilford Lee Berry aka The Volunteer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

Berry was the first convict to waive his right to appeal his death sentence after Ohio reinstated the death penalty. Berry became the first person to be executed in Ohio since 1963.


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16 years ago

Tuesday 19th of February 2002

Murderer John William Byrd is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.



11 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 19th of February 2007

Chinese New Year in Chinatown in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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9 years ago

Thursday 19th of February 2009

50-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Oprichting en Manifest van het Bastardisme' at a literary event in Passa Porta, Dansaertstraat 46, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.