Friday, February 22, 2019

34th year - N° 53 Friday, 22 February 2019

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34th year - N° 53 Friday, 22 February 2019

22 February / Today's 26 Events:
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287 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1732

Founding Father and 1st President of the United States George Washington is born in Popes Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States.


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231 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1788

Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is born in Heiligegeistgasse, Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.


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222 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of February 1797

Baron Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Münchhausen dies of unknown causes at the age of 77 in Bodenwerder, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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135 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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123 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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120 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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119 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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104 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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91 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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82 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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77 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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77 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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76 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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66 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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64 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of February 1955

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


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59 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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51 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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46 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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45 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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45 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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39 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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35 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of February 1984

Noise music band Club Moral play their 30th concert in Paard van Troje/De Kapel, Prinsegracht 12, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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32 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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31 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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17 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.



15 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.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

34th year - N° 52 Thursday, 21 February 2019

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34th year - N° 52 Thursday, 21 February 2019

21 February / Today's 11 Events:
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342 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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289 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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171 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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116 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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116 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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112 years ago

Thursday 21st of February 1907

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


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94 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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89 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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46 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.



17 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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7 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.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

34th year - N° 51 Wednesday, 20 February 2019

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34th year - N° 51 Wednesday, 20 February 2019

20 February / Today's 15 Events:
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588 years ago

Sunday 20th of February 1431

206th Pope Martinus V, originally Oddone Colonna dies of apoplexy at the age of 62 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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124 years ago

Wednesday 20th of February 1895

Henri Valéry is born in Elbeuf, Seine-Maritime, France.

Valéry was an identity used by Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer at the time of his arrest.


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110 years ago

Saturday 20th of February 1909

33-year-old Founder of the Futurist movement Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, originally Emilio Angelo Carlo Marinetti publishes the Futurist Manifesto in the Le Figaro newspaper in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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107 years ago

Tuesday 20th of February 1912

Writer Pierre François-Marie-Louis Boulle known for Planet of the Apes is born in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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93 years ago

Saturday 20th of February 1926

Clara Newman is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in San Francisco, California, United States.

Newman was Nelson's first victim.


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78 years ago

Thursday 20th of February 1941

Lisa Nowak is beaten to death by serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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65 years ago

Saturday 20th of February 1954

Newspaper heiress, kidnap victim and member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Patty Patricia Campbell Hearst is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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59 years ago

Saturday 20th of February 1960

Joey, the son of 25-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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52 years ago

Monday 20th of February 1967

Musician Kurt Donald Cobain aka The Pope of Grunge is born in Grays Harbor Hospital, Aberdeen, Washington, United States.


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32 years ago

Friday 20th of February 1987

45-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber places bomb #20, a booby trap disguised as a piece of lumber behind the CAAMS computer store in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Store owner Gary Wright is badly injured when he picks up the package. Based on a witness description a widely spread sketch of a man in a hooded sweatshirt wearing aviator glasses was made up.


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17 years ago

Wednesday 20th of February 2002

Murderer Robert Frederick 'Bobby' Glass aka Slowhand dies of a heart attack at the age of 51 in Avery Mitchell Correctional Facility, 600 Amity Park Rd, Spruce Pines, North Carolina, United States.

Glass was due for release on 3 March 3 2002.


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16 years ago

Thursday 20th of February 2003

100 die in The Station night club fire in The Station, 211 Cowesett Avenue, West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States.

The fire was caused by pyrotechnics set off by 29-year-old tour manager Daniel Biechele of the evening's headlining band, Jack Russell's Great White, which ignited flammable sound insulation foam in the walls and ceilings surrounding the stage. Among those who perished in the fire were Great White's lead guitarist, Ty Longley and the show's emcee, DJ Mike 'The Doctor' Gonsalves. More than one survivor later stated that a bouncer stopped people trying to escape via the stage exit, stating that that door was "for the band only."


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14 years ago He Said No More No More No More

Sunday 20th of February 2005

Journalist and writer Hunter Stockton Thompson known for inventing Gonzo journalism commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 68 in Owl Farm, Woody Creek, Colorado, United States.

"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun—for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax—This won't hurt."


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13 years ago He Went Deeper and Down

Monday 20th of February 2006

47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV starts 'Diggin' for Gordon' at an undisclosed location in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



12 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 20th of February 2007

A rusty gas pipe in desperate need of replacement in our basement in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.