Saturday, February 22, 2020

35th year - N° 53 Saturday, 22 February 2020

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35th year - N° 53 Saturday, 22 February 2020

22 February / Today's 32 Events:
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288 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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232 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1788

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


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223 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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136 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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124 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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121 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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120 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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105 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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92 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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83 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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78 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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78 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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77 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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77 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1943

Model and topless showgirl Christine Margaret Keeler known from the Profumo Affair is born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom.


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76 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of February 1944

Film director Jonathan Robert Demme known for his movie The Silence of the Lambs is born in Baldwin, New York, United States.


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71 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of February 1949

Formula One racer Niki Andreas Nikolaus Lauda is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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70 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of February 1950

Musician, performance artist and occultist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, originally Neil Andrew Megson known from the industrial band Throbbing Gristle is born in Victoria Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


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68 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1952

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Werner Bernhard Lotze is born in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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67 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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65 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of February 1955

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


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60 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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52 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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47 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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46 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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46 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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40 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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36 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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33 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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32 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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18 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.



16 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.


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13 years ago

Thursday 22nd of February 2007

Double murderer Newton Burton Anderson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 31 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Anderson's last meal request was for pork chops, fried chicken, tacos, baked potatoes, potato salad and french fries.


Friday, February 21, 2020

35th year - N° 52 Friday, 21 February 2020

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35th year - N° 52 Friday, 21 February 2020

21 February / Today's 22 Events:
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507 years ago

Friday 21st of February 1513

216th Pope Julius II, originally Giuliano della Rovere dies of fever at the age of 70 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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343 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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290 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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172 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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117 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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117 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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116 years ago

Sunday 21st of February 1904

Soviet statesman Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin is born in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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113 years ago

Thursday 21st of February 1907

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


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110 years ago

Monday 21st of February 1910

Mobster and boss of the Bonanno crime family Carmine Galante aka The Cigar aka Lilo is born in East Harlem, New York, New York, United States.

Galante was rarely seen without a cigar, leading to the nickname 'The Cigar' and 'Lilo' (a Sicilian term for cigar).


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95 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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95 years ago

Saturday 21st of February 1925

Film director Sam David Samuel Peckinpah aka The Picasso of Violence is born in Fresno, California, United States.


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95 years ago

Saturday 21st of February 1925

Murderer Ronald Joseph Ryan, originally Ronald Edmond Thompson is born in The Royal Women's Hospital, 20 Flemington Rd, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.


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90 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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87 years ago

Tuesday 21st of February 1933

Singer, songwriter, musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone, originally Eunice Kathleen Waymon aka The High Priestess of Soul is born in Tryon, North Carolina, United States.


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64 years ago

Tuesday 21st of February 1956

Mass murderer Cevdet Yılmaz is born in Boğazlıyan, Yozgat, Turkey.


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55 years ago He Was Shot by 3X and 15X

Sunday 21st of February 1965

Revolutionary black activist Malcolm X, originally Malcolm Little aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz is shot in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun at the age of 40 in Audubon Ballroom, 3940 Broadway, New York City, New York, United States.

Two other men charged the stage firing semi-automatic handguns. Malcolm X was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm, shortly after arriving at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The autopsy identified 21 gunshot wounds to the chest, left shoulder, arms and legs, including ten buckshot wounds from the initial shotgun blast. One gunman, Nation of Islam member Talmadge Hayer aka Thomas Hagan was beaten by the crowd before police arrived. W itnesses identified the other gunmen as Nation members Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson.


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48 years ago

Monday 21st of February 1972

Eight members of the die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe rob the Hypo-Bank of 285.000 marks in Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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47 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.


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36 years ago

Tuesday 21st of February 1984

Marta Mikhailovna Ryabenko is stabbed to death and her nipples and uterus cut away by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Park of Aviators, Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

Ryabenko was Chikatilo's oldest victim, a vagabond and an alcoholic.


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25 years ago

Tuesday 21st of February 1995

Double murderer Samuel Christopher Hawkins is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



18 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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8 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.