Friday, April 12, 2024

39th year - N° 103 Friday, 12 April 2024

BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)
39th year - N° 103 Friday, 12 April 2024

12 April / Today's 31 Events:
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309 years ago

Friday 12th of April 1715

Double murderer Jeremiah Meacham is executed by hanging at the age of 42 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Meacham killed his wife and her sister on 21 March 1715. Meacham was executed in front of several thousand spectators and his body was hung in gibbets.


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155 years ago

Monday 12th of April 1869

Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is born in 41 Rue Puebla, XIXe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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153 years ago

Wednesday 12th of April 1871

General and dictator Ioannis Metaxas is born in Ithakē, Ionian Islands, Greece.


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139 years ago

Sunday 12th of April 1885

Painter Robert Delaunay known for founding the Orphism art movement is born in Rue Boissière, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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129 years ago

Friday 12th of April 1895

Minnie Flora Williams is raped, strangled and mutilated by double murderer Theodore Durrant aka The Demon in the Belfry in Emanuel Baptist Church, Bartlett Street, San Francisco, California, .


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107 years ago

Thursday 12th of April 1917

Andrée-Anne Babelay is murdered by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in l'Ermitage, Allée des Tilleuls et la Roserale, Gambais, Île-de-France, France.

The entry in Landru's black notebook for that day was "4h 3'."


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105 years ago She Fainted Stark Naked

Saturday 12th of April 1919

50-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is arrested as Lucien Guillet in 76 Rue de Rochechouart, IXe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

At Guillet's house a drivers license with the name of Henri Désiré Landru and a little black book with eleven names of disappeared women in it was found by arresting officers Jean Belin and Riboulet. In the bedroom Landru's mistress Fernande Segret fainted and was found stark naked on the floor.


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103 years ago

Tuesday 12th of April 1921

22-year-old Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place is sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for stealing postal orders in Halifax Borough Police Court, Harrison Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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92 years ago He Came Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

Tuesday 12th of April 1932

Falsetto singer and ukulele player Tiny Tim, originally Herbert Khaury is born in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


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91 years ago

Wednesday 12th of April 1933

Soprano Montserrat Caballé, originally María de Montserrat Bibiana Concepción Caballé i Folch is born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.


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84 years ago

Friday 12th of April 1940

Musician, bandleader and composer Herbie Herbert Jeffrey Hancock is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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79 years ago He Had a Terrific Pain

Thursday 12th of April 1945

32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63 in Little White House, Warm Springs, Georgia, United States.

Roosevelt said "I have a terrific pain in the back of my head" and then slumped forward in his chair.


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78 years ago

Friday 12th of April 1946

Flemish nationalist leader August Borms is executed by the firing squad at the age of 68 in Etterbeek, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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76 years ago

Monday 12th of April 1948

Astrologer Howard Sasportas is born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States.


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74 years ago

Wednesday 12th of April 1950

Actor and singer David Bruce Cassidy is born in Flower Hospital, 1249 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


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63 years ago He Went Round and Round

Wednesday 12th of April 1961

27-year-old Cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin known for becoming the first man in space becomes the first man to fly around the world in a Vostok 1 3KA-3 in Geocentric Orbit, Space.


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59 years ago

Monday 12th of April 1965

Singer-songwriter and musician Johnny Hallyday, originally Jean-Philippe Smet aka The French Elvis becomes the first man to fly around the world in a Vostok 1 3KA-3 in Église Saint-Lucien, Loconville, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

Hallyday and Vartan divorced in 1980.


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59 years ago

Monday 12th of April 1965

Triple murderess Frances Elaine Newton is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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57 years ago He Was Jesus Christ

Wednesday 12th of April 1967

Cop killer Aaron Mitchell is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 37 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

Mitchell was the only person to be executed in California during the term of Governor Ronald Reagan. Mitchell's last words were "I'm Jesus Christ."


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49 years ago

Saturday 12th of April 1975

Dancer, singer and actress Josephine Baker, originally Freda Josephine McDonald aka The Bronze Venus or The Black Pearl dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 69 in Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Boulevard de l'Hôpital, XIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

On 8 April 1975 Baker starred in a retrospective revue at the Bobino in Paris, 'Joséphine à Bobino 1975', celebrating her 50 years in show business. Four days later she was found lying peacefully in her bed surrounded by newspapers with glowing reviews of her performance. She was in a coma after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.


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47 years ago

Tuesday 12th of April 1977

42-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker sets fire to his cell in Trenton State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey, United States.


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40 years ago

Thursday 12th of April 1984

Fashion model Luisel Ramos is born in Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay.


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37 years ago

Sunday 12th of April 1987

Noise music band Club Moral play their 69th concert during the Haters tour in Kijkhuis, Denneweg 56, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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35 years ago

Wednesday 12th of April 1989

Political and social activist and anarchist Abbie Abbot Howard Hoffman commits suicide by swallowing 150 phenobarbital tablets and liquor at the age of 53 in 3424 Sugan Road, Solebury Township, Pennsylvania, United States.


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27 years ago

Saturday 12th of April 1997

Two trash bags with a foot, part of a leg and a head are found, presumed victims of Unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Rue du Dépot, Havré, Hainaut, Belgium.


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26 years ago

Sunday 12th of April 1998

Elisabetta Zoppetti is shot dead by serial killer Donato Bilancia aka Il Mostro della Liguria in Chiavari, Liguria, Italy.

Bilancia boarded the Intercity La Spezia - Venice because he "wanted to kill a woman". He broke into the bathroom of the wagon and shot Zopetti.


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25 years ago

Monday 12th of April 1999

Spree killer Marion Albert Pruett aka The Mad Dog Killer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Cummins Unit, Varner, Arkansas, United States.


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15 years ago

Sunday 12th of April 2009

Porn actress Marilyn Chambers, originally Marilyn Ann Briggs dies of a cerebral hemorrhage and an aneurysm related to heart disease at the age of 57 in Santa Clarita, California, United States.



10 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 12th of April 2014

Musician Aldo Struyf aka Aldolino and Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Frans Masereel Centrum, Masereeldijk 5, Kasterlee, Antwerpen, Belgium.



8 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

A large cargo ship on the horizon in Cadzand, Zeeland, Netherlands.


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4 years ago

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Formula One racer Sterling Craufurd Moss dies of a long illness at the age of 91 in Mayfair, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


Thursday, April 11, 2024

39th year - N° 102 Thursday, 11 April 2024

BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)
39th year - N° 102 Thursday, 11 April 2024

11 April / Today's 25 Events:
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134 years ago He Wanted to Sleep Like Other People

Friday 11th of April 1890

Joseph Carey Merrick aka The Elephant Man dies of a dislocation of the vertebrae of the neck at the age of 28 in The London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Merrick had always slept sitting upright out of necessity, during the autopsy Dr. Frederick Treves came to the conclusion that he must have 'made the experiment', attempting to sleep lying down, trying to sleep like other people.


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116 years ago

Saturday 11th of April 1908

President of Panama José Antonio Remón Cantera is born in Panama City, Provincia de Panamá, Panama.


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113 years ago

Tuesday 11th of April 1911

Propaganda of the Deed anarchist Anteo Zamboni is born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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109 years ago

Sunday 11th of April 1915

Serial poisoner Maria Catherina Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Gorinchem, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

Swanenburg was locked up in a correctional facility since 1885. It was established with certainty she poisoned at least 102 people with arsenic of whom 27 died.


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94 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1930

Founder of the Church of Satan Anton Szandor LaVey, originally Howard Stanton Levey is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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88 years ago

Saturday 11th of April 1936

Composer Mitya Stillman dies of unknown causes at the age of 44 in New York City, New York, United States.


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79 years ago

Wednesday 11th of April 1945

A detachment of troops of the U.S. 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, from the 6th Armored Division, part of the U.S. Third Army arrives at 15:15hrs to liberate the concentration camp in KZ Buchenwald, Weimar, Thüringen, Germany.


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78 years ago

Thursday 11th of April 1946

Performance and installation artist Chris Christopher Burden is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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77 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1947

Prostitute cum serial killer Louise Peete, originally Lofie Louise Preslar is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 67 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

Peete was the second woman to be executed in the gas chamber.


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72 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1952

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Karl-Heinz Dellwo is born in Opladen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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66 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1958

Murderer John McMiller is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, Louisiana, United States.


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56 years ago

Thursday 11th of April 1968

Rudi Alfred Willi Dutschke aka Rote Rudi is shot twice in the head and once in the shoulder by assassin Josef Bachmann in Kurfürstendamm 141, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

"Ich möchte zu meinem Bedauern feststellen, dass Dutschke noch lebt. Ich hätte eine Maschinenpistole kaufen können. Wenn ich das Geld dazu gehabt hätte, hätte ich Dutschke zersägt."


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53 years ago

Sunday 11th of April 1971

Murderer Raymond Dale Rowsey is born in Burlington, North Carolina, United States.


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49 years ago

Friday 11th of April 1975

29-year-old Performance and installation artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Doomed' in Museum of Contemporary Art, 237 East Ontario Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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47 years ago

Monday 11th of April 1977

Poet Jacques Prévert dies of lung cancer at the age of 77 in Maison Jacques-Prévert, Omonville-la-Petite, Basse-Normandie, France.


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39 years ago

Thursday 11th of April 1985

First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania Enver Halil Hoxha dies of heart failure at the age of 77 in Tirana, Qarku Tiranë, Albania.


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37 years ago

Saturday 11th of April 1987

Writer Erskine Preston Caldwell dies of emphysema and lung cancer at the age of 84 in Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States.


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37 years ago

Saturday 11th of April 1987

Noise music band Club Moral play their 68th concert during the Haters tour in V2, Vughterstraat 234, Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Also played: The HatersDeath PactGore


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35 years ago His Bones Would Be Used as Necklaces

Tuesday 11th of April 1989

The body of     21-year-old Human sacrifice Mark James Kilroy and 14 others are discovered     in Santa Elena Ranch, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Kilroy was abducted on 14 March, tortured and sodomized. He was then killed by chopping the back of his neck and head with a machete. His brain was boiled in a nganga. Kilroy's legs were chopped off above his knees to facilitate his burial. A wire was inserted in his spinal cord to pull the bones out once the body decomposed.    


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34 years ago

Wednesday 11th of April 1990

Psychic Nina Sergeyevna Kulagina, originally Ninel Mikhaylova dies of unknown causes at the age of 64 in Leningrad, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.



25 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 11th of April 1999

Scoring locations for a public art project by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven in Offerandestraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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22 years ago

Thursday 11th of April 2002

Murderer William Kendrick Burns is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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17 years ago He Said Howdy

Wednesday 11th of April 2007

Double murderer James Lee Clark is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Clark's last word was "Howdy". On the day of Clark's execution, the Steinway piano that John Lennon used to compose the 1971 song 'Imagine' was placed outside the front door of the prison as a protest to the execution, a sign of peace and statement that there is too much violence in the world.


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17 years ago

Wednesday 11th of April 2007

Writer Kurt Vonnegut dies from head injuries suffered while falling down a flight of stairs in his home at the age of 85 in New York City, New York, United States.


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12 years ago

Wednesday 11th of April 2012

78-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson, originally no name Maddox known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is denied parole for the twelfth time in Los Angeles, California, United States.