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32nd year  -  N° 146                 Friday, 26 May 2017         Antwerpen		
Die Kleinen und die Bösen
Today's 41 Events:

26 May

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    539 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of May 1478

    219th Pope Clemens VII is born as Giulio di Giuliano de Medici in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.


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    370 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of May 1647

    Alse Young is executed by hanging at the age of 47 in Meeting House Square, State House Square, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

    Young is the first person in the records executed for witchcraft  in the United States.


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    195 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of May 1822

    113 die in old Grue Church fire in Grue, Kirkenær, Solør, Norway.

    The site of the old church is today in the middle of the river Glomma.


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    189 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of May 1828

    16-year-old Foundling Kaspar Hauser aka The Wild Child is found by a shoemaker named Weickmann in Unschlittplatz, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.


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    164 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of May 1853

    Outlaw, gunfighter and folk icon John Wesley Hardin aka Little Arkansaw is born in Bonham, Texas, United States.


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    150 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of May 1867

    Queen Mary of Teck is born as Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes in Kensington Palace, London, Kensington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of May 1883

    Serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf is born in Mulheim-am-Rhein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of May 1884

    Murderess Mary Lefley is executed by hanging at the age of 49 in Lincoln Prison, Greetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

    Lefley had been convicted of murdering her 59-year-old husband William by putting arsenic in his rice pudding at their home in Wrangle. She had to be dragged to the gallows screaming "murder, murder!" and struggling with the warders.


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    131 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of May 1886

    Singer, actor and comedian Al Jolson aka The World's Greatest Entertainer is born as Asa Yoelson in Srednik, Lithuania, Russia.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Friday 26th of May 1899

    War criminal and art collector Pieter Nicolaas Menten is born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of May 1904

    Neurologist Gilles Georges Albert Édouard Brutus de la Tourette dies of depression and hypomania at the age of 47 in Hôpital de Cery, Prilly, Vaud, Switzerland.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of May 1907

    Actor John Wayne is born as Marion Robert Morrison in 216 South Second Street, Winterset, Iowa, United States.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of May 1913

    Actor Peter Wilton Cushing known for playing Baron Victor Frankenstein and Professor Van Helsing is born in Kenley, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Friday 26th of May 1916

    25-year-old Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder sets fire to the prison’s flax mill and workshops in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of May 1920

    Singer-songwriter Peggy Lee is born as Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Friday 26th of May 1922

    52-year-old Political theorist and communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin suffers the first of three strokes, which left him unable to speak for weeks, and severely hampered motion in his right side in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of May 1923

    Actor Horst Tappert known from Derrick is born in Elberfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of May 1924

    18-year-old Fritz Wittig is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 4, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of May 1924

    11-year-old Friedrich Abeling is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 4, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of May 1926

    Musician Miles Dewey Davis is born in Alton, Illinois, United States.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of May 1928

    Pathologist and euthanasia activist Jack Jacob Kevorkian aka Doctor Death is born in Pontiac, Michigan, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of May 1938

    Murderer Robert Hoolhouse is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Durham Gaol, Durham, Elvet, North East, United Kingdom.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 26th of May 1938

    Murderess Pauline Yvonne Parker aka Heavenly Creature is born in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 26th of May 1942

    45-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is sentenced to one year on probabtion and fined 10.000 Francs for prescribing heroin to drug addicts Jean-Marc Van Bever and Jeannette Gaul in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

    Van Bever is sentenced to one year imprisonment and fined 2.400 Francs in absentio and Gaul to six months imprisonment and fined 2.400 Francs. On 26 January 1943 Petiot's fine was brought down to 2.400 Francs.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of May 1954

    Irish republican hunger striker Michael James 'Mickey' Devine is born as Micheal O Duibhinn in Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of May 1954

    Serial killer Danny Harold Rolling aka The Gainesville Ripper is born in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of May 1954

    103 die in USS Bennington (CV-20) aircraft carrier explosion in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, United States.

    The fluid in one of the Bennington's catapults leaked out and was detonated by the flames of a jet causing the forward part of the flight deck to explode, setting off a series of secondary explosions.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of May 1956

    Army veteran and suicide pilot Frank Eugene Corder is born in Perry Point, Maryland, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today She Was a Child of Hell

    Sunday 26th of May 1957

    Child killer Mary Flora Bell aka Child of Hell is born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of May 1971

    37-year-old Serial killer Juan Vallejo Corona aka The Machete Murderer is arrested and charged with the murders of 25 migrant farm workers in Yuba City, California, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of May 1976

    Philosopher Martin Heidegger dies of unknown causes at the age of 87 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Friday 26th of May 1978

    4-year-old Eric Christgen is abducted, sexually abused and suffocated by serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate in .

    In February 1979 25-year-old Melvin Reynolds, a man of limited intelligence, confessed to Christgen's murder after 14 hours of questions, promises and threats. Reynolds gave in and said "I'll say so if you want me to". He was sentenced to life imprisonment and released four years later when Hatcher confessed to the murder.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 26th of May 1984

    22-year-old Michelle Simms is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Bobbie Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist in Tampa, Florida, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of May 1991

    223 die in Lauda Air Boeing 767-3Z9ER Flight 004 crash in Phu Toei National Park, Amphoe Dan Chang, Suphanburi, Thailand.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of May 1991

    15-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    Sinthasomphone was found by two women wandering the streets of Milwaukee naked, under the influence of something and bleeding from his rectum. Dahmer told the two responding police officers that the boy was actually 19 and his boyfriend and they were just having a lover's quarrel. Back at Dahmer's apartment, the officers smelled something strange but didn't think to investigate that.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Monday 26th of May 2003

    Falun Gong practicer Li Rongxian is tortured to death at the age of 44 in Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp, Jiutai, Jilin, China.

    Rongxian also suffered of advanced stages of pulmonary tuberculosis.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 26th of May 2004

    45-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Hij die geen Hart Heeft zal geen Hartepijn Hebben' in Factor 44, Bleekhofstraat 44, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    I lay on the floor with my head under a cupboard. On my chest is written “He Who Has No Heart Will Have No Heartaches”. Driven by an electric motor a knife cut back and forth over my chest. The performance continued for one hour.



  • 10 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 26th of May 2007

    Paul McCarthy's 'Inflatable Pigs' in Middelheimmuseum, Antwerpen, Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    9 Years Ago Today He Didn't Shoot Horses, Did He?

    Monday 26th of May 2008

    Actor and film director Sydney Irwin Pollack dies of stomach cancer at the age of 74 in Pacific Palisades, California, United States.


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    4 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 26th of May 2013

    Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl dies of Parkinson's disease at the age of 88 in Moncarapacho, Olhão, Algarve, Portugal.



  • 1 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 26th of May 2016

    Wood paneling in an abandoned room in Oude Beurs, Hofstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.