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33rd year  -  N° 142                 Tuesday, 22 May 2018         Antwerpen		
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Today's 31 Events:

22 May

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    351 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of May 1667

    237th Pope Alexander VII dies of unknown causes at the age of 68 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    235 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of May 1783

    Physicist and inventor William Sturgeon aka The Electrician known for making the first electromagnets is born in Whittington, Lancashire, United Kingdom.


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    205 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of May 1813

    Composer Richard Wilhelm Wagner is born in Gasthof Roter und Weißer Löwe, Brühl 3, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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    159 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of May 1859

    Writer Arthur Conan Ignatius Doyle known for creating Sherlock Holmes is born in 11 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1885

    Romantic poet and writer Victor Marie Hugo dies of pneumonia at the age of 83 in La Princesse de Lusignan, Avenue d'Eylau, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1896

    59-year-old Baby farm murderess Amelia Elizabeth Dyer aka The Ogress of Reading pleads guilty to the murder of 4-months-old Doris Marmon in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    It took the jury only four and a half minutes to find Dyer guilty. There is little doubt she was responsible for many more similar deaths - possibly 400 or more - over a period of perhaps 20 years.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of May 1907

    Actor and film director Laurence Kerr Olivier is born in Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of May 1907

    Cartoonist Georges Prosper Remi aka Hergé known for his creation of Tintin is born in 25 Rue Cranz, Brussel, Etterbeek, Brabant, Belgium.


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    104 Years Ago Today He Was Teleported from Saturn

    Friday 22nd of May 1914

    Musician Sun Ra is born as Herman Poole Blount, legally Le Sony'r Ra in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of May 1915

    226 die in five train collision and fire in Quintinshill, Gretna Green, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    Those killed were mainly Territorial soldiers from the Royal Scots 1/7th (Leith) Battalion heading for Gallipoli.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of May 1924

    Singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour is born as Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Rue Monsieur-le-Prince, Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1925

    Artist Jean Tinguely is born in Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1925

    Double murderer Llewellyn Wilson Peare is executed by hanging at the age of 69 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    Peare went on a moonshine spree and killed his wife and a neighbour. He became the oldest man ever executed in Oregon.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1925

    Murder plotter Arthur Covell is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of May 1930

    Public supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Bernard Milk is born in Woodmere, New York, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1942

    Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber is born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of May 1951

    Serial killer Kenneth Alessio Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler is born in Rochester, New York, United States.

    Bianchi was born to a prostitute who gave him up for adoption two weeks after he was born. He was adopted at three months by Frances Scioliono and her husband Nicholas Bianchi.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1959

    Murderer Edward F Eckwerth is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of May 1960

    Victim of Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper Jacqueline Hill is born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of May 1962

    Mass murderer Thomas Gene Doty detonates a bomb in the right rear lavatory of Continental Airlines Flight 11 Boeing 707 killing himself and the 36 other passengers and 8 crew in the explosion and resulting crash of the airplane at the age of 34 in Union Township, Unionville, Missouri, United States.

    Doty had purchased a life insurance policy from Mutual of Omaha for $150.000. His death would also bring in another $150.000 in additional insurance purchased at the airport and death benefits.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of May 1967

    251 die in L'Innovation department store fire in L'Innovation, Rue Neuve, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

    The fire inspired Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin to burn down warehouses in Germany as a protest against the war in Vietnam.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of May 1968

    99 die in USS Scorpion (SSN-589) nuclear submarine shipwreck in the North Atlantic Ocean.

    The Scorpion contained highly sophisticated spy gear and spy manuals, two nuclear-tipped torpedoes, and a nuclear propulsion system. The boat was officially declared 'lost' on 5 June 1968. End October 1968 the wreck was discovered in more than 3.000m of water.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of May 1971

    26-year-old Serial killer Dennis Lynn Rader aka The BTK Killer marries 23-year-old Paula Dietz in Wichita, Kansas, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1981

    35-year-old Serial killer Peter William Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper is convicted to life imprisonment for killing 13 women in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1981

    26-year-old Irish republican hunger striker Kieran Doherty starts hungerstriking in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1981

    23-year-old Serial killer Wayne Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer is questioned by the police near the Chattahoochee River where three days later the body of 27-year-old Nathaniel Cater was found in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of May 1990

    Boxer Rocky Graziano dies of cardiopulmonary failure at the age of 71 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1992

    67-year-old Television host Johnny Carson known for ‘The Tonight Show’ presents his last show on NBC in Hollywood, California, United States.

    For the last time America heard "Heeeeeeere's Johnny!".


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of May 1992

    Murder plotter Robert Black is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Black hired John Wayne Hearn to kill his wife Sandra.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 22nd of May 1999

    Two men discussing at the opening of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK's exhibition at Barbara Thumm Gallery in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of May 2010

    158 die in Air India Express Boeing 737-800 Flight 812 crash in Mangalore International Airport, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

    There were 8 survivors.