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33rd year  -  N° 17                 Wednesday, 17 January 2018         Antwerpen		
Die Kleinen und die Bösen




34 events for 10 June:

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    2341 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of June 0323bc

    Alexander the Great dies of a fever attack due to poisoning at the age of 33 in Babylon, Mesopotamia, Babil Governorate, Iraq.


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    326 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of June 1692

    Bridget Bishop is executed by hanging at the age of 60 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States.

    Bishop was accused of bewitching five young women; Abigail Williams, Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis, Mary Walcott, and Elizabeth Hubbard, on the date of her examination by the authorities. It was the first execution in the Salem Witchcraft Trials.


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    199 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of June 1819

    Painter Gustave Jean Désiré Courbet is born in Ornans, Doubs, France.


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    182 Years Ago Today He Was Happy at Last

    Friday 10th of June 1836

    Physicist and mathematician André-Marie Ampère dies of unknown causes at the age of 61 in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

    On his deathbed Ampère ordered that an inscription be placed upon his tombstone: Tandem Felix (Happy at Last).


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    132 Years Ago Today He Was Too Mad to Rule

    Thursday 10th of June 1886

    41-year-old King of Bavaria Otto Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig II aka Der Märchenkönig is officially declared incapable of executing his governmental powers due to insanity in Schloss Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Bayern, Germany.

    Ludwig II was transported to Schloss Berg on the shores of Starnberger See, south of München.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of June 1896

    Baby farm murderess Amelia Elizabeth Dyer aka The Ogress of Reading is executed by hanging at the age of 59 in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Dyer was tried and hanged for one murder but 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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    108 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of June 1910

    Musician Chester Arthur Burnett aka Howlin' Wolf is born in White Station, Mississippi, United States.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of June 1915

    Writer Saul Bellow is born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of June 1922

    Actress, singer and vaudevillian Judy Garland is born as Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of June 1923

    Media tycoon Robert Ian Maxwell aka Captain Bob is born as Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch in Slatinské Doly, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of June 1926

    Architect Antoni Gaudí aka God's Architect dies of injuries suffered in a traffic accident at the age of 74 in Hospital de la Santa Creu, Barcelona, El Guinardó, Catalonia, Spain.

    On 7 June 1926 Gaudí was taking his daily walk to the Sant Felip Neri church for his habitual prayer and confession. While walking along the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes between Girona and Bailén streets he was struck by a passing tram and lost consciousness.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of June 1926

    63-year-old Lilian St. Mary is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of June 1927

    Murderer John Butchek is executed by hanging at the age of 45 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of June 1933

    Lawyer Francis Lee Bailey is born in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today She Was Still a Foolish Little Girl

    Tuesday 10th of June 1941

    Lead singer of the Shirelles Shirley Owens is born in Henderson, North Carolina, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of June 1944

    642 inhabitants including women and children are massacred by the 2. SS-Panzer-Division 'Das Reich' under command of SS-Gruppenführer Heinz Lammerding in Oradour-sur-Glane, Haute-Vienne, France.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of June 1946

    Boxer Jack John Arthur Johnson aka The Galveston Giant known for becoming the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion dies in a car crash at the age of 68 in U.S. Highway 1, Franklinton, North Carolina, United States.

    Johnson crashed into a telephone pole after racing angrily from a diner that refused to serve him.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of June 1949

    Writer Sigrid Undset dies of unknown causes at the age of 67 in Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of June 1957

    Murderer Clarence van Buuren is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Pretoria Central Prison, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.


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    51 Years Ago Today He Left with a Loud Clump

    Saturday 10th of June 1967

    Actor Spencer Bonaventure Tracy dies of a heart attack at the age of 67 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

    Katharine Hepburn described in her autobiography how she followed Tracy to the kitchen: "Just as I was about to give the door a push, there was a sound of a cup smashing to the floor - then clump - a loud clump."


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of June 1975

    25-year-old Serial killer Randall Brent 'Randy' Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for armed assault in Portland, Oregon, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of June 1980

    38-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber mails a bomb to United Airlines president Percy Wood in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States.

    Wood suffered cuts and burns over most of his body and face.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of June 1982

    Wife and muse of Salvador Dalí Gala Dalí dies of natural causes at the age of 88 in Port Lligat, Catalonia, Spain.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of June 1982

    Singer Addie Harris aka Micki Harris known from The Shirelles dies of a heart attack at the age of 42 in Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Downtown, Georgia, United States.

    Harris had just finished two performances with The Shirelles at the hotel.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of June 1982

    Film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder dies of heart failure resulting from a lethal interaction between sleeping pills and cocaine at the age of 37 in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of June 1983

    24-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Karl Großmann' in Club Moral, Kattenberg 122, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    Standing on a tree stump I read confessions from multiple murderer and cannibal Karl Groβmann, then I poured blood over my head and let it run down over my body onto the tree stump.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of June 1988

    Child molester and serial killer Arthur Gary Bishop is executed by lethal injection at the age of 36 in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.

    "I am a homosexual pedophile convicted of murder, and pornography was a determining factor in my downfall."


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of June 1994

    Installation artist Ed Edward Ralph Kienholz dies of a heart attack at the age of 67 in Hope, Idaho, United States.

    Kienholz was buried in a Kienholz installation: "His corpulent, embalmed body was wedged into the front seat of a brown 1940 Packard coupe. There was a dollar and a deck of cards in his pocket, a bottle of 1931 Chianti beside him and the ashes of his dog Smash in the back. He was set for the afterlife. To the whine of bagpipes, the Packard, steered by his widow Nancy Reddin Kienholz, rolled like a funeral barge into the big hole."


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of June 1998

    19-year-old Mass murderer Sa'eed Qashash kills 11 members of his family and a friend because they threatened to kick him out of the house if he failed to pass his Tawjihi exams in Amman, Muhafazat al-Asima, Jordan.


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    20 Years Ago Today He Fainted

    Wednesday 10th of June 1998

    Red Army deserter and 25-year-old Serial rapist and killer Vadim Yershov is sentenced to death for robbing, raping and killing 19 people in Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsky Krai, Russia.

    Yershov reportedly fainted as the sentence was pronounced.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of June 2001

    Princess of Iran Leila Pahlavi commits suicide by an overdose of Seconal and cocaine at the age of 31 in Leonard Hotel, 11-17 Seymour Street, London, Marylebone, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Pahlavi was found in bed, her body emaciated by years of anorexia, bulimia, and food intolerances. Pahlavi had more than five times the lethal dose of Seconal in her system along with a nonlethal amount of cocaine. She spent much of her last year staying at the Leonard Hotel paying £450 a night for her favourite suite.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of June 2004

    Singer-songwriter and composer Ray Charles aka The Genius dies of acute liver disease at the age of 74 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.



  • 11 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 10th of June 2007

    Obligatorious democratorius in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of June 2010

    Painter Sigmar Polke dies of cancer at the age of 69 in Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.



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