BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

33rd year  -  N° 17                 Wednesday, 17 January 2018         Antwerpen		
Let's Dance




28 events for 24 June:

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    644 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of June 1374

    Due to an outbreak of Johannestanz aka St. John's Dance aka Dancing Mania people start hallucinating, jumping and twitching uncontrollable until collapsing in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    499 Years Ago Today Ten Was Too Much

    Tuesday 24th of June 1519

    Duchess of Bisceglie, Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Princess of Salerno and femme fatale Lucrezia Borgia dies from complications after giving birth to her tenth child at the age of 39 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

    Borgia had a long history of complicated pregnancies and miscarriages.


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    214 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 24th of June 1804

    Botanist, numismatist and Sinologist Stephan Ladislaus Endlicher is born as Endlicher István László in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slowakia.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 24th of June 1888

    Furniture designer and architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld is born in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.


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    110 Years Ago Today He Tried So Hard

    Wednesday 24th of June 1908

    22nd and 24th President of the United States Grover Stephen Cleveland dies of a heart attack at the age of 71 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

    Cleveland's last words were "I have tried so hard to do right."


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of June 1909

    Mathematician William George Penney aka The Father of the British Atomic Bomb is born in Gibraltar, Overseas Territory, United Kingdom.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of June 1926

    58-year-old Anna Russel is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Santa Barbara, California, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of June 1930

    Film director Claude Henri Jean Chabrol is born in Sardent, Limousin, France.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of June 1935

    Minimal composer Terry Terrence Mitchell Riley is born in Colfax, California, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of June 1936

    28-year-old Serial killer and leader of the so called 'Salaligan' Sigvard Thurneman aka The Doctor is arrested at his parents' house in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of June 1941

    Mass murderer Charles Joseph Whitman aka The Man on the Tower is born in Lake Worth, Florida, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today His Kingdom Was About to Come

    Wednesday 24th of June 1942

    Musician Arthur Brown aka The God of Hellfire is born as Arthur Wilton Brown in Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of June 1949

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is born in Rheinberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of June 1950

    Photographer Bob Carlos Clarke is born in County Cork, Munster, Ireland.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of June 1961

    Yachtsman and scientific explorer George Washington Vanderbilt III known for his lavish lifestyles commits suicide by leaping from his 10th floor suite at the age of 47 in Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California Street, San Francisco, California, United States.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of June 1965

    40-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 20 / Turnstunde in Nahrungsmitteln' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of June 1966

    41-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion nr. 2/ Die für Vernünftige Geisteskranke Nicht Ohne Bedeutung Sein Dürfte' with Günter Brus in Galerie Josef Dvorak, Lagergasse 2, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of June 1975

    113 die in Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727-225 Flight 66 crash in Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, United States.

    There were 11 survivors.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of June 1976

    49-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer is sentenced to life-imprisonment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 24th of June 1979

    The Steyaert family is robbed and killed by 33-year-old Mass murderer Freddy Horion aka De Zonnebril and Roland Feneulle in Antwerpsesteenweg 860, Gent, Sint-Amandsberg, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    Horion killed Roland Steyaert, his wife Leona, their daughters 13-year-old Hilde and 22-year-old Anne-Marie and her 24-year-old lover Marc.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of June 1987

    Murderer Elliot Rod Johnson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    It took 35 minutes to insert a catheder into Johnson's vein.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of June 1993

    51-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber mails bomb #14 to computer science professor David Gelernter in Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

    Gelernter suffered severe burns and shrapnel wounds, permanent damage to his right eye and loss of his right hand.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of June 1994

    B-52 pilot Arthur Holland aka Bud steers a B-52 Stratofortress beyond operational parameters resulting in a crash, killing all 4 crew members at the age of 46 in Fairchild Air Force Base, Fairchild, Washington, United States.

    In an investigation the USAF stated that the crash was entirely attributable to Holland's personality and behaviour.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of June 1995

    53-year-old Mathematician and serial bomber Theodore John 'Ted' Kaczynski aka The Unabomber mails copies of his 'Industrial Society and its Future' manifesto to the New York Times, the Washington Post and Penthouse from his cabin in Unabomber Cabin, Lincoln, Montana, United States.

    'Industrial Society and its Future'  was published by the Washington Post on 19 September 1995.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of June 1995

    8-year-old Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo are abducted by 39-year-old Kidnapper, serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux in Rue de Fexhe, Grâce-Hollogne, Liège, Belgium.

    The two girls were kept in a dungeon in Dutroux' basement and died of starvation while he was in prison from later that year onwards.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 24th of June 2001

    A party in honour of Ade Darmawan at our house in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of June 2002

    281 die in passenger and goods train collision in Igandu, Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania.

    The driver stopped the train near the summit of the hill to inspect and adjust the braking system and climbed back into the cab. When he started the train the brakes totally failed, causing the train to roll with great velocity straight back down the hill, crashing after passing two stations into a slow moving goods train.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Friday 24th of June 2005

    46-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Le Petit Bucher de Margarete' in an exhibition by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Belfort, Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    I took off my left shoe and tied small branches and straw against my leg. I lit several candles together and let the candlewax drip over the branches and my leg until a kind of shell was formed. Then I cut loose all the ropes and left the small stake behind.



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