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33rd year  -  N° 17                 Wednesday, 17 January 2018         Antwerpen		
Home is Where the Heart is




33 events for 3 June:

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    154 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of June 1864

    Automobile manufacturing pioneer Ransom Eli Olds is born in Geneva, Ohio, United States.


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    153 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of June 1865

    King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India George V is born as George Frederick Ernest Albert in Marlborough House, London, Westminster, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    143 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of June 1875

    Composer Georges Alexandre César Léopold Bizet known for Carmen dies of angina pectoris at the age of 37 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of June 1906

    Dancer, singer and actress Josephine Baker aka The Bronze Venus or The Black Pearl is born as Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of June 1909

    German ambassador in Paris Ernst Eduard vom Rath is born in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of June 1922

    Film director Alain Resnais is born in Vannes, Bretagne, France.


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    94 Years Ago Today War Er Ein Hungerkünstler

    Tuesday 3rd of June 1924

    Writer Franz Kafka dies of laryngeal tuberculosis at the age of 41 in Sanatorium Hoffmann, Hauptstraße 187, Kierling, Niederösterreich, Austria.

    Kafka's cause of death seemed to be starvation: the condition of his throat made eating too painful for him, and since parenteral nutrition had not yet been developed, there was no way to feed him.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of June 1925

    Actor Tony Curtis is born as Bernard Schwartz in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    92 Years Ago Today He Howled

    Thursday 3rd of June 1926

    Beat poet Allen Irwin Ginsberg is born in Newark, New Jersey, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of June 1927

    27-year-old Mary Sietsema is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today She Died a Virgin

    Sunday 3rd of June 1928

    10-year-old Grace Budd is abducted by serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac in 406 West 15th Street, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

    Budd was taken to Wisteria Cottage in White Plains and murdered, cut to pieces and eaten by Fish. In November 1934 Fish sent a letter to Mrs Budd describing how he killed and ate Grace, "It took me 9 days to eat her entire body".


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of June 1928

    Minimal artist Donald Clarence Judd is born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of June 1950

    Musician Suzi Susan Kay Quatro is born in Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of June 1955

    Murderess Barbara Graham aka Bloody Babs is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 32 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

    Two of Graham's convicted accomplices, Jack Santo and Emmett Perkins, were executed on the same day.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of June 1962

    130 die in Air France Boeing 707-328 Flight 007 crash in Paris Orly Airport, Orly, Île-de-France, France.

    The plane ran off the end of the runway and burst into flames. Two flight attendants seated in the back of the cabin survived the crash and fire. A third flight attendant survived the disaster but later died in hospital. Andy Warhol painted his first 'disaster painting', '129 Die in Jet!' based on the 4 June 1962 cover of the New York Mirror, the day after the crash. At that time, the death count was 129.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of June 1963

    101 die in Northwest Orient Airlines Douglas DC-7C Flight 293 crash in Annette Island, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States.

    The wreckage of the DC-7 remained under more than 8.000 feet of water. None of the bodies of the crew or passengers were ever recovered.


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    55 Years Ago Today His Brow Was Ritually Tapped

    Monday 3rd of June 1963

    261st Pope Ioannes XXIII aka The Blessed dies of peritonitis caused by a perforated stomach at the age of 82 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    After Ioannes XXIII died his brow was ritually tapped to see if he was dead and those with him in the room said prayers.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of June 1968

    40-year-old Andy Warhol aka The Pope of Pop is shot by radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas in The Factory, 231 East 47th Street, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

    Solanas fired three times. She missed twice, but the third shot went through Warhol's both lungs, his spleen, stomach, liver, and esophagus. She then shot art critic Mario Amaya in the hip. She tried to shoot Warhol's manager Fred Hughes in the head but her gun jammed. "I consider that a moral act. And I consider it immoral that I missed. I should have done target practice."


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    49 Years Ago Today He Had His Paperwork Done

    Tuesday 3rd of June 1969

    The house of 30-year-old Serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer is searched in 3123 Center Street, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    Amongst boxes of pornography and fetish self-portraits of Brudos, the search also revealed female breasts used as paperweights.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of June 1973

    14 die in Tupolev Tu-144S CCCP-77102 crash in Salon du Bourget, Goussainville, Val d'Oise, France.

    The crash occurred in front of 250.000 people including designer Alexei Tupolev.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of June 1974

    8-year-old Marie-Dolorès Rambla is abducted and stabbed to death by child killer Christian Ranucci aka Le Pull-Over Rouge in Cité Sainte-Agnès, 132 Rue Albe, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of June 1974

    Irish republican hunger striker Michael Gaughan dies after a hunger strike that lasted 64 days at the age of 25 in Parkhurst Prison, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

    The British Government stated that Gaughan died of pneumonia; his family insisted that he died after prison doctors injured him fatally when food lodged in a lung punctured by a force-feeding tube.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of June 1976

    17-year-old Michael Bonnin is strangled by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of June 1977

    Film director Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rosselini dies of a heart attack at the age of 71 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of June 1989

    Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini dies of a heart attack at the age of 87 in Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

    Khomeini suffered five heart attacks in ten days.


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    21 Years Ago Today He Was Ready

    Tuesday 3rd of June 1997

    Murderer Kenneth Bernard Harris is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Harris' last worde were "I am ready, Warden."


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of June 1998

    101 die in Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen InterCity Express 884 train derailment in Eschede, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    The accident was caused by a single fatigue crack in one wheel which, when it finally failed, caused the train to derail at a switch.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of June 1998

    Serial killer Douglas Edward Gretzler is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    Along with mental hospital escapee Willie Luther Steelman, Gretzler killed 19 people.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of June 2001

    Actor Anthony Quinn dies of pneumonia and repiratory failure at the age of 86 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    17 Years Ago Today He Was King for Three Days

    Sunday 3rd of June 2001

    King Dipendra of Nepal dies of his injuries after shooting himself in the head at the age of 30 in Shree Birendra Military Hospital, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal.

    Dipendra was proclaimed King in his hospital bed and reigned from 1 to 3 June 2001.



  • 11 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 3rd of June 2007

    An abandoned ship in Lobroekdok, Antwerpen, Merksem, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    9 Years Ago Today He Didn't Hop Grass Anymore

    Wednesday 3rd of June 2009

    Actor David Carradine aka The Barefoot Legend known for his role as warrior monk Kwai Chang Caine dies of autoerotic asphyxiation at the age of 73 in Swissôtel Nai Lert Park Hotel, 2/14 Wireless Road, Bangkok, Lumphini, Central Thailand, Thailand.

    Carradine was found in a closet in his room with a rope tied to his genitals and neck.


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    2 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of June 2016

    Boxer Muhammad Ali dies of septic shock at the age of 74 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.



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