BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

33rd year  -  N° 17                 Wednesday, 17 January 2018         Antwerpen		
Contort Yourself




19 events for 6 June:

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    419 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of June 1599

    Painter Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is born in Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain.


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    263 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of June 1755

    America's first spy Nathan Hale is born in Coventry, Connecticut, United States.


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    219 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of June 1799

    Poet and writer Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    150 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 1868

    Arctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott is born in Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.


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    143 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of June 1875

    Writer, social critic and philanthropist Thomas Paul Mann is born in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of June 1886

    Actor Tyler Brooke is born as Victor Hugo de Bierre in New York City, New York, United States.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of June 1917

    Sex killer Neville Clevely Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo is born in Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 1931

    Mass murderer Richard Eugene Hickock aka In Cold Blood is born in Kansas City, Kansas, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of June 1941

    Racer and automobile manufacterer Louis-Joseph Chevrolet dies of unknown causes at the age of 63 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of June 1945

    Serial killer Arthur John Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer is born in Kittery, Maine, United States.


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    70 Years Ago Today Il Éteignait la Lumière

    Sunday 6th of June 1948

    Film pioneer Louis Jean Lumière dies of unknown causes at the age of 84 in Bandol, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of June 1961

    Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung dies of unknown causes at the age of 86 in Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland.


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    56 Years Ago Today He Turned Blue

    Wednesday 6th of June 1962

    Artist Yves Klein known for his International Klein Blue dies of a heart attack at the age of 34 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 1981

    500 to 800 die in passenger train derailment in Baghmati River, Badlaghat, Bihar, India.

    The train plunged into the river Bagmati while it was crossing a bridge. Probable cause of the accident was a brake failure while trying to avoid hitting a water buffalo.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of June 1990

    39-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Susanne Albrecht is arrested in Rosenbecker Straße 3, Berlin, Marzahn, Berlin, Germany.

    Albrecht was found living as a housewife under the name Becker. Albrecht was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment by the upper state court in Stuttgart but she was paroled in 1996.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of June 1994

    160 die in China Northwest Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M Flight 2303 crash in Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Xi'an, Shanxi, China.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 6th of June 2003

    Leftover lonely plates after the opening of new offices in NICC, Museumstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of June 2006

    Murderer Timothy Tyler Titsworth is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of June 2009

    50-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Yves Klein was Never in Art Ghraib' and 'A Chance Meeting of Yves Klein and Gordon Matta-Clark on the Gold Plated Corpse of James Lee Byars' at Momentum #4 Festival in Bains Connective, Berthelotstraat 34, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

    I filled golden paper bags alternately with earth from my hole and ‘Yves Klein’ blue paint, and tied them to a piece of canvas. Then I hoisted the canvas up so the bags formed a figure. I hoisted myself up upside down and pulled at a rope until I was hanging at a distance away from the canvas, let go and swirled like a projectile against the canvas which made the bags tear and the earth and the paint were mixed and spattered around.



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