33rd year  -  N° 170                 Tuesday, 19 June 2018         Antwerpen		

19 events for 11 June:

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    509 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of June 1509

    18-year-old King of England Henry VIII of England marries 24-year-old Catalina de Aragón in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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    242 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of June 1776

    Painter John Constable is born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

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    154 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of June 1864

    Composer Richard Georg Strauss known for Der Rosenkavalier is born in München, Bayern, Germany.

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    120 Years Ago Today He Spinned His First Disc

    Saturday 11th of June 1898

    47-year-old Inventor Emile Berliner known for developing the disc record gramophone makes the first wax-record, a precursor of the single and lp-records in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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    113 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of June 1905

    Kidnapper and murderer Richard Albert Loeb aka The Perfect Murderer is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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    90 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of June 1928

    Queen of Belgium Fabiola is born as Fabiola Fernanda María de las Victorias Antonia Adelaida de Mora y Aragón in Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

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    83 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of June 1935

    Actor Gene Wilder is born as Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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    63 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of June 1955

    22-year-old Serial killer Nestor Pirotte aka Le Tueur Fou is sentenced to death by a military court for beating to death his aunt Celina Debonny in Liège, Liège, Belgium.

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    55 Years Ago Today He Closed His Eyes and Moved Towards the Vision of th Buddha

    Tuesday 11th of June 1963

    Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 66 in Phan Đình Phùng Boulevard and Lê Văn Duyệt Street intersection, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, Vietnam.

    Đức's act was a protest against against the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam's Ngô Đình Diệm administration. "Before closing my eyes and moving towards the vision of the Buddha, I respectfully plead to President Ngô Đình Diệm to take a mind of compassion towards the people of the nation and implement religious equality to maintain the strength of the homeland eternally."

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    54 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of June 1964

    Mass murderer Willi Walter Seifert aka Der Neue Hitler commits suicide by E605 poisoning at the age of 43 in Katholische Volksschule, Volkhovener Weg 209–211, Köln, Volkhoven, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Before Seifert attacked people at the school with a home-made flamethrower, a mace and a lance, killing eight students and two teachers and wounding twenty-two others. Seifert had crafted all of his weapons about two months prior to the attack. The lance was made from a broomstick and a triangular scraper, while he used a pump bracket to create the mace. His flamethrower was made from an insecticide sprayer with a wire netting attached to the nozzle and filled with a mixture of old motor oil and paint thinner.

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    41 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of June 1977

    49-year-old Assassin James Earl Ray aka The Man Who Shot Martin Luther King and six other convicts escape in Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Petros, Tennessee, United States.

    Ray and his fellow escapees were captured two days later.

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    39 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of June 1979

    Actor John Wayne dies of lung cancer at the age of 72 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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    38 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of June 1980

    Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain aka The Dingo Baby is born in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.

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    37 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of June 1981

    22-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs as 'David Mark Chapman', murderer of John Lennon in Pannenhuis, Hendrik Conscienceplein, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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    37 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of June 1981

    40-year-old Serial killer Marcel Henri Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre is sentenced to life-imprisonment in Cour d’Assises d’Oise, 20 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Beauvais, Oise, France.

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    35 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of June 1983

    47-year-old Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death is arrested by Texas Ranger Phil Ryan in Stoneburg, Texas, United States.

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    33 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of June 1985

    Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl dies of pneumonia at the age of 31 in Morris Township, New Jersey, United States.

    Quinlan spent 10 years in a persistent vegetative state due to an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol at a party.

  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 11th of June 1999

    Annemie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in a digital art installation at the Biennale in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

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    17 Years Ago Today He Was the Captain of His Soul

    Monday 11th of June 2001

    Terrorist Timothy James 'Tim' McVeigh aka The Oklahoma City Bomber is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States.

    McVeigh invited conductor and composer David Woodard to perform pre-requiem Mass music on the eve of his execution. McVeigh's last meal request was for two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream. McVeigh chose William Ernest Henley's poem 'Invictus' as his final statement.

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