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33rd year  -  N° 170                 Tuesday, 19 June 2018         Antwerpen		
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26 events for 17 June:

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    136 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of June 1882

    Composer Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky is born in Oranienbaum, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    129 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of June 1889

    Murderess Eva Coo aka Madame aka The Mallet Murderess is born as Eva Curry in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of June 1898

    Artist Maurits Cornelis Escher aka M. C. Escher is born in Princessehof, Grote Kerkstraat 11, Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 17th of June 1900

    Nazi official and private secretary to Adolf Hitler Martin Bormann is born in Wegeleben, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of June 1924

    Serial killer Archibald Thomson Hall aka The Monster Butler aka Roy Fontaine is born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of June 1933

    31-year-old Raymond J. Caffrey is shot dead by bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd in Kansas City, Kansas, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of June 1939

    Kidnapper and multiple murderer Eugen Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 31 in Prison Saint Pierre, Place des Tribunaux, Versailles, Île-de-France, France.

    Weidmann's was the last public execution and the last one before the outbreak of the war.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of June 1940

    84-year-old General Philippe Henri Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain orders all Frenchmen to lay down their arms against Nazi Germany in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of June 1943

    Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is born as Barry Alan Pincus in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of June 1949

    Musician Philip Charles Lithman aka Snakefinger is born in London, Tooting, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    66 Years Ago Today He Fatally Dropped the Coffee Can

    Tuesday 17th of June 1952

    Rocket propulsion researcher and Thelemite occultist Jack Marvel Whiteside Parsons is blown apart by an explosion of fulminate of mercury at the age of 38 in Huntingdon Memorial Hospital, 100 W California Blvd, Pasadena, California, United States.

    In an explosion at his home laboratory Parsons sustained mortal wounds. His right forearm was amputated, his legs and left arm were broken and a hole was torn in the right side of his face. Despite these critical injuries Parsons was found conscious by the upstairs lodgers. He was declared dead around thirty-seven minutes after the explosion. Parsons' last words were "Who will take care of me now?" When his mother Ruth was informed of the events she immediately committed suicide by taking an overdose of barbiturates.


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    66 Years Ago Today He Was Not Scary

    Tuesday 17th of June 1952

    Artist John Duncan is born in Wichita, Kansas, United States.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of June 1959

    25-year-old Frieda Klara Tesmer is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale in Graf-Spee-Brücke, Duisburg, Rheinhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    59 Years Ago Today She Was Found Naked and Dead

    Wednesday 17th of June 1959

    21-year-old Elisabeth Figg aka Ann Philips is strangled by unidentified serial killer Jack the Stripper in Dukes Meadow, Chiswick, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of June 1963

    SS Sturmbannführer and commander of Auschwitz KZ Richard Baer dies of a heart attack at the age of 52 in Untersuchungshaft, Hammelsgasse, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.

    Baer was awaiting trial in the 'Auschwitz Processe'.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of June 1969

    Murderer Granville Riddle is born in Oakdale, Texas, United States.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of June 1972

    Five burglars are arrested in the headquarters of the American Democratic Party in Watergate complex, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

    The five burglars were Virgilio González, Bernard Barker, James McCord, Eugenio Martínez and Frank Sturgis. They were charged with attempted burglary and attempted interception of telephone and other communications.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of June 1974

    Bomb attack by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground on the Gulf Oil headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

    It was a protest against the company's actions in Angola and Vietnam.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of June 1986

    21-year-old Todd Stoops is kidnapped and held tortured by serial killer Robert Berdella aka The Kansas City Butcher in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

    Stoops' torture endured prior to his death included electric shocks via a spatula placed across his eyelid in an unsuccessful attempt to blind him. Stoops died of a combination of blood loss and infection on July 1.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 17th of June 1990

    Fashion model Palmira Henry aka Pal dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 44 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of June 1997

    Triple murderer Eddie James Johnson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of June 1999

    Murderer Stanley Joseph Faulder is executed by lethal injection at the age of 62 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 17th of June 1999

    Maren Hoffmeister at the opening event of 'Dante's Inferno' in Fort Asperen, Langendijk, Asperen, Gelderland, Netherlands.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of June 2008

    Double murderer Yoshio Yamasaki is executed by hanging at the age of 73 in Osaka, Kinki, Japan.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of June 2008

    Serial killer, cannibal and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Tokyo Detention House, Tokyo, Katsushika, Kantō, Japan.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of June 2008

    Multiple murderer Shinji Mutsuda is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Tokyo Detention House, Tokyo, Katsushika, Kantō, Japan.



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