Thursday, February 22, 2018

33rd year - N° 53 Thursday, 22 February 2018

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33rd year - N° 53 Thursday, 22 February 2018

22 February / Today's 22 Events:
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134 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1884

Occultist, explorer, traveller, cannibal and journalist William Buehler Seabrook aka The White Cannibal of New York is born in Westminster, Maryland, United States.


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122 years ago

Saturday 22nd of February 1896

Poet and writer Paul Leopold Andreas Van Ostaijen aka Mister 1830 is born in Lange Leemstraat 47, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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119 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of February 1899

Actor Dwight Iliff Frye aka The Man with the Thousand-Watt Stare aka The Man of a Thousand Deaths known from several Dracula and Frankenstein movies is born in Salina, Kansas, United States.


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118 years ago

Thursday 22nd of February 1900

Surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel, originally Buñuel Portolés aka Le Chien Andalou is born in Calanda, Teruel, Spain.


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103 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1915

The right leg of 71-year-old Actress Sarah Henrietta Rosine Bernhardt, originally Rosine Bernardt aka The Divine Sarah is amputated because of gangrene due to an accident in 1905 in Clinique Saint-Augustin, 114 Avenue d'Ares, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France.

Bernhardt reportedly refused a $10.000 offer by a showman to display her amputated leg as a medical curiosity. In December 2008 the leg was found in the basement of the Faculty of Medicine in Bordeaux.


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90 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of February 1928

Clarence 13X, originally Clarence Edward Smith aka The Father is born in Danville, Virginia, United States.


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81 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1937

29-year-old Serial killer and leader of the so called 'Salaligan' Sigvard Thurneman, originally Sven Emil Sigvard Nilsson aka The Doctor is considered mentally ill and sent to psychiatric care for life in Västerås, Västmanlands Län, .

The other members of Thurnemann's Sala Gang Eric Hedström, Roland Abrahamsson, Herbert Jansson and Åke Lindberg were sentenced to life imprisonment. Thurnemann was imprisoned at the Asylum of Säter and released in the 1960s.


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76 years ago

Sunday 22nd of February 1942

Writer Stefan Zweig commits suicide by an overdose of Veronal at the age of 39 in Casa Stefan Zweig, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Zweig was found the next day hand in hand with his wife Lotte Altmann, also dead.


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76 years ago

Sunday 22nd of February 1942

The first 'low-pressure' experiments are carried out on prisoners of war by 33-year-old Nazi doctor Sigmund Rascher known for his ‘freezing experiments’ on behalf of the Luftwaffe in Konzentrationslager Dachau, Dachau, Bayern, Germany.


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75 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1943

Founding member of the Weiße Rose resistant group Sophie Magdalena Scholl is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 22 in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stadelheim, Stadelheimer Straße 12, Giesing, München, Bayern, Germany.

Scholl's brother Hans and their friend Christoph Probst were also executed, convicted of high treason after having been found distributing their sixth anti-Nazi political resistance leaflet at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München on 18 February 1943.


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65 years ago

Sunday 22nd of February 1953

Student and hero of the Lithuanian resistance Romas Kalanta aka The Young Man with the Mesmerizing Eyes is born in Alytus, Dzūkija, Lithuania.


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63 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of February 1955

Cult victim Arlis Kay Perry is born in Bismarck, North Dakota, United States.


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58 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1960

134 die in Karl Marx coal mine explosion and fire in Steinkohlenwerk Karl Marx, Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany.


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50 years ago

Thursday 22nd of February 1968

Patricia Docker is raped and strangled by serial killer The Bible John Killer in Carmichael Place, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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45 years ago

Thursday 22nd of February 1973

Over 200 die in ferry and Japanese Bombary Maru cargo ship collision in Rangoon, Yangon, Burma.


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44 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1974

24-year-old Serial killer Randall Brent 'Randy' Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer is arrested and charged with public indecency in Portland, Oregon, United States.


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44 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1974

Tire salesman and would-be assassin Samuel Joseph Byck known for attempting to assassinate President Richard Nixon commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 44 in Baltimore–Washington International Airport, Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States.

Byck shot and killed Maryland Aviation Administration Police officer George Neal Ramsburg before storming aboard Delta Air Lines DC-9 Flight 523 to Atlanta, which he wanted to crash on the White House to kill President Nixon. When pilots Reese Doug Loftin and Fred Jones told him they could not take off until wheel blocks were removed he shot them both. After a standoff with police Byck< /strong> committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.


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38 years ago

Friday 22nd of February 1980

Artist Oskar Kokoschka dies of natural causes at the age of 94 in Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland.


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31 years ago

Sunday 22nd of February 1987

Pop artist Andy Warhol, originally Andrew Warhola aka The Pope of Pop dies of a sudden post-operative cardiac arrhythmia at the age of 59 in New York Hospital, New York City, New York, United States.

Warhol had been making good recovery from a routine gallbladder surgery before dying in his sleep. Warhol's family sued the hospital for inadequate care, saying that the arrhythmia was caused by improper care and water intoxication. The malpractice case was quickly settled out of court and Warhol's family received an undisclosed sum of money.


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30 years ago

Monday 22nd of February 1988

Suspected serial killer Pietro Pacciani aka Il Mostro di Firenze dies of cardiac arrest due to a fatal combination of drugs at the age of 63 in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.


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16 years ago He was Sloppy

Friday 22nd of February 2002

53-year-old Serial killer Robert William 'Willie' Pickton aka The Pig Farmer Killer is arrested in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

During his trial in 2007 Pickton confessed to forty-nine murders to an undercover police officer posing as a cellmate.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 22nd of February 2004

Probably not very obvious, but yet a homecoming from Asia party at our house in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.