Tuesday, March 28, 2017

32nd year - N° 87 Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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32nd year - N° 87 Tuesday, 28 March 2017

28 March / Today's 13 Events:
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149 years ago

Saturday 28th of March 1868

Writer and political activist Maxim Gorky, originally Alexei Maximovich Peshkov is born in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia.


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136 years ago

Monday 28th of March 1881

Composer Modest Pyotrovich Mussorgsky dies of a seizure at the age of 42 in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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119 years ago

Monday 28th of March 1898

Wife and victim of John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place Ethel Simpson, originally Simpson Waddington is born in 30 St Luke Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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97 years ago

Sunday 28th of March 1920

Actor Dirk Bogarde, originally Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde is born in 12 Hemstal Road, West Hampstead, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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80 years ago He Was Only an Extremely Imperfect Receiving Set

Sunday 28th of March 1937

54-year-old Mary Gedeon and her 20-year-old daughter Veronica are strangled and waiter Frank Byrnes is stabbed to death with an icepic by 30-year-old Artist, recurring mental hospital patient and murderer Robert George Irwin aka The Mad Sculptor in 316 East 50th Street, New York City, New York, United States.

"Bob Irwin is nothing. I am only a receiving set. An extremely imperfect one, which can indistinctly tune in the divine mind. You have heard a radio that isn't working well."


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76 years ago She Did what Seemed the Best Thing to Do

Friday 28th of March 1941

Writer Virginia Adeline Stephen Woolf commits suicide by drowning at the age of 59 in River Ouse, Rodmell, Sussex, United Kingdom.

Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home and drowned herself. Her body was not found until 18 April 1941. "I feel certain that I am going mad again: I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness... I can't fight it any longer, I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work."


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75 years ago

Saturday 28th of March 1942

Soldier Conrad Hans Schumann aka The First Man to Jump the Berlin Wall is born in Zschochau, Sachsen, Germany.


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59 years ago He Was Born Perfect

Friday 28th of March 1958

Wrestler Curt Curtis Michael Hennig aka Mr. Perfect is born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States.

"I am the greatest wrestler, the greatest athlete the state of Minnesota has ever produced."


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40 years ago

Monday 28th of March 1977

Sylvia Lauterbach is beaten to death by serial killer Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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38 years ago

Wednesday 28th of March 1979

20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Thriller' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I stood facing a wall. A razorblade was pressed between my lips and the wall. I stayed as long as I could.


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38 years ago

Wednesday 28th of March 1979

A partial nuclear meltdown of the TMI-2 reactor in Unit 2 occurs due to a loss-of-coolant accident in Three Mile Island, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

Within days 140.000 people had left the area to escape the release of small amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.



18 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 28th of March 1999

Messieurs Delmotte at an artists gathering in Galerie Nadja Vilenne, 5 Rue du Commandant Marchand, Liège, Liège, Belgium.


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11 years ago

Tuesday 28th of March 2006

Serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer dies of liver cancer at the age of 67 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

At the time of his death, Brudos was the longest incarcerated inmate in the Oregon Department of Corrections, a total of 37 years.


Monday, March 27, 2017

32nd year - N° 86 Monday, 27 March 2017

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32nd year - N° 86 Monday, 27 March 2017

27 March / Today's 13 Events:
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639 years ago

Friday 27th of March 1378

201st Pope Gregorius XI, originally Pierre Roger de Beaufort dies of unknown causes at the age of 49 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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172 years ago He Was Beginning to See the Light

Thursday 27th of March 1845

Physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen is born in Schwelmer Straße 41, Lennep, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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122 years ago

Wednesday 27th of March 1895

Murderess Ruth Brown Snyder aka The Granite Woman is born in Queens, New York, New York, United States.


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118 years ago

Monday 27th of March 1899

Actress Gloria May Josephine Swanson is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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116 years ago

Wednesday 27th of March 1901

Murderer Harold Hagger aka Sidney Sinclair is born in 1 Moreland Street, Holloway, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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107 years ago

Sunday 27th of March 1910

312 die in barn dance fire in Ököritófülpös, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary.


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102 years ago

Saturday 27th of March 1915

46-year-old Asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary is sent to quarantine in Riverside Hospital, North Brother Island, New York, New York, United States.

Mallon remained confined for the remainder of her life until 11 November 1938. She became a minor celebrity, and was occasionally interviewed by the media. They were told not to accept even water from her.


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57 years ago

Sunday 27th of March 1960

35-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey abducts and rapes an unidentified 14-year-old girl in Saint Martin, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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54 years ago

Wednesday 27th of March 1963

Film director Quentin Jerome Tarantino is born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.


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54 years ago

Wednesday 27th of March 1963

Writer Jean Bruce, originally Jean Brochet aka Jean Alexandre, Jean Alexandre Brochet, Jean-Martin Rouan, or Joyce Lindsay known for the adventures of secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath aka OSS117 dies in a head-on collision of his Jaguar with a truck at 200kms per hour on the RN16 at the age of 42 in Luzarches, Val d'Oise, France.


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40 years ago

Sunday 27th of March 1977

583 die in KLM Boeing 747-206B Flight 4805 and Pan Am Boeing 747–121 Flight 1736 collision in Los Rodeos Airport, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain.

Neither airline was originally due to be at the airport but both were diverted from the much bigger Las Palmas airport on nearby Gran Canaria island after a terrorist bomb blast near the departure lounge. 61 people survived. The crash is the deadliest accident in aviation history.


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37 years ago

Thursday 27th of March 1980

123 die in Alexander L. Kielland oil platform capsizing in Ekofisk, North Sea, Norway.


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11 years ago

Monday 27th of March 2006

Science fiction writer Stanisław Lem known for Solaris dies of heart failure at the age of 85 in Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

32nd year - N° 85 Sunday, 26 March 2017

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32nd year - N° 85 Sunday, 26 March 2017

26 March / Today's 16 Events:
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203 years ago Il Posa sa Tête

Saturday 26th of March 1814

Physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin dies of natural causes at the age of 76 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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190 years ago

Monday 26th of March 1827

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies of lead poisoning at the age of 57 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

There is dispute about the cause of Beethoven's death: alcoholic cirrhosis, syphilis, infectious hepatitis, lead poisoning, sarcoidosis and Whipple's disease have all been proposed. Most probably Beethoven was accidentally poisoned to death by excessive doses of lead-based treatments administered under instruction from his doctor.


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109 years ago

Thursday 26th of March 1908

SS commandant of the Sobibór and Treblinka extermination camps Franz Paul Stangl aka Der Weiße Tod is born in Altmünster, Oberösterreich, Austria.


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106 years ago He Was a Sweet Bird of Youth

Sunday 26th of March 1911

Writer and playwright Tennessee Thomas Lanier Williams is born in Columbus, Mississippi, United States.


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101 years ago

Sunday 26th of March 1916

prison guard Andrew Turner is stabbed through the heart with a six inch shank by 26-year-old Double murderer Robert Franklin Stroud aka The Birdman of Alcatraz in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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94 years ago

Monday 26th of March 1923

Actress Sarah Henrietta Rosine Bernhardt, originally Rosine Bernardt aka The Divine Sarah dies of uremia following kidney failure at the age of 79 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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92 years ago

Thursday 26th of March 1925

Composer Pierre Boulez is born in Montbrison, Loire, France.


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90 years ago

Saturday 26th of March 1927

Cop killer Palle Mogens Fogde Sørensen is born in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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86 years ago His Long and Prosperous Life Began

Thursday 26th of March 1931

Actor Leonard Simon Nimoy aka Mr. Spock is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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73 years ago

Sunday 26th of March 1944

Singer and actress Diana Ernestine Earle Ross known from The Supremes is born in Hutzel Women's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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60 years ago

Tuesday 26th of March 1957

Film director Max Ophüls, originally Maximillian Oppenheimer dies of rheumatic heart disease at the age of 55 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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58 years ago

Thursday 26th of March 1959

Karin Walde is raped and beaten to death by serial killer Heinrich Pommerenke aka The Beast of the Black Forest in Hornberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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58 years ago

Thursday 26th of March 1959

Writer Raymond Thornton Chandler dies of pneumonial peripheral vascular shock and prerenal uremia at the age of 71 in Scripps Memorial Hospital, 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, California, United States.


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52 years ago Had Hij Geen Spijt, Hij Haatte de Mensen

Friday 26th of March 1965

19-year-old Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is sentenced to death in Assisenhof, Britselei 55-57, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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21 years ago

Tuesday 26th of March 1996

Serial killer Joseph Kallinger, originally Joseph Lee Brenner III aka The Shoemaker dies of an epileptic seizure at the age of 61 in State Correctional Institution, Cresson, Pennsylvania, United States.

Kallinger spent the last 11 years of his life on suicide watch.



8 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 26th of March 2009

The first wall to go in a dauntless renovation of our kitchen in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

32nd year - N° 84 Saturday, 25 March 2017

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32nd year - N° 84 Saturday, 25 March 2017

25 March / Today's 33 Events:
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216 years ago

Wednesday 25th of March 1801

Romantic poet and writer Novalis, originally Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg dies of tuberculosis at the age of 29 in Weißenfels, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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150 years ago

Monday 25th of March 1867

Conductor Arturo Toscanini is born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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142 years ago

Thursday 25th of March 1875

Actor Spencer Charters is born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, United States.


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136 years ago

Friday 25th of March 1881

Composer Béla Viktor János Bartók is born in Nagyszentmiklós, Timiș, Austria-Hungary.


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126 years ago

Wednesday 25th of March 1891

Writer Filip De Pillecyn aka De Prins der Nederlandse Letteren known for his novel ‘Monsieur Hawarden’ is born in Plezantstraat, Hamme aan de Durme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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107 years ago

Friday 25th of March 1910

Black Judge Jones is lynched by hanging from a water tank at the age of 27 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States.


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106 years ago

Saturday 25th of March 1911

146 die in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, Greene Street and Washington Place, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

A large crowd of bystanders gathered on the street, witnessing 62 people jumping or falling to their deaths from the burning building.


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106 years ago

Saturday 25th of March 1911

Nightclub operator Jack Ruby, originally Jacob Leon Rubenstein is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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99 years ago

Monday 25th of March 1918

Presumed illegitimate son of Adolf Hitler Jean-Marie Loret, originally Jean-Marie Lobjoie is born in Seboncourt, Aisne, France.


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99 years ago

Monday 25th of March 1918

Composer Claude Achille Debussy dies of rectal cancer at the age of 56 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

In December 1915 Debussy underwent one of the earliest colostomy operations ever performed.


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98 years ago

Tuesday 25th of March 1919

Sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck commits suicide due to distress in his ongoing state of depression at the age of 38 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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96 years ago

Friday 25th of March 1921

Actress Simone Signoret, originally Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker is born in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.


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82 years ago

Monday 25th of March 1935

65-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is sentenced to die in the Electric Chair in Westchester County Courthouse, White Plains, New York, United States.


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75 years ago

Wednesday 25th of March 1942

Singer and musician Aretha Louise Franklin aka The Queen of Soul is born in 406 Lucy Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


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75 years ago

Wednesday 25th of March 1942

Marthe Khait is presumably murdered by doctor and serial killer Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer in 21 Rue Le Sueur, XVIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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71 years ago

Monday 25th of March 1946

Serial killer Gerard John Schaefer is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Schaefer's actual birth place is unknown.


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70 years ago

Tuesday 25th of March 1947

Singer-songwriter and composer Elton Hercules John, originally Reginald Kenneth Dwight is born in Pinner, Middlesex, United Kingdom.


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70 years ago

Tuesday 25th of March 1947

111 die in No. 5 coal mine dust explosion in Centralia, Illinois, United States.


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60 years ago He Didn't Howl

Monday 25th of March 1957

The poem 'Howl' by 31-year-old Beat poet Allen Irwin Ginsberg being imported from the printer in London is seized by customs as obscene in San Francisco, California, United States.

On 3 October 1957 Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that the poem was not obscene.


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42 years ago

Tuesday 25th of March 1975

King of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is shot point-blank and killed by his half-brother's 28-year-old son Faisal bin Musaid at the age of 69 in Riyāḍ, Manţiqat ar Riyāḍ, Saudi Arabia.


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41 years ago

Thursday 25th of March 1976

Artist Josef Albers dies of natural causes at the age of 88 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.


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33 years ago

Sunday 25th of March 1984

35-year-old Murderer Peter Carlier attempts to escape from prison by keeping the director as a hostage in Leuven Centraal, Geldenaaksevest 64, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

Carlier surrenders when his accomplice Andreino Fabris is shot dead by police snipers.


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30 years ago

Wednesday 25th of March 1987

44-year-old Serial killer Gary Michael Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer is arrested in 3520 North Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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28 years ago

Saturday 25th of March 1989

Anthony Sears is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in 2357 South 57th Street, West Allis, Wisconsin, United States.

Dahmer cleaned the Sears' skull and kept the scalp because he liked his ponytail and wanted to keep it. Sears' skull and scalp were found three years later in Dahmer's apartment. 


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27 years ago

Sunday 25th of March 1990

87 die in Happy Land unlicensed social club fire in Happy Land, 1959 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York, New York, United States.

The evening of the fire, unemployed Cuban refugee Julio González had argued with his former girlfriend Lydia Feliciano, a coat check girl at the Happy Land, urging her to quit. She claimed that she had had enough of him and did not want anything to do with him anymore. González tried to fight back into the club but was ejected by the bouncer. González returned to the establishment with a plastic container of gasoline. He spread the fuel on a staircase, the only access into the club, and then ignited the gasoline. González was charged with 174 counts of murder - two for each victim - and was found guilty on 87 counts of arson and 87 counts of murder on 19 August 1991. For each count he received the sentence maximum of 25 years to life (a total of 4,350 years).


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24 years ago

Thursday 25th of March 1993

Cop killer Ramon Montoya Facundo is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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20 years ago

Tuesday 25th of March 1997

Murderer Pedro Luis Medina is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 40 in Florida State Prison, 7819 N.W. 228th Street, Raiford, Florida, United States.

With the first jolt of electricity, blue and orange flames sparked from the mask covering Medina's face. Flames up to a foot long shot out from the right side of Medina's head for 6 - 10 seconds. The execution chamber clouded with smoke and the smell of burnt flesh filled the witness room.


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18 years ago

Thursday 25th of March 1999

Double murderer Charles Henry Rector is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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11 years ago

Saturday 25th of March 2006

Film director Richard O. Fleischer dies of natural causes at the age of 90 in Woodland Hills, California, United States.



11 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 25th of March 2006

A bright lit corridor in a U-Bahn station in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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11 years ago

Saturday 25th of March 2006

Photographer Bob Carlos Clarke commits suicide by jumping in front of a train at the age of 56 in Barnes, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Clarke checked himself out of the Priory Hospital just minutes before.


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10 years ago

Sunday 25th of March 2007

58-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is released from prison after 24 years in Zuchthaus, Aichach, Bayern, Germany.

Mohnhaupt was the longest ever imprisoned member of the Rote Armee Fraktion.



7 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 25th of March 2010

Spring time on our back terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.