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35th year  -  N° 198                 Thursday, 16 July 2020         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?
Today's 25 Events:

16 July

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    463 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of July 1557

    Fourth wife of Henry VIII Anna von Kleve dies of cancer at the age of 42 in Chelsea Manor, London, Chelsea, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    von Kleve was the last of Henry's six wives to die.


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    148 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of July 1872

    Explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen is born in Borge, Østlandet, Norway.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of July 1907

    Kidnapper and child murderer Leonardo Gebbia is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Hahnville, Louisiana, United States.


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of July 1911

    Dancer, singer and actress Ginger Rogers is born as Virginia Katherine McMath in 100 Moore Street, Independence, Missouri, United States.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of July 1920

    Actor Edwin Cooper aka Bozo the Clown is born in Arlington, Texas, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of July 1929

    Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is born in Mound City, Missouri, United States.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of July 1933

    Black James Sanders is lynched by repeated shots for writing obscene letters to a white girl at the age of 25 in Bolton, Mississippi, United States.


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    84 Years Ago Today She Smoked Unconscious

    Thursday 16th of July 1936

    Murderess Mary Frances Creighton aka The Long Island Borgia is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 37 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

    Creighton had passed out prior to the execution and was executed in an unconscious state.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of July 1936

    Murderer Everett C. Applegate is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 37 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of July 1941

    Musician Desmond Dekker is born as Desmond Adolphus Dacres in Saint Andrew Parish, Surrey, Jamaica.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of July 1942

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


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of July 1951

    The novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by 32-year-old Writer J. D. Jerome David Salinger known for his novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ is first published by Little, Brown and Company in New York City, New York, United States.

    The Catcher in the Rye was a popular success; within two months of its publication it had been reprinted eight times.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of July 1954

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Eva Sybille Haule-Frimpong is born in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of July 1954

    Cop killer Merle Martin is executed by hanging at the age of 45 in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today He Was Born to Lose

    Saturday 16th of July 1966

    25-year-old Mass murderer Richard Benjamin Speck aka Born to Raise Hell tries to commit suicide by slashing his wrists in Starr Hotel, 617 W. Madison, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Speck was taken to Cook County Hospital at 12:30 a.m. the next day. At the hospital Speck was recognized by 25-year-old surgical Dr. LeRoy Smith, who had read about the murderer's 'Born To Raise Hell' tattoo in a newspaper story.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of July 1981

    52-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is arrested as Richard Clark while abducting 11-year-old Todd Peers in Bettendorf, Iowa, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of July 1982

    Actor Patrick Dewaere commits suicide by a shot in his mouth at the age of 35 in 25 Impasse du Moulin-Vert, Paris, XIVe, Île-de-France, France.

    Dewaere used a 22 Long Rifle given to him by Coluche.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of July 1985

    Writer Heinrich Theodor Böll dies of angiopathy at the age of 68 in Langenbroich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of July 1989

    Conductor Herbert Ritter von Karajan dies of a heart attack at the age of 81 in Anif, Salzburg, Austria.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 16th of July 2003

    Interesting shopwindows in the Indian shopping district in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of July 2004

    94 die in school fire in Krishna English Medium School, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of July 2010

    A High Court decides that 64-year-old Serial killer Peter William Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper will never be released during his lifetime in Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

    Sutcliffe was given 20 life terms in 1981 for thirteen murders and seven other attacks. In prison he changed his name to Peter Coonan.


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    6 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of July 2014

    Musician Johnny John Dawson Winter dies of unknown causes at the age of 70 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.


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    4 Years Ago Today Frankie Left the Building

    Saturday 16th of July 2016

    Musician Alan Vega known from Proto Punk band Suicide dies of natural causes at the age of 78 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    3 Years Ago Today The Zombies Came to Take Him Away

    Sunday 16th of July 2017

    Film director George Andrew Romero aka The Grandfather of the Zombie known for Night of the Living Dead dies of lung cancer at the age of 77 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.