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34th year  -  N° 261                 Wednesday, 18 September 2019         Antwerpen		
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28 events for 1 April:

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    256 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of April 1763

    Robber Joseph Hugues Nicolas Lesurques known for the ‘Courrier de Lyon’ case is born in Douai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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    204 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of April 1815

    1st Reichskanzler of Germany Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck is born in Schönhausen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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    193 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of April 1826

    Victim of Jean-Baptiste Troppmann aka Le Massacreur de Pantin Jean Kinck is born in Guebwiller, Haut-Rhin, France.


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    146 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of April 1873

    535 die in RMS Atlantic transatlantic ocean liner shipwreck in Nova Scotia, Canada.


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    146 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of April 1873

    Romantic composer Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff is born in Veliky Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia.


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    117 Years Ago Today 1000 Bullets Entered His Body

    Tuesday 1st of April 1902

    Black Walter Allen is lynched and riddled with bullets in Rome, Georgia, United States.

    Allen was taken from the city jail by a mob of 4000 and hung from an electric light pole. A volley was fired and 1000 bullets entered Allen's body.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of April 1908

    Psychologist Abraham Harold Elijah Maslow is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today He Left the Ink in the Ink Pot

    Saturday 1st of April 1922

    Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach known for the Rorschach inkblot test dies of peritonitis, probably brought on by a ruptured appendix at the age of 38 in Herisau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of April 1924

    35-year-old Führer and Reichskanzler of Germany Adolf Hitler is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for conspiracy and high-treason in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of April 1928

    Murderer John B. Nixon is born in Midnight, Mississippi, United States.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of April 1933

    Minimal artist Dan Daniel Nicholas Flavin is born in Jamaica, New York, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of April 1937

    Film director and murderer Yılmaz Güney is born in Yenice, Adana, Turkey.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of April 1939

    Actress Ali Elizabeth Alice MacGraw is born in Pound Ridge, New York, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of April 1940

    Murderer Gwynne Owen Evans is born as John Robson Walby in Maryport, Cumberland, United Kingdom.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of April 1947

    King of the Hellenes Geórgios II is born as John Robson Walby at the age of 57 in Athens, Attica, Greece.

    When the news of Geórgios' death was announced some thought it to be an April Fool's Day joke.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of April 1948

    Andy Warhol Superstar Andrea Feldman aka Whips is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of April 1951

    Double murderer Earl Carl Heiselbetz is born in Beaumont, Texas, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of April 1965

    Cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Chaja Rubinstein dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of April 1974

    20-year-old Thomas Rainwater is shot dead by murder gang The Black Zebra Killers aka The Death Angels in Salvation Army School for Officers' Training Center, 1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, California, United States.

    Rainwater's 21-year old companion Linda Story was also shot but survived.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of April 1979

    77-year-old Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini calls out the Islamitic Republic in Tehran, Tehran, Iran.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of April 1984

    17-year-old Michelle Korfman is abducted, sexually assaulted and tortured by serial killer Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer in Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Ln, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

    Korfman remained undiscovered near a southern California roadside rest stop until 11 May, although she lay unclaimed until mid-June in a Los Angeles morgue as Jane Doe #39 until being identified via dental X-rays.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of April 1984

    Singer-songwriter and musician Marvin Gaye aka The Prince of Motown is shot in the heart and on his left shoulder by his 70-year old father Marvin Gaye Sr. at the age of 45 in 2101 South Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, West Adams, California, United States.

    The bullet penetrated Marvin's vital organs, including his heart.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of April 1991

    Präsident der Treuhandanstalt Detlev Karsten Rohwedder is shot and killed through a window on the first floor of his house by the Rote Armee Fraktion Kommando Ulrich Wessel at the age of 59 in Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring 71, Düsseldorf, Niederkassel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    In 2001 a DNA analysis found that hair strands from the crime scene belonged to RAF member Wolfgang Grams.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of April 1994

    Rexist and Belgian Waffen SS leader Léon Joseph Marie Ignace Degrelle dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 88 in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of April 1999

    40-year-old Serial killer Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko aka The Terminator aka Citizen O is sentenced to death in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia.


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    16 Years Ago Today He Did Nothing Bad

    Tuesday 1st of April 2003

    Singer-songwriter Leslie Cheung aka Gor-Gor (Elder Brother) commits suicide by leaping from the 24th floor of a hotel at the age of 47 in Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Central, China.

    Cheung's suicide note read "In my life I did nothing bad. Why does it have to be like this?"



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 1st of April 2006

    Our cat Harry sunbathing on our rooftop terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.



  • 7 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 1st of April 2012

    Rietveld furniture and tulips on our rooftop terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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