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38th year  -  N° 33                 Thursday, 2 February 2023         Antwerpen		
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33 events for 29 April:

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    253 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of April 1770

    42-year-old Explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain James Cook lands with the HMB Endeavour in Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


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    160 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of April 1863

    Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    142 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of April 1881

    Murderer Royal S. Carr is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in State Prison, 546 State Farm Road, Windsor, Vermont, United States.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of April 1899

    Bandleader and composer Duke Edward Kennedy Ellington is born in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of April 1901

    Emperor of Japan Hirohito aka Emperor Shōwa is born in Aoyama Palace, Tokyo, Moto-Akasaka, Kantō, Japan.


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    116 Years Ago Today He Was a Baby for All Seasons

    Monday 29th of April 1907

    Film director Fred Alfred Zinneman is born in Rzeszów, Województwo Podkarpackie, Poland.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of April 1907

    Singer and actor Tino Constantin Rossi is born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France.


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    106 Years Ago Today She Was Transfigured in Time

    Sunday 29th of April 1917

    Experimental filmmaker Maya Deren is born as Eleanora Derenkowskaia in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of April 1919

    Black George Holden is lynched for writing an improper note to a white woman in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of April 1943

    Murderer August Sangret aka The Wigwam Murderer is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 30 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of April 1945

    Musician Hugh Colin Hopper known from the band ‘Soft Machine’ is born in Whitstable, Kent, United Kingdom.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of April 1945

    56-year-old Führer and Reichskanzler of Germany Adolf Hitler marries 33-year-old Eva Braun in Führerbunker, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of April 1945

    The concentration camp of Dachau is liberated by units of 3rd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Felix L. Sparks and the 222nd Infantry Regiment of the 42nd Rainbow Infantry Division soldiers led by Brigadier General Henning Linden in Konzentrationslager Dachau, Dachau, Bayern, Germany.

    Since 1945 adherents of the 42nd and 45th Division versions of events have argued over which unit was the first to liberate Dachau.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of April 1949

    Murderer Andrew Martin Berry is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Ohio State Penitentiary, Columbus, Ohio, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of April 1951

    Philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein dies of prostate cancer at the age of 62 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of April 1958

    Double murderer Robert Wayne Vickers aka Bonzai Bob is born in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of April 1958

    Actress Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is born in Santa Ana, California, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of April 1967

    37-year-old Coby van der Voort is beaten to death by serial killer Hans van Zon in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of April 1970

    Actress Uma Karuna Thurman is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of April 1971

    52-year-old Edna Terry MacDonald is strangled by serial rapist and murderer Mike DeBardeleben aka The Lethal Shadow in Barrington, Rhode Island, United States.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of April 1977

    Serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire is executed by hanging at the age of 50 in Katowice, Województwo Katowice, Poland.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of April 1977

    21-year-old Marie-Therese Majer is murdered by serial killer Bernd Bopp aka Der Hammermörder in Schriesheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of April 1977

    39-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 54. Aktion in Studio Morra, Via Calabritto, Napoli, Campania, Italy.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of April 1980

    Film director Alfred Joseph Hitchcock aka The Master of Suspense dies of renal failure at the age of 81 in Los Angeles, Bel Air, California, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of April 1980

    19-year-old Darin Lee Kendrick is strangled by serial killer William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer in Stanton, California, United States.

    Bonin and Vernon Butts picked up Kendrick near Knott's Berry Farm, tied him up and forced him to drink chloral hydrate.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of April 1993

    Guitarist, songwriter, arranger and producer Mick Michael Ronson known from David Bowie’s Spiders from Mars dies of liver cancer at the age of 47 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of April 1997

    34-year-old David Samuel Madson is shot dead by serial killer Andrew Cunanan aka American Gigolo/American Psycho in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

    Madson's body was found on the east shore of Rush Lake.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of April 1997

    Double murderer Ernest Orville Baldree is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of April 1998

    Murderer Arthur Martin Ross is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of April 1998

    Murderer Frank Basil McFarland is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of April 2003

    Murderer David Brewer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

    Brewer's last meal request was for fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, apple pie and root beer.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 29th of April 2005

    A carboot sale of fresh pig meat outside our apartment in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of April 2014

    Kidnapper and murderer Clayton Darrell Lockett dies of a heart attack during a botched execution by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States.



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