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34th year  -  N° 82                 Saturday, 23 March 2019         Antwerpen		
He's Dead Alright




16 events for 4 April:

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    1831 Years Ago Today He Was a Gallic Hoodie

    Friday 4th of April 0188

    Roman Emperor Caracalla aka Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus is born as Lucius Septimius Bassianus in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.

    At the time Lyon was called Lugdunum, Gaul. According to Aurelius Victor in his 'Epitome de Caesaribus', Antoninus became known by the agnomen 'Caracalla' after a Gallic hooded tunic that he habitually wore and made fashionable.


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    344 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of April 1675

    10-year-old Soldier and adventurer Francis Charteris aka The Rape-Master General is baptised in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    Charteris was born in Edinburgh in about 1665, the exact date is unknown.


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    173 Years Ago Today He Embarked on a Dangerous Philosophical Journey

    Saturday 4th of April 1846

    Poet Isidore Ducasse de Lautréamont known for Les Chants de Maldoror is born as Isidore-Lucien Ducasse in Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay.


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    131 Years Ago Today She Was the First of Eleven

    Wednesday 4th of April 1888

    45-year-old Emma Elizabeth Smith is possibly attacked by unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper in The London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London, Whitechapel, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Smith was assaulted at the junction of Osborn Street and Brick Lane the night before. She was taken to the hospital, fell into a coma and died. Medical investigation by duty surgeon Dr G. H. Hillier revealed that a blunt object had been inserted into her vagina rupturing her peritoneum. The case was listed as the first of eleven Whitechapel murders in Metropolitan Police files.


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    123 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of April 1896

    59-year-old Baby farm murderess Amelia Elizabeth Dyer aka The Ogress of Reading is arrested in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of April 1914

    Writer and experimental filmmaker Marguerite Duras is born as Marguerite Donnadieu in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, Vietnam.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of April 1932

    Actor Anthony Perkins aka Norman Bates is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of April 1932

    Film director Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky is born in Zavrazhye, Ivanovo Industrial Oblast, Russia.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of April 1936

    39-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is caught in flagrante delicto stealing a book in Librairie Gibert, 26 Boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Petiot spent a month in asylum in Ivry.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of April 1946

    49-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is sentenced to death in Cour d'Assises, 34 Quai des Orfèvres, Paris, Ier, Île-de-France, France.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 4th of April 1954

    Multiple murderer Michael Eugene Sharp is born in Eastland, Texas, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today He Still Had a Past

    Thursday 4th of April 1957

    Film director Aki Olavi Kaurismäki is born in Orimattila, Päijänne Tavastia, Finland.


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    51 Years Ago Today His Dream Ended

    Thursday 4th of April 1968

    39-year-old Martin Luther King is shot dead by assassin James Earl Ray aka The Man Who Shot Martin Luther King in Lorraine Motel, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

    King stood on the motel's second-floor balcony when the bullet entered through his right cheek, smashing his jaw, then traveled down his spinal cord before lodging in his shoulder. After emergency chest surgery, King was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital at 7.05 pm.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of April 1975

    153 die in Lockheed C-5A Galaxy crash in Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, Vietnam.

    There were 175 survivors. The flight was part of 'Operation Babylift', in which American caregivers were paired with South Vietnamese orphans.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of April 1979

    Actor Heath Andrew Ledger is born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of April 1983

    Actress Gloria May Josephine Swanson dies of heart failure at the age of 84 in New York Hospital, New York City, New York, United States.



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