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34th year  -  N° 146                 Sunday, 26 May 2019         Antwerpen		
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27 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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    90 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of April 1929

    Automobile designer and manufacturer Karl Benz dies of bronchial inflammation at the age of 85 in Dr.-Carl-Benz-Platz 2, Ladenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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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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    78 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of April 1941

    Murderer Samuel Morgan is executed by hanging by Thomas Pierrepoint at the age of 29 in Walton Prison, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 4th of April 1943

    Presumed multiple murderess Judy Judias V. Buenoano aka Florida's Black Widow is born as Judias Welty in Quanah, Texas, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 4th of April 1943

    Murderer Peter Anthony Allen is born in Wallasey, Cheshire, United Kingdom.


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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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    57 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of April 1962

    Murderer James Hanratty aka The A6 Lay-By Murderer is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 26 in Bedford Gaol, Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 4th of April 1965

    Presumed murderer Gaston Dominici known from L’Affaire Dominici dies of unknown causes at the age of 88 in Digne-les-Bains, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 4th of April 1967

    A group of soldiers of the Korps Mariniers and the Royal Marine clears the main hall of ‘thugs’, hippies and assembled youngsters in Centraal Station, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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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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    49 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of April 1970

    27-year-old Leader of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe aka Rote Armee Fraktion Andreas Bernd Baader is arrested during a traffic control in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

    Baader was using a fake ID in the name of Peter Chotjewitz but was placed under arrest when he failed to answer personal questions like the names and ages of Chotjewitz's children.


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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

    Founder of the Pakistan People's Party Zulfikar Ali Buttho is executed by hanging at the age of 51 in Central Jail, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.


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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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    40 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of April 1979

    19-year-old Josephine Whitaker is beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Saville Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Whitaker was hit from behind with a ball-pein hammer. Sutcliffe then proceeded to stab her twenty-one times with the screwdriver in the chest and stomach, and six times in the right leg, and also thrust the screwdriver into her vagina. Her skull had been fractured from ear to ear.


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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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    25 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of April 1994

    Murderer Richard Lee Beavers is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Beavers' last meal request was for six pieces of french toast with syrup, jelly, butter, six barbecued spare ribs, six pieces of well-burned bacon, four scrambled eggs, five well-cooked sausage patties, french fries with ketchup, three slices of cheese, two pieces of yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing, and four cartons of milk.



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