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38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World




23 events for 7 April:

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    1993 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of April 0030

    Jesus Christ is executed by crucifixion in Golgotha, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Palestine.


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    371 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of April 1652

    219th Pope Clemens VII is born as Giulio di Giuliano de Medici in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.


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    327 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of April 1696

    Composer and choir master Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer is born in Porto Corsini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    253 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of April 1770

    Romantic poet William Wordsworth is born in Wordsworth House, High Street, Cockermouth, Cumberland, United Kingdom.


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    163 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of April 1860

    Industrialist in food manufacturing Will Keith Kellogg known for Kellogg’s cereals is born in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States.


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    153 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of April 1870

    Anarchism theorist Gustav Landauer aka Commissioner of Enlightenment and Public Instruction of the Bavarian Soviet Republic is born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of April 1903

    Serial poisoner George Chapman aka The Borough Poisoner is executed by hanging at the age of 38 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Some police officers suspected Chapman of being the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of April 1915

    Singer-songwriter Billie Holiday aka Lady Day is born as Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of April 1920

    Musician Ravi Shankar is born as Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.


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    97 Years Ago Today His Nose Suffered a Mere Trifle

    Wednesday 7th of April 1926

    43-year-old Leader of the Italian National Fascist Party Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini aka Il Duce is hit in the nose by a bullet fired by Violet Gibson in an attempt to kill him in Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    Mussolini was wounded only slightly, dismissing his injury as "a mere trifle" and after his nose was bandaged he continued his parade on the Capitoline. It has been theorised that Gibson was insane at the time of the attack and the idea of assassinating Mussolini was hers and that she worked alone.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of April 1939

    Television host, media personality and journalist David Paradine Frost is born in Tenterden, Kent, United Kingdom.

         


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of April 1939

    Film director Francis Ford Coppola is born in Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of April 1947

    Automobile manufacturing pioneer Henry Ford dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 84 in Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan, United States.

    A public viewing was held at Greenfield Village where up to 5.000 people per hour filed past the casket.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of April 1947

    Serial killer Herb Herbert Richard Baumeister aka The I-70 Strangler is born in Westfield, Indiana, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of April 1961

    Double murderer Fletcher Thomas Mann is born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today The Race Ended in an Ambulance

    Sunday 7th of April 1968

    Formula One racer Jim James Clark crashes his Lotus 48 into a tree in what was to be his last race before retiring on his sheep-farm at the age of 32 in Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    Clark suffered a broken neck and skull fracture and died before reaching the hospital.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of April 1973

    27-year-old Serial killer Gerard John Schaefer is arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

    In Schaefer's bedroom police found lurid stories he had written that were full of descriptions of the torture, rape and murder of women.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of April 1977

    Attorney General of Germany Siegfried Buback is shot dead by the Rote Armee Fraktion, Kommando Ulrike Meinhof at the age of 57 in Linkenheimer Landstraße, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    RAF members Christian Klar, Knut Folkerts, Günter Sonnenberg and Brigitte Mohnhaupt were formally charged and prosecuted in connection with the Buback murder.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of April 1979

    42nd Prime Minister of Iran Amir-Abbas Hoveyda is executed by the firing squad at the age of 60 in Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

    Hoveyda was sentenced to death for "waging war against God" and "spreading corruption on earth". Before reaching the area designated for firing squad executions Hojatoleslam Hadi Ghaffari pulled out a pistol and shot Hoveyda twice in the neck. He was left on the ground in agony, begging for the executioners to finish him off. Finally his executioners shot him in the head. According to the autopsy report Hoveyda was also beaten shortly before his execution.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of April 1987

    22-year-old Triple murderess Frances Elaine Newton shoots her 23-year-old husband Adrian Newton, her 7-year-old son Alton and her 21-month-old daughter Farrah Elaine for insurance money in 6126 West Mount, Houston, Texas, United States.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of April 1991

    19-year-old Errol Lindsey is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    Lindsey was the first victim upon whom Dahmer practiced what he later described to investigators as his 'drilling technique', a procedure in which he drilled holes into the victim's skull through which he injected hydrochloric acid into the brain.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 7th of April 2010

    Light structures built during a project week in the Mekano workshop in Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Mutsaardstraat 31, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of April 2011

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 137th concert at the Sonic Protest festival in Instants Chavirés, 7 rue Richard-Lenoir, Montreuil, Île-de-France, France.



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