BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Contort Yourself




22 events for 1 August:

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    305 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of August 1714

    Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland Anne Stuart dies of at the age of 49 in Kensington Palace, London, Kensington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    200 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of August 1819

    Writer Herman Melville known for his novel ‘Moby-Dick’ is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of August 1903

    Frontierswoman and professional scout Martha Jane Canary aka Calamity Jane dies of inflammation of the bowels and pneumonia at the age of 50 in Calloway Hotel, Terry, South Dakota, United States.

    Calamity Jane was buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery next to Wild Bill Hickok.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of August 1918

    Actress and singer Zhou Xuan aka Beautiful Jade aka Golden Voice is born as Su Pu in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of August 1930

    Sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Felix Bourdieu is born in Denguin, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of August 1936

    Multiple murderer Donald Neilson aka The Black Panther is born as Donald Nappey in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of August 1936

    Fashion designer Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent is born in Oran, Oran, Algeria.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of August 1936

    Aviation pioneer Louis Charles Joseph Blériot dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of August 1942

    Musician Jerry Jerome John Garcia aka Captain Trips known from The Grateful Dead is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of August 1957

    19-year-old Judy Ann Dull is abducted, assaulted and strangled by serial killer Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer in 1302 N. Sweetzer Avenue, Hollywood, California, United States.

    Posing as Johnny Glinn, Glatman took Dull for a bondage photo session in his studio and then drove 100 miles to Thousand Palms where he strangled her during a final photo shoot.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of August 1959

    Serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz aka The Railroad Killer is born as Ángel Leoncio Reyes Recendis in Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of August 1966

    Mass murderer Charles Joseph Whitman aka The Man on the Tower is shot dead with two fatal shots of 00-buckshot with a 12-gauge shotgun by patrolman Houston McCoy at the age of 25 in The Tower, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States.

    Whitman had climbed the observation-tower of the University of Texas and started shooting at random, killing 16 and injuring 32 people. During the night before Whitman also stabbed his 43-year-old mother Margaret Whitman and his 23-year-old wife Kathy Whitman to death."I do not quite understand what it is that compels me to type this letter. Perhaps it is to leave some vague reason for the actions I have recently performed. I do not really understand myself these days. I am supposed to be an average reasonable and intelligent young man. However, lately (I cannot recall when it started) I have been a victim of many unusual and irrational thoughts."


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of August 1973

    General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of East Germany Walter Ulbricht known for founding the German Democratic Republic dies of a stroke at the age of 80 in Groß Dölln, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    42 Years Ago Today He Managed a Few Miles Too Short

    Monday 1st of August 1977

    United States Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers known from the 1960 U-2 incident dies in a Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter crash at the age of 48 in Sepulveda Dam, Encino, California, United States.

    The National Transportation Safety Board report attributed the probable cause of Powers' crash to a pilot error of poor fuel management.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of August 1981

    Irish republican hunger striker Kevin Lynch dies after 71 days of hungerstriking at the age of 25 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    Lynch was the seventh to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of August 1982

    31-year-old Marcia Faye Chapman is abducted and strangled by serial killer Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer in Pacific Hwy South, Kent, Washington, United States.

    Chapman's body was found on 15 August.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of August 1983

    Actor Peter Arne is beaten to death at the age of 65 in London, Knightsbridge, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Several days later the body of presumed murderer and tramp Giuseppe Perusi was found drowned in the Thames. Inquiries revealed Arne had been giving food to the Italian schoolteacher who had been living rough in a local park.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of August 1990

    Serial poisoner Graham Fredrick Young aka The St. Albans Poisoner dies of myocardial infarction at the age of 43 in Parkhurst Prison, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.


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    22 Years Ago Today He Received No Award

    Friday 1st of August 1997

    Spree killer and writer Norio Nagayama is executed by hanging at the age of 48 in Tokyo Detention House, Tokyo, Katsushika, Kantō, Japan.

    Nagayama killed 4 people in 1968. While imprisoned he wrote 16 books, receiving an award in 1983.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 1st of August 2003

    A 'Love Hotel' in Singapore, Singapore.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of August 2004

    394 die in Ycuá Bolaños supermarket fire in Ycuá Bolaños, Asunción, Ciudad de Asunción, Paraguay.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of August 2006

    Installation artist Jason Rhoades dies of heart failure at the age of 41 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office Rhoades' death was caused by accidental drug intoxication and heart disease.



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