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35th year  -  N° 24                 Friday, 24 January 2020         Antwerpen		
I'm Beginning to See the Light




32 events for 10 August:

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    1762 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of August 0258

    Martyr San Lorenzo is executed by grilling at the age of 33 in San Lorenzo in Panisperna, Via Panisperna, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    During his torture Lorenzo cried out "This side’s done, turn me over and have a bite". This is the legend often quoted explaining why San Lorenzo is the Patron Saint of comedians, butchers and roasters.


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    206 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of August 1814

    Henri Nestlé known for creating condensed milk is born as Heinrich Nestle in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.


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    154 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of August 1866

    Murderer Benjamin Lewis is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in Paola, Kansas, United States.


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    146 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of August 1874

    31st President of the United States Herbert Clark Hoover is born in West Branch, Iowa, United States.


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    142 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of August 1878

    Writer Alfred Bruno Döblin known for his novel Berlin Alexanderplatz is born in Am Bollwerk 37, Szczecin, Województwo Zachodniopomorskie, Poland.


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    124 Years Ago Today Brachte Er ein Opfer

    Monday 10th of August 1896

    Aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal aka The Glider King dies of a fracture of the third cervical vertebra and a hemorrhage after falling the day before from a height of about 15 metres while still in his glider at the age of 48 in Universitätsmedizin Charité, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

    Lilienthal's last words to his brother Gustav were "Opfer müssen gebracht werden!"


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of August 1903

    84 die in Paris Métro train fire in Couronnes Metro Station, Paris, XIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    111 Years Ago Today He Was the Babycaster

    Tuesday 10th of August 1909

    Guitar amplification pioneer Leo Clarence Leonidas Fender is born in Anaheim, California, United States.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of August 1910

    Murderer John Alexander Dickman is executed by hanging by John Ellis at the age of 46 in Newcastle Prison, Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

    It has been suggested that Dickman was also guilty of two previous murders, of Caroline Mary Luard at Ightham, Kent in 1908 and Hermann Cohen in Sunderland in 1909.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of August 1918

    80-year-old Joseph Romano is attacked by serial killer The Axeman of New Orleans in Tonti and Gravier streets, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

    Romano died two days later due to severe head trauma.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of August 1919

    Steve Boca is attacked by serial killer The Axeman of New Orleans in Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

    Boca was attacked in his bedroom as he slept. Upon regaining consciousness he ran to the street to investigate the intrusion and found that his head had been cracked open.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of August 1922

    Irish Republican Army volunteer Reginald Reggie Dunne is executed by hanging by John Ellis in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Dunne shot dead Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson on his doorstep at 36 Eaton Place in London on 22 June 1922 along with fellow IRA volunteer Joseph O'Sullivan.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of August 1922

    Irish Republican Army volunteer Joseph O'Sullivan is executed by hanging by John Ellis at the age of 25 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    O'Sullivan shot dead Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson on his doorstep at 36 Eaton Place in London on 22 June 1922 along with fellow IRA volunteer Reginald Dunne.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of August 1923

    Outlaw and murderer Manuel Martinez known for the Ruby Murders is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of August 1924

    Philosopher, sociologist and literary theorist Jean-François Lyotard is born in Versailles, Île-de-France, France.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of August 1932

    German Shepherd dog movie star Rin Tin Tin dies in the arms of Jean Harlow who lived on the same street at the age of 14 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    85 Years Ago Today He Was Processed to See the Light

    Saturday 10th of August 1935

    Founder of The Process Church of The Final Judgment Robert DeGrimston aka The Teacher aka Robert Moor is born in Shanghai, China.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of August 1941

    Serial killer Marcel Henri Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre is born in Liancourt, Oise, France.


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    77 Years Ago Today She Was Their Baby

    Tuesday 10th of August 1943

    Lead singer of the Ronettes Ronnie Spector aka The Bad Girl of Rock and Roll is born as Veronica Yvette Bennett in New York City, New York, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of August 1949

    Serial killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of August 1957

    Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal Raymond Lamont Smith aka Ricky Beeks is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of August 1963

    18-year-old Shirley Martha McLeod is shot dead by serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare in Perth, Dalkeith, Western Australia, Australia.


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    51 Years Ago Today They Went to the Bottom and Back to the Top

    Sunday 10th of August 1969

    44-year-old Leno Pasqualino Antonio LaBianca is stabbed to death by criminal hippy gang the Manson Family in 3301 Waverly Drive, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Leno was stabbed 26 times and the word "WAR" was carved into his abdomen. His 38-year-old wife Rosemary LaBianca was stabbed 41 times. The perpetrators were Charles Manson, Tex Watson, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia KrenwinkelKrenwinkel wrote "Rise" and "Death to pigs" on the walls and "Healter Skelter" on the refrigerator door.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of August 1974

    29-year-old Eileen Marie Fisher Hunley is beaten to death by serial killer Harvey Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer in Zimmerman, Minnesota, United States.

    Hunley's body was found five weeks later in Shelbourne County, her skull imploded by blows to the head. It was determined that she had been raped with a tree branch.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of August 1974

    28-year-old Serial killer Peter William Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper marries 24-year-old Sonia Szurma in Clayton Baptist Church, School Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of August 1977

    24-year-old Serial killer David Richard Berkowitz aka Son of Sam is arrested in 35 Pine Street, Yonkers, New York, United States.

    Berkowitz' first words to the arresting officers were reported to be "Well, you got me. How come it took you such a long time?"


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of August 1999

    Murderer Kenneth Wayne Dunn is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 10th of August 2003

    Flying from Singapore to Jakarta with Emirates Airlines was quite a noteworthy experience due to the fantastic food, the company of several hundred strictly dressed muslim men and women, and last but not least live footage of the landing at dawn on the individual lcd-screens on the seat in front of us from a camera in the Boeing's nose in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 10th of August 2004

    A walk on the edge of the cliffs in Cap Blanc Nez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of August 2005

    Triple murderer Gary Lynn Sterling is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    In two separate trials Sterling pled guilty to the 1988 murders of William and Leroy Porter, and was sentenced to life in prison in both cases. Sterling's last meal request was for chicken fried steak, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, French fries, pecan pie, sweet tea and a vanilla milkshake.


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    7 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of August 2013

    Alleged Nazi war criminal László Csatáry dies of pneumonia at the age of 98 in Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.


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    2 Years Ago Today He Was Just a Broken Guy

    Friday 10th of August 2018

    Suicide pilot Richard Rick Russell aka Beeboo commits suicide by an airplane crash at the age of 29 in Ketron Island, Washington, United States.

    Russell stole a Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport and made a barrel roll over Puget Sound amongst other maneuvers before fatally crashing. In a recorded conversation with Air Control Russel talked about himself as "Just a broken guy, got a few screws loose, I guess." 



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