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35th year  -  N° 224                 Tuesday, 11 August 2020         Antwerpen		
10 Minutes Before the Worm




25 events for 2 August:

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    186 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of August 1834

    Sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi known for sculpting the Statue of Liberty is born in Colmar, Alsace, France.


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    145 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of August 1875

    Lawman, gunfighter and gambler Bill James Butler Hickok is shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall aka Crooked Nose Jack at the age of 38 in Nuttal & Mann's Saloon, 624 Main Street, Deadwood, South Dakota, United States.


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    123 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of August 1897

    SS Standartenführer Karl-Otto Koch known for becoming the first commandant of the Nazi concentration camps at Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen is born in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of August 1921

    Tenor Enrico Caruso dies of peritonitis arising from a burst subrenal abscess at the age of 48 in Vesuvio Hotel, Via Partenope 45, Napoli, Campania, Italy.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of August 1922

    Scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator Alexander Graham Bell dies of diabetes at the age of 75 in Beinn Bhreagh, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Upon the conclusion of Bell's funeral, "every phone on the continent of North America was silenced in honor of the man who had given to mankind the means for direct communication at a distance".


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of August 1923

    29th President of the United States Warren Gamaliel Harding dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of August 1924

    Writer, poet and activist James Arthur Baldwin is born in New York, Harlem, New York, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of August 1932

    Actor Peter Seamus O'Toole is born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Some sources give O'Toole's birthplace as Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of August 1934

    Generalfeldmarschall and politician Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff von Hindenburg dies of lung cancer at the age of 87 in Neudeck, Ostpreußen, Germany.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of August 1939

    Horror film director Wes Wesley Earl Craven known for inventing the ‘slasher’ film genre is born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of August 1945

    Victim of Richard Speck aka Born To Raise Hell Pamela Wilkening is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of August 1962

    Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal Edward Eddie Smith aka The Sheik is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of August 1974

    19-year-old Carol L. Platt Valenzuela is strangled by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Vancouver, Washington, United States.

    Valenzuela's remains were discovered two months later in a shallow grave south of Olympia along with those of 17-year-old Martha Morrison.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of August 1976

    Film director Fritz Friedrich Christian Anton Lang dies of a stroke at the age of 86 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of August 1980

    85 die in railway station bomb attack in Bologna Centrale, Piazza delle Medaglie d'Oro, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

    Several members of the neo-fascist terrorist organization Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari were sentenced for the bombing although the group denied involvement.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of August 1981

    Irish republican hunger striker Kieran Doherty dies after 73 days of hungerstriking at the age of 26 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    Doherty was the eighth and longest hungerstriker to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.


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    39 Years Ago Today He Had Been Kept Alive for 54 Hours

    Sunday 2nd of August 1981

    Tour bus driver Willibrordus A. Meuffels known for becoming the first man to live with an artificial heart dies of kidney failure, lung problems and infection at the age of 36 in St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, United States.

    Meuffels had been kept alive for 54 hours by an artificial heart implant and then for a week on a transplanted human heart.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of August 1984

    16-year-old Natalya Golosovskaya is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Park of Aviators, Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of August 1985

    137 die in Delta Air Lines Flight 191 Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crash and disintegration in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, Texas, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of August 1986

    32-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Eva Sybille Haule-Frimpong is arrested in an ice-cream parlour in Rüsselsheim, Hessen, Germany.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of August 1994

    Murderer Robert Nelson Drew is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of August 1997

    Serial killer Andonis Daglis aka The Athens Ripper commits suicide hanging at the age of 23 in Athens, Attica, Greece.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of August 1997

    Writer, painter and spoken word performer William Seward Burroughs dies of a heart attack at the age of 83 in Lawrence, Kansas, United States.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of August 2006

    Fashion model Luisel Ramos dies of heart failure caused by anorexia nervosa at the age of 22 in Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay.

    Ramos died of heart failure while participating in a fashion show during Fashion Week.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 2nd of August 2007

    A graffiti in our neighbourhood in Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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