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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World




16 events for 2 August:

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    144 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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    122 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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    98 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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    97 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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    96 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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    87 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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    85 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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    80 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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    74 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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    57 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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    43 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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    38 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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    33 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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    22 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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    22 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.



  • 12 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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