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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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23 events for 22 August:

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    778 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of August 1241

    178th Pope Gregorius IX dies of unknown causes at the age of 96 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    739 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of August 1280

    188th Pope Nicholaus III dies of apoplexy at the age of 55 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy.


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    259 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of August 1760

    252nd Pope Leo XII is born as Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiore Girolamo Nicola Sermattei della Genga in Genga, Marche, Italy.


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    157 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of August 1862

    Composer Claude Achille Debussy is born in 38 Rue au Pain, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France, France.


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    128 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of August 1891

    Artist Jacques Lipchitz is born as Chaim Jacob Lipschitz in Druskininkai, Dzūkija, Lithuania.


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    117 Years Ago Today War Sie ein Blaues Licht

    Friday 22nd of August 1902

    Dancer, actress, film director and photographer Leni Helene Bertha Amalie Riefenstahl is born in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    111 Years Ago Today He Was in the Picture

    Saturday 22nd of August 1908

    Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson aka The Master of Candid Photography is born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, France.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of August 1920

    Science fiction writer Ray Douglas Bradbury known for Fahrenheit 451 is born in Waukegan, Illinois, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of August 1922

    Black Parks Banks is lynched after a verbal disagreement with a Ku-Klux-Klan member in Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of August 1928

    58-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is arrested for petty larceny in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of August 1928

    Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen is born in Burg Mödrath, Mödrath, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of August 1952

    Musician Peter Ravenscroft Laughner is born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of August 1961

    34-year-old Lieutenant-colonel and military air weaponry engineer Jean-Marie Bastien-Thiry known for attempting to assassinate President De Gaulle attempts to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle in Rue Charles Debry, Clamart, Île-de-France, France.

    De Gaulle's Citroën DS and some nearby shops were raked with machine-gun fire. De Gaulle and his wife and entourage escaped uninjured.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of August 1961

    37-year-old Michael Gregsten is shot dead by murderer James Hanratty aka The A6 Lay-By Murderer in Deadman's Hill, Clophill, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

    Gregsten's 22-year-old girlfriend Valerie Storie was raped and shot four times in the left shoulder and once in the neck.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of August 1965

    25-year-old Hermann Schmitz is stabbed to death by serial killer Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale in Duisburg, Großenbaum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Schmitz' girlfriend Marion Veen escaped unharmed.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of August 1967

    Pop idol Yukiko Okada aka Yukko is born as Kayo Satō in Ichinomiya, Chūbu, Japan.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of August 1976

    Lutheran pastor Oskar Brüsewitz known for his protest against the repression of religion in the Communist state of East Germany dies of of his severe burns due to his self-immolation on 18 August 1976 in front of his church at the age of 47 in Michaeliskirche, Michaeliskirchhof 9, Zeitz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.

    On the day of his protest suicide Brüsewitz carried pamphlets accusing the communists of repression. "Funkspruch an alle: Die Kirche in der DDR klagt den Kommunismus an! Wegen Unterdrückung in Schulen an Kindern und Jugendlichen."


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of August 1980

    47-year-old Margo Marguerite Walls is beaten and strangled by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in New Street, Farnley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of August 1983

    Furniture designer, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament sympathiser and art vandal James Gore-Graham dies from suffering 90% burns at the age of 37 in Queen Mary's Hospital, London, Roehampton, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    The day before Gore-Graham was caught running in flames having set fire to David Mach's 'Polaris' sculpture that was made of about 6.000 car tyres outside the Royal Festival Hall.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of August 1986

    Murderer Larry Smith is executed by lethal injection at the age of 31 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    31 Years Ago Today He Kept Her Hands and Feet in His Closet

    Monday 22nd of August 1988

    4-year-old Mari Konno is abducted, killed and cut to pieces by serial killer, cannibal and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer in Tokyo, Iruma, Kantō, Japan.

    Miyazaki sat alongside the girl for a half-hour before murdering her. He then engaged in sexual acts with the corpse and left her corpse in the hills near his home. He allowed Konno's corpse to decompose for a while before later returning to remove the hands and feet which he kept in his closet. He charred her remaining bones in his furnace, ground them into powder and sent them to her family in a box along with several of her teeth, photos of her clothes and a postcard which read: "Mari. Cremated. Bones. Investigate. Prove."


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    30 Years Ago Today His Soul Lived Forever

    Tuesday 22nd of August 1989

    Founder of the Black Panther Party Huey Percy Newton is fatally shot by 24-year-old Black Guerilla Family member Tyrone Robinson at the age of 47 in 1400 Block, 9th Street, Oakland, California, United States.

    Newton's last words as he stood facing his killer were "You can kill my body, but you can't kill my soul. My soul will live forever!"


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of August 1991

    Murderer Derick Lynn Peterson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 30 in Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Boydton, Virginia, United States.



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