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35th year  -  N° 227                 Friday, 14 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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26 events for 29 August:

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    221 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of August 1799

    250th Pope Pius VI dies of unknown causes at the age of 82 in Valence, Drôme, France.


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    158 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of August 1862

    Poet and writer Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck is born in Peperstraat 6, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    149 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of August 1871

    The longest ever living woman in the USA Emma Broadwater is born in Magothy, Maryland, United States.


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    143 Years Ago Today He Called for Joseph

    Wednesday 29th of August 1877

    2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Brigham Young dies of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix at the age of 76 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

    Young's last words were "Joseph! Joseph! Joseph!", invoking the name of the late Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon faith.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of August 1887

    Murderer William Wilton is executed by hanging in Lewes Prison, Lewes, Sussex, United Kingdom.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of August 1904

    Schutzhaftlagerführer in Ravensbrück KZ Johann Schwarzhuber is born in Tutzing, Oberbayern, Germany.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of August 1915

    Actress Ingrid Bergman is born in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of August 1920

    Musician Charlie Parker aka Bird is born in Kansas City, Kansas, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of August 1923

    Actor Richard Samuel Attenborough is born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of August 1928

    Murderer Gerard Toal is executed by hanging by Thomas Pierrepoint at the age of 18 in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of August 1930

    Oxford don William Archibald Spooner known for Spoonerism dies of natural causes at the age of 86 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.


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    85 Years Ago Today She Slammed into a Pear Tree and Another Tree

    Thursday 29th of August 1935

    Queen consort of the Belgians Sofia Lovisa Thyra Astrid of Sweden dies from her injuries sustained in a car crash at the age of 30 in Küssnacht, Schwyz, Switzerland.

    King Leopold was driving their Packard One-Twenty convertible and Queen Astrid looking at a map. As the Queen pointed out something to her husband the car went off the road down a steep slope and slammed into a pear tree. Queen Astrid had opened her door to try to get out but she was thrown out upon impact. Her body collided with the trunk of the tree while the car slammed into a second tree. King Leopold was thrown out of the car as well but he was only lightly injured.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of August 1938

    Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of August 1942

    Musician Sterling Holmes Morrison known from The Velvet Underground is born in East Meadow, New York, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of August 1943

    Murderess Mildred Mary Bolton commits suicide by cutting her wrists with a pair of scissors at the age of 57 in Dwight Correctional Center, 23813 E. 3200 North Road, Dwight, Nevada Township, Illinois, United States.

    Bolton was the first woman ever sentenced to the electric chair in Cook County.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of August 1958

    Singer-songwriter and actor Michael Joseph Jackson aka The King of Pop is born in 2300 Jackson Street, Gary, Indiana, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of August 1959

    34-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey rapes an unidentified girl in Grouville, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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    51 Years Ago Today He Identified Himself

    Friday 29th of August 1969

    6-year-old Gilbert Martinez is beaten and sexually assaulted by serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate in San Francisco, California, United States.

    Police arrived and arrested the assailant who identified himself as Albert Ralph Price although he carried identification with the name Hobert Prater and later proved to be Hatcher.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of August 1969

    22-year-old Glenda Sue Harden is stabbed to death by serial killer George Putt aka The Memphis Murderer in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of August 1971

    Kidnapper and murderer Nathan Freudenthal Leopold aka The Perfect Murderer dies of a diabetes-related heart attack at the age of 67 in Adjuntas, Adjuntas, Puerto Rico.

    Leopold's corneas were donated.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of August 1982

    16-year-old Terri Rene Milligan is abducted and strangled by serial killer Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer in South 144th Street, Seattle, Washington, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of August 1982

    Actress Ingrid Bergman dies of breast cancer at the age of 67 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of August 1987

    Actor Lee Marvin dies of a heart attack at the age of 63 in Tucson, Arizona, United States.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of August 1987

    The bodies of  48-year-old Leader of the Evangelical Baptist Church Park Soon-ja aka Benevolent Mother and her three children and 29 members of the cult are found poisoned, strangled and beaten to death in the attic of Park's Odaeyang Trading Co. tourist souvenir factory in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of August 1992

    Psychotherapist, philosopher and semiologist Félix Pierre Guattari dies of a heart attack at the age of 62 in Clinique de La Borde, 120 Route de Tour en Sologne, Cour-Cheverny, Centre-Val de Loire, France.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of August 1996

    141 die in Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801 Tupolev Tu-154M crash in Operafjellet, Svalbard, Norway.

    The accident was the result of a series of small navigational errors causing the aircraft to be 3.7 kilometres from the approach centerline at the time of impact.



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