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34th year  -  N° 343                 Monday, 9 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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29 events for 3 August:

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    527 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of August 1492

    41-year-old Explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain Christophorus Columbus sails off on the Santa Maria, the Pinta and the Nina on his way to discover America in Palos de la Frontera, Andalucía, Spain.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of August 1901

    Cardinal Archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw Stefan Wyszyński aka The Primate of the Millennium is born in Zuzela, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of August 1915

    52-year-old Marie-Angélique Guillin is murdered by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in The Lodge, 47 Rue de Mantes, Vernouillet, Île-de-France, France.

    Mr Petit as Landru was known to Guillin, tricked her into bringing a large trunk with all her valuables as they were to leave for Australia where he was to be appointed as Consul. The day after he had all her belongings moved to his warehouse at 43 Rue Parmontan in Neuilly. Guillin's decomposed body was found six months later in her trunk, sent to a Mme Jacques at Gare Arachon, but never collected.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of August 1924

    Writer Joseph Conrad dies of a heart attack at the age of 67 in Oswalds, Bishopsbourne, Kent, United Kingdom.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of August 1924

    Writer Leon Marcus Uris is born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today His Needle Spinned no More

    Saturday 3rd of August 1929

    Inventor Emile Berliner known for developing the disc record gramophone dies of a heart attack at the age of 78 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of August 1936

    23-year-old Black Olympic legend Jesse James Cleveland Owens wins the Olympics 100m sprint with a time of 10.3s, defeating teammate college friend Ralph Metcalfe by a tenth of a second and Tinus Osendarp of the Netherlands by two tenths of a second in Olympiastadion, Berlin, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of August 1938

    Actress and singer Ingrid Caven is born as Ingrid Schmidt in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of August 1939

    Murderer Arthur Perry is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 29 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of August 1940

    Actor Martin Sheen is born as Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez in Dayton, Ohio, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of August 1950

    The house of 51-year-old Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place is sold to Mr. Charles Brown, a Jamaican who wanted to turn it into a lodging house for fellow-countrymen in 10 Rillington Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Unknown to Mr. Brown there were 7 bodies hidden in Christie's house and backyard.


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    58 Years Ago Today He Didn't Want to be an American Anymore

    Thursday 3rd of August 1961

    38-year-old Hijacker Leonard Bearden and his 16-year-old son Cody are the first men ever to sky-jack a commercial Continental Airlines Flight 54 Boeing 707 to Cuba in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

    Bearden's adventure ended in El Paso when a dozen federal agents opened fire with submachine guns, shredding the jet’s landing gear and destroying one of its engines during takeoff after a refuel.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of August 1961

    Victim of William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer Ronald Craig Gatlin is born in La Puente, California, United States.


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    57 Years Ago Today He Just Had to Do Something

    Friday 3rd of August 1962

    16-year-old Mass murderer Dennis Roger Ottoson fatally shoots his neighbours Hugh and Lorraine Paulson and their children 6-year-old Leanne, 9-year-old Anita and 13-year-old Karlyn in Brookings, South Dakota, United States.

    Ottoson confessed to the murders the next day but didn’t provide a reason other than “I just had to do something, that’s all.”


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of August 1964

    39-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey assaults an unidentified mentally retarded boy in Grouville, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of August 1966

    Stand-up comedian, social critic and satirist Lenny Bruce dies of acute morphine poisoning caused by an accidental overdose at the age of 41 in 8825 W. Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood Hills, California, United States.

    The official photo taken at the scene showed Bruce lying naked on the floor, a syringe and burned bottle cap nearby, along with various other narcotics paraphernalia.


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    46 Years Ago Today He Was Last/First

    Friday 3rd of August 1973

    14-year-old James Stanton Dreymala is tortured and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 2020 Lamar Drive, Pasadena, Texas, United States.

    Dreymala was Corll's last victim and the first to be found.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of August 1974

    25-year-old Thomas Paxton Lee is found strangled by serial killer Randy Kraft aka The Scorecard Killer in Long Beach Oil Field, Long Beach, California, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of August 1975

    188 die in Royal Air Maroc Boeing 707-321C crash on landing in Agadir Inezgane Airport, Agadir, Souss-Massa-Drâa, Morocco.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of August 1976

    46-year-old Serial killer Rudi Paul Zimmermann tries to commit suicide in prison in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Zimmermann was suspected of 90 murders in hospitals and homes for the elderly.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of August 1978

    Mark Henry is stabbed in the chest by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States.

    Henry survived and never pursued charges against Eyler. In the next five years Eyler killed over 20 boys and young men.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of August 1979

    An unidentified woman is attacked by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of August 1994

    27-year-old Serial killer Heriberto Eddie Seda aka The New York Zodiac Killer sends a letter to the New York Post claiming the lives of 4 victims in New York City, New York, United States.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 3rd of August 2003

    Indian workers stocking up goods for the coming week in Singapore, Little India, Singapore.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of August 2004

    Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson aka The Master of Candid Photography dies of unknown causes at the age of 96 in Céreste, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of August 2006

    Child killer William E. Wyatt is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of August 2008

    Writer Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn dies of heart failure at the age of 90 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of August 2009

    Kidnapper and murderer Ferdi Paul Robert Ferdinand Elsas is hit by an excavator while riding his bike at the age of 67 in Vorden, Gelderland, Netherlands.

    Elsas died on arrival at Het Spittaal hospital in Zutphen.


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    4 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of August 2015

    Mass murderess Shirley Marie Curry dies of natural causes at the age of 78 in McPherson Unit, Newport, Arkansas, United States.



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