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34th year  -  N° 348                 Saturday, 14 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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24 events for 30 August:

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    838 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of August 1181

    King of Scots Alexander III aka Alaxandair mac Alaxandair dies of unknown causes at the age of 60 in Civita Castellana, Lazio, Italy.


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    271 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of August 1748

    Painter Jacques-Louis David is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    222 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of August 1797

    Writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley known her novel Frankenstein is born as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in The Polygon, London, Somers Town, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    169 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of August 1850

    Professor of chemistry and geology and murderer John White Webster is executed by hanging at the age of 57 in Leverett Street Jail, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of August 1883

    Artist and architect Theo van Doesburg is born as Christian Emil Marie Küpper in Teelingstraat 13, Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.


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    101 Years Ago Today She Considered Him a Traitor to the Revolution

    Friday 30th of August 1918

    48-year-old Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is shot by revolutionary Fanya Kaplan aka The Woman Who Tried to Kill Lenin in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

    Kaplan approached Lenin at his automobile after a meeting at the Former Michelson Works; he was resting a foot on the running board as he spoke with a woman. Kaplan called to Lenin, and when he turned to face her she shot at him three times. The first bullet struck his arm, the second bullet his jaw and neck, and the third missed him, wounding the woman with whom he was speaking. The wounds felled him and he became unconscious. "My name is Fanya Kaplan. Today I shot at Lenin. I did it on my own. I will not say from whom I obtained my revolver. I will give no details. I had resolved to kill Lenin long ago. I consider him a traitor to the Revolution."


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of August 1935

    Writer Henri Barbusse dies of pneumonia at the age of 62 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    80 Years Ago Today He Was Not Unlistenable

    Wednesday 30th of August 1939

    Disc jockey, radio presenter and journalist John Peel is born as John Robert Parker Ravenscroft in Heswall Cottage Hospital, Heswall, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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    71 Years Ago Today He Was a Gifted Child

    Monday 30th of August 1948

    Deputy chairman of the Black Panthers Fred Hampton is born in Summit, Illinois, United States.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of August 1949

    Musician Peter Maffay known for his hit ‘Du’ is born as Peter Alexander Makkay in Brașov, Brașov County, Romania.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of August 1967

    Abstract expressionist painter Ad Adolph Frederick Reinhardt dies of a heart attack at the age of 54 in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of August 1970

    Amateur filmmaker Abraham Zapruder known for his JFK Assassination Movie dies of stomach cancer at the age of 65 in Dallas, Texas, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of August 1971

    Bomb attack by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground in retaliation for the killing of Black Activist George Jackson in Office of California Prisons, Sacramento, California, United States.

    At the same time the office in San Francisco was also bombed.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of August 1974

    153 die in Belgrade-Dortmund Express derailment in Zagreb Glavni Kolodvor, Zagreb, Zagrebačka županija, Croatia.

    An investigation into the accident showed that the train at several sites exceeded the speed limit by nearly 70 km/h.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of August 1975

    29-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is baptised in the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

    Bundy later converted to Hinduism while on death row.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of August 1979

    Actress Jean Dorothy Seberg commits suicide by an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol at the age of 41 in Rue du Général-Appert, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Seberg was found on 8 September 1979 in the backseat of her white Renault 5.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of August 1982

    School shooter Kip Kinkel aka The Thurston High School Shooter is born in Springfield, Oregon, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today Ses Méta Matics Arrêtés

    Friday 30th of August 1991

    Artist Jean Tinguely dies of heart failure at the age of 66 in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of August 1994

    Film director Lindsay Gordon Anderson dies of unknown causes at the age of 71 in Angoulème, Poitou-Charentes, France.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of August 1995

    Musician Sterling Holmes Morrison known from The Velvet Underground dies of lymphoma at the age of 53 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of August 2000

    Triple murderer Jeffery Henry Caldwell is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Caldwell stabbed and beat his 47-year-old father Henry, his 46-year-old mother Gwendolyn and his 19-year-old sister Kimberly to death on 25 July 1988. The bodies of all three were discovered wrapped in blankets and stuffed into a camper-trailer parked behind the family's south Dallas home 7439 Oakmore Drive.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of August 2003

    Actor Charles Bronson dies of respiratory failure at the age of 82 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Although pneumonia and/or Alzheimer's disease have been cited as Bronson's cause of death, neither appears on his death certificate, which cites "respiratory failure", "metastatic lung cancer", with secondarily "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" and "congestive cardiomyopathy" as the causes of death.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of August 2004

    Self-trepanation pioneer Bart Hugo Huges dies of a heart disease at the age of 70 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of August 2007

    The California Board of Prison Terms denies parole to 58-year-old Manson Family member Leslie Louise Van Houten aka Lulu in California Institution for Women, Chino, California, United States.

    It was Van Houten's 18th unsuccessful application.



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