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35th year  -  N° 227                 Friday, 14 August 2020         Antwerpen		
Only the Lonely




28 events for 7 August:

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    460 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of August 1560

    Countess and serial killer Erzsébet de Ecsed Báthory aka Die Blutfrau is born in Nyírbátor, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary.


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    153 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of August 1867

    Expressionist painter Emil Nolde is born as Emil Hansen in Nolde, Syddanmark, Denmark.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of August 1876

    Exotic dancer, courtesan and spy Margaretha Geertruida 'Margreet' MacLeod Zelle aka Mata Hari is born in Kelders, Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of August 1888

    39-year-old Martha Tabram is stabbed to death by unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper in George Yard Buildings, London, Whitechapel, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Tabram was stabbed 39 times in the body and neck including nine times in the throat, five in the left lung, two in the right lung, one in the heart, five in the liver, two in the spleen, and six in the stomach, also wounding her lower abdomen and genitals. Tabram's murder differs from the canonical five Jack the Ripper murders in that she was stabbed rather than slashed at the throat and abdomen, and many experts today do not connect it with the later murders because of the difference in the wound pattern.


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    130 Years Ago Today Her Tongue Did not Roll

    Thursday 7th of August 1890

    Murderess Anna Månsdotter aka The Yngsjö Murderess is executed by beheading at the age of 49 in Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden.

    Månsdotter was the last woman to be executed in Sweden. Executioner Albert Gustaf Dahlman hit the block so that the lower jaw and a part of the tongue remained attached to the body while the upper part of Månsdotter's head rolled away.


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    119 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of August 1901

    Black John Pennington is lynched by burning at a stake by a crowd of 500 for a brutal attack on Mrs J. C. Davis in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of August 1907

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Roland Hoch is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of August 1925

    34-year-old Serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder has one testicle removed for medical reasons in Dannemora Prison, Dannemora, New York, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of August 1932

    Olympic marathon champion Abebe Bikila known for winning an Olympic marathon while running barefoot is born in Jato, Shewa, Ethiopia.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of August 1947

    33-year-old Adventurer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl smashes into a reef with his raft Kon-Tiki after sailing across the Pacific Ocean in 101 days in Raroia, Tuamotus, French Polynesia.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of August 1956

    over 4000 die in ammunition trucks explosion in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

    Seven army ammunition trucks loaded with 1053 boxes of dynamite parked in an old railway station exploded in the early hours of the morning, destroying 41 blocks and leaving a crater 50 meters wide and 25 meters deep. The blast destroyed buildings, homes and existing businesses and killed about 4.000 people and injuring another 12.000. The cause of the explosion is unknown.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of August 1957

    Actor Oliver Ollie Hardy known from Laurel and Hardy dies of cerebral thrombosis at the age of 0 in Hollywood, California, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of August 1958

    Kidnapper and child murderer Angelo John LaMarca known from The Weinberger Kidnapping is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 33 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today He Was no Conspiracy

    Sunday 7th of August 1960

    Actor David William Duchovny known for playing FBI Agent Fox Mulder in The X-Files is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of August 1961

    Multiple murderer Phillip Lee Ingle is born in Vale, North Carolina, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of August 1962

    Writer Filip De Pillecyn aka De Prins der Nederlandse Letteren known for his novel ‘Monsieur Hawarden’ dies of pneumonia at the age of 71 in Academisch Ziekenhuis, De Pintelaan 185, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    52 Years Ago Today She Couldn't Kill a Bird by the Neck

    Wednesday 7th of August 1968

    12-year-old Child killer Mary Flora Bell aka Child of Hell is arrested and charged with the murder of 2 boys in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

    "I couldn't kill a bird by the neck or throat or anything, it's horrible that."


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of August 1969

    Unidentified serial killer the Zodiac Killer writes his second 3-page letter to the Vallejo Times-Herald newspaper in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of August 1969

    Darcie, the wife of 30-year-old Foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer is charged with first degree murder as an accomplice of her husband in Salem, Oregon, United States.

    Darcie stood trial but was found not guilty.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of August 1972

    22-year-old Serial killer Randall Brent 'Randy' Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer is arrested and charged with indecent exposure in Vancouver, Washington, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of August 1972

    Actor and murderer Tom Thomas Neal dies of heart failure at the age of 58 in Hollywood, California, United States.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of August 1984

    17-year-old Lyudmila Alekseyeva is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

    Alekseyeva suffered 39 slash wounds to her body before Chikatilo mutilated and disemboweled her, intentionally inflicting wounds he knew would not be immediately fatal.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of August 1989

    60-year-old Jean-Joseph Clement is beaten to death by serial killer Francis Heaulme aka The Emmaus Murderer aka Le Routard du Crime in Courthézon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of August 1998

    213 die in Toyota Dyna truck bomb explosion in Embassy of the United States, Nairobi, Kenya.

    Simultaneously a 1987 Nissan Atlas refrigeration truck with TNT attached to fifteen oxygen tanks and gas canisters, surrounded with four bags of ammonium nitrate fertiliser was detonated at the United States embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A group calling itself the 'Liberation Army for Holy Sites' took credit for the bombings.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of August 2002

    Double murderer Richard William Kutzner is executed by lethal injection at the age of 60 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of August 2006

    47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV plays live in De Living, Veemarkt 35, Tienen, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of August 2007

    53-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Eva Sybille Haule-Frimpong is released from prison in Frauengefängnis, Neuwedeller Straße 4, Berlin, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany.



  • 10 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 7th of August 2010

    A massive rock in the ski resort in Val Thorens, Haute-Savoie, France.



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