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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World




29 events for 8 August:

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    140 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of August 1879

    Revolutionary leader and founder of Zapatismo Emiliano Zapata is born in Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 8th of August 1905

    Composer André Jolivet is born in Montmartre, Paris, XVIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of August 1906

    Murderer and body snatcher Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka America’s Most Bizarre Murderer is born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of August 1914

    Aristocratic socialite and devotee of Adolf Hitler Unity Valkyrie Mitford is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Mitford was conceived in the town of Swastika, Ontario where her family had gold mines.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of August 1923

    Multiple murderer Albert Edwards Burrows is executed by hanging by John Ellis at the age of 52 in Bagthorpe Gaol, The Lace Market, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.

    Burrows murdered 28-year-old Hannah Calladine, 1-year-old Albert Edward and 5-year-old Elsie Calladine and 4-year-old Thomas Johnson Wood.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of August 1925

    30.000 – or up to 50.000 according to some sources – white robed members of the Ku Klux Klan march 22 abreast and 14 rows deep blocks in Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of August 1929

    Great Train Robber Ronnie Ronald Arthur Biggs is born in London, Lambeth, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of August 1931

    39-year-old Mass murderer Szilveszter Matuska aka The Orient-Express Wrecker places a bomb on the Basel-Berlin Express D-train track in Jüterbog, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of August 1937

    Actor Dustin Lee Hoffman is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of August 1942

    The bodies of the Kneller family, victims of 45-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer are found floating in the Seine in Asnières-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of August 1943

    15-year-old Serial killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More is arrested for prowling in the Rogers Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 8th of August 1944

    Pornographic actor John Curtis Holmes aka Johnny Wadd is born in Ashville, Ohio, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of August 1948

    Intruder Michael Fagan is born in London, Clerkenwell, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 8th of August 1950

    SS-Sturmbannführer and commandant of Fort Breendonk Philipp Johann Adolf Schmitt is executed by the firing squad at the age of 48 in Antwerpen, Hoboken, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    Schmitt was the only German Nazi to be executed in Belgium.


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    67 Years Ago Today He Died in a Special Concrete Structure

    Friday 8th of August 1952

    Murderer Wayne Leroy Long is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 26 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    All Oregon executions except for that of Long have been held within the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Long died in a special concrete structure built near the prison because the superintendent believed it would have less of a 'bad psychological effect' on other inmates. But the state later determined that the penal code required executions to occur within the penitentiary walls.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of August 1956

    262 die in coal-mine fire in Bois du Cazier, Marcinelle, Hainaut, Belgium.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of August 1962

    Murderess Elizabeth Ann Duncan aka Ma Duncan is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 58 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

    Duncan ordered the murder of her 29-year-old daughter-in-law Olga Kupczyk. In the Gas Chamber she was accompanied by 25-year-old Luis Moya and 31-year-old Augustine ‘Gus’ Baldonado who actually killed the victim.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of August 1963

    32-year-old Great Train Robber Bruce Richard Reynolds known for masterminding the 1963 Great Train Robbery leads a gang of 15 criminals in the robbery of the Royal Mail train from Glasgow Central Station to London Euston Station cashing £2.600.000 in Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

    The bulk of the stolen money was never recovered. After the train heist Reynolds escaped to Mexico with his wife Angela and son Nick.


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    47 Years Ago Today She Headed for the Big Time

    Tuesday 8th of August 1972

    Andy Warhol Superstar Andrea Feldman aka Whips commits suicide by jumping from the fourteenth floor at the age of 24 in 51 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, United States.

    Feldman summoned several ex-boyfriends including poet Jim Carroll to the New York City apartment of her parents to witness what she called her 'final starring role'. Holding a Bible in one hand and a crucifix in the other she jumped from the window. Feldman left a note that said “I’m headed for the big time. I’m on my way up there with James Dean and Marilyn Monroe.”


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    46 Years Ago Today The Candy Was Rotten

    Wednesday 8th of August 1973

    34-year-old Dean Arnold Corll aka The Candyman is shot dead by serial killer Elmer Wayne Henley in 2020 Lamar Drive, Pasadena, Texas, United States.

    Henley would later lead the police to 27 bodies of boys he delivered to Corll, who tortured and killed them.


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    45 Years Ago Today Glaubte Er an Hitler

    Thursday 8th of August 1974

    Nazi leader and Reichsjugendführer Baldur Benedikt von Schirach dies of unknown causes at the age of 67 in Pension Müllen, Im Flurgarten 3, Kröv-an-der-Mosel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    45 Years Ago Today He Delivered SP 3-125

    Thursday 8th of August 1974

    61-year-old 37th President of the United States Richard Milhous Nixon delivers his resignation speech due to the Watergate scandal in Oval Office, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of August 1981

    Irish republican hunger striker Thomas McElwee dies after 62 days of hungerstriking at the age of 24 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    McElwee was the ninth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of August 1985

    29-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Birgit Elisabeth Hogefeld lures 20-year-old US-Soldier Edward Pimental from a nightclub to obtain his ID-Card in Western Saloon, Dotzheimer Straße 19, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.

    Pimental was shot dead by Hogefeld and Eva Haule. Pimental's ID-Card was used  to gain access to the Rhein-Main Air Base and place a car bomb.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of August 1985

    Members of die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe drive a Volkswagen Passat loaded with about 240 kg of explosives into a US Army base in Rhein-Main Air Base, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.

    The explosion resulted in the death of Becky Jo Bristol and 19-year-old Airman Frank H. Scarton and the wounding of eleven other American servicemen as well as substantial material damage.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of August 1985

    37-year-old Elyas Abowath is shot in the head by serial killer Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker in Diamond Bar, California, United States.

    Ramirez then handcuffed and beat 27-year-old Sakina Abowath while forcing her to reveal the locations of the family's jewelry and then brutally raped and sodomized her.


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    18 Years Ago Today He Would Be Waiting for Everybody

    Wednesday 8th of August 2001

    Double murderer Mack Oran Hill is executed by lethal injection at the age of 48 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Hill's last meal request was for six eggs scrambled, hash browns with onions, two saucage patties, biscuits with butter, two pints of strawberry cheesecake yoghurt, two pitchers of sweet milk and a pint of strawberry ice cream. His last words were "I'll be waiting for everybody."


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of August 2002

    Murderer T. J. Jones is executed by lethal injection at the age of 26 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 10 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 8th of August 2009

    Two Muslim women preparing to take off on their motorbike after attending a wedding in Mersing, Johor, Malaysia.



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