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34th year  -  N° 261                 Wednesday, 18 September 2019         Antwerpen		
Where's Your Head At?




22 events for 1 December:

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    498 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of December 1521

    217th Pope Leo X dies of bronchopneumonia at the age of 46 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    258 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of December 1761

    Wax sculptor Marie Tussaud is born as Anne-Marie Grosholtz in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France.


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    153 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of December 1866

    Surveyor and geographer George Everest dies of natural causes at the age of 76 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of December 1935

    Actor and film director Woody Heywood Allen is born as Allan Stewart Konigsberg in New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of December 1942

    The first transport of jews arrives in KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau, Birkenau, Małopolska, Poland.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of December 1945

    Singer-songwriter and actress Bette Midler aka The Divine Miss M is born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of December 1947

    Victim of Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer Joan Elspeth Schell is born in New Paris, Wisconsin, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of December 1947

    Occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter and mountaineer Aleister Edward Alexander Crowley aka The Great Beast dies of chronic bronchitis aggravated by pleurisy and myocardial degeneration at the age of 72 in Netherwood boarding house, The Ridge, Hastings, Sussex, United Kingdom.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of December 1949

    Drug lord Pablo Emilio Gaviria Escobar is born in Rionegro, Oriente Antioqueño, Colombia.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of December 1957

    21-year-old Robert George 'Bobby' Calvert is robbed and shot dead by spree killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red in Crest Gas Station, 1545 Cornhusker Hwy, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of December 1958

    95 children die in Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Our Lady of the Angels School, 909 North Avers Avenue, Chicago, Humboldt Park, Illinois, United States.

    A 10-year-old fifth grader at the time of the fire confessed in 1962 to setting the blaze and subsequently recanted his confession.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of December 1961

    Murderer and cannibal Armin Meiwes aka Der Metzgermeister is born in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of December 1965

    The death sentence of 19-year-old Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is commuted to life imprisonment in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of December 1973

    First Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion aka Israel's Founding Father dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 87 in Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Tel HaShomer, Tel Aviv, Israel.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of December 1974

    92 die in Trans World Airlines Boeing 727-231 Flight 514 crash in Mount Weather, Virginia, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of December 1981

    180 die in Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-81 Flight 1308 crash in Mont San-Pietro, Ajaccio, Corsica, France.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of December 1987

    North Korean Agent Seung Il Kim aka Shinichi Hachiya commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 69 in Bahrein International Airport, Muharraq, Bahrein.

    He was responsible for the Korean Air Boeing 707-3B5C Flight 858 bombing on 29 November 1987.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of December 1987

    24-year-old Serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune is arrested in Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France.

    He was recognised by a policeman who remembered his description from one of his latest victims.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 1st of December 2005

    Jean-Marie Berckmans performing in Scheld'apen, D'Herbouvillekaai 36, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    12 Years Ago Today He Returned from the Sea

    Saturday 1st of December 2007

    57-year-old Fraudster John Darwin aka The Canoe Man known for organising his own disappearance and presumed death walks into the police station claiming to have no memory of the past five years in West End Central Police Station, 27 Savile Row, London, West End, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Darwin had been missing after a trip on the North Sea on 21 March 2002 and declared dead. On 23 July 2008 John and his wife Anne Darwin were both convicted of fraud. John was sentenced to six years and three months in prison.



  • 9 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 1st of December 2010

    Edelweiß flowers spring through the snow on our rooftop rock garden in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of December 2011

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 139th and first concert in the U.S. in The Renaissance Society, 5811 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, .



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