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38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
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28 events for 14 December:

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    520 Years Ago Today His Birth Was Foreseen

    Monday 14th of December 1503

    Apothecary and seer Nostradamus known for his collections of prophecies is born as Michel de Nostredame in Rue Hoche, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence, France.


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    224 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of December 1799

    Founding Father and 1st President of the United States George Washington dies of epiglottitis and hypovolemic shock after a ride in snow and rain around his estate at the age of 67 in Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States.


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    158 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of December 1865

    Serial poisoner George Chapman aka The Borough Poisoner is born as Seweryn Antonowicz Kłosowski in Nagórna, Województwo Wielkopolskie, Poland.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of December 1879

    Murder plotter Arthur Covell is born in Geuda Springs, Kansas, United States.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of December 1896

    Surrealist poet Paul Éluard is born as Eugène Émile Paul Grindel in Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of December 1903

    Murderer William H. Ennis is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

    Ennis was the first policeman to be executed by the Electric Chair.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of December 1911

    39-year-old Explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen becomes the first man to reach the South-Pole in Polheim, the South Pole.

    Amundsen arrived at Polheim (Home at the Pole) along with four other members of his expedition: Helmer Hanssen, Olav Bjaaland, Oscar Wisting, and Sverre Hassel.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of December 1913

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Friedrich Abeling is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of December 1923

    Writer Gerard Reve is born as Gerard Kornelis van het Reve in Van Hallstraat 25, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of December 1935

    Actress Lee Ann Remick is born in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of December 1939

    Frau Jablinski is stabbed in the head by serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder in Berlin, Rummelsburg, Berlin, Germany.

    Jablinski survived and later testified against Ogorzow.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of December 1943

    Advocate of dietary reform John Harvey Kellogg dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of December 1946

    Actress and singer Jane Mallory Birkin is born in London, Marylebone, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of December 1952

    54-year-old Ethel Simpson is gassed and strangled by serial killer John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place in 10 Rillington Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of December 1959

    Ethel Little is tortured to death by an unidentified sexual deviate at the age of 53 in 1220 NW Thirty-first Street, Miami, Florida, United States.

    Little was confronted in her own home and savagely attacked and died of shock and blood loss. One of her breasts had been cut off and stuck onto a bedroom dresser mirror. Over 4000 palm prints were taken but a suspect was never found.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of December 1968

    47-year-old Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys performs 'Ja ja ja ja ja, nee nee nee nee nee' in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of December 1976

    35-year-old Serial killer Marcel Henri Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre is arrested after eight years of terror in Nogent-sur-Oise in Montataire, Martinets, Oise, France.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of December 1977

    17-year-old Kimberly Diane Martin is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killers The Hillside Stranglers in 2006 N. Alvarado, Los Angeles, Echo Park, California, United States.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of December 1977

    25-year-old Marilyn Moore is attacked with a hammer by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Prince Philip Playing Fields, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Moore had been hit eight times with the hammer and had bruises on her hands where she had tried to protect her head. Due to the severity of Moore's injuries the police thought that her description of her suspect might not be reliable.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of December 1989

    Nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov dies of arrhythmia consequent to dilated cardiomyopathy at the age of 68 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of December 1999

    Murderer Robert Ronald Atworth is executed by lethal injection at the age of 31 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 24 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 14th of December 1999

    A busdriver manoeuvering his vehicle through the traffic jam in Thanon Samdet Phra Pin Klao, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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    20 Years Ago Today He Was a Visitor

    Sunday 14th of December 2003

    Musician Patrick Miller aka Minimal Man dies of unknown causes at the age of 51 in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, California, United States.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of December 2005

    Murderer John B. Nixon is executed by lethal injection at the age of 77 in Mississippi State Penitentiary, Parchman, Mississippi, United States.

    Nixon's last meal request was for a well-done T-bone steak, buttered asparagus spears, a baked potato with sour cream, peach pie, vanilla ice cream and sweet tea.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of December 2011

    143 die in home-brewed alcoholic beverage known as chepti poisoning in Sangrampur, West Bengal, India.

    The Government of West Bengal arrested seven people for distributing the liquor.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of December 2012

    School shooter Adam Peter Lanza commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 20 in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut, United States.

    Before Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children between six and seven years old and six adult staff members with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle and Glock 20SF handgun. Before driving to the school Lanza shot and killed his 52-year-old mother Nancy at their Newtown home.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of December 2012

    53-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'The Sower of Fear' in Musis Sacrum, Koningsplein 12, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 14th of December 2013

    Actor Peter Seamus O'Toole dies of cancer at the age of 81 in Wellington Hospital, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.



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