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39th year  -  N° 105                 Sunday, 14 April 2024         Antwerpen		
I'm Beginning to See the Light




31 events for 3 December:

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    167 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of December 1857

    Writer Joseph Conrad is born as Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in Berdychiv, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine.


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    141 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of December 1883

    Composer Anton Friedrich Wilhelm Webern is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    136 Years Ago Today The Best Thing for Him to Do Was to Die

    Monday 3rd of December 1888

    Jack the Ripper suspect Montague John Druitt commits suicide by drowning at the age of 31 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    A note written by Druitt and addressed to his brother William was found in his room in Blackheath. It read "Since Friday I felt that I was going to be like mother, and the best thing for me was to die."


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of December 1888

    Optician Carl Zeiss dies of a stroke at the age of 72 in Jena, Thüringen, Germany.


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    135 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of December 1889

    Film director and Jean Harlow’s husband Paul Bern is born as Paul Levy in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of December 1894

    Writer Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson known for his novel ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 44 in Villa Vailima, Vailima, Tuamasaga, Samoa.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of December 1911

    Composer Nino Giovanni Rota is born in Milano, Lombardia, Italy.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of December 1919

    Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir dies of rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 78 in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of December 1927

    Singer Andy Howard Andrew Williams aka The Moon River Singer is born in Wall Lake, Iowa, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of December 1930

    Film director Jean-Luc Godard aka the Father of the Nouvelle Vague film movement is born in 2 Rue Cognacq-Jay, Paris, VIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of December 1939

    34-year-old Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess escapes for the second time in Arizona State Hospital, 2500 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

    Judd was recaptured a few days later.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of December 1947

    Leading member of the 'Manson Family' Patricia Dianne Krenwinkel is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of December 1948

    Musician and television personality Ozzy John Michael Osbourne known from Black Sabbath is born in 14 Lodge Road, Aston, West Midlands, United Kingdom.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of December 1956

    Constructivist and productivist artist Alexander Mikhailovich Rodchenko dies of unknown causes at the age of 65 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of December 1961

    Murderer Bobby Glen Cook is born in Corsicana, Texas, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of December 1961

    Serial killer Wayne Adam Ford aka The Breast Severer is born in Petaluma, California, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of December 1966

    Cop killer Jesús García Romero aka Ríos Romero is executed by the garotte at the age of 23 in Prisión Provincial Carabanchel, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of December 1967

    54-year-old Louis Washkansky known for becoming the recipient of the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant becomes the first man to have a human-to-human heart transplantation in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa.

    Washkansky lived for 18 days.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of December 1972

    155 die in Spantax Convair CV-990-30A-5 Coronado Flight 275 crash in Los Rodeos Airport, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of December 1974

    39-year-old Serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker and his son Mike terrorize Helen Bogin, Ethel Fisher-Cohen, Thelma Suden and Anna Pearl-Frankston for several hours in Bogin's house in Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of December 1977

    23-year-old Agnes Cooney is strangled by serial killer The Bible John Killer in Snipe Road, Caldercruix, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of December 1979

    21-year-old Kenneth Ockendon is strangled by serial killer Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company in 195 Melrose Avenue, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Nilsen kept the body in his bed for several days.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of December 1979

    11 die in The Who concert stampede in Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

    Twenty-three other fans were injured in the rush for seating at the opening of the sold-out concert.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of December 1980

    Founder of the British Union of Fascists Oswald Ernald Mosley aka The British Führer dies of natural causes at the age of 84 in Orsay, Île-de-France, France.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of December 1981

    20-year-old Ilse Blumenthaler is attacked and raped by serial killer Thomas Rath aka Der Moormörder in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.

    Blumenthaler survived.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of December 1984

    At least 3787 die in Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant gas leak in Union Carbide India Limited, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

    Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals. There are estimates of 8000 deaths within two weeks and up to 8000 or more have since died from gas-related diseases.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of December 1986

    23-year-old Sandra Lindsay is abducted and held imprisoned by serial killer Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer in 3520 North Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Lindsay was tortured and killed in February 1987.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of December 1993

    First bomb attack by 44-year-old Xenophobic serial bomber Franz Fuchs in Hartberg, Steiermark, Austria.

    51-year-old priest August Janisch gets injured. Also at the Viennese ORF-Centrum a bomb explodes, 40-year-old Silvana Meixner gets injured.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of December 1995

    Serial killer Gerard John Schaefer is stabbed to death by fellow inmate Vincent Rivera at the age of 49 in Florida State Prison, 23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.



  • 25 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 3rd of December 1999

    A sculpture by Messieurs Delmotte in Window Gallery, St. Antoniusstraat 12, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of December 2003

    Double murderer Richard Charles Duncan is executed by lethal injection at the age of 61 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



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