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38th year  -  N° 33                 Thursday, 2 February 2023         Antwerpen		
I Am Happy When You Are Happy




30 events for 10 February:

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    194 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of February 1829

    252nd Pope Leo XII dies of unknown causes at the age of 69 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    186 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of February 1837

    Poet and writer Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin dies because of a shot through the spleen suffered in a duel at the age of 38 in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.

    Two days before Pushkin challenged his wife Natalya's alleged lover and brother in-law Georges d'Anthès to a duel which left both men injured.


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    160 Years Ago Today They Stood Atop a Grand Piano

    Tuesday 10th of February 1863

    25-year-old Charles Sherwood Stratton aka General Tom Thumb marries Lavinia Warren in Grace Episcopal Church, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

    The wedding reception was held at the Metropolitan Hotel. The couple stood atop a grand piano at the reception to greet some 10.000 guests.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of February 1890

    Revolutionary Fanya Yefimovna Kaplan aka The Woman Who Tried to Kill Lenin is born as Feiga Haimovna Roytblat in Volhynian Governorate, Russia.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of February 1890

    Writer Boris Leonidovich Pasternak is born in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of February 1893

    Comedian and actor Jimmy James Francis Durante aka The Great Schnozzola is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of February 1898

    Poet, playwright and theatre director Bertolt Eugen Friedrich Brecht is born in Auf dem Rain 7, Augsburg, Bayern, Germany.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of February 1898

    Writer and journalist Joseph Kessel known for his novel ‘Belle de Jour’ is born in Villa Clara, Entre Ríos, Argentina.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of February 1923

    Physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen dies of carcinoma of the intestine at the age of 78 in München, Bayern, Germany.

    It is not believed Röntgen's carcinoma was a result of his work with ionizing radiation because of the brief time he spent on those investigations and because he was one of the few pioneers in the field who used protective lead shields routinely.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of February 1929

    Mass murderess Priscilla Joyce Ford is born in Berren Springs, Michigan, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of February 1932

    Writer Edgar Richard Horatio Wallace known for the creation of ‘King Kong’ dies of diabetes combined with double pneumonia at the age of 57 in North Maple Drive, Beverly Hills, California, United States.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of February 1939

    259th Pope Pius XI dies of a heart attack at the age of 82 in Palazzo Apostolico, Rome, Vatican City, Lazio, Italy.

    Some believe Pius XI was murdered based on the fact that his primary physician was Dr. Francesco Petacci, father of Claretta Petacci, Mussolini's mistress.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of February 1942

    35-year-old Evelyn Oatley is strangled by serial killer Gordon Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper in Wardour Street, London, Soho, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Oatley's throat had been cut and she was mutilated by a can opener.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of February 1951

    Victim of Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer Karen Sue Beineman is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of February 1957

    Murderer Mikel James Derrick is born in Hardin County, Texas, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of February 1958

    Victim of Dean Corll aka The Candyman Homer Louis Garcia is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of February 1962

    The United States and Russia exchange 33-year-old United States Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers known from the 1960 U-2 incident along with U.S. student Frederic Pryor for Soviet KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher aka Rudolf Abel in a well-publicized spy swap in Glienicker Brücke, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    50 Years Ago Today They Refused

    Saturday 10th of February 1973

    18-year-old David Allan Oliker, 18-year-old Robert Michael Spector, 19-year-old Brian Scott Card and 15-year-old Mark John Dreibelbis are shot dead by 26-year-old Serial killer Herbert William Mullin aka The Hippie Killer in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz, California, United States.

    Mullin ordered them to leave because they were 'polluting' the forest but they refused.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Friday 10th of February 1978

    32-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is added to the list of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted in FBI Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of February 1997

    Murderer Richard Lewis Brimage is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of February 1999

    Murderer Jorge 'George' Cordova aka Spiderman is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of February 2001

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 88th concert in Espeel Constructies, Moorseelsesteenweg 24, Roeselaere, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of February 2002

    Murderer and literary talent Jack Henry Abbott known for his memoir ‘In the Belly of the Beast’ commits suicide by hanging with a shoelace at the age of 58 in Wende Correctional Facility, Alden, Erie County, New York, United States.

    Abbott left a suicide note, the contents of which have not been made public.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of February 2002

    Adolf Hitler's last private secretary Traudl Gertraud Junge dies of cancer at the age of 82 in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of February 2003

    Wrestler Curt Curtis Michael Hennig aka Mr. Perfect dies of acute cocaine intoxication at the age of 45 in Tampa, Florida, United States.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 10th of February 2004

    A stack of dried fish outside a shop in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of February 2005

    Playwright Arthur Asher Miller known for his play ‘Death of a Salesman’ dies of bladder cancer and heart failure at the age of 90 in Roxbury, Connecticut, United States.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of February 2008

    Actor Roy Richard Scheider dies of multiple myeloma at the age of 76 in University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of February 2014

    Actress Shirley Temple dies of natural causes at the age of 86 in 115 LakeView Drive, Woodside, California, United States.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of February 2014

    21 militants of the ad-Dawla al-Islāmiyya fi al-'Irāq wa-sh-Shām (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) terrorist group are killed when an instructor at a training camp unwittingly used a belt packed with explosives while conducting a demonstration for suicide bombers in Baġdād, Muḥāfaẓät Baġdād, Iraq.



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