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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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29 events for 11 February:

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    484 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of February 1535

    229th Pope Gregorius XIV is born as Niccolò Sfondrato in Somma Lombardo, Lombardia, Italy.


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    369 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of February 1650

    Philosopher, mathematician and scientist René Descartes dies of pneumonia at the age of 54 in Västerlånggatan 68, Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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    172 Years Ago Today He Was Beginning to See the Light

    Thursday 11th of February 1847

    Inventor Thomas Alva Edison aka The Wizard of Menlo Park is born in Milan, Ohio, United States.


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    159 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of February 1860

    Serial killer and cannibal Karl Denke aka Papa Denke is born in Ober Kunzendorf, Niederschlesien, Germany.


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    150 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of February 1869

    Assassin Patrick James Whelan is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in Carleton County Gaol, 75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, Ontario, United States.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of February 1906

    Murderer Milton Diltwer is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Missouri State Penitentiary aka The Walls, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of February 1927

    4-year-old William Gaffney is abducted, strangled, cut to pieces, roasted and partly eaten by serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac in 99 Fifteenth Street, New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

    Gaffney was abducted from Riker Avenue, Astoria, Queens. His body was dumped in the Bowery Bay.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of February 1935

    Musician Gene Vincent known for his top ten hit ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ is born as Vincent Eugene Craddock in Norfolk, Virginia, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of February 1936

    Actor Burt Leon Reynolds is born in Lansing, Michigan, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of February 1937

    Child killer Alfred Volckmann is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 20 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of February 1938

    Singer Bobby Robert George Pickett known for the novelty song ‘Monster Mash’ is born in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of February 1942

    43-year-old Margaret Florence Lowe aka Pearl is strangled and mutilated by serial killer Gordon Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper in Gosfield Street, London, Marylebone, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Lowe's body was mutilated with a variety of implements including a razor blade, a knife and a candlestick.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of February 1947

    Member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Emily Harris aka Yolanda is born as Emily Montague Schwartz in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of February 1948

    Film director Sergeï Mikhailovich Eisenstein dies of a heart attack at the age of 50 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of February 1970

    Murderer Richard Michael 'Rich' Cartwright is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of February 1975

    50-year-old Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Hilda Thatcher aka The Iron Lady becomes Party Leader and Leader of the Opposition in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of February 1985

    Film director Henry Hathaway dies of a heart attack at the age of 87 in Hollywood, California, United States.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of February 1986

    Science fiction writer Frank Patrick Herbert known for his novel Dune dies of a massive pulmonary embolism while recovering from surgery for pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of February 1992

    Murderer Johnny Frank Garrett is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today His Gun Stopped Smoking

    Friday 11th of February 1994

    Actor and producer William Conrad aka 'Cannon' dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of February 1998

    42-year-old Rosemary A. Downs is raped and strangled by serial killer Alfred Gaynor aka The Springfield Strangler in 5 Lionel Benoit Road, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of February 1999

    Multiple murderer Danny Lee Barber is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of February 2000

    Film director Roger Vadim dies of cancer at the age of 72 in Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Boulevard de l'Hôpital, Paris, XIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of February 2004

    Triple murderer Edward Lagrone Lewis is executed by at the age of 47 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Lagrone's last meal request was for five pieces of fried chicken and two Cokes.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 11th of February 2004

    A railway station building somewhere on the way on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore Express Train in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of February 2006

    47-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'DDV from China' in Factor 44, Bleekhofstraat 44, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of February 2006

    Writer Peter Bradford Benchley known for his best-selling novel ‘Jaws’ dies of complications of pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 66 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.


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    7 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of February 2012

    Singer, actress and model Whitney Elizabeth Houston dies of accidental drowning at the age of 49 in Beverly Hilton Hotel Suite 434, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

    The official cause of Houston's death was drowning and the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use". The amount of cocaine found in Houston's body indicated that she used the substance shortly before her death. Toxicology results revealed additional drugs in her system: diphenhydramine, alprazolam, cannabis and cyclobenzaprine.


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    2 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of February 2017

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 148th concert on the occasion of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK's exhibition 'What Would I Do in Orbit?' in Jukomm im STEP, Stepgesstraße 20, Mönchengladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.



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