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38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
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31 events for 2 February:

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    373 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of February 1650

    245th Pope Benedictus XIII is born as Pietro Francesco Orsini in Gravina in Puglia, Puglia, Italy.


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    254 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of February 1769

    248th Pope Clemens XIII dies of apoplexy at the age of 76 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    164 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of February 1859

    Sexologist Henry Havelock Ellis is born in London, Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    141 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of February 1882

    Poet and writer James Augustine Aloysius Joyce is born in Brighton Square, Dublin, Ráth Garbh, Leinster, Ireland.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of February 1907

    Chemist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev known for formulating the Periodic table of chemical elements dies of influenza at the age of 73 in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of February 1921

    55-year-old Surgeon and grafting pioneer Serge Abrahamovitch Voronoff performs a monkey gland grafting on George Behr in Maison de Santé, Avenue Montagne, Paris, VIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Dr. Didry was assisting Voronoff and noted: "The patient left Paris 12 days after his operation. I did not see him again until 8 months later. My clinical assistant and I were literally stupefied when Mr. E. L. appeared. Me had lost half his obesity, his manner was jovial, his movements active, his eyes clear and twinkling with amusement at our astonishment." On 4 September 1923 Behr died of delirium tremens.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of February 1924

    20-year-old Willi Senger is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 4, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of February 1927

    Mass murderer Julian Andrew Frank is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today They Were Found Naked in Bed

    Thursday 2nd of February 1933

    53-year-old Léonie Lancelin and her 27-year-old daughter Geneviève are brutally murdered by their maids Christine and Léa Papin in 6 Rue Louis Bruyère, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France.

    Both Léonie and Geneviève had their eyes gouged out, were turtured, stabbed and finally beaten to death. The two maids were found naked in bed together in their room upstairs.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of February 1946

    Murderer Andrew W. Dennis is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 45 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of February 1947

    Serial rapist Kevin Frederick Harlan Coe aka the South Hill Rapist is born in Spokane, Washington, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of February 1947

    Actress Farrah Leni Fawcett known for her role in ‘Charlie’s Angels’ is born in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of February 1952

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

    Judd was recaptured five days later.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of February 1959

    Jack Larber dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion at the age of 72 in Laguna Honda Home, 375 Laguna Honda Blvd, San Francisco, California, United States.

    Three days before Larber had his clothing mysteriously catch fire a few minutes after being fed while his attendent was out of the room. Said attendent put out the fire with blankets immediatly but Larber died of third-degree burns.


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    59 Years Ago Today Several Teeth Were Missing

    Sunday 2nd of February 1964

    30-year-old Hannah Tailford is found naked and choked to death by unidentified serial killer Jack the Stripper in London, Hammersmith, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Several of Tailford's teeth were missing, and her underwear had been forced down her throat.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of February 1969

    Actor Boris Karloff known for his portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster dies of pneumonia at the age of 82 in King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, Sussex, United Kingdom.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of February 1970

    Philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist Bertrand Arthur William Russell dies of influenza at the age of 98 in Plas Penrhyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, United Kingdom.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of February 1972

    66-year-old boat engineer Irwin Beelitz is the first deadly victim in a bomb attack by die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe then still Bewegung 2. Juni in Deutsch-Britischer Yacht Club, Berlin, Gatow, Berlin, Germany.

    The attack was an act of assistance for the Irish Republican Army.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of February 1979

    Musician Sid Vicious known from The Sex Pistols dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 22 in 63 Bank Street, New York City, New York, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of February 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'B' in Ruimte Z, Lovelingstraat 56, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    During the opening of an exhibition about ‘Space’ I spent two and a half hours in a closed wooden crate in which I couldn’t move.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of February 1981

    9/11 terrorist Salem al-Hazmi is born in Mecca, Makkah l-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of February 1994

    Murderer Harold Amos Barnard is executed by lethal injection at the age of 53 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of February 1995

    Actor Donald Henry Pleasence dies of complications of heart failure following heart valve replacement surgery at the age of 76 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of February 1996

    Dancer, actor, singer, film director and choreographer Gene Eugene Curran Kelly dies of a stroke at the age of 84 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of February 1998

    104 die in Cebu Pacific McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 Flight 387 crash into a mountain in Mount Sumagaya, Claveria, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of February 1998

    38-year-old Loretta Daniels is asphyxiated by serial killer Alfred Gaynor aka The Springfield Strangler in Mason Square Post Office, State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.



  • 24 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 2nd of February 1999

    Having a spicy Tom Yum soup with Frankie Teardrop Pinckers at a construction site foodstall in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.



  • 24 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 2nd of February 1999

    Creative bus conductor behaviour on the ride home in Taling Chan, Central Thailand, Thailand.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 2nd of February 2004

    My New Quarters in Empire Hotel, Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 2nd of February 2004

    Sleeping Beauty on the Express Train to Kuala Lumpur in Singapore, Singapore.


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    1 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

    Actress Monica Vitti dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 91 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.



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