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38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
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26 events for 27 February:

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    293 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of February 1730

    Start of the trial against 65-year-old Soldier and adventurer Francis Charteris aka The Rape-Master General for the rape of Anne Bond on 10 November 1729 in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    The jury quickly found Charteris guilty. On 2 March, he was sentenced to death and held in Newgate Prison. On 10 April 1730 after a substantial campaign to pardon Charteris, joined by Anne Bond, King George II granted him a royal pardon.


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    169 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of February 1854

    44-year-old Romantic composer Robert Schumann tries to commit suicide by throwing himself from a bridge into the Rhine River in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Schumann was rescued by boatmen and taken home, he asked to be taken to an asylum for the insane.


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    162 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of February 1861

    Philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner aka The Father of Anthroposophy is born in Ludbreška ulica 13, Kraljevec, Međimurska županija, Austria-Hungary.


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of February 1887

    Composer Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin dies of poor health at the age of 54 in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of February 1902

    Writer John Ernst Steinbeck is born in Salinas, California, United States.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of February 1913

    Philosopher Paul Jean Gustave Ricœur is born in Valence, Drôme, France.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of February 1913

    Writer and playwright Irwin Shaw is born as Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff in New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of February 1930

    Actress and philanthropist Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is born in Thomasville, Georgia, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of February 1932

    Actress Elizabeth Rosemond 'Liz' Taylor is born in Heathwood, 8 Wildwood Road, London, Hampstead, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of February 1933

    24-year-old Communist and presumed arsonist Marinus Van der Lubbe known for the Reichstag fire is arrested in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of February 1936

    Physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov dies of pneumonia at the age of 87 in Leningrad, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.

    Conscious until his very last moment Pavlov asked one of his students to sit beside his bed and to record the circumstances of his dying.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of February 1947

    Double murderer Walter Graham Rowland is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 40 in Strangeways Prison, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of February 1955

    Musician Peter Martin Christopherson aka Sleazy is born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of February 1958

    Punk icon Nancy Laura Spungen aka Nauseating Nancy is born in University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of February 1968

    Murderess Lisa Marie Montgomery is born in Melvern, Kansas, United States.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of February 1970

    32-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 32. Aktion 7. Abreaktionsspiel in Aktionsraum 1, Waltherstraße 25, München, Bayern, Germany.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of February 1973

    200 Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement seize and occupy the town following the failure of an effort of the Oglala Sioux Civil Rights Organization to impeach tribal president Richard Wilson, whom they accused of corruption and abuse of opponents in Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of February 1975

    53-year-old Politician candidate for mayor of West Berlin Peter Lorenz is kidnapped by the Bewegung 2. Juni in Quermatenweg 128, Berlin, Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany.

    The terrorists demanded a release of several imprisoned group members, including founder of Die Rote Armee Fraktion Horst Mahler and future RAF terrorists Verena BeckerGabriele Kröcher-Tiedemann, Ingrid Siepmann, Rolf Heißler and Rolf Pohle. After the terrorists had been flown out to Aden, Lorenz was set free on 4 March. The kidnappers were Ralf Reinders, Ronald Fritzsch, Gerald Klöpper, Andreas Vogel and Till Meyer.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of February 1984

    Start of the trial against 45-year-old Serial killer Robert Christian Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter in United States Federal Building and Courthouse, 605 West Fourth Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, United States.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of February 1992

    42-year-old Serial killer Jack Johann Unterweger aka Jack the Writer aka Der Häfenpoet aka The Pug Dumper is arrested in Miami, Florida, United States.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of February 1996

    Mass murderer Kenneth Granviel is executed by lethal injection at the age of 46 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of February 2004

    116 die in SuperFerry 14 bomb explosion in Manila Bay, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

    Redondo Cain Dellosa later admitted to planting the bomb on board for the Abu Sayyaf guerrilla group. Founder of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement, Ruben Omar Pestano Lavilla, Jr. was arrested in Bahrain on 24 July 2008 as the mastermind behind the bombing.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of February 2004

    49-year-old Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara known for the Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway is sentenced to death by hanging in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 27th of February 2005

    Dorothea Olkowski's impressive high heels during her lecture at AMVK's 'HeadNurse' booklaunch in M_hka, Leuvenstraat 32, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of February 2007

    Double murderer Donald Anthony Miller is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Miller's last meal request was for one piece of fried chicken, ketchup, one bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, two enchiladas, sweet tea, and a cinnamon roll.


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    8 Years Ago Today His Long and Prosperous Life Ended

    Friday 27th of February 2015

    Actor Leonard Simon Nimoy aka Mr. Spock dies of respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 84 in Los Angeles, Bel Air, California, United States.



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