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34th year  -  N° 343                 Monday, 9 December 2019         Antwerpen		




8 events for 29 February:

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    551 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of February 1468

    220th Pope Paulus III is born as Alessandro Farnese in Canino, Lazio, Italy.


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    227 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of February 1792

    Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini is born in Pesaro, Marche, Italy.


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    155 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of February 1864

    Outsider artist Adolf Wölfli is born in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of February 1908

    Artist Balthasar Kłossowski aka Balthus is born as Kłossowski de Rola in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of February 1956

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Johannes Thimme is born in Erlangen, Bayern, Germany.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of February 1956

    Serial killer Aileen Carol Wuornos aka The Florida Highway Killer is born as Pittman in Rochester, Michigan, United States.


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    59 Years Ago Today The Bullet Traced his Head

    Monday 29th of February 1960

    FBI Special Agent Melvin Horace Purvis aka Little Mel commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 57 in Florence, South Carolina, United States.

    Purvis died from a gunshot wound to the head fired from the pistol given to him by fellow agents when he resigned from the FBI. A later investigation suggested that Purvis may have shot himself accidentally while trying to extract a tracer bullet jammed in the pistol.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of February 1996

    123 die in Faucett Boeing 737-222 Flight 251 crash in Rodríguez Ballón International Airport, Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru.



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