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34th year  -  N° 346                 Thursday, 12 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Paradise Lost




36 events for 3 February:

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    551 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of February 1468

    Blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer and publisher Johannes Gutenberg known for introducing printing with a printing press dies of natural causes at the age of 68 in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    210 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of February 1809

    Composer Felix Mendelssohn is born as Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Große Michaelisstraße 14, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    160 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of February 1859

    Engineer and aircraft designer Hugo Junkers is born in Rheydt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    145 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of February 1874

    Writer Gertrude Stein is born in 850 Beech Avenue, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of February 1887

    Expressionist poet Georg Trakl is born in Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.


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    130 Years Ago Today His Father Was His Mother's Employer

    Sunday 3rd of February 1889

    Film director Carl Theodor Dreyer is born in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark.

    Dreyer was born illegitimate. His birth mother was an unmarried Scanian maid named Josefine Bernhardine Nilsson and he was put up for adoption by his birth father Jens Christian Torp, a married Danish farmer living in Sweden who was his mother's employer.


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    130 Years Ago Today She Was Shot Again to Make Sure

    Sunday 3rd of February 1889

    Outlaw Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr aka Belle Star is shot dead by persons unknown at the age of 41 in King Creek, Oklahoma, United States.

    Starr was riding home from a neighbor's house in Eufaula when she was ambushed. After she fell off her horse she was shot again to make sure she was dead. Her death resulted from shotgun wounds to the back and neck and in the shoulder and face. 


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of February 1903

    Baby farm murderess Annie Walters aka the Finchley Baby Farmers (with Amelia Sach) is executed by hanging by William Billington at the age of 34 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Walters was hanged together with Amelia Sach and they became the first women to be hanged at Holloway in what was the only double hanging of women to be carried out in modern times.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of February 1903

    Baby farm murderess Amelia Sach aka the Finchley Baby Farmers (with Annie Walters) is executed by hanging by William Billington at the age of 30 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Sach was hanged together with Annie Walters and they became the first women to be hanged at Holloway in what was the only double hanging of women to be carried out in modern times.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of February 1904

    Bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is born as Charles Arthur Floyd in Adairsville, Georgia, United States.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of February 1909

    Philosopher, mystic and political activist Simone Adolphine Weil is born in 19 Boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris, Xe, Île-de-France, France.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of February 1913

    Writer and wife of Baldur von Schirach Henriette 'Henny' Hoffman is born in München, Schwabing, Bayern, Germany.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of February 1924

    28th President of the United States Woodrow Thomas Wilson dies of a stroke at the age of 68 in 2340 S Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of February 1927

    Film director Kenneth Anger is born as Kenneth Wilbur Anglemeyer in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of February 1929

    55-year-old Apollonia Kühn is attacked with scissors by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Bertastraße, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Kühn was stabbed 18 times in the face, hand, arms and back of the head, but survived.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of February 1935

    Engineer and aircraft designer Hugo Junkers dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Gauting, Bayern, Germany.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of February 1957

    Musician Steven Peter Stapleton aka Nurse With Wound is born in London, Finchley, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    60 Years Ago Today Was the Day the Music Died

    Tuesday 3rd of February 1959

    Rock and roll musicians 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Ritchie Valens, and 28-year-old J. P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson together with 21-year-old pilot Roger Peterson are killed in a plane crash in Juhl's property, Clear Lake, Iowa, United States.

    The Civil Aeronautics Board concluded that the accident was due to "the pilot's unwise decision to embark on a flight" that required instrument flying skills he had not proved to have.


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    52 Years Ago Today He Was the Last Man to Hang

    Friday 3rd of February 1967

    Murderer Ronald Joseph Ryan is executed by hanging at the age of 42 in Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

    Ryan was the last person to be legally executed in Australia. He shot and killed warder George Hodson during an escape from Pentridge Prison in 1965.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of February 1971

    An unidentified woman is assaulted and robbed by 20-year-old Serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen in Raghenotunnel, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of February 1975

    Singer and actress Umm Kulthum aka The Nightingale of the Nile dies of kidney failure at the age of 77 in Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of February 1975

    31-year-old Serial killer Vaughn Orrin Greenwood aka The Skid Row Slasher is arrested in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of February 1980

    14-year-old Charles Miranda is sodomised and garotted by serial killer William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer in West Hollywood, California, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of February 1980

    12-year-old James McCabe is sodomised, beaten and strangled by serial killer William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, California, United States.

    McCabe's body was found three days later in the city of Walnut.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of February 1981

    37-year-old Donna Lee Eckard is shot dead by serial killer Randall Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer in Holiday Road, Mountain Gate, California, United States.

    Eckard's 14-year-old daughter Jarvis Janell was sodomised and also shot dead. The same day a female store clerk was kidnapped, raped and sodomized in a holdup in Redding.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of February 1989

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 78th concert in Les Établissements Phonographiques de l'Est, 115 Rue Du Chemin Vert, Paris, XIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    30 Years Ago Today She Cried When He Died

    Friday 3rd of February 1989

    Actor and film director John Nicholas Cassavetes dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of February 1993

    Composer Karel Goeyvaerts dies of unknown causes at the age of 70 in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    21 Years Ago Today She Had a Banana and a Peach

    Tuesday 3rd of February 1998

    Double murderess Karla Faye Tucker aka The Pick Axe Murderess is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Tucker was the first woman to be executed in Texas since the American Civil War. Tucker's last meal request was for a banana, a peach, and a garden salad with ranch dressing.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of February 1999

    Murderer Darrick Leonard Gerlaugh is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of February 2003

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 92nd concert in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    16 Years Ago Today She Kissed the Gun

    Monday 3rd of February 2003

    41-year-old Lana Jean Clarkson is shot dead by record producer and songwriter Phil Spector in Pyrenees Castle, 1700 S Grandview Drive, Alhambra, California, United States.

    Clarkson's body was found slumped in a chair with a single gunshot wound to her mouth with broken teeth scattered all over the carpet. Spector later told a magazine that Clarkson's death was an "accidental suicide" and that she "kissed the gun".


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of February 2004

    Murderer John Glenn Roe is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

    Roe's final meal request was for a medium-well T-bone steak with steak sauce, onion rings, macaroni and cheese, butter-pecan ice cream and root beer.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 3rd of February 2004

    A fine selection of shops around Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 3rd of February 2007

    Driving our car through a carwash tunnel in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



  • 11 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 3rd of February 2008

    A view (used on the cover of our 'Club Moral - Felix Culpa' CD) on the pine forest in Bouillon, Luxembourg, Belgium.



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