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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Home is Where the Heart is




29 events for 9 February:

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    464 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 9th of February 1555

    Churchman, Anglican Bishop, Protestant reformer and martyr John Hooper aka Johan Hoperis is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 60 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

    Hooper was condemned for heresy by Bishop Gardiner and degraded by Bishop Bonner on 29 January 1555.


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    402 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of February 1617

    Composer Hans Christoph Haiden dies of unknown causes at the age of 45 in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.


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    248 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 9th of February 1771

    Farmer, mechanic, militia captain, poet and singer-songwriter Daniel Belknap is born in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States.


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    246 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 9th of February 1773

    9th President of the United States William Henry Harrison is born in Berkeley Plantation, Charles City, Virginia, United States.


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    193 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of February 1826

    Murderer Francis Kol is born in Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

    Kol was an abandoned child.


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    138 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 9th of February 1881

    Writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky dies of a pulmonary haemorrhage at the age of 60 in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Monday 9th of February 1885

    Composer Alban Maria Johannes Berg is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 9th of February 1902

    Reichsfrauenführerin Gertrud Emma Scholtz-Klink aka Maria Stuckebrock is born as Gertrud Emma Treusch in Adelsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Monday 9th of February 1931

    Writer Thomas Nicolaas Bernhard is born in Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 9th of February 1932

    Painter Gerhard Richter is born in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Monday 9th of February 1942

    40-year-old Evelyn Hamilton is strangled by serial killer Gordon Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper in Montagu Place, London, Marylebone, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Friday 9th of February 1945

    Actress and political activist Mia María de Lourdes Villiers Farrow is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of February 1956

    32-year-old Serial killer Leslie 'Joe Goebbels' Irvin aka The Mad Dog Killer is arrested while trying to pawn some rings taken in a Los Angeles burglary in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of February 1961

    Murderer Georges Riley is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 21 in Dana Prison, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 9th of February 1963

    Dancer, pornographic actress, actress and singer Lolo Ferrari known for her ‘largest breasts in the world’ is born as Eve Valois in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France.

    Ferrari underwent numerous plastic surgery operations to create a 180-centimetre silicone-enhanced bust. She had 22 enlargements, which is a Guinness world record.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 9th of February 1968

    47-year-old Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys performs 'Eurasienstab - 82 min Fluxorium Organum' with Henning Christiansen in Wide White Space Gallery, Plaatsnijdersstraat 1, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 9th of February 1972

    26-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'T.V. Hijack' on Channel 3 Cablevision in Irvine, California, United States.

    "On January 14 I was asked to do a piece on a local television station by Phyllis Lutjeans. After several proposals were censored by the station or by Phyllis, I agreed to an interview situation. I arrived at the station with my own video crew so that could have my own tape. While the taping was in progress, I requested that the show be transmitted live. Since the station was not broadcasting at the time, they complied. In the course of the interview, Phyllis asked me to talk about some of the pieces I had thought of doing. I demonstrated a T.V. Hijack. Holding a knife at her throat, I threatened her life if the station stopped live transmission. I told her that I had planned to make her perform obcene acts. At the end of the recording, I asked for the tape of the show. I unwound the reel and destroyed the show by dousing the tape with acetone. The station manager was irate, and I offered him my tape which included the show and its destruction, but he refused."


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 9th of February 1975

    37-year-old Geologist and art vandal László Tóth is released from a psychiatric hospital in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    Tóth was immediately deported to Australia and presumably still resides in a nursing home in Strathfield, New South Wales.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 9th of February 1977

    Engineer and aircraft designer Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin dies of unknown causes at the age of 83 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of February 1978

    Sicherheitspolizei commander Herbert Kappler dies of cancer at the age of 71 in Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    Six months earlier Kappler escaped from an Italian prison in a suitcase carried by his wife.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of February 1978

    13-year-old Kimberly Dianne Leach is raped and beaten to death by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Lake City, Florida, United States.

    Leach's body was found eight weeks later in a state park in Suwannee County, Florida. She was Bundy's last victim.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Friday 9th of February 1979

    45-year-old Hélène Lichachevski is robbed and shot dead by mass murderer Freddy Horion aka De Zonnebril in Vliegtuiglaan, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 9th of February 1980

    34-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness marries Carole Boone in Orange County Courthouse, 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, United States.

    Boone divorced Bundy three years later and changed her and her daughter's name.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Monday 9th of February 1981

    Musician Bill William John Clifton Haley dies of a brain tumour at the age of 56 in Harlingen, Texas, United States.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of February 1984

    Soviet leader Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov dies of interstitial nephritis, nephrosclerosis, residual hypertension and diabetes and chronic kidney deficiency at the age of 70 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Friday 9th of February 1996

    Double murderer Leo Ernest Jenkins is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Monday 9th of February 1998

    Triple murderer Steven Ceon Renfro is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    On 25 August 1996, after taking 70 doses of Valium along with liquor, Renfro put on camouflage clothing, blackened his face and armed himself with 4 guns, including a military assault rifle, and 500 rounds of ammunition. He shot and killed his 36-year-old Rhena Fultner and his 63-year-old aunt Rose Rutledge. Then he went to the nearby trailer of 40-year-old George Counts, against whom he had a grudge, and fired more than 150 rounds into the mobile home.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 9th of February 1999

    Double murderer Jaturun jay Siripongs is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 9th of February 1999

    Returning from Bangkok into Schiphol airport at 7am in the morning I took up my teaching job at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.



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