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34th year  -  N° 346                 Thursday, 12 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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45 events for 1 July:

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    373 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of July 1646

    Philosopher and polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is born as Godefroi Guillaume Leibnitz in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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    170 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of July 1849

    40-year-old Writer Edgar Allan Poe becomes drunk and hallucinatory, and makes a suicide attempt. He is detained for public drunkenness and incarcerated for one night in Moyamensing Prison, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    No records exist which support this story other than Poe's own account of it.


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    159 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of July 1860

    Engineer and chemist Charles Goodyear dies of heart failure at the age of 60 in Fifth Avenue Hotel, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

    Goodyear collapsed when he heard his daughter had died.


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    156 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of July 1863

    Multiple murderer Charles-Louis Kasteleyn is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 43 in Minneplein, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    Kasteleyn was the last person to be excuted by the Guillotine in Belgium during peace time.


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    147 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of July 1872

    Aviation pioneer Louis Charles Joseph Blériot is born in 17 Rue de l'Arbre à Poires, Cambrai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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    143 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of July 1876

    Revolutionary anarchist Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin dies of unknown causes at the age of 62 in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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    135 Years Ago Today a Slip of the Tongue

    Tuesday 1st of July 1884

    Detective and spy Allan Pinkerton known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency dies of a gangrene infection after biting his tongue when he slipped on the pavement at the age of 65 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of July 1892

    Writer James Mallahan Cain known for one of the creators of the roman noir is born in Annapolis, Maryland, United States.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of July 1901

    6-year-old Peter Stubbe is killed and mutilated by serial killer Ludwig Tessnow aka The Mad Carpenter in Göhren, Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

    Tessnow also killed Peter's 8-year-old brother Hermann on the same day. Their bodies were found the next day, cut to pieces and with organs missing.


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    103 Years Ago Today She Came With the Wind

    Saturday 1st of July 1916

    Actress Olivia Mary de Havilland is born in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of July 1919

    Kidnapper and murderer Carl Austin Hall aka John James Byrne is born in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of July 1921

    42-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf moves into "Das Mordhaus" in Neue Straße 8, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    Haarmann killed at least four young men here between February and June 1923.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of July 1922

    Start of the trial against 59-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof in Schwurgericht I, Turmstraße 91, Berlin, Moabit, Berlin, Germany.


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    94 Years Ago Today He Kept His Letters Stored

    Wednesday 1st of July 1925

    Pianist and composer Erik Satie dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 59 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

    After his death Satie's friends discovered an apartment replete with squalor and chaos. Among many other unsorted papers and miscellaneous items, it contained a large number of umbrellas and two grand pianos placed one on top of the other, the upper instrument used as storage for letters and parcels.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of July 1937

    Actor and film director Sydney Irwin Pollack is born in Lafayette, Indiana, United Kingdom.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of July 1938

    Geologist and art vandal László Tóth is born in Pilisvörösvár, Pest, Hungary.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of July 1945

    Singer-songwriter Debbie Deborah Ann Harry aka Blondie is born in Miami, Florida, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of July 1951

    Motherly widow Mary Hardy Reeser aka The Cinder Lady dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion at the age of 67 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.

    Reeser's remains, which were largely ashes, were found among the remains of a chair in which she had been sitting. Only part of her left foot which was wearing a slipper and her backbone remained. Plastic household objects at a distance from the seat of the fire were softened and had lost their shapes.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of July 1958

    Murderer Alan Jeffrey Bannister is born in Chillicothe, Illinois, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of July 1959

    34-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey marries his second wife Joan in Saint Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of July 1961

    Princess of Wales Diana Frances Spencer aka Lady Di is born in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, United Kingdom.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of July 1961

    Writer Louis-Ferdinand Celine dies of a ruptured aneurysm at the age of 67 in Meudon, Île-de-France, France.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of July 1968

    21-year-old Joan Elspeth Schell is raped and stabbed to death by serial killer John Norman Collins aka The Ypsilanti Killer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of July 1972

    30-year-old Serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown marries his second wife Carol Lofgren in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 5650 N Canfield Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Lofgren said she knew shortly after their marriage that her husband had sexual and behavioral problems. Gacy and Lofgren divorced in February 1976.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of July 1975

    24-year-old Shelly Robertson is abducted and killed by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Golden, Colorado, United States.

    Robertson's body was found on 21 August 1975 in a mine in Berthoud Pass, Colorado.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of July 1976

    Surrealist artist Max Ernst dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 85 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    43 Years Ago Today She Was Exorcised to Death

    Thursday 1st of July 1976

    Catholic exorcism victim Anneliese Anna Elisabeth Michel dies of malnutrition and dehydration at the age of 24 in Wilhelmstraße 84, Klingenberg am Main, Bayern, Germany.

    The autopsy report stated that Michel died of malnutrition and dehydration due to being in a semi-starvation state for almost a year while the rites of exorcism were performed. She weighed 30 kilograms, suffering broken knees due to continuous genuflections. She was unable to move without assistance, and was reported to have contracted pneumonia.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of July 1977

    38-year-old Serial killer Patrick Wayne Kearney aka The Freeway Killer aka The Trash Bag Killer is arrested in Redondo Beach, California, United States.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of July 1987

    The body of 40-year-old Victim of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers Pauline Reade is found in a shallow grave 90cm below the surface in Hollin Brown Knoll, Saddleworth Moor, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

    In March 1987 Myra Hindley made a full confession to the murders and directed police search teams to the locations of their victims' graves.


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    32 Years Ago Today There Was no Justice in Life

    Wednesday 1st of July 1987

    Musician Philip Charles Lithman aka Snakefinger dies of a heart attack at the age of 38 in Posthof Club, Posthofstrasse 43, Linz, Oberösterreich, Austria.

    On the day of his death Snakefinger's single 'There's No Justice in Life' was released.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of July 1988

    45-year-old Serial killer Gary Michael Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer is sentenced to death for two counts of murder in City Hall, Room 653, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Heidnik was incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh. In January 1989 he attempted suicide with an overdose of prescribed thorazine.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of July 1991

    Serial killer Joachim Georg Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Justizvollzugsanstalt, Aachener Straße 47, Rheinbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of July 1991

    Actor Michael Landon dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 55 in Malibu, California, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of July 1993

    Mass murderer Gian Luigi Ferri commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 56 in Pettit & Martin law firm, 101 California Street, San Francisco, California, United States.

    Ferri killed eight people and wounded six more in a shooting attack with a pair of TEC-9 handguns and a Norinco NP44 before he was closed in by the police. He claimed he had been poisoned by monosodium glutamate and that he had been 'raped' by Pettit & Martin and other firms.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of July 1993

    Murderer Curtis Paul Harris is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of July 1995

    Disc jockey and radio presenter Robert Weston Smith aka Wolfman Jack known for his gravelly voice dies of a heart attack at the age of 57 in Belvidere, North Carolina, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today Smoke Was Seen Rising from His Ankle

    Tuesday 1st of July 1997

    Murderer Harold McQueen is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 45 in Kentucky State Penitentiary, Eddyville, Kentucky, United States.

    During McQueen's execution smoke was seen rising from the electrodes placed on his right ankle. He was declared dead eight minutes after the execution had begun.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of July 1997

    Actor Robert Charles Durman Mitchum dies of lung cancer at the age of 80 in Santa Barbara, California, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of July 1999

    Murderer Charles Daniel Tuttle is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Tuttle's final meal request was for four fried eggs, four sausage patties, a chicken-fried steak, a bowl of gravy, five pieces of toast, five tacos with meat and cheese, four Dr Peppers and five mint sticks.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 1st of July 1999

    One of my better students during a one-year teaching job in Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Fred Roeskestraat, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of July 2000

    Actor Walter Matthau dies of a heart attack at the age of 80 in Saint John's Health Center, 2121 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, United States.

    In addition to colon cancer Matthau had atherosclerotic heart disease during the last years of his life.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of July 2004

    Actor and film director Marlon Brando aka The Godfather dies of respiratory failure brought on by pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 80 in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of July 2009

    Actress Mollie Isobel Mary Sugden known for her role of Mrs. Slocombe in “Are You Being Served?” dies of heart failure at the age of 87 in Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of July 2009

    Actor Karl Malden dies of natural causes at the age of 96 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    1 Years Ago Today Their Pet Dog Was Alive

    Sunday 1st of July 2018

    Eleven members of a family are found dead at their home in Burari, Delhi, India.

    The victims included a 75-year-old woman Narayan, 60-year-old Partibha, her two sons and their wives 30-year-old Priyanka, 46-year-old Bhupi, 42-year-old Savita, 24-year-old Nitu, 22-year-old Meenu, 42-year-old Lalit, and her grandchildren 12-year-old Dhiru, 12-year-old Shivam and 38-year-old Tina. Ten of the bodies were hanged blindfolded and their hands tied behind their back from an iron rail attached to the ceiling and an 11th body was lying on the ground. The family's pet dog was found alive.



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