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35th year  -  N° 184                 Thursday, 2 July 2020         Antwerpen		
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29 events for 11 July:

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    253 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of July 1767

    6th President of the United States John Quincy Adams is born in Braintree, Massachusetts, United States.

    John Quincy was the son of the 2nd President of the United States John Adams.


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    169 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of July 1851

    Siamese twins Millie and Christine McKoy aka The Carolina Twins aka The Two-Headed Nightingale aka The Eighth Wonder of the World is born in Whiteville, North Carolina, United States.


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    158 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of July 1862

    Rapist John Bell is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in Iola, Kansas, United States.


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    128 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of July 1892

    French anarchist Ravachol is executed by the Guillotine by Louis Deibler at the age of 33 in Montbrison, Loire, France.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of July 1896

    Rapist and murderer James Corbett Rawlins is born in Hillsboro, Texas, United States.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of July 1920

    Actor Yul Brynner is born as Youl or Yuliy Borisovich Briner in Aleutskaya ul. 15, Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of July 1934

    Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is born in Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of July 1936

    31-year-old Business magnate, aviator, aerospace engineer, film director and eccentric Howard Robard Hughes hits and kills pedestrian Gabriel S. Meyer with his car in 3rd Street and Lorraine, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    A witness to the accident told police that Hughes was driving erratically and too fast and that Meyer had been standing in the safety zone of a streetcar stop. Hughes was booked on suspicion of negligent homicide and held overnight in jail. On 16 July 1936 Hughes was held blameless by a coroner's jury at the inquest into Meyer's death.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 11th of July 1937

    Composer George Gershwin dies of a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor at the age of 39 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 11th of July 1957

    Irish republican hunger striker Patsy O'Hara is born as Pádraig Ó hEadhra in Bishop Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of July 1958

    Serial killer Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel aka The Monster in Human Shape aka The Beast of Birkenshaw is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 31 in Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow, Riddrie, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 11th of July 1959

    Drummer, percussionist and multi-instrumental musician John Russell Murphy aka Krank is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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    54 Years Ago Today He Was John Doe for Two Days

    Monday 11th of July 1966

    Poet Delmore Schwartz aka The European Son dies of a heart attack at the age of 53 in Columbia Hotel, Times Square, New York City, New York, United States.

    Schwartz' last years were spent in reclusion as a result of alcoholism and mental illness. Two days passed before his body was identified at the morgue.


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    47 Years Ago Today There Was Smoke in the Toilets

    Wednesday 11th of July 1973

    123 die in Varig Flight 820 Boeing 707-320C fire in Saulx-les-Chartreux, Île-de-France, France.

    Problems began when a fire started in a rear lavatory. Prior to the forced landing many of the passengers had already died of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation. A possible cause of the fire was that the lavatory waste bin contents caught fire after a lit cigarette was thrown into it. There were 11 survivors.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of July 1978

    217 die in Fruehauf semi-trailer tanker explosion and fire in Los Alfaques, Alcanar, Tarragona, Spain.

    The blast and fireball which was estimated at over 1000 °C and left an 19,8 x 1,5 meters crater destroyed everything – cars, trailers and buildings – within a 300-metre radius, gutting over 90% of the main camping area.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of July 1979

    The abandoned space station Skylab returns to earth in debris in Balladonia, Western Australia, Australia.

    Skylab had been in a 'parking orbit' for almost 6 years.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 11th of July 1979

    Serial killer and leader of the so called 'Salaligan' Sigvard Thurneman aka The Doctor dies of natural causes at the age of 71 in Bromma, Södermanland, Sweden.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 11th of July 1983

    119 die in TAME Boeing 737-200 crash in Mariscal Lamar Airport, Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of July 1986

    Test pilot Ross E. Mulhare aka Mule crashes with a top-secret F-117 Nighthawk plane at the age of 35 in Bakersfield, California, United States.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of July 1989

    Actor and film director Laurence Kerr Olivier dies of renal failure at the age of 82 in The Malthouse, Steyning, Ashurst, West Sussex, United Kingdom.


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    29 Years Ago Today The Cabin Floor Was Consumed

    Thursday 11th of July 1991

    261 Nigerian pilgrims die in Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 Douglas DC-8-61 crash in King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Hejaz, Saudi Arabia.

    A flat tire during take-off resulted in over-heating and structural weakening of the No. 1 tyre. The inflight fire consumed the cabin floor and bodies fell from the melting aircraft that finally became uncontrollable and crashed.


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    23 Years Ago Today He Increased the Flow

    Friday 11th of July 1997

    102 die in hotel fire in Royal Jomtien Resort Hotel, Pattaya, Jomtien Beach, Chonburi, Thailand.

    The fire ignited as a result of a faulty liquid propane gas cylinder in a ground floor buffet of the hotel. 17-year-old kitchen helper Khayan Kasien had identified a faulty valve assembly on gas cylinder in a ground-floor buffet, while attempting to shut off the valve, he inadvertently increased the flow of gas and caused an explosion.


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    19 Years Ago Today He Parted From

    Wednesday 11th of July 2001

    Musician and painter Herman Hermanus Brood commits suicide by jumping from the roof at the age of 55 in Hilton Hotel, Apollolaan 138, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

    Brood left a note stating "Party on. I'll be seeing you."


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    19 Years Ago Today He Was Ready to Go Home

    Wednesday 11th of July 2001

    Double murderer James Joseph Wilkens is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Wilkens' last words were: "I am ready to go home, please."



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 11th of July 2003

    A thick mist of incense in a temple in Hong Kong, China.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of July 2006

    Double murderer Derrick Sean O’Brien is executed by lethal injection at the age of 31 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 11th of July 2006

    209 die in Western Line suburban train network bomb attack in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

    Seven pressure cooker bombs exploded at or in the near vicinity of the suburban railway stations of Matunga Road, Mahim Junction, Bandra, Khar Road, Jogeshwari, Bhayandar and Borivali. Approximately 714 people were injured. On 14 July terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Qahhar claimed responsibility for the bombings.


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    9 Years Ago Today There Was no Air Conditioning

    Monday 11th of July 2011

    211 die in Bulgaria river cruise ship sinking in Kuybyshev Reservoir, Kamsko-Ustyinsky District, Tatarstan, Russia.

    The likely cause of the sinking was portholes that were opened because of the lack of air conditioning on the vessel, which allowed water to enter Bulgaria when the captain attempted to turn the ship during stormy weather.


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    6 Years Ago Today

    Friday 11th of July 2014

    Musician Tommy Ramone dies of bile duct cancer at the age of 62 in Ridgewood, New York, Queens, New York, United States.



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