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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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20 events for 13 July:

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    2119 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of July 0100bc

    Dictator of the Roman Empire Julius Gaius Caesar is born in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    1080 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of July 0939

    126th Pope Leo VII dies of unknown causes in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    770 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of July 1249

    8-year-old King of Scots Alexander III aka Alaxandair mac Alaxandair is crowned as King of the Scots in Scone Abbey, Scone, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    492 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of July 1527

    Mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and occult philosopher John Dee is born in Tower Ward, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    429 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of July 1590

    239th Pope Clemens X is born as Emilio Bonaventura Altieri in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    226 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of July 1793

    Activist during the French Revolution Jean-Paul Marat is stabbed to death in his bath by 24-year-old Charlotte Corday at the age of 50 in Rue de Cordeliers 20, Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Marat spent most of the time of his last three years in his bath due to dermatitis herpetiformes.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 13th of July 1912

    37-year-old Beatrice Constance Annie Mundy aka Bessie is drowned by serial killer George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer in 80 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, United Kingdom.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of July 1920

    27-year-old Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See is sentenced to seven death penalties, one life sentence, ten years hard labour and several other sentences in Schwurgerichtskammer des Landgerichts III, Tegeler Weg 17-21, Berlin, Moabit, Berlin, Germany.

    Schumann was found guilty of 34 crimes; murders, attempted murders and robberies.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of July 1934

    Murderer George J. Shaughnessy is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 19 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of July 1936

    Start of the trial against 28-year-old Serial killer and leader of the so called 'Salaligan' Sigvard Thurneman aka The Doctor and his gang members Eric Hedström, Roland Abrahamsson, Herbert Jansson and Åke Lindberg in Västerås, Västmanlands Län, .


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 13th of July 1944

    Inventor and architect Ernő Rubik known for the mechanical puzzle Rubik’s Cube is born in Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Friday 13th of July 1951

    Composer Arnold Schönberg dies of heart failure at the age of 77 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Schönberg had spent the whole day in bed suffering from triskaidekaphobia. On his seventy-sixth birthday, his friend, mentor and fellow composer Oskar Adler wrote Schönberg a note warning him that the year was a critical one: 7 + 6 = 13. This stunned and depressed the composer, for up to that point he had only been wary of multiples of 13 and never considered adding the digits of his age.


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    65 Years Ago Today She Hoped Never to Return

    Tuesday 13th of July 1954

    Painter Frida Kahlo dies of pulmonary embolism at the age of 47 in La Casa Azul, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico.

    Kahlo attempted to commit suicide a couple of times but no official autopsy was done. The last words in her diary were "I hope the leaving is joyful and I hope never to return".


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 13th of July 1955

    Murderess Ruth Ellis is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 29 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Ellis was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom, after being convicted of the murder of her 25-year-old lover David Blakely on 10 April 1955.


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    52 Years Ago Today He Went On Until Off

    Thursday 13th of July 1967

    Cyclist Tom Thomas Simpson drops dead due to the lethal combination of Tonedron amphetamines, alcohol, exhaustion and heat in the 13th stage of the Tour de France cyclist rally at the age of 30 in Mont Ventoux, Vaucluse, France.

    Simpson's last words as remembered by team mechanic Harry Hall were "On, on, on."


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of July 1981

    Irish republican hunger striker Martin Edward Hurson dies of dehydration after 46 days of hungerstriking at the age of 25 in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    Hurson, replacing Brendan McLaughlin who withdrew following a perforated stomach ulcer, was the sixth to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.


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    33 Years Ago Today He Was that He Was

    Sunday 13th of July 1986

    Artist, writer and sound poet Brion John Clifford Gysin aka The Father of Cut-up dies of lung cancer at the age of 70 in 135 rue Saint-Martin, Paris, IVe, Île-de-France, France.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Monday 13th of July 1987

    Lashkar-e-Taiba Islamist terrorist Ajmal Mohammed Amir Kasab is born in Faridkot, Punjab, Pakistan.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 13th of July 1999

    40-year-old Serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz aka The Railroad Killer turns himself in to Immigration and Naturalization Services officials in El Paso, Texas, United States.

    Reséndiz was being hunted down by the FBI for over a month.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 13th of July 2003

    A superb portion of beef flank in a specialty restaurant in Hong Kong, China.



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