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39th year  -  N° 151                 Thursday, 30 May 2024         Antwerpen		
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38 events for 14 July:

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    235 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of July 1789

    The storming of the Bastille to release 7 prisoners marks the beginning of the French Revolution in Prison de la Bastille, Paris, IVe, Île-de-France, France.

    Ten days earlier the Marquis de Sade had been transferred from the Bastille to an asylum in Charenton.


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    207 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1817

    Writer Germaine Anne Louise de Staël aka Madame de Staël dies of paralysis at the age of 51 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    162 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1862

    Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt known from the Wiener Secession is born in Baumgarten, Wien, Austria.


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    156 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of July 1868

    Writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, spy and archaeologist Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell aka The Uncrowned Queen of Iraq is born in Washington Hall, Washington, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.


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    149 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of July 1875

    Entertainer, priest and womanizer Harold Francis Davidson aka The Prostitutes’ Padre is born in Sholing, Hampshire, United Kingdom.


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    145 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1879

    Inventor and murderer Jean-Pierre Vaquier is born in Niort-de-Sault, Aude, France.


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    143 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of July 1881

    Outlaw, gunfighter and folk icon Billy the Kid aka William H. Bonney aka Kid Antrim is shot dead by Sheriff Pat Garret at the age of 22 in Fort Summer, New Mexico, United States.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of July 1903

    Womanizer and murderer Samuel Herbert Dougal aka The Moat Farm Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 57 in Chelmsford Prison, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of July 1912

    Singer-songwriter Woody Woodrow Wilson Guthrie is born in Dewey Property, 6th Street, Okemah, Oklahoma, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1913

    38th President of the United States Gerald Rudolph Ford is born as Leslie Lynch King Jr. in 3202 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of July 1914

    Black James Bailey is lynched for stealing three mules in Lake Cormorant, Missouri, United States.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of July 1918

    Film director Ingmar Ernst Bergman is born in Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1919

    Actor Lino Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura is born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1924

    8-year-old Francis X. McDonnell is abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac in New York, Staten Island, New York, United States.

    McDonnell's body was found by three Scouts hanging from a tree with extensive lacerations to his legs and abdomen and his left hamstring had almost entirely been stripped of its flesh.


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    98 Years Ago Today He Came from Paris, Texas

    Wednesday 14th of July 1926

    Actor Harry Dean Stanton is born in West Irvine, Kentucky, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of July 1948

    Metallurgist Harry Brearley known for inventing stainless steel dies of unknown causes at the age of 77 in Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of July 1950

    Revolutionary thief Mario Roymans aka Tijl van Limburg is born in Nerem, Limburg, Belgium.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1958

    Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown William Kindred aka Billy Shotgun is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1958

    Rapist and murderer Frederick Ducharme is executed by hanging at the age of 43 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1958

    Last King of Iraq Faisal II is executed by a firing squad led by Captain Abdul Sattar Sabaa Al-Ibousi at the age of 23 in Rihab Palace, Baġdād, Muḥāfaẓät Baġdād, Iraq.

    Also machine-gunned were Crown Prince 'Abd al-Ilah, his wife Crown Princess Hiyam, his mother Princess Nafeesa, Faisal's aunt Princess Abadiya and several servants.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of July 1960

    83-year-old Presumed murderer Gaston Dominici known from L’Affaire Dominici is released from prison in Baumettes Prison, 239 Chemin de Morgiou, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of July 1960

    255 die in mental hospital fire in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

    Another 300 of the 1600 patients were injured.


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    60 Years Ago Today Paint Spots Were Found on Her Body

    Tuesday 14th of July 1964

    30-year-old Mary Flemming aka Mary Turner is choked to death by unidentified serial killer Jack the Stripper in Chiswick, West London, United Kingdom.


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    58 Years Ago Today He Came to Raise Hell

    Thursday 14th of July 1966

    21-year-old Gloria Davy, 20-year-old Pamela Wilkening, 20-year-old Mary Ann Jordan, 21-year-old Suzanne Farris, 24-year-old Nina Schmale, 23-year-old Valentina Pasion, 22-year-old Marlita Gargullo and 20-year-old Patricia Matusek are raped and killed by 25-year-old Mass murderer Richard Benjamin Speck aka Born to Raise Hell in 2319 East 100th Street, Chicago, Jeffery Manor, United States.

    23-year-old Corazon Amurao hid under a bed and escaped the massacre, she identified Speck due to the 'Born to Raise Hell' tattoo on his forearm. Photographs of the eight nurses were the basis of 'Eight Student Nurses', a 1966 painting series by Gerhard Richter.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of July 1974

    23-year-old Janice Anne Ott is abducted and bludgeoned to death by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Lake Sammamish State Park, Washington, United States.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of July 1974

    19-year-old Denise Marie Naslund is abducted and strangled by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Lake Sammamish State Park, Washington, United States.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Monday 14th of July 1975

    41-year-old Mass murderer James Urban Ruppert is sentenced to 11 life sentences for the murders of 11 members of his family in Hamilton, Ohio, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of July 1976

    Standartenführer der Waffen-SS Joachim Peiper aka Jochen is shot dead and his house burned down by a resistant group known as ‘Les Vengeurs’            at the age of 61 in Traves, Haute-Saône, France.


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    43 Years Ago Today The Baby Wasn't Breathing

    Tuesday 14th of July 1981

    8-month old Jennifer Daniels is smothered by serial killer Christine Falling aka The Babysitter Killer in Perry, Florida, United States.

    Falling was a passenger in a car driven by her 19-year-old stepsister Betty Jean Daniels. The two women had taken the baby for routine vaccinations. On the way home Daniels left them alone to pick up some groceries. When she returned to the car Falling announced "The baby ain’t breathing."


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of July 1983

    13-year-old Graeme Cunningham is abducted and killed by child molester and serial killer Arthur Gary Bishop aka The Mormon Murderer in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 14th of July 1988

    16-year-old Yevgeny Muratov is stabbed to death and his tongue bitten off by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Shakhty, Rostov Oblast, Russia.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 14th of July 1989

    Murderer Horace Dunkins is executed by Yellow Mama in Holman Correctional Facility, Ross Road, Atmore, Alabama, United States.

    The first blow just rendered Dunkins unconscious, the second one was administered only 9 minutes later due to a lack of power. Dunkins was pronounced dead 19 minutes after the first jolt.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 14th of July 1991

    32-year-old Barbara Jacobs is found strangled by serial killer Joel Rifkin aka The Long Island Ripper in Pier 45, West 10th Street, New York, New York, United States.



  • 23 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 14th of July 2001

    The inside of a hot air balloon in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 14th of July 2012

    A signpost in De Haan, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.



  • 9 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 14th of July 2015

    A pair of owls staring into my room in Vico I Convento 13, Ficarra, Sicilia, Italy.


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    4 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 14th of July 2020

    Triple murderer Daniel Lewis Lee is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States.

    Lee was a member of the white supremacist organization Aryan Peoples' Republic or the Aryan Peoples' Resistance.


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    3 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 14th of July 2021

    Artist Christian Boltanski dies of cancer at the age of 77 in Hôpital Cochin, Paris, XIVe, Île-de-France, France.



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