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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?




27 events for 17 July:

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    226 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of July 1793

    Assassin Charlotte Corday aka l'Ange de l'Assassinat known for the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat in his bath is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 25 in Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of July 1889

    Lawyer and writer Erle Stanley Gardner known for creating Perry Mason is born in Malden, Massachusetts, United States.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of July 1899

    Actor James Francis Cagney is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of July 1901

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Friedel Rothe is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of July 1935

    Actor Donald McNichol Sutherland is born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of July 1942

    Greta Kneller is presumably murdered by doctor and serial killer Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer in 21 Rue Le Sueur, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of July 1944

    320 die in Liberty ship SS E. A. Bryan explosion in Port Chicago Naval Magazine, Port Chicago, California, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of July 1945

    Victim of Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer Eileen Marie Fisher Hunley is born in Hutchinson Reno County, Kansas, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today He Was Aphrodite's Child

    Wednesday 17th of July 1946

    Singer-songwriter Demis Roussos is born as Artemios Ventouris-Roussos in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of July 1954

    Presumed murderess Marguerite Jeanne 'Meg' Japy Steinheil aka Lady Abinger aka Mme de Serignac known for her many love affairs with important men dies of natural causes at the age of 85 in Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 17th of July 1955

    54-year-old Film director and animator Walt Walter Elias Disney opens his first attraction park in Disneyland, Anaheim, California, United States.

    It is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of July 1958

    Film director Kar-wai Wong is born in Shanghai, China.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of July 1959

    Singer-songwriter Billie Holiday aka Lady Day dies of pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44 in Metropolitan Hospital, New York, Harlem, New York, United States.

    On 31 May Holiday was taken to hospital with liver and heart disease. She was arrested for drug possession as she lay dying and her hospital room was raided. Holiday stayed under police guard until she died.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of July 1968

    Serial killer Yang Xinhai aka The Monster Killer is born in Zhengyang County, Henan, China.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of July 1971

    46-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey is arrested in Saint Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of July 1975

    40-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Paul Honka aka Der Frauen-Schlächter von St. Pauli is arrested in Zeißstrasse 74, Hamburg, Ottensen, Hamburg, Germany.

    After a fire in the apartment below Honka's attic flat the police found bodyparts of four women.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 17th of July 1977

    The villa of 78-year-old War criminal and art collector Pieter Nicolaas Menten is burned to the ground by persons unknown in Vliegweg, Blaricum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of July 1981

    114 die in Hyatt Regency walkway collapse in Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of July 1982

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 17th concert in an exhibition by Janos Veto in Szentendre, Pest, Hungary.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of July 1996

    Nazi collaborator Paul Touvier dies of prostate cancer at the age of 81 in Prison de Fresnes, Fresnes, Val-de-Marne, France.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of July 1996

    230 die in TWA Flight 800 Boeing 747-100 explosion in Moriches Inlet, East Moriches, New York, United States.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of July 2003

    After spending 38 years behind bars 63-year-old Serial killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder appeals for a release from prison in Regensburg, Bayern, Germany.

    Gosmann's appeal was denied.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 17th of July 2003

    10 Minutes Before the Worm in Butterfly Park, Jalan Cendarasari, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


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    13 Years Ago Today He Was Deadly Kissed

    Monday 17th of July 2006

    Writer Mickey Frank Morrison Spillane known for his signature detective character Mike Hammer dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 88 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of July 2007

    199 die in TAM Airlines Flight 3054 Airbus A320-233 runway crash in São Paulo, Região Sudeste, Brazil || Congonhas-São Paulo Airport, São Paulo, Região Sudeste, Brazil.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of July 2009

    CBS anchorman Walter Leland Cronkite aka The Most Trusted Man in America dies of cerebrovascular disease at the age of 93 in New York City, New York, United States.



  • 10 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 17th of July 2009

    An Easter Bunny lost in time in Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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