38th year  -  N° 277                 Wednesday, 4 October 2023         Antwerpen		
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34 events for 18 July:

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    1959 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of July 0064

    Eruption of the Great Fire in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    The Great Fire caused widespread devastation, before being brought under control after six days.

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    413 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of July 1610

    Artist Michelangelo Amerighi Caravaggio dies of fever at the age of 39 in Porto Ercole, Toscana, Italy.

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    206 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of July 1817

    Writer Jane Austen dies of Brill–Zinsser disease at the age of 42 in 8 College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

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    152 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of July 1871

    Artist Giacomo Balla is born in Torino, Piedmontese, Italy.

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    134 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of July 1889

    KZ-Kommandant in Dachau Eduard Wilhelm Weiter is born in Eschwege, Hessen, Germany.

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    132 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of July 1891

    Child trafficker Georgia Beulah George Tann is born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States.

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    123 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of July 1900

    Gangster George Kelly aka Machine Gun Kelly is born as George Francis Barnes in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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    115 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of July 1908

    Actress Lupe Vélez aka The Mexican Spitfire is born as María Guadalupe Villalobos in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

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    114 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of July 1909

    Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko is born in Staryya Gramyki, Mogilevskaya Gubernya, Russia.

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    102 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of July 1921

    United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer and astronaut John Herschel Glenn is born in Cambridge, Ohio, United States.

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    101 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of July 1922

    12-year-old Henry McMahon is beaten to death with a rock by serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder in Salem, Massachusetts, United States.

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    98 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of July 1925

    The first part of 'Mein Kampf' by 36-year-old Führer and Reichskanzler of Germany Adolf Hitler is published by Eher Verlag in München, Bayern, Germany.

    Hitler's title original title for the book was Viereinhalb Jahre (des Kampfes) gegen Lüge, Dummheit und Feigheit.

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    94 Years Ago Today He Wanted to Be an Opera Screamer

    Thursday 18th of July 1929

    Musician Jalacy Hawkins aka Screamin' Jay Hawkins is born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

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    89 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of July 1934

    Actress Darlene Conley aka Sally Spectra is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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    88 Years Ago Today Il Était Ben

    Thursday 18th of July 1935

    Fluxus artist Ben Vautier aka Ben is born in Napoli, Campania, Italy.

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    86 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of July 1937

    Journalist and writer Hunter Stockton Thompson known for inventing Gonzo journalism is born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

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    82 Years Ago Today She Had Everywhere to Run

    Friday 18th of July 1941

    Singer Martha Rose Reeves known from Martha and the Vandellas is born in Eufala, Alabama, United States.

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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of July 1947

    53-year-old Nazi leader and Stellvertreter des Führers Rudolf Walter Richard Hess is transported with six other Nazi leaders by aircraft to the Allied military prison in Kriegsverbrechergefängnis, Berlin, Spandau, Berlin, Germany.

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    72 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of July 1951

    Murderer Harold Thomas Lantz is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 28 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

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    69 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of July 1954

    Gangster George Kelly aka Machine Gun Kelly dies of a heart attack at the age of 54 in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

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    63 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of July 1960

    Murderer Anthony Ray Westley is born in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States.

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    54 Years Ago Today She Did Not

    Friday 18th of July 1969

    Political campaign specialist for Robert F. Kennedy Mary Jo Kopechne dies in a submerged 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 driven off a narrow unlit bridge without guardrails by Ted Kennedy. at the age of 29 in Poucha Pond, Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States.

    Kennedy extricated himself from the vehicle and survived but Kopechne did not. Kennedy failed to report the incident to the authorities until the car and Kopechne's body were discovered the next morning. A week after the incident Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident after causing injury and received a two-month suspended sentence.

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    42 Years Ago Today He Went Back to the Belly of the Beast

    Saturday 18th of July 1981

    22-year-old Richard Adan is stabbed to death by murderer and literary talent Jack Henry Abbott in Binibon café, 79 Second Avenue, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

    Abbott was released on parole in June 1981 despite the misgivings of prison officials. Abbott was given a sentence of three to 23 years for stabbing another inmate in a Utah prison. In 1971 his sentence was increased by 19 years after he escaped and committed a bank robbery in Colorado. Norman Mailer supported Abbott's attempts to gain parole after he helped him publishing a collection of prison letters.

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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of July 1983

    18-year-old Marion Gerecht is raped and strangled by serial killer Egidius Schiffer aka Der Würger von Aachen in Alsdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

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    39 Years Ago Today Society Had Their Chance

    Wednesday 18th of July 1984

    Mass murderer James Oliver Huberty aka Hunting Humans is fatally shot by a SWAT team sniper at the age of 42 in San Ysidro McDonald's, San Ysidro Boulevard, San Diego, California, United States.

    Huberty shot and killed 21 people and injured 19 others in and outside the restaurant in a 78min shooting spree with a 9mm Browning semi-automatic pistol, a 9mm Uzi and a Winchester 12 gauge pump-action shotgun. Huberty also carried a cloth bag filled with hundreds of rounds of ammunition for each weapon. Within two days of the mass shooting the San Ysidro Boulevard restaurant had been refurbished and renovated, and was again open for business in the hope that—as one employee commented—the restaurant would become "just another McDonald's." The newly renovated restaurant was razed on July 28.

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    35 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of July 1988

    Nico aka Das Einsame Mädchen dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 50 in Hospital Can Misses, Carretera de la Corona 32, Ibiza Town, Islas Baleares, Spain.

    Nico had a heart attack while riding a bicycle and hit her head as she fell. A passing taxi driver found her unconscious and took her to the hospital.

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    34 Years Ago Today He Decided She Should be Punished

    Tuesday 18th of July 1989

    Model and actress Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer is shot dead by 19-year-old stalker Robert John Bardo at the age of 22 in 120 N. Sweetzer Ave #4, West Hollywood, California, United States.

    In 1989, after watching Schaeffer in the black comedy 'Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills', in which she appeared in bed with a male actor, Bardo out of apparent jealousy became enraged by the scene and decided that Schaeffer should be punished for becoming "another Hollywood whore".

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    33 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of July 1990

    Murderer Mikel James Derrick is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

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    33 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of July 1990

    Psychiatrist Karl Augustus Menninger dies of abdominal cancer at the age of 97 in Topeka, Kansas, United States.

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    29 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of July 1994

    86 die in suicide car bomb attack in Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, Buenos Aires, Gran Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    21-year-old Hezbollah suicide bomber Ibrahim Hussein Berro drove a Renault Trafic van bomb loaded with about 275 kilograms of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and fuel oil explosive mixture.

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    27 Years Ago Today Evil Did not Prevail

    Thursday 18th of July 1996

    Cop killer Tommie J. Smith aka Ziyon Yisrayah is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Indiana State Prison, 1 Park Row, Michigan City, Indiana, United States.

    The executioner could not find a vein in Smith's arm and had to insert an angio-catheter into his heart, a procedure that took 35 minutes. According to authorities, Smith remained conscious during that procedure. Smith's last words were: "Let evil prevail where a good man does nothing."

  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 18th of July 2011

    Painting the wall of a new laser shack in the modelbuilding lab in Mekano, Mutsaardstraat 31, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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    11 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of July 2012

    97-year-old Alleged Nazi war criminal László Csatáry is taken into custody for questioning in Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.

    Csatáry's address was exposed by reporters from The Sun.

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    1 Years Ago Today He Went All Soft

    Monday 18th of July 2022

    Pop artist Claes Oldenburg dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

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