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24 events for 21 July:

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    609 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of July 1414

    212th Pope Sixtus IV known for building the Sistine Chapel is born as Francesco della Rovere in Celle Ligure, Liguria, Italy.

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    207 Years Ago Today His Birth Wasn't World News

    Sunday 21st of July 1816

    Journalist, entrepreneur and pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter is born as Israel Beer Josafat in Kassel, Hessen, Germany.

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    192 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of July 1831

    41-year-old 1st King of Belgium Leopold I is inaugurated as first King of the Belgians in Koningsplein, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

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    178 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of July 1845

    Cousin and first wife of Jesse James Zerelda Amanda Mimms is born in Logan, Kentucky, United States.

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    150 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of July 1873

    26-year-old Outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer Jesse Woodson James performs the first train robbery by derailing the Rock Island train in Adair, Iowa, United States.

    James managed to steal approximately $ 3,000.

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    125 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of July 1898

    Writer Ernest Miller Hemingway is born in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.

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    119 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 21st of July 1904

    35-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for fraud in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

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    112 Years Ago Today His Birth Was the Message

    Friday 21st of July 1911

    Philosopher Marshall Herbert McLuhan known for “the medium is the message” is born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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    101 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of July 1922

    Actress Mollie Isobel Mary Sugden known for her role of Mrs. Slocombe in “Are You Being Served?” is born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

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    95 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of July 1928

    58-year-old Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Albert Hamilton Howard Fish aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac is arrested for grand larceny in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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    94 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of July 1929

    25-year-old Maria Maas is attacked by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Pariser Straße, Düsseldorf, Heerdt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Maas fought back and escaped.

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    79 Years Ago Today He Was Lit by the Headlights of a Truck

    Friday 21st of July 1944

    Would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler Claus Philipp Maria Schenk von Stauffenberg is executed by the firing squad at the age of 37 in Bendlerblock, Berlin, Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany.

    Apart from von Stauffenberg, his aide 1st Lieutenant Werner von Haeften, General Friedrich Olbricht and Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim were also executed in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, which was lit by the headlights of a truck.

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    75 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of July 1948

    Painter Arshile Gorky commits suicide by hanging at the age of 44 in Sherman, Connecticut, United States.

    Gorky had undergone a cancer operation and was involved in a car crash in which he broke his neck. His wife left him and several of his works of art were destroyed in a studio fire.

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    52 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of July 1971

    Photographer Lee Elizabeth Miller aka Lady Penrose dies of cancer at the age of 64 in Farley Farm House, Chiddingly, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of July 1972

    Cop killer Misao Katagiri is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in Tokyo Detention House, Tokyo, Katsushika, Kantō, Japan.

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    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 21st of July 1972

    11 Die and over 130 are wounded in 26 simultaneous bomb-attacks by the the Irish Republican Army in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    At least twenty bombs exploded in the space of eighty minutes, most within a half hour period. The event was remembered as 'Bloody Friday'.

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    50 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of July 1973

    Murderer Albert Brust commits suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 44 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

    In Brust's house the police found a wide variety of pornography and torture-devices as well as the walled-in body of 16-year-old Mark Matson.

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    47 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of July 1976

    36-year-old Double murderer Gary Mark Gilmore aka The Executioner’s Song is arrested in Provo, Utah, United States.

    Gilmore's cousin Brenda turned him in to police shortly after he phoned her asking for bandages and painkillers for the injury to his hand. The day before, while disposing of the .22 caliber pistol he used in his murders, Gilmore accidentally shot himself in his right hand.

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    44 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 21st of July 1979

    14-year-old Eddy Edward Hope Smith is killed by serial killer Wayne Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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    37 Years Ago Today

    Monday 21st of July 1986

    74-year-old William Downs is sexually assaulted and strangled by serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler in Overton Road Estate, London, Stockwell, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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    27 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 21st of July 1996

    33-year-old Martine Bohn is abducted by unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.

    Bohn's breastless torso was found a couple of days later in the river La Hayne, her legs and arms in March 1997.

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    24 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of July 1999

    Mass murderer Zhao Lianrong is executed by a shot in the back of the head at the age of 36 in Beijing, Hebei, China.

  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 21st of July 2003

    Two men waiting for a burst of tropical rain to stop in Empire Hotel, Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.

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    19 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 21st of July 2004

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 103rd concert in Freaks end Future, Prinsstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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