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34th year  -  N° 348                 Saturday, 14 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Waiting for the Man




20 events for 24 July:

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    284 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 24th of July 1735

    Murderess Patience Boston is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Falmouth, Maine, United States.


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    217 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of July 1802

    Writer Alexandre Dumas known for Les Trois Mousquetaires is born as Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie in Villers-Cotterêts, Picardie, France.


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    192 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of July 1827

    Friedrich Kleine is poisoned with arsenic by serial poisoner Gesche Gottfried aka Der Engel von Bremen in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    157 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of July 1862

    8th President of the United States Martin Van Buren dies of bronchial asthma and heart failure at the age of 80 in Lindenwald, Kinderhook, New York, United States.


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    155 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 24th of July 1864

    Playwright Frank Benjamin Franklin Wedekind is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of July 1883

    Swimmer Matthew Webb known for swimming the Channel dies in a dangerous swim through in the Niagara River at the age of 35 in Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls, New York, United States.

    Accounts of the time indicate that in all likelihood Webb successfully survived the first part of the swim but died in the section of the river located near the entrance to the whirlpool.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of July 1897

    Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart is born in Atchison, Kansas, United States.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of July 1909

    Serial killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer is born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of July 1915

    844 die in SS Eastland capsizing in Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Passengers began boarding Eastland at about 6:30 am and by 7:10 am the ship had reached its capacity of 2.572 passengers. The ship was packed with many passengers standing on the open upper decks and began to list slightly to the port side. The crew attempted to stabilize the ship by admitting water to its ballast tanks to little avail. Sometime during the next 15 minutes a number of passengers rushed to the port side and at 7:28 am Eastland lurched sharply to port and then rolled completely onto its port side, coming to rest on the river bottom.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of July 1941

    29-year-old Serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder is sentenced to death in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Monday 24th of July 1944

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Jan-Carl Raspe is born in Seefeld, Tirol, Austria.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of July 1958

    25-year-old Ruth Rita Mercado aka Angela Rojas is abducted, raped and garotted by serial killer Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, United States.

    Mercado's body was found on 31 October.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of July 1980

    Actor Peter Richard Henry Sellers known for his role as The Pink Panther dies of a heart attack at the age of 55 in Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London, Fitzrovia, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of July 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Untitled Series - 2' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    I was laying on the floor in an empty room and let and icecube melt on my naked chest.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of July 1991

    Murderer Albert Clozza is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Virginia State Penitentiary, Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 24th of July 1991

    Writer Isaac Bashevis Singer dies of a stroke at the age of 89 in Surfside, Florida, United States.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 24th of July 2003

    Multiple murderer Allen Wayne Janecka is executed by lethal injection at the age of 54 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 24th of July 2003

    Originally built for its researchers and scientists to study above-ground flora and fauna more effectively, the Canopy Walkway is opened to public whereby visitors will literally feel like they are hovering above the forest grounds, taking in views and landscapes that is unbeknown to the eye at ground level. The idea of walking at ‘tree level’ may be disorienting to some at first but it is certainly a spectacle that should not be missed out on in Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Kepong, Selangor, Malaysia.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 24th of July 2007

    Psychologist Albert Ellis known for founding cognitive-behavioral therapies dies of natural causes at the age of 94 in Albert Ellis Institute, 145 E 32nd St, New York, New York, United States.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 24th of July 2010

    Entrepreneur Theodor Paul 'Theo' Albrecht known for co-founding Aldi supermarket dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 88 in Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus, Alfried-Krupp-Straße 21, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.



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