39th year  -  N° 57                 Monday, 26 February 2024         Antwerpen		
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26 events for 27 July:

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    256 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of July 1768

    Assassin Charlotte Corday aka l'Ange de l'Assassinat known for the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat in his bath is born in Écorches, Saint-Saturnin-des-Ligneries, Basse-Normandie, France.

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    204 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of July 1820

    Murderer Stephen Sullivan aka The Colleen Bawn Murderer is executed by hanging in Limerick, Munster, Ireland.

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    121 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of July 1903

    Black murderess Jennie Steers is lynched for supposedly giving 16 year-old white teenager Elizabeth Dolan a glass of poisoned lemonade in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States.

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    117 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of July 1907

    Actor Ross Alexander is born as Alexander Ross Smith in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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    110 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of July 1914

    Victim of Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder Elfriede Franke is born in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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    107 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of July 1917

    Actor André Bourvil is born as André Robert Raimbourg in Prétot-Vicquemare, Haute-Normendie, France.

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    104 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of July 1920

    Murderer Arthur Andrew Clement Goslett is executed by hanging by John Ellis at the age of 44 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Goslett battered to death and drowned his 43-year-old wife Evelyn at Weston Avenue, Golder's Green, London on 1 May.

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    95 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of July 1929

    Sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard is born in Reims, Marne, France.

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    84 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of July 1940

    Gertrud Nieswandt is stabbed in the neck and thigh by serial killer Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder in Berlin, Rummelsburg, Berlin, Germany.

    Nieswandt survived.

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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of July 1946

    Writer Gertrude Stein dies of stomach cancer at the age of 72 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

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    69 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of July 1955

    58 die in El Al Flight 402 Lockheed L-149 Constellation crash in Petrich, Oblast Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

    The plane strayed into Bulgarian airspace and was shot down by two Bulgarian MiG-15 jet fighters.

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    68 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of July 1956

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Birgit Elisabeth Hogefeld is born in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.

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    55 Years Ago Today He Was Uncooperative

    Sunday 27th of July 1969

    35-year-old Gary Allen Hinman is stabbed to death by criminal hippy gang the Manson Family in 964 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, California, United States.

    Family members Bobby Beausoleil, Mary Brunner and Susan Atkins to Hinman's home to convince him to join the Family and turn over the assets Manson thought Hinman had inherited. The three held the uncooperative Hinman hostage for two days, during which time Manson arrived with a sword and slashed his ear. After that Beausoleil stabbed Hinman to death. Before leaving the Topanga Canyon residence Beausoleil or one of the women used Hinman's blood to write "Political piggy" on the wall and to draw a panther paw, a Black Panther symbol.

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    54 Years Ago Today He Ruled in Privacy

    Monday 27th of July 1970

    Dictator and Prime Minister of Portugal António de Oliveira Salazar dies of kidney failure at the age of 81 in Lisboa, Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, Portugal.

    In 1968 Salazar suffered a brain hemorrhage and lapsed into a coma. Most sources maintain that it occurred when he fell from a chair in his summer house. In February 2009 though there were anonymous witnesses who admitted after some investigation into Salazar's best-kept secrets that he had fallen in a bath instead of from a chair. As he was expected to die shortly after his fall, President Américo Tomás replaced him with Marcello Caetano. Despite the injury Salazar lived for a further two years. When he unexpectedly recovered lucidity his intimates did not tell him he had been removed from power, instead allowing him to 'rule' in privacy until his death.

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    53 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of July 1971

    Triple murderer Shannon Charles Thomas is born in Houston, Texas, United States.

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    44 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of July 1980

    Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi dies of chronic lymphocytic leukemia at the age of 61 in Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.

    Pahlavi kept a bag of Iranian soil under his death bed.

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    44 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of July 1980

    Race car driver and TV personality Jessi Jessica M. Combs aka the fastest woman on four wheels is born in Rockerville, South Dakota, United States.

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    40 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of July 1984

    46-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 80. Aktion - 3-tage-spiel in Schloss Prinzendorf, Schloss Straße 1, Prinzendorf an der Zaya, Niederösterreich, Austria.

    Nitsch80. Aktion - 3-tage-spiel lasted 72 hours.

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    40 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of July 1984

    Actor James Neville Mason dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland.

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    36 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of July 1988

    32-year-old Serial killer groupie Veronica Ver Lyn Compton escapes by using bolt cutters to cut through the fences of the medium-security facility in Washington Corrections Center for Women, 9601 Bujacich Rd., Gig Harbor, Washington, United States.

    Compton was recaptured in a suburb of Tucson, Arizona nine days later.

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    22 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of July 2002

    77 die in Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 crash and explosion in Sknyliv airfield, Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine.

    More than 10.000 spectators attended the air show staged to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Ukrainian Air Force's 14th Air Corps. The Su-27 aircraft entered a rolling maneuver with a downward trajectory at low altitude. It rolled upright once more and was still descending rapidly when the left wing dropped shortly before it hit the ground. 543 people were injured, 100 of whom were hospitalised. Both pilots survived with minor injuries.

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    21 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of July 2003

    Comedian, actor, singer and dancer Bob Hope dies of natural causes at the age of 100 in Toluca Lake, California, United States.

  • 21 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 27th of July 2003

    A Malay man making his pick on a well stocked stall of spicy peppers in Chow Kit Market, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.

  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 27th of July 2006

    51˚ on AMVK's balcony in Helmstedter Straße 27, Berlin, Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany.

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    17 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of July 2007

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 128th concert as The Parts in Sasmeesterswoning, Oosterweelsteenweg 3, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

  • 5 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 27th of July 2019

    Two holding cells in Ramatuelle, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

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