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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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30 events for 28 July:

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    687 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of July 1332

    13-year-old King of France Jean le Bon marries 17-year-old Bonne of Luxemburg in the presence of six thousand guests in Collégiale Notre-Dame de Melun, Melun, Seine-et-Marne, France.


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    479 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of July 1540

    49-year-old King of England Henry VIII of England marries 17-year-old Catherine Howard aka The Rose without a Thorn in Oatlands Palace, Walton on Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom.

    Henry divorced his previous wife Anne of Cleves less than 20 days earlier.


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    479 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of July 1540

    1st Earl of Essex Thomas Cromwell is executed by beheading at the age of 55 in Tower of London, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    After the execution Cromwell's head was boiled and placed on a spike of London Bridge.


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    364 Years Ago Today He Lost a Duel with a Wooden Beam

    Wednesday 28th of July 1655

    Writer and duelist Cyrano de Bergerac dies of unknown causes at the age of 36 in Sannois, Île-de-France, France.

    It is inconclusive as to whether or not de Bergerac's death was a result of the injury from a falling wooden beam in 1654 while entering the house of his patron or an unspecified disease. There is also strong evidence to support the theory that his death was a result of a botched assassination attempt


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    278 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of July 1741

    Composer Antonio Lucio Vivaldi dies of an internal infection at the age of 63 in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    269 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of July 1750

    Composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies of fever at the age of 65 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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    225 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of July 1794

    Leader of the French Revolution Maximilien François Marie Isidore Robespierre is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 36 in Place de la Révolution, Paris, VIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    154 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of July 1865

    Doctor and murderer Edward William Pritchard is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Saltmarket, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    Thousands came to witness the public execution of Dr. Pritchard.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of July 1887

    Dada artist Marcel Henri Robert Duchamp aka Rrose Sélavy is born in Blainville Crevon Village, Blainville-Crevon, Haute-Normendie, France.


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    117 Years Ago Today He Was a Popup Philosopher

    Monday 28th of July 1902

    Philosopher Karl Raimund Popper is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    112 Years Ago Today He Had a Party Plan

    Sunday 28th of July 1907

    Inventor Earl Silas Tupper known for the Tupperware plastic food container is born in Berlin, New Hampshire, United States.


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    110 Years Ago Today He Came From Under a Volcano

    Wednesday 28th of July 1909

    Poet and writer Malcolm Clarence Lowry known for his novel Under the Volcano is born in New Brighton, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of July 1909

    Women's magazine publisher Aenne Burda is born as Anna Magdalene Lemminger in Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of July 1911

    Murderer Alejandro Gallego is executed by hanging at the age of 35 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of July 1927

    Presumed multiple murderer Lawrence Bernard Singleton is born in Tampa, Florida, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of July 1929

    First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Lee Bouvier aka Jackie Kennedy is born in Southampton Hospital, 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, New York, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today She Fell 75 Stories

    Saturday 28th of July 1945

    Lieutenant-colonel and pilot William Franklin Smith known for flying an airplane into the Empire State Building crashes the Old John Feather Merchant US B-25 Mitchell bomber into 78th and 80th floors at the age of 27 in Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

    Fourteen people were killed: Smith, Staff Sergeant Christopher Domitrovich and Navy Aviation Machinist's Mate Albert Perna and eleven people in the building. Elevator operator Betty Lou Oliver was injured when the cables supporting her elevator sheared and the elevator fell 75 stories, ending up in the basement. Oliver survived the fall and rescuers found her amongst the rubble. This still stands as the Guinness World Record for the longest survived elevator fall.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of July 1948

    200 die in IG Farben Works explosion in Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of July 1967

    27-year-old Serial killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder is sentenced to life imprisonment in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of July 1972

    Murderer Aaron Christopher Foust aka Ace is born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of July 1974

    14-year-old Joey Kallinger is drowned by serial killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Joseph and his other son Michael were supposedly going to take some pictures of Joey, chained to a ladder in a flooded basement.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of July 1975

    48-year-old Serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire is sentenced to death for the murders of 14 women and attempted murder of six more in Katowice, Województwo Katowice, Poland.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of July 1976

    Child killer Christian Ranucci aka Le Pull-Over Rouge is executed by the Guillotine by André Olbrecht at the age of 22 in Baumettes Prison, 239 Chemin de Morgiou, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of July 1986

    23-year-old Serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler is arrested in Keyworth Street Hostel, London, Southwark, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of July 1998

    35-year-old Cecilia Marie Goetz is strangled and stabbed to death by serial killer Richard Arinaitwe in Room 321 Hotel Equatorial, Kampala, Kampala, Uganda.


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    14 Years Ago Today It Was a Good Day to Die

    Thursday 28th of July 2005

    Rapist and murderer David Aaron Martinez is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Martinez' last words were "Only the sky and green grass goes on forever, and today is a good day to die."



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 28th of July 2006

    The grave of Christa 'Nico' Päffgen on the 'Selbstmörderfriedhof' in Friedhof Grunewald-Forst, Jagen 135, Berlin, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of July 2010

    152 die in Airblue Airbus A321-231 Flight 202 crash in Margalla Hills, Islamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of July 2010

    Mass murderer Kazuo Shinozawa is executed by hanging at the age of 59 in Tokyo Detention House, Tokyo, Katsushika, Kantō, Japan.

    Shinozawa burned six women to death in a jewellery shop robbery in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Province in 2000.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of July 2010

    Double murderer Hidenori Ogata is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Tokyo Detention House, Tokyo, Katsushika, Kantō, Japan.



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