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34th year  -  N° 341                 Saturday, 7 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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34 events for 29 July:

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    920 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of July 1099

    159th Pope Urbanus II known for initiating the First Crusade dies of unknown causes at the age of 57 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    375 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of July 1644

    235th Pope Urbanus VIII dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    163 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of July 1856

    Romantic composer Robert Schumann dies of a result of syphilis at the age of 46 in Dr. Franz Richarz Sanatorium, Bonn, Endenich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    According to studies by the musicologist and literary scholar Eric Sams, Schumann's symptoms during his terminal illness and death appear consistent with those of mercury poisoning, mercury at this time being a common treatment for syphilis and other conditions.


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    140 Years Ago Today She Was Given the First Long Drop

    Tuesday 29th of July 1879

    Murderess Kate Webster aka The Barnes Mystery Murderess is executed by hanging by William Marwood at the age of 30 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    For Webster's execution hangman William Marwood used his newly developed 'long drop' technique to cause instantaneous death.


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of July 1883

    Leader of the Italian National Fascist Party Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini aka Il Duce is born in Via Varano Costa Nuova, Dovia di Predappio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    129 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of July 1890

    Impressionist painter Vincent Willem van Gogh dies of injuries suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot in the stomach two days earlier at the age of 37 in Auberge Ravoux, Auvers-sur-Oise, Île-de-France, France.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of July 1899

    Murderess Mary Frances Creighton aka The Long Island Borgia is born in Rahway, New Jersey, United States.


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    119 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of July 1900

    King of Italy Umberto I is shot four times by the Italian-American anarchist Gaetano Bresci at the age of 56 in Monza, Lombardia, Italy.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of July 1902

    Murderer George D. Middleton is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 55 in Dannemora Prison, Dannemora, New York, United States.

    State Electrician Davis switched on a 7½ ampere current of 1800 volts for 7 seconds. There was a quick convulsive movement of the whole body, the current evidently making the body rigid, just as the current was turned on, but no sign of pain on the victim’s face and no twitching of any muscle. The current was lowered to 200 volts for two seconds, then raised to 1800 volts for four seconds, and then lowered to 200 volts for 47 seconds, and then just before being finally switched off the current was jumped up again to 1800 volts for a second or so. In just one minute and twenty-four seconds from the moment Middleton seated himself alive and well in the fatal chair, Dr. Ransom pronounced him dead.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of July 1905

    Second Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld is born in Östra Storgatan 91, Jönköping, Småland, Sweden.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of July 1905

    Actress Thelma Alice Todd aka The Bohemian Girl is born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of July 1905

    Actress and sex symbol Clara Gordon Bow aka The It Girl is born in 697 Bergen Street, New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

    In the Census of 1930 Bow claims she was born in 1906 and on her gravestone of 1965 the inscription says 1907.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of July 1913

    SS-Hauptsturmführer Erich Priebke is born in Hennigsdorf, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of July 1914

    Manufacturer of the 'Bic' Marcel Bich is born in Torino, Piedmontese, Italy.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of July 1923

    Guitar amplification pioneer Jim James Charles Marshall aka The Father of Loud is born in London, Acton, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of July 1924

    Murder victim Elizabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia is born in Boston, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, United States.


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    81 Years Ago Today The Boat Was Undamaged

    Friday 29th of July 1938

    Mary Carpenter dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in The Broads, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

    Mrs Carpenter's ignition took place in full view of her husband and children. She was engulfed in in flames and reduced to a charred corpse in minutes. No one else was burned and the boat was undamaged.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of July 1947

    Double murderer Cecil Tate is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in Lansing Correctional Facility, 301 E Kansas Avenue, Lansing, Kansas, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of July 1947

    Double murderer George Gumtow is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Lansing Correctional Facility, 301 E Kansas Avenue, Lansing, Kansas, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of July 1950

    Murderer Angel P. Serna is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 27 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today She Didn't Choke in a Ham Sandwich

    Monday 29th of July 1974

    Singer-songwriter Cass Elliot aka Mama Cass known from The Mamas & the Papas dies of heart failure due to fatty myocardial degeneration due to obesity at the age of 33 in Flat 12, 9 Curzon Square, London, Mayfair, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    There is an urban legend that Elliot choked to death in a ham sandwich. The Who drummer Keith Moon died of a drug overdose also at 32 years old in the same flat four years later.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of July 1976

    Donna Ann Lauria is shot dead by serial killer David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam in Pelham Bay, New York, Bronx, New York, United States.

    In the same event Berkowitz also shot Lauria's 19-year-old friend Jody Valenti in her thigh, but she survived


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of July 1979

    Philosopher, sociologist and political theorist Herbert Marcuse aka The Father of the New Left dies of a stroke at the age of 81 in Starnberg, Bayern, Germany.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of July 1981

    20-year-old Princess of Wales Diana Frances Spencer aka Lady Di marries 33-year-old Charles in St Paul's Cathedral, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of July 1982

    11-year-old Michelle Steele is abducted, raped and asphyxiated by serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of July 1983

    Actor David James Graham Niven dies of Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 73 in Chemin David Niven, Château-d'Œx, Vaud, Switzerland.


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    36 Years Ago Today He Was Afraid of Dying Alone in a Hotel Room

    Friday 29th of July 1983

    Surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel aka Le Chien Andalou dies of natural causes at the age of 83 in Mexico City, Mexico.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of July 1984

    18-year-old Pia Gilda Rontini and her 21-year-old lover Claudio Stefanacci is stabbed and shot dead by unidentified serial killer Il Mostro di Firenze in Vicchio, Toscana, Italy.

    The killer removed the Rontini's pubic area and left breast. 


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of July 1984

    21-year-old Claudio Stefanacci with his 18-year-old lover Pia Rontini in his Fiat Panda is stabbed and shot dead by unidentified serial killer Il Mostro di Firenze in Vicchio, Toscana, Italy.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of July 1987

    12-year-old Ivan Wanja Bilovetsky is beaten and strangled by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Zaporozhye, Zaporozhye Oblast, Russia.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of July 1997

    Murderer Robert 'Bobby' Wallace West is executed by lethal injection at the age of 36 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today He Hoped not to Ruin Their Trading Day

    Thursday 29th of July 1999

    Mass murderer Mark Orrin Barton commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 44 in Acworth, Georgia, United States.

    On 27 July Barton woke up early in the morning and bludgeoned his 27-year-old wife Leigh Ann and his children 11-year-old Matthew David and 8-year-old Mychelle Elizabeth to death as they slept. On 29 July he went to the offices of his former employer Momentum Securities with a Colt 1911A1, a Glock 17, a H&R Revolver and a Raven MP-25 and shot and killed 58-year-old Edward Quinn, 38-year-old Kevin Dial, 42-year-old Russell J. Brown and 30-year-old Scott A. WebbBarton then walked to the nearby All-Tech Investment Group building and killed 48-year-old Allen Charles Tenenbaum, 52-year-old Dean Delawalla, 60-year-old Joseph J. Dessert, 45-year-old Jamshid Havash and 44-year-old Vadewattee Muralidhara. Immediately prior to entering the manager's office at All-Tech Barton was heard to say "I hope this doesn't ruin your trading day."


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of July 2000

    Serial killer Nestor Pirotte aka Le Tueur Fou dies of a heart attack at the age of 67 in Prison de Jamioulx, Rue Vandamme 120, Ham-sur-Heure-Nalinnes, Hainaut, Belgium.

    Only one person attended Pirotte's funeral.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of July 2007

    Television personality Tom Thomas James Snyder dies of complications from leukemia at the age of 71 in San Francisco, California, United States.



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