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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
I Don't See Anything that I Want




31 events for 30 July:

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    201 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of July 1818

    Poet and writer Emily Jane Brontë aka Ellis Bell known for her novel Wuthering Heights is born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    166 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of July 1853

    Mass murderer Frederick Bailey Deeming aka Albert Williams aka Baron Swanston is born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.


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    161 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of July 1858

    Murderer James Kelly is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Raymond Street Jail, New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    156 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of July 1863

    Automobile manufacturing pioneer Henry Ford is born in Greenfield Township, Michigan, United States.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of July 1898

    1st Reichskanzler of Germany Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck dies of gangrene at the age of 83 in Friedrichsruh, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of July 1898

    Sculptor Henry Spencer Moore is born in Castleford, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of July 1915

    Lieutenant in the New York City Police Department, racketeer and murderer Charles Becker is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 45 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

    Becker's electrocution took nine minutes, causing him intense agony, and was described for years afterward as "the clumsiest execution in the history of Sing Sing."


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of July 1920

    Executioner Albert Gustaf Anders Dahlman dies of complications from an accident at the age of 72 in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.

    After being run over by a tram Dahlman never regained health.


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    82 Years Ago Today He Died a Modern Daniel in Freddie's Den

    Friday 30th of July 1937

    Entertainer, priest and womanizer Harold Francis Davidson aka The Prostitutes’ Padre dies of a broken neck at the age of 62 in Skegness, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

    Two days earlier he was attacked by a lion during a stage act 'Daniel in a Modern Lion's Den'. Davidson gave his usual speech before entering the cage in which two lions, Freddie and Toto, were sitting quietly. Freddie became agitated and knocked Davidson over before seizing him by the neck and running with him around the cage. 16-year-old tamer Irene Somner struggled to pacify the snarling Freddie who eventually dropped the unconscious Davidson, enabling her to drag him to safety; he was badly gashed and had suffered a broken bone in his neck.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of July 1939

    Film director Peter Bogdanovich is born in Kingston, New York, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of July 1941

    Singer-songwriter Paul Albert Anka is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of July 1943

    Abortionist Marie-Louise Giraud is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 40 in Prisons de la Roquette, Paris, XIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Giraud was convicted of performing 26 illegal abortions and the last woman axecuted in France.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of July 1947

    Actor, producer, businessman, politician and former professional bodybuilder Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger known for his role as The Terminator is born in Thal, Steiermark, Austria.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of July 1957

    Victim of Dean Corll aka The Candyman David William Hilligiest is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of July 1960

    35-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey assaults an unidentified 8-year-old boy in Saint Helier, La Blinerie, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of July 1964

    Multiple murderer Matthias Kindlinger aka Der Blaubart von Schrems dies of heart failure at the age of 70 in Krems an der Donau, Niederösterreich, Austria.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of July 1967

    Industrialist Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach dies of lung cancer at the age of 60 in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of July 1969

    Unidentified serial killer the Zodiac Killer writes a 3-part cipher and letter to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner and Vallejo Times-Herald newspapers in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of July 1969

    22-year-old Serial killer John Norman Collins aka The Ypsilanti Killer is arrested in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of July 1971

    162 die in All Nippon Airways (ANA) Flight 58 Boeing 727-281 and Mitsubishi F-86F Sabre jet mid-air collision in Shizukuishi, Shimonagane, Iwate, Japan.

    Sabre jet pilot Technical Sergeant Yoshimi Ichikawa ejected before the collision and survived. Ichikawa was later tried and acquitted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of July 1975

    62-year-old Labour union leader Jimmy James Riddle Hoffa is abducted from a parking lot and never seen again in Machus Red Fox Restaurant, 6676 Telegraph Road, Detroit, Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States.

    Hoffa was declared legally dead in 1982, on the seventh anniversary of his disappearance when he would have been aged 69.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of July 1977

    54-year-old Jürgen Ponto is shot dead by die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe in Oberhöchstadter Straße 69, Oberursel, Hessen, Germany.

    RAF members Susanne Albrecht, Brigitte Mohnhaupt and Christian Klar attempted to kidnap Ponto but shot him when he resisted.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of July 1978

    29-year-old Serial killer Randy Greenawalt escapes with prison mate Gary Tison with the help of Tison's three sons in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    Greenawalt and Tison went on a killing spree that claimed six lives. They ran into a police roadblock on 11 August where Greenawalt and Tison's sons were arrested. Tison fled into the desert and died of exposure.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of July 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV starts his performance 'Illegal' in ICC, Meir 50, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    On 30 July 1980 I mailed out invitations to friends and acquaintances to search me in the International Cultural Centre. Then I went in hiding inside the building, without food, drink and with sleeping-tablets at hand. On 2 August 1980 I was found by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of July 1981

    17-year-old Louise Marie Chartrand is abducted, raped and beaten to death by serial killer Clifford Olson aka The Vancouver Butcher in Mission, British Columbia, Canada.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of July 1985

    Chief executioner André Albert Obrecht dies of unknown causes at the age of 86 in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of July 1992

    Triple murderer William Andrews aka The Hi-Fi Murderer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of July 2001

    34-year-old Suicide bomber Muriel Degauque aka Maryam marries 28-year-old Issam Goris in Mosquée Al Hidaya, Rue Jules Destrée 71, Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 30th of July 2003

    A giant Buddha statue in a temple in Singapore, Singapore.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of July 2007

    Film director Michelangelo Antonioni dies of unknown causes at the age of 95 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of July 2007

    Film director Ingmar Ernst Bergman dies of natural causes at the age of 89 in Fårö, Gotland, Sweden.



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