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34th year  -  N° 346                 Thursday, 12 December 2019         Antwerpen		
The Flowers of Romance




27 events for 31 July:

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    463 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of July 1556

    Founder of the Jesuits Ignatius de Loyola dies of Roman Fever at the age of 65 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    235 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 31st of July 1784

    Writer and philosopher Denis Diderot dies of emphysema at the age of 71 in 39 rue de Richelieu, Paris, Ier, Île-de-France, France.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 31st of July 1875

    17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson dies of a stroke at the age of 67 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 31st of July 1886

    Composer Franz Ferenc Liszt dies of pneumonia at the age of 75 in Bayreuth, Bayern, Germany.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of July 1901

    Art Brut artist Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet is born in Le Havre, Haute-Normendie, France.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of July 1914

    Socialist leader Jean Auguste Marie Joseph Léon Jaurès is shot twice in the back by 29-year-old French nationalist Raoul Villain at the age of 55 in Café du Croissant, Rue Montmartre 146, Paris, IIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of July 1914

    Actor Louis de Funès aka FuFu is born as Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza in Courbevoie, Île-de-France, France.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of July 1935

    Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Paul Honka aka Der Frauen-Schlächter von St. Pauli is born in Seeburgstraße, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of July 1940

    Punjabi revolutionary Udham Singh aka Shaheed-i-Azam is executed by hanging at the age of 41 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 31st of July 1943

    Accomplice of spree killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red Caril Ann Fugate is born in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of July 1944

    Actress Geraldine Leigh Chaplin is born in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of July 1944

    Aristocrat, writer, poet and aviation pioneer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry vanishes without a trace in an unarmed Lockheed P-38 Lightning airplane during a reconnaissance mission from an airbase on Corsica at the age of 44 in Archipel du Frioul, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 31st of July 1949

    57-year-old Laura Showalter is raped and beaten to death by serial killer Harvey Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of July 1952

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Verena Christiane Becker is born in Berlin, Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 31st of July 1960

    Mass murderess Sylvia Wynanda Seegrist is born in Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today He Saw Vertigo

    Friday 31st of July 1964

    Singer-songwriter Jim James Travis Reeves dies in a Beechcraft Debonair aircraft crash at the age of 41 in Baxter Lane and Franklin Pike Circle, Brentwood, Tennessee, United States.

    Reeves was disoriented by 'Pilot's Vertigo' and actually flying upside down when he tried to take the plane up to avoid a thunderstorm. Instead the plane plunged with its nose into a tree. Reeves' 30-year-old business partner and manager Dean Manuel also died in the crash.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of July 1967

    Serial killer Heriberto Eddie Seda aka The New York Zodiac Killer is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 31st of July 1968

    3-year-old Brian Howe is strangled by child killer Mary Bell aka Child of Hell in Newcastle upon Tyne, Scotswood, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

    After the murder Bell returned to Brian’s body to further mutilate it, carving an 'M' onto his stomach, puncturing his thighs with a pair of scissors and wounding his genital area.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of July 1975

    19-year-old John 'Johnny' Butkovich is abducted, assaulted and strangled by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

    Butkovich was body nr 2 found underneath Gacy's garage on 22 December 1978.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 31st of July 1979

    33-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is sentenced to death in Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of July 1980

    28-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Knut Detlef Folkerts is sentenced to two life sentences for the murder of Siegfried Buback in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 31st of July 1986

    44-year-old Edit Fintor is beaten to death by serial killer András Pándy aka Father Bluebeard in Nijverheidskaai, Brussel, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brabant, Belgium.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Friday 31st of July 1992

    113 die in Thai Airways International Airbus A310-304 Flight 311 crash in Langtang National Park, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 31st of July 1993

    5th King of Belgium Boudewijn dies of heart failure at the age of 63 in Villa Astrida, Motril, Andalucía, Spain.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of July 1995

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 83rd concert in Zeemansschool, Rue de la Navigation, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 31st of July 2006

    I don't see anything but my shadow on a medieval barn door in Prerow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.


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    2 Years Ago Today

    Monday 31st of July 2017

    Actress Jeanne Moreau dies of unknown causes at the age of 89 in Square du Roule, 223 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris, VIIIe, Île-de-France, France.



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