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39th year  -  N° 169                 Monday, 17 June 2024         Antwerpen		
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30 events for 4 July:

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    1059 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of July 0965

    132nd Pope Benedictus V dies of unknown causes in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

    Benedictus V was disposed by the Roman Emperor Otto and served only 33 days in 964. His pontificate occurred at the end of a period known as the Saeculum Obscurum.


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    234 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 4th of July 1790

    Surveyor and geographer George Everest is born in Gwernvale Manor, Crickhowell, Wales, United Kingdom.


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    198 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 4th of July 1826

    Founding Father and 3rd President of the United States Thomas Jefferson dies of toxemia, uremia and pneumonia at the age of 83 in Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.


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    198 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 4th of July 1826

    2nd President of the United States John Adams dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Peacefield, 135 Adams Street, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.

    When Adams died his last words included an acknowledgement of his longtime friend and rival: "Thomas Jefferson survives." Adams was unaware that Jefferson had died several hours before.


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    193 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of July 1831

    5th President of the United States James Monroe dies of heart failure at the age of 73 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    176 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 4th of July 1848

    Writer, politician, diplomat and historian François-René de Chateaubriand aka The Father of Romanticism dies of unknown causes at the age of 80 in 120, rue du Bac, Paris, VIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    152 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of July 1872

    30th president of the United States Calvin John Coolidge is born in Plymouth, Vermont, United States.


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    146 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of July 1878

    17-year-old Serial killer Henry Howard Holmes aka The Torture Doctor marries Clara A. Lovering in Alton, New Hampshire, United States.


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    129 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of July 1895

    Cop killer IJje Wijkstra is born in Doezum, Groningen, Netherlands.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of July 1902

    Mobster Meyer Lansky aka The Mob's Accountant is born as Meier Suchowlański in Grodno, Hrodzienskaja Vobłasć, Belarus.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of July 1910

    32-year-old Boxer Jack John Arthur Johnson aka The Galveston Giant known for becoming the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion wins from white Jim Jeffries in the World Championship in 'The Fight of the Century' in Reno, Nevada, United States.

    Johnson's victory caused huge race-riots all over the country. In all, riots occurred in more than 25 states and 50 cities. Twenty people were killed across America from the riots, and hundreds more were injured.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of July 1919

    22-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is discharged from the army in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

    Petiot was diagnosed as suffering from mental disorder, neurasthenia, depression, melancholia, obsession and phobia.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of July 1928

    Actress Gina Luigina Lollobrigida is born in Subiaco, Lazio, Italy.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of July 1934

    Physicist and chemist Marie Curie known for her pioneering research on radioactivity dies of aplastic anemia at the age of 67 in Sancellemoz Sanatorium, Passy, Haute-Savoie, France.

    Although Curie's many decades of exposure to radiation caused chronic illnesses, including near-blindness due to cataracts and ultimately her death, she never really acknowledged the health risks of radiation exposure.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of July 1941

    Vietnam veteran and peace activist Brian S. Willson is born in Geneva, New York, United States.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 4th of July 1954

    31-year-old Marilyn Reese Sheppard is bludgeoned to death by presumed murderer Sam Sheppard in 28944 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio, United States.

    According to Sheppard he was sleeping soundly on a daybed when he heard the cries from his wife. He ran upstairs where he saw a form in the bedroom and then he was knocked unconscious. When he awoke he saw the person downstairs, chased the intruder out of the house down to the beach where they tussled and Sheppard was knocked unconscious again. He awoke with half his body in the lake. Sheppard was sentenced to life in prison and spent 10 years in prison before he was acquitted after a retrial.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of July 1958

    Victim of Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness Nancy Wilcox is born in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today He Tried to Hide in His Foxhole

    Thursday 4th of July 1963

    Spree killer Melvin Allen Weaver is shot dead by Georgia Trooper Robert Benson at the age of 23 in Americus, Georgia, United States.

    Weaver escaped while under guard at Marianna Hospital in Florida and killed 3 people, including Deputy Sheriff Aaron Creel and Deputy Allen Fench on the way. His terrified 14-year-oid hostage Ricky Hale grabbed Weaver's pistol and shot him four more times as he slumped dying over the beginnings of a foxhole he was trying to dig.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of July 1966

    41-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 30 / Vietnamparty' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    54 Years Ago Today He Was Not Afraid of Black

    Saturday 4th of July 1970

    Artist Barnett Newman known for Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of July 1975

    23-year-old Nancy Perry Baird is presumably abducted and killed by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Fina Gas Station, South Highway 89, 200 Block, East Layton, Utah, United States.

    Baird's body was never found.


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    42 Years Ago Today a .22 Bullet Was Consistent

    Sunday 4th of July 1982

    Cop killer Barry Peter Prudom aka The Phantom in the Forest commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 38 in Malton Lawn Tennis Club, Malton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Prudom was closed in by a firearms squad from Greater Manchester Police. There were a total of 21 penetrating shotgun wounds to Prudom's body which had 'insufficient velocity to enter the body cavity', a .22 bullet fired into the right side of his head which was consistent with a self-inflicted wound.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of July 1983

    General practitioner and suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams dies of left ventricular failure at the age of 84 in Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of July 1987

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 74th concert in Atelier Steel, Kleine Kuipersstraat, Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of July 1987

    74-year-old SS-Hauptsturmführer Klaus Nikolaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon is sentenced to life imprisonment in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of July 1991

    23-year-old Silvia Zagler is found strangled by serial killer Jack Unterweger aka Jack the Writer aka Der Häfenpoet aka The Pug Dumper in Wien, Wien, Austria.

    Zagler was abducted and strangled on 8 April 1991.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of July 1992

    Composer and bandoneon player Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla aka El Gran dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 71 in Buenos Aires, Gran Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Piazzolla suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and fell in a coma on 4 August 1990 in Paris. He never regained conciousness until his death.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 4th of July 2001

    145 die in Vladivostok Air Flight 352 Tupolev Tu-154M crash in Irkutsk International Airport, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of July 2003

    Singer-songwriter Barry White aka The Walrus of Love dies of renal failure at the age of 59 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 4th of July 2010

    Miniature cliffs in a flower pot resulting from frostbite on our rooftop terrace in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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