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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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29 events for 5 July:

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    202 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of July 1817

          Michael Christoph Gottfried       is poisoned with arsenic by serial poisoner Gesche Gottfried aka Der Engel von Bremen in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.

    Michael was Gottfried's second husband.    


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of July 1883

    Charles Sherwood Stratton aka General Tom Thumb dies of a stroke at the age of 45 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of July 1889

    Poet, writer, artist and filmmaker Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau is born in Place Sully, Maisons-Laffitte, Île-de-France, France.


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    126 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of July 1893

    Minnie R. Williams is murdered by serial killer Henry Howard Holmes aka The Torture Doctor in Holmes Castle, S. Wallace and W. 63rd Street, Chicago, Englewood, Illinois, United States.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of July 1911

    President of the French Republic Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou is born in Montboudif, Auvergne, France.


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    101 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of July 1918

    Serial killer Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or dies of nephritis at the age of 44 in Fains-Véel, Lorraine, France.

    Some sources claim Weber strangled herself in an asylum.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of July 1920

    Start of the trial against 27-year-old Serial killer Friedrich Schumann aka Der Massenmörder vom Falkenhager See in Schwurgerichtskammer des Landgerichts III, Tegeler Weg 17-21, Berlin, Moabit, Berlin, Germany.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of July 1922

    Serial killer and cannibal Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof commits suicide by hanging with a hankerchief at the age of 59 in Königliche Untersuchungsgefängnis, Berlin, Moabit, Berlin, Germany.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of July 1924

    During a search for victims of 45-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf over 500 bones and pieces of skull are found between the Bruckmuhle and the Leinebrücke in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of July 1939

    52-year-old Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run suspect Frank Dolezal is arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

    Two days later Dolezal confessed to killing Florence Polillo, five days later he recanted his confession after a lie detector test, on 24 August he was found dead in his cell.


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    71 Years Ago Today Her Affair Was Her Crush

    Monday 5th of July 1948

    Actress Carole Landis aka The Actress Who Could Have Been but never Was commits suicide by an overdose of Seconal at the age of 29 in 1465 Capri Drive, Pacific Palisades, California, United States.

    Landis was crushed when actor Rex Harrison refused to divorce his wife and actress Lilli Palmer for her while their affair was an open secret in Hollywood.


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    65 Years Ago Today He Was All Right

    Monday 5th of July 1954

    19-year-old Singer and actor Elvis Aaron Presley aka The King of Rock and Roll records his first commercial single 'That's All Right' in Sun Records, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

    'That's All Right' is a song written and originally performed and recorded on 6 September 1946 by blues singer Arthur Crudup. Crudup had to wait until the 1960s when he received an estimated 60.000 $ in back royalties. The Presley version was released on 19 July 1954 and considered as the birth of Rock'n'Roll by Rolling Stone magazine.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of July 1957

    Serial killer Donald Leroy Evans aka The Rest Area Killer is born in Watervliet, Michigan, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 5th of July 1964

    27-year-old Child killer Lucien Léger aka L'étrangleur nº 1 is arrested in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

    In Léger's possesion a draft of a novel was found: 'Journal d'un Assassin'.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of July 1969

    22-year-old Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin is shot dead by unidentified serial killer the Zodiac Killer in Blue Rock Springs Park parking lot, Vallejo, California, United States.

    Ferrin's 19-year-old friend Michael Mageau survived four gun shots.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 5th of July 1970

    109 die in Air Canada McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 Flight 621 crash in Toronto International Airport, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 5th of July 1970

    Bomb attack by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground on the United States Army Base in The Presidio, San Francisco, California, United States.

    The attack was in remembrance of the 11th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of July 1975

    32-year-old Anna Rogulskyj is attacked by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Alice Street, Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Rogulskyj was found by a passerby at 2:20 am. She was rushed to the casuality department at Airedale hospital and then was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary where she survived a twelve-hour operation which included the removal of splinters of bone from her brain and a steel plate was fitted to her skull. At one point she was given last rites but she survived.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of July 1975

    22-year-old Mary Kathleen Thill is abducted and killed by serial killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter in Seward, Alaska, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of July 1976

    Victim of Paul Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer and Karla Homolka Leslie Erin Mahaffy is born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of July 1976

    32-year-old Serial killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj aka Bad Blood is arrested while drugging and robbing 60 French students in Hotel Vikram, Ring Road, New Delhi, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, India.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of July 1977

    19-year-old Matthew Bowman is murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of July 1977

    Start of the trial against 33-year-old Serial killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj aka Bad Blood and his accomplices Marie-Andrée Leclerc, Jean Dhuisme, Mary-Ellen Eather and Barbara Sheryl Smith in Tis Hazari Courts Complex, New Delhi, Delhi, India.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of July 1984

    19-year-old Jerry Howell is abducted, tortured and killed by serial killer Robert Berdella aka The Kansas City Butcher in 4315 Charlotte Street, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today She Needed 478 Stitches

    Friday 5th of July 1985

    16-year-old Whitney Bennet is beaten with a tire iron by serial killer Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker in Sierra Madre, California, United States.

    Bennett survived but needed 478 stitches to her head.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of July 1996

    The first succesfully cloned sheep Dolly is born in Roslin Institute, Midlothian, Easter Bush, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    Dolly's birth was only announced in February 1997.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of July 2003

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 96th concert at the Masomania event in Neue Galerie, Sackstraße 16, Graz, Steiermark, Austria.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 5th of July 2003

    The Club Moral in an exhibition by Hermann Nitsch in Galerie Kunst & Handel, Bürgergasse 5, Graz, Steiermark, Austria.


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    2 Years Ago Today Finit la Messe pour le Temps Présent

    Wednesday 5th of July 2017

    Composer and electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry dies of unknown causes at the age of 90 in Hôpital Paris Saint-Joseph, 185, rue Raymond Losserand, Paris, XIVe, Île-de-France, France.



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