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34th year  -  N° 346                 Thursday, 12 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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34 events for 6 July:

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    604 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of July 1415

    Theologian and church reformer Jan Hus is executed by burning at the stake at the age of 46 in Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    484 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of July 1535

    Social philosopher, statesman and humanist Thomas More known for Utopia is executed by beheading at the age of 57 in Tower of London, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    269 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of July 1750

    Catherine Conway, Elizabeth Banks and Margaret Harvey are executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, London, Tyburn, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Banks was charged with stripping another woman and Harvey was charged with robbery.


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    179 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of July 1840

    Murderer François Benjamin Courvoisier is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    A crowd of around 40.000 including Charles Dickens witnessed Courvoisier's execution. In January 2017 his plaster death mask was sold for £20.000 by Thomson Roddick auction house. The name of the buyer is unknown.


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    171 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of July 1848

    Ex-convict turned prospering businessman César-Joseph Guillaume Regnault known for inspiring Victor Hugo’s novel ‘Jean Valjean’ commits suicide because he was blackmailed by an ex-con who recognised him in a bar at the age of 44 in Le Havre, Graville-Sainte-Honorine, Haute-Normendie, France.


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    165 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of July 1854

    Physicist and mathematician Georg Simon Ohm dies of unknown causes at the age of 65 in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    126 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of July 1893

    Writer Guy Henri René Albert de Maupassant dies of insanity due to syphilis at the age of 43 in Clinique Esprit Blanche, 17 Rue d'Ankara, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of July 1898

    Composer Hanns Eisler is born in Hofmeisterstraße 14, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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    112 Years Ago Today She Was Born a Bitch

    Saturday 6th of July 1907

    Painter Frida Kahlo is born as Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón in La Casa Azul, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of July 1916

    Symbolist painter Odilon Bertrand-Jean Redon dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    94 Years Ago Today He Came Like a Comet

    Monday 6th of July 1925

    Musician Bill William John Clifton Haley is born in Highland Park, Michigan, United States.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 6th of July 1927

    Actress Janet Leigh is born as Jeanette Helen Morrison in Merced, California, United States.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of July 1934

    Murderer Fred Hernandez is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 19 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    His 18-year-old brother Manuel was executed at the same time. It was the first execution in the Arizona gas chamber.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of July 1934

    25-year-old Serial killer John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer marries 21-year-old Betty Hammer in Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of July 1935

    14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Gyatso is born as Lhamo Dondrub in Taktser, Amdo, Tibet.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of July 1937

    Unidentified serial killer Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run aka Cleveland Torso Murderer An unidentified male is pulled out of Cuyahoga River, hacked to death probably three days before in West 3rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

    The head was never found.


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    75 Years Ago Today Was the Day the Clowns Died

    Thursday 6th of July 1944

    167 die in circus fire in Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

    Over 700 people were injured. Several years later, while being investigated on other arson charges, Robert Dale Segee (1929–1997), who was an adolescent at the time, confessed to starting the blaze. He was never tried for the crime and later recanted his confession.


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    73 Years Ago Today He Was Betrayed by the Whip

    Saturday 6th of July 1946

    29-year-old Sex killer Neville Clevely Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo is arrested posing as 'Group Captain Rupert Brook' in Tollard Royal Hotel, 141 West Hill Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom.

    In Heath's coat the police found a railway cloakroom ticket which led them to a suitcase containing a riding whip with a diamond pattern weave used in the murder of Margery Gardner.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of July 1946

    Actor and film director Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone known for portraying the boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of July 1948

    Serial killer Metod Trobec aka The Monster of Dolenja Vas is born in Planina nad Horjulom, Gorenjska, Slovenia.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of July 1957

    17-year-old Musician John Winston Lennon known from The Beatles meets Paul McCartney for the first time in St Peter's Church, Liverpool, Woolton, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

    In the churchyard of St Peter's is the grave of Eleanor Rigby, whose name is said to have inspired one of The Beatles' songs.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 6th of July 1961

    Murderer Edwin Albert Arthur Bush is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 21 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Bush was the last man to be hanged at Pentonville Prison.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of July 1962

    Writer William Cuthbert Faulkner dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Wright's Sanatorium, Byhalia, Mississippi, United States.

    Faulkner suffered a serious injury in a fall from his horse on 17 June which led to thrombosis.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of July 1963

    Victim of Dennis Nilsen aka Killing for Company Martyn Duffey is born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of July 1965

    27-year-old Wiener Aktionist Günter Brus performs his aktion 'Selbstbemalung und Selbstverstümmelung' in Galerie Junge Generation, Borseplatz 7, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of July 1969

    Architect Walter Adolph Georg Gropius known for founding the Bauhaus School dies of an inflammation of the glands at the age of 86 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 6th of July 1975

    Rapper Curtis James Jackson aka 50 Cent is born in New York, Queens, New York, United States.

    Jackson was raised by his mother Sabrina, who gave birth to him when she was fifteen.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of July 1984

    54-year-old Serial killer David Joseph Carpenter aka The Trailside Killer is sentenced to death in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of July 1985

    24-year-old Serial killer Charles Chi-Tat Ng is arrested in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Ng was arrested by the Calgary Police Service after shooting security guard Sean Doyle in the hand while resisting arrest for stealing a can of salmon from a Calgary department store.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Monday 6th of July 1987

    28-year-old Serial killer Michael Bruce Ross aka The Roadside Strangler is sentenced to death in Superior Court, 1061 Main Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 6th of July 1991

    24-year-old Jeremiah Weinberger is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    Dahmer used Weinberger for experiments before he strangled him and cut up his body, afterwards storing it in acid.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 6th of July 1999

    Serial killer Gary Michael Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 56 in Rockview Penitentiary, Benner Township, Pennsylvania, United States.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 6th of July 2001

    A piece of root given to me by a Buddhist monk over a year earlier suddenly sprouting a wonderful flower in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    1 Years Ago Today

    Friday 6th of July 2018

    Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara known for the Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway is executed by hanging at the age of 63 in Tokyo Detention House, Tokyo, Katsushika, Kantō, Japan.

    Asahara was hanged with six other cult members, while still six more are on death row.



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