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35th year  -  N° 294                 Tuesday, 20 October 2020         Antwerpen		
Walk on Pain




36 events for 1 March:

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    575 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of March 1445

    Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli is born as Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.


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    210 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of March 1810

    Composer Frédéric François Chopin is born as Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin in Żelazowa Wola, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.


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    157 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of March 1863

    Meriora Gillibrand aka Mr. Hawarden dies of a lung disease at the age of 58 in Ligneuville, Liège, Belgium.


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    141 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of March 1879

    Prime Minister of Bulgaria Aleksandar Stamboliyski is born in Slavovitsa, Pazardzhik, Bulgaria.


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of March 1886

    Artist Oskar Kokoschka is born in Regensburgerstraße 29, Pöchlarn, Niederösterreich, Austria-Hungary.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of March 1893

    Poet and Lesbian Rights pioneer Mercedes de Acosta is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of March 1904

    Trombonist, arranger, composer and bandleader Glenn Alton Miller is born in Clarinda, Iowa, United States.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of March 1910

    Actor David James Graham Niven is born in Belgrave Mansions, 23–47 Grosvenor Gardens, London, Belgravia, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of March 1922

    5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin is born in Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine, Israel.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of March 1927

    Singer, songwriter, musician and activist Harry Belafonte is born as Harold George Bellanfanti in Society for the Lying-In Hospital, 305 Second Avenue, New York, Harlem, New York, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of March 1929

    Dissident writer Georgi Ivanov Markov known for the Umbrella Murder is born in Sofia, Knyazhevo, Sofiya-grad Oblast, Bulgaria.


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    88 Years Ago Today the German Got the Baby

    Tuesday 1st of March 1932

    2-year-old Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. is snatched from his crib by kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann in Lindbergh Family Home, East Amwell, New Jersey, United States.

    The body of Lindbergh Jr. was found two months later in a township nearby.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of March 1938

    Writer, poet, journalist and soldier Gabriele D'Annunzio aka Principe di Montenevoso aka The High Priest of Erotica dies of a stroke at the age of 75 in Vittoriale Degli Italiani, Via Vittoriale, Gardone Riviera, Lombardia, Italy.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of March 1944

    Musician Roger Harry Daltrey is born in London, Hammersmith, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of March 1951

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Susanne Albrecht is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of March 1953

    Waymon Wood dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion in Bypass Route 291, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

    Wood was sitting in the front seat of his closed car, the windscreen had bubbled from the heat, but the tank of petrol, still half full, was not burned.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of March 1955

    Murderer Chastine Beverly is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of March 1955

    Murderer James L. Riggins is executed by hanging at the age of 26 in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

    The drop didn't break Riggins' neck, he slowly suffocated for eighteen minutes and forty seconds.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of March 1955

    Murderer Louis M. Suttles is executed by hanging at the age of 26 in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of March 1958

    272 die in SS Üsküdar ferry sinking in İzmit, Kocaeli, Turkey.

    37 passengers and two crew members survived.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of March 1958

    33-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey assaults a 20-year-old unidentified woman in Trinity, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of March 1958

    Artist Giacomo Balla dies of unknown causes at the age of 87 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of March 1961

    24-year-old Horst Otto is sentenced to eight years imprisonment for the murder of Manuela Knodt in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Knodt was actually killed by Joachim Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale. Otto was released from prison on 3 April 1965.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of March 1962

    95 die in American Airlines Flight 1 Boeing 707-123B Astrojet crash in Jamaica Bay, New York, Queens, New York, United States.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of March 1970

    Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal Alexander Nikolayevich Spesivtsev aka The Siberian Tiger is born in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of March 1971

    Bomb attack by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground in United States Capitol, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

    The Weathermen were protesting against the invasion of Laos.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of March 1973

    Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal James Edward 'Jamie' Doxtator is born in West Allis, Wisconsin, United States.


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of March 1976

    30-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness is found guilty of the abduction of Carol DaRonch in Metropolitan Hall of Justice, 400 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of March 1981

    27-year-old Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Robert Gerard Sands starts hungerstriking in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

    Sands decided that other prisoners should join the strike at staggered intervals to maximise publicity with prisoners steadily deteriorating successively over several months. The hunger strike centred on five demands: the right not to wear a prison uniform; the right not to do prison work; the right of free association with other prisoners, and to organise educational and recreational pursuits; the right to one visit, one letter and one parcel per week; full restoration of remission lost through the protest. Sands died on 5 May 1981 in Maze Prison Hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of March 1982

    17-year-old Paula C. 'Little Lamb' Perrera is raped, sodomized and strangled by serial killer Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler in Wallkill, New York, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of March 1983

    Journalist and writer Arthur Koestler commits suicide by an overdose of Tuinal barbiturates taken with alcohol at the age of 78 in 8 Montpelier Square, London, Kensington, Greater London, United States.

    Koestler's 55-year-old wife Cynthia Jefferies joined him in death.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of March 1984

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 32nd concert in NL-Centrum, Rozengracht 168, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of March 1994

    Mass murderer William Glenn Gravlin dies of unknown causes at the age of 60 in Oakland, Michigan, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of March 2000

    Murderer Odell Odell is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 1st of March 2004

    Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven receiving the Cultural Prize 2004 of the Flemish Government in Bourla, Komedieplaats, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    6 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of March 2014

    Film director Alain Resnais dies of unknown causes at the age of 92 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.



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