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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World




23 events for 19 March:

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    733 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of March 1286

    King of Scots Alexander III aka Alaxandair mac Alaxandair dies of a broken neck at the age of 45 in Kinghorn Castle, Kinghorn, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    After a long council, albeit with plenty of alcohol Alexander was desperate to return to his queen. Although everyone advised him not to make the 8-mile journey at nightfall with a storm approaching he rode off into the night. The next morning he was found with a broken neck having been thrown off his horse.


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    298 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of March 1721

    243rd Pope Clemens XI dies of unknown causes at the age of 72 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    206 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of March 1813

    Explorer and pioneer medical missionary David Livingstone is born in 165 Station Road, Blantyre, Scotland, United States.


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    188 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of March 1831

    Edward Smith aka Edward Jones aka James Honeyman and James Murray commit what is regarded as one of the first bank thefts in the United States in City Bank of New York, Wall Street, New York City, New York, United States.

    The thieves made off with $245.000 using a set of copied keys.


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    146 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of March 1873

    Pianist and composer Max Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger is born in Brand, Bayern, Germany.


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    131 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of March 1888

    Artist Josef Albers is born in Bottrop, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of March 1905

    Nazi architect Albert Berthold Konrad Hermann Speer is born in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of March 1906

    SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Otto Eichmann known for organising the Holocaust is born in Solingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of March 1914

    Actress and wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing aka Lan Ping aka Madame Mao is born as Lǐ Shūméng in Zhucheng, Shandong, China.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of March 1921

    Actor and comedian Tommy Thomas Frederick Cooper is born in 19 Llwyn Onn Street, Caerphilly, Trecenydd, South Wales, United Kingdom.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of March 1933

    Writer Philip Milton Roth is born in Newark, New Jersey, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of March 1936

    Actress Ursula Andress is born in Ostermundigen, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of March 1939

    Mass murderer Dale Merle Nelson is born in Creston, British Columbia, Canada.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of March 1944

    Assassin Sirhan Bishara Sirhan known for the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is born as Sirḥān Bishārah Sirḥān in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine, Israel.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of March 1945

    Murderer John Henry George Lee aka Babbacombe Lee aka The Man They Couldn't Hang dies of natural causes at the age of 81 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of March 1945

    Serial killer Randy Steven Kraft aka The Scorecard Killer is born in Long Beach, California, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of March 1950

    Writer Edgar Rice Burroughs known for Tarzan dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Encino, California, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of March 1971

    19-year-old Lutgarde Van Der Wilt is raped, strangled and mutilated by serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen in Wielewaalreservaat Zellaar, Bonheiden, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of March 1997

    Abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 93 in East Hampton, New York, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of March 1997

    58-year-old Barbara Bourgeois is stabbed to death by serial killer Daniel Blank aka The Parish River Killer in Paulina, Louisiana, United States.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of March 2001

    Start of the trial against 39-year-old Serial killer Guy Georges aka Le Tueur de la Bastille in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    12 Years Ago Today the Proceedings Were Televised

    Monday 19th of March 2007

    Start of the trial against 67-year-old Record producer and songwriter Phil Harvey Phillip Spector known for the ‘Wall of Sound’ production method for the murder of 40-year-old nightclub hostess and actress Lana Clarkson in Los Angeles Superior Court, Alhambra, California, United States.

    Presiding Judge Larry Paul Fidler allowed the proceedings in court to be televised.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of March 2008

    Science fiction writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer and television series host Arthur C. Charles Clarke known for 2001: A Space Odyssey dies of respiratory failure at the age of 91 in Colombo, Basnahira Palata, Sri Lanka.



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