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35th year  -  N° 294                 Tuesday, 20 October 2020         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World




35 events for 2 March:

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    1034 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of March 0986

    Carolingian king of West Francia Lothaire IV dies of unknown causes at the age of 45 in Laon, Aisne, France.


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    561 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of March 1459

    218th Pope Hadrianus VI is born as Adriaan Florensz Boeyens in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.


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    265 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of March 1755

    Composer Antoine-Frédéric Gresnick is born in Liège, Liège, Belgium.


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    247 Years Ago Today The Devil Returned

    Tuesday 2nd of March 1773

    Mary Clues dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion at the age of 52 in Gosford Street, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom.

    Clues previously told her neighbour that the Devil had appeared in the room and that he would return to take her away.


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    210 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of March 1810

    256th Pope Leo XIII is born as Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci in Carpineto Romano, Lazio, Italy.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of March 1876

    260th Pope Pius XII is born as Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    140 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of March 1880

    Civil engineer, financier, entrepreneur and industrialist Ivar Kreuger aka The Match King is born in Kalmar, Småland, Sweden.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of March 1900

    Composer Kurt Julian Weill is born in Dessau, Sandvorstadt, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of March 1905

    1-year-old Georgette is strangled by serial killer Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of March 1908

    Murderer Roland Cochrane aka Charles E. Stevens is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of March 1915

    112 die in New River & Pocahontas Consolidated Nº 3 coal mine dust explosion in New River & Pocahontas Consolidated, Layland, West Virginia, United States.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of March 1918

    Murderer Louis Voisin is executed by hanging in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of March 1926

    60-year-old Laura Ernestine Beale is strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in San Jose, California, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of March 1930

    Writer and playwright D. H. David Herbert Richards Lawrence dies of tuberculosis at the age of 45 in Villa Robermond, Vence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of March 1931

    8th and last President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is born in Privolnoye, Stavropolsky Kray, Russia.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of March 1937

    Victim of Jack the Stripper Bridget 'Bridie' O’Hara aka Bridget Moore is born in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of March 1939

    Archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter known for discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun dies of Hodgkin's Disease at the age of 65 in 49 Albert Court, London, Kensington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    78 Years Ago Today It Was a Perfect Day

    Monday 2nd of March 1942

    Musician Lou Lewis Allan Reed is born in Beth El Hospital, New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of March 1943

    Actor Tyler Brooke commits suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of March 1944

    426 die in steam-hauled freight train stalling in Balvano, Basilicata, Italy.

    The freight train was grossly overloaded with illegal passengers. With all the cars in the tunnel, people died of carbon monoxide poisoning when the train stalled on a steep gradient.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of March 1950

    Musician Karen Carpenter known from The Carpenters is born in Grace-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of March 1955

    Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara known for the Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway is born as Chizuo Matsumoto in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Japan.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of March 1961

    80-year-old Artist Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso marries 34-year-old Jacqueline Roque in Vallauris, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

    Picasso and Roque's marriage lasted 11 years until his death, during which time he created more than 400 portraits of her.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of March 1965

    40-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 17 / Bimmel Bammel' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of March 1972

    Member of Bewegung 2. Juni Thomas Weisbecker is shot in the heart during a police shootout at the age of 23 in Stadtwerkehaus, Hoher Weg 1, Augsburg, Bayern, Germany.

    SPK member Carmen Roll is arrested in the same event.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of March 1978

    The coffin of 89-year-old Actor and film director Charles Spencer Chaplin is stolen from the cemetary in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.

    In May 1978 24-year-old Roman Wardas from Poland and 38-year-old Gancho Ganev from Bulgaria demanded a ransom of $600.000 in return for the coffin. Oona Chaplin refused to deal with them saying "My husband is in heaven and in my heart". The thieves were arrested and the coffin was found buried in a nearby cornfield.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of March 1979

    22-year-old Ann Rooney is hit on the head and back with a hammer by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Horsforth College, Horsforth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Rooney survived.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of March 1982

    Science fiction writer Philip K. Kindred Dick known for his novel Blade Runner dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 54 in Santa Ana, California, United States.

    Dick had suffered a stroke five days earlier and was disconnected from life support after his EEG had been consistently isoelectric since losing consciousness.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of March 1983

    19-year-old John Bartlett is beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in Niles, Illinois, United States.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of March 1991

    Singer-songwriter, actor and poet Serge Gainsbourg dies of a heart attack at the age of 63 in 5 bis Rue de Verneuil, Paris, VIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of March 1998

    10-year-old Natascha Maria Kampusch aka The Girl in the Cellar is abducted by kidnapper Wolfgang Přiklopil in Rennbahnweg 38, Wien, Donaustadt, Wien, Austria.

    Přiklopil kept her in his basement for eight years.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of March 2005

    Composer Martin Denny aka The Father of Exotica dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 94 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 2nd of March 2007

    Knotted underwood in a hidden park corner in Vlemincktoren, Turnhoutsebaan 381, Wijnegem, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of March 2009

    68-year-old Military commander and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service Ali Hassan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali is sentenced to death for the third time, for the assassination of Grand-Ayatollah Mohammad al-Sadr in 1999 in Baġdād, Muḥāfaẓät Baġdād, Iraq.


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    0 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of March 2020

    Performance artist Frank Uwe Laysiepen aka Ulay dies of lymphatic cancer at the age of 77 in Ljubljana, Carniola, Slovenia.



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