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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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27 events for 27 March:

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    641 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of March 1378

    201st Pope Gregorius XI dies of unknown causes at the age of 49 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    174 Years Ago Today He Was Beginning to See the Light

    Thursday 27th of March 1845

    Physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen is born in Schwelmer Straße 41, Lennep, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    156 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of March 1863

    Automobile designer and manufacturer Henry Frederick Royce is born in Alwalton, Huntingdonshire, United Kingdom.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of March 1886

    Modernist architecture pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is born as Maria Ludwig Michael Mies in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of March 1895

    Murderess Ruth Brown Snyder aka The Granite Woman is born in New York, Queens, New York, United States.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of March 1899

    Actress Gloria May Josephine Swanson is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of March 1901

    Murderer Harold Hagger aka Sidney Sinclair is born in 1 Moreland Street, London, Holloway, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of March 1910

    312 die in barn dance fire in Ököritófülpös, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of March 1915

    46-year-old Asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary is sent to quarantine in Riverside Hospital, New York, North Brother Island, New York, United States.

    Mallon remained confined for the remainder of her life until 11 November 1938. She became a minor celebrity, and was occasionally interviewed by the media. They were told not to accept even water from her.


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    59 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of March 1960

    35-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey abducts and rapes an unidentified 14-year-old girl in Saint Martin, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of March 1963

    Film director Quentin Jerome Tarantino is born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of March 1963

    Writer Jean Bruce aka Jean Alexandre, Jean Alexandre Brochet, Jean-Martin Rouan, or Joyce Lindsay known for the adventures of secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath aka OSS117 dies in a head-on collision of his Jaguar with a truck at 200kms per hour on the RN16 at the age of 42 in Luzarches, Val d'Oise, France.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of March 1968

    Cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin known for becoming the first man in space dies in a MiG-15UTI crash while on a routine training flight from Chkalovsky Air Base with flight instructor Vladimir Seryogin at the age of 34 in Kirzhach, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of March 1969

    19-year-old Karen Elena Sprinker is abducted, raped and strangled by foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer in 3123 Center Street, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    Brudos brought Sprinker to his garage and made her try on his collection of undergarments and pose while he photographed her, raped her, and strangled her by hanging her by her neck from a pulley. He had sex with the body on several occasions and cut off her breasts to make plastic molds. Afterwards he tied the body to a 6-cylinder car engine with nylon cord and threw it in the Willamette. During this attack Brudos was dressed in women's clothes.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of March 1970

    Princess of Iran Leila Pahlavi is born in Tehran, Tehran, Iran.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of March 1972

    Artist Maurits Cornelis Escher aka M. C. Escher dies of natural causes at the age of 74 in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of March 1977

    583 die in KLM Boeing 747-206B Flight 4805 and Pan Am Boeing 747–121 Flight 1736 collision in Los Rodeos Airport, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain.

    Neither airline was originally due to be at the airport but both were diverted from the much bigger Las Palmas airport on nearby Gran Canaria island after a terrorist bomb blast near the departure lounge. 61 people survived. The crash is the deadliest accident in aviation history.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of March 1980

    123 die in Alexander L. Kielland oil platform capsizing in Ekofisk, North Sea, Norway.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of March 1984

    21-year-old Artiss Ann Wick is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Bobby Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist in Ponderosa Street, Tampa, Florida, United States.

    Police found Wick's skeletal remains on 22 November in rural southern Hillsborough County.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of March 1985

    65-year-old Vincent Zazzara is shot dead by serial killer Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker in 10234 Strong Ave, Whittier, California, United States.

    Zazzara's 44-year-old wife Maxine was awakened by her husband's murder and Ramirez beat her and bound her hands while demanding to know where her valuables were. While he ransacked the room Maxine escaped her bonds and retrieved a shotgun from under the bed, which was not loaded. An infuriated Ramirez shot her three times and mutilated her body by stabbing her several times. He gouged out her eyes and placed them in a jewelry box that he took with him.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of March 1988

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 77th concert in Ekko, Bemuurde Weerd Westzijde 3, Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of March 2000

    Musician Ian Robins Dury known from Ian Dury and the Blockheads dies of colorectal cancer at the age of 58 in Upminster, East London, United Kingdom.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of March 2001

    Double murderer Robert Lee Massie is executed by lethal injection at the age of 60 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

    Massie’s last meal request was for two vanilla milkshakes, extra crispy french fries, extra crispy fried oysters and soft drinks.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of March 2002

    Filmmaker Billy Samuel Wilder dies of pneumonia at the age of 80 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of March 2006

    Serial killer Wayne Clifford Boden aka The Vampire Rapist dies of skin cancer at the age of 58 in Kingston General Hospital, 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

    Boden had been confined in the hospital for six weeks.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of March 2006

    Science fiction writer Stanisław Lem known for his philosophical science fiction novel Solaris dies of heart failure at the age of 85 in Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of March 2007

    Cop killer Stephen Ray Nethery is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



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