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35th year  -  N° 294                 Tuesday, 20 October 2020         Antwerpen		
I Don't See Anything that I Want




28 events for 8 March:

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    238 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of March 1782

    96 Native American Christian Lenape are tied, hit on the head and fatally scalped by 160 Pennsylvania militiamen led by Lieutenant Colonel David Williamson in Moravian Missionary, Gnadenhütten, Ohio, United States.


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    151 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of March 1869

    Romantic composer Hector Berlioz dies of unknown causes at the age of 66 in 4 Rue de Calais, Paris, IXe, Île-de-France, France.


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    146 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of March 1874

    13th President of the United States Millard Fillmore dies of a stroke at the age of 74 in Buffalo, New York, United States.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of March 1905

    Double murderess Christine Papin is born in Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of March 1915

    Multiple murderer Arthur Rottman aka The Ruahine Axe Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Terrace Gaol, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of March 1917

    Aircraft designer and manufacturer Ferdinand von Zeppelin dies of unknown causes at the age of 21 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of March 1924

    171 die in coal mine dust explosion in Utah Fuel Company's Castle Gate Mine #2, Castle Gate, Utah, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of March 1930

    27th President of the United States William Howard Taft dies of unknown causes at the age of 73 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of March 1935

    Silent film actress Lingyu Ruan commits suicide by an overdose of barbiturates at the age of 25 in Shanghai, China.

    Ruan's funeral procession was reportedly three miles long with three women committing suicide during the event.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of March 1945

    Murderer Karl Gustav Hultén aka The Murderous GI known for Cleft Chin murder is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 23 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of March 1948

    Pop singer Peggy March known for her 1963 million-selling song ‘I Will Follow Him’ is born as Margaret Annemarie Battavio in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Record producers gave her the nickname Little Peggy March because she was only 1.47 m tall, she was only 13, the record she did with them was 'Little Me' and her birthday was in March.


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    69 Years Ago Today He Knew All About Love

    Thursday 8th of March 1951

    Serial killer Raymond Martinez Fernandez aka The Lonely Hearts Killers (with Martha Beck) is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 37 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

    Fernandez' last words were "I wanna shout it out; I love Martha! What do the public know about love?"


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    69 Years Ago Today Her Love Story Ended Electric

    Thursday 8th of March 1951

    Serial killer Martha Beck aka The Lonely Hearts Killers (with Raymond Fernandez) is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

    Beck's last words were "My story is a love story. But only those tortured by love can know what I mean [...] Imprisonment in the Death House has only strengthened my feeling for Raymond...."


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of March 1958

    25-year-old Shirley Ann Loy Bridgeford is abducted and strangled by serial killer Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of March 1958

    Pioneer of commercial electronic music Gary Numan is born as Gary Anthony James Webb in London, Hammersmith, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of March 1963

    Murderer Patrick Mahon McGee is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 56 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of March 1970

    Spree killer Mattias Flink is born in Falun, Dalarna, Sweden.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of March 1971

    Actor, film director and stunt performer Harold Clayton Lloyd dies of prostate cancer at the age of 78 in Greenacres, 1740 Green Acres Drive, Benedict Canyon, California, United States.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of March 1971

    An unidentified woman is assaulted and robbed by serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen in Raghenotunnel, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of March 1972

    Murderer Timothy Tyler Titsworth is born in Amarillo, Texas, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 8th of March 1977

    21-year-old Virginia G. Voskerichian is shot dead with a .22 Beretta by serial killer David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam in New York, Queens, New York, United States.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of March 1990

    49-year-old Mario Orosco is shot in the back by serial killer Heriberto Seda aka The New York Zodiac Killer in Atlantic and Sheridan Avenues, New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

    The bullet stayed lodged next to Orosco's spine.


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    27 Years Ago Today He Wanted to be a Serial Killer

    Monday 8th of March 1993

    45-year-old Peter Walker is suffocated by a plastic bag by serial killer Colin Ireland aka The Gay Slayer in London, Battersea, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    The day after the murder Ireland called a journalist from The Sun newspaper that he had murdered Walker. He told them he wanted to become famous for being a serial killer.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of March 1999

    Baseball player Joe Joseph Paul DiMaggio aka Joltin' Joe aka The Yankee Clipper dies of lung cancer at the age of 85 in Hollywood, Florida, United States.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of March 2001

    Simpletone Rudy Cabie dies of heart failure at the age of 53 in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 8th of March 2005

    Murderer George Anderson 'Andy' Hopper is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Hopper's last meal request was for six eggs over easy, 10 biscuits, 12 pieces of bacon, a bowl of grits, white gravy, strawberry preserves, french fries, fried chicken and chocolate meringue pie. 



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 8th of March 2005

    Furnished rooms in an abandoned castle in Pulhof, 's Gravenwezelsteenweg 63, Wijnegem, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of March 2007

    Actor John Frederick Inman aka Mr. Humphries known from Are You Being Served? dies of hepatitis A at the age of 72 in St Mary's Hospital, London, Paddington, Greater London, United Kingdom.



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