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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
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38 events for 3 May:

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    553 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of May 1469

    Political philosopher and poet Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli aka The Prince is born in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.


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    293 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of May 1729

    Composer Florian Leopold Gassmann is born in Brüx, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.


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    264 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of May 1758

    247th Pope Benedictus XIV dies of gout at the age of 83 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of May 1898

    Teacher, kibbutznik and politician Golda Meyerson Meir is born as Golda Mabovitch in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of May 1904

    Multiple murderer Allan Mooney aka The Saranac Lake Murderer is executed by Old Sparky by Robert Elliott in Dannemora Prison, Dannemora, New York, United States.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of May 1904

    Singer and actor Bing Harry Lillis Crosby is born in 1112 North J Street, Tacoma, Washington, United States.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of May 1911

    Murderer Joseph Nash aka Joseph Nesce is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Auburn Prison, State Street, Auburn, New York, United States.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of May 1933

    Singer-songwriter, dancer and bandleader James Joseph Brown aka The Godfather of Soul is born in Barnwell, South Carolina, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of May 1934

    Singer Frankie Valli is born as Francesco Stephen Castelluccio in First Ward, Newark, New Jersey, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today Il Était un Métèque

    Thursday 3rd of May 1934

    Singer-songwriter Georges Moustaki is born as Giuseppe Mustacchi in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of May 1934

    Murderer Reginald Ivor Hinks is executed by hanging by Thomas Pierrepoint at the age of 34 in Horfield Prison, Bristol, South West England, United Kingdom.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of May 1940

    Sound engineer and producer Conny Konrad Plank is born in Hütschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of May 1942

    40-year-old Ivy McLeod is raped and strangled by serial killer Edward Leonski aka The Singing Strangler in Bleak House Hotel, Victoria Avenue, Melbourne, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of May 1947

    The 'Bullies of Ravensbrück' are executed by hanging by 42-year-old Chief executioner Albert Pierrepoint in Zuchthaus Hameln, Hameln, Sachsen, Germany.

    The first Ravensbrück trial was held from 5 December 5 1946 until 3 February 1947 against sixteen Ravensbrück concentration camp staff and officials. Executed on this day were 43-year-old Schutzhaftlagerführer Johann Schwarzhuber, 37-year-old SS-Unterscharführer Gustav Binder, 38-year-old Kriminalsekretär Ludwig Ramdohr, 36-year-old SS-Obersturmführer Rolf Rosenthal and 41-year-old SS-Hauptsturmführer Gerhard Schiedlausky. The women were hanged on 2 May 1947.


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    74 Years Ago Today Rex Wasn't Roy

    Monday 3rd of May 1948

    Rex Farran is killed by a terrorist mail bomb at the age of 26 in Codsall, Staffordshire, United States.

    The bomb was intended to kill his brother Major Roy Farran, court martialled on a charge of murdering an unarmed 16-year-old member of the Jewish underground militant group Lehi during his command of an undercover Palestine Police unit.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of May 1949

    Murderer Manuel Pina 'Manny' Babbitt is born in Wareham, Massachusetts, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of May 1950

    Self-proclaimed prophet and cult leader Jeffrey Don Lundgren aka The Volunteer is born in Independence, Missouri, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of May 1961

    Phenomenological philosopher Maurice Jean Jacques Merleau-Ponty dies of a heart attack at the age of 53 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of May 1962

    160 die in freight train No. 287, passenger train 2117H and passenger train 2000H collision in Mikawashima Station, Tokyo, Arakawa, Kantō, Japan.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of May 1970

    24-year-old Serial killer Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Torso Killer marries Jamey in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 92-96 220th Street, New York, Queens, New York, United States.

    In April 1979 Jamey filed for divorce due to extra-marital affairs and known sightings of Cottingham at local gay bars. In June 1980, after Cottingham's arrest, Jamey resubmitted her divorce claim.


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    45 Years Ago Today They Didn't Have the Knack

    Tuesday 3rd of May 1977

    25-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Verena Christiane Becker is arrested after a shootout with the police in Cafe Hanser, August-Ruf-Straße 4, Singen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    Becker and fellow terrorist Günter Sonnenberg were spotted by police and tried to flee. A gunfight ensued which left two police officers badly wounded. They attempted to drive off in a stolen vehicle only to drive into a dead-end street. They abandoned the vehicle and ran but were shot down and arrested. Sonnenberg was seriously injured by a gunshot wound to the head and Becker was shot in the leg. A submachine gun was found in their abandoned car. It turned out to be the gun used to assassinate Siegfried Buback.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of May 1979

    50-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is arrested posing as Ron Springer for the assault of 7-year-old Thomas Morton in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of May 1981

    22-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'On a Sundaymorning' in Odessa Rood, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

    In a closed off garage I made an installation on a sunday morning with loud noise music and slide-projections.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of May 1982

    36-year-old Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is released after serving 17 years of a life sentence in Centrale Gevangenis, Geldenaakse Vest, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

    Six months later Bellen strangled a woman in Leuven.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of May 1984

    19-year-old Beate Koch is abducted by sex researcher Ulrich Kochwald in Pillnach, Bayern, Germany.

    Koch was raped and then forced into Kochwald's basement where he was keeping 24-year-old Sabine Pauli as a sex slave for several weeks. Koch managed to escape the same evening.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of May 1985

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 44th concert in Staalplaat, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    35 Years Ago Today La Vie Était Insupportable

    Sunday 3rd of May 1987

    Singer and actress Dalida commits suicide by an overdose of sleeping pills at the age of 54 in Rue d'Orchampt 11 bis, Paris, XVIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Dalida left behind a note which read "La vie m'est insupportable... Pardonnez-moi."


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    31 Years Ago Today He Went to Eternity

    Friday 3rd of May 1991

    Writer Jerzy Kosiński commits suicide by ingesting a lethal amount of alcohol and drugs and wrapping a plastic bag around his head and suffocating to death at the age of 58 in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

    Kosiński suffered from multiple illnesses towards the end of his life and he was under attack from journalists who accused him of plagiarism. By his late 50s he was suffering from an irregular heartbeat as well as severe physical and nervous exhaustion. His parting note read: "I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call it Eternity."


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of May 1994

    Murderer Paul Rougeau is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of May 1995

    Murderer Emmit Foster aka John Lee is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Potosi Correctional Center, Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of May 1996

    Triple murderer Keith Daniel Williams is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

    Williams' last meal request was for fried pork chops, a baked potato with real butter, asparagus, salad with bleu cheese dressing, apple pie, and whole milk.


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    23 Years Ago Today He Wanted to Relieve Stress

    Monday 3rd of May 1999

    18-year-old Mass murderer Christopher C. Churchill is sentenced to life imprisonment in Olney, Illinois, United States.

    On 11 February 1998 Churchill killed his 17-year-old half-brother Jonathan Lloyd along with Lloyd's 32-year-old girlfriend Debra Smith and her three children, 12-year-old Kenny, 7-year-old Jennifer and 5-year-old Corey at their rural Richland County home by only using a hammer. In a videotaped statement Churchill said he wanted to "relieve stress.''


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of May 2005

    Murderer Lonnie Wayne Pursley is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Pursley's last meal request was for a cheeseburger, four fried pork chops, french fries, two dinner rolls, a piece of cheesecake and iced tea with sugar.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 3rd of May 2005

    A stuffed fox in the Natural History Museum in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

    113 die in Armavia Airbus A320-211 Flight 967 crash in Sochi airport, Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

    Artist Karel Christiaan Appel dies of heart failure at the age of 85 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of May 2007

    Double murderer Aaron Lee Jones is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Holman Correctional Facility, Ross Road, Atmore, Alabama, United States.

    Jones' final meal request was for black-eyed peas, pepper steak and an orange-flavored drink. Earlier in the day he had a cheeseburger and a Pepsi from a prison vending machine.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 3rd of May 2007

    Weird technical architectures for aerospace experiments in Aerodynamischer Park, Berlin, Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.



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