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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
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38 events for 7 May:

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    274 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of May 1748

    Feminist, activist, playwright and abolitionist Olympe de Gouges is born as Marie Gouze in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France.


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    198 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of May 1824

    The Symphony No. 9 in D minor by 54-year-old Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is premiered in Theater am Kärntnertor, Wien, Wien, Austria.

    This was Beethoven's first on-stage appearance in 12 years; the hall was packed with an eager audience and a number of musicians. The whole audience acclaimed Beethoven through standing ovations five times; there were handkerchiefs in the air, hats, raised hands, so that Beethoven, who could not hear the applause, could at least see the ovation gestures.


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    189 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of May 1833

    Romantic composer Johannes Brahms is born in Caffamacherreihe, Hamburg, Gängeviertel, Hamburg, Germany.


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    182 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of May 1840

    Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is born in Votkinsk, Udmurtia, Russia.


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    182 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of May 1840

    Romantic landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 66 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.


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    140 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of May 1882

    Writer Willem Elsschot is born as Alphonsus Josephus de Ridder in De Keyserlei 32, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    130 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of May 1892

    Yugoslav statesman Josip Broz Tito is born in Muzeja Staro Selo, Kumrovec, Hrvatsko Zagorje, Austria-Hungary.


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    126 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of May 1896

    Serial killer Henry Howard Holmes aka The Torture Doctor is executed by hanging at the age of 35 in Moyamensing Prison, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Holmes' neck did not snap; he instead was strangled to death slowly, twitching over 15 minutes before being pronounced dead 20 minutes after the trap had been sprung.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of May 1901

    Actor Gary Cooper is born as Frank James Cooper in 730 Eleventh Avenue, Helena, Montana, United States.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of May 1906

    Founder of the Bride of Christ Church Edmund Franz Creffield aka Joshua is assassinated by his brother in law, George Mitchell at the age of 36 in Seattle, Washington, United States.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of May 1914

    Black Charley Jones is lynched for stealing a pair of cheap shoes in Grovetown, Georgia, United States.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of May 1915

    1.198 die in RMS Lusitania ocean liner sinking in Old Head of Kinsale, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.

    The RMS Lusitania was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 and sank in 20 minutes.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of May 1919

    Spiritual Leader of the Nation of Argentina Eva María Duarte de Perón aka Evita is born in Casa Natal Eva Perón, Los Toldos, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of May 1925

    Writer and revolutionary Boris Viktorovich Savinkov commits suicide by jumping from a window at the age of 46 in Lubyanka Prison, Lubyanskaya Square, Moscow, Meshchansky, Central Federal District, Russia.

    According to modern publications by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and others Savinkov was killed in prison by OGPU officers.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of May 1932

    13th President of the Third Republic and 14th President of France Paul Doumer dies from gunshot wounds suffered the day before at the age of 75 in Hôpital Beaujon, 100 Boulevard du Général-Leclerc, Paris, VIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    85 Years Ago Today He Got Off Here

    Friday 7th of May 1937

    World War I veteran Harold B. Wobber commits suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge at the age of 47 in Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, United States.

    During a stroll on the walkway Wobber took off his coat and vest, threw them to a passer-by and declared "This is where I get off. I'm going to jump." After his death newspapers reported Wobber was a victim of shell shock and had been under mental health treatment. It was the first suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge, just a little over three months past its opening.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of May 1942

    An unidentified male headless body is fished out of the Seine and presumed to be the first victim of 45-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer in Saint-Ouen, Île-de-France, France.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of May 1942

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Sigurd Debus is born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of May 1946

    Leider van het Nederlandse Volk Anton Adriaan (Ad) Mussert is executed by the firing squad at the age of 52 in Waalsdorpervlakte, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of May 1948

    Member of the 'Manson Family' Susan Denise Atkins aka Sadie Mae Glutz is born in San Gabriel, California, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of May 1964

    Hijacker and mass murderer Francisco Paula Gonzales commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 28 in Sheriff Hill, San Ramon, California, United States.

    Gonzales shot both 52-year-old pilot Ernest Clark and 31-year-old copilot Ray Andress of Pacific Air Lines Flight 773 Fairchild F-27A in the head with a Smith & Wesson Model 27 .357 Magnum revolver, causing the plane to crash and killing all 41 other passengers and one more crew member on board.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of May 1967

    Mass murderer Martin Bryant is born in Lenah Valley, Tasmania, Australia.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of May 1968

    Underage pornographic actress, model and singer Traci Lords is born as Nora Louise Kuzma in Steubenville, Ohio, United States.


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    50 Years Ago Today He Kept Her Head for a While but it Was Never Found

    Sunday 7th of May 1972

    19-year-old Anita Mary Luchessa     is abducted and strangled by serial killer Edmund Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer in Berkeley, California, United States.

    Luchessa was abducted with her 18-year-old roommate Mary Anne Pesce. Kemper beheaded Luchessa's and Pesce’s body and kept the heads for a while, eventually disposing them in a ravine. Pesce was found and identified, nothing of Luchessa was ever found.


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    50 Years Ago Today He Kept Her Head for a While

    Sunday 7th of May 1972

    19-year-old Mary Ann Pesce is abducted and strangled by serial killer Edmund Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer in Berkeley, California, United States.

    Pesce was abducted with her 18-year-old roommate Anita Luchessa. Kemper beheaded Luchessa's and Pesce’s body and kept the heads for a while, eventually disposing them in a ravine. Pesce was found and identified, nothing of Luchessa was ever found.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of May 1972

    11-year-old Jack Owen Blake is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer in Watertown, New York, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of May 1974

    28-year-old Performance and installation artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Velvet Water' in School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of May 1979

    Aristocrat and patient of Sigmund Freud Sergei Konstantinovitch Pankejeff aka Der Wolfsmann dies of unknown causes at the age of 93 in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of May 1979

    9/11 terrorist Mohand Muhammed Fayiz al-Shehri is born in 'Asir, Saudi Arabia.

    On 11 September 2001 Shehri boarded Flight 175 with four other hijackers. About a half an hour into the flight the plane was hijacked and was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of May 1980

    23-year-old Gabriele Roesner is raped and strangled by serial killer Michael Wolpert aka Der Neu-Isenburger Frauenmörder in Langen, Hessen, Germany.


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    41 Years Ago Today He Shot Millionaires, Jews and Criminals

    Thursday 7th of May 1981

    20-year-old Mass murderer Lawrence William Moore known for the Oregon Museum Tavern Shooting bursts into the tavern during a Ladies Night and opens fire with a 9mm Browning HP handgun, killing four and injuring 20 in Oregon Museum Tavern, Front Street NE, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    Moore stated the reason for the shooting that he was trying to get members of a 'syndicate' of millionaires, Jews and criminals who had been trying to poison him.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of May 1982

    53-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is discharged in Mental Health Institute, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of May 1984

    The body of 22-year-old Victim of Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer David M. Block is found in Crawford Road, South R 173, Zion, United States.

    Block was beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer on 30 December 1982.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of May 1991

    14-year-old Laurence Guillaume is raped and strangled by serial killer Francis Heaulme aka The Emmaus Murderer aka Le Routard du Crime in Metz, Lorraine, France.

    In this murder Heaulme was accompanied by the 19-year-old cousin of the victim Michel Guillaume, whom he had met less than an hour earlier at the fair in Metz. Guillaume was convicted of rape and complicity in the murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of May 1992

    Multiple murderer Justin Lee May is executed by lethal injection at the age of 46 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of May 2001

    72-year-old Great Train Robber Ronnie Ronald Arthur Biggs returns voluntarily to Britain after being on the run for 25 years in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 7th of May 2004

    An installation with two movies by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK and music by Mauro Pawlowski in the 'Mariages' series in ModeMuseum, Nationalestraat 28, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



  • 10 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 7th of May 2012

    Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK on the Prime Meridian in Royal Observatory, London, Greenwich, Greater London, United Kingdom.



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