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35th year  -  N° 227                 Friday, 14 August 2020         Antwerpen		
Blood on the Floor




28 events for 1 November:

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    416 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of November 1604

    'The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice' by 40-year-old Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is performed for the first time in Palace of Whitehall, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    On "Hallamas Day, being the first of Nouembar ... the Kings Maiesties plaiers" performed "A Play in the Banketinghouse at Whit Hall Called The Moor of Venis." The work is attributed to "Shaxberd."


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    409 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of November 1611

    The romantic comedy 'The Tempest' by 47-year-old Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is performed for the first time by the King's Men before James I and the English royal court in Palace of Whitehall, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    141 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of November 1879

    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hungary Pál Teleki is born as Pál János Ede Teleki de Szék in Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of November 1907

    Symbolist writer Alfred Jarry aka The Father of Pataphysics dies of tuberculosis aggravated by drug and alcohol use at the age of 34 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

    Jarry's last request was for a toothpick.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of November 1927

    Start of the trial against 30-year-old Serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in Manitoba Law Courts Building, 391 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of November 1932

    20-year-old Wife of Adolf Hitler for one day Eva Anna Paula Braun shoots herself in the neck in her parents’ house in München, Bayern, Germany.

    Braun's wound was only superficial, and she recovered in a couple of days.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of November 1938

    Murderer George Brain is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Brain stabbed 30-year-old prostitute Rose Muriel Atkins aka Irish Rose to death on 14 July 1938.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of November 1946

    Murderer Albert Robert Boyce is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 45 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Boyce shot dead his 41-year-old girlfriend Elizabeth McLindon at 45 Chester Square, Belgravia, London on 8 June 1946.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of November 1952

    42-year-old deer hunter Victor 'Bunk' Travis and his companion Ray Burgess are presumably shot dead by 46-year-old Murderer and body snatcher Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka America’s Most Bizarre Murderer in Plainfield, Wisconsin, United States.

    Travis and Burgess and their car were never to be seen again. A massive search was conducted but there was no trace of them. Travis' dead dog and pieces of clothing were eventually recovered but the hunters and their car had vanished from the area.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of November 1955

    23-year-old Mass murderer Jack Gilbert Graham plants a dynamite bomb in his mother, Daisie King's suitcase that was subsequently loaded aboard United Airlines Flight 629 and exploding over tracts of farmland and sugar beet fields in Longmont, Colorado, United States.

    Graham had purchased $37,500 worth of life insurance money policies in the airport terminal just before the aircraft's departure at Stapleton Airfield in Denver, Colorado. 44 people were killed in the blast, there were no survivors.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of November 1958

    Murderer Roger Keith Coleman is born in Grundy, Virginia, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of November 1965

    18-year-old Janina Popielska is stabbed to death, raped and mutilated by serial killer Łucjan Staniak aka The Red Spider of Katowice in Poznań, Wielkopolska, Poland.

    On 2 November the Poznan newspaper Courier Zachodni received a red-ink letter quoting Stefan Zeromsky's 1928 novel 'Popioli': "Only tears of sorrow can wash out the stain of shame, only pangs of suffering can blot out the fires of lust."


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of November 1970

    146 die in nightclub fire in Club Cinq-Sept, Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of November 1972

    Modernist poet Ezra Weston Loomis Pound dies of intestinal blockage at the age of 87 in Ospedale Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venezia, Veneto, Italy.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of November 1975

    School shooter Anthony Barbaro known for the Olean High School shooting commits suicide by hanging in his cell at the age of 17 in Cattaraugus County Jail, Little Valley, New York, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of November 1977

    18-year-old Lillie Pearl Darty is found shot in the head by serial killer Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death in Standpipe Road, Marshall, Texas, United States.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of November 1982

    Film director King Wallis Vidor dies of a heart ailment at the age of 88 in Paso Robles, California, United States.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of November 1984

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 39th concert in De Warande, Warandestraat 42, Turnhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of November 1986

    27-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'L'Age D'Or nr2' in an installation by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven aka AMVK in Stadsschouwburg, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands.

    In an AMVK-installation I was laying naked on a rotating platform, naked with my legs spread, my feet tied to a branch. By shuffling over the platform it looked as if I was moving forward, but yet remaining on the same spot. On the background a film of the same performance in a wood was projected.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of November 1986

    When their 61-year-old Cult leader of the Church of the Friends Kiyoharo Miyamoto dies of a  liver-disease his seven ‘Brides of God’ commit suicide by self-immolation on the beach in Wakayama, Honshu Island, Japan.


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    29 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of November 1991

    Mass murderer Gang Lu commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 28 in University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States.

    Lu killed 47-year-old professor Christoph K. Goertz, 44-year-old chairman Dwight R. Nicholson, assistant professor Robert Alan Smith, 27-year-old fellow graduate student Linhua Shan, 56-year-old assistant vice president for academic affairs T. Anne Cleary and seriously wounded 23-year-old student employee Miya Rodolfo-Sioson before committing suicide. Lu was infuriated because his dissertation 'Study of the "Critical Ionization Velocity" Effect by Particle-in-Cell Simulation' did not receive the prestigious D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize. In the months prior to the shooting Lu wrote five letters explaining the reasons for his planned actions.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of November 1994

    69-year-old Suspected serial killer Pietro Pacciani aka Il Mostro di Firenze is sentenced to life-imprisonment in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.

    Pacciani probably killed 16 people between 1968 and 1985.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of November 1997

    38-year-old JoAnn C. Thomas is strangled by serial killer Alfred Gaynor aka The Springfield Strangler in 866 Worthington St., Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.



  • 21 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 1st of November 1999

    A rather boring Franko B. performance in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of November 2000

    Murderer Jeffrey Dillingham is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Dillingham's last meal request was for one cheeseburger with American, Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese, without mayonaise, mustard or onions; large French fries; bowl of macaroni and cheese; lasagna with two slices of garlic bread; 4 oz. of Nacho cheese; three large cinnamon rolls; five scrambled eggs and eight pints of chocolate milk.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of November 2005

    46-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV plays 'I Love Rock'n'Roll' in 2 Kolegas Bar, 21 Liangmaqiao Lu, Beijing, Chaoyang, Hebei, China.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 1st of November 2005

    Meeting up with a truckload of sheep in a traffic jam in Beijing, Hebei, China.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of November 2006

    Murderer Donell O'Keith Jackson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Jackson's last meal request was for peach cobbler, barbecued ribs, french fries, onion rings, two double meat bacon burgers along with a root beer soda and a banana split ice cream.



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