39th year  -  N° 57                 Monday, 26 February 2024         Antwerpen		
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27 events for 12 November:

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    1070 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of November 0954

    13-year-old Carolingian king of West Francia Lothaire IV is crowned by Archbishop Artald of Reims in Abbaye Saint-Remi, Reims, Marne, France.

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    376 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of November 1648

    Nun, writer and women's rights activist Juana Inés de la Cruz aka The Mexican Phoenix is born as Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana in San Miguel Nepantla, Mexico, Mexico.

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    191 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of November 1833

    Composer Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin is born in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.

    Borodin was an illegitimate son of a Georgian noble, Luka Gedevanishvili, and 24-year-old Russian Evdokia Konstantinovna Antonov.

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    184 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of November 1840

    Artist Auguste François René Rodin is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

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    158 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of November 1866

    Revolutionary leader and medical practitioner Yat-sen Sun aka The Father of the Nation is born in Cuiheng, Guangdong, China.

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    124 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of November 1900

    Spree killer Stanley Eric George Graham is born in Kokatahi, West Coast, New Zealand.

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    115 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of November 1909

    Murderer James A. Finch is executed by hanging at the age of 39 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

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    109 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of November 1915

    Literary theorist, philosopher, linguist and semiotician Roland Gérard Barthes is born in Cherbourg, Normandie, France.

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    96 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of November 1928

    11 die in SS Vestris shipwreck in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States.

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    95 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of November 1929

    Actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Patricia Kelly is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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    90 Years Ago Today Maddox Had No Name

    Monday 12th of November 1934

    Family leader Charles Milles Manson known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is born as no name Maddox in General Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

    Manson was born to unmarried 16-year-old Kathleen Maddox. He was first named 'no name Maddox'.

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    79 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of November 1945

    Singer-songwriter and musician Neil Percival Young aka The Godfather of Grunge known from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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    68 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of November 1956

    Victim of Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper Jean Bernadette Jordan is born as Jean Royle in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom.

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    58 Years Ago Today He Wanted to Get Known

    Saturday 12th of November 1966

    18-year-old Mass murderer Robert Benjamin Smith forces five women and two children into a back room and systematically shoots them in the head, killing five of them in Rose-Mar College of Beauty, 42 North Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona, United States.

    Smith told police as they walked him away from the carnage with a big grin on his face "I wanted to get known, just wanted to get myself a name." The five fatalities were 27-year-old Joyce Sellers and her 3-year-old daughter Debbie, 18-year-old Glenda Carter, 18-year-old Mary Olsen and 19-year-old Carol Farmer.

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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 12th of November 1972

    26-year-old Performance and installation artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'Deadman' in Riko Mizuno Gallery, 669 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, California, United States.

    At 8 p.m. I lay down on La Clenega Boulevard and was covered completely with a canvas tarpaulin. Two fifteen- minute flares were placed near me to alert cars. Just before the flares extinguished, a police car arrived. I was arrested and booked for causing a false emergency to be reported. Trial took place in Beverly Hills. After three days of deliberation, the jury failed to reach to decision, and the judge dismissed the case.

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    47 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of November 1977

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ingrid Schubert commits suicide by hanging at the age of 33 in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stadelheim, Stadelheimer Straße 12, München, Giesing, Bayern, Germany.

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    43 Years Ago Today He Lay on the Fourth Floor for Four Days

    Thursday 12th of November 1981

    Actor William Holden dies of exsanguination at the age of 63 in Ocean Avenue #535, Santa Monica, California, United States.

    Holden, alone and intoxicated slipped on a rug, severely lacerating his forehead on a teak bedside table and bled to death. He was found in his apartment on the fourth floor, number 43, four days later.

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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of November 1984

    21-year-old Kim Marie Swann is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Bobby Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States.

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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of November 1984

    77-year-old Paule Victor is suffocated by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in 8 rue Keller, Paris, XIe, Île-de-France, France.

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    38 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 12th of November 1986

    Gauleiter in East Prussia Erich Koch dies of natural causes at the age of 90 in Mokotów Prison, ul. Rakowieckiej 37, Barczewo, Województwo Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Poland.

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    33 Years Ago Today He Used an Obscenity to Describe Life

    Tuesday 12th of November 1991

    Murderer G. W. Green is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    As the lethal drugs flowed into Green's arms he used an obscenity to describe life, gasped once and made no further movement.

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    28 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of November 1996

    349 die in Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-168B Flight 763 and Kazakhstan Airlines Ilyushin II-76 Flight 1907 mid-air collision in Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, India.

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    27 Years Ago Today He Had a Map of Future Targets

    Wednesday 12th of November 1997

    35-year-old Serial killer Louis James Peoples is arrested in Stockton, California, United States.

    Peoples was in possession of a backpack that had a stolen badge and identification card belonging to an Alameda County sheriff's deputy. Missing was the deputy's .40-caliber Glock that was later found buried in a muddy field. The gun was linked to four deaths that occurred over a two-week period. A map found in Peoples' home pinpointed the known attacks as well as future targets.

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    25 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of November 1999

    Murderer Leroy Joseph Drayton aka Ricky is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Broad River Correctional Institution, Columbia, South Carolina, United States.

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    23 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of November 2001

    265 die in American Airlines Airbus A300-600 Flight 587 crash in Belle Harbor, New York, Queens, New York, United States.

    The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the cause of the crash was overuse of the rudder mechanism.

  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 12th of November 2005

    Blood on the floor in the open-air slaughterhouse in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.

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    17 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of November 2007

    Writer Ira Marvin Levin known for Rosemary’s Baby dies of a heart attack at the age of 78 in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

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