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35th year  -  N° 227                 Friday, 14 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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31 events for 17 November:

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    462 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of November 1558

    Queen of England and Ireland Mary Tudor aka Bloody Mary dies of ovarian cysts or uterine cancer at the age of 42 in St James's Palace, London, Westminster, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    230 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of November 1790

    Mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius known for his discovery of the Möbius strip is born in Schulpforta, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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    224 Years Ago Today The Harness of Her Horse Broke

    Thursday 17th of November 1796

    Russian monarch Catherine the Great dies of a stroke at the age of 67 in Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.

    Combined with the knowledge of Catherine's globally known sexual appetite and her love for the equestrian, a rumor circulated that she died when the harness of her horse broke that was positioned to be held above her.


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    154 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of November 1866

    Anarchist writer and feminist Voltairine de Cleyre is born in Leslie, Michigan, United States.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of November 1887

    War leader Bernard 'Monty' Montgomery aka 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein is born in London, Kennington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of November 1903

    Abortionist Marie-Louise Giraud is born as Lempérière in Barneville-Carteret, Basse-Normandie, France.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of November 1903

    Murderer Edward Richard Palmer is executed by hanging by William Billington at the age of 24 in Devizes Prison, Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.


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    115 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of November 1905

    Queen consort of the Belgians Sofia Lovisa Thyra Astrid of Sweden is born in Arvfurstens Palats, Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of November 1906

    Engineer and industrialist Soichiro Honda is born in Hamamatsu, Chūbu, Japan.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 17th of November 1907

    Victim of Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess Hedvig Sarah Samuelson aka Sammy is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of November 1917

    Artist Auguste François René Rodin dies of influenza at the age of 77 in Meudon, Île-de-France, France.

    Rodin requested permission to stay in the Hotel Biron, a museum of his works, because he had no heating in his villa but the director of the museum refused to let him stay there.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of November 1925

    Actor Rock Hudson is born as Roy Harold Scherer in Winnetka, Illinois, United States.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of November 1936

    Actor John Bowers commits suicide by drowning at the age of 51 in Malibu Beach, Malibu, California, United States.

    A deputy sheriff friend identified the body and disclosed that the actor had declared his intention to commit suicide by getting into a boat and "sailing away into the sunset."


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of November 1942

    Film director Martin Charles Scorsese is born in New York, Queens, New York, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of November 1942

    Double murderer Richard William Kutzner is born in Harris County, Texas, United States.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of November 1944

    Actor Danny Daniel Michael DeVito is born in Neptune City, New Jersey, United States.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of November 1950

    15-year-old 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Gyatso is enthroned as Head of State in Norbulingka Palace, Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of November 1950

    26-year-old Spree killer Ernest Ernie Ingenito guns down nine members of his family in Piney Hollow Road, Franklin Township, New Jersey, United States.

    At about 8 p.m. Ingenito armed himself with a Luger, a Mauser C96, and a .32 caliber rifle and drove to his 21-year-old ex-wife Theresa Mazzoli's house. He shot Theresa and his father-in-law Michael. When his mother-in-law Pearl fled across the street to her parent's home, Ingenito followed and shot her mother Theresa Pioppi in the doorway, then stepped over her body to shoot and kill his wife's pregnant aunt Marion Pioppi. He wounded his wife's nine-year-old cousin Jeannie, then shot and killed Pearl Mazzoli who tried to hide in a closet. Ingenito also killed Pearls's brother John who had chased after Ingenito with a knife. Ingenito continued his killing spree, driving to Minotola where Theresa's aunt and uncle Frank and Hilda Mazzoli lived. He shot both of them in front of their two younger children. Although critically wounded both survived.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of November 1954

    Start of the trial against 77-year-old Presumed murderer Gaston Dominici known from L’Affaire Dominici for the Drummond murders in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of November 1958

    Murderer Arthur Thomas is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 33 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of November 1958

    30-year-old Olga Nettie Kupczyk Duncan is killed by murderess Elizabeth Duncan aka Ma Duncan in Santa Barbara, California, United States.

    Almost eight months pregnant Olga was beaten half dead and buried alive by 21-year-old Luis Moya and 26-year-old Augustine ‘Gus’ Baldonado, who were hired by Duncan.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of November 1970

    Start of the trial against 27-year-old American hero and mass murderer William Laws Calley known for the My Lay Massacre in United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

    Testimony revealed that Calley had ordered the men of 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry of the 23rd Infantry Division to kill everyone in the village.


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    46 Years Ago Today Becky Made a Phone Call to the Police

    Sunday 17th of November 1974

    28-year-old Serial killer Paul John Knowles aka The Casanova Killer is arrested after dashing through a police-roadblock in McDonough, Georgia, United States.

    Knowles was finally cornered by 27-year-old former Vietnam War Veteran and hospital maintenance worker David Clark, who escorted Knowles to Joe and Becky Stonecypher's nearby house where Becky made a phone call to the police.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of November 1980

    20-year-old Jacqueline Hill is stabbed to death by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Alma Road, Leeds, Headingley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Hill was Sutcliffe's last known victim. "I pulled Miss Hill's clothes off, most of them. I had a screwdriver on me, I think it had a yellow handle and a bent blade. I stabbed her in her lungs. Her eyes were wide open and she seemed to be looking at me with an accusing stare. This shook me up a bit, I jabbed the screwdriver into her eye but they stayed open, and I felt worse than ever. I left her lying on her back with her feet towards the entrance. I think she was dead when I left."


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of November 1981

    23-year-old Sherry Morrow is abducted and shot dead by serial killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

    Morrow's body was found by hunters on 12 September 1982 on the north shore of the Knik River.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of November 1986

    Double murderer John Dale Cavaness aka Doc commits suicide by hanging at the age of 61 in Missouri State Penitentiary, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson, Missouri, United States.

    Cavaness killed his two sons to collect insurance money.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of November 1998

    Serial killer Kenneth Allen McDuff aka The Broomstick Murderer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    McDuff's final meal according to death row chef Brian Price was a hamburger fashioned to resemble his request of a steak.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of November 1999

    Murderer John Michael Lamb is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    The day before his execution Lamb was re-baptized.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 17th of November 2001

    A note about the final closure of the puppet museum in Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of November 2004

    Murderer Anthony Guy Fuentes is executed by lethal injection at the age of 30 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Fuentes' last meal request was for fried chicken with biscuits and jalapeno peppers, steak and french fries, fajita tacos, pizza, a hamburger, water and Coca-Cola.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of November 2007

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 130th concert as 'The Parts' in Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Nicolaas de Liemaeckereplein 2, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.



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