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35th year  -  N° 227                 Friday, 14 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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25 events for 18 November:

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    713 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of November 1307

    Folk hero Wilhelm Tell shoots an apple of his son Walter's head in a single attempt in Altdorf, Uri, Switzerland.


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    300 Years Ago Today He Was Gibbeted on Display

    Monday 18th of November 1720

    Pirate captain John Rackham aka Calico Jack is executed by hanging at the age of 38 in Port Royal, Surrey, Jamaica.

    Calico Jack's body was then gibbeted on display on a very small islet at a main entrance to Port Royal.


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    236 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of November 1784

    Murderer Alexander White is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.


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    195 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of November 1825

    Murderer James Reynolds is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in New York City, New York, United States.

    Reynolds' was one of the last public hangings in New York City.


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    142 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of November 1878

    Mass murderer Joseph Garcia is executed by hanging by William Marwood at the age of 21 in Usk Prison, Usk, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom.

    Garcia stabbed 40-year-old William Watkins and his 44-year-old wife Elizabeth to death and hacked 8-year-old Charlotte, 5-year-old Frederick and 4-year-old Alice to death with an axe as they lay asleep.


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    134 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of November 1886

    21st President of the United States Chester Alan Arthur dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 57 in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of November 1922

    Writer Marcel Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Proust dies of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 51 in 44 Rue de l'Amiral-Hamelin, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of November 1922

    Dictator of Nicaragua Luis Anastasio Somoza Debayle is born in León, León Department, Nicaragua.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of November 1926

    56-year-old Wilhelmina Edmunds is raped and strangled by serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of November 1945

    First female chief of the Cherokee Nation Wilma Pearl Mankiller is born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States.

    The family surname Mankiller refers to a traditional Cherokee military rank, it is Asgaya-dihi in the Cherokee language.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of November 1952

    Surrealist poet Paul Éluard dies of a heart attack at the age of 56 in 52 Avenue de Gravelle, Charenton-Le-Pont, Île-de-France, France.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of November 1952

    Murderer Ernest West Basden is born in Kinston, North Carolina, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of November 1957

    Triple murderer Juan Raul Garza is born in Brownsville, Texas, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of November 1959

    Double murderess Karla Faye Tucker aka The Pick Axe Murderess is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of November 1962

    Physicist Niels Henrik David Bohr dies of heart failure at the age of 77 in Copenhagen, Carlsberg, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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    44 Years Ago Today He Was Unconcerned but not Indifferent

    Thursday 18th of November 1976

    Artist Man Ray dies of a lung infection at the age of 86 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Friday 18th of November 1977

    21-year-old Tommy Boling is strangled by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of November 1978

    22-year-old Michael Joseph Inderbieten is castrated, tortured and suffocated by serial killer Randy Kraft aka The Scorecard Killer in San Diego, California, United States.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of November 1978

    Founder and leader of the Peoples Temple Jim James Warren Jones commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 47 in Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, Jonestown, Barima-Waini, Guyana.

    That same day Jones coaxed 910 inhabitants of Jonestown including 303 children into a mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced grape-flavored Flavor Aid. At the end of a 45-minute recording made during the mass suicide, Jones concluded: "We didn't commit suicide; we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world."


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of November 1981

    Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham dies of natural causes at the age of 86 in Kempton, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of November 1997

    56-year-old Besun Yu and 46-year-old Jun Gao are shot dead by 35-year-old Serial killer Louis James Peoples in the course of a robbery in Village Oaks Market, Stockton, California, United States.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of November 1999

    Writer Paul Frederic Bowles dies of heart failure at the age of 89 in The Italian Hospital, Tangier, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 18th of November 1999

    Murderer Jose Angel Guttierrez is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of November 2002

    Actor James Harrison Coburn dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 74 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 18th of November 2005

    Happy visitors at Art Farm in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.



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