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35th year  -  N° 227                 Friday, 14 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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31 events for 2 November:

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    265 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of November 1755

    Excessive Queen consort of France and Navarre Marie Antoinette is born as Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna in Hofburg, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    225 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of November 1795

    11th President of the United States James Knox Polk is born in Pineville, North Carolina, United States.


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    205 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of November 1815

    Mathematician, philosopher and logician George Boole is born in 3 Pottergate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.


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    155 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of November 1865

    29th President of the United States Warren Gamaliel Harding is born in Ohio Route 97, Blooming Grove, Ohio, United States.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of November 1903

    Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of November 1906

    Count of Lonate Pozzolo and film director Luchino Visconti is born as Luchino Visconti di Modrone in Milano, Lombardia, Italy.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of November 1913

    Actor Burt Burton Stephen Lancaster is born in 209 East 106th Street, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    103 Years Ago Today The Man Went Outside

    Friday 2nd of November 1917

    Chemist, murderer and playwright Roland Burnham Molineux dies of syphilitic infection at the age of 51 in Kings Park, New York, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of November 1923

    26-year-old Serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer leaves the State Hospital to start a killing spree in State Hospital for Mental Defectives, Napa, California, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of November 1942

    Sex researcher Shere Hite is born as Shirley Diana Gregory in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States.

    Shere later took the surname of her stepfather Raymond Hite.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of November 1944

    47-year-old Doctor and serial killer Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer is arrested, posing as Captain Henri Valéry, a hero for the resistance in St.-Mandé-Tourelle Metro Station, Paris, XIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of November 1944

    Engineer and chemist Thomas Midgley dies of strangulation at the age of 55 in Worthington, Ohio, United States.

    Midgley accidently strangled himself with an elaborate system of ropes and pulleys he designed himself to lift him from his bed since he was struck by poliomyelitis in 1940.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of November 1944

    Musician Keith Noel Emerson known from Emerson, Lake and Palmer is born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of November 1947

    42-year-old Business magnate, aviator, aerospace engineer, film director and eccentric Howard Robard Hughes makes the first and only flight of his own designed H-4 Hercules 'Spruce Goose' largest ever flying boat in Cabrillo Beach, Los Angeles, San Pedro, California, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of November 1947

    Irish Republican Army volunteer Joe McCann is born in Belfast, Lower Falls, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    70 Years Ago Today He Pruned His Last Tree

    Thursday 2nd of November 1950

    Playwright George Bernard Shaw dies of renal failure at the age of 94 in Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

    Shaw's renal failure was precipitated by injuries incurred from falling while pruning a tree.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of November 1952

    Gangster and gang leader Patrick Haemers aka Le Grand Blond is born in Brussel, Schaerbeek, Brabant, Belgium.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of November 1956

    143 die in express train plunge into a river in Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu, India.

    A bomb exploded on a bridge across the Marudaiyar river.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of November 1965

    Quaker and anti-war protester Norman Morrison commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 32 in The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States.

    Morrison doused himself in kerosene and set himself on fire below Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's office. In the Vietnamese city of Đà Nẵng a road is named after Morrison in memory of his act against the Vietnam-U.S conflict.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of November 1967

    Murderer Garry Dean Miller is born in Scurry County, Texas, United States.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of November 1972

    67-year-old Henri Tomei is stabbed to death by serial killer Herbert Mullin aka The Hippie Killer in St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos, California, United States.

    Mullin thought the church was empty but when he heard Father Henri Tomei in one of the booths he decided "Well, if you (the priest) are in here, I guess I should kill you."


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of November 1974

    23-year-old Edward A. Hilliard and his girlfriend Deborah Griffin is abducted and strangled by serial killer Paul John Knowles aka The Casanova Killer in Milledgeville, Georgia, United States.

    Hilliard's body was found in nearby woods but Griffin's remains were never discovered. Knowles was not proven to have murdered them but he was under strong suspicion.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of November 1975

    Writer and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini is murdered by being run over several times with his own car at the age of 53 in Lido di Ostia, Via dell’Idroscalo, Ostia, Lazio, Italy.

    17-year-old male prostitute Giuseppe Pelosi was arrested and confessed to murdering Pasolini. On 7 May 2005 he retracted his confession which he said was made under the threat of violence to his family. He claimed that three people "with a southern accent" had committed the murder, insulting Pasolini as a "dirty communist".


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of November 1979

    Gangster Jacques René Mesrine aka Public Enemy No. 1 is shot dead by the gendarmerie at the age of 43 in Porte de Clignancourt, Paris, XVIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Mesrine's golden BMW 520 was boxed in at the entrance to the intersection and police marksmen in the rear of a lorry immediately in front of their car threw open a tarpaulin. Twenty rounds were fired at point blank range. Mesrine was hit 15 times. A coup de grâce was then administered with a pistol. His mistress Sylvia Jeanjacquot lost one eye and suffered lasting damage to her arm. Her pet dog was killed.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of November 1984

    71-year-old Iona Seicaresco is brutally beaten and strangled to death with an electric cord by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in 60 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, XVIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    36 Years Ago Today She Died in a Diaper

    Friday 2nd of November 1984

    Serial killer Velma Margie Barfield is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

    Barfield was the first woman to die by lethal injection in North Carolina. Barfield chose as her last meal a bag of Cheez Doodles and a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola, and wore pink pajamas and an adult diaper as she was put to death.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of November 1986

    103 die in Lockheed C-130 Hercules crash in Zahedan Airport, Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran.

    The plane was transporting soldiers of the 88th Armored Division from the western Bakhtaran war front to Zahedan.


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    16 Years Ago Today Somebody Killed the Village Idiot

    Tuesday 2nd of November 2004

    Film director Theo Theodoor van Gogh is assassinated by Dutch-Moroccan Muslim Mohammed Bouyeri at the age of 47 in .

    Bouyeri objected to the controversial film Submission van Gogh made from a script written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali that deals with violence against women in some Islamic societies; it tells the stories of four abused Muslim women using visual shock tactics. Following the broadcast of the film both van Gogh and Hirsi Ali received death threats. Van Gogh did not take the threats seriously and refused any protection. According to Hirsi Ali he said "Nobody kills the village idiot", a term he frequently used about himself.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of November 2004

    Murderer Lorenzo Morris is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Morris' last meal request was for fried chicken and fried fish, French bread, hot peppers, apple pie, butter pecan ice cream and two soft drinks, either Sprites or Big Reds.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 2nd of November 2005

    The amazing archive of China's Noise Guru n°1 Yan Jun in Beijing, Hebei, China.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of November 2008

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 133rd concert in Wiels, Avenue Van Volxem 354, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.



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