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

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    201 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of November 1819

    Robber John Henley is executed by hanging in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    198 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of November 1822

    Sodomite John Holland is executed by hanging in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Holland was charged with an 'unnatural offence'.


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    198 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of November 1822

    Sodomite William King is executed by hanging in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    King was charged with an 'unnatural offence'.


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    176 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of November 1844

    Automobile designer and manufacturer Karl Benz is born as Karl Friedrich Michael Vaillant in Rheinstraße 22 Quartier, Mühlburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    139 Years Ago Today He Was Blessed

    Friday 25th of November 1881

    Giovanni XXIII aka Il Papa Buono is born as Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli in Sotto il Monte, Lombardia, Italy.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of November 1895

    8th President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Ludvík Svoboda is born in Hroznatín, Moravia, Czechoslovakia.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of November 1900

    SS-Obersturmbannführer and longest serving commandant of Auschwitz-KZ Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss is born in Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    119 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of November 1901

    Lagerkommandant in KZ Auschwitz and Majdanek Arthur Liebehenschel is born in Poznań, Wielkopolska, Poland.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of November 1906

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Fritz Wittig is born in Kassel, Hessen, Germany.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of November 1914

    Baseball player Joe Joseph Paul DiMaggio aka Joltin' Joe aka The Yankee Clipper is born as Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio in Martinez, California, United States.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of November 1915

    Dictatorial president Augusto Pinochet is born as Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte in Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of November 1936

    Start of the trial against 31-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe in Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of November 1938

    Cop killer George Washington Pingley is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Virginia State Penitentiary, Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Monday 25th of November 1946

    Serial killer Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Torso Killer is born in New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of November 1964

    21-year-old Margaret Mary Flemming McGowan aka Frances Brown aka Ann Sutherland aka Susan Edwards aka Frances Quinn is found naked and choked to death by unidentified serial killer Jack the Stripper in Hornton Street, London, Kensington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of November 1967

    Sculptor Ossip Zadkine dies after undergoing abdominal surgery at the age of 79 in Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of November 1970

    Poet, writer and actor Yukio Mishima commits suicide by Seppuku at the age of 45 in Eastern Command of Japan's Self-Defense Forces Headquarters, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kantō, Japan.

    The act was to end in Mishima's ritual decapitation by Tatenokai member Masakatsu Morita. Morita, who was rumored to have been Mishima's lover, was unable to perform the decapitation properly: after several failed attempts, he allowed another Tatenokai member, Hiroyasu Koga, to finish the job. After Mishima was decapitated, Morita also attempted to commit Seppuku and was beheaded by Koga.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 25th of November 1973

    Serial killer Albert Henry DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man is stabbed through the heart in the prison infirmary by Robert Wilson at the age of 42 in Walpole State Prison, Walpole, Massachusetts, United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 25th of November 1975

    29-year-old Julia Goncalves is shot dead and violated by serial killer Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre in Parc Hébert, Nogent-sur-Oise, Oise, France.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of November 1981

    Victim of Marc Dutroux Laetitia Delhez is born in Bertrix, Luxembourg, Belgium.


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    34 Years Ago Today They Had Sex on His Water Bed

    Tuesday 25th of November 1986

    25-year-old Josefina Rivera is abducted and held imprisoned by serial killer Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer in 3520 North Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    "I was hustling on the corner of 3rd and Girard at about 11 pm. A 1987 Caddy Coupe de Ville pulled up. The driver of the car and I discussed price. We came to an agreement of $20. He drove me to 3520 North Marshall Street and we went into the house. He identified himself to me as Gary Heidnik. We went up to the second-floor front bedroom and he gave me a $20 bill. Then we took off our clothes and we had sex on his water bed." Rivera was held captive in a pit in the basement of Heidnik's house along other women he abducted until 24 March 1987 when she managed to escape.


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    33 Years Ago Today He Had Hair like Carl Lewis

    Wednesday 25th of November 1987

    87-year-old Berthe Finalteri is attacked and tortured by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in Rue d’Alsace, Paris, Xe, Île-de-France, France.

    Finalteri unexpectedly recovered and was able to give an accurate description of her attacker, "a mix-race man in his twenties, with hair like Carl Lewis and an earring in his left ear".


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 25th of November 1987

    79-year-old Rachel Cohen is tortured and killed by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in 46 Rue du Château d’eau, Paris, Xe, Île-de-France, France.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 25th of November 1989

    29-year-old Elizabeth Liz Gibson is abducted and strangled by serial killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Genesee River Killer in Rochester, New York, United States.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 25th of November 1993

    10-year-old Robert Thompson and 10-year-old Jon Venables are sentenced to indefinite imprisonment for killing 3-year-old Victim of Robert Thompson and Jon Venables James Patrick Bulger in Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom.



  • 10 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 25th of November 2010

    A worn out medieval piece of wood looking like some Gold Coast in my workshop in Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Mutsaardstraat 31, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    4 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of November 2016

    15th President of Cuba Fidel Alejandro Ruz Castro dies of unknown causes at the age of 90 in Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.


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    4 Years Ago Today

    Friday 25th of November 2016

    Photographer and film director David Hamilton commits suicide by an overdose of medication at the age of 83 in Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Hamilton was facing allegations of rape by his former model Flavie Flament.



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