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35th year  -  N° 227                 Friday, 14 August 2020         Antwerpen		
I'm So Lonesome I Could Die




32 events for 28 November:

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    1279 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of November 0741

    90th Pope Gregorius III dies of unknown causes in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    263 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of November 1757

    Poet and painter William Blake is born in 28 Broad Street, London, Soho, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    200 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of November 1820

    Philosopher Friedrich Engels is born in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    139 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of November 1881

    Writer Stefan Zweig is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    139 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of November 1881

    Murderer John Aspinal Simpson is executed by hanging by William Marwood at the age of 21 in Strangeways Prison, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of November 1887

    Murderer Enoch Wadley is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.


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    127 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of November 1893

    Murderer Emanuel Hamar is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Strangeways Prison, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of November 1895

    26-year-old Automobile manufacturing pioneer Frank James Duryea wins the first motor-car race in the United States, the Chicago Times-Herald race in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of November 1899

    Murderer Charles Scott is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Reading Gaol, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom.


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    113 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of November 1907

    Writer Alberto Moravia aka Il Conformista is born as Alberto Pincherle in Via Giovanni Sgambati, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    112 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of November 1908

    Anthropologist and ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss is born in Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of November 1911

    Showman and circus proprietor George Sanger is murdered with a hatchet at his home by his employee Herbert Charles Cooper for unknown reasons at the age of 86 in London, Finchley, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Cooper then committed suicide by putting his head on a railway line.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of November 1942

    492 die in Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in Cocoanut Grove, 17 Piedmont Street, Boston, Bay Village, Massachusetts, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of November 1942

    Murderess Toni Jo Henry is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 26 in Lake Charles Parish jail, 5410 Broad Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States.

    During the time Henry was being tried Louisiana changed its method of execution from hanging to death by electrocution. Henry was executed within the basement of the Lake Charles Prison in Louisiana's portable electric chair which had been brought by truck from Angola the previous day. Henry was the only woman executed in Louisiana's electric chair.


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    77 Years Ago Today He Was Short People

    Sunday 28th of November 1943

    Singer-songwriter Randy Randall Stuart Newman is born in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of November 1947

    Maréchal de France Philippe Leclerc dies in an airplane crash at the age of 45 in Colomb-Béchar, Béchar, Algeria.

    The North American B-25 Mitchell Tailly II carrying Leclerc and his staff crashed, killing everyone on board.


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    70 Years Ago Today He Knew His Hangman

    Tuesday 28th of November 1950

    Murderer James Henry 'Tish' Corbitt is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 37 in Strangeways Prison, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Corbitt knew his hangman even before he committed the crime. At the time of the murder he was a frequent customer in Pierrepoint’s pub 'Help The Poor Struggler' on Manchester Road in the Hollinwood area of Oldham.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of November 1958

    19-year-old Triple murderer Lowell Lee Andrews aka The Nicest Boy in Wolcott shoots his 50-year-old father William, 41-year-old mother Opal and 20-year old sister Jennie Marie in Wolcott, Kansas, United States.

    Andrews wanted to become a 'hired gun' and inherit the family property.


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    58 Years Ago Today He Shattered Five Wild Bros Orangeade and Cherryade Bottles

    Wednesday 28th of November 1962

    Highwayman Charles Smith is executed by hanging by Harry Allen in Strangeways Prison, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Smith used a total of 5 glass screw-top Wild Bros Orangeade and Cherryade bottles, each of which shattered to pieces, to club 58-year-old Isabella Cross to death in her sweetshop at the corner of Hulme Hall Lane and Iron Street on 4 May.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of November 1963

    Serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune is born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, France.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of November 1970

    45-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion Mit Einer Gans' in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of November 1972

    Criminal Roger Bontems is executed by the Guillotine by André Olbrecht at the age of 36 in Prison de la Santé, 42 Rue de la Santé, Paris, XIVe, Montparnasse, Île-de-France, France.

    With the execution of Claude Buffet, seven minutes after Bontems, these were the last executions in Paris.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of November 1972

    Murderer Claude Buffet is executed by the Guillotine by André Olbrecht at the age of 39 in Prison de la Santé, 42 Rue de la Santé, Paris, XIVe, Montparnasse, Île-de-France, France.

    His last words were "Au revoir et à tout à l'heure".


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    44 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of November 1976

    44-year-old Harry De La Roche Sr., 51-year-old Mary Jane, 15-year-old Ronald and 12-year-old Eric are bludgeoned and shot dead by 18-year-old Mass murderer Harry William Frederick De La Roche jr. in 23 East Grand Avenue, Montvale, New Jersey, United States.

    The thought of going back to 'The Citadel', a military academy, drove De La Roche jr. “mad”.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of November 1979

    257 die in Air New Zealand McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 Flight 901 crash in Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Ross Archipelago, Antarctica.

    The flight was designed and marketed as a unique sightseeing experience, carrying an experienced Antarctic guide who pointed out scenic features and landmarks using the aircraft public-address system, while passengers enjoyed a low-flying sweep of McMurdo Sound. The flights left and returned to New Zealand the same day.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of November 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Hear/See' at Mixage Festival in De Beyerd, Boschstraat, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

    I was tied to a table which I could turn over 360° by my own power. In the room next door where the public was slides of industrial landscapes were shown. The door between the two rooms was continuously opened and slammed back so only a few people could have a glance at the performance inside each time. When the door was closed you could hear loud monotone music when it was open you didn’t hear anything.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of November 1981

    Noise music band Club Moral play their sixth concert in Usine de Pali-Kao, Rue de Pali-Kao, Paris, XXe, Île-de-France, France.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of November 1987

    159 die in South African Airways Boeing 747-244M Flight 295 crash in the Indian Ocean.


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    26 Years Ago Today The Deceased Was Too Intoxicated

    Monday 28th of November 1994

    Great Train Robber Buster Ronald Christopher Edwards commits suicide by hanging at the age of 63 in Leake Street, London, Lambeth, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    At the Inquest following Edwards' death a panel recorded an open verdict, based on testimony that the deceased was too intoxicated to form an intent to kill himself.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of November 1994

    Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal is beaten to death with a bar from the weight room by 25-year-old fellow-inmate Christopher Scarver while cleaning the toilets and showers in the maximum security jail at the age of 34 in Columbia Correctional Institution, 2925 Columbia Drive, Portage, Wisconsin, United States.

    In the same event 37-year-old murderer Jesse Anderson was also beaten and died two days later when doctors at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison removed him from life support..


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    23 Years Ago Today She Left Downing Street in Tears

    Friday 28th of November 1997

    72-year-old Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Hilda Thatcher aka The Iron Lady resigns as Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party in 10 Downing Street, London, Westminster, Greater London, United Kingdom.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 28th of November 2007

    Complex plumbing in our refurbished bathroom in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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