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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?




25 events for 3 November:

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    226 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of November 1793

    Feminist, activist, playwright and abolitionist Olympe de Gouges is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 45 in Place de la Révolution, Paris, VIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    de Gouges was sentenced to death for seditious behaviour and attempting to reinstate the monarchy.


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    138 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of November 1881

    Arend De Hees is poisoned with arsenic by serial poisoner Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Friday 3rd of November 1899

    Composer Rezső Seress known for Szomorú Vasárnap (Gloomy Sunday) is born as Rudolf 'Rudi' Spitzer in Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of November 1901

    King of Belgium Leopold III is born as Leopold Filips Karel Albert Meinrad Hubertus Maria Miguel in Paleis Van der Noot d'Assche, Wetenschapsstraat 33, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of November 1901

    Writer, art theorist and Minister of Cultural Affairs André Georges Malraux is born in 53 Rue Damrémont, Paris, XVIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of November 1914

    Expressionist poet Georg Trakl commits suicide by a cocaine overdose at the age of 27 in Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of November 1921

    Actor Charles Bronson is born as Charles Dennis Buchinsky in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    84 Years Ago Today Their Mangled Remains Were Visited by Thousands

    Sunday 3rd of November 1935

    Serial bomber Hugh F. 'Idzy' Rutkowski aka The Mad Bomber of Milwaukee dies in a massive bomb explosion at the age of 21 in 2121 W. Mitchell Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    The force of the explosion was so great that a large section of the garage roof was blown over the alley and two whole houses before landing in Mitchell Street. Rutkowski's 16-year-old accomplice Paul 'Shrimp' Chevanek also died in the explosion. At 2117-B Mitchell Street 9-year-old Patricia Mylnarek was killed by the impact of the explosion. The mangled remains of the two bombers were put on display at the county morgue and according the Journal, were “visited by thousands.” The bits and pieces of Rutkowski and Chevanek that could be collected had to be buried in the same coffin because there was no way to tell them apart.


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    65 Years Ago Today He Crawled in

    Wednesday 3rd of November 1954

    Musician Adam Ant known from Adam and the Ants is born as Stuart Leslie Goddard in London, Marylebone, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of November 1954

    Artist Henri Émile-Benoît Matisse dies of a heart attack at the age of 85 in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    62 Years Ago Today His Energy Left Him

    Sunday 3rd of November 1957

    Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich dies of myocardial insufficiency with sudden heart failure at the age of 60 in United States Penitentiary, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Reich was serving a two-year term for distributing his invention, the 'orgone energy accumulator' in violation of the Food and Drug Act. Reich was buried in a vault at Orgonon that he had asked his caretaker to dig in 1955. He had left instructions that there was to be no religious ceremony but that a record should be played of Schubert's 'Ave Maria' sung by Marian Anderson.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of November 1957

    Soviet space dog Laika aka Barker dies of overheating in a Sputnik 2 capsule at the age of 3 in Geocentric Orbit, Space.

    Laika died within hours from overheating possibly caused by a failure of the central R-7 sustainer to separate from the payload. The true cause and time of her death were not made public until 2002; instead, it was widely reported that she died when her oxygen ran out on day six, or as the Soviet government initially claimed, she was euthanised prior to oxygen depletion.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of November 1982

    Over 1000 die in fuel tanker and munitions truck collision in Salang Tunnel, Parwan, Afghanistan.

    Drivers of cars, trucks and buses evidently continued to enter the tunnel after the explosion. Soviet troops, fearing that the explosion might have been a rebel attack, closed off both ends with tanks, trapping many inside. Some burned to death; others were killed by smoke and by carbon monoxide escaping from vehicles whose drivers kept their engines idling to stay warm in the freezing cold. As many as 700 Soviet troops and 2,000 Afghan soldiers and civilians may have died.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of November 1983

    22-year-old Ulrike Ilke Rutsch is presumably raped and stabbed to death by serial killer Michael Wolpert aka Der Neu-Isenburger Frauenmörder in Babenhausen, Hessen, Germany.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of November 1984

    17-year-old Lisa McVey is abducted and raped by serial killer Bobby Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist in Waters Avenue, Tampa, Florida, United States.

    McVey survived.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of November 1988

    Child rapist and murderer Donald Gene Franklin is executed by lethal injection at the age of 37 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 3rd of November 1993

    Inventor Léon Theremin dies of natural causes at the age of 97 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 3rd of November 1996

    Self-proclaimed Emperor of Central Africa Jean-Bédel Bokassa dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Bangui, Ombella-M'Poko, Central African Republic.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of November 1998

    Comic book artist Bob Kane known for Batman dies of natural causes at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 3rd of November 1998

    37-year-old Serial killer Wayne Adam Ford aka The Breast Severer walks into a police station, pulls a severed breast in a ziplock bag out of his pocket and confesses to four murders in Humboldt County Sheriff Department, 826 4th Street, Eureka, California, United States.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Monday 3rd of November 2003

    35-year-old Serial killer Yang Xinhai aka The Monster Killer is arrested after acting suspiciously during a routine police inspection of entertainment venues in Cangzhou, Hebei, China.

    Shortly after he was arrested Yang confessed to 65 murders, 23 rapes and five attacks causing serious injury: 49 murders, 17 rapes and five attacks in Henan; eight murders and three rapes in Hebei; six murders and two rapes in Anhui; and two murders and one rape in Shandong.


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    14 Years Ago Today She Lay Her Knitting Down

    Thursday 3rd of November 2005

    Women's magazine publisher Aenne Burda dies of natural causes at the age of 96 in Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 3rd of November 2005

    Child killer Melvin Wayne White is executed by lethal injection at the age of 55 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    White's last meal request was for a four egg Spanish omelets with gravy and hash brown potatoes on the side, six pieces of buttered toast, a gallon of milk, sliced peppers, onion rings, french fries, a cheeseburger, a pork chop and gravy, fried chicken, six slices of bread, a pitcher of ice, two Cokes, peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 3rd of November 2005

    Meeting our first website provider in a traffic jam in Beijing, Hebei, China.


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    7 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 3rd of November 2012

    Noise music band Club Moral perform 'The Second Coming of Joachim Stiller' as 140th concert at the ZugZwang III festival in Weststadt Bar, Mainzer Straße 106, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany.



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