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35th year  -  N° 227                 Friday, 14 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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25 events for 4 November:

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    173 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of November 1847

    Composer Felix Mendelssohn dies of apoplexy at the age of 38 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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    104 Years Ago Today It Was the Way it Was

    Saturday 4th of November 1916

    CBS anchorman Walter Leland Cronkite aka The Most Trusted Man in America is born in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States.


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    98 Years Ago Today The Water Boy Stumbled on a Stone

    Saturday 4th of November 1922

    48-year-old Archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter known for discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun discovers the entrance to the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in KV62, Valley of the Kings, Thebe, Egypt.

    Carter's young water boy accidentally stumbled on a stone that turned out to be the top of a flight of steps cut into the bedrock


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of November 1937

    Actress Loretta Jane Swit known for her portrayal of Major Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan on M*A*S*H is born in Passaic, New Jersey, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of November 1946

    Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is born in Floral Park, New York, Queens, New York, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of November 1955

    Criminologist August Vollmer aka Gus commits suicide due to suffering of cancer and Parkinson's Disease at the age of 77 in Berkeley, California, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 4th of November 1956

    Playboy John Paul Getty is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of November 1965

    Serial killer Henry Louis Wallace aka The Taco Bell Strangler is born in Barnwell, South Carolina, United States.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of November 1978

    19-year-old Frank Wayne 'Dale' Landingin is strangled by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

    Landingin's body was found in the Des Plaines River. Investigators found Landingin's driver's license in Gacy's home.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 4th of November 1979

    52 Americans are held hostage for 444 days in US Embassy, Tehran, Tehran, Iran.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of November 1983

    38-year-old Serial killer Dennis Andrew Nilsen aka Killing For Company starts his life sentence as 'Prisoner B62006' in Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Nilsen's Prisoner number was A6191AC.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of November 1985

    Twenty-first bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Banque Bruxelles Lambert, Cours Saint-Michel 60, Brussel, Etterbeek, Brabant, Belgium.

    It was the third action in their 'Campagne Karl Marx'.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Monday 4th of November 1985

    Twenty-second bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Société Générale de Banque, Boulevard Joseph Tirou 53, Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium.

    It was the fourth action in their 'Campagne Karl Marx'.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 4th of November 1986

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 59th concert at the Bar Europa festival in Shaffy Theater, Weesperzijde 34III, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of November 1988

    The longest ever living woman in the USA Emma Broadwater dies of old age at the age of 117 in Maryland Manor, Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of November 1989

    55-year-old William Grissom and his 24-year-old daughter Julie and 8-year-old grandson Sean is killed by serial killer Danny Rolling aka The Gainesville Ripper in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States.

    Julie Grissom's body had been mutilated, cleaned, and posed.


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    25 Years Ago Today It Was not a Personal Act

    Saturday 4th of November 1995

    5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin is shot dead by 25-year-old former Hesder student and far-right law student Yigal Amir at the age of 73 in Kings of Israel Square, Tel Aviv, Gush Dan, Israel.

    During his later trial Amir stated: "I acted according to din rodef. ... It was not a personal act, I just wanted [Rabin] to be removed from his position".


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    25 Years Ago Today He Jumped from a Thousand Plateaus

    Saturday 4th of November 1995

    Philosopher Gilles Deleuze commits suicide jumping from the window of his apartment at the age of 70 in 84 Avenue Niel, Paris, XVIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Deleuze had been tied to a respirating machine for one and a half year since one of his lungs collapsed.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 4th of November 1997

    39-year-old Stephen Chako is shot dead in the course of a robbery by serial killer Louis Peoples in Mayfair Discount Liquors and Tobacco, 6111 West Ln Ste 101, Stockton, California, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today He Jumped Over the Bench

    Wednesday 4th of November 1998

    21-year-old Serial killer Richard Arinaitwe confesses to having killed 8 people, including 35-year-old Cecilia Goetz on 28 July in Kampala, Kampala, Uganda.

    After giving his statement to the magistrate Arinaitwe jumped over the bench and tried to strangle magistrate Elizabeth Jane Alividza.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 4th of November 2000

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 87th concert at the Deadly Actions IV festival in La Ferme Dupire, 80 Rue Yves Decugis, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Hauts de France, France.

    Also played: Propergol, Slogun, Genocide Organ.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 4th of November 2002

    Nothing but a shadow on the floor in Vlemincktoren, Turnhoutsebaan 381, Wijnegem, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 4th of November 2004

    Murderer Robert Brice Morrow is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Morrow's last meal request was for 10 pieces of crispy fried chicken, two cheeseburgers, three fried pork chops, chef salad with chopped ham and Thousand Island dressing, French fries and onions, five buttermilk biscuits with butter, four jalapeno peppers, a pint of Rocky Road ice cream, one bowl of peach cobbler or apple pie and two Sprites and two Cokes.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Friday 4th of November 2005

    Mass murderer Hastings Arthur Wise is executed by lethal injection at the age of 51 in Broad River Correctional Institution, Columbia, South Carolina, United States.

    Wise's last meal request was for lobster back, french fries, coleslaw, banana pudding and milk.



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 4th of November 2005

    Many hands make the work light, as explained by the keeper as he had to shorten six metal poles for the open-air slaughterhouse construction in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.



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