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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
I'm Beginning to See the Light




32 events for 5 November:

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    276 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of November 1743

    Composer and choir master Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer dies of unknown causes at the age of 47 in Polling, Bayern, Germany.


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    139 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of November 1880

    Victim of Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais Anne-Marie Pascal is born in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France.


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    126 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 5th of November 1893

    Industrial designer Raymond Loewy is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 5th of November 1911

    Chief executioner Harry Bernard Allen is born in Denaby Main, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of November 1913

    Actress Vivien Leigh is born as Vivian Mary Hartley in St. Paul's School, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of November 1920

    Cop killer Emmet Bancroft is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

    Bancroft was convicted of murdering the Umatilla sheriff during a jail break.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of November 1931

    Singer-songwriter and musician Ike Izear Luster Turner known from Ike & Tina Turner is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of November 1938

    Singer-songwriter Joe Joseph Ira Dassin is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of November 1941

    Singer-songwriter Art Arthur Ira Garfunkel known from Simon & Garfunkel is born in Forest Hills, New York, Queens, New York, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of November 1941

    Actress and pin-up model Elke Sommer is born as Elke Baronesse von Schletz in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    73 Years Ago Today Il Était Nul

    Tuesday 5th of November 1946

    Artist Jacques Lizène aka L’Artiste de la Médiocrité is born in Ougrée, Liège, Belgium.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of November 1946

    Musician and painter Herman Hermanus Brood is born in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands.


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    71 Years Ago Today He Was Van der Graaf Generated

    Friday 5th of November 1948

    Singer-songwriter and musician Peter Joseph Andrew Hammil known from the band Van der Graaf Generator is born in London, Ealing, West London, United Kingdom.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of November 1954

    Victim of Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer Ralph Calise is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of November 1955

    Painter Maurice Utrillo dies of a lung disease at the age of 72 in Hôtel Splendid, 2 Cours de Verdun, Dax, Aquitaine, France.


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    60 Years Ago Today They Left the Scene with a Small Portable Radio

    Thursday 5th of November 1959

    48-year-old Herbert 'Herb' Clutter, 45-year-old Bonnie Mae Fox, 16-year-old Nancy Mae and 15-year-old Kenyon Neal are shot in the head during a robbery by 31-year-old Mass murderer Perry Edward Smith aka In Cold Blood and Richard Hickock in 611 W Oak Ave, Holcomb, Kansas, United States.

    Hickock and Smith left the crime scene with a small portable radio, a pair of binoculars and less than $50 in cash.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of November 1959

    Cop killer Günther Fritz Erwin Podola aka Mike Colato is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 30 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Podola shot Detective Sergeant Raymond Purdy through the heart with a Radom 9mm semi-automatic pistol when he tried to arrest him on 12 July 1959 in Kensington.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of November 1964

    33-year-old Serial killer Albert Henry DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    50 Years Ago Today He Spun the Cylinder

    Wednesday 5th of November 1969

    Victim of The Manson Family John Philip Haught aka Christopher Jesus aka Zero shoots himself in the head in a game of Russian Roulette at the age of 22 in 28 Club House Drive, Venice, California, United States.

    According to Madaline Joan Cottage aka Little Patty she and Zero were in bed when he picked up a .22 Caliber Iver & Johnson revolver. After Patty told Zero that there was only one bullet in the gun he spun the cylinder, placed the muzzle against his head and shot himself. Later an anonymous man told a Los Angeles Times writer that he was present when Zero died. According to the man Zero didn't kill himself but one of the girls shot him.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of November 1980

    16-year-old Teresa Sykes is attacked by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    Sykes survived with head injuries.


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    37 Years Ago Today Le Trafic est Arrêté

    Friday 5th of November 1982

    Actor and film director Jacques Tati dies of pulmonary embolism at the age of 74 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of November 1984

    82-year-old Jeanne Laurent is tortured and killed by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in 7 rue Armand Gauthier, Paris, XVIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of November 1985

    Twenty-third bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Manufacturer Hanover Bank, Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium.

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


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of November 1985

    Twenty-fourth bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Kredietbank, Ladeuzeplein, Leuven, Brabant, Belgium.

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


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 5th of November 1989

    Composer Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz dies of a heart attack at the age of 86 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of November 1991

    Media tycoon Robert Ian Maxwell aka Captain Bob falls overboard from the vessel which was cruising at the age of 68 in Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain.

    The official ruling of Maxwell's death at the inquest was death by a heart attack combined with accidental drowning.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of November 1996

    40-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Birgit Elisabeth Hogefeld is sentenced to life imprisonment in Oberlandesgericht, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.

    Hogefeld was released on parole in June 2011.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of November 1997

    Child killer Aua Lauti is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of November 1998

    56-year-old Serial killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers (with Ian Brady) loses an appeal against the government's decision that she must spend the rest of her life in jail in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of November 2005

    Writer John Robert Fowles known for his novel The Collector dies of unknown causes at the age of 79 in Axminster Hospital, Lyme Regis, Dorset, United Kingdom.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 5th of November 2005

    The construction site of a new open-air pig slaughterhouse at Art Farm in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of November 2010

    51-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Resist Anything - Except Temptation' in Kunstencentrum België, Burgemeester Bollenstraat 54, Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium.



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