38th year  -  N° 33                 Thursday, 2 February 2023         Antwerpen		
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25 events for 7 November:

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    295 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of November 1728

    Explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain James Cook is born in Marton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

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    240 Years Ago Today He Became the Last

    Friday 7th of November 1783

    Highwayman John Austin is executed by hanging in Tyburn Tree, London, Tyburn, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    The gallows were dismantled after Austin's execution. Future public hangings were now conducted on a scaffold named the 'new drop' outside Newgate Prison.

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    185 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of November 1838

    Symbolist writer Auguste Jean Marie Mathias Philippe Villiers de l'Isle-Adam aka Le Comte is born in Saint-Brieuc, Bretagne, France.

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    156 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of November 1867

    Physicist and chemist Marie Curie known for her pioneering research on radioactivity is born as Maria Salomea Skłodowska in 16 Ulica Freta, Warszawa, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.

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    144 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of November 1879

    Marxist revolutionary and theorist and founder and first leader of the Red Army Leon Trotsky is born as Lev Davidovich Bronshtein in Bereslavka, Kirovohrads’ka Oblast, Ukraine.

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    110 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of November 1913

    Writer Albert Camus is born in Mondovi, El Taref, Algeria.

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    105 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of November 1918

    Evangelist Billy William Franklin Graham aka America's Pastor is born in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

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    102 Years Ago Today il y Avait des Poitrines Décolletées

    Monday 7th of November 1921

    Start of the trial against 52-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in 3 Place André Mignot, Versailles, Île-de-France, France.

    Among the audience of Landru's trial were actors Mistinguette and Maurice Chevalier, writer Colette and a huge number of women from the bourgeoisie. Special trains known as the 'Landru Spécial' were run from Paris Invalides station to arrive in Versailles in time for the hearings. "Une exhibition de fourrures, chinchillas et zibelines, des bras nus, des poitrines décolletées; des chairs nacrées, des colliers de perles, des lèvres trop rouges réprimant mal des petits rires fusants; un public venu là poussé par une sorte d'attirance morbide; la Cour d'assises a l'aspect  pittoresque d'un dancing." (Le Figaro)

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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of November 1929

    5-year-old Gertrud Albermann is strangled by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Mauer der Firma Haniel & Lueg, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Albermann also suffered 34 stab wounds.

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    85 Years Ago Today He Reneged on His Promise

    Monday 7th of November 1938

    29-year-old Ernst Eduard vom Rath is shot five times by assassin of Ernst vom Rath Herschel Grynszpan in Hôtel Beauharnais, Paris, VIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Vom Rath died two days later in hospital. Grynszpan was theorized to have been acquainted with vom Rath before the shooting. According to this theory vom Rath was homosexual and had met Grynszpan in the Paris bar Le Boeuf sur le Toit. Vom Rath had supposedly promised to use his influence to legalize Grynszpan's French residency. When vom Rath reneged on his promise Grynszpan went to the embassy and shot him.

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    80 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of November 1943

    Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is born as Roberta Joan Anderson in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada.

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    80 Years Ago Today The Ballad of Dwight Frye Ended Too Soon

    Sunday 7th of November 1943

    Actor Dwight Iliff Frye aka The Man with the Thousand-Watt Stare aka The Man of a Thousand Deaths known from several Dracula and Frankenstein movies dies of a heart attack at the age of 44 in Hollywood, California, United States.

    Frye was returning by bus from a cinema with his son and died as the ambulance was taking him to hospital.

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    79 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of November 1944

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ingrid Schubert is born in Ebern, Bayern, Germany.

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    76 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of November 1947

    Bernhard Hugo Goetz aka The Subway Vigilante is born in New York, Queens, New York, United States.

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    59 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of November 1964

    58-year-old Anna Mycek is strangled by serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire in Katowice, Dąbrówka Mała, Województwo Katowice, Poland.

    Mycek was Marchwicki's first victim.

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    55 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of November 1968

    Start of the trial against 62-year-old Murderer and body snatcher Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka America’s Most Bizarre Murderer in Wautoma, Wisconsin, United States.

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    43 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of November 1980

    Actor Steve Terrence Stephen McQueen aka The King of Cool dies of heart failure at the age of 50 in Clinica de Santa Rosa, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

    McQueen died 12 hours after surgery to remove or reduce numerous metastatic tumors in his neck and abdomen.

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    39 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 7th of November 1984

    84-year-old Alice Benaim is tortured and smothered by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in 15 rue Marc Seguin, Paris, XVIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

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    32 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of November 1991

    Creator of gay pornographic images Touko Valio Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland dies of an emphysema-induced stroke at the age of 71 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland.

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    27 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of November 1996

    144 die in ADC Airlines Boeing 727-231 Flight 86 crash in Ejirin, Lagos, Nigeria.

  • 24 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 7th of November 1999

    William Shatner aka Captain James Kirk from Star Trek popping up at a conference on Media Art in Fabrimetal, Rue Puissant d'Agimont 15, Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium.

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    20 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of November 2003

    Murderer Joseph Timothy Keel is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

    Keel's last meal request was for chicken, a biscuit, rice, a Diet Coke and a T-bone steak without the bone with mushrooms and onions.

  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 7th of November 2006

    The 'Mexico' bridges are some of the finest of a number of old industrial bridges in the old port in Mexicobrug, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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    16 Years Ago Today He Shot One Person in the Toe

    Wednesday 7th of November 2007

    School shooter Pekka-Eric Auvinen known for the Jokela school shooting commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 18 in Jokela High School, Jokela, Uusimaa, Finland.

    Auvinen killed eight people and wounded one person in the toe before shooting himself in the head with a SIG Mosquito .22 calibre semi-automatic pistol, twelve others were also injured by flying shattered glass or sprained ankles. The dead were 17-year-old Sameli 'Same' Nurmi, 17-year-old Mika Petteri Pulkkinen, 18-year-old Ari Juhani Palsanen, 25-year-old Hanna Katariina Laaksonen Kinnunen, 43-year-old nurse Sirkka Anneli Kaarakka, 17-year-old Mikko Tapani 'Mikkous' Hiltunen, 16-year-old Ville Valtteri 'Viltsi' Heinonen and 61-year-old head teacher Helena Kalmi. Before setting off on his rampage Auvinen uploaded a file package containing 21 media files to the internet. It contained pictures of himself, his firearm, Jokela High School, one undisclosed music file and three documents in Finnish and English. The longest text was the 'Manifesto of the Natural Selector' in which Auvinen explained his thoughts and rationale behind the shooting.

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    2 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of November 2021

    Actor Dean Robert Stockwell dies of natural causes at the age of 85 in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, United States.

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