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33rd year  -  N° 268                 Tuesday, 25 September 2018         Antwerpen		
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19 events for 10 October:

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    205 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of October 1813

    Composer Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi is born in Via della Processione 1, Le Roncole, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    129 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of October 1889

    Art forger Han Henricus Antonius van Meegeren is born in Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of October 1894

    8-year-old Howard Robert Pitezel is strangled by serial killer Henry Howard Holmes aka The Torture Doctor in Indianapolis, Irvington, Indiana, United States.


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    117 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of October 1901

    Sculptor Alberto Giacometti is born in Borgonovo, Graubünden, Switzerland.


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    95 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 10th of October 1923

    Murderess Susan Newell is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in Duke Street Prison, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    Newell was the last woman to be hanged in Scotland.


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    94 Years Ago Today His Mother Wanted a Daughter

    Friday 10th of October 1924

    Cult film director Ed Edward Davis Wood aka The Worst Director of All Time is born in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.

    Wood's mother Lillian would dress him in girl's clothing when he was a child because she had always wanted a daughter. For the rest of his life Wood became a heterosexual crossdresser infatuated with the feel of angora on his skin.


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    93 Years Ago Today He Was Strong but not from Outer Space

    Saturday 10th of October 1925

    Strongman and eccentric Antonio Barichievich aka The Great Antonio is born in Zagreb, Zagrebačka županija, Croatia.

    In his later years Barichievich claimed that he was an extraterrestrial.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of October 1925

    26-year-old Kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann marries 27-year-old Anna Schoeffler in New York City, New York, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today He Had a Birthday Party

    Friday 10th of October 1930

    Writer and playwright Harold Pinter is born in London, Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 10th of October 1931

    39-year-old Mass murderer Szilveszter Matuska aka The Orient-Express Wrecker is arrested in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 10th of October 1933

    Hair stylist and victim of the Manson Family Jay Sebring is born as Thomas John Kummer in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

    Jay after the first initial of his middle name and Sebring after the famous Florida car race.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of October 1948

    Victim of John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place Geraldine Evans is born in 10 Rillington Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of October 1963

    Singer Édith Piaf aka La Môme Piaf dies of an aneurism at the age of 48 in Chemin de la Rouree, Plascassier, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    33 Years Ago Today He Didn't Smoke no More

    Thursday 10th of October 1985

    Actor Yul Brynner dies of lung cancer at the age of 65 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 10th of October 1985

    Actor and film director Orson George Welles dies of a heart attack at the age of 70 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 10th of October 1993

    292 die in MV Seohae ferry sinking in Wido, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Monday 10th of October 1994

    Wife of Bruno Richard Hauptmann Anna Schoeffler dies of natural causes at the age of 96 in Lancaster General Hospital, 555 N Duke Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    14 Years Ago Today Came the Planes

    Sunday 10th of October 2004

    Actor Christopher D'Olier Reeve known for portraying Superman dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 52 in Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 Main Street, Mount Kisco, New York, United States.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 10th of October 2005

    The remains of what once was a stairway in a demolished house in a hutong also gone in Shanghai, China.



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