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34th year  -  N° 317                 Wednesday, 13 November 2019         Antwerpen		
I Am Happy When You Are Happy




28 events for 12 October:

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    527 Years Ago Today He Landed in the New World

    Wednesday 12th of October 1492

    41-year-old Explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain Christophorus Columbus discovers and lands on the first land in the New World and calls it San Salvador in Guanahani, San Salvador, Bahamas.


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    365 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of October 1654

    Several 100s die in gunpowder storage building explosion in Kruithuis, Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of October 1875

    Occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter and mountaineer Aleister Edward Alexander Crowley aka The Great Beast is born in 30 Clarendon Square, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.


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    128 Years Ago Today

    Monday 12th of October 1891

    Martyr and saint of the Catholic Church Edith Stein aka St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross is born in Breslau, Schlesien, Germany.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of October 1915

    Nurse Edith Louisa Cavell is executed by the firing squad at the age of 50 in Tir National, Brussel, Schaerbeek, Brabant, Belgium.

    Sixteen men forming two firing squads carried out the sentence pronounced on Cavell and on four Belgian men including Cavell's friend Philippe Baucq.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of October 1923

    16-year-old Wilhelm Erdner is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 4, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of October 1935

    Tenor Luciano Pavarotti is born in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    76 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of October 1943

    Presumed murderer Jeffrey Robert MacDonald is born in Jamaica, New York, United States.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of October 1944

    Assassin Josef Erwin Bachmann known for shooting Rudi Dutschke is born in Reichenbach im Vogtland, Sachsen, Germany.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of October 1946

    Neighbour to David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam John Carr aka Wheaties is born in Yonkers, New York, United States.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 12th of October 1949

    Terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez aka Carlos the Jackal is born in Michelena, Estado Táchira, Venezuela.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 12th of October 1955

    Victim of Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness Susan Elaine Rancourt is born in La Conner, Washington, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of October 1967

    47-year-old Reyer de Bruijn is beaten to death by serial killer Hans van Zon in Heeswijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

    Afterwards van Zon returned to cut de Bruijn's throat.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 12th of October 1969

    35-year-old Family leader Charles Milles Manson known for conspiracy to murder Sharon Tate is arrested in a police-raid in Barker Ranch, Death Valley National Park, California, United States.

    Manson was hiding in a small cupboard under a bathroom sink and spotted by his hair sticking out of the door. Also arrested are Beth Tracy aka Collie Sinclair, Diane Bluestein aka Shake Lake, Sherry Andrews aka Claudia Leigh Smith, John Philip Haught aka Zero Christopher Jesus, Kenneth R. Brown aka Scott Bell Davis, Lee Hamic aka William Rex Cole aka Bill Vance, Vern Edward Thompson aka Plumlee, Lawrence L. Bailey aka Little Larry and Bruce Davis. They are all charged with auto-theft.


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    48 Years Ago Today He Tripped

    Tuesday 12th of October 1971

    Musician Gene Vincent known for his top ten hit ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ dies of a ruptured stomach ulcer at the age of 36 in Newhall, California, United States.

    Vincent tripped in his parents' house and ruptured a stomach ulcer. He was taken to the hospital where he died.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of October 1974

    Cult victim Arlis Kay Perry is sexually assaulted with altar candles, tortured and ritually murdered by cultists at the age of 19 in Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford, California, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of October 1978

    19-year-old Susan Geiger is drugged, tortured and sexually assaulted by serial killer Richard Cottingham aka The Torso Killer in Airport Motel, US Hwy 46 N, Hackensack, New Jersey, United States.

    Geiger survived with bruises and lacerations all over her body and contusions, abrasions and bite marks on her breasts.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 12th of October 1978

    20-year-old Nancy Laura Spungen aka Nauseating Nancy is stabbed to death by musician Sid Vicious in Hotel Chelsea, 222 West 23rd Street, New York City, New York, United States.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 12th of October 1980

    34-year-old Mass murderer Freddy André Horion aka De Zonnebril tries to escape from prison by use of a replica handgun made out of breadcrumb in De Nieuwe Wandeling, Nieuwewandeling 89, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    Horion was caught on the roof of the prison.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of October 1982

    21-year-old Craig Townsend is handcuffed, severely beaten up and left in a coma by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in Interstate 65, Lowell, Indiana, United States.

    Townsend had escaped from the hospital before detectives completed their investigation of the unprovoked assault.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of October 1984

    Spree killer Linwood Earl Briley is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 30 in Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Boydton, Virginia, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of October 1985

    Seventeenth and eighteenth bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Fabrimetal, Rue Puissant d'Agimont 15, Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium.

    A tax office in the same street was also bombed. It was the second action in their Campagne Karl Marx.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 12th of October 1997

    Singer-songwriter John Denver crashes with his experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane while making a series of touch-and-go landings at the nearby Monterey Peninsula Airport at the age of 54 in Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove, California, United States.

    Denver was not legally permitted to fly at the time of the accident because had a number of drunk driving arrests in the previous years.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of October 1999

    Cop killer Alvin Wayne Crane is executed by lethal injection at the age of 41 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Friday 12th of October 2001

    Murderer David Junior Ward is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 12th of October 2002

    202 die in al-Qaeda bomb attack in Paddy's Pub and Sari Club, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.

    The Mitsubishi L300 van bomb was made from potassium chlorate, aluminium powder, and sulfur. The terrorists assembled 12 plastic filing cabinets filled with explosives. The cabinets, each containing a potassium chlorate, aluminum powder, sulfur mixture with a TNT booster, was connected by 150 metres of PETN-filled detonating cord. Ninety-four RDX electric detonators were fitted to the TNT. The total weight of the van bomb was 1.020 kg. The attack killed 88 Australians, 38 Indonesians, 23 Britons and people of more than 20 other nationalities.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 12th of October 2004

    Murderer Donald Loren Aldrich is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Aldrich's last meal request was for chef salad with French/Ranch dressing, fried chicken breasts and legs, french fries, a cheeseburger, chocolate cake, deviled eggs, and biscuits with gravy.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 12th of October 2005

    In 1927 the Kuomintang carried out a purge of suspected communists in Shanghai. Thousands of victims of this purge were brought to the temple grounds to be executed in Longhua Martyrs Cemetery, Shanghai, China.



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