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33rd year  -  N° 349                 Saturday, 15 December 2018         Antwerpen		
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18 events for 18 October:

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    515 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 18th of October 1503

    215th Pope Pius III dies of an ulcer in the leg at the age of 64 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    Pius III had been on his deathbed with gout since 13 October. Some alleged Pius III died of poison administered at the instigation of Pandolfo Petrucci, the ruler of Siena.


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    241 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of October 1777

    Poet and writer Heinrich Bernd Wilhelm von Kleist is born in Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    167 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of October 1851

    The novel 'Moby Dick' by 32-year-old Writer Herman Melville known for his novel ‘Moby-Dick’ is first published as 'The Whale' by Richard Bentley in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    120 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of October 1898

    Singer, diseuse and actress Lotte Lenya is born as Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer in Ameisgasse 38, Wien, Penzing, Wien, Austria.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of October 1920

    Double murderer LeRoy Sanford McGahuey is born in Saint Helens, Oregon, United States.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Monday 18th of October 1926

    Actor Klaus Kinski is born as Klaus Gunther Nakszynski in Zoppot, Pomorze Wschodnie, Poland.


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    92 Years Ago Today He Rolled Over Beethoven

    Monday 18th of October 1926

    Singer-songwriter and musician Chuck Charles Edward Anderson Berry is born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of October 1927

    Serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki aka The Zagłębie Vampire is born in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Województwo Sląskie, Poland.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of October 1939

    Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is born in Old French Hospital, 1818 Orleans Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of October 1944

    Cop killer Barry Peter Prudom aka The Phantom in the Forest is born as Barry Edwards in 39 Grosvenor Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 18th of October 1947

    Leader of the l'Ordre International Chevaleresque de Tradition Solaire cult Luc Jouret is born in Kikwit, Bandundu, Belgian Congo.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of October 1977

    Leader of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe aka Rote Armee Fraktion Andreas Bernd Baader is found shot in the head with a FEG 7.65 pistol in cell 719 at the age of 34 in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stammheim, Asperger Straße 60, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    The autopsy concluded that Baader shot himself to the neck, 3 cm above the hairline in a direction that made the bullet come out through the forehead from a straight trajectory, with a 7.65 calibre pistol which is considered implausible. Moreover the investigation carried out by the ballistic expert Dr Roland Hoffman using Baader's gun showed that the bullet must have been fired from a distance of between 30 and 40 centimetres which is considered likely impossible.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of October 1977

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Jan-Carl Raspe is found shot in the head with a Heckler & Koch 9mm pistol in cell 716 at the age of 33 in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stammheim, Asperger Straße 60, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    Raspe was found still alive but died in the hospital hours later. There were no fingerprints found on Raspe's gun and there were no gunpowder traces on Raspe's hands while Raspe was still holding the gun inside his hand when he was found, something considered at least unusual.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of October 1977

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Gudrun Ensslin is found hanging from a length of speaker cable in cell 720 at the age of 37 in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stammheim, Asperger Straße 60, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    "I am afraid of being suicided in the same way as Ulrike. If there is no letter from me and I’m found dead; in this case it is an assassination."


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of October 1977

    Vorsitzender des Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie Hanns Martin Schleyer is executed after being held prisoner of the Rote Armee Fraktion commando Siegfried Hausner for 44 days at the age of 62 in Rue Charles Péguy, Mulhouse, Alsace, France.

    Schleyer was taken from Brussels and shot dead en route to Mulhouse where his body was left in the trunk of a green Audi 100.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 18th of October 1978

    Catalan communist and assassin Ramón Mercader aka Jacques Mornard aka Frank Jacson known for the assassination of Russian Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky dies of unknown causes at the age of 65 in Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.

    Mercader is buried under the name Ramon Ivanovich Lopez in Moscow's Kuntsevo Cemetery.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of October 1983

    Four skeletonised victims of 31-year-old Serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer are found in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 18th of October 2005

    46-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs '2 Throatstuckers' with Hanggai throatsinger Yilichi in 2 Kolegas Bar, 21 Liangmaqiao Lu, Beijing, Chaoyang, Hebei, China.

    A music performance using only voices with Hanggai throatsinger Yilichi.



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