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33rd year  -  N° 268                 Tuesday, 25 September 2018         Antwerpen		
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22 events for 2 October:

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    171 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of October 1847

    Generalfeldmarschall and politician Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff von Hindenburg is born in Poznań, Wielkopolska, Poland.


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    165 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of October 1853

    Tennis player and murderer Vere St. Leger Thomas Goold is born in Clonmel, Munster, Ireland.


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    149 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of October 1869

    Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka The Apostle of Non-violence is born in Kirti Mandir, Porbandar, Gujarat, India.


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    128 Years Ago Today He Was Born Above a Butcher Shop

    Thursday 2nd of October 1890

    Comedian and actor Groucho Julius Henry Marx is born in East 78th Street, New York City, New York, United States.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of October 1897

    Comedian and actor Bud William Alexander Abbott known from Abbott and Costello is born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States.


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    114 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 2nd of October 1904

    Writer Graham Henry Greene is born in St. John’s House, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.


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    104 Years Ago Today He Went Per Aspera ad Astra

    Friday 2nd of October 1914

    Rocket propulsion researcher and Thelemite occultist Jack Marvel Whiteside Parsons is born in Good Samaritan Hospital, 1125 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of October 1930

    Multiple child murderer Gordon Stewart Northcott aka The Wineville Chicken Coop Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of October 1935

    Murderer Roland Cochrane aka Charles E. Stevens is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 27 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 2nd of October 1947

    Mathematician and esotericist Peter Pyotr Demianovich Ouspensky dies of kidney failure at the age of 69 in Lyne Place, Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom.


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    69 Years Ago Today He Was from the Blank Generation

    Sunday 2nd of October 1949

    Singer-songwriter and musician Richard Hell known from Richard Hell & The Voidoids is born as Richard Lester Meyers in Lexington, Kentucky, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of October 1963

    17-year-old Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is sentenced to three years on parole for burglary in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    50 Years Ago Today C'Était Lui qui Meure

    Wednesday 2nd of October 1968

    Dada artist Marcel Henri Robert Duchamp aka Rrose Sélavy dies of heart failure at the age of 81 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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    44 Years Ago Today She Went to Buy a Pack of Gum

    Wednesday 2nd of October 1974

    16-year-old Nancy Wilcox is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Arnett Drive, Holladay, Utah, United States.

    Bundy said he buried Wilcox' body near Capitol Reef National Park but it was never found.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of October 1982

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 20th concert in Café Lipstick, Volksstraat 76, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of October 1984

    First bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Litton Business Belgium, 59 Rue du Bon Pasteur, Brussel, Evere, Brabant, Belgium.

    It was the start of their Première Campagne Anti-Impérialiste d’Octobre.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 2nd of October 1985

    Actor Rock Hudson dies of AIDS-related complications at the age of 60 in The Castle, 9402 Beverly Crest Drive, Beverly Hills, California, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 2nd of October 1990

    128 die in Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 Boeing 737-247 collision in Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

    Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 collided with two other aircraft while attempting to land. The hijacked aircraft struck a parked China Southwest Airlines Boeing 707 first and then collided with China Southern Airlines Flight 2812 Boeing 757 waiting to take off, fipping onto its back. The plane was hijacked by 21-year-old Jiang Xiaofeng who was seeking political asylum in Taiwan.


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Friday 2nd of October 1992

    31-year-old Mary Catherine Williams is choked to death by serial killer Joel Rifkin aka The Long Island Ripper in 9th Street, New York City, New York, United States.

    Williams' decomposed body was discovered in a wooded area in Yorktown Heights on 21 December 1992.


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    19 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 2nd of October 1999

    Writer Heinz G. Konsalik dies of unknown causes at the age of 78 in Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 2nd of October 2005

    An art installation at Beijing Tokyo Art Projects in 798 Art District, Beijing, Dashanzi, Hebei, China.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Monday 2nd of October 2006

    School shooter Charles Carl Roberts aka The Amish School Shooter commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 33 in West Nickel Mines School, Bart Township, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Roberts entered the one-room school at 9.51 am with a Springfield XD 9×19mm handgun, a Browning 12 gauge shotgun, a Ruger .30-06 bolt-action rifle, about 600 rounds of ammunition, cans of black powder, a stun gun, two knives, a change of clothes, an apparent truss board and a box containing a hammer, hacksaw, pliers, wire, screws, bolts and tape. Roberts shot dead 7-year-old Naomi Rose Ebersol, 13-year-old Marian Stoltzfus Fisher, 12-year-old Anna Mae Stoltzfus, 8-year-old Lena Zook Miller and 7-year-old Mary Liz Miller and injured another five schoolgirls between 6 and 13 years old. The schoolhouse was torn down eleven days after the tragedy and was re-built in a nearby location.



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