38th year  -  N° 157                 Tuesday, 6 June 2023         Antwerpen		
Paradise Lost

28 events for 27 October:

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    241 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of October 1782

    Composer Niccolò Paganini is born in Genova, Liguria, Italy.

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    212 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of October 1811

    Inventor and entrepreneur Isaac Merritt Singer known for the Singer Sewing Machine Company is born in Pittstown, New York, United States.

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    165 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of October 1858

    26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt aka Teddy is born in 28 East 20th Street, New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States.

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    150 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of October 1873

    Murderer Johan Alfred Ander is born in Ljusterö, Södermanland, Sweden.

    Ander became the last person to be executed in Sweden.

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    142 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of October 1881

    Victim of Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais Marie-Thérèse Marchadier aka La Belle Mytèse is born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France.

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    124 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of October 1899

    3-year-old Manfred Louis Masset is beaten and suffocated by murderess Louise Masset in Dalston Junction railway station, London, Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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    109 Years Ago Today He Went Gently into that Good Day

    Tuesday 27th of October 1914

    Poet and writer Dylan Marlais Thomas is born in 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom.

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    104 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of October 1919

    36-year-old Mike Michele Pepitone is attacked by serial killer The Axeman of New Orleans in South Scott and Ulloa Streets, New Orleans, Mid-City, Louisiana, United States.

    Pepitone's head had been bashed 18 times with at least one weapon. He was rushed to Charity Hospital but within two hours he was pronounced dead. Pepitone was the twelfth and last known victim of The Axeman of New Orleans.

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    100 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of October 1923

    13-year-old Heinz Brinkmann 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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    100 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of October 1923

    Pop artist Roy Fox Lichtenstein is born in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.

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    95 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of October 1928

    Mass murderer Perry Edward Smith aka In Cold Blood is born in Huntington, Nevada, United States.

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    91 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of October 1932

    25-year-old Artist, recurring mental hospital patient and murderer Robert George Irwin aka The Mad Sculptor attends a surgical emergency room, having tried to cut off his penis with a razor in New York City, New York, United States.

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    88 Years Ago Today He Hit the Bank Twice

    Sunday 27th of October 1935

    Bomb attack by 21-year-old Serial bomber Hugh F. 'Idzy' Rutkowski aka The Mad Bomber of Milwaukee against the rear wall of the Citizens branch in First Wisconsin National Bank, 3602 W. Villard Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    Rutkowski's bomb weakened the building's foundation and sprayed glass over the surrounding homes. Using his stolen car that was made up to look like a police vehicle Rutkowski then sped away to the site of his next target. Less than 30 minutes later another bomb exploded, this time at the East Side branch of the First Wisconsin National Bank at the corner of N. Farwell and E. North Avenue. The dynamite had been placed on the ground at the rear of the building, so much of the force of the explosion went outward, wrecking near-by parked cars.

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    84 Years Ago Today

    Friday 27th of October 1939

    Actor John Marwood Cleese is born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom.

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    69 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of October 1954

    Artist Mike Michael Kelley is born in Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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    67 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of October 1956

    Possible victim of Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness Melanie Suzanne 'Suzi' Cooley is born in Boulder, Colorado, United States.

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    65 Years Ago Today She Bit His Hand and Got Hold of the Gun

    Monday 27th of October 1958

    28-year-old Lorraine Vigil is abducted and attacked by serial killer Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer in Tustin Avenue, Tustin, California, United States.

    Vigil was able to grab his gun by the muzzle and tried to wrest it from Glatman. As they fought over the gun Glatman accidentally fired a bullet that passed through Vigil’s skirt, grazing her thigh. At that point Vigil bit Glatman’s hand and was able to get hold of the gun. She pointed it at Glatman and held him there until police, alerted by a passing motorist, arrived on the scene. “I bit his wrist and he cried out, then suddenly I found I had the gun in my hand. I turned it around and pointed it at him. If I had known how to fire it, I believe I could have killed him. But he just stood there and watched me and after a while the police came.”

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    59 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 27th of October 1964

    An unidentified girl is raped and abused by 33-year-old Serial killer Albert Henry DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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    48 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of October 1975

    School shooter Robert Poulin known for the St. Pius X High School shooting commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 18 in St. Pius X High School, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

    Poulin opened fire on his classmates with a shotgun, killing 17-year-old classmate Mark Hough and wounding six others before killing himself. Earlier that day Poulin had raped and sodomized 17-year-old Sri Lankan Kim Rabot in his own bedroom before stabbing her to death. 

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    46 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of October 1977

    Writer James Mallahan Cain known for one of the creators of the roman noir dies of alcohol poisoning at the age of 85 in University Park, Maryland, United States.

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    46 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of October 1977

    The members of the die Rote Armee Fraktion aka Baader-Meinhof Gruppe Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe are buried in Dornhaldenfriedhof, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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    40 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 27th of October 1983

    44-year-old Serial killer Robert Christian Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter is arrested in Hansen's Bakery, Ninth and Ingra, Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

    Whilst Hansen was being interviewed a team of officers was searching his house. Behind wooden panelling in his trophy room police found items of cheap jewellery that was later traced back to the dead girls. Police also found a Ruger Mini-14 hunting rifle hidden under floorboards, which was later matched by ballistics as being the weapon that had killed Sherry Morrow and Paula Goulding. The most telling item found was an aviation map of the Anchorage region which was dotted with 20 drawn on asterisks. Two of these corresponded with sites where bodies had been found and a third indicated the spot where the body of 24-year-old prostitute Joanne Messina was found in July 1980.

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    27 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of October 1996

    41-year-old Victor Rossi is beaten to death by serial killer Daniel Blank aka The Parish River Killer in St. Amant, Louisiana, United States.

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    26 Years Ago Today

    Monday 27th of October 1997

    65-year-old Bruno Solari and his 71-year-old wife Maria Luigia Pitto is shot dead by serial killer Donato Bilancia aka Il Mostro della Liguria in Genova, Liguria, Italy.

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    24 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 27th of October 1999

    Murderer Ignacio Alberto Ortiz is executed by lethal injection at the age of 58 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    Ortiz' last meal request was for two fried eggs,  4 oz. Pace hot sauce; 4 strips bacon; 1 12oz sirloin steak; 10oz french fries; 3oz ketchup; 1 pint vanilla ice cream; 1 pint milk; 1 cup hot coffee.

  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 27th of October 2006

    A sculpture of the dead Christ in Igreja do Carmo, Rua do Carmo, Porto, Norte, Portugal.

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    10 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 27th of October 2013

    Musician Lou Lewis Allan Reed dies of liver disease at the age of 71 in Old Stone Highway, East Hampton, New York, United States.

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    5 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 27th of October 2018

    46-year-old Mass murderer Robert D. Bowers shoots and kills 11 people and wounds six others including four police officers in a raid and shootout during Shabbat morning services in Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha synagogue, Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Bowers entered the building and shouted "All Jews must die!" before opening fire.

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