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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Only the Lonely




18 events for 28 October:

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    553 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of October 1466

    Humanist and theologian Desiderius Roterodamus Erasmus is born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of October 1895

    Start of the trial against 34-year-old Serial killer Henry Howard Holmes aka The Torture Doctor for the murder of the Pitezel children in the Court of Oyer and Terminer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Holmes gave various contradictory accounts of his life, claiming initially innocence and later that he was possessed by Satan.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of October 1898

    29-year-old Serial killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est is sentenced to death in Bourg-en-Bresse, Rhône-Alpes, France.

    Vacher was sentenced for the murder of Victor Portalier only.


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    118 Years Ago Today It Was Best for Him to Die

    Monday 28th of October 1901

    'Brother' of Lou Salomé and rival of Friedrich Nietzsche Paul Ludwig Carl Heinrich Rée commits suicide by jumping off a slippery cliff at the age of 52 in Charnadüra-Schlucht, Celerina, Graubünden, Switzerland.

    It remains unclear whether Rée's death was an accident or suicide. Rée had not long before his death declared "I have to philosophize. When I run out of material about which to philosophize, it is best for me to die."


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    116 Years Ago Today He Was Born in Great Haste Before Dr Andrews Could Arrive

    Wednesday 28th of October 1903

    Writer Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh is born in Hillfield Road, London, Hampstead, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of October 1909

    Artist Francis Bacon is born in 63 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.


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    65 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of October 1954

    Start of the trial against 54-year-old Murderess Styllou Pantopiou Christofi for murder of her 36-year-old daughter-in-law Hella Christofis, in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of October 1955

    Business magnate Bill William Henry Gates known for founding Microsoft Corporation is born in Seattle, Washington, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of October 1967

    Actress Julia Roberts is born in Smyrna, Georgia, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today He Triggered Their Downfall

    Saturday 28th of October 1967

    35-year-old Jack D. McVitie aka Jack the Hat is stabbed to death by gangster Reginald Kray aka Reggie Kray in Evering Road, London, Stoke Newington, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    McVitie's body was never recovered, probably thrown from a boat into the sea at Newhaven, Sussex by the Krays friend and associate Freddie Foreman. Following McVitie's murder, the Krays and several other members of their gang were finally arrested by Scotland Yard who had been watching their exploits for years.


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    43 Years Ago Today She Took No Step Backward

    Thursday 28th of October 1976

    Vice President of Sinn Féin Máire Drumm is shot dead in a joint operation by the Ulster loyalist Red Hand Commando in her hospital bed while recovering from an eye operation at the age of 57 in Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of October 1987

    Surrealist artist André Aimé-René Masson dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    22 Years Ago Today He Wasn't Hungry

    Tuesday 28th of October 1997

    Mass murderer Kenneth Ray Ransom is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Ransom didn’t request a final meal.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 28th of October 1999

    Rapist and murderer Domingo Cantu is executed by lethal injection at the age of 31 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Then 20-year-old Cantu raped and killed 94-year-old Suda Eller Jones by repeatedly banging her head on the sidewalk on 25 June 1988 in Dallas.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of October 2006

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 122nd concert as Bum Collar in Fundação De Serralves, Porto, Norte, Portugal.

    It was the World Premiere of Bum Collar (an anagram of Club Moral).



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 28th of October 2006

    The one and only official band photo of Bum Collar depicting Mauro Pawlowski, Paul Mennes, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven and Danny Devos in Fundação De Serralves, Porto, Norte, Portugal.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of October 2008

    Double murderer Masahiro Takashio is executed by hanging at the age of 55 in Sendai, Tōhoku, Japan.


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    11 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of October 2008

    Double murderer Michitoshi Kuma is executed by hanging at the age of 70 in Fukuoka Detention Center, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.

    Kuma was hanged for the kidnapping and murder of two 7-year-old girls on 20 February 1992 in Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture.



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