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20 events for 29 October:

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    237 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of October 1787

    The opera 'Don Giovanni' by 31-year-old Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart premieres in Teatro di Praga, Praha, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.

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    127 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of October 1897

    Nazi leader and Reichspropagandaleiter Joseph Paul Goebbels is born in Rheydt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

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    123 Years Ago Today He Was not Sorry for His Crime

    Tuesday 29th of October 1901

    Assassin Leon Frank Czolgosz aka The Man who shot William McKinley is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 28 in Auburn Prison, State Street, Auburn, New York, United States.

    Czolgosz' last words were: "I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people – the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime. I am sorry I could not see my father."

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    113 Years Ago Today Starb Er Ganz Leise

    Sunday 29th of October 1911

    Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer known for the Pulitzer Prizes dies of unknown causes at the age of 64 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

    Pulitzer listened to his German secretary read aloud about King Louis XI of France. As the secretary neared the end Pulitzer said: "Leise, ganz leise" and died.

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    94 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of October 1930

    Artist Niki Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle is born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

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    92 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of October 1932

    Artist R. B. Ronald Brooks Kitaj is born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States.

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    92 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of October 1932

    Serial killer Velma Margie Barfield is born as Margie Velma Bullard in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States.

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    75 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of October 1949

    Occult teacher George Ivanovich Gurdjieff dies due to injuries suffered in a car crash in 1948 at the age of 83 in American Hospital, 63 Blvd Victor Hugo, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

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    71 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of October 1953

    Victim of Edmund Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer Anita Mary Luchessa is born in Stanislaus County, California, United States.

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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of October 1957

    Luxury call girl Rosemarie Rosalie Marie Auguste Nitribitt is strangled and beaten to death by persons unknown at the age of 24 in Stiftstraße 36, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.

    Several prominent citizens were exposed as Nitribitt's personal acquaintances. When it became clear that the police would not be able to find the murderer it was insinuated in the media that high-ranking personalities were trying to thwart any attempts at solving the crime.

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    58 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of October 1966

    41-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 33 / Aktionskonzert für Al Hansen' in Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Grünangergasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.

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    37 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of October 1987

    85-year-old Geneviève M. is attacked by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in Paris, XIIe, Île-de-France, France.

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    29 Years Ago Today He Tried to Hide

    Sunday 29th of October 1995

    22-year-old Serial killer Vadim Nikolayevich Ershov aka The Krasnoyrask Beast is arrested in Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsky Krai, Russia.

    Ershov attacked a 16-year-old girl and tried to take off her gold chain. Her cries were heard by relatives and Ershov tried to hide. One of the local women knocked him out with a fire extinguisher. A police squad arrived and took Ershov to the Railroad Police Department of Krasnoyarsk.

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    27 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of October 1997

    29-year-old James Loper is shot dead by serial killer Louis Peoples in Eight Mile Road, Stockton, California, United States.

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    27 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of October 1997

    Founder of the Church of Satan Anton Szandor LaVey dies of pulmonary edema at the age of 67 in St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, California, United States.

    LaVey was taken to St. Mary's, a Catholic hospital, because it was the closest available. For reasons open to speculation the time and date of his death was incorrectly (by two days) listed as the morning of Halloween on his death certificate.

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    22 Years Ago Today Two Welders Were to Blame

    Tuesday 29th of October 2002

    Over 60 die in International Trade Centre Blue Disco fire in International Trade Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, Vietnam.

    Two welders were later arrested. They had been working at the disco on the second floor and it was suspected that sparks from their equipment may have started the blaze.

  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 29th of October 2005

    Gardenworks on Art Farm, since we had no heavy equipment on hand some back-to-basics techniques were necessary to move a couple of nasty boulders in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.

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    18 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of October 2006

    97 die in Aviation Development Company Flight 53 Boeing 737-2B7 crash in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

    There were nine survivors.

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    13 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of October 2011

    52-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Music for Excavations at 8213 West Summerdale Drive' in Cultuurcentrum, Minderbroedersgang 5, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    A music performance with machines and voice.

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    2 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of October 2022

    156 die in Halloween crowd crush in Seoul, Itaewon, Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea.

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