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33rd year  -  N° 230                 Saturday, 18 August 2018         Antwerpen		
10 Minutes Before the Worm




29 events for 30 October:

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    283 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of October 1735

    2nd President of the United States John Adams is born in 133 Franklin Street, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.


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    161 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of October 1857

    Neurologist Gilles Georges Albert Édouard Brutus de la Tourette is born in Saint-Gervais-les-Trois-Clochers, Poitou-Charentes, France.


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    155 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of October 1863

    Murderer Griffith Williams is executed by hanging in Mound City, Kansas, United States.


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    147 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of October 1871

    Poet and philosopher Paul Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry is born in Sète, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of October 1885

    Modernist poet Ezra Weston Loomis Pound is born in Hailey, Idaho, United States.


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    108 Years Ago Today He Disappeared with Humanity

    Sunday 30th of October 1910

    Founder of the Red Cross Henri Jean Dunant dies of unknown causes at the age of 18 in Heiden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland.

    Dunant's final words were "Where has humanity gone?"


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    87 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of October 1931

    Cop killer James E. Kingsley is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of October 1932

    Film director Louis Marie Malle is born in Thumeries, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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    81 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of October 1937

    Film director Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouche is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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    80 Years Ago Today He Created Panic

    Sunday 30th of October 1938

    23-year-old Actor and film director Orson George Welles broadcasts his radio play "War of the Worlds" in CBS studio, 485 Madison Avenue, 20th floor, New York City, New York, United States.

    Welles' broadcast was an adaptation of H. G. Wells' 1898 novel 'The War of the Worlds' (1898).


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of October 1941

    Murderer James Harvey Thomas is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 19 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of October 1966

    18-year-old Cheri Jo Josephine Bates is stabbed to death by unidentified serial killer the Zodiac Killer in Riverside City College, Riverside, California, United States.

    There were similarities between the Zodiac killings and the circumstances surrounding Bates's death but no real proof she was killed by Zodiac.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of October 1966

    Emir of Al Qaeda in the Country of Two Rivers Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is born as Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh in Az-Zarqā, Muħāfazat az-Zarqā, Jordan.


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    50 Years Ago Today He Choked on Something

    Wednesday 30th of October 1968

    Actor Ramon Novarro aka Latin Lover is murdered by 22-year-old Paul and 17-year-old Tom Ferguson at the age of 69 in Hollywood, Laurel Canyon, California, United States.

    Novarro had hired the Ferguson brothers from an agency to come to his home for sex but the two young men believed that a large sum of money was hidden in Novarro's house. Novarro died as a result of asphyxiation - having choked to death on his own blood after being beaten. Some say Novarro had in fact been suffocated with a lead dildo given to him 45 years earlier by Rudolph Valentino.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of October 1970

    27-year-old Singer-songwriter and poet Jim James Douglas Morrison aka The Lizard King aka Mr. Mojo Risin' known from The Doors is sentenced to 6 months imprisonment and fined $500 for indecent exposure during a concert in Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of October 1975

    28-year-old Wilma McCann is beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Prince Philip Playing Fields, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    McCann was Sutcliffe's first deadly victim.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of October 1977

    15-year-old Judy Judith Ann Miller is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killers The Hillside Stranglers in Railway Diner, 8300 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California, United States.

    Miller's body was found naked, face up on a parkway in a residential area in the La Crescenta neighborhood northeast of downtown Los Angeles on 1 November 1977.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of October 1979

    Minister of Labour Robert Boulin commits suicide by drowning at the age of 59 in Étang Rompu, Rambouillet, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France.

    Boulin's final note read: "I have decided to drown myself in a lake in the forest of Rambouillet, where I enjoyed riding horseback."


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of October 1981

    17-year-old Britta Schilling is raped and stabbed to death by serial killer Thomas Rath aka Der Moormörder in Teufelsmoor, Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, .

    Schilling was found naked and her clothes scattered on 6 November 1981.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of October 1981

    play their fourth concert Noise music band Club Moral in Devotion Pictures, Kattenberg 122, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of October 1982

    Robert Foley is found beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in Joliet, Illinois, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of October 1984

    Cop killer Thomas Andy Barefoot is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Barefoot shot 31-year-old police officer Carl LeVin in the head in an attempt to avoid arrest after he raped a 3-year-old girl.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of October 1985

    25-year-old Mass murderess Sylvia Wynanda Seegrist shoots 2-year-old Recife Cosmen, Earl Trout and Augustus Ferrara in a shooting spree because "My family makes me nervous" in Springfield Mall, 1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Seegrist also wounded seven people.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of October 1990

    Escape artist Joseph Burrus aka Amazing Joe is crushed by a load of concrete in a 'buried alive' magician's trick at the age of 32 in Blackbeard's Family Fun Center, 4055 N Chestnut Diagonal, Fresno, California, United States.

    As trick-and-treaters watched in shock rescuers frantically dug Burrus out but were unable to reach him in time.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of October 1990

    16-year-old Viktor Wadim Tishchenko is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Shakhty, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

    Tishchenko fought hard for his life, biting and breaking Chikatilo's finger.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of October 1997

    Film director Samuel Michael Fuller dies of natural causes at the age of 85 in Hollywood, California, United States.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of October 2004

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 108th concert in De Kroon, Kerkstraat 91, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



  • 13 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 30th of October 2005

    Enjoying a tasty meal at the 'Happy Forest' village restaurant with Belgian cyclists Bavo and Sofie in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of October 2009

    Anthropologist and ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss dies of a heart attack at the age of 101 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.



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