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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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30 events for 9 October:

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    220 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 9th of October 1799

    269 die in HMS Lutine shipwreck in Vlieland, Friesland, Netherlands.

    HMS Lutine was carrying a large cargo of gold and silver. The only survivor was J. Schabracq.


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    160 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 9th of October 1859

    Artillery officer and presumed traitor Alfred Dreyfus is born in Mulhouse, Alsace, France.


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 9th of October 1883

    Murderer Chester Ellsworth Gillette aka An American Tragedy is born in Wickes, Montana, United States.


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    129 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of October 1890

    The world’s most pulchritudinous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson aka Sister Aimee is born as Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy in Salford, Ontario, Canada.


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    121 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 9th of October 1898

    Writer and playwright Tawfīq al-Hakīm aka The Enemy of Woman is born in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Friday 9th of October 1908

    Actor and film director Jacques Tati is born as Jacques Tatischeff in Le Pecq, Île-de-France, France.


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    106 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of October 1913

    136 die in SS Volturno fire and sinking in the North Atlantic Ocean.

    SS Volturno was on a voyage from Rotterdam to New York City and was carrying a mixed load of passengers and cargo that included highly flammable chemicals.


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    99 Years Ago Today They Were a Hoax

    Saturday 9th of October 1920

    Feral girls Amala and Kamala are rescued from a wolves' den the rector of the local orphanage Joseph Amrito Lal Singh in Midnapore, West Bengal, India.

    French surgeon Serge Aroles concluded in his book 'L'Enigme des enfants-loup' that the rector's story was a hoax.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 9th of October 1926

    Murderess Ruth Ellis is born in Rhyl, Wales, United Kingdom.


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    85 Years Ago Today He Became the Most Dangerous Terrorist in Europe

    Tuesday 9th of October 1934

    Anarchist and assassin Vlado Chernozemski aka Vlado the Chauffeur is struck by a slash from a cavalryman's sabre, shot in the head from a nearby police officer and savagely beaten by the enraged crowd after shooting Alexander I of Yugoslavia to death at the age of 37 in Square Puget, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

    The driver and Alexander's companion in the car, French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou, were also fatally hit by a stray bullet fired by French police during the scuffle following the attack. For murdering King Alexander I, Chernozemski was posthumously declared the most dangerous terrorist in Europe.


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    80 Years Ago Today

    Monday 9th of October 1939

    Actress Kitty Ting Hao aka Little Darling is born in Macau, China.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 9th of October 1940

    Musician John Winston Lennon known from The Beatles is born in Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of October 1947

    18-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is convicted for auto theft in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States.

    Hatcher got a 2 year suspended sentence.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of October 1947

    Yé-yé singer France Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne Gall is born in Paris, XIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of October 1958

    260th Pope Pius XII dies of heart failure at the age of 82 in Palazzo Apostolico, Castel Gandolfo, Lazio, Italy.


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    61 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of October 1958

    Murderer Ronald Wayne Frye is born in Hickory, North Carolina, United States.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Friday 9th of October 1959

    Victim of Paul John Knowles aka Killing Time Amanda Beth Carr is born in Milledgeville, Georgia, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Monday 9th of October 1961

    22-year-old Serial killer Robert Christian Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter is sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for arson in Anamosa State Penitentiary, Anamosa, Iowa, United States.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Friday 9th of October 1964

    39-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 13 / Luftballonkonzert' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Monday 9th of October 1967

    Marxist revolutionary, guerrilla leader and military theorist Ernesto Che Guevara is executed by 31-year-old Mario Terán at the age of 39 in La Higuera, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

    In all Guevara was shot nine times by Terán. This included five times in his legs once in the right shoulder and arm, once in the chest and finally in the throat.


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    49 Years Ago Today He Was an Agent of God

    Friday 9th of October 1970

    24-year-old Mass murderer John Linley Frazier aka The Killer Prophet shoots 45-year-old ophthalmologist Victor Masashi Ohta, his 43-year-old wife Virginia, their two sons 11-year-old Taggart, 12-year-old Derek and 38-year-old secretary Dorothy Cadwallader and sets the house on fire in a delusional fit in 999 Rodeo Gulch Road, Santa Cruz, California, United States.

    Frazier believed he was an agent of God. 18-year-old Taura Ohta and her 11-year-old sister Lark survived. Taura commited suicide by an overdose of pills and attempted to asphyxiate herself with carbon monoxide gas in her garage seven years later.


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    44 Years Ago Today He Was John's Birthday Gift

    Thursday 9th of October 1975

    Musician Sean Taro Ono Lennon is born in New York City, New York, United States.

    Sean was born on his father John Lennon's 35th birthday.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Monday 9th of October 1978

    Singer-songwriter Jacques Romain Georges Brel dies of pulmonary embolism at the age of 49 in Hôpital Avicenne, 125 Rue de Stalingrad, Bobigny, Île-de-France, France.

    Brel was suffering from an advanced stage of lung cancer.


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    39 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 9th of October 1980

    51-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate is arrested as Richard Clark for sodomizing a 17-year-old boy in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 9th of October 1983

    8-year-old Igor Gudkov is abducted and killed by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Park of Aviators, Rostov, Rostov Oblast, Russia.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 9th of October 1984

    89-year-old Suzanne Foucault is asphyxiated by serial killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune in 19 Rue Nicolet, Paris, XVIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Foucault was discovered in her burning flat by firemen called in for a case of arson.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 9th of October 1985

    Philatelist and forger Robert L. Haisman commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 60 in Santa Cruz, California, United States.

    Haisman also killed his 58-year-old wife Beverly Joy.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 9th of October 1988

    Inventor and mechanical engineer Felix Heinrich Wankel known for the Wankel engine dies of cancer at the age of 86 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    17 Years Ago Today She Thanked Society for Railroading Her Ass

    Wednesday 9th of October 2002

    Serial killer Aileen Carol Wuornos aka The Florida Highway Killer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 46 in Florida State Prison, 23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.

    Wuornos' last meal request was for Kentucky Fried Chicken and french fries. In an interview shortly before her execution Wuornos' final on-camera words were "Thanks a lot, society, for railroading my ass."



  • 15 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 9th of October 2004

    A visitor on the opening night of the 'Footnotes & Context' exhibition that included a huge (now permanent) installation by AMVK in the university library in Leuven, Heverlee, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.



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