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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Where's Your Head At?




26 events for 1 September:

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    304 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of September 1715

    King of France and Navarre Louis XIV aka Le Roi du Soleil dies of gangrene at the age of 77 in Palais de Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, France.


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    144 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of September 1875

    Writer Edgar Rice Burroughs known for Tarzan is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of September 1887

    Writer Blaise Cendrars is born as Frédéric-Louis Sauser in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of September 1917

    46-year-old Célestine Buisson is murdered by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in l'Ermitage, Allée des Tilleuls et la Roserale, Gambais, Île-de-France, France.

    To Buisson, Landru was known as Mr Fremyet. His entry in his black notebook for that day was "10Hr 15'."


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of September 1921

    Writer Willem Frederik Hermans is born in Nederlands Hervormde Diakonesseninrichting, Overtoom 283, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of September 1940

    Serial killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder is born in Hersbruck, Bayern, Germany.


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    77 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of September 1942

    Murderer Charles Brooks aka Shareef Ahmad Abdul-Rahim known for becoming the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the U.S. is born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of September 1948

    31-year-old Actor Robert Charles Durman Mitchum and actress Lila Leeds are arrested for possession of marijuana in Hollywood, California, United States.

    After serving a week at the county jail Mitchum spent 43 days (from 16 February to 30 March 1949) at a Castaic California prison farm.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of September 1957

    175 die in wooden body train derailment in Kendal, Middlesex, Jamaica.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of September 1962

    Erich Hallbauer is shot dead by serial killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder in Ochenbrück, Bayern, Germany.

    Gosmann robbed the local Sparkasse.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of September 1963

    32-year-old Serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare is arrested in Rookwood Street, Perth, Mount Pleasant, Western Australia, Australia.

    Cooke came to pick up a rifle used in the murder of Shirley McLeod hidden in a Geraldton Wax bush. He confessed to several crimes, including eight murders and 14 attempted murders.


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    55 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of September 1964

    39-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Materialaktion nr. 11 / Mama und Papa' in Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of September 1967

    Wife of camp commandant and human-skin-handywoman Ilse Koch aka Die Hexe von Buchenwald aka Die Buchenwälder Schlampe commits suicide by hanging at the age of 61 in Zuchthaus, Aichach, Bayern, Germany.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of September 1968

    9/11 terrorist Mohamed Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta is born in Kafr el-Sheikh, Kafr el-Sheikh Governate, Egypt.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of September 1970

    Writer, dramatist, critic, poet and journalist François Charles Mauriac dies of undisclosed causes at the age of 85 in Institut Pasteur, Paris, XVe, Île-de-France, France.


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    40 Years Ago Today His Urge to Kill Remained Strong

    Saturday 1st of September 1979

    20-year-old Barbara Leach is hammered and stabbed to death by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in 13 Ashgrove, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

    "My urge to kill remained strong and was totally out of my control."


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of September 1981

    Nazi architect Albert Berthold Konrad Hermann Speer dies of a stroke at the age of 76 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Speer was in London to participate in the BBC Newsnight programme.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of September 1982

    Serial killer Pascal Bertrand aka The Back-Packer Murderer is arrested in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of September 1982

    Communist activist and politician Władysław Gomułka dies of unknown causes at the age of 77 in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of September 1983

    269 die in Korean Air Lines Boeing 747-230B Flight 007 crash in Moneron Island, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia.

    The plane was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor, claiming that the aircraft was on a spy mission.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of September 1984

    80-year-old Surrealist artist and first Marqués de Dalí de Pubol Salvador Dalí is heavily burned in a bed fire in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.


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    32 Years Ago Today He Lost His Right Frontal Lobe

    Tuesday 1st of September 1987

    46-year-old Vietnam veteran and peace activist Brian S. Willson is hit by a train while engaged in a railroad tracks blocking protest with members of a Veterans Peace Action Team against the shipping of U.S. weapons to Central America in Concord Naval Weapons Station, Concord, California, United States.

    An approaching train did not stop and struck the protesting veterans. Willson was hit and lost both legs below the knee while suffering a severe skull fracture with loss of his right frontal lobe.


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    28 Years Ago Today She Never Fought Back

    Sunday 1st of September 1991

    22-year-old Mary Ellen DeLuca is strangled by serial killer Joel Rifkin aka The Long Island Ripper in Nassau County, New York, United States.

    DeLuca was picked up by Rifkin, rushed through sex with him and he asked her if she wanted to die and she said yes so he strangled her to death, she never fought back. He left her body at a rest stop outside Cornwall where she was found on 1 October.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of September 1995

    31-year-old Serial killer Paul Kenneth Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer sentenced to life in prison without parole for at least 25 years in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of September 1999

    Murderer Raymond James Jones is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 1st of September 1999

    Paint peeling off walls in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.



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