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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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33 events for 15 September:

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    765 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of September 1254

    Merchant traveller Marco Polo is born in Venezia, Veneto, Italy.

    Polo's exact date and place of birth are archivally unknown.


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    579 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of September 1440

    35-year-old Baron, knight, companion-in-arms of Jeanne D'Arc and serial killer of children Gilles de Rais aka Gilles de Retz is arrested in Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France.

    de Rais' bodyservants Étienne Corrillaut aka Poitou and Henriet were also arrested.


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    162 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of September 1857

    William Howard Taft is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.


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    150 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of September 1869

    16-year-old Gustave Kinck is stabbed to death by mass murderer Jean-Baptiste Troppmann aka Le Massacreur de Pantin in Chemin Vert, Pantin, Île-de-France, France.


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    138 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of September 1881

    Automobile designer and manufacturer Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti is born in Milano, Lombardia, Italy.


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    129 Years Ago Today She Could Fit in a Mousetrap

    Monday 15th of September 1890

    Writer Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie known for creating Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple is born in Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of September 1894

    Film director Jean Renoir is born in Pavillon 6, 13 Rue Girardon, Paris, XVIIIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of September 1909

    Kriminalsekretär Ludwig Daniel Ramdohr is born in Kassel, Hessen, Germany.


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    108 Years Ago Today Elle Était Bonne

    Friday 15th of September 1911

    Murderess Léa Papin is born in Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of September 1915

    Cyclist Fausto Angelo Coppi aka Il Campionissimo is born in Castellania, Piemonte, Italy.


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    84 Years Ago Today The Amount of Blood Indicated a Knife Crime

    Sunday 15th of September 1935

    Isabella Belle Kerr is strangled by physician and murderer Buck Ruxton in 2 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

    To prevent their housemaid Mary Jane Rogerson from discovering his crime before he could dispose of the body, or because she witnessed Kerr's murder, Ruxton most likely stabbed her to death or cut her throat after a blow on the head. The amount of blood on the stairs indicated a knife crime.


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    74 Years Ago Today He Enjoyed a Few Draws on a Cigar

    Saturday 15th of September 1945

    Composer Anton Friedrich Wilhelm Webern is shot and killed by an American Army soldier at the age of 62 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

    The incident occurred when three-quarters of an hour before a curfew was to have gone into effect Webern stepped outside the house so as not to disturb his sleeping grandchildren in order to enjoy a few draws on a cigar given him that evening by his son-in-law.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of September 1946

    Film director Oliver William Stone is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of September 1957

    Victim of Dean Corll aka The Candyman Jerry Lynn Waldrop is born in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of September 1966

    41-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Simultanaktion' at the 'Destruction In Art Symposium' in African Centre, 33 King Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of September 1968

    43-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion nr. 49 / Pissaktion' in Occam-Studio, Occamstraße, München, Schwabing, Bayern, Germany.

    Muehl was wanted by the German police for public indecency after this performance.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of September 1970

    The Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen helps 50-year-old Psychologist and writer Timothy Francis Leary known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs escape from prison where he had been locked up for four years for the possession of marihuana in California Men's Colony, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

    For a fee of $25.000 paid by The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, the Weathermen smuggled Leary out of the U.S. in a pickup truck.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of September 1974

    75 die in Air Vietnam Flight 706 Boeing 727-121C explosion in Phan Rang Air Base, Phan Rang, Ninh Thuận, Vietnam.

    The flight was hijacked by recently been demoted ranger Le Duc Tan, holding two grenades. Even though the exact cause remains unclear it has been speculated that the hijacker caused the crash by setting off his grenades after the pilots refused to give in to his demands.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of September 1974

    18-year-old Stefania Pettini and her 19-year-old lover Pasquale Gentilcore is shot dead and violated by unidentified serial killer Il Mostro di Firenze in Napoli, Borgo Santa Lucia, Campania, Italy.

    Pettini and Gentilcore were shot and stabbed while having sex in Gentilcore's Fiat 127. Pettini's corpse had been violated with a grapevine stalk and disfigured with 97 stab-wounds. 


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 15th of September 1977

    18-year-old Robert Gilroy is murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of September 1978

    Aircraft designer and manufacturer Willy Wilhelm Emil Messerschmitt dies of unknown causes at the age of 80 in München, Bayern, Germany.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 15th of September 1984

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 37th concert at the Geminox festival in Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany.

    Also played: Der PlanTass IINon Toxique Lost,....


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of September 1987

    16-year-old Yuri Tereshonok is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Leningrad, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    32 Years Ago Today He Bought a Large Suitcase

    Tuesday 15th of September 1987

    25-year-old Steven Walter Tuomi is beaten to death by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    According to Dahmer he had no intention of murdering Tuomi but simply intended to drug and rape him as he lay unconscious. The following morning however he awoke to find Tuomi lying beneath him on the bed, his chest "crushed in" and "black and blue" with bruises. Blood was also seeping from the corner of his mouth and Dahmer's fists and one forearm were extensively bruised.


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    27 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 15th of September 1992

    Double murderer Willie Leroy Jones is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 34 in Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Boydton, Virginia, United States.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of September 1996

    Serial killer and companion to Henry Lee Lucas Ottis Elwood Toole dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 49 in Florida State Prison, 23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Monday 15th of September 1997

    43-year-old Mass murderer Hastings Arthur Wise kills four co-workers because of a termination of employment in R. E. Phelon Company, 2063 University Pkwy, Aiken, South Carolina, United States.

    Wise fatally shot 56-year-old Charles Griffeth, 30-year-old David Wayne Moore, 31-year-old Ernest Leonard Filyaw and 27-year-old Esther Sheryl Wood. After Wise reached the upper floor of the plant he lay down and swallowed insecticide in a suicide attempt. He was semi-conscious when police located him.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of September 1999

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Horst Ludwig Meyer is shot dead by the police during his arrest at the age of 43 in Wien, Wien, Austria.

    Meyer's girlfriend Andrea Klump was arrested. Meyer was the last RAF member to die violently during the organisation's lifetime.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 15th of September 2001

    A room used as horse stables by the German Wehrmacht in Fort van Oelegem, Oelegem, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 15th of September 2004

    Musician Johnny Ramone dies of prostate cancer at the age of 56 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Friday 15th of September 2006

    Journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci dies of lung cancer at the age of 77 in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.


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    2 Years Ago Today He Became Totally Fiction

    Friday 15th of September 2017

    Actor Harry Dean Stanton dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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    0 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 15th of September 2019

    Singer-songwriter and musician Ric Ocasek known from the band The Cars dies of natural causes at the age of 75 in Gramercy Park, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.



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