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38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
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28 events for 16 September:

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    287 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of September 1736

    Physicist, engineer and glass blower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit dies of unknown causes at the age of 50 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    241 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of September 1782

    Castrato singer Farinelli dies of natural causes at the age of 77 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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    136 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of September 1887

    Artist Jean / Hans Arp is born in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France.


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    132 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of September 1891

    Commander of the Kriegsmarine and successor of the Führer Karl Dönitz is born in Grünau, Brandenburg, Germany.


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    103 Years Ago Today The Bombing was Never Solved

    Thursday 16th of September 1920

    38 die in a a horse-drawn wagon bomb explosion in 23 Wall Street, New York City, New York, United States.

    The horse-drawn wagon passed by lunchtime crowds on Wall Street and stopped across the street from the headquarters of the J.P. Morgan bank. Inside the wagon 45 ks) of dynamite with 230 kgs of heavy cast-iron sash weights exploded in a timer-set detonation sending the weights tearing through the air.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of September 1924

    Actress Lauren Bacall is born as Betty Joan Perske in New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 16th of September 1925

    Singer-songwriter and musician B. B. Riley King aka The King of the Blues is born in Berclair, Mississippi, United States.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of September 1927

    Actor Peter Michael Falk known for his role as Lt. Columbo is born in New York City, New York, United States.

    Falk's right eye was surgically removed when he was three because of a retinoblastoma; he wore an artificial eye for most of his life.


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    91 Years Ago Today She Was Afraid, She Was a Coward

    Friday 16th of September 1932

    Stage actress Peg Millicent Lilian Entwistle commits suicide by jumping off the Hollywood Sign at the age of 24 in Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Entwistle died of multiple fractures of the pelvis. A suicide note read "I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E."


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of September 1935

    Minimal artist Carl Andre is born in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of September 1952

    Actor and retired boxer Mickey Philip Andre Rourke is born in Schenectady, New York, United States.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 16th of September 1956

    Illusionist David Copperfield is born as David Seth Kotkin in Metuchen, New Jersey, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of September 1965

    27-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 13. Aktion along a street between Strebersdorf and Stammersdorf in Wien, Großjedlersdorf, Wien, Austria.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of September 1966

    28-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 21. Aktion 5. Abreaktionsspiel in St Bride Institute, Bride Lane, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 16th of September 1971

    38-year-old Serial killer Joachim Georg Kroll aka Jockel aka Der Ruhrkannibale moves into his new flat in Friesenstraße 11, Duisburg, Laar, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    46 Years Ago Today He Rode a Black Swan

    Friday 16th of September 1977

    Singer-songwriter and musician Marc Bolan known from T. Rex dies in a car crash at the age of 30 in Queen's Ride, London, Barnes, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Bolan was a passenger in a purple Mini 1275GT (registration FOX 661L) driven by Gloria Jones as they headed home from Mortons drinking club and restaurant. Jones lost control of the car: it struck a steel reinforced chain link fence post and came to rest against a sycamore tree after failing to negotiate a small humpback bridge near Gipsy Lane. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt and Bolan was killed instantly. A few days after the crash fans broke into Bolan's home and stole most of his possessions.


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    46 Years Ago Today She Was Lonely and Unhappy

    Friday 16th of September 1977

    Soprano Maria Callas aka La Divina dies of a heart attack at the age of 54 in 36 Avenue Georges-Mandel, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Callas spent her last years living largely in isolation.


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    43 Years Ago Today She Was No Hillside Strangler

    Tuesday 16th of September 1980

    24-year-old Serial killer groupie Veronica Ver Lyn Compton tries to strangle 26-year-old Kim Breed in an attempt to make a cover-up for serial killer Kenneth Alessio Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler in Shangri-La Motel, 611 East Holly Street, Bellingham, Washington, United States.

    Compton smuggled a semen sample of Bianchi out of prison so that she could plant it on the murder victim. Compton bungled the murder attempt and she was arrested on 3 October for attempted murder.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of September 1980

    Developmental psychologist and philosopher Jean Piaget dies of unknown causes at the age of 84 in Genève, Romandie, Switzerland.

    Per his request Piaget was buried with his family in an unmarked grave in the Cimetière des Rois in Genève.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of September 1980

    51-year-old Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate escapes from a mental health clinic for sex offenders in Norfolk Regional Center, Norfolk, Nebraska, United States.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of September 1986

    177 die in gold mine fire in Kinross, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

    Another 235 miners were injured in the incident.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of September 1988

    36-year-old Leader of Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes Pierre Carette starts hungerstriking in a campaign to acquire the status of political prisoner in Prison de St. Gilles, Avenue Ducpétiaux 106, Brussel, Saint-Gilles, Brabant, Belgium.

    Carette's three comrads Didier Chevolet, Bertrand Sassoye and Pascal Vandegeerde joined him.


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    29 Years Ago Today He Just Loved Everybody

    Friday 16th of September 1994

    Murderer Jessie Gutierrez is executed by lethal injection at the age of 29 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Gutierrez' last words were "I just love everybody, and that’s it."


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    26 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 16th of September 1997

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 84th concert in Sala de Ball La Paloma, Carrer del Tigre, 25, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.


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    21 Years Ago Today

    Monday 16th of September 2002

    Serial killer Archibald Thomson Hall aka The Monster Butler aka Roy Fontaine dies of a stroke at the age of 78 in Kingston Prison, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

    Hall made numerous suicide attempts in prison which were all unsuccessful.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 16th of September 2005

    Workers taking an obligatory power nap during the construction of a Piggery installation by Wim Delvoye at the Convergence exhibition in 798 Art District, Beijing, Dashanzi, Hebei, China.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 16th of September 2006

    Dolfijntje is one of the four 'Reuskens' from Borgerhout dating from around 1712. On this day the original 'Reuskens' were taken out on for the annual street parade for the last time in Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    7 Years Ago Today

    Friday 16th of September 2016

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 146th concert at the Tower Transmissions VI festival in Club Pushkin, Leipziger Straße 12, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.



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