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34th year  -  N° 345                 Wednesday, 11 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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27 events for 17 September:

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    469 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 17th of September 1550

    233rd Pope Paulus V is born as Camillo Borghese in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    160 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of September 1859

    Outlaw, gunfighter and folk icon Billy the Kid aka William H. Bonney aka Kid Antrim is born as Henry McCarty in New York City, New York, United States.


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    96 Years Ago Today He Was Born with Pain

    Monday 17th of September 1923

    Singer-songwriter Hank Hiram King Williams aka Luke the Drifter aka The Hillbilly Shakespeare aka The Singing Kid is born in Mount Olive, Alabama, United States.

    Williams was named after Hiram I of Tyre, one of the three founders of the Masons. Williams was born with spina bifida occulta, a disorder of the spinal column which gave him lifelong pain.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of September 1925

    18-year-old Painter Frida Kahlo is involved in a bus accident in Mercado de San Juan, Mexico City, Mexico.

    Kahlo is discovered with a metal pole protruding from her body and suffered a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, a fractured pelvis, 2 broken ribs, 11 fractures in her right leg and a dislocated and crushed right foot.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of September 1925

    Mass murderer John Emil List aka The Bogeyman of Westfield is born in Bay City, Michigan, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of September 1925

    Murderer Julius Miller is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of September 1928

    Actor Roddy Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall known from Planet of the Apes is born in 204 Herne Hill Road, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of September 1931

    Actress Anne Bancroft is born as Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in New York, Bronx, New York, United States.


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    84 Years Ago Today He Was Born in His Own Nest

    Tuesday 17th of September 1935

    Writer Ken Kenneth Elton Kesey known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is born in La Junta, Colorado, United States.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of September 1949

    118 die in SS Noronic fire in Toronto Harbour Pier 9, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of September 1956

    29-year-old Serial killer András Pándy aka Father Bluebeard marries Ilona Sores in Hungary.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Monday 17th of September 1956

    45-year-old Marion Watt and her 17-year-old daughter Vivienne and 41-year-old sister Margaret is shot dead by serial killer Peter Manuel aka The Monster in Human Shape aka The Beast of Birkenshaw in 5 Fennsbank Avenue, Glasgow, Burnside, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    The main suspect was Marion's husband William who had been on a fishing holiday in Ardrishaig but was suspected of driving around 90 miles through the night, faking a break-in to his own house, murdering his family and driving back. Watt spent two months in prison.


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    60 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 17th of September 1959

    Leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect David Koresh is born as Vernon Wayne Howell in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 17th of September 1961

    Murderer Lonnie Wayne Pursley is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of September 1968

    43-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'Aktion nr. 50 / Filmvorführung mit Pissaktion' in Kritisch Literarischer Club Bastion, Max-Eyth-Straße 57, Kirchheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    Muehl created a scandal causing the club to be closed by the city administration.


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    51 Years Ago Today His Testicles Were Replaced by Plastic Substitutes

    Tuesday 17th of September 1968

    32-year-old Fictional artist John Charles Fare aka John Fahey or John Faré has removed a thumb, 2 fingers, an eye, 8 toes, both testicles and some pieces of skin, which are all replaced by plastic substitutes in The Isaacs Gallery, 832 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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    50 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of September 1969

    Musician Keith Charles Flint known from the electronic music band The Prodigy is born in London, Redbridge, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 17th of September 1971

    Bomb attack by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground to protest the killing of 29 inmates at Attica State Penitentiary on 13 September in New York Department of Corrections, 1220 Washington Ave #9, Albany, New York, United States.

    The Weathermen communique accompanying the attack called the prison system an example of 'how a society run by white racists maintains its control' with white supremacy being the 'main question white people have to face'.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of September 1983

    24-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Now I am Death the Destroyer of Worlds - 1' in Campo Santo, Antwerpse Steenweg, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    On the Campo Santo graveyard I dug a grave. After I lay down in it Ross Cannon closed it with earth. While the audience was transported with buses to the next location of the exhibition we moved the grave to the Gele Zaal in Gent.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 17th of September 1983

    24-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Now I am Death the Destroyer of Worlds - 2' in Gele Zaal, Nonnemeersstraat 26, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    This time I lay upside down in the grave with a chain attached to my feet. I was pulled out of the grave while films and slides about Robert Oppenheimer and death were projected onto me. In a microphone I repeated: “Now I am death the destroyer of worlds”. The sound of my voice was electronically distorted into an unearthly grinding and thundering by Paul Hurst.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of September 1985

    Murderer Isaac L. Edwards is executed by hanging at the age of 134 in Ohio State Penitentiary, Columbus, Ohio, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of September 1985

    Fashion designer Laura Ashley dies of a brain haemorrhage at the age of 60 in University Hospital Coventry, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom.

    Ashley fell down the stairs of her daughter's home and was taken to hospital where she died ten days later.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 17th of September 1995

    Philosopher Karl Raimund Popper dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of September 1996

    Vigilante Marianne Bachmeier dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 46 in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of September 1996

    Vice-President under Richard Nixon Spiro Theodore Agnew dies of acute leukemia at the age of 78 in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Maryland, United States.


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    17 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 17th of September 2002

    Murderer Jessie Joe Patrick is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    In 1997 Patrick was married by proxy to Hester, a British woman who he met as a pen pal.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 17th of September 2003

    59-year-old Serial killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj aka Bad Blood is recognised in a street by a journalist in Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal.

    Sobhraj still had a warrant out for the 1975 murders of 29-year-old Connie Bronzich and 26-year-old Laurent Ormond Carrière. He was arrested two days later.



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