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34th year  -  N° 344                 Tuesday, 10 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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29 events for 19 September:

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    214 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of September 1805

    Murderer Charles Cunningham is executed by hanging at the age of 19 in York, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    150 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of September 1869

    6-month-pregnant 42-year-old Hortense Kinck and her 2-year-old daughter Marie and four sons 5-year-old Alfred Louis, 7-year-old Achille Louis, 10-year-old Henry and 16-year-old Emile Louis  is stabbed to death and mutilated by mass murderer Jean-Baptiste Troppmann aka Le Massacreur de Pantin in Chemin Vert, Pantin, Île-de-France, France.

    Troppmann mutilated their bodies with cut faces, degauged eyes and ripped out intestins from Marie.


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    138 Years Ago Today They Had Unwashed Fingers

    Monday 19th of September 1881

    20th President of the United States James Abraham Garfield dies from an infected bullet wound in his abdomen at the age of 50 in Francklyn Cottage, Elberon, New Jersey, United States.

    Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on 2 July. The bullet wound was probed with unwashed fingers by doctors trying to find the bullet.


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    117 Years Ago Today There Was no Fire

    Friday 19th of September 1902

    115 die in church stampede in Shiloh Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

    The church was crowded with approximately 3.000 people to hear Booker T. Washington address the National Convention of Negro Baptists. Someone in the choir yelled "A fight!" Mistaking the word 'fight' for 'fire' the congregation rose en masse and started for the door. Through mere fright many persons fainted and as they fell to the floor were crushed to death.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 19th of September 1909

    Victim of Leopold & Loeb aka The Perfect Murderers Bobby Franks is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of September 1911

    Writer William Gerald Golding known for Lord of the Flies is born in 47 Mountwise, Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of September 1912

    Oberstabsarzt in Buchenwald Erwin Oskar Ding-Schuler known for his medical experiments with infective agents for spotted fever, yellow fever, smallpox, typhus and cholera is born in Bitterfeld, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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    91 Years Ago Today He Came from the Batcave

    Wednesday 19th of September 1928

    Actor Adam West known for his role as Batman is born as William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, United States.


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    90 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of September 1929

    Murderess Gertrude Baniszewski aka Gertrude Wright is born as Gertrude Nadine Van Fossan in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.


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    86 Years Ago Today He Was not Illya Kuryakin

    Tuesday 19th of September 1933

    Actor David Keith McCallum known from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.


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    85 Years Ago Today He Was Boxed in

    Wednesday 19th of September 1934

    35-year-old Kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann is arrested and charged with the kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr in Needham Avenue and East 222nd Street, New York, Bronx, New York, United States.

    Hauptmann attempted to get away by ignoring red lights and traveling at high speed. As the chase continued Hauptmann was accidentally boxed in by a municipal sprinkler truck between 178th Street and East Tremont Avenue.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 19th of September 1934

    Music entrepreneur Brian Samuel Epstein aka The Beatle-Making Prince of Pop known for discovering The Beatles is born in 27 Anfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of September 1941

    Singer-songwriter Cass Elliot aka Mama Cass known from The Mamas & the Papas is born as Ellen Naomi Cohen in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of September 1947

    Member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Nancy Ling Perry aka Nancy Devoto aka Lynn Ledworth aka Fahizah is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of September 1947

    Murderer Charles Henry Jenkins is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 23 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Friday 19th of September 1947

    Murderer Christopher James Geraghty is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 21 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Monday 19th of September 1949

    Fashion model Leslie Hornby aka Twiggy is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of September 1961

    Betty & Barney Hill known from Zeta Reticuli Incident are believed to be abducted for several hours by extraterrestials in Indian Head, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire, United States.

    The  'Hill Abduction' or the 'Zeta Reticuli Incident' became the first widely published UFO abduction case in the United States.


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    43 Years Ago Today He Mistook the Highway for a Runway

    Sunday 19th of September 1976

    154 die in Turkish Airlines Flight 452 Boeing 727-200 crash in Karatepe, Isparta, Turkey.

    Seeing the lights of a 4.000 metres long straight highway north of Isparta city, the first officer mistook it for the runway. As the aircraft was at 150 metres the captain returned to the cockpit and became aware of the fact that the aircraft was descending onto a highway with truck traffic on it. He initiated a sudden climb with full power but the heavily loaded aircraft struck the slope of a hill at Karatepe with its right wing and crashed.


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    42 Years Ago Today Her Marriage Ended After Only Six Weeks

    Monday 19th of September 1977

    14-year-old Serial killer Christine Laverne Falling aka The Babysitter Killer is forced by her parents to marry a 20-year-old man called Goober Falling in Blountstown, Florida, United States.

    Falling's marriage which resulted in almost daily quarrels and altercations ended in divorce after only six weeks.


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    41 Years Ago Today The Milk Was Petrol

    Tuesday 19th of September 1978

    Evangelical priest Rolf Günther commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 41 in Kirche Zum Heiligen Kreuz, Falkenstein, Sachsen, Germany.

    Günther carried two 20l milk canisters filled with petrol and poured them over himself before the altar while 300 people were attending mass. He then spread his arms and let the candles ignite his robe. Two more spare canisters exploded as the floor around the altar was covered in flames.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of September 1981

    Noise music band Club Moral play their first concert at 'Das Konzil' in Künstlerhaus, Reuchlinstraße 4b, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    38 Years Ago Today They Faced Piranhas, Catfish and Electric Eels

    Saturday 19th of September 1981

    Over 300 die in Sobral Santos II riverboat capsizing in Amazon River, Óbidos, Pará, Brazil.

    Officials said the riverboat Sobral Santos II was overloaded with up to 500 passengers and hundreds of tons of cargo. The accident occurred more than 700 miles up the Amazon which contains flesh-eating piranha fish, gigantic catfish and electric eels.


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    33 Years Ago Today He Got Freedom at Last

    Friday 19th of September 1986

    Rapist and murderer John William Rook is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

    Rook's final meal request was for a dozen hot dogs 'all the way' with mustard, ketchup, cole slaw, relish and chili and two Cokes. His last words were: ″Freedom, freedom, at last, man. It’s been a good one.″


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 19th of September 1987

    35-year-old Debbie Ann Dudley Davis is raped and strangled by serial killer Timothy Spencer in Devonshire Street, Richmond, Westover Hills, Virginia, United States.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of September 1989

    170 die in Union des Transports Aériens McDonnel Douglas DC-10-30 Flight 772 explosion in Ténéré, Agadez, Niger.

    A bomb placed by a rebel Jihad group in a container in location 13-R in the forward cargo hold caused the destruction of the aircraft. In 2007 a memorial was created in the desert by Les Familles de l’Attentat du DC-10 d’UTA, an association of the victims’ families. The memorial is constructed of black rock in the shape and dimensions of the DC10 airplane inside a compass, with one of the plane's wings used as a compass point, and over 170 broken mirrors to reflect the victims of the crash.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 19th of September 1991

    Murderer James Russell is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 19th of September 1995

    Murderer Carl Johnson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.



  • 14 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 19th of September 2005

    A lonesome chicken and a huge load of corn at the bonecutter's house in Yang Zhen, Shunyi, China.



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