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34th year  -  N° 343                 Monday, 9 December 2019         Antwerpen		
10 Minutes Before the Worm




27 events for 7 September:

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    143 Years Ago Today He Was on His Own

    Thursday 7th of September 1876

    17-year-old Murderer Jesse Harding Pomeroy aka The Teenage Monster is transferred from the Suffolk County Jail in Charlestown State Prison, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States.

    Pomeroy spent 40 years in solitary confinement.


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    125 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of September 1894

    Wife and muse of Salvador Dalí Gala Dalí is born as Elena Ivanovna Diakonova in Kazan, Kazan Governorate, Russia.


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    119 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of September 1900

    Assassin Giuseppe Zangara is born in Ferruzzano, Calabria, Italy.


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    110 Years Ago Today He Dropped to the Ground

    Tuesday 7th of September 1909

    Aviation pioneer Eugène Lefebvre known for becoming the first man to die in an engine-powered aircraft dies in a crash when the plane he was testing dropped to the ground at the age of 31 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Île-de-France, France.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of September 1909

    Film director Elia Kazan is born as Elias Kazantzoglou in Istanbul, Marmara, Turkey.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of September 1911

    31-year-old Surrealist writer Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and jailed on suspicion of aiding and abetting the theft of the Mona Lisa and a number of Egyptian statuettes from the Louvre in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

    Apollinaire was released a week later. The thefts were committed by Vincenzo Peruggia to whom Apollinaire gave shelter and Apollinaire voluntarily surrendered a number of stolen statuettes left behind by him.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of September 1920

    Several body parts and a charred head, presumed victim(s) of 57-year-old Serial killer and cannibal Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof are found in Nikolassee, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of September 1923

    Foundation of the INTERnational POLice organization INTERPOL at the International Criminal Police Congress in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of September 1925

    Fashion designer Laura Ashley is born as Laura Mountney in 31 Station Terrace, Dowlais, Wales, United Kingdom.


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    90 Years Ago Today The Centre of Gravity Was Overly High

    Saturday 7th of September 1929

    138 die in SS Kuru steam ship capsizing in Lake Näsijärvi, Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland.

    The capsizing was mostly due to an overly-high centre of gravity. In 1927 a third deck level had been added without expert help or inspecting the balance of the ship.


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    89 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of September 1930

    5th King of Belgium Boudewijn is born as Boudewijn Albert Charles Leopold Axel Marie Gustave Von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha in Château du Stuyvenberg, Brussel, Laeken, Brabant, Belgium.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Monday 7th of September 1931

    Great Train Robber Bruce Richard Reynolds known for masterminding the 1963 Great Train Robbery is born in Charing Cross Hospital, London, Hammersmith, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    83 Years Ago Today In Came the Cricket

    Monday 7th of September 1936

    Singer-songwriter and musician Buddy Holly is born as Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas, United States.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of September 1940

    Nazi Germany starts 'The Blitz', a series of systematic bombings by the Luftwaffe for 56 of the following 57 days and nights in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of September 1947

    Cop killer Leonel Torres Herrera is born in McAllen, Texas, United States.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of September 1947

    Serial poisoner Graham Fredrick Young aka The St. Albans Poisoner is born in London, Neasden, East London, United Kingdom.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of September 1948

    Murderer Alexander Caruthers aka Gus is born in Houston, Texas, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of September 1965

    Mass murderer Frank Vitkovic is born in Melbourne, West Preston, Victoria, Australia.


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    41 Years Ago Today Six of 32 were digested

    Thursday 7th of September 1978

    Drummer Keith John Moon known from the band The Who dies of an overdose of Heminevrin clomethiazole at the age of 32 in Flat 12, 9 Curzon Square, London, Mayfair, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    An autopsy determined that there were 32 clomethiazole pills in Moon's system. Six were digested, sufficient to cause his death. Moon's flat at 12 Curzon Place was where Mama Cass died of a heart attack on 29 July 1974.


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    40 Years Ago Today They Spent Their Honeymoon in a Trailer on the Prison Grounds

    Friday 7th of September 1979

    34-year-old Leading member of the 'Manson Family' Tex Charles Watson marries 20-year-old Kristin Joan Svege on the prison lawn by John S. Milton, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Arroyo Grande, in California Men's Colony, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

    Watson and Svege were granted a honeymoon in a trailer on the prison grounds and through conjugal visits the couple managed to have four children. Watson and Svege divorced in 2003.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 7th of September 1984

    21-year-old Vicky Elliott is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Bobby Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist in Tampa, Florida, United States.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of September 1995

    Wife of Rudolf Hess Ilse Pröhl dies of unknown causes at the age of 95 in Lilienthal, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    Pröhl saw Hess for the last time on 10 May 1941 and on his own wish never visited him in prison. „Es würde ihm der Abschied jedes Mal qualvoller werden.“


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    23 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 7th of September 1996

    25-year-old Rapper Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac is shot twice in the chest, pelvis, and his right hand and thigh in a drive-by shooting in East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane intersection, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

    Shakur died of internal bleeding six days later. The murder remains unsolved.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Tuesday 7th of September 1999

    A girl on a bus in Singapore, Singapore.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 7th of September 2003

    Strongman and eccentric Antonio Barichievich aka The Great Antonio dies of a heart attack at the age of 78 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Barichievich carried "every scrap of paper that had been written about him over the years, news clippings from all over the world, in garbage bags." After his death, discovered among the clippings was a letter from the office of Bill Clinton and old photos of Barichievich with people including Pierre Trudeau, Liza Minnelli, Lee Majors, Sophia Loren and Johnny Carson.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 7th of September 2006

    The California Board of Prison Terms denies parole to 57-year-old Manson Family member Leslie Louise Van Houten aka Lulu in California Institution for Women, Chino, California, United States.

    It was Van Houten's 16th unsuccessful application.


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    9 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 7th of September 2010

    The Criminal Court denies parole to 55-year-old Murderer Mark David Chapman aka The Man Who Shot John Lennon in New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.



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