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34th year  -  N° 346                 Thursday, 12 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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35 events for 8 September:

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    1318 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of September 0701

    84th Pope Sergius I dies of unknown causes at the age of 51 in Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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    862 Years Ago Today His Hair Was Between Red and Blond

    Sunday 8th of September 1157

    King of England Richard I aka Richard the Lionheart aka Richard Coeur de Lion is born in Beaumont Palace, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.


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    292 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of September 1727

    78 including 51 children die in puppet show fire in Cuckolds Row, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

    After the barn had filled with an audience from Burwell and surrounding villages, the doors were nailed shut to prevent further people getting in. The Ipswich Journal of 26 February 1774 reported that "It is reported that an old man who died recently near Newmarket who just before his death confessed that he set fire to a barn at Burwell, Cambridgeshire on the 8th of September 1727 when no less than 80 persons lost their lives and that having an antipathy to the puppet showman was the cause of him committing the action."


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    178 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of September 1841

    Writer, lawyer and assassin Charles Julius Guiteau known for the killing of President James A. Garfield is born in Freeport, Illinois, United States.


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    178 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of September 1841

    Composer Antonín Leopold Dvořák is born in č. p. 12, Nelahozeves, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.


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    159 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of September 1860

    Over 300 die in PS Lady Elgin sidewheel steamship and schooner Augusta of Oswego collision in Lake Michigan, Port Clinton, Illinois, United States.


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    146 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of September 1873

    Anarchist and assassin Sante Geronimo Caserio is born in Motta Visconti, Lombardia, Italy.


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    146 Years Ago Today Il Était Ubu

    Monday 8th of September 1873

    Symbolist writer Alfred Jarry aka The Father of Pataphysics is born in Laval, Mayenne, France.


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    131 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of September 1888

    47-year-old Annie Chapman aka Dark Annie is stabbed to death, her throat cut, her body ripped open and her uterus removed from the abdomen by unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper in 29 Hanbury Street, London, Spitalfields, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    124 Years Ago Today Kam Sein Opel zum Stillstand

    Sunday 8th of September 1895

    Automobile manufacturing pioneer Adam Opel dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Rüsselsheim, Hessen, Germany.


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    118 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of September 1901

    Prime Minister of South Africa Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd aka The Architect of Apartheid is born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    110 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of September 1909

    Tennis player and murderer Vere St. Leger Thomas Goold commits suicide at the age of 56 in Îles du Salut, Guyane, France.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of September 1915

    Black Mallie Wilson is lynched for accidentally entering the hotel room occupied by a white woman in Dresden, Tennessee, United States.


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    97 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of September 1922

    Murderer George Howard is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today He Was a Pink Baby

    Tuesday 8th of September 1925

    Actor Peter Richard Henry Sellers known for his role as The Pink Panther is born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom.


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    86 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of September 1933

    Murderer Bryant Stone is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.


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    85 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of September 1934

    134 die in Morro Castle ocean liner fire in Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of September 1937

    Joseph Couffy is shot in the back of the neck by kidnapper and multiple murderer Eugen Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil in Tours, Centre, France.


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    79 Years Ago Today He Was a Beach Blanket Baby

    Sunday 8th of September 1940

    Teen idol Frankie Avalon is born as Francis Thomas Avallone in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of September 1948

    21-year-old Serial killer Harvey Murray Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer is transferred to the maximum security prison in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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    70 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of September 1949

    Composer Richard Georg Strauss known for Der Rosenkavalier dies of natural causes at the age of 85 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of September 1956

    Musician Frank Francis John Tovey aka Fad Gadget is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    58 Years Ago Today

    Friday 8th of September 1961

    Murderer Henryk Niemasz is executed by hanging by Harry Allen at the age of 49 in Wandsworth Prison, London, Wandsworth, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Niemasz was the last man to be hanged at Wandsworth PrisonWandsworth’s former condemned cell is now used as a television room for prison officers.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of September 1963

    58-year-old Evelyn Poirier Corbin is strangled and grossly exposed by serial killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler aka The Measuring Man aka The Green Man in 224 Lafayette Street, Salem, Massachusetts, United States.


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    54 Years Ago Today Tiny Pieces of Fat Had Flaked Off

    Wednesday 8th of September 1965

    Actress, singer and dancer Dorothy Dandridge dies of an accidental overdose of the tricyclic antidepressant Imipramine at the age of 43 in Hollywood, California, United States.

    The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office came to a different conclusion: “Miss Dandridge died of a rare embolism—blockage of the blood passages at the lungs and brain by tiny pieces of fat flaking off from bone marrow in a fractured right foot she sustained in a Hollywood gymnasium five days before she died.”


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 8th of September 1966

    The first episode of 'Star Trek' - 'The Man Trap' is aired by NBC in United States.


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    45 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of September 1974

    47-year-old Serial killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer aka Harv the Hammer fools 16-year-old June Lynch and 16-year-old Lisa King into getting into his car with a ruse about needing help to pick up a broken-down vehicle in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

    About 45 miles northeast of St. Cloud Carignan attacked Lynch while King managed to escape.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 8th of September 1979

    The body of 41-year-old Actress Jean Dorothy Seberg is found naked under a blanket in the backseat of her white Renault 5 in Rue du Général-Appert, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Seberg committed suicide by an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol on 30 August 1979. Her suicide note read "Diego, mon fils chéri, pardonne-moi. Je ne pouvais plus vivre. Comprends-moi."


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 8th of September 1982

    19-year-old Irina Karabelnikova is stabbed to death by serial killer Andrei Chikatilo aka The Rostov Ripper in Shakhtnaya Station, Shakhty, Rostov Oblast, Russia.

    Karabelnikova's body was found on 20 September.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 8th of September 1985

    36-year-old Nadine Mauriot is shot and stabbed to death by unidentified serial killer Il Mostro di Firenze in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Scopeti, Toscana, Italy.

    Mauriot’s left breast and pubis had been removed. Her 25-year-old lover Jean Michel Kraveichvili was killed a short distance away from the tent while trying to escape. The killer sent a taunting note, along with a piece of Mauriot's breast to state prosecutor Silvia della Monica stating that a murder had taken place and challenging local authorities to find the victims. It was the last known murder by Il Mostro.


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    34 Years Ago Today He Saw What it Felt Like

    Sunday 8th of September 1985

    32-year-old Robert Paul Bower is shot dead by triple murderer Sean Sellers aka The Schoolboy Night Stalker aka The Night Roomer in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.

    Sellers killed Bower because he "wanted to see what it feels like to kill somebody."


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of September 1997

    Over 400 die in La Belle Gonaidienne ferry shipwreck in Montrouis, Artibonite, Haiti.



  • 20 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Wednesday 8th of September 1999

    The Pinckers' enjoying a tasty late night dinner in Newton Circus Food Court, Singapore, Singapore.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Monday 8th of September 2003

    Dancer, actress, film director and photographer Leni Helene Bertha Amalie Riefenstahl dies of cancer at the age of 101 in Pöcking, Bayern, Germany.



  • 16 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Monday 8th of September 2003

    An elephant parade passing by the offices in NICC, Museumstraat, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



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